Human Services

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Human Services

HSV111W Introduction to Human Services
(3 Credits)
This course will provide an introduction to the background information and concepts necessary to understand the theory and practice of services for people with a variety of challenges. The information will be drawn from disciplines of history, sociology and psychology joined together by values-based themes of social role valorization, ethical behavior and philosophy, as well as practice of work in human services. (English competence demonstrated on college placement exam or ENGL089 strongly recommended; reading competence demonstrated on college placement exam or ENGL087W strongly recommended)

HSV112W Learning and Behavior
(3 Credits)
This course discusses the history and principles of behaviorism and presents a learning theory and teaching techniques based on positive behavioral techniques. Presentation and discussion focuses on the ethical and client rights issues of positive behavior change and recent trends and techniques for applying learning principles in a variety of settings. (Prerequisites: ENGL120W; PSYC111W)

HSV114W Case Management
(3 Credits)
This course reviews the process for designing and implementing support for human service consumers. Presentation and discussion will include current and evolving models for assessment and planning, as well as case management and crisis intervention. (English competence demonstrated on college placement test or ENGL089W strongly recommended; reading competence on college placement test or ENGL087W strongly recommended)

HSV115W Field Experience
(3 Credits)
Students will have the opportunity to observe a variety of service delivery systems through a combination of supervised field trips and field placements. Learning objectives and specific activities will be individualized, based on the needs of the student. A minimum of 60 hours of volunteer service is required. (Prerequisites: HSV111W, 114W or POI)

HSV116W Social and Political Issues in Human Services
(3 Credits)
This course presents students with an opportunity to study and present on topics related to social and political trends and forces that profoundly influence service recipients and service systems.

HSV117W Crisis Intervention
(3 Credits)
This course presents information pertaining to the characteristics of crisis and crisis intervention. Students will have an opportunity to study various crisis intervention models. Basic intervention skills, crisis in homes, schools, hospitals, the workplace, hostage negotiations, and disaster response will be discussed.

HSV130W Introduction to Gerontology
(3 Credits)
An introduction to the theory and practice of gerontology. This course will consider the chronological, biological, psychological and social adjustment of older people. Lifespan development, person-environment interaction, optimal quality of life, cross-cultural considerations, how aging is studied and access to resources in a new age will be the principle themes of the course.

HSV212W Supportive Communication Skills
(3 Credits)
This course provides an awareness and general practice of interactional communication skills expected in a supportive relationship. Supportive communication will be taught through verbal instructions, role playing activities, videotaping, class discussions, case studies, and peer and self assessment.(Prerequisites: English and reading competence)

HSV213W Issues in Developmental Disabilities
(3 Credits)
The course will cover information specifically related to developmental disabilities, including definitions and sub-categories, etiology, assessment, treatment issues, legal, social, medical and ethical issues. (Prerequisites: ENGL120W, HSV111W, 112W, or POI)

HSV214W Issues of Children and Families
(3 Credits)
The course will cover information related to providing services for children, youth and their families. Topics will include normal development, family systems theory, family issues, child abuse and neglect, family treatment issues, and service delivery systems. (Prerequisites: English and reading competence)

HSV216W Internship in Human Services I
(4 Credits)
Offers an in-depth work experience that provides the opportunity to apply knowledge by working with a specific client population. Learning objectives and specific activities will be individualized depending on the needs of the student. A minimum of 135 hours is required. (Prerequisites: ENGL120W, HSV111W, 112W, 114W, 212W)

HSV217W Chemical Dependence
(3 Credits)
This course introduces concepts relevant to the diagnosis and treatment of chemical dependency. Discussion will focus on the disease concept of chemical dependence, the effect of substance abuse problems on the family, and issues related to special populations, such as adolescents, the elderly and individuals with a dual diagnosis.

HSV219W Human Sexuality
(3 Credits)
Provides an understanding of human sexuality, reproduction and sexuality throughout the life span. Explores issues related to sexuality, including rape and sexual abuse. Discussion will also focus on sexuality issues related to specific population groups within the context of community-based social service systems.

HSV221W Internship in Human Services II
(4 Credits)
A continuation of HSV216W. A minimum of 135 hours is required.(Prerequisite: ENGL120W, HSV111W, 112W, 114W, 212W, PSYC111W or POI)

HSV222W Spirituality in the Helping Professions
(3 Credits)
This course assists students to understand the dimensions of wellness by learning about diversified spiritual beliefs and the concept of spirituality. Students in the helping professions will learn assessment and intervention skills that are sensitive to these diverse beliefs.

HSV223W Introduction to Counseling
(3 Credits)
An introduction to the theory and practice of counseling. This course will present a comprehensive introduction to the counseling profession. Students will explore the foundations of counseling, the counseling process, theories and techniques used in the counseling process. Counseling students will become familiar with career, school, group, individual, family and substance abuse counseling through lectures, class activities and role play. Legal and ethical issues will be discussed. (Prerequisites: ENGL120W, HSV111W, HSV114W, HSV212W, PSYC111W or POI)