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Course Descriptions


Course Types:

Human Services

HMS 100   Introduction to Human Services (3)

Survey introduction to human and community needs and to concepts of helping profession. Examination of community resources, relationship of agencies and bureaucracies to total community, and worker's role and responsibility in helping profession.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

HMS 101   Human Services: Theories and Skills (3)

Overview of methodology used in helping profession. Includes analysis of helping relationships, study of interpersonal skills and practice techniques. Emphasizes process-oriented approach to solving individual, family, and community problems. Spring

Course Type(s): On-Campus

HMS 102   Human Services: Policy and Politics (3)

Analysis of political process involved in formulation of social welfare policies from a historical point of view. Federal, state, and local programs examined in terms of skills and knowledge to effect program planning and delivery. Fall

Course Type(s): On-Campus

HMS 103   Addictive Disease Concepts (3)

Explores addiction from historical and theoretical background to current concepts. Variety of addictive behaviors examined with special focus on psychoactive drug dependency.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

HMS 104   Treatment: Alcohol and Drug Abuse (3)

Emphasizes concept of treatment of alcohol and drug abuse as a continuum of processes from intervention through rehabilitation. Incorporation of integral parts of continuum and ways in which it addresses needs of people suffering from alcohol and drug abuse.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

HMS 106   Introduction to Youth Services Management (3)

Addresses needs and issues of potentially and presently employed residential treatment workers, including philosophy of residential services, observation and recording skills, problem-solving, group skills, and team approach.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

HMS 151   Gerontology (3)

Overview of normal effects of aging including physical, psychological, and social changes. Problems associated with aging, such as increased dependence, loss of health, financial constraints, loss of friends and spouse, and altered living arrangements. Content presented from perspective of aging person and society as a whole.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

HMS 195   Human Services: Professional Field Skills (3)

Builds on theories presented in core HMS classes. Professional skill sets, such as case management, and informational/motivational/interviewings will be emphasized, allowing students to refine these skills prior to enrolling in practicum courses. Students will participate in evaluative efforts to measure preparedness to work as human services.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

HMS 201   Human Services Practicum I (3)

Prerequisites: HMS 100, HMS 101

Corequisites: Concurrent enrollment in HMS 203 required.

Field work experience in social, educational, law enforcement (corrections), or other community service organization. Supervision by practicum site professional and college faculty member. Ten or more hours of work experience each week.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

HMS 202   Human Services Practicum II (3)

Prerequisites: HMS 201, HMS 203

Corequisites: Concurrent enrollment in HMS 204 required.

Continuation of HMS 201. Depending on student objectives, Human Services Practicum II may be in the same organization or different one. Ten or more hours of work experience each week.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

HMS 203   Human Services Practicum Seminar I (3)

Prerequisites: HMS 100, HMS 101

Corequisites: Concurrent enrollment in HMS 201 required.

Discussion and analysis in small groups of the human services practicum experience. Special learning objectives related to kind of work student will do in organization after completion of program.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

HMS 204   Human Services Practicum Seminar II (3)

Prerequisites: HMS 201, HMS 203

Corequisites: Concurrent enrollment in HMS 202 is required.

Continuation of HMS 203 with different learning objectives. Related to work student will do after completion of programs.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

HMS 205   Disability and Society (3)

Overview of disabilities: cognitive, psychiatric and physical.  History of disability, major legislation that impacts persons with disabilities, resources in the community and how disability impacts the person and society.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

HMS 290   Special Topics in Human Services (3)

Individual study or selected classes focused on specific Human Services topics which will vary each semester and by instructor.  Students may suggest topics of interest.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

HMS 298   Human Services Capstone (1)

Culminating experience integrating Human Services Associate of Applied Science program course work.  Required for Human Services AAS degree-seeking students in the final semester before graduation.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

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