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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 201 (West)                                                    

SUMMER 2017 Syllabus 


WEEK 4:  May 30 & June 1, 2017  God bless our veterans and their families this Memorial Day Weekend.....

*  Read through Chap 3: "American Ways of Love". Review Power Point Chap 3 (See link next page).  "Romantic vs Realist" survey on pp. 70 & 71 (Here is link for survey)

* Here is "Romantic vs. Realist" assignment (please disregard "Due Date in link")

* Read through Chap 4: "Gender Convergence"; review Power Point.  Discussionand in-class exercise on Tues, 5/30.  

*** First Exam on Thurs, June 1, covering Chaps 1-4, terms and concepts. StudyGuide will be uploaded on website.  Multiple Choice, 30 questions, Scantron 882-e  and #2 pencil required. 

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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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