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

Fall 2022 Course Information
Critical Science Perspectives in FCS Education

Course Description
This course focuses on the special topic of critical science, both as a theoretical framework and as a practical/rational process for addressing significant and complex problems facing families. Students will explore critical science through reading and discussing published works of scholars, viewing short narrated PowerPoint lectures, and applying principles of critical science to FCSE professional practice and research.

Sheree Moser
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Disability Support Services

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Family and consumer sciences curriculum: Toward a critical science approach/Yearbook 19.
Johnson, J.,& Fedje, C.G. (Eds.) . (This book is out of print, so if you can find a copy at a reasonable price it is your choice to buy it. I do have scanned copies of all of the chapters for you to read online and/or print on your own.)
Edition: 1999
Publisher: Glencoe/McGraw-Hill

Family & Consumer Sciences Compendium Series: Volume 1 Body of Knowledge.
Anderson, C., Hall, S., Makela, C., & Lyers, L.
Edition: 2016
Publisher: AAFCS

Course Access

Canvas at UNL

Approximately two to three weeks before the first day of class, UNL Graduate Studies will email students with information (student name, email, and NU ID) and instructions for accessing UNL classes.  For undergraduate students in the ECEMS program, Kaelie Kellner will email students with information and instructions for accessing UNL classes. Students will claim their UNL account by setting a password and security questions. Once students claim their ID, they will be able to access their courses at  Courses may not be visible to students until the first day of class.

Exam Proctor

This course does not require an exam proctor.

Synchronous Components

This course does not include synchronous components.

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