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Human Services

Personal and Professional Development in Human Services (3) - HMSV B180
(Prerequisite: PSYC B101 or SOCY B101 or consent of Instructor) 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.

Human Services: An Introduction (3) - HMSV B190
(Prerequisite: PSYC B101 or SOCY B101 or consent of Instructor). 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.

Human Service Interventions I (3) - HMSV B280
(Prerequisite or co-requisite: HMSV B190 or consent of Instructor.) 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.

Human Services Internship I (3) - HMSV B290
(Prerequisite: HMSV B280 or consent of Instructor) 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.

Human Services Internship II (3) - HMSVB 298
(Prerequisite: HMSV B290 or consent of Instructor) 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.)

Human Services Interventions II (3) - HMSV B300
(Prerequisite or co-requisite: HMSV B280 or consent of Instructor) 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.

Human Service Evaluation (3) - HMSV B302
(Prerequisite: HMSV B280, or consent of Instructor) Research methods for determining the effectiveness of social programs/interventions (i.e., experimental, quasi-experimental and qualitative designs).

Leadership and Professional Ethics in Human Services (3) - HMSV B400
(Prerequisite or co-requisite: HMSV B302 or consent of Instructor) 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. 122 University of South Carolina Beaufort 2014-15 Bulletin

Human Services Internship III and Capstone Seminar (3) - HMSV B490
(Prerequisite: HMSV B298 or consent of Instructor) 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.) 

Psychology

Abnormal Psychology (3) - PSYC B311
(Prerequisite: PSYC B101) Covers the classification, diagnosis, etiological theories and treatments of the major mental and emotional disorders.

Life Span Developmental Psychology (3) - PSYC B321
(Prerequisite: PSYC B101) Psychological development from conception to late adulthood. Topics include physical, cognitive and social processes associated with development at each stage of the life cycle.

Personality Theory (3) - PSYC B341
(Prerequisite: PSYC B101) Covers the major theories and research on personality and the dynamics of human motivation.

Positive Psychology (3) - PSYC B409
(Prerequisite: PSYC B101 and Junior or Senior standing) 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.

Community Psychology (3) - PSYC B415
(Prerequisite: BPSY 101 and Junior or Senior standing) Application of knowledge from other areas of psychology to the study of the role of the individual in the community. 

Sociology

Sociology of Aging (3) - SOCY B313
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.

Individual and Society (3) - SOCY B320
Selected theoretical orientations, methodological procedures and illustrative substantive data pertaining to the relations between the individual and society.

Sociology of Deviant Behavior (3) - SOCY B323
Theories, methodology and substantive issues in the study of social deviance.

Sociology of Childhood (3) - SOCY B325
A consideration of the child in the family group, play group, school group and community.

Introduction to Social Problems (3) - SOCY B340 
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.

Sociological Research Methods (4) - SOCY B497
(Prerequisite: STAT B201) 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. 

Statistics

Elementary Statistics I (3) - STAT B201
(Prerequisite: MATH B101 or higher or consent of instructor) 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.