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Human Services

Course Listing

Fall 2013

Personal and Professional Development in Human Services (Credits: 3) HMSV 180

This course provided students with the opportunity to explore their personal and professional development and understand how values, beliefs and norms impact both personal and professional lives. Prerequisite: BPSY 101 or BSOC 101 or permission of Instructor.

Human Services: An Introduction (Credits: 3) HMSV 190

The intention of this course is to acquaint students with an overview of the interdisciplinary field of human services by providing a historical and contemporary survey of human service program literatures. Students will be able to identify the domain of human services as an interdisciplinary area of theory and practice. Specifically, they will be able to master concepts generic to this field of study and apply them in human service situations. Prerequisite: BPSY 101 or BSOC 101 or permission of Instructor.

Community Psychology (Credits: 3) PSYC 415

Application of knowledge from other areas of psychology to the study of the role of the individual in the community. Prerequisite: BPSY 101 and at least 3 hours in psychology at 300 level or above.

Introduction to Social Problems (Credits: 3) SOCY 340

Normative dissensus and behavioral deviance in society and their consequences for social change and social order. Problems may include: mental disorders, juvenile delinquency, crime, drug abuse, alcoholism, suicide, sexual pathology, race and ethnic relations, world population crises and work problems.

Elementary Statistics (Credits: 3) STAT 201

An introductory course in the fundamentals of modern statistical methods. Topics include descriptive statistics, normal distributions, random sampling, statistical studies and ethics, probability, confidence intervals, tests of hypothesis, simple linear regression and correlation. Prerequisite: BMTH 101 or higher or permission of instructor.

Sociology of Deviant Behavior (Credits: 3) BOCY 323

Theories, methodology and substantive issues in the study of social deviance.

Spring 2014

Human Service Interventions I (Credits: 3) HMSV 280

Exploration of micro and mezzo level interventions in Human Services that engage individuals and small groups. Strategies include: communication skills, interviewing techniques, developing treatment plans, crisis intervention, information and referral processes, brief and long-term treatment, case management, small group and self-help group work. Multicultural and ethical/legal issues will be examined. Prerequisite: BHSV 190 or permission of Instructor.

Human Services Interventions II (Credits: 3) HMSV 300

This course focuses on macro level interventions in Human Services. Students will be introduced to theories and techniques used in organizational and community development, community organizing, interagency partnerships and collaboration, social change theory and practice, social marketing , advocacy and social policy work. Students will continue to explore multicultural and ethical/legal issues. Prerequisite: BHSV 280 or permission of Instructor.

Life Span Developmental Psychology (Credits: 3) PSYC 321

Psychological development from conception to late adulthood. Topics include physical, cognitive and social processes associated with development at each stage of the life cycle. Prerequisite: BPSY 101.

Positive Psychology (Credits: 3) PSYC 409

Research and theories on psychological well-being and happiness. Topics include subjective well-being, positive affect and emotions, flow, resilience, correlates of happiness, self-regulation, virtues and character, interpersonal relationships, and mindfulness. Prerequisite: PSYC B101 and Junior or Senior standing.

Sociological Research Methods (Credits: 4) SOCY 497

Critical analysis of major methods used in the conduct of social science general problems of research design. Two lecture hours and two laboratory hours per week. 16 Week Course. Prerequisite: BSOC 220 and permission of instructor.

Sociological Theory (Credits: 3) SOCY 496

Theoretical perspectives on society and social behavior.

Human Services Internship I (Credits: 3) HMSV 290

The application of theoretical foundations and human service principle in a supervised human service setting. Requires at least 120 hours of service, attendance at an orientation session and a closing session, on-line reflections and a final paper that demonstrates the ability to apply interdisciplinary theories, concepts and principles of practice. 16 Week Course. Prerequisite: BHSV 280 or permission of Instructor.

Human Services Internship II (Credits: 3) HMSV 298

The application of theoretical foundations and human service principle in a supervised human service setting. Requires at least 120 hours of service, attendance at an orientation session and a closing session, on-line reflections and a final paper that demonstrates the ability to apply interdisciplinary theories, concepts and principles of practice at a higher level than in the previous internship. (N.B. no more than two internships can be at the same site.) 16 Week Course. Prerequisite: BHSV 290 or permission of Instructor.

Summer 2014

Personality Theory (Credits: 3) PSYC 341

Covers the major theories and research on personality and the dynamics of human motivation. Prerequisite: BPSY 101.

Human Services Internship I (Credits: 3) HMSV 290

The application of theoretical foundations and human service principle in a supervised human service setting. Requires at least 120 hours of service, attendance at an orientation session and a closing session, on-line reflections and a final paper that demonstrates the ability to apply interdisciplinary theories, concepts and principles of practice. 16 Week Course. Prerequisite: BHSV 280 or permission of Instructor.

