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Online Summer Course Open to Undergrads: SW 101-Social Context & Human Biology

Posted by Tim on April 11, 2016 in Academics, Summer Courses

Course Description: Reg No. #10334, This undergraduate course will provide a foundational understanding of human biology with emphasis on the biological bases of behaviors and issues of concern to social workers. This course is designed to meet the human biology prerequisites for Masters in Social Work students, and will cover the basics of human biology including anatomical systems and structures, development from conception through aging and death, genetics, evolution, and biological and environmental interactions. The focus of the course is not only on biology but also on the critical analysis of the interplay between human biology and social issues. Discussions will cover the biological bases of phenomena including but not limited to addictions, mental illness, sexuality, and aggression. Emphasis throughout the course also will be placed on biological processes related to trauma and stress.

Course Dates: This online course will be offered from May 31 – August 5, 2016, utilizing Blackboard CMS, video lectures, online quizzes, mid-term and final paper.

Instructor: Elaine Hammond (see video introduction)