Spring semester 2018 (Part of Term)

Great Plains IDEA: Family and Community Services

Course Details

Class Number
Human Development & Family Science
Credit Hours
Credit Type
1/8/2018 - 5/4/2018
Prerequisites: Graduate standing is required

Course Format

Instruction Mode
E-Learning 100% online
Software Platform Great Plains-Other Univ
On-Campus Visits
Online Sessions

Study of theories, models, research and skills regarding parenting effectiveness and parent-child relations in the context of Western and Eastern cultures. Included are comparisons of the relative strengths and weaknesses of various parenting approaches, historical perspective on parenthood and children, parenting roles, strategies for contemporary parenting, developmental interaction from infancy through adulthood and selected special concerns of parents. A Bio-Ecological Systems approach will be utilized in this course. Graded on A-F basis only.

Meeting Information

Day(s) ARR


Textbooks to be determined, please check back.

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

Taught through South Dakota State University

Section Attributes

Graded A-F basis only, Requires Consent, Mizzou Online Great Plains, Mizzou Online Semester Based, Course Has Non Standard Meeting Dates

Obtaining Textbooks

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Technical Requirements

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Enrollment Closed!