Master's Degree - Option B - certified FCS teachers and professionals

Course Information
Family Issues & Social Action (Public Policy)

Course Description
This course allows students to assess how Family and Consumer Science Education professionals can impact family and community issues. Attention will be given to the role of the educator in critically examining these issues through FCS programs.

Paula Tripp
Office: 405-477-4166
Fax: 405-744-6344

Campus Coordinator

For course access questions, contact the teaching university’s campus coordinator. For enrollment questions, contact your home university campus coordinator.
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Disability Support Services

To request accommodations for this course, contact the disability support office at your home university. You must register each semester and for each course. Read more about the Great Plains IDEA process for requesting accommodations.


Family Policy Matters: How Policymaking Affects Families and What Professionals Can Do
Bogenschneider, K
Edition: 3rd 2014
ISBN: 10:0415855587
Publisher: New York NY: Routledge

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association
American Psychological Association
Edition: 7th 2020
ISBN: 978-1-4338-3217-8
Publisher: American Psychological Association

The St. Martin's Guide to Writing
Rise B Axelrod, Charles R. Cooper
Edition: 12th 2019
ISBN: 9781319104375
Publisher: Macmillan Learning

Course Access
Approximately three weeks prior to the beginning of the semester, students will receive preliminary course information from the Oklahoma State campus coordinator listed below. One week prior to the beginning of the semester, students will receive an email with their login name and password. OSU's online courses are facilitated by Canvas.
Megan Janus for Agricultural Education, Animal Science, and Grassland Management. 
Karla Sisco for Dietetics, Early Care & Education, Family & Community Services, Family & Consumer Sciences Education, Family Financial Planning, Gerontology, and Merchandising. 

Exam Proctor

This course does not require an exam proctor.

Synchronous Components

This course does not include synchronous components.

University Members
Members of the Great Plains IDEA are universities accredited by a regional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Member universities recruit, admit and graduate students, teach in an academic program and contribute to the leadership and maintenance of the alliance. Membership in the alliance is a selective process that engages institutional leadership at all levels.

– – Brooke Noble, Dietetics Graduate,
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