Human Services Internship II (Credits: 3) HMSV 298

The application of theoretical foundations and human service principle in a supervised human service setting. Requires at least 120 hours of service, attendance at an orientation session and a closing session, on-line reflections and a final paper that demonstrates the ability to apply interdisciplinary theories, concepts and principles of practice at a higher level than in the previous internship. (N.B. no more than two internships can be at the same site.) 16 Week Course. Prerequisite: BHSV 290 or permission of Instructor.

Fall 2014

Human Service Evaluation (Credits: 3) HMSV 302

Research methods for determining the effectiveness of social programs/interventions (i.e., experimental, quasi-experimental and qualitative designs). Prerequisite: BHSV 280, or permission of Instructor.

Sociology of Aging (Credits: 3) SOCY 313

Analysis of aging as a process of socialization and the status of older people in society, their roles in the community, demographic aspects of aging and the impact of aging upon social institutions.

Abnormal Psychology (Credits: 3) PSYC 311

Covers the classification, diagnosis, etiological theories and treatments of the major mental and emotional disorders. Prerequisite: BPSY 101.

Human Services Internship I (Credits: 3) HMSV 290

The application of theoretical foundations and human service principle in a supervised human service setting. Requires at least 120 hours of service, attendance at an orientation session and a closing session, on-line reflections and a final paper that demonstrates the ability to apply interdisciplinary theories, concepts and principles of practice. 16 Week Course. Prerequisite: BHSV 280 or permission of Instructor.

Human Services Internship II (Credits: 3) HMSV 298

The application of theoretical foundations and human service principle in a supervised human service setting. Requires at least 120 hours of service, attendance at an orientation session and a closing session, on-line reflections and a final paper that demonstrates the ability to apply interdisciplinary theories, concepts and principles of practice at a higher level than in the previous internship. (N.B. no more than two internships can be at the same site.) 16 Week Course. Prerequisite: BHSV 290 or permission of Instructor.

Human Services Internship III and Capstone Seminar (Credits: 3) HMSV 490

The application of theoretical foundations and human service principle in a supervised human service setting. Requires at least 120 hours of service, attendance at and participation in four on campus seminars and a Capstone Project that demonstrates the ability to apply interdisciplinary theories, concepts and principles of practice at a higher level than in the previous internship. Students will also submit their Human Services Portfolio for final review and approval. (N.B. no more than two internships can be at the same site.) 16 Week Course. Prerequisite: BHSV 298 or permission of Instructor.

Personal and Professional Development in Human Services (Credits: 3) HMSV 180

This course provided students with the opportunity to explore their personal and professional development and understand how values, beliefs and norms impact both personal and professional lives. Prerequisite: BPSY 101 or BSOC 101 or permission of Instructor.

Human Services: An Introduction (Credits: 3) HMSV 190

The intention of this course is to acquaint students with an overview of the interdisciplinary field of human services by providing a historical and contemporary survey of human service program literatures. Students will be able to identify the domain of human services as an interdisciplinary area of theory and practice. Specifically, they will be able to master concepts generic to this field of study and apply them in human service situations. Prerequisite: BPSY 101 or BSOC 101 or permission of Instructor.

Community Psychology (Credits: 3) PSYC 415

Application of knowledge from other areas of psychology to the study of the role of the individual in the community. Prerequisite: BPSY 101 and at least 3 hours in psychology at 300 level or above.

Introduction to Social Problems (Credits: 3) SOCY 340

Normative dissensus and behavioral deviance in society and their consequences for social change and social order. Problems may include: mental disorders, juvenile delinquency, crime, drug abuse, alcoholism, suicide, sexual pathology, race and ethnic relations, world population crises and work problems.

Elementary Statistics (Credits: 3) STAT 201

An introductory course in the fundamentals of modern statistical methods. Topics include descriptive statistics, normal distributions, random sampling, statistical studies and ethics, probability, confidence intervals, tests of hypothesis, simple linear regression and correlation. 16 Week Course. Prerequisite: BMTH 101 or higher or permission of instructor.

Spring 2015

Leadership and Professional Ethics in Human Services (Credits: 3) HMSV 400

An exploration of leadership in human service settings and the essentials involved in managing information, human resources and fiscal resources in human service agencies with an emphasis on non-profit organizations. In addition, the course will explore professional ethics and legal issues involved in facing challenges such as privacy, confidentiality, informed consent, freedom of information and information security. Prerequisite: BHSV 302 or permission of Instructor.

Sociology of Mental Health (Credits: 3) SOCY 460

Social factors in the development, identification and treatment of mental illness.

