Human Services

Degrees and Certificates

Classes

HUS 101 : Introduction to Human Services

This course provides an introduction to human services and related theories and systems. Emphasis is placed on the roles and functions within the existing human services organizations by utilizing service learning or field trips to the different organizations, and guest lecturers representing different human service occupations. Upon completion of this course, students should be familiar with the many agencies and institutions which deliver human services and the components of their delivery systems.

hours

3

Prerequisites

Admission to Human Services Program and permission of instructor

HUS 102 : Introduction to Casework

In this course the basic principles and procedures in problem resolution are examined through the presentation of cases, problems, and solutions. Emphasis is placed on the application and effective role of the case aide. Upon completion of this course, the student will be familiar with the procedures for making referrals and sharing information with the professional staff.

hours

3

Prerequisites

Admission to Human Services Program and permission of instructor

HUS 110 : Special Education Issues and Interventions

This course is designed to present basic concepts and practices in special education. Emphasis is placed on the acceptance of persons with disabilities and/or special instruction needs. The use of behavior modification and other behavioral training techniques will be included. Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to optimize learning opportunities for the gifted/talented student and to utilize techniques to enhance the quality of life for persons with disabilities.

hours

3

Prerequisites

Admission to Human Services Program and permission of instructor

HUS 112 : Activity Therapy

This course provides an overview of various activity therapies. Emphasis is on the use of activity therapies to increase self-esteem, dignity, social interaction and for physical, social, emotional and intellectual development. Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to present different therapies and techniques for use in agencies, hospitals, and other settings.

hours

3

Prerequisites

Admission to Human Services Program and permission of instructor

HUS 113 : Group Dynamics

This course introduces the concepts related to the functioning of small and large groups. Emphasis is on the understanding of behavior and the role of the group leader and members in the group process. The effects of verbal and non-verbal communication on behavior are included. Upon completion of this course, the student should have an understanding of the role and function of groups, both as a member and facilitator.

hours

3

Prerequisites

Admission to Human Services Program and permission of instructor

HUS 131 : Problems of Children and Youth

This course provides the student with the understanding of the emotional, social, psychological, and physical needs of children and youth. Emphasis is placed on the influences and responsibilities of natural and surrogate parents and the nature and cause of the more common problems of children and youth. Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to assist with problem prevention and common problem resolution for these age groups.

hours

3

Prerequisites

Admission to Human Services Program and permission of instructor

HUS 133 : Geriatrics

This course introduces the need for making adjustments to retirement. Course topics include activities, hobbies and community agencies available for the aged. Emphasis is placed on common psychological and physical problems for the aging. Upon completion of this course, the student will have learned the many services available to the elderly and techniques to help them accept the changes in later life.

hours

3

Prerequisites

Admission to Human Services Program and permission of instructor

HUS 138 : Counseling from a Cultural Perspective

This course introduces problems facing minorities and the importance of the counselor's knowledge of, and sensitivity to, the minority client experience. Emphasis is placed on how the counselor and mental health practitioner can maximize effectiveness when working with a culturally diverse population. Upon completion of this course, the student will have an understanding of how to establish a counseling relationship with culturally diverse clients.

hours

3

Prerequisites

Admission to Human Services Program and permission of instructor

HUS 211 : Introduction: Alcohol and Drug Prevention and Abuse

This course is an introduction to the factors involved in the prevention, use, and abuse of alcohol and drugs. Emphasis is on a basic orientation to the field of alcohol and drug education and treatment. Upon completion of this course, the student will be aware of the importance of the historical, physiological, sociological, psychological and economic factors involved in substance abuse.

hours

3

Prerequisites

Admission to Human Services Program and permission of instructor

HUS 212 : Prevention Resources in Drug and Alcohol Abuse

This course will examine the roles and functions of helping professionals and paraprofessionals concerned with prevention of and solutions to alcohol and drug abuse. Emphasis will be placed on abuse as a community problem and the need for organized efforts toward prevention. Topics will include local, state and federal alcohol and drug abuse prevention programs. Upon completion of this course the student will be able to utilize available material in creating new approaches to educating the community, group, and individuals in the area of alcohol abuse. The student will also have an awareness of resources available and the need for community, regional and state cooperation in abuse prevention.

hours

3

Prerequisites

Admission to Human Services Program and permission of instructor

HUS 214 : Working with the Chemically Dependent

This course introduces the purpose, structure and techniques employed in working with the chemically dependent and other persons involved. Emphasis is placed on the role of the helper(s) as well as the professional obligation of the counselor. Upon completion of this course, the student will be familiar with classical therapy techniques as well as more current approaches.

hours

3

Prerequisites

Admission to Human Services Program and permission of instructor

HUS 215 : Working with the Family of the Chemically Dependent

This course provides an in-depth study of the therapeutic techniques used in working with the family of the chemically dependent with careful exploration given to the psychodynamics of family interaction. Topics include the etiology, perpetuation, and treatment of alcoholism. Emphasis is placed on family and group counseling techniques. Upon completion the student will have the ability to conduct therapeutic sessions with the family of the chemically dependent.

hours

3

Prerequisites

Admission to Human Services Program and permission of instructor

HUS 216 : Relapse Prevention

This course focuses on information needed to prevent an addiction relapse. Topics include identifying client needs and assisting in utilizing available support systems and community resources. Emphasis will be placed on procedures and strategies utilized by a counselor to identify client high risk situations, triggers, warning signs, coping skills, strengths and weaknesses. Upon completion the student will be able to work with a client to establish immediate and long term goals, treatment plans, resources, and coping skills necessary to prevent relapse.

hours

3

Prerequisites

Admission to Human Services Program and permission of instructor

HUS 217 : Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Seminar

This course provides a review of research in the field of alcoholism and drug abuse. Emphasis is placed on current trends and issues within the field. Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to discuss current research, both orally and in writing.

hours

3

Prerequisites

Admission to Human Services Program and permission of instructor

HUS 222 : Group Counseling Techniques

This course provides instruction on group techniques used for facilitating individuals in seeking a variety of social experiences and interests. Emphasis is placed on meeting needs such as status, security and other emotional feelings in a non-threatening atmosphere. Upon completion of this course the student will have attained leadership techniques and skills that enable them to effectively work through the group process.

hours

3

Prerequisites

Admission to Human Services Program and permission of instructor

HUS 223 : Guidance and Counseling Technique

This course provides an introduction to the role and function of guidance and counseling with various types of clients. Emphasis is placed on the different models of behavior.

hours

3

Prerequisites

Admission to Human Services Program and permission of instructor

HUS 224 : Clinical Internship I

This course includes field experience in agencies, treatment centers, hospitals, institutions, outpatient clinics, etc. Emphasis is placed on "hands-on" experience under the supervision of professional staff workers. Upon completion of this course, the student will have an understanding of the role of the human service worker through an observational experience with professional staff.

hours

3

Prerequisites

Admission to Human Services Program and advisor approval

HUS 225 : Clinical Internship II

This course includes field experience in agencies, treatment centers, hospitals, institutions, outpatient clinics, etc. Emphasis is placed on implementing previously learned theory and techniques. The student will work under the supervision of the agency's professional staff. Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to apply theories and techniques to practice in the clinical setting.

hours

3

Prerequisites

Admission to Human Services Program and advisor approval

HUS 226 : Clinical Internship III

This course provides additional field experience in agencies, treatment centers, hospitals and other treatment facilities. Emphasis is placed on implementing previously learned theory and techniques under the supervision of the agency's professional staff. Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to apply theories and techniques to practice in the clinical setting.

hours

3

Prerequisites

Admission to Human Services Program and advisor approval