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Course Listing For HS Courses

  • HS 311 Introduction to Human Services

    Each of the many professions involved in human services approaches client and community needs from its own specialized perspectives and uses tools for assessment and treatment that vary from uses of media to prescription medications. Professional skills development in the interaction with social workers, counselors, psychologists, psychiatrists, and other professionals will be explored.
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  • HS 314 Social Deviance and Psychopathological Perspectives

    This course will explore evidence-based conceptualizations of both normal and disordered mental states, together with an examination of the etiology, development, manifestation, and potential treatment of mental disorders in infants, children, adolescents, and adults. The function and use of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-IV) is reviewed.
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  • HS 321 Research and Data Analysis

    All human services professionals must be able to find and accurately utilize information published in journals and scholarly books. This course puts emphasis on learning to recognize and analyze research types relevant to human services to extract key information. This course also will facilitate learning of basic descriptive statistics, graphing techniques, and standardized scores in measurement. The evaluation of ethical research will also be explored.
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  • HS 338 Multicultural Perspectives in Human Services

    Addresses cultural, social, religious, and economic factors applicable to cultural, ethnic, and minority populations; both from the perspective of the culturally diverse client, and the counselor. Experiential methods of learning will be emphasized, including the development of self-awareness in the counselor. Traditional counseling theories, as well as more recent approaches to counseling diverse groups, will be analyzed for ethical and practical implications. The counselor’s role in addressing advocacy and justice will be explored.
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  • HS 339 Counseling Theories

    Counseling theories are useful guides for human services professionals as they identify key factors in assessment and treatment. This course introduces the “traditional” theories of psychodynamic, humanistic, and cognitive behavioral. Specialized counseling theories and techniques focused on ethnic identity issues, family problems, and recovery from substance abuse will be explored.
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  • HS 412 Counseling Microskills for Human Service Professionals

    This course provides opportunities to practice a basic set of interviewing and helping skills commonly used in individual and group counseling. The course will explore the ethics and integrative applications of major counseling approaches and how to assimilate these into a sequential process that maximizes the possibility of facilitating change in patients. The course examines the concepts of “self” wellness as well to ensure safe and appropriate patient interactions.
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  • HS 421 Applied Human Growth and Development

    A comprehensive understanding of the nature and needs of persons at all the developmental levels and in multicultural contexts. Individual and family developmental theories and transitions, as well as theories of learning and personality development including knowledge about neurobiological behavior and resiliency are emphasized. Knowledge about human behavior as it relates to developmental crises, trauma-causing events, addiction, psychopathology, disability, and other factors that influence normal and abnormal behavior will be presented.
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  • HS 442 Treatment Strategies and Ethical Considerations

    Within the framework of professional ethics, a range of validated methods are analyzed in areas including clinical assessment and interventional procedures. The course will evaluated the gathering, interpretation, and application of treatment strategies with review of provider-patient interaction and an emphasis on appropriate professional behavior and protection of patient rights and responsibilities for all populations.
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  • HS 451 Leadership and Management in Human Services

    This course emphasizes how a student will assess and develop personal management and leadership skills in the human services domain. This will include a focus on personal and corporate ethics and administrative challenges specific to the realm of human services organizations. In addition, the course will address employee assistance and evaluation, diversity, fundraising needs, organizational culture, and group/team dynamics within an agency.
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  • HS 452 Positive Models of Self-Determination and Happiness

    This course addresses the topics of self-determination and happiness within the theoretical area of psychology referred to as “positive psychology.” Students explore issues such as how managing the quality of one’s emotional life is a foundation for self-determination. Traditional developmental and personality theories are integrated with positive psychology strategies to support efforts to apply the theoretical and empirical models of self-determination and happiness to their own lives.
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  • HS 453 Positive Models of Achievement and Performance

    This course addresses the topics of achievement and performance within the theoretical area of psychology referred to as “positive psychology.” Traditional trait or aptitude theories of achievement are contrasted with theories grounded in attitude and performance changes that involve active pursuit of important life goals. Performance quality is analyzed as the foundation of achievement and a strengths based perspective is used to guide students’ applications of the positive psychology, theoretical, and empirical models of performance and achievement to their own lives.
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  • HS 454 Positive Models of Creativity and Wisdom

    This course addresses the topics of creativity and wisdom within the theoretical area of psychology referred to as “positive psychology.” Traditional trait or personality theories of creativity and wisdom are contrasted with theories of active skill development. A strengths-based perspective is used to guide students’ applications of the positive psychology theoretical and empirical models of creativity and wisdom to their own lives.
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  • HS 460 Internship

    Consists of field placement in an agency, business, or industry environment related to the academic major. The placement should provide firsthand experience which allows students to apply, develop or strengthen classroom theories and skills. Work expectations for each intern are contracted with the faculty sponsor and placement supervisor. See Student Internship Program Guidelines for further details. Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing (60 credit hours completed) and 2.5 GPA in the major – Permission of Director of Internships required.
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