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Fundamentals of Working with People


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Course level: Lower Division

This course is designed to build a general overview of how to work with people. A correlation between life, family, goals, and losses is folded into the concept of working with people. This course explores the understanding of people from a high level overview, to a foundational level of how them can they be helped. Key factors are unlocked including, race, gender, social class, religious contexts and ability to achieve. The role and structure of families is explored. Emphasis is placed on how to connect people in need to services available. Students will also have an opportunity to reflect on their own biases and develop methods to avoid bias while working with people in need.

What you'll learn

Course skills and outcomes

Inter-family Relationships and You

The Modern Family

Conflict and Family Challenges

Duress and Turmoil in the Lives of People

Obstacles and Opportunities


Why take courses at University of Phoenix

Accreditation that matters

We’ve been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission ( 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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Credit Transfer

Credit Transfer

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