Human Services

Topics: Sociology, Psychology, Developmental psychology Pages: 16 (2093 words) Published: May 6, 2013
|[pic] |Course Syllabus | | |College of Social Sciences | | |BSHS/325 Version 1 | | |Human Systems and Development |

|Course Start Date |February 11, 2013 | |Course End Date |March 18, 2013 | |Day of Week |Mondays | | Meeting Times |6:00 – 10:00 p.m. | |Workshop Dates |2/11, 2/25,3/4, and 3/11,3/18 | |Location |Yuma Campus |

Course Description

Students will demonstrate a basic understanding of human development across the lifespan and of systems for meeting fundamental human needs. The course provides perspectives on individual roles in families, groups, and interpersonal relationships in communities, society, and organizations. Essential coursework components of human systems and development include theories of group dynamics and diversity, culture, aspects of human sexuality, social systems theory, and general processes affecting both developmental and social change. Students will complete Module 8 of the MHF training.


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Course Materials

Dale, O., Smith, R., Norlin, J. M., & Chess, W. A. (2009). Human behavior and the social environment: Social systems theory (6th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson.

Zastrow, C. H., & Kirst-Ashman, K. K. (2010). Understanding human behavior and the social environment (8th ed.). Belmont, CA: Brooks/Cole.

All electronic materials are available on the student website.

|Week One: Conception, Infancy, and Childhood Development in the Social Environment | |General Systems Theory | | |Details |Due |Points | |Objectives |Summarize the foundational concepts of human development. | | | | |Describe the social, biological, and psychological development of an individual from | | | | |conception through childhood. | | | | |Explain the components of general systems theory. | | | |Reading |Read the “General Systems Theory” through “Symbolic Interactionism and Role Theory” sections | | | | |of Ch. 2 of Human Behavior and the Social Environment. |...
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