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HUSR 1074  Practicum in Human Services

Credits: 4.00 Credits

This senior project course is designed to provide students with supervised work experience in human services agencies. In addition, students participate in a weekly class that combines the principle of small group dynamics with the acquired skills, knowledge and experience that students have obtained from their field experience. Students produce a final project and a portfolio to document learning. Students should consult the Practicum Pre-requisites listed in the Human Services program description section in the college catalog. Civic Engagement Intensive (CEI) sections exist.

HUSR 1303  Intro Alcohol & Substnc Abuse

Credits: 3.00 Credits

This course is intended to provide students with a basic yet comprehensive understanding of substance abuse and dependence. Attention will be given to understanding the effects of alcohol and other drugs on the mind and body, the components of addiction, the concept of alcoholism as a progressive disease, the recovery process, and the effects on society.

HUSR 1323  Spcl Pblm Alchl/Sub Abs Trtmt

Credits: 3.00 Credits

This course is designed for students interested in the field of chemical dependency treatment, and will focus on the special issues, problems and treatment dilemmas in the field of alcoholism and substance abuse counseling. Students will develop an awareness of the current state of knowledge concerning the nature of addiction. Attention is paid to the biological, psychological and social aspects of addictive behavior. The focus of this course is reinforcing strengths in a self-directed program of harm reduction with special populations. These populations include those with a history of family violence, neglect, incest, other substance abuse/dependence, psychiatric disorders and HIV/AIDs issues. Students will also develop an awareness of the special issues faced by particular sub-groups such as adolescents, women, the elderly, gays, and ethnic groups, and will learn specific intervention strategies to be utilized in the treatment of these groups.

HUSR 2083  Introduction to Human Services

Credits: 3.00 Credits

This course is designed to give students an understanding and working knowledge of the human services profession: its goals and objectives, structure and organization, legal and ethical standards and client populations. An emphasis will be placed on the generalist approach to human services.

HUSR 2900  Directed Study

Credits: 1.00 TO 4.00 Credits

A course that allows students who have successfully completed a previous course in Human Services to continue study in that subject. A student may contract for one to four credit hours. However, directed study may be contracted by a student only with the approval of the directing instructor and the department chairperson.

HUSR 4033  Issues in Human Services

Credits: 3.00 Credits

Major issues related to the field of human services are discussed in this course. Emphasis is placed on the ethical standards within the field of Human Services. Students are expected to develop the necessary skills, values and knowledge to enhance their ability to gain employment and advance within the human service profession.

HUSR 5003  Community Organizations

Credits: 3.00 Credits

This course is an upper level human services methods course focusing on major theories and methods of community organizing with applications in urban, suburban, transitional and rural communities. It provides a framework for assessment, and intervention with regard to the structures and processes of neighborhoods, communities, and organizations as they influence and are influenced by the many stakeholders in the human services arena. It explores the potential for the use of technology in organizing communities.

HUSR 5103  Social Policy & Human Services

Credits: 3.00 Credits

This course examines the evolution of American social policy and the response of the social welfare policy systems and programs at the national, state, regional and local levels. A basic framework for comparison with international social welfare systems will also be provided. The course will focus on the impact of social policy on the delivery of human services and will emphasize individual communication skills, research and analysis of social welfare policy. Students will engage in debates, letter writing, and other class presentations. Applications in social welfare advocacy at all levels will be explored.

HUSR 5203  Grants Contracts Organ Adv HS

Credits: 3.00 Credits

This course will provide students with the tools needed to be successful with proposal writing, program and strategic planning, fund raising and institutional advancement. Specific areas to be addressed will include how to identify appropriate funding sources, how to market and organize charitable fundraising events and campaigns, how to complete applications for funding assistance, and how to respond to requests for proposals from public and private resources.

HUSR 5213  Case Management Systems

Credits: 3.00 Credits

This course in case management will familiarize students with various approaches used by human services professionals to meet the service needs of the client. The use of case management with children and families, elderly, chronically mentally ill, developmental and physically disabled, and those in health care settings will be investigated. Approaches used in crisis management will be compared with those used in chronic conditions. Skills in case management will be demonstrated including networking, goal setting, recording, case monitoring, advocacy, and outcome evaluation. Use of automated data systems and electronic records in case management will be explored.

HUSR 5314  Human Serv Field Practic & Sem

Credits: 14.00 Credits

This seminar course is taken concurrently with a structured, supervised work experience in a human service agency. Students must successfully complete a minimum of 400 clock hours of work in human services management at an approved human services agency. In addition, students participate in this weekly seminar that synthesizes theoretical knowledge and didactic learning with the acquired skills, knowledge, and experience that the students have obtained through their field experience. The internship may be at distant locations and taken full-time for a semester. Faculty supervision and communication may be through various technologies that students must utilize. All enrolled students meet together in seminar one afternoon per week for three hours. Concurrently students are in a one-semester block placement of 40 hours per week for the academic semester. A complete list of practicum requirements are stated in Human Services management program description in the college catalog.