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BSHS/325

Human Systems and Development

Online

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$1194

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Course level: Undergraduate

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. Students residing in Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Washington, or Wisconsin are not eligible to enroll in this course.

Prerequisites

None

What you'll learn

Course skills and outcomes

Week 1

  • 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.

Week 2

  • Describe the social, biological, and psychological development of an individual during adolescence.
  • Analyze individual and family interactions associated with adolescence.
  • Explain the social constructs of gender and sexual orientation.

Week 3

  • Describe the social, biological, and psychological development of an individual during young and middle adulthood.
  • Determine the influence of Parsons’ action theory to social structures.

Week 4

  • Describe the social, biological, and psychological development of an individual during late adulthood.
  • Describe common needs of individuals in later adulthood.
  • Explain how human service professionals meet the needs of individuals in later adulthood.
  • Apply strengths, needs, abilities, and preferences principles to human development.

Week 5

  • Apply family systems theory to stages of lifespan development.
  • Explain the connection between the community and human well-being.

Why UOPX

Why take courses at University of Phoenix

Accreditation that matters

We’ve been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org) for more than 40 years.

Real-world instructors

Learn from instructors who bring an average of 25 years of working experience to the classroom.

Affordable and potentially reimbursable

Our tuition and fees are competitive and fixed. Also, check to see if your employer will cover you for this course.

Next Steps

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