Principles of FYCS
FYC 3001 Fall 2010
Section # 3813, FAB 0105—MWF 10:40-11:30
Dale Pracht, Ph.D.
Wed. 2:00-4:00 pm
Or by appointment.
Department of Family, Youth
3014-C McCarty Hall D
and Community Sciences
Wed. 10:30-12:30 pm
Thurs. 1:30-3:30 pm
3086 McCarty Hall B (352) 273-3513
This course is an introduction to the study and practice of family, youth and community sciences. Presents analytic
concepts used in the study of family, youth and community sciences. Emphasizes the vulnerabilities and needs of U.S.
children, youth, families and communities, and describes human services that maximizes human potential and
minimizes personal and societal costs. The course introduces students to the roles and skills of the human service
This course includes lectures, discussions, videos, group work, outside speakers, in-class exercises, written
assignments, web-based assignments, and exams.
The Principles of Family, Youth and Community Sciences course is designed to:
Present human ecological theory as related to FYCS.
Describe the status of families, youth, and communities in the 21
Identify programs designed to support families, youth and communities.
Introduce theory, research, and policy associated with families, youth, and communities.
Familiarize students with library research, resource evaluation, and APA style for references.
Reinforce the intrinsic and extrinsic value of service learning.
Acquaint students with the professions related to working with families, youth, and communities.
Upon successful completion of the requirements of FYC 3001 students will be able to:
Describe the components of and purpose of theory.
Provide a rationale for understanding and using research in FYCS.
Apply Human Ecological Theory to everyday situations.
Discriminate between sources of information.