Human Behavior in the Social Environment

This course focuses on theory and knowledge of individuals and families including biological, social, psychological, spiritual, and cultural factors that impact human development and behavior. Utilizing the generalist approach to social work practice, a social systems perspective is applied to understand the relationships between individuals, families and the broader social environment. Diversity is presented in its many facets covering ethnicity, culture, race, social class, gender, sexual orientation, age, and disability. The impact of discrimination and other forms of oppression on individual development and behavior are examined. Prerequisites: BIOL 203, PSYC 171, SOCL 125, admission to the social work program.