The University of St. Thomas

School of Social Work

Jessica Peterson, LICSW

Instructor of Social Work
Phone: 651-962-5800
Fax: 651-962-5819

2115 Summit Ave, St. Paul, MN 55105

Office Location: SCB 201

Courses taught in Fall 2014 at UST
GRSW 540C-02
Hum Behav & Soc Environ 1640-1905 W TBD

3 Credit Hours

This foundation course will explore the dynamics of human behavior and prepare a foundation of knowledge on which to build clinical practice skills. Through a study of systems theory, psychodynamic theory and the identification of the biological, psychological and sociological variables influencing development, students will gain a theoretical base for application to the assessment of client systems. Special emphasis in the course is on the important factors of human diversity (ethnic minorities of color, racism, ethnocentrism, aging, sexism, sexual orientation, and religion/spirituality) as the affect the dynamics of human behavior.