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Master of Science (MS)


Family, Consumer, and Human Development


Don C. Carter


During the past century, vast and rapid changes have transpired in our national life. They have been occasioned by extensive technological, social, and industrial changes and by the emergence of cheap, fast transportation, new techniques for preservation of food, and other basic inventions. Many changes, too, have been brought about in American courtship, marriage, and family living patterns. Some of the most far-reaching changes have been those in the social and psychological roles of the individual in relation to the family.