Course Information
History and Philosophy of FCS Education

Course Description
Students learn historical, philosophical, and legislative bases of family and consumer sciences education. Course content includes the role of family and consumer sciences in secondary schools and other educational settings.

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.


Remaking Home Economics: Resourcefulness and Innovation in Changing Times (2015)
Sharon Nickols and Gwen Kay
ISBN: 978-0820348070
Publisher: University of Georgia Press

Leaders in Family and Consumer Sciences (2016)
Joan McFadden, Ruth Ann Ball and Lisa Wootton Booth
Publisher: Kappa Omicron Nu

Leaders in Family and Consumer Sciences (2016)
Joan McFadden, Ruth Ann Ball and Lisa Wootton Booth
ISBN: 978-1929083107
Publisher: Kappa Omicron Nu

Course Access
The OSU campus coordinator, Karla Sisco, will contact students approximately three weeks prior to the beginning of a semester with preliminary information, and again one week prior to the beginning of the semester with login name and password. OSU's online courses are facilitated by Canvas.

Exam Proctor

This course does not require an exam proctor.

Synchronous Components

This course does not include synchronous components.


The "Leaders in Family" textbook may be purchased from the Kappa Omicron Nu website. Under chapter, select unlisted and type in Oklahoma State University. Select KON member and payment online.

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.

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– – Ana Treptow, Family and Community Services Student,