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Human Behavior in Social Environment
HUM BEHAV/S.E.
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
OTHER:
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001