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Paula J. Tripp, Ph.D.








FACS 50:: Overview

Catalog Description: Family structure, systems and functioning in marriage and other partnerships, parenting, work issues, domestic violence, divorce, and remarriage. Focus on social issues including gender, race, ethnicity, and class. Historical and theoretical perspectives on families in America. Introduction to research in family sciences and public policy implications. Lecture, discussion.

Prerequisite and requirements: None

Number of Units: 3

Note: Not open for credit to students who have taken SOC 005.

Note: This course is approved for GE Area D2 and Race/Ethnicity credit.

Students will need an electronic mail account and computer access to the Web. All CSUS students enrolled in one or more units can create a SacLink account for electronic mail and Internet services. Although a home computer with a high speed modem running Netscape or Internet Explorer would be beneficial, students can use the Web from one of the campus student labs. Check out System Check and Computer Hardware Recommendations for more information about equipment.

Computing Recommendations

Comfortable using the computer and browsing the Web
Windows compatible Pentium running Windows 98 or XP, or Macintosh compatible with System 10 (OS X)
  • 128 MB RAM
  • 56K modem, DSL, or Cable connection
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5 or Netscape 6 (or higher)
SacLink or other Internet Account
Word processing skills
Online class participation on the Web assignments and electronic discussions
last updated: 07/24/2003
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