Social Work | Community Behavior and Practice within a Generalist Perspective
S433 | 13397 | Byers


P: all junior-level social work courses. C: S400, S472, S482.  Open only to accepted social
work majors. This course provides the theoretical foundation about community functioning
and behavior and the knowledge and skills of community interventions geared to mitigate
social, political and economic justice and bring social change. The orientation of this course
is primarily based on systems theory, the ecological and strengths perspectives and concepts
of conflict, power, empowerment, corporate domination, global interconnections, and
advocacy. Within a generalist perspective, content will be directed to facilitate the analysis of
community approaches and practitionersí roles appropriate to address community
challenges.