Human Services (HSC)
This course explores the range of human problems and ways in which care is provided for the whole person, surveying community resources and developing an understanding of the ways in which human services are carried out in various settings, including secular and faith-based agencies, as well as exploring the role of the human services professional within these settings. Ethical issues in human services practice are also examined.
This course focuses on human development and behavior within various social systems, including the conditions needed for optimal growth and development, and the application of this knowledge to human services practice. This course uses an ecological perspective in understanding what influences human behavior across diverse backgrounds and contexts.
This course examines major psychology concepts and engages in practical application. Course content includes historical background of psychology, basic psychological theories, and application of theories and principles at a personal, community, and organizational level.
This course will equip students with effective communication skills that will help them build healthy relationships on a personal and professional level. Students will learn how to interact with others and resolve conflict in a peaceful, loving manner.
This course reviews developmental changes from conception to old age with particular attention to the physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of each age group and the methods of addressing those needs.
This course studies deviant patterns of behavior and their social significance, including such topics as compulsion and obsession, antisocial personality disorder, depression, schizophrenia, substance abuse, and disorders causing relational problems.
This course examines assessment of behavioral characteristics by studying selected intelligence, personality, achievement, behavioral, observational, neuropsychological, and diagnostic tests.
This course examines current social welfare policy and programs and how the history of social welfare has influenced current social policy and human services practice.
This course examines the development of the human brain identifying the human capabilities resulting from the developmental process.
This course examines the roles, tasks, and functions of the human service practitioner, including the theoretical foundation of various human service interventions with individuals and families