Human Behavior and the Social Environment is a sequence of two courses, focusing on human development and interactions in the context of the social environment. Throughout the sequence, a person-in-environment perspective is utilized to interpret the experiences of individuals, families, groups and communities. These are evaluated in the light of social work values and ethics, specifically social and environmental justice. The first course in the sequence addresses the human life cycle in the context of the social environment. Multiple theoretical perspectives of human social behavior are examined. Each perspective is assessed with regard to its strengths and limitations, and its relevance to generalist social work practice.
Liberal Arts
Prerequisite(s): BIO100 or BIO103, PSY101, SOC101, MAT161, 2.5 cumulative GPA, junior social work major.
Semester(s) Offered: Fall.