T660A-B Human Behavior and the Social Environment

3 credits. (NM) Students are required to complete six credits in the Human Behavior and Social Environment Area. The first semester course adopts a developmental life-course and social systems framework in an examination of environmental historical influences, current social movements, societal belief systems, social structures, and political processes affect bio-psycho-social aspects of human development. The course focuses on the application of these theories in tandem with a scholarly examination of social forces that shape human agency, opportunity, health and behavior. The second semester course requires students to select two “mini” courses on a range of topics all of which have a pronounced focus on issues of power, privilege, oppression, identity, and social justice