[ARCHIVED CATALOG] 2018-2019 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
    Sep 24, 2023  
[ARCHIVED CATALOG] 2018-2019 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SWK 314 - Human Behavior in the Social Environment:Person, Environment, and the Life

3 credits
Prerequisite(s): Junior Standing in Social Work
This course provides a framework for understanding human behavior in the social environment in social work practice as a multidimensional, multi-theoretical and multifaceted approach.  It attends to the theoretical underpinnings that inform social work as well as an examination of the multiple dimensions of the person and environment: the biological person; the psychological person; the spiritual person.  An understanding and of the impact of culture, the physical environment, social structure, formal organizations, small groups and the family on human behavior is also emphasized.  The importance of the changing life course as seen through the person-in-environment perspective looks at human behavior and development from conception through late adulthood.  In addition, this course provides knowledge about the range of social systems in which individuals live; how human behavior affects and is affected by these systems;  how these systems promote or deter human development, health and well-being; and, an introduces students  to critical thinking relevant to human behavior in the social environment with opportunities to apply its principles.