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FALL 2017 

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

** Sect #4139:  Tues, 8:45 - 11:50 am, MUIR 155 (West)

** Sect #4157:  Tues, 1:30 - 4:35  pm,  MUIR 163 (West)                                                   

CLICK here for.....  FALL 2017 Updated SYLLABUS 


** WEEK 9       OCT. 24, 2017  

* * * Midterm is coming up: 11/07/17. Format will consist of Essay (15 pts) and Short Answer (30 pts); open book, open notes. No cell phones or laptops allowed (unless using ebook version). Score is 45 pts with +7 for EC.  

* * * READ STI article from World Health Organization data, and  Sexually Transmitted Infection Fact Sheets, CSULB Health Resource Center. (Open both links)   

       * * Complete the STI Worksheet in this link and bring to class.

* * * Review Power Points of Chaps 5 and 6. In Power Point Chap 5, know these concepts & terms: Johari Window, Empathetic Listening, Principle of Least Interest, Self-Assertion, and Conflict-Causing Communication Strategies. In Power Point Chap 6, learn these terms: Propinquity, Homogamy, and Endogamy.

*** GUEST PRESENTATION:  Haven Women's Center, 10/24/17. Lecture and Handout. This information will be covered on Midterm, 11/7/17.   


*** Free DACA Renewal Workshops (Espanol)   Free DACA Renewal Workshops (English)

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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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