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Work and Family
WORK & FAMILY
CLASS CODE: FAML 370 CREDITS:  2
DIVISION: EDUCATION & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
DEPARTMENT: CHILD & FAMILY STUDIES
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: Explores gospel principles and practices related to work both in and out of the home. Discusses principles of temporal well-being, including family preparedness, and the necessity of creating harmony between paid work and family work.
TAUGHT: Fall, Winter, every other Summer
CONTENT AND TOPICS: 1. Foundational truths of temporal well-being
2. Decision-making, goal-setting, setting priorities
3. Choosing a career, paid work, dual-earner families
4. History of and theories about family work
5. Father's family work, harmony between paid and family work
6. Mother's family work, motherhood stress, depression
7. Children's family work
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: 1. Analyze contrasting paradigms and theories related to temporal well-being and family work.
2. Seek related information from individuals and families and outside readings
3. Synthesize information from various authors on individual topics
4. Apply ideas and concepts to personal experience, thoughts and feelings.
REQUIREMENTS: 1. Daily quizzes on reading material, and participation in class discussion, including taking class notes.
2. Paradigm charts (papers) on foundational truths.
3. Query papers on various topics.
4. Integration papers on various topics.
5. Summaries of student-found articles.
6. Final course binder and exit interview.
7. Final course paper.
PREREQUISITES: Junior or Senior Standing.
OTHER: This class has daily quizzes on the reading assignments, as well as a written assignment due almost every class period.
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2002