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Human Services Degree Courses


BIOL 1050 - Principle of Biology 3 Credits; 2 Lecture Hours; 2 Lab Hours This course is designed as an introduction to biology for non-majors. The course will provide the fundamentals of biology for students as an introduction to further college biology courses. The course will introduce students to the diversity, structure, and interdependence of living organisms with one another and the environment. Students will meet two lecture hours and two lab hours per week. Semesters available: Day - F, Sp Evening - F Course Syllabus
COMM 1010 - Speech 3 Credits; 3 Lecture Hours This course involves instruction and experience in giving a presentation. Students are taught the principles of speech content and delivery so that they can effectively participate in a variety of practical speaking situations. Presentations will include the informative speech, persuasive speech, visual aid/demonstration speech, impromptu speech, and group presentation. Semesters available: Day - F, Sp, Su Evening - F, Sp, Su Course Syllabus
ENGL 1030 - English Composition II 3 Credits; 3 Lecture Hours This is a course in argument and research writing. Students read issue-based works and write summaries, responses, and an argument and research paper. Students learn to organize research projects, find and evaluate sources, incorporate ideas and quotations from sources, document their sources in MLA and APA style, analyze and use argumentative strategies and persuasive appeals, and prepare and revise effective, coherent papers. Prerequisite(s): Take ENGL-1010 with a minimum grade of C- or better. Course Syllabus
HMSV 1010 - Introduction to Human Services 3 Credits; 3 Lecture Hours This course provides an overview of the Human Services profession, exploring the historical context and the current structure of the Human Services field. The student will examine the broad range of services and functions of the Human Service generalist, the special populations served, legal issues and ethics and diversity. Strategies and interventions will be examined. Course Syllabus
HMSV 1030 - Human Services Assessments 3 Credits; 2 Lecture Hours; 2 Lab Hours This course provides an overview of the various types of assessing completed in Human Services work. This course presents principles, types, phases, and the recording of interviews used with various types of clients including the Intake and Psychosocial Interview. In addition, various forms of assessments and documentation will be explored. Course Syllabus
HMSV 1050 - Introduction to Social Work 3 Credits; 3 Lecture Hours This course introduces the learner to the field of social work with emphasis on the 'person-in-environment' and attention to a range of practice approaches to understanding and assisting of the human condition. An overview of the history, values, and ethics of the profession. Includes various fields of practice in which social workers are employed. Prerequisite(s): Take HMSV-1010, HMSV-1030 Course Syllabus
HMSV 1070 - Practicum/Seminar 2.5 Credits; 2 Seminar Hours; 3.5 Practicum Hours This course provides the student for field placement in Human Services. This course will introduce the student to the components of professionalism and the challenges facing the profession of Human Services. This course also provides a practicum orientation to prepare students for the Human Services Program. Students will also complete fifty five and 1/2 (55.5) hours of practicum. Prerequisite(s): Take HMSV-1010, HMSV-1030 Course Syllabus
HMSV 1090 - Group Work in Human Services 3 Credits; 2 Lecture Hours; 2 Lab Hours This course places importance on understanding how groups work effectively and ineffectively and in understanding how groups can be used as a change or growth opportunity. Not only is the focus on group process, but the student's ability to increase their interpersonal effectiveness while working with human services clients. Prerequisite(s): Take HMSV-1010, HMSV-1030 Course Syllabus
HMSV 2030 - Introduction to Case Management 3 Credits; 3 Lecture Hours This course introduces the basic theory and practice of Case Management. It outlines case management as it specifically relates to the fields of mental retardation, mental health, and vocational rehabilitation. Topics covered include the roles and functions of a case manager; skills needed to effectively administer and service caseload activity; utilization of community services, and maintaining a client-centered approach to case management. Prerequisite(s): Take HMSV-1050, HMSV-1070, HMSV-1090; Course Syllabus
HMSV 2050 - Social Problems 3 Credits; 3 Lecture Hours This course will present an overview of generally recognized social problems by sociological measurement. Definitions of social problems and an understanding of their impact on the quality of life and the social work field will be implemented. Prerequisite(s): Take HMSV-1050, HMSV-1070, HMSV-1090 Course Syllabus
HMSV 2070 - Practicum/Seminar II 4 Credits; 2 Lecture Hours; 14 Practicum Hours The student will complete 210 hours of work experience at the placement site. This experience provides the foundation for developing the student into a competent human services worker. In addition, the course provides opportunities for students to further develop their skills and to share their knowledge and viewpoints through a presentation, leadership, and report writing format. Prerequisite(s): Take HMSV-1050, HMSV-1070, HMSV-1090 Course Syllabus
HMSV 2090 - Treatment Modalities/Crisis Intervention 3 Credits; 3 Lecture Hours This course provides an overview of the typical maturational and situational crises confronting the human service worker. Special emphasis on characteristics and dynamics of a crisis, the assessment process, intervention strategies, the referral process, and available community resources and services for the client in crisis. Prerequisite(s): Take HMSV-2030, HMSV-2050, HMSV-2070; Course Syllabus
HMSV 2110 - Poverty and Social Welfare 3 Credits; 3 Lecture Hours Poverty and Social Welfare is a course providing students with an understanding of the relationship between poverty, discrimination, and economics. Students will gain a perspective of the institutional forces that impact the vulnerable population of society. Prerequisite(s): Take HMSV-2030, HMSV-2050, HMSV-2070; Course Syllabus
HMSV 2170 - Practicum Seminar/Directed Practice III 5 Credits; 2 Lecture Hours; 21 Practicum Hours This is the Human Services Capstone Course. This course is designed to provide the student with hands-on experience within the Human Service field. This course involves placement of the student in an actual work environment. The student will complete 315 hours of work experience at the placement site. This work experience provides the student with the foundation for a competent human services worker. The student will also attend a weekly seminar providing an opportunity to share their experiences and learned skills with others. Prerequisite(s): Take HMSV-2030, HMSV-2050, HMSV-2070; Course Syllabus
PSYC 1010 - Introduction to Psychology 3 Credits; 3 Lecture Hours Introduction to Psychology is an introductory level course and is a study of the basic human behavior. Topics include the history of psychology, scientific methods, biological processes, cognitive processes, sensation and perception, consciousness, learning, intelligence, human development, personality theory, psychopathology and treatment, stress and health, and social psychology. Semesters available: Day - F, Sp, Su Evening - F, Sp Course Syllabus
PSYC 2010 - Human Growth and Development 3 Credits; 3 Lecture Hours This course presents an overview of the total life span of human growth and development from conception through old age. It begins with a study of the major theories of human development and includes an examination of the dynamics of human growth in five areas: physical, intellectual, personality, social and moral. The developmental tasks and behavioral characteristics of eight stages of human growth are examined, ending with a brief treatment of death and dying. Semesters available: Day - F, Sp Evening - F Prerequisite(s): Take PSYC-1010 Course Syllabus
STAT 1000 - Introduction to Statistics 3 Credits; 3 Lecture Hours This course introduces students to common statistical terms and concepts which are widely used to describe data, compute probabilities, estimate parameters, show the degree of relationship between variables, and to make decisions. Emphasis is placed on 'real world' examples and applications. Prerequisite(s): Take MATH-0074 or MTH-103; Course Syllabus
ELECTIVES There are also 3 elective courses required for this degree. Please check with your academic advisor for a current electives list.

 

 

 

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