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with an opportunity to explore career choices through interactions with local human service delivery organizations during tours of community agencies. Furthermore, there is a 20 hour volunteer component to this course. 3 credits SCWK 213: Medical Terminology This course introduces social work students and other students to medical terminology and demonstrates the interaction and interrelationship between and among anatomy, physiology, and pathology. 1 credit SCWK 220: Dying, Death and Bereavement This course explores dying, death and grief, a topic of interest to personnel in the human service and related professions. Issues discussed are theories of dying, death and bereavement with aged, and assessments and interventions with clients and their families. Social cultural differences in attitude and behavior toward death as well as ethical, legal issues, resources and support services are explored. 3 credits SCWK 221: Human Behavior and the Social Environment I This is the introductory course to understanding human behavior from a multidimensional, biopsychosocial approach. Here we focus on the social environment and apply theoretical frameworks in order to put human behavior into perspective. In this course students begin to study the person from a biological perspective, looking at the major systems of the human body. We also examine psychological and sociological theories and knowledge by looking at cognition, emotion, the self as well as stress and coping. This course also examines the impact of culture, spirituality, the physical environment and social institutions in shaping human behavior. Finally, this course addresses different sized social systems from formal organizations, communities, groups and the family. Students begin to see how social systems promote or defer health and well being. 3 credits SCWK 222: Human Behavior and the Social Environment II This is the continuation of HBSE I. This course takes a person-in-environment focus across the life span. For each stage in the Life Cycle biological, psychological, sociological, and spiritual variables that influence development are identified. This course addresses the impact of various size systems on human behaviors as well as issues of discrimination and social/ economic justice. 3 credits SCWK 223: Human Behavior and the Social Environment III Human Biology. Examination of the major human biological systems with a special emphasis on understanding the brain and the effects of drugs and alcohol. 3 credits SCWK 230: Human Diversity This course studies the impact of discrimination and inequality on specific and generalized collectivities (groups) in our environment. Particular and specific attention will be given to the more vulnerable populations of women, gay and lesbians, and minorities of color. The course will examine the response(s) offered by specific disciplines (i.e., professional social work) and by the larger society, as they relate to discrimination and inequality. Methods to celebrate differences are explored. 3 credits SCWK 315: Bio Medical Aspects of Aging This course is designed to acquaint students with the biological and medical changes occurring in the organs of man during the aging process. Course will include a layman's discussion of the aging and pathological process of the organs as well as common medical pharmacological, and surgical treatments of these organ systems. 3 credits SCWK 316: Counseling Older Adults This course will identify various areas impacting lives of the "young" old, "middle" old, and the "old" old. Misconceptions, stereotypes, and biases toward the aging process will be explored. The course focuses on assessment, counseling interventions, and techniques designed to enrich the world of the mature adult and their families. 3 credits

Undergraduate Catalog 2012-2013  

Undergraduate Catalog 2012-2013

Undergraduate Catalog 2012-2013  

Undergraduate Catalog 2012-2013

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