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Course Syllabus | | |College of Social Sciences | | |BSHS/325 Version 1 | | |Human Systems and Development | Course Start Date |February 11, 2013 | |Course End Date |March 18, 2013 | |Day of Week |Mondays | | Meeting Times |6:00 – 10:00 p. m. | |Workshop Dates |2/11, 2/25,3/4, and 3/11,3/18 | |Location |Yuma Campus | Course Description Students will demonstrate a basic understanding of human development across the lifespan and of systems for meeting fundamental human needs.

The course provides perspectives on individual roles in families, groups, and interpersonal relationships in communities, society, and organizations. Essential coursework components of human systems and development include theories of group dynamics and diversity, culture, aspects of human sexuality, social systems theory, and general processes affecting both developmental and social change.

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Students will complete Module 8 of the MHF training. Policies

Faculty and students will be held responsible for understanding and adhering to all policies contained within the following two documents: • University policies: You must be logged into the student website to view this document. • Instructor policies: This document is posted in the Course Materials forum. University policies are subject to change.

Be sure to read the policies at the beginning of each class. Policies may be slightly different depending on the modality in which you attend class.

If you have recently changed modalities, read the policies governing your current class modality. Course Materials Dale, O. , Smith, R. , Norlin, J. M. , & Chess, W. A. (2009). Human behavior and the social environment: Social systems theory (6th ed. ). Boston, MA: Pearson. Zastrow, C. H. , & Kirst-Ashman, K. K. (2010). Understanding human behavior and the social environment (8th ed. ). Belmont, CA: Brooks/Cole. All electronic materials are available on the student website. Week One: Conception, Infancy, and Childhood Development in the Social Environment | |General Systems Theory | | |Details |Due |Points | |Objectives |Summarize the foundational concepts of human development. | | | |Describe the social, biological, and psychological development of an individual from | | | | |conception through childhood. | | | | |Explain the components of general systems theory. | | | |Reading |Read the “General Systems Theory” through “Symbolic Interactionism and Role Theory” sections | | | | |of Ch. of Human Behavior and the Social Environment. | | | |Reading |Read Ch. 1 of Understanding Human Behavior and the Social Environment. | | | |Reading |Read Ch. 2 of Understanding Human Behavior and the Social Environment. | | | |Reading |Read Ch. 3 of Understanding Human Behavior and the Social Environment. | | | |Reading |Read Ch. of Understanding Human Behavior and the Social Environment. | | | |Reading |Read Ch. 5 of Understanding Human Behavior and the Social Environment. | | | |Participation |Participate in class discussion. | |2 | |Discussion Questions |Respond to weekly discussion questions. | |2 | |Learning Team |Create the Learning Team Charter. | | |Instructions | | | | |

Learning Team Charter | | | | |Learning Team |Review the Week One objectives and discuss insights and questions you may have. | | |Instructions | | | | |Weekly Team Review | | | | |Individual |Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper in which you examine the foundations of human development in | |10 | |Foundations of Human |the social environment. | | |Development in the |Address the following in your paper: | | | |Social Environment Paper| | | | | |Describe the interactions between the bio-psycho-social dimensions of development. | | | | |Explain the concept of human diversity and cultural competence. | | | |Explain the connection between general systems theory and social order. | | | | | | | | | |Include at least two peer-reviewed resources. | | | | |Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines. | | |Individual |Complete the University of Phoenix Material: Foundations of Human Development Worksheet | |5 | |Foundations of |located on the student website. | | | |Human Development | | | | |Worksheet | | | | Week Two: Adolescent Development in the Social Environment | |Gender and Sexual Orientation | | |Details |Due |Points | |Objectives | | | | | |Describe the social, biological, and psychological development of an individual during | | | | |adolescence. | | | | |Analyze individual and family interactions associated with adolescence. | | | | |Explain the social constructs of gender and sexual orientation. | | | |Reading |Read Ch. of Understanding Human Behavior and the Social Environment. | | | |Reading |Read Ch. 7 of Understanding Human Behavior and the Social Environment. | | | |Reading |Read Ch. 8 of Understanding Human Behavior and the Social Environment. | | | |

