Contemporary Families Syllabus 2020 Fall.pdf - Contemporary...

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Contemporary Families Fall 2020 HDFS 3320-002, CRN: 15823 Online, with McGraw Hill Connect. Discussion and homework due for each module. Instructor : Dr. Miriam Mulsow Office: 289 Human Sciences (Office hours will be held virtually. We can communicate via email or Zoom, whichever you prefer.) Virtual Office Hours: 4-5 pm, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. I am usually online daily after 2 pm. I try to be available many evenings, because I know that tends to be when students work on the class. Email: Through the Course Messages link in Blackboard only (do not use instructor's TTU e- mail). You need to check the email address you listed with TTU regularly for course-related messages from your instructor. Office Phone: (806) 834-3892B Textbook : Public and Private Families: An Introduction Edition : Online Access to McGraw Hill Connect which is required, will give you access to the textbook. You don’t have to buy a hard copy of the book if you don’t want to. Authors : Andrew J. Cherlin Publisher : McGraw Hill Publications Note: You will need to access the McGraw Hill Connect site for your homework. This offers you access to an electronic version of the textbook. Course Information Course Title: Contemporary Families Course Number: HDFS 3320 002 Course Description: This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the family as an interpersonal network which develops over time. We will focus on the family as a context for relationships between spouses/partners and between parents and children across the life course. To broaden our perspective of the family, students will be introduced to theories, research findings, and methodologies used to study features of, and changes in, family relationships . Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: (1) Explain the evolution and current status of family science (2) Apply various theoretical approaches to the study of family relationships (3) Explain the connections between family structure and patterns of family behavior (4) Explain the relationships between family behavior and social-contextual factors (5) Identify and analyze selected family topics in terms of broader social policy issues Course Requirements & Class format For each module, you will read the chapter and answer multiple choice questions based on that chapter. Keep these questions and answers. I don’t think that McGraw Hill will let you go back
and see your work once you submit it. I think that you have to start over. You may use the questions and answers on the exams. The exams will be taken directly from your homework. After you complete the homework questions, self-enroll in the lowest numbered discussion group that still has space available. This will put you in a group that is doing the work at about the same time you are. Your group will answer the discussion question corresponding to your group number. You will answer the question yourself, then discuss answers with the other members of your group. This will happen within the GROUPS function. When you agree on an answer to the question, post it in the McGraw Hill Discussion Board.

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