This course focuses on the theory, knowledge and practice skills needed to understand and work within groups in mezzo level generalist practice. Emphasis will be placed on viewing and assessing human behavior and social problems within group work practice. The planned change process will be applied to group processes with focus on strengths and empowerment practice. Students will develop an understanding of how human diversity and ethics impacts group functioning with focus on race, ethnicity, gender and social economic class. Prerequisite: 280, 321, 331, ENGL 103, 104, SOCL 125, admission to the social work program.