Reading |Read Ch. 9 of Understanding Human Behavior and the Social Environment. | | | |Reading |Read Ch. 13 of Understanding Human Behavior and the Social Environment. | | | |Reading |Read this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings. | | |Participation |Participate in class discussion. | |2 | |Discussion Questions |Respond to weekly discussion questions. | |2 | |Learning Team |Submit the Learning Team Charter. | | | |Instructions | | | | |Learning Team Charter | | | | |Learning Team |Review the Week Two objectives and discuss insights and questions you may have. | | |Instructions | | | | |Weekly Team Review | | | | |Individual |Watch the following segments of the Dealing with Bullying video located on the student | |10 | |Bullying Report |website: | | | | | | | | | |Segment 2: What is Bullying? | | | |Segment 6: Indirect Bullying Hurts Self-Esteem – Turning the Tables | | | | | | | | | |Imagine you are training a group of school counselors on the dangers of bullying. | | | | |Write a 700- to 1,050-word training report to the school counselors in which you describe | | | | |bullying behavior in adolescence. | | | |Address the following in your report: | | | | | | | | | |Explain why bullying is an issue to study in human development. | | | | |Describe the three components or types of bullying behavior, as observed by researchers. | | | | |Explain how gender and sexual orientation influence styles of bullying. | | | | |Describe how self-esteem affects bullying. | | | |Describe how family interactions are affected by bullying. | | | | | | | | | |Include at least two peer-reviewed resources. | | | | |Format your report consistent with APA guidelines. | | | |Learning Team |For this assignment, you will choose from the following options: | |5 | |Adolescent

Self-Portrait| | | | | |Option 1: Adolescent Self-Portrait Paper | | | | |Option 2: Adolescent Self-Portrait Presentation | | | | | | | | | |Read the instructions in the University of Phoenix Material: Adolescent Self-Portrait located | | | | |on the student website. | | | | |Select one option to complete the assignment. | | | Week Three: Young and Middle Adulthood Development in the Social Environment | | |Details |Due |Points | |Objectives | | | | | |Describe the social, biological, and psychological development of an individual during young | | | | |and middle adulthood. | | | | |Determine the influence of Parsons’ action theory to social structures. | | |Reading |Read the “Functional Theory” section in Ch. 2 of Human Behavior and the Social Environment. | | | |Reading |Read Ch. 10 of Understanding Human Behavior and the Social Environment. | | | |Reading |Read Ch. 11 of Understanding Human Behavior and the Social Environment. | | | |Reading |Read Ch. 12 of Understanding Human Behavior and the Social Environment. | | | |Participation |Participate in class discussion. | |2 | |Discussion Questions |Respond to weekly discussion questions. |2 | | | | | | |Learning Team |Review the Week Three objectives and discuss insights and questions you may have. | | | |Instructions | | | | |Weekly Team Review | | | | |Individual |Select a case study from the University of Phoenix Material: Young and Middle Adulthood Case | |5 | |Young and Middle |Studies located on the student website. | | |Adulthood Case Studies |Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper describing the influence the experiences have made on the | | | | |person’s development. | | | | |Address the following in your paper: | | | | | | | | | |Discuss the family, social, and intimate relationships of the person in the case study. | | | |Identify any role changes that have occurred. | | | | |Explain the immediate and future effect of healthy or unhealthy habits practiced by this | | | | |person. | | | | | | | | | |Include at least two peer-reviewed resources. | | | | |Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines. | | |Learning Team |

Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper discussing physical development in middle adulthood. | |10 | |Physical Development in |Address the following in your paper: | | | |Middle Adulthood Paper | | | | | |Describe at least four common health problems that evolve during this age and how to address | | | | |such problems. | | | | |Explain changes that occur in sexuality for men and women. | | | |Compare the construct of female menopause and the male climacteric. | | | | |Explain the effect of stress, gender, and cultural differences on healthy living. | | | | | | | | | |Include at least two peer-reviewed resources. | | | | |Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines. | | | Week Four: Late Adulthood Development in the Social Environment | | |Details |Due |Points | |Objectives | | | | | |Describe the social, biological, and psychological development of an individual during late | | | | |adulthood. | | | | |Describe common needs of individuals in later adulthood. | | | | |Explain how human service professionals meet the needs of individuals in later adulthood. | | | |Apply strengths, needs, abilities, and preferences principles to human development. | | | |Reading |Read Ch. 14 of Understanding Human Behavior and the Social Environment. | | | |Reading |Read Ch. 15 of Understanding Human Behavior and the Social Environment. | | | |Reading |Read Ch. 16 of Understanding Human Behavior and the Social Environment. | | | |Presentation |Resource: “Human Development” handout located on the student website. | | |Understanding Human | | | | |

