Aug 11, 2022  
2021-2022 Saint Joseph’s College Online Catalog 
2021-2022 Saint Joseph’s College Online Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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SW 209 - Human Behavior and the Social Environment macro

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
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to do the following: 

  1. Prepare social work practitioners who develop and systematically apply knowledge values, skills, and ethics in the prevention and/or solution of social issues impacting individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities in a variety of cultural contexts;
  2. Collaborate with and support the surrounding community through volunteerism, service, education, and consultation especially incorporating the knowledge, values and skills as needed from other disciplines;
  3. Promote and enhance human and community well-being through the application of a knowledge base and skills learned in this course, with particular attention to assessing the needs and promoting empowerment of those who are vulnerable, oppressed, marginalized, discriminated against and living in poverty;
  4. Prepare students with the skills and a knowledge base to live in both national and global societies, whom are committed , towards personal growth and making contributions for the common good, as effective agents of positive change.

Credits: 3 credits

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