2011-2013 Undergraduate Catalog

Course Descriptions

Human Services
Rehabilitation & Human Services
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HS 201 Survey of the Human Services
3 cr. (F)  Presents an orientation to the general field of Human Services as a helping profession, academic discipline, and public social service.  Includes fundamental information regarding the historical and contemporary development of the field.

HS 292 Independent Study
[formerly HS 291 Independent Study]
V1-3 cr.  Provides an experience for students of superior academic standing to explore material not covered by regular college courses.

HS 298 Cooperative Education/Internship
[formerly HS 296 Cooperative Education/Internship]
3 cr. Prerequisite:  Permission of Instructor.  Provides university credit for a freshman level field experience in the area of Human Services supervised by faculty.  Learning agreement must be completed prior to registration.

HS 335 Introduction to Counseling
3 cr. Prerequisites: Admission to Human Services Program, HS 201, HS 395 and HS 394. (F)  Designed to provide an overview of counseling theories and the fundamental skills of counseling.

HS 345 Legal, Ethical and Professional Issues in the Human Services
3 cr. Prerequisites: HS 201 or REHA 201. (F)  Presents a review of the current and historical legal decisions which effect client rights and service provisions.  Legal and ethical issues of due process and appropriate treatment in the least restrictive settings, the right to treatment and other significant legal ramifications relative to client advocacy and professional responsibility are discussed.  Students are exposed to various professional standards in Human Services.  Similarly, legal and professional issues such as confidentiality and privileged communication are discussed.

HS 385 Behavioral Pharmacology and Human Services
3 cr. Prerequisites: HS 201 and CHS 335, or consent of instructor.  Provides an introduction to the conceptual issues and methods of behavioral analysis of drug action and effect upon personality and behavior.  Examines issues of psychopharmacology and the diagnostic, behavioral and social rationale for the application of chemical therapy.  Examines the complexity of drug analysis, and explains the multifaceted analytical procedure that has been developed in response to the prescription of behavior changing medicine.

HS 394 Professional Seminar I in the Human Services
[formerly HS 387 Professional Seminar I in the Human Services]
1 cr. Prerequisite: HS 201, SOCI 101, and PSYX 100. Corequisite: HS 395. (Sp)  Provides an academic and supportive environment to freshman and sophomore students to discuss and share their field experiences and intensively investigate topics pertinent to the field of human services and an agency setting.

HS 395 Supervised Field Experience I in the Human Services
[formerly HS 386 Supervised Field Experience I in the Human Services]
3 cr. Prerequisites: HS 201, SOCI 101, and PSYX 100. Corequisite: HS 394. (Sp)  Provides students an initial supervised agency field experience in the human services designed to facilitate the information necessary to explore and formulate individual interests, abilities and educational goals relative to the field and practice of human services.

HS 452 Human Services Management
3 cr. Prerequisite: Admission to Human Services Program. (F)  Discusses concepts applied in providing the organization with the people needed to perform its functions.  Covers critical areas such as recruiting, selection, training and performance appraisal.  Also covers relevant laws which guide the organization in selecting and promoting its workers.

HS 481 Abuse, Neglect in the Family and the Helping Process in Human Services
3 cr. Prerequisite: HS 335, or consent of instructor. (F)  Explores the various theories of family dysfunction and relative social problems surrounding marital and family disruption.  Discusses the various types of family abuse and neglect and the impact on child development and psychological status on family members.  Effects of dysfunctional communication and its etiology are discussed.  Community reaction and support systems are presented in the context of human services practice and delivery systems.

HS 483 Introduction to Addiction Counseling
3 cr.  Introduces addiction counseling and presents various perspectives of causation relative to abusive and harmful use of drugs and alcohol, including eating disorders and other forms of behavioral and social addictions such as gambling and excessive-compulsive sexual problems.  Provides a basic knowledge of ASAM and DSM IV placement criteria and treatment planning and documentation.  Students will participate in a field experience at an AA group meeting or another similar support group.

HS 485 Suicidal Ideation and Behaviors
3 cr. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.  Presents clinical aspects of suicide and discusses various perspectives of suicidal behaviors within the context of social conditions in human life.  Presents an introduction to the study of Thanatology and issues surrounding self-destructive behavior with emphasis on mental health and human service interventions.

HS 492 Independent Study
[formerly HS 491 Independent Study]
V1-3 cr.  Provides an experience for students of superior academic standing to explore material not covered by regular college courses.

HS 494 Workshop
[formerly HS 493 Workshop]
V1-3 cr.  Provides an opportunity for experimental study in an area of human services.

HS 494A Professional Seminar II in Human Services
[formerly HS 487 Professional Seminar II in Human Services]
1 cr. Prerequisites: Admission to the Human Services Program, HS 395, HS 394, and HS 335. Corequisite: HS 495A. (F)  Provides students who are currently enrolled in HS 495A, Supervised Field Experience I in the Human Services, with a forum for discussing their internship experiences in a supportive, confidential, and academic setting.  Another important purpose of the Pro-seminar is to facilitate the active integration of a theoretical knowledge base to practical field experiences and applications.  Students engage in the HS 495A /494A and 495B/494B sequence consecutively during their senior year after completion of a significant portion of academic coursework in the Human Services discipline.

HS 494B Professional Seminar III in the Human Services
[formerly HS 489 Professional Seminar III in the Human Services]
1 cr. Prerequisites: Admission to the Human Services Program, HS 395, HS 394, HS 335, and HS 495A/494A. Corequisite: HS 495B. (Sp)  Provides students who are currently enrolled in HS 495B, Supervised Field Experience II in Human Services, with a forum for discussing their internship experiences in a supportive, confidential, and academic setting.  Another important purpose of the Pro-seminar is to facilitate the active integration of a theoretical knowledge base to practical field experiences and applications.  Students engage in the HS 495A /494A and 495B/494B sequence consecutively during their senior year after completion of a significant portion of academic coursework in the Human Service discipline.

HS 495A Supervised Field Experience II in Human Services
[formerly HS 486 Supervised Field Experience II in Human Services]
3 cr. Prerequisites: Admission to the Human Services Program, HS 395, HS 394, and HS 335. Corequisites: HS 494A. (F)  Provides students with progressive learning situations in which they have the opportunity to assume responsibility for productive tasks in a practical setting in a Human services agency or organization in which they are placed.  A series of opportunities to integrate theory, methodology and practice are available.  Each section (486 and 488) constitutes a separate internship, providing a block learning experience.

HS 495B Supervised Field Experience III in the Human Services
[formerly HS 488 Supervised Field Experience III in the Human Services]
3 cr. Perquisite: Admission to the Human Services Program, HS 395, HS 394, HS 335, and HS 495A/494A. Corequisite: HS 494B. (Sp)  Provides students with progressive learning situations in which they have the opportunity to assume responsibility for productive tasks in a practical setting in a human services agency or organization in which they are placed.  A series of opportunities to integrate theory, methodology, and practice are available.  Each section (486 and 488) constitutes a separate internship, providing a block learning experience.

HS 498 Cooperative Education/Internship
[formerly HS 496 Cooperative Education/Internship]
3 cr. Prerequisite:  Permission of Instructor.  Provides university credit for a junior or senior level field experience in the area of Human Services supervised by faculty.  Learning agreement must be completed prior to registration.

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