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Fall 2021

Human Services Courses:

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HUS101 - Introduction to Human Services

Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Introduces the field of human services through topics such as career options, social policy development, societal changes, and the social welfare system. Includes the nature of the helping process and beginning skill development.

Lecture: 3 hrs.

Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):
Upon the successful completion of this course, a student will be able to:
1. Discuss career levels within the human services field, applying specific criteria (educational status, career title, job roles, training, experience required, etc.) for each level.
2. Describe the historical underpinnings that led to the emergence and development of the human services field.
3. Differentiate theories and apply models related to human service systems and treatment modalities.
4. Identify and describe a variety of current social issues with regard to their impact on human service delivery systems.
5. Explain how diversity (culture, religion, generation, sex gender matrix, socioeconomic status, etc.) affects client and worker outcomes.
6. Describe a variety of current concepts in human services (barriers to care, self-evaluation, societal shifts, ripple effect, multi-causality, prevention- crisis, etc.)
7. Explain the stages of social policy development (social value, social problem, social planning, social policy and social program).
8. Discuss basic principles of helping (confidentiality, ethics, subjectivity versus objectivity, climate of trust, self-care, self-determination, etc.).
9. Describe a variety of basic helping skills (paraphrasing, reflecting, summarizing, pregnant pause, etc.).
10. Explain how research- based evidence impacts human service practice.

Effective Term: Fall 2019