Sociology of Childhood (Credits: 3) SOCY 325

A consideration of the child in the family group, play group, school group and community.

Human Services Internship I (Credits: 3) HMSV 290

The application of theoretical foundations and human service principle in a supervised human service setting. Requires at least 120 hours of service, attendance at an orientation session and a closing session, on-line reflections and a final paper that demonstrates the ability to apply interdisciplinary theories, concepts and principles of practice. 16 Week Course. Prerequisite: BHSV 280 or permission of Instructor.

Human Services Internship II (Credits: 3) HMSV 298

The application of theoretical foundations and human service principle in a supervised human service setting. Requires at least 120 hours of service, attendance at an orientation session and a closing session, on-line reflections and a final paper that demonstrates the ability to apply interdisciplinary theories, concepts and principles of practice at a higher level than in the previous internship. (N.B. no more than two internships can be at the same site.) 16 Week Course. Prerequisite: BHSV 290 or permission of Instructor.

Human Services Internship III and Capstone Seminar (Credits: 3) HMSV 490

The application of theoretical foundations and human service principle in a supervised human service setting. Requires at least 120 hours of service, attendance at and participation in four on campus seminars and a Capstone Project that demonstrates the ability to apply interdisciplinary theories, concepts and principles of practice at a higher level than in the previous internship. Students will also submit their Human Services Portfolio for final review and approval. (N.B. no more than two internships can be at the same site.) 16 Week Course. Prerequisite: BHSV 298 or permission of Instructor.

Human Service Interventions I (Credits: 3) HMSV 280

Exploration of micro and mezzo level interventions in Human Services that engage individuals and small groups. Strategies include: communication skills, interviewing techniques, developing treatment plans, crisis intervention, information and referral processes, brief and long-term treatment, case management, small group and self-help group work. Multicultural and ethical/legal issues will be examined. Prerequisite: BHSV 190 or permission of Instructor.

Life Span Developmental Psychology (Credits: 3) PSYC 321

Psychological development from conception to late adulthood. Topics include physical, cognitive and social processes associated with development at each stage of the life cycle. Prerequisite: BPSY 101.

Positive Psychology (Credits: 3) PSYC 409

Research and theories on psychological well-being and happiness. Topics include subjective well-being, positive affect and emotions, flow, resilience, correlates of happiness, self-regulation, virtues and character, interpersonal relationships, and mindfulness. Prerequisite: PSYC B101 and Junior or Senior standing.

Sociological Research Methods (Credits: 4) SOCY 497

Critical analysis of major methods used in the conduct of social science general problems of research design. Two lecture hours and two laboratory hours per week. 16 Week Course. Prerequisite: BSOC 220 and permission of instructor.

Sociological Theory (Credits: 3) SOCY 496

Theoretical perspectives on society and social behavior.

Summer 2015

Human Services Internship I (Credits: 3) HMSV 290

The application of theoretical foundations and human service principle in a supervised human service setting. Requires at least 120 hours of service, attendance at an orientation session and a closing session, on-line reflections and a final paper that demonstrates the ability to apply interdisciplinary theories, concepts and principles of practice. 16 Week Course. Prerequisite: BHSV 280 or permission of Instructor.

Human Services Internship II (Credits: 3) HMSV 298

The application of theoretical foundations and human service principle in a supervised human service setting. Requires at least 120 hours of service, attendance at an orientation session and a closing session, on-line reflections and a final paper that demonstrates the ability to apply interdisciplinary theories, concepts and principles of practice at a higher level than in the previous internship. (N.B. no more than two internships can be at the same site.) 16 Week Course. Prerequisite: BHSV 290 or permission of Instructor.

Human Services Internship III and Capstone Seminar (Credits: 3) HMSV 490

The application of theoretical foundations and human service principle in a supervised human service setting. Requires at least 120 hours of service, attendance at and participation in four on campus seminars and a Capstone Project that demonstrates the ability to apply interdisciplinary theories, concepts and principles of practice at a higher level than in the previous internship. Students will also submit their Human Services Portfolio for final review and approval. (N.B. no more than two internships can be at the same site.) 16 Week Course. Prerequisite: BHSV 298 or permission of Instructor.

Human Service Interventions II (Credits: 3) HMSV 300

This course focuses on macro level interventions in Human Services. Students will be introduced to theories and techniques used in organizational and community development, community organizing, interagency partnerships and collaboration, social change theory and practice, social marketing , advocacy and social policy work. Students will continue to explore multicultural and ethical/legal issues. Prerequisite: BHSV 280 or permission of Instructor.

Personality Theory (Credits: 3) PSYC 341

Covers the major theories and research on personality and the dynamics of human motivation. Prerequisite: BPSY 101.