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FALL 2016: 

FAMLF 131 (Click here to go to the syllabus and course page)
** Sect #4379:  Tues, 8:30 - 11:35 am, Muir 155 (West)                                                    

** Sect# 4157:  Tues, 1:15 -  4:20  pm, Muir 163 (West) 


 Week 9: Oct. 25, 2016

** Read Chap 6: Sexuality. Complete Review questions at end of Power Point. Bring answers to class.

* Due 10/25: STDs/STIs assignment, 10 pts.   Part 1. Student will research two STIs using handouts in class and Planned Parenthood presentation, in addition to other resources.  First STI may come from material covered in class and in handouts. Second STI must come from additional source and must be different from the STIs listed in material covered on 10/18. Research will cover these 5 areas of identification: 1) Name & type (i.e., bacterial, viral, parasitic OR curable/non-curable); 2) Identify 2-3 characteristics/SX (symptoms) i.e., what does it look like? 3) Give 2 different means of transmission, i.e., how does it get from one point to another? 4) Give one type of treatment AND one type of prevention; 5) What is one IMPACT or consequence? i.e., how does it effect person, relationship, sexual health, childbirth, etc. if left untreated??? Notes can be format of your choice; they will become your Open Notes for your Mid-term.  Part 2. Student will choose one of their researched STIs to present orally to class in 30-60 sec overview, covering 5 areas of identification.   5 points for research; 5 points for presentation.

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* Sexually Transmitted Diseases/Infections quiz on 10/25 covering handouts (STI Fact Sheet; STI article (Dec 2015).  Quiz will be Short Answer format and notes will NOT be allowed .   Handout for WHO article (click on "Health Topics" at top; then click on Sexually transmitted infections in alpha listing).

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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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