Fall semester 2017 (Part of Term)

Great Plains IDEA: Family and Community Services

Course Details

Class Number
Human Development & Family Science
Credit Hours
Credit Type
8/30/2017 - 12/15/2017
Prerequisites: Graduate standing is required

Course Format

Instruction Mode
E-Learning 100% online
Software Platform Great Plains-Other Univ
On-Campus Visits None
Online Sessions None
Day(s) ARR

This course provides an introduction to the field of family studies and related professions that involve working with individuals and families in communities. This course is designed to provide a foundation of knowledge that students will need in the Great Plains IDEA family and Community Services program. This course is organized around theory, research, and practice of Family Studies. Graded on A-F basis only.


Textbook(s) available through online vendors.

ISBN: 9781483384573 *Title: Family Life Education *Author: Ducan, S.F. & Goddard, H.W. *Edition: 3rd* Publisher: Sage Publications

ISBN: 9781433805615 *Title: Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association *Author: American Psychological Association *Edition: 6th* Publisher: American Psychological Association

Course Comments

This course is offered as part of the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance, a multi-state, inter-institutional program comprised of several mid-West universities.  Students enroll at their home campuses and take the course with students from other participating universities.  Information on each student is entered into the GPIDEA database to create a course roster based on enrollments from all universities.

Before students can officially enroll in the course, Mizzou Online must receive a signed Student Acknowledgment form (permission form) in addition to the course enrollment form. Note: If you submitted this form in a previous semester you do not need to submit it again.

  • Click here to download the Student Acknowledgement form. Note: You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader for this. It may be downloaded for free. Download Reader.
  • Print the form.
  • Sign the form. Your signature signifies your permission to share the above information with GPIDEA universities.
  • The form can be submitted via email or fax:

·          Email: SmarrJ@missouri.edu •           FAX: (573) 882-5071

Section Comments

Graded A-F basis only, Requires Consent, Mizzou Online Great Plains, Mizzou Online Semester Based

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