Prerequisites: formal admission to social work and SOWK 1301 with a grade of “C” or above. Part one of a two-course sequence, this course provides students with the content necessary to understand the complexities of human development and behavior. Students learn to evaluate various social environmental influences that affect human behavior and functioning as well as the ways in which the social environment can impede or promote well-being. Particular attention is paid to life span development of infancy, early childhood and adolescence as well as highlighting issues of oppression, privilege and discrimination. Three credit hours.
- Course credit hours: 3