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Unformatted text preview: The Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology Department of Human Development and Family Science HDFS 360D: Family Development Autumn, 2008 Instructor: Kevin J. Meyer, PhD Office: 127 Campbell Hall Mailbox: 135 Campbell Hall Email: email@example.com Office Hours: By appointment and online at the Carmen website (see Important Course Info) Required Course Materials 1. Text: Benokraitis, N. V. (2008). Marriages and families: Changes, choices, and constraints (6 th ed.) Pearson/Prentice Hall: Upper Saddle River, New Jersey. Accompanying Material 2. MyFamilyLab: This is an online feature made available from the publishers of the text. MyFamilyLab (MFL) comes with the purchase of the text. MFL provides the student with learning tools, pre/post tests of each chapter, individualized study guides, as well as media to enhance the online learning experience. Course Description This course is designed to provide a theoretical and practical understanding of the social and psychological factors that influence interpersonal relationships within marriages, partnerships, and families. Thus, the family will be discussed from a psychosocial perspective. The course covers a broad range of topics, including cultural and historical influences on family life, an introduction to family theories, the establishment and maintenance of relationships, the changing definition of marriage and the family, family formation and parenthood, family crises, and family change over time. This course also emphasizes family-related choices that individuals make throughout the life cycle. Course Requirements/Descriptions 1. Exams (100 pts.): This course includes a midterm and final exam, each worth 100 points. The midterm and final requires your physical presence on campus. There are no exceptions: this is a required aspect of the course. The exams will be in multiple choice format, and will include material from lectures and PowerPoint presentations. The final is non-comprehensive....
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