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Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 2014-2015 
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SCWK 320 - Human Behavior and Social Environment I

(3 credits)
Prerequisite: SCWK 250 and SCWK 270 and one human biology course from the following: BIOL 100, BIOL 102, BIOL 110, BIOL 111, BIOL 112, BIOL 115, BIOL 117, BIOL 121, BIOL 128
This foundation course introduces the student to the social work perspective on human development and its organizational and social contexts. The course provides a multidimensional framework, addressing the interactions among human biological, social, psychological and cultural systems as they affect and are affected by human behavior. Building on the introduction to the social work profession offered in SCWK 250 and the extensive content on oppression and discrimination in SCWK 270, the course offers a theoretical grounding upon which practice and policy courses will build. As a theory-driven course, this course will introduce students to diverse and sometimes conflicting theories that attempt to explain human functioning. Efforts will be made to understand the contexts in which these theories were developed as well as their strengths and limitations; students will learn to evaluate theories as tools for understanding clients in a multicultural society. Offered either semester.