|Human Behavior in Social Environment|
|CLASS CODE:||SW 367||CREDITS: 3|
|DIVISION:||EDUCATION & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT|
|DEPARTMENT:||SOCIOLOGY AND SOCIAL WORK|
|GENERAL EDUCATION:||This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.|
|DESCRIPTION:||This course introduces social works' perspective on human behavior and the social environment. Life span development within the context of human and social systems theory are studied.|
|TAUGHT:||Winter, Summer, Fall|
|CONTENT AND TOPICS:||The bio-psycho-social context of human development. Relationships between life-span issues and the understanding of person-environment transactions with individuals, families, groups, organizations, communities, economic systems, culture and society are all areas of study.|
|GOALS AND OBJECTIVES:||Study the reciprocal nature of person-enviroment transactions. Study social systems theory as a backdrop for understanding organizational, functional and human behavior within the context of community and social systems.|
|REQUIREMENTS:||There will be four exams including the final.
Complete quizzes over reading and discussion materials.
Two writing assignments will be required on life-span issues and/or social systems person-in-the environment triplex. They will integrate theoretical models using micro, messo and macro systems analysis as applied to the article.
|PREREQUISITES:||Permission of instructor|
|EFFECTIVE DATE:||August 2001|