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

  • Monday - Thursdays, 8:00 - 4:30   Fridays, 7:00 - 4:30

SPRING 2017: 

FAMLF 131 (Click here to go to the syllabus and course page)
** Sect #4379:  Tues, 8:45 - 11:50 am, Muir 163 (West)                                                    

** Sect# 8112:  Tues, 1:30 -  4:35  pm, Muir 163 (West) 


WEEK 7: February 21, 2017      Happy Presidents Day Weekend!  

We have Guest Speaker, Haven Women's Center, at 8:45 am, and 1:30 pm on 2/21/17. Please be on time.

* STI assignments due this week. Part 1: Read handout (article of STI facts) and review chart of STIs for pre-test on 2/21/17.  Part 2: Students will research FIVE different STIs (Sexually Transmitted Infections/Diseases) from reliable source (one is, or Appendix A in back of "Human Intimacy" textbook, etc.) and list the data to complete the following headings, in written/typed format of your choice. (Can organize by using "bullets", phrases, paragraphs, etc.) This data listing will become part of your "Open Notes" for Midterm.  1) Name & Type: identify the STI; what is type or category in which it belongs?  2) Symptoms (Sx) or Characteristics: list 3-4 identifying marks or characteristics.  3) Means of Transmission: How does it spread, or get from one point to another?  4) Prevention and Treatment: List 1-2 means of prevention; and 1-2 means of treatment.  5). Impact/Effect: Give 1-2 means of the STI's impact or effect; i.e., How does it impact sexual health, lifestyle, pregnancy, childbirth, organ health, immunity, personal relationship?, etc.  Please be specific rather than stating a general detriment like "effects could be negative"... 

NOTE: Students must identify at least 3 (of the 5 required) that are not covered in the handout chart.  Please email Instructor with any questions you may have. Here is handout link (article only, not chart)

*** There MAY be a quiz covering the content OF THIS WEBSITE - BOTH PAGES!

* Upcoming Guest Presentations: Planned Parenthood, 2/28. 

* "Human Intimacy" textbook for sale: $75 (student had to drop class). Please email Instructor. Price may be negotiable.

* "Romantic vs. Realist" Survey (link to survey). ASSIGNMENT criteria here  

* For EC, don't forget "Positive People" series, featuring Demetrius Snaer, MJC Professor/MJC Cross Country Coach! Tonight, 2/16, 6:00 pm, West campus, MSR..Free Admission.

*Also for EC, coming up on 2/25/17 is MJC's annual African American Education Conference, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm, West campus, MSR, free admission!

* Calendar of Events: Career Development and Transfer Events 

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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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