Dr. A. Weiner - Metropolitan College of NY Course Web Sites - Fall 2005

Purpose III - Self & Others: Class Readings

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Class Session  Topic
   Readings/Web Pages
#1
Overview of Course & Requirements #1, #2, #3, #17
#2 -#3 
Changing Gender Roles #8, #9, #10

In the Mix: Gender Roles (PBS)
http://www.pbs.org/inthemix/educators/lessons/cliques1/gender.htm
#4
Sexual Revolution and Its Impact on the Family #11, #12, #13

The Battle over Same-Sex Marriage (PBS): http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/law/gay_marriage/
#5
Family as a Rite of Passage
#14, #15, #16

Cultural Riches (PBS)
http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/newamericans/culturalriches.html

Rites of Passage in America, The Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies
http://www2.hsp.org/exhibits/Balch%20exhibits/rites/rites.html
#6
Impact of Divorce and Remarriage on the Family #18, #19, #20

Its My Life Video (PBSKids)
http://pbskids.org/itsmylife/video/index.html
Watch the video Dealing With Divorce.

In the Mix (PBS)   Divorce and Stepfamilies: Breaking Apart, Coming Together http://www.pbs.org/inthemix/shows/show_divorce.html
Watch the three show clips (button on upper right of page).
#7
Becoming Parents Families with Young Children
# 21, #22 #24

PBS Parents Child Development
http://www.pbs.org/parents/childdevelopment/
#8
 Review and Midterm 

#9
Transformation of Children to Adolescents #25, 26, #27

Its My Life Video (PBSKids)
http://pbskids.org/itsmylife/video/index.html
Watch the videos: Rumors & Gossip, Bullies, and Crushes.
#10
Impact of Changes in Economy #28, #29
#11 - #12
Impact of Work on Family #30, #31
WOUB (NPR) Transitions: Women Returning to Work After Childbirth.
http://woub.org/intouch/010401.html
Watch the video.

Families and Work Institute
http://www.familiesandwork.org/

Juggling Work and Family (PBS)
http://www.pbs.org/workfamily/aboutProgram_story.html#boston
Read the five summaries.
http://www.pbs.org/workfamily/clip.html
Watch the videos.
#13
Impact of Death and Serious Illness on Family #32, #33, #34

Caregiving with Eyes Wide Open (PBS)
http://www.pbs.org/witheyesopen/watch_movie.html
View the home movie video clip.

Difficult Decisions with Eyes Wide Open (PBS)
http://www.pbs.org/witheyesopen/intensive_common_bonds.html
View all three video clips of the Suen and Bermann families, and their difficult decisions
#14
Peer Influences on Adolescence Reprint, The Nurture Assumption Chapters 4, 7 & 8

The Lost Children of Rockdale County
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/georgia/
View the video clips of the teen interviews and the excerpt from the film.

#15
Review and Final Exam

Fall 2005