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Human Services

HMSV B180 - PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN HUMAN SERVICES (3)

(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.

HMSV B190 - HUMAN SERVICES: AN INTRODUCTION (3)

(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.

HMSV B280 - MICRO LEVEL HUMAN SERVICES INTERVENTIONS (3)

 (Prerequisite or co-requisite: HMSV B190 or consent of instructor.) Exploration of the theories, skills and practices of working one-on-one in human services settings. Includes active listening, communication skills, and interviewing techniques, the development of service plans, crisis intervention, short and long term care, case management and information and referral services. Multicultural and ethical/legal issues related to this level of intervention will be examined.

 HMSV B282 - MEZZO LEVEL HUMAN SERVICES INTERVENTIONS (3)

(Prerequisite or co-requisite: HMSV 280 or consent of instructor). Exploration of the theories, skills and practice of working with small groups in human services settings. Includes understanding group dynamics, managing and facilitating educational and prevention groups, self-help and support groups, and families. Multicultural and ethical/legal issues related to this level of intervention will be examined.

 HMSV B290 - HUMAN SERVICES INTERNSHIP I (3)

(Prerequisite: HMSV 280 or permission of Instructor) The application of theoretical foundations and human service principles in a supervised human service setting. Requires at least 120 hours of service; participation in three on-campus seminars, or three interviews with instructor or a combination of these; on-line reflections; and a final paper that demonstrates the ability to apply interdisciplinary theories, concepts and principles of practice.

 HMSVB 298 - HUMAN SERVICES INTERNSHIP II (3)

(Prerequisite: HMSV 290 or consent of Instructor) The application of theoretical foundations and human service principles in a supervised human service setting. Requires at least 120 hours of service; participation in three on-campus seminars, or three interviews with instructor or a combination of these; 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.)

 HMSV B300 - MACRO LEVEL HUMAN SERVICES INTERVENTIONS (3)

(Prerequisite or co-requisite: HMSV 280 or consent of instructor.) Exploration of the theories, skills and practices of working with larger groups in human service settings such as grassroots or formal organizations, neighborhoods, communities, geographic regions, political jurisdictions, and societies. Includes community organizing and development, agency collaborations, social change, social marketing and public awareness, advocacy and social policy work. Multicultural and ethical/legal issues related to this level of intervention will be examined.

 HMSV B302 - HUMAN SERVICE EVALUATION (3)

(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).

 HMSV B400 - LEADERSHIP AND PROFESSIONAL ETHICS IN HUMAN SERVICES (3)

(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.

 HMSV B402 - NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT AND FUNDING (3)

 (Prerequisite: HMSV 400 or consent of instructor.) Principles, theories, skills and practices of effective nonprofit management, including the following topics: governance, legal structures and standards, strategic planning, fundraising and proposal development, volunteer management, marketing and communication.

 HMSV B490 - HUMAN SERVICES INTERNSHIP III AND CAPSTONE SEMINAR (3)

(Prerequisite: HMSV 298 or permission of Instructor) The application of theoretical foundations and human service principles in a supervised human service setting. Requires at least 120 hours of service; participation in three on-campus seminars, or three interviews with instructor or a combination of these; on-line reflections; a capstone essay that demonstrates the ability to apply interdisciplinary theories, concepts and principles of practice at a higher level than in the previous internship; and submission of a professional portfolio for review. (N.B. no more than two internships can be at the same site.)

 HMSV B492 – INTERNSHIP IV (3)

(Prerequisite: BHSV 490 and permission of instructor, and approved contract with internship agency.) The application of theoretical foundations and human service principles in a supervised human service setting. Requires at least 120 hours of service, participation in seminars, written 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 internships. (a maximum of two internships can be taken at the same site.)

 HMSV B498 - SELECTED TOPICS IN HUMAN SERVICES (1-3)

(Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor) Advanced readings and research on selected topics in human services. Course and content varies and will be announced in the schedule of classes by subject title. Topics may include: grant writing and fund development, community development, new clinical developments, grassroots community organizing, working in faith- based communities, emergency management and disaster relief, working with special populations, etc.

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.