HUMAN SERVICES Courses

HMSV 339. Interpersonal Relations. 3 Credits.

Students will learn concepts and theories of interpersonal relationships. Development of skills necessary for effective communication will be stressed. Prerequisites: ENGL 211C or ENGL 221C or ENGL 231C.

HMSV 341. Introduction to Human Services. 3 Credits.

Students will learn about human services, the helping process, and the role and function of the human service worker. Students will be exposed to local and state human services facilities. A grade of C or better is required. Prerequisites: ENGL 211C or ENGL 221C or ENGL 231C.

HMSV 343W. Human Services Methods. 3 Credits.

Presents theories and techniques used by human services workers in a variety of settings. A grade of C or better is required. (This is a writing intensive course.) Prerequisite: A grade of C or better in ENGL 211C or ENGL 221C or ENGL 231C. Pre- or corequisite: HMSV 341 with a grade of C or better.

HMSV 344. Career Development and Appraisal. 3 Credits.

Focuses on career development throughout the life span with emphasis on vocational theories, interventions, assessments, and socioeconomic factors. Pre- or corequisite: HMSV 341 with a grade of C or higher.

HMSV 346. Diversity Issues in Human Services. 3 Credits.

This course serves as an introduction to multicultural helping. The influence of socio-identities (e.g., race, ethnicity, religion, gender, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation) on individuals' functioning, concerns, and the helping process will be explored. Pre- or corequisite: HMSV 341 with a grade of C or higher.

HMSV 368. Field Observation in Human Services. 3 Credits.

Students will visit and examine human services systems such as mental health, substance abuse, criminal justice, education, rehabilitation, and professional associations to facilitate decision-making in selecting an internship and to gain a complex understanding of the roles of the human services professional. A grade of C or better is required. Prerequisites: HMSV 339, HMSV 341 with a grade a C or higher, and HMSV 343W with a grade of C or higher.

HMSV 397. Independent Study. 3-6 Credits.

Individual study under the supervision of an undergraduate faculty member. Prerequisites: Approval of Human Services Program Director and Counseling and Human Services Department Chair.

HMSV 440W. Program Development, Implementation, and Funding. 3 Credits.

This course presents models and practices in evaluating, monitoring, and implementing human services programs. The course includes an overview of funding, creating budgets and monitoring expenditures for programs. This is an upper-level writing intensive class. A grade of C or better is required. Prerequisites: HMSV 341 with a C or better, HMSV 343W with a C or better, and ENGL 211C or ENGL 221C or ENGL 231C with a C or better.

HMSV 441. Non-Profit Fund-Raising in Human Services. 3 Credits.

This course is designed to expose human service students to the art of ethical fund-raising in human services, including annual and capital campaigns, telemarketing, special events, direct mail marketing, face-to-face solicitation, e-fund-raising, and grant writing. Prerequisites: HMSV 341 with a grade of C or higher and HMSV 343W with a grade of C or higher.

HMSV 444. Psycho-educational Groups. 3 Credits.

This course combines lectures and experiential learning about psycho-educational groups. Principles and practices for developing and leading psycho-educational groups are emphasized. Prerequisite: HMSV 341 with a grade of C or higher and HMSV 343W with a grade of C or higher.

HMSV 447. Introduction to Substance Abuse. 3 Credits.

This course develops the professional identity of the student as a practitioner of substance abuse services while introducing the student to the signs and symptoms of substance abuse, the recovery process and relapse prevention methods. Prerequisites: HMSV 341 with a grade of C or better and HMSV 343W with a grade of C or better.

HMSV 448. Interventions and Advocacy with Children. 3 Credits.

This course provides an overview of how human service workers assist children in a variety of settings. Emphasis will be placed upon advocacy, supportive work, and short term crisis intervention. Prerequisites: A grade of C or higher in HMSV 341 and HMSV 343W.

HMSV 449. Crisis Intervention, Prevention and Ethics. 3 Credits.

This course explores effective crisis intervention, examines prevention strategies, and develops students’ ethical decision making within human service practice. Prerequisite: HMSV 341 with a grade of C or higher and HMSV 343W with a grade of C or higher.

HMSV 452. Substance Abuse Treatment and Research. 3 Credits.

This course explores effective substance abuse treatment planning and intervention strategies through lectures and experiential learning and examines research trends in the substance abuse field. Prerequisites: HMSV 341 with a grade of C or better, HMSV 343W with a grade of C or better and HMSV 447 with a grade of C or better.

HMSV 456. Diversity Experience in Ireland. 3 Credits.

This course is an in-depth, cross-disciplinary study of cultural similarities and differences in approaches to social conflict and other social problems in the United States and in Ireland. A two-week study abroad period will bring students into intensive contact with educators, scholars, and community activists in Ireland. This course will also serve as an introduction to multicultural helping. The influence of socio-identities (e.g. race, ethnicity, religion, gender, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation) on individuals' functioning, concerns, and the helping process will be explored. Prerequisite: HMSV 341 or permission of instructor.

HMSV 468. Internship in Human Services. 12 Credits.

This course involves field placement in a human services setting. Approximately 400 hours are devoted to field placement, group seminars and individual supervision. A grade of "C" or better must be earned to complete the human services major (qualifies as a CAP experience). Prerequisites: Completion of all coursework including General Education requirements, core courses, major courses, and elective courses; a grade of C or better in all prior HMSV courses and program approval is required. Pre- or corequisite: HMSV 339, HMSV 341, HMSV 343W, HMSV 344, HMSV 346, HMSV 368, HMSV 440W, HMSV 441, HMSV 444, HMSV 447, HMSV 448, HMSV 449, HMSV 452, and HMSV 491.

HMSV 491. Family Guidance. 3 Credits.

This course provides a study of the family as a system and an introduction to a variety of issues confronting the family, including child abuse, substance abuse and addiction, spouse abuse, and others that produce more than usual stress in the family. Available community resources for helping families will be examined. Prerequisites: HMSV 341 and HMSV 343W with a grade of C or higher.

HMSV 495. Topics in Human Services. 1-6 Credits.

The study of selected topics in human services. Prerequisites: senior standing or permission of the instructor.