SOC-120FN
Marriage & Family
3 Credit Hours


Course Description

This course is a study of personal relationships and how they are developed and maintained from courtship through family living.

Course Delivery
FlexNet courses are taught via the internet using iNET (located in TritonPass). Students can enroll in a FlexNet course at any time throughout the semester as long as there is space available in the course, except the last three weeks of the term. Students have until the end of the term to complete the course from the time of enrollment and payment. All FlexNet courses end on the same date, the last day of the term, no matter the enrollment date. FlexNet courses do not have weekly deadlines, but it is highly recommended for students to stay on task.

Assignments
There will be 15 topics, six units, each covering some aspect of courtship, marriage, and family relationships.  There will be six exams; one exam over each of the units.

Each exam has 4 completion and 6 short answer essay questions to answer.  Each question is taken from the unit studied.  The textbook and notes may be used during the exam, but there is a time limit within which the exam must be completed.  There will be an introductory assignment briefly introducing the student to the instructor.  There are two student projects: one asks the student to do an interview with another person over topics relating to marriage and family life, and the other is a brief autobiography.  There will be 15 reflection papers due during the course.  Each reflection paper will give the student an opportunity to show critical thinking skills.  There are required discussions that relate to marriage and family topics.  Each discussion involves more than just student opinion.

If students have any questions, they should feel free to consult with the instructor.  The student enrolled in a FlexNet course needs to be motivated in order to complete the course without the direct supervision of an instructor.

Instructor: Rebecca Haroldson
Phone:

E-mail: haroldson@iowacentral.edu