Theories of Human Behavior Across the Life Course I

September 8, 2022

2 Credits – Course Number 7210

Kurt Lewin’s ‘nothing so practical as a good theory’ paradigm provides the philosophical base for this course. Meta theoretical principles are used to understand theories of human relationship development across the lifespan. These meta theoretical principles – connection and disconnection; power and diminishment; purpose and invisibility – provide an overarching perspective for social workers to function as clinical community social workers with a relationship centered focus. These principles are applied to child and adolescent development and to issues related to diversity, oppression, class and social justice. This is the first semester of a two-semester sequence.