Oct 01, 2020  
2019 - 2020 Saint Joseph’s College Online Catalog 
2019 - 2020 Saint Joseph’s College Online Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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SW 208 - Human Behavior and the Social Environment micro

Use of theory and empirical data to analyze human behavior, as it develops in a variety of sociopolitical environments.  Introduces a broad range of theories relating to biological, psychological, cognitive, and social development.  Focuses of the social, physical and intellectual development of the human being, from birth through death.  Semester-long inquiry describing how persons are in a continual state of growth throughout their life cycle.  Each new epic in their life span presents the person with new challenges, though changes in their physical, social and emotional environments.  Provides students with content about differences and similarities in the experiences, needs, and beliefs of people to enable them as social work practitioners to assess and serve diverse populations, including those distinguished by race, ethnicity, culture, class, gender, sexual orientation, religion, physical or mental ability, age, and national origin.  Focuses on studying individuals and families.

Prerequisites & Notes
Prerequisite:  SW101

Assignment Overview
Assignment Overview:

Assignments: 2 exams, discussions

Interactivity limited

Final Assessment: Paper

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
  • Use reflection and self-regulation to manage personal values and maintain professionalism in practice situations
  • Apply and communicate understanding of the importance of diversity and difference in shaping life experiences in practice at the micro, mezzo and macro levels
  • Use practice experience and theory to inform scientific inquiry and research
  • Apply knowledge of human behavior and the social environment, person-in-environment, and other multidisciplinary theoretical frameworks to engage with clients and constituencies

Credits: 3 credits

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