HEC201 Family Partnerships

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Introduces the study of family behavior, values, and attitudes. Covers the historical, cultural, and socioeconomic influences on family development, including ecological systems, demographic trends, diversity, contemporary issues and public policy. Audit available.  (For detailed information, see the Course Content and Outcome Guide).

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List of classes for HEC201 Family Partnerships
CRN Location & type Days & time Dates Seats available Materials More info
41057 Web


From September 21 through December 12, 2020
Textbooks for CRN 41057
Instructor: Melissa E Gritz
Tuition: credit Fees: $20
For information, contact the department at 971-722-4217.

Course details: CRN 41057

Course materials


No textbooks required


There is no additional technology required for this class.

Instructor comments:

 Throughout this course we will examine how children and families function in a wide variety of contexts, effective communication strategies to implement with families, and the importance of working with diverse family units. Further topics will include creating child/family friendly environments and the affect of media, poverty, and violence on family functioning.

This is an online course, requiring that you log in 3-5 times per week to complete coursework, discussions, quizes, and check/respond to emails.

Three textbooks are required: Gonzalez-Mena, J. (2014). 50 strategies for communicating and working with diverse families (3rd. ed). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Merrill/Prentice Hall.

Scully, P., Stites, M., Roberts-King, H., Barbour, C. (2019). Families, schools, and communities (7th ed). New York, NY: Pearson.

American Psychological Association (2020). Concise guide to APA style (7th ed.). Washington, DC: Author. ISBN: 9781433832734 (now required for all PCC Child and Family Studies Program courses)

RD 115, WR 115 (or IRW 115), and MTH 20 are prerequisites for certificates and degree tracks in the Early Childhood Education (ECE) Program as well as this course.

Web course information

No show policy
Your instructor can mark you as a "no show" if you do not participate in your class during the first week. This will remove you from the class. It is important to log in as soon as the class starts to see what the participation requirements are.
Web & Remote Teaching Technical Requirements:
Please be sure to read the quick guide to Online Learning technical requirements.
Students with Disabilities:
Students with disabilities should notify their instructor if accommodations are needed to take this class. For information about technologies that help people with disabilities taking Web based classes please visit the Disability Services website.
Web Prerequisite | Start Guide for Online Learning:
Before you take your first online class at PCC, you must complete the start guide for online learning. The start guide will help you decide if online classes are right for you. Once you complete the start guide, you will be eligible to register for online classes.

The Start Guide is not required for Hybrid or Remote Courses but strongly recommended. To learn more, go to https://www.pcc.edu/osg