Human Behavior in the Social Environment

SSW HB 720

This course constitutes the foundation course in the Human Behavior Department and is a prerequsite for all other courses in the HBSE sequence. The goal of the course is to enable students to develop a framework for analyzing human behavior in order to create empathic, empowering relationships with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. A select set of theories is presented to enable students to examine how individuals and communities develop and interact. We also consider how oppression, power and privilege, and culture and cultural contexts can shape individual values, beliefs, worldviews, and identities, all of which play a role in the helping process. Finally, we examine human development throughout the lifespan, considering the developmental scientific knowledge base regarding opportunities and vulnerabilities present during the different stages of the lifecycle, and the biopsychosocial and cultural factors that can influence individual development. The ability to analyze human behavior in the social environment, drawing from theoretically and empirically grounded evidence bases is essential for all forms of social work practice.

FALL 2014 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A1 Gonzales SSW 119 M 10:00 am-12:00 pm Stamped Approval
Course Required
Of all Students

FALL 2014 Schedule

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A2 Gonzales SSW 119 M 2:00 pm-4:00 pm Stamped Approval
Course Required
Of all Students

FALL 2014 Schedule

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A3 DelMonico SED 208 M 2:00 pm-4:00 pm Stamped Approval
Course Required
Of all Students

FALL 2014 Schedule

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A4 Miller SSW 119 T 10:00 am-12:00 pm Stamped Approval
Course Required
Of all Students
Class Full

FALL 2014 Schedule

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A5 Miller SSW 119 T 2:00 pm-4:00 pm Stamped Approval
Course Required
Of all Students

FALL 2014 Schedule

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A6 Poorvu CAS 426 T 6:00 pm-8:00 pm Stamped Approval
Course Required
Of all Students

FALL 2014 Schedule

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Q1 Walsh ARR TBD-TBD Stamped Approval
Course Required
Chelmsford

FALL 2014 Schedule

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Y1 Perlstein ARR TBD-TBD Stamped Approval
Course Required
Fall River

FALL 2014 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
Y2 Walsh ARR TBD-TBD Stamped Approval
Course Required
Cape Cod

Note: this course was also offered during Summer Term

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