Major social welfare programs are reviewed within an overall policy analysis framework. Forces that impact on social policy such as American individualism and issues such as poverty, racism, and gender inequity are addressed. Historical forces which have contributed to the development of current social services are reviewed.

This course is designed to provide the student with an understanding of the normal processes of physical, emotional, and socio-cultural development from young adulthood through old age. This course also incorporates systems theory in looking at individual and systems of all sizes.

This course prepares participants by providing them with the knowledge, skills, and competencies needed to meet the needs of English Language Learners in bilingual contexts.  Participants will study the theoretical basis, methods, and techniques needed for effective teaching in bilingual/bicultural classrooms.  Accordingly, participants will learn to develop lesson plans and materials to put bilingual theory and methods into practice.

The purpose of this course is to present an overview of individual behavior, group behavior, and organizational structures and processes which impact the effectiveness of organizations. The course emphasizes analysis and application of knowledge to improve performance and organizational effectiveness and to manage organizational change.