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SWRK/421

Human Behavior & the Social Environment II

Online

Format

$1194

Estimated Tuition

credits

Total credits

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Course length

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23 Nov 2021

Enroll by 1pm Central: 19 Nov 2021 09:00:00 AM

Enroll by 1pm Central: 11 Feb 2022 09:00:00 AM

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Human Behavior & the Social Environment II

Course level: Undergraduate

This course prepares students for the challenge of macro-level working relationships. Students gain an understanding of the functioning of people within organizations and communities and the groups that compose them. Applying a social psychological perspective to group dynamics, utilizing an ecological and interactionist framework for studying human behavior in a macro setting. Students also learn to infuse the empowerment perspective within an ecosystem framework. The student will explore matters pertaining to globalization with attention to the social environment and environmental justice, as applied to the interrelationship between nature and society. The relationship between spiritual concepts, the natural realm, and the inclusion of restorative justice and human rights are also discussed.

Prerequisites

None

What you'll learn

Course skills and outcomes

Introduction to Human Behavior and Generalist Practice in the Macro Social Environment

  • Explain macro systems generalist social work practice
  • Apply ecosystems and systems theory as a conceptual framework for understanding the macro social environment
  • Apply the NASW Code of Ethics to an agency ethical dilemma case scenario

Understanding Organizational Systems

  • Explain how aspects of the external macro environment can impact social service organizations
  • Analyze how organizational mission, programs, and messaging align with human rights.

Organizational Culture and Structure

  • Analyze organizational structure to determine improvements that can be made to enhance client empowerment.
  • Propose improvements to managerial processes in social service organizations.

Understanding, Assessing, and Empowering Communities in the Macro Social Environment

  • Apply generalist social work practice in the macro social work environment to a community building scenario
  • Identify elements of leadership and decision making in a community meeting setting.
  • Assess power in a community meeting setting

Macro Practice with Populations at Risk and Global Community Practice Perspectives

  • Determine how empowerment can occur in the macro environment for populations-at-risk.
  • Describe social work and cross-cultural values in a global perspective
  • Conduct a community assessment using principles of human behavior in the social environment

Prerequisite details

Prerequisites details

A prerequisite is required for this course. The purpose of a prerequisite is to ensure students have the knowledge and/or skills needed to be successful in the course. Students are required to provide proof of prerequisite during the enrollment/registration process.

To meet a course prerequisite requirement, a student must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Successfully completed the prerequisites course at University of Phoenix

  • Provide proof via transcript of completing a comparable course (at least 75% match) or higher level course with at least a grade of C at another institution.

  • Have a University of Phoenix approved Student Appeal on file with the University.

Prepare your documents

During the checkout process you will be prompted to provide proof of the requirement(s). If you completed the prerequisite at another institution, be prepared to upload an official/unofficial transcript.

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(866) 354-1800

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

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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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