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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 5: Sept. 27, 2016

* Genogram due 09/27. Assignment link  Genogram symbols and examples can be found under "Resources" on second page of this website.  In-class discussion and exercise 09/27/16.

* Student Presentations covering Chaps. 1 & 2 will take place 09/27.  Here are links: Sect#4139 and Sect# 4157 (sorry that this prints very small:)) )   These are the listings of teams and terms being covered by each group.  Students who missed last week and were not assigned a team will compose a new team, covering Chap. 3.  Students who missed the last 2 weeks, 9/13 and/or 9/20 should email the Instructor for the Team Presentation criteria covering Chap. 3, and for contact information of Chap 3 Team members.  You will be presenting on 9/27/16.  Otherwise, there will be no points earned for this exercise.

* Review Chap 4 AND Power Point: "Families and Social Class".  Know the definitions and applications of Key Terms and Concepts..  

* First Exam will be on 10/04 and will be covering Chaps 1-4, terms and concepts.  

 *** Students who missed the 3 questions on the "Quiz" given last week will be given another quiz on 9/27/16.  You know who you are, so study the website, and know your group's terms and members.

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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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