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

  • Monday - Thursdays, 7:30 - 5:30   CLOSED Fridays

SUMMER 2017: 

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

** Sect #1310:  Tues, Thurs: 8:45 - 11:40 am, Glacier 101 (West)                                                    

SUMMER 2017 Syllabus 


WEEK 10:  July 11, 2017    

* FAMLF131 FINAL EXAM: 8:30 a.m. (NOT 8:45), 7/11/17, Rm. 101, Glacier Hall 

Scantron 882-e & #2 pencil. (May use back side of First Exam Scantron) There will be brief Class Evaluation preceding the exam, worth 5 pts.

Final Exam Study Guide

*** Review Chap 14: "Family Crises", especially Coping with Crises, Stressor Events, Crisis Management, Defense Mechanisms, Ambiguous Loss, Suicide, and Child Abuse. 

***  FAMILY INTERVIEW Assignment. DUE 7/11.  May be emailed to Instructor by midnight, 7/11/17: (using student email).  Hard copy due 7/11/17 before class starts. All hard copies will be shredded and all email files will be deleted, as per the assignment criteria, unless specifically requested for return to student. 

    * More Sample Interview Questions.                                                                                                                            * Family Interview Sample Questions                                                                                                                                                            * 20 Sample Questions for Interviewing Relatives

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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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