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Family & Consumer Science Office is located in John MUIR 157  (West Campus)   575-6343                         

  • Monday - Fridays, 8:00 - 4:30 

SUMMER 2016: 

FAMLF 131 (Click here to go to the syllabus and course page)

  • Sect #1310:  Mon & Wed, 10:55 am - 1:45 pm, Glacier 101 (West);  06/13/16-08/17/16


Week 07:  July 25 & 27, 2016 

* Mid-Term this week: Open Book/Open Notes. ON 7/27: Short Answer portion will cover Domestic Violence, Consent (as legally defined in SB 967), Contraception, & STDs/STIs, and Terminology of Chaps 6 and 7.                                                                        ** Here is link for SB 967: Student safety and Sexual assault law:

      ** ON 7/25: Essay Portion will cover questions from Chaps 7, 8, 9. Students will have a choice from list provided by Instructor.  List will be available on Sun, 7/24, and students will be allowed to bring draft of essay to class.  (Instructions to follow...)

*  Guest Presentation on Mon, 7/25, covering Suicide Prevention and Loss.

*  Guest Presentation on Wed, 7/27, covering Contraception and Family Planning.

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The Wisdom of  Fred Rogers...

"There is no normal life that is free of pain. It's the very wrestling with our problems that can be the impetus for our growth".                                                    


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Welcome to FAMILY LIFE 131! 










Professor Karen Wells with Mom, son and two granddaughters; photo taken June 2004, 5 months before her Mom died.

What is Family? What is a generation? What is your family of origin? Of procreation? Does everyone have a family?  And who gets to tell the story of the family?  There is a great quote that may be anonymous, but Sesame Street of PBS thrives with these words: "A child's story is yet to be told".

The Family Life 131 course embraces the paradigm of the family "story", its identification and composition, and its evolving structure in today's American society. MJC's Family & Consumer Science Division and Professor Wells invite the students to participate with a willingness to look closely at other perspectives while giving credence to their own experiential knowledge of the family story. It is hoped to be a most worthwhile learning endeavor here at MJC.  Welcome!


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 "HOW did you say I got here????" No way, dude!

I better review Chap 9!!!


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