Social Work 214-Human Behavior in the Social Environment II

Time: Wednesday 6:00 pm - 8:45 pm

Location: MacQuarrie Hall 322


ScWk 214 is the second of two foundation courses in Human Behavior in the Social Environment (HBSE). The primary theoretical foundations utilized are systems theory and the ecological model, which view human behavior as an outcome of biological, psychological, familial factors in transaction with social, economic, political and cultural contexts and forces. In ScWk 214, a special focus is given to transcultural perspectives within the contexts of mezzo and macro social work including families, small primary groups and communities in relation to the environment. In this context, students learn about theories relevant to groups, organizations, institutions, and communities. Special attention is given to marginalized and oppressed groups, and populations-at-risk (i.e., populations of color, women, gay men, lesbian women, and bisexual and transgender populations, children, youth, the elderly, and people with disabilities). Moreover, ethics, values, and commitment implicit in the application of these knowledge areas in social work practice are considered. This course provides a theoretical linkage to practice content offered in ScWk 221, Transculturalist Generalist Practice II. Prerequisites: ScWk 212.


Course syllabus for SW 214