Social Work | Human Behavior & Social Environment I: Individual Development & Functioning
S221 | 8233 | Padgett


This if the first of three courses in the Human Behavior and Social
Environment (HBSE) area.  HBSE assists the undergraduate Social Work student
to build a knowledge base about human behavior which forms a blueprint for
Social Work practice.  There is focus on understanding the interaction
between a person and her/his environment.  Selected perspectives on human
development, including psychosexual, psychosocial, and cognitive
developmental theory are presented.  The course also studies inequality,
discrimination, and differential access to opportunities which exist in
American society.  This content on race, gender, age, class, and sexual
orientation aids students to develop an understanding of the impact which
these conditions have on individual functioning.