SW 4164 Human Behavior and the Social Environment

Assessment of applicability of various perspectives of human behavior to social work diagnosis, planning and intervention; general systems theory serves as organizing framework. Student should have a strong base of courses in human behavior.

Course details

Course syllabus: 
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UNI students: FAM SERV 1055 or PSYCH 2202; BIOL 1014 or a course in biology; junior standing
Bachelor of Liberal Studies (BLS) distribution area: 

Students working toward their Bachelor of Liberal Studies may apply credit earned in this course to their degree. This Guided Independent Study course is applicable to the Professional Fields distribution area. Learn more about the BLS degree program.


van Wormer, K. Human Behavior and the Social Environment, Micro Level: Individuals and Families, Chapters 1-7. 2011/2nd edition. Oxford University Press.

van Wormer, K. Human Behavior and the Social Environment, Macro Level: Groups, Communities, Chapters 2, 4, 6, 7, 8. 2011/2nd edition. Oxford University Press.

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Course delivery

This course is available in an online format, utilizing web pages and eLearning, a learning management system requiring Internet access and a web browser. Students may need access to someone who can assist with computer set-up.


Katherine Van Wormer

Enrollment information

Tuition: $257/unit, plus non-refundable enrollment fee of $10 and technology fee of $38 for online courses

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Guided Independent Study
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