PART 1 - To be completed by
Your first assignment is to complete the Student Contact Information Form (link in left column) and submit
it to Dr. Weiner.
You will receive an e-mail invitation to join the class discussion forum hosted at Google. Please be patient. This is not
an automated system and Dr. Weiner has to review your contact form before sending the invitation. Do not submit the contact
PART 2 - To be completed by Session #4
To complete this assignment you will follow the directions to join the discussion
forum and post a short statement (2-3 sentences) to introduce yourself to the class. This posting will be viewed by all the
members of the class.
To post your response in the proper section, read the email that says "Introductions" and reply to that post.
Assignment #2 -
on Rites of Passage Due Class Session #7
Briefly describe a rite of passage in your family. What is the function of this
rite? How is it affected by two of the following: gender, ethnicity, race, culture, religion, or sexual orientation? This
paper is to be completed in 2-3 double-spaced typewritten pages. Make relevant references to your readings and web site explorations
using proper APA style.
Assignment #3 -
Written Assignment on Family Trasnsitions
Due Class #13
Bring to class and be prepared to submit a 2-3 page paper that
describes two normal transitions that families experience during the family lifecycle and some functional ways that families
cope with these. Clearly define each of the transitions and discuss the bio-psycho-social issues inherent in each. What are
some of implications of failure to successfully accomplish the transition? Make relevant references to your readings and web
site explorations using proper APA style.