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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SW 350 - Human Behavior in the Social Environment I (3)

This course will cover normal growth and development of the individual from infancy through death. The course examines Traditional/Dominant and Alternative theories with specific focus on people of color, men, women, poverty, sexual orientation, elders, and persons with disabilities. Traditional paradigms of stage-based theories of individual development will be examined and specifically analyzed and critiqued regarding their inclusion/exclusion of women and minorities. Theories on human development will be assessed in relation to how they either contribute to or obstruct understanding human development in terms of individual and cultural dignity and diversity, people’s strengths and resilience, and capacities to grow and change. Corequisite: SW 303 . FA.