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Course SummaryRefer to this comprehensive study guide if you're seeking a quick and effective way to prepare for the Thomas Edison Credit-by-Examination Program (TECEP) Marriage and the Family exam. This course is designed to cover all of introductory and advanced topics you will encounter when sitting for this particular TECEP exam.
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About This Course
With the help of this study guide, you could be fully prepared to take the TECEP Marriage and the Family exam in as little as two weeks. Text and video lessons are easily accessible 24/7 from any device, so you can study at your own pace and whenever it's convenient for you. You won't find an easier way to earn three transferable college credits.
This guide starts with a chapter covering such introductory topics as family theories and systems, traditional and non-traditional family structures, marriage and kinship. You will then move into chapters focusing on topics including race and poverty, gender roles, communication, parenting and pregnancy, family violence, work and family, singlehood and sexuality. Other lessons discuss sociological research methods and preparatory strategies for answering the essay portion of the TECEP Marriage and the Family exam.
Syllabus & Course Information
All of the objectives listed below will be addressed in this course. Mastery of these subjects are essential for passing the TECEP Marriage and the Family exam. You can measure your knowledge of each topic by taking brief self-assessment quizzes in each lesson as well as the course's final exam.
- Understand the family life cycle and describe differences in family systems within different cultures
- Relate various theories addressing family systems, conflict and development in family and marriage
- Describe research methodologies employed in the field of sociology
- Provide details about class systems, poverty and ethnicity
- Define gender roles and views
- Discuss theories on love and sexuality
- Convey the use and importance of communication and conflict resolution in relationships
- Compare and contrast singlehood and marriage
- Detail information about parenting styles, family planning, stages of pregnancy and fertility
- Discuss the role of work within family life
- Relate different types of family violence such as child abuse, domestic violence and neglect
- Explain reasons for divorce and detail divorce rates and effects
This is an introductory course and there are no prerequisites.
This course consists of 90 lessons divided into 10 chapters. The lessons are relatively short, with most taking less than 10 minutes to review, and each comes with a self-assessment quiz so you can determine if you are ready to answer questions on that topic on the TECEP Family and the Marriage exam. Instructors can be contacted via your Dashboard if you have any questions about lesson-specific topics.
TECEP Marriage and the Family Exam Information
By taking and passing the TECEP Marriage and the Family exam, you can earn three credits that can be used Thomas Edison University or transferred to another school. This could help you complete your degree program faster and even save you money over the course of your studies.
- Number of Questions: 80 multiple choice; 2 short essays
- Time Limit: 2 hours
- Number of Credits: 3 credits
- Exam Cost: $114 for matriculated students, $156 for non-matriculated students
TECEP Marriage and the Family Exam Breakdown
|TECEP Exam Concept||Percent of the TECEP Exam||Approximate Number of Questions||Chapter Lessons|
|A Sociological Introduction to Marriage and Family||30%||24 questions||27|
|Gender, Love and Sexuality||20%||16 questions||18|
|Communication and Conflict||5%||4 questions||4|
|Marriage, Singlehood, Parenting and Work||25%||20 questions||26|
|Family Violence, Abuse, Divorce and New Beginnings||20%||16 questions||11|
Earn TECEP Credit
You will earn three credits when you successfully complete the TECEP Introduction to Sociology exam. These credits are an affordable way to make progress on your degree as they can save you hundreds of dollars in tuition fees. This course makes it easy for you to be fully prepared for this exam in just a few short weeks, compared to a semester's worth of classes.
Study Schedule for the TECEP Medical Terminology Exam
This course consists of about 12 hours of instruction. Videos are accessible 24/7, which allows you to study whenever it's convenient for you. The table below shows when you'll be ready for the exam.
|Study Frequency||When You'll Be Ready for the Exam|
|3 hours a day; 3 days a week||About 1.5 weeks|
|2 hours a day; 3 days a week||2 weeks|
|1 hour a day; 3 days a week||4 weeks|
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