SW 305 Human Behavior in the Social Environment I
FA 2009 HO
Bachman, Gary E.
Tues. 8:30-10:00A & 1:30-3:00P, Thursday 9A-12P & 1:30-2:30P Wednesday 9:00-12noon
August 18 - December 08, 2009
10:10 - 11:25 AM
SW205, Conditional or Full Admission to Social Work Major
Textbook: REQUIRED: (Note: these will be the texts for this course as well as HBSE II SW405)
Human Behavior and the Social Environment Micro Level: Individuals and Families by Katherine van Wormer Oxford University Press 2007 ISBN-13 978-0-19-518756-4
Human Behavior and the Social Environment Macro Level: Groups, Communities & Organizations by Katherine van Wormer, Fred Besthorn & Thomas Keefe Oxford University Press 2007 ISBN-13 978-0-19-518754-0
Additional Resources: NOTE: The course e-Companion site (www.parkonline.org ) includes required readings under “doc sharing. ” The readings are categorized by headings as noted in the course schedule. You are expected to prepare for class by reading these articles in addition to the assigned text, prior to the scheduled class discussion.
*Contemporary Human Behavior Theory Second Edition Robbins,S.P., Chatterjee,P.& Canda, E.R. 2006 Pearson Education, Inc. ISBN 0-205-40816-0
*Copies of these recommended texts will be on reserve in the library
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It is the intent of the faculty in the Department of Social Work to facilitate learners in the acquisition of such knowledge as will serve them, their families and their communities, throughout their lives. Through the semester, world and local events will occur which may influence our academic, personal, or professional pursuits. In light of such circumstances, the instructor reserves the right to amend the schedule of study.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Further details on these assignments will be distributed in class and posted on the e-Companion web site. The assignments of this course are designed to develop specific competencies. CO refers to course objectives met, noted in parenthesis.
GROUP PROJECT (FINAL) (40 points) Oral Presentations and Group Report due 12/08/09 Instructions for this assignmeassignment will be distributed in class and will be posted on the e-Companion web site.
Every effort will be made to be fair and reasonable in grading your work and participation. If you have questions or concerns about this, please speak to the instructor in a timely manner. This course is part of a professional sequence, leading to a professional degree. You are expected to behave professionally. That includes being prepared for and attending class on a consistent basis. You are expected to present work that is legible and well considered. Assessment in this course relies heavily upon the evaluation of your written material. You are encouraged to rely upon the “Guidelines for Writing Papers “ noted below.
Late Submission of Course Materials: Assignments are due at the beginning of the class on the date indicated. In the event of an absence, assignments remain due and may be submitted to the instructor electronically. The student remains responsible for lost, misdirected or incompatible formatting of electronic submissions. In extenuating circumstances (as determined by the instructor) and with timely notification an exception may or may not be granted. Assignments not submitted on time will receive a deduction of 10% of the possible score per day. If you have a question about any assignment or expectation in this course, please contact the instructor in a timely manner. Please be aware that there is no extra credit work in this course.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: In order to maintain a positive learning environment the following ground rules will be followed:
1. Personal perspectives will be valued. Degrading or discriminatory remarks or behaviors are not acceptable.
2. Discussion will reflect an exchange of information, experiences, ideas, and opinions that have an educational value.
3. If you work in groups, it is the responsibility of the group members to delegate work. All members of a group must present on the project and all will receive the same grade.
4. Because of our sensitive subject matter, courtesy needs to be maintained in the classroom at all times. Students need to arrive on time. Students will not hold private conversations when another person is speaking. Students will speak one at a time.
5. If student’s behavior in the classroom is disruptive, the instructor will allow the student an opportunity to correct the behavior without consequences. If the student’s behavior continues to be disruptive, that student may be asked to leave the classroom and will be referred to the Office of Academic Affairs.
SW 305 Course Schedule:
Topic and Readings
Course Introduction - review syllabus and assignments
Read: Intro to Micro, Preface to Macro, Ch 1. Micro: “Psychodynamic Theory”
Ch 1. Micro: Cognitive theory (CA due)
Ch 1. Micro: Ecosystems theory (CA due)
(Reflection Post due Monday 8/30 at 9AM)
Ch 1. Micro: Empowerment theory (CA due)
Ch 2. Micro: Biological Factors in Human Behavior; Genetics, Nature v. nurture (CA due)
Ch 2. Micro: Biological Factors in Human Behavior; Addictions (CA due)
(Reflection Post due Monday 9/14 at 9AM)
Ch 2. Micro: Biological Factors continue; ADHD, Aggression, Criminality
Biological Factors continue; gender, left brain / right brain, orientation
Essay # 1 Due
Ch 2. Micro: Biological Factors continue; temperament & “mental disorders:” (CA due) schizophrenia, OCD, Bi-Polar, Anorexia, Dementias…
e-companion readings (Reflection Post due Monday9/28 at 9AM)
Ch 2. Micro: Biological Factors: continue; Ethical practice and the diagnosis & treatment of mental disorders. e-companion readings
Ch. 3 The Psychology of Human Behavior: Develomental Theory, Life-Span Theory (CA due)
Topics for Research Paper are Due; Ch. 3 The Psych. of Human Behavior: moral development, faith development, (CA due)
Ch. 3 continues: Social Identity (Reflection Post due Monda y10/12 at 9AM)
fall recess Oct. 12 - 16 no class
Ch. 3 The Psych. of Human Behavior (cont.): Feelings & Intimate Behavior
Intimate and domestic violence
Ch. 3 The Psych. of Human Behavior (cont.): War & Trauma
Ch. 4Micro: Birth through Adolescence Birth-2 yrs, Attachment Theory (CA due)& Brain Development (Reflection Post due Monday at 9AM)
Essay 2 Due in Class Ch. 4Micro: Birth through Adolescence: 2-7 yrs
Ch. 4 Micro: (cont.) 6-12 years e-companion readings
Ch. 4 Micro: (cont.) Adolescence e-companion readings
Ch 5. Early Adulthood through End of Life Intimacy vs. Isolation e-companion readings (Reflection Post due Monday11/16 at 9AM)
Ch. 5. Micro: (cont.) Mid-life “generativity v. stagnation”
Ch. 5. Micro: (cont.) Ageing: Ego Identity verses despair. “ Facing the natural end of life” e-companion readings
Ch. 6 Micro: The Individual in the Family Families as Systems
THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY (An ideal opportunities to observe and try to understand human behavior!) (Reflection Post due Monday at 9AM)
Ch. 6 Micro: (cont.) Family: The foundation for socialization and relationships. (Research Paper Due)
Last day of class: Critical application of theories in practice - Recognition and integration of theories in practice
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Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95This is a professional level course. Regular classroom attendance is both expected and essential for the attainment of course objectives. Material not found in the text will be presented and discussed in class. Absences detract from your learning as well as that of others.
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