SOC 6620 Human Behavior & Human Systems

Human services professionals work with people from all backgrounds, ages, ethnic and socio-economic groups, experiencing a wide variety of problems. They need to be grounded in understanding human development and human behavior, and know how the social environment influences both. As a foundation course working in the human services, this course will explore major theories of human development, compare physiological, neurological, psychological, emotional, spiritual, and social stages of human development and how they influence human behavior, apply micro, mezzo, and macro theories to explain, assess, and plan interventions with individuals, groups, organizations, and communities, and analyze cultural influences in human systems.