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FCS 355 Spring Syllabus
JACKSONVILE STATE UNIVERSITY
DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES
COURSE SYLLABUS

Date of Syllabus Spring 2015 Course Number, Title and Credit FCS 355. Family Life Education 3 hours credit Course Prerequisites None

Course Description A study of family relationships and the skills needed to function within the family setting. Emphasis on interpersonal communication, conflict resolution and parenting.

Text Human Intimacy: Marriage, The Family, and Its Meaning. Frank D. Cox. 11th edition, 2014.

Instructor Jeannie Frazier, ABD and CFCS, Instructor
East Mason Hall-(256)782-5184
Cell-(256)465-1980
gfrazier@jsu.edu

Additional Contact Mrs. Lynn Steward-(256)782-5054 Disability Accommodations Statement Any student who qualifies for reasonable accommodations under The Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 504 of The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 should contact the instructor immediately.

Rationale Objectives within this course meet the Alabama State Board of Education knowledge and ability rules, NCATE – affiliated specialty organizations, guidelines, and institutional standards

Course Description

The American family has undergone many changes in the past few years. The course will trace historical events such as the Industrial Revolution, World War II, down to our current Technology Age and discuss how the family has been affected by these happenings. The family will be looked at from theoretical perspectives as well as practical perspectives. Students will be given opportunities to review journal articles, participate in discussion board postings, and look at the overall family life cycle to gain a comprehensive understanding of how the family affects individuals throughout their entire lifespan.

Course Outline
Major topics to be covered may include:
Building Successful Relationships
The Family and Its Meaning

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