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SUMMER 2018 

FAMLF 131 (Click here to go to the Syllabus and Course page)

** Sect #1310:  Tues, Thurs, 8:45 - 11:10 am, MUIR 155 (West)                                                 May 8 - July 12                                                  



WEEK 10: July 10, 12         Finals are here!

* * * Family Interview due Tues, 7/10/18. Papers may be submitted online to, or hard copy turned in on Tuesday.

 * * * Thurs, 7/12, FINAL EXAM, 8:30 a.m. (instead of 8:45); Multiple Choice - 50 pts. - Scantron 882-e, & dark pencil. There will also be a short Class Evaluation preceding the exam.  Study Guide will be posted this week.

Final Exam Study Guide

* * * Upcoming assignments can be viewed here: "Encouraging Positive Behavior", due 7/5, and "Family Interview", due 7/10.  (PLEASE disregard due dates stated within the links) These are last two take-home assignments, worth 15 and 25 points respectively.  

Sample Questions:   Family Interview History Questions      Family History Sample Questions                   Ideas for Interviews

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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!