Institute On Family and Neighborhood Life

Course formats and schedule

Courses for the International Family & Community Studies Ph.D. & Certificate programs are held at the University Center in Greenville. We currently use Adobe Connect for students in the blended program.

What should you expect?

  • Your professor will let you know of both physical and virtual class locations before classes start. 
  • For Blended class formats, there's a simultaneous live streaming of the course, where students can see, hear and interact with their peers and professors.
  • Expect synchronous and asynchronous class interactions. Your professor will inform you of your assignments and what needs to be done.

What is expected of you?

  • Due to the technology used in YFCS classes, we strongly encourage students to have a stable high speed Internet connection. A minimum connection speed of 1.5 Mbs is recommended.  
  • A fast computer with a minimum of 4Gb RAM.
  • A microphone, a webcam and a headset/earphones is a must. Using your computer speakers will produce unpleasant echoes and disturb class dynamics.
  • For Windows users, we encourage students to use Internet Explorer to connect to the virtual room. Note: Google Chrome does not support the Adobe Connect add-in, as a result you will experience audio problems.
  • You will need to install the Adobe Flash player on your computer.
  • You will need to install the Adobe Connect Add-in for your browser. Run this test before your first meeting The window will prompt you to install the necessary software.
  • Make sure your browser's pop-up blocker is turned off. If you are logging in from a different computer next time, you will need to run this test again.
  • It is student's responsibility to learn how to use Adobe Connect and its functions. If you are unfamiliar with this platform, please explore these resources:
  1. Attending an Adobe Connect meeting :
  2. Participant information :
  3. Using audio functions: Please set your microphone level to 65%. If this level is unsatisfactory, your meeting host will advise you to adjust your microphone volume. Note :Turning up your computer volume is not affecting the volume of your microphone.

Questions concerning technology used in YFCS classes may be addressed to:

Marian Turcan, Ed.D, ; tel. 864-250-4664.

Class Schedule

Sections: Make sure you select the correct section number when registering for your class


course number course name time instructor
FCS 811 Human Development  Wed 9:00-12:00pm S. Limber
FCS 831 Community Transformation Tues 9:00-12:00pm M. Small
FCS 834 Research Methods in IFCS II Thurs 9:00-12:00pm J. McDonell, N. Sianko
FCS 892 Program Evaluation Tues 1:00-4:00pm M. Small, A. More de Peralta

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