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Dr. Susan Sage Heinzelman, Director 2505 University Avenue, A4900, Burdine Hall 536, Austin Texas 78712 • 512-471-5765

Spring 2004

WGS 301 • Family Relationships

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
44420 MWF
2:00 PM-3:00 PM
RLM 5.104

Course Description

PLEASE CHECK WITH THE INSTRUCTOR(S) TO ASSURE ACCURACY OF THIS DESCRIPTION DESCRIPTION: This course is an overview of the study of marriages and families in the United States. The course includes such topics as courtship, marriage, parenting, the aging family, and family crises. Emphasis is placed on applying research findings to personal decisions about intimate relationships. COURSE OBJECTIVES: A student who completes this course will be able to: 1. describe concepts used to study the processes that govern marriage and family life; 2. describe important research evidence regarding mate selection; marital interaction, satisfaction, and stability; and family relationships; and 3. apply the content of this course toward an understanding of his/her own dating, marriage, and family experiences and goals.

Grading Policy

GRADING: Final grades are based upon the average standard score earned for the three exams and the quizzes. To determine final grades, standardized quiz scores will be totaled after the lowest score is dropped, then averaged with the standard scores earned on each exam. Thus, each exam contributes 25% towards final grades and quiz scores (taken together) contribute 25%.


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