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    Saint Joseph's College: Online Programs
   
 
  Jan 21, 2018
 
 
    
2017-2018 Saint Joseph’s College Online
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SW 209 - Human Behavior and the Social Environment I


First course in a two-semester course sequence.  Use of theory and empirical data to analyze human behavior as it develops in a variety of sociopolitical environments.  Introduces students to a broad range of theories relating to biological, psychological, cognitive, and social development, and race, class, ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation variables.

Prerequisites & Notes
SW 101 - Introduction to the Profession of Social Work

Assignment Overview
Assignment Overview: 3 mini papers

 Interactivity: None

Final Assessment Presentation and paper on same topic

Course Learning Objectives
Course Objectives:

  • Make ethical decisions by applying the standards of the NASW Code of Ethics, relevant laws regulations, models for ethical decision-making, ethical conduct of research, and additional codes of ethics as appropriate to context
  • Demonstrate professional demeanor in behavior, appearance, and oral, written, and electronic communication
  • Apply and communicate understanding of the importance of diversity and difference in shaping life experiences in practice at the micro, mezzo and macro levels
  • Present themselves as learners and engage clients and constituencies as experts of their own experiences
  • Apply self-awareness and self-regulation to manage the influence of personal biases and values in working with diverse clients and constituencies
  • Advance Human Rights and Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice
  • Engage in practices that advance social economic, and environmental justice
  • Assess how social welfare and economic policies impact the delivery of and access to social services
  • Apply knowledge of human behavior and the social environment, person-in-environment, and other multidisciplinary theoretical frameworks to engage with clients and constituencies
  • Use empathy, reflection, and interpersonal skills to effectively engage diverse clients and constituencies
  • Collect and organize data, and apply critical thinking to interpret information from clients and constituencies
  • Apply knowledge of human behavior and the social environment, person-in-environment, and other multidisciplinary theoretical frameworks in the analysis of assessment data from clients and constituencies
  • Develop mutually agreed-on intervention goals and objectives based on the critical assessment of strengths, needs, and challenges within clients and constituencies
  • Select appropriate intervention strategies based on the assessment, research knowledge, and values and preferences of clients and constituencies
  • Critically choose and implement interventions to achieve practice goals and enhance capacities of clients and constituencies
  • Apply knowledge of human behavior and the social environment, person-in-environment, and other multidisciplinary theoretical frameworks in interventions with clients and constituencies
  • Use inter-professional collaboration as appropriate to achieve beneficial practice outcomes
  • Select and use appropriate methods for evaluation of outcomes
  • Apply knowledge of human behavior and the social environment, person-in-environment, and other multidisciplinary theoretical frameworks in the evaluation of outcomes
  • Critically analyze, monitor, and evaluate intervention and program processes and outcomes
  • Apply evaluation findings to improve practice effectiveness at the micro, mezzo, and macro levels


Credits: 3 credits



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