Development |View the Mental Health Facilitator module: Understanding Human Development, located on the | | | | |student website. | | | |Participation |Participate in class discussion. | |2 | |Discussion Questions |Respond to weekly discussion questions. | |2 | | | | | | |Learning Team |Review the Week Four objectives and discuss insights and questions you may have. | | |Instructions | | | | |Weekly Team Review | | | | |Individual |Imagine that you are a director at a nursing home facility. You are discussing the needs of, | |10 | |Later Adulthood |and the changes facing, later adults to a potential client’s family. | | | |Development Report | | | | | |Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word report in which you describe personality and social development | | | | |in later adulthood to the potential client’s family. | | | | | | | | |Address the following in your report: | | | | | | | | | |Explain changes in role and social position during this stage. | | | | |Compare living accommodations such as accessibility and the need for health care. | | | | |Illustrate the adjustment and transition from work to retirement. | | | |Describe changes in marriage, family, and peer relationships. | | | | |Identify social policies that affect the older adult. | | | | | | | | | |Include at least two peer-reviewed resources. | | | | | | | | | |Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines. | | |Learning Team |Resource: Brochure Builder located on the student website | |5 | |Death and Dying Brochure|Create a brochure that discusses the effect of death and dying in late adulthood. | | | | |Address the following in your brochure: | | | | | | | | | |How the management of death has changed for patients and families in the last 25 years | | | | |The five stages of emotions, according to Dr.

Kubler-Ross, that people may go through when | | | | |facing imminent death | | | | |Characteristics of a “good” death | | | | |How human service professionals meet the needs of individuals in later adulthood | | | | |The purpose and value of having a living will | | | | |Recommendations to someone who is dying and their loved ones | | | |Week Five: Family Systems, Community Systems, and Lifespan Development | | |Details |Due |Points | |Objectives | | | | | |Apply family systems theory to stages of lifespan development. | | | |Explain the connection between the community and human well-being. | | | |Reading |Read Ch. 9 of Human Behavior and the Social Environment. | | | |Reading |Read Ch. 15 of Human Behavior and the Social Environment. | | | |Participation |Participate in class discussion. | |2 | |Discussion Questions |Respond to weekly discussion questions. | |2 | |Learning Team |Review the Week Five objectives and discuss insights and questions you may have. | | |Instructions | | | | |Weekly Team Review | | | | |

Individual |Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper examining human service interactions in terms of macro | |10 | |Macro Systems Paper |systems—communities and organizations. | | | | | | | | | |Address the following in your paper: | | | | | | | | | |Describe the concept of personal, interpersonal, and political empowerment. | | | |Explain an individual’s involvement in multiple social systems—micro, mezzo, and macro—at work| | | | |in the environment. | | | | |Discuss the macro system response to child maltreatment, sexual abuse, crime, and delinquency. | | | | |Compare and contrast the application of functionalism and interactionist theory to poverty. | | | | |Describe the role and responsibility of the human service worker in the macro environment. | | | | | | | | |Include at least two peer-reviewed resources. | | | | |Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines. | | | |Learning Team |Create a 10- to 15-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation discussing problems in the family| |10 | |Family Systems |mezzo-system and family intervention strategies for the human service professional. | | |Presentation | | | | | |Address the following in your presentation: | | | | | | | | | |Strategies for addressing conflict in relationships | | | | |Positive and negative aspects of divorce | | | | |Comparing types of love relationships | | | | |Individual and societal influences of single-parent homes | | | | |Challenges attributed to blended families | | | | |Strategies to assess and intervene in the family system | | | | | | | | | |Include at least two peer-reviewed resources. | | | | | | | | | |Include speaker notes with your presentation. | | | | | | | | | |Format your presentation consistent with APA guidelines. | | | .

ASSIGNMENTS |Due Date |Points | |Individual (70%) | |  | |Week 1: Participation | | | | |2/11 |2 | |Week 1: Discussion Questions | |2 | | |2/11 | | |Week 1: Foundations of Human Development in the | |10 | |Social Environment Paper |2/11 | | | Week 1: Foundations of Human Development | |5 | |Worksheet |2/11 | | |Week 2: Participation |2/25 |2 | |Week 2: Discussion Questions |2/25 |2 | | Week 2: Individual Bullying Report |2/25 |10 | |Week 3: Participation |3/4 |2 | |Week 3: Discussion Questions |3/4 |2 | | Week 3: Young and Middle Adulthood Case Studies |3/4 |5 | |Week 4: Participation |3/11 |2 | |Week 4: Discussion Questions |3/11 |2 | | Week 4: Later Adulthood Development Report | |10 | | |3/11 | | |Week 5: Participation |3/18 |2 | |Week 5: Discussion Questions |3/18 |2 | |Week 5: Macro Systems Paper 3/18 |10 | |Participation and Discussion Questions All Weeks |all |20 | |Learning Team (30%) | | | | Week 2: Learning Team Adolescent Self-Portrait |2/25 |5 | | Week 3: Physical Development in Middle Adulthood | |10 | |Paper |3/11 | | | Week 4: Death and Dying Brochure |3/18 |5 | | | | | | Week 5: Family Systems Presentation | |10 | | |3/18 | | | | | | |Total | |100 |

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