SW 578 Gender Issues

3 credits

This course aims to introduce the student to the theory and knowledge essential to an understanding of gender issues in social work practice. The course will cover: current theories of normal bio-psycho-social development, bio-psycho-social factors that affect the mental health of men and women, theories of the etiology of mental disorders prevalent among women as compared to men, and the effects of race, ethnicity and diversity on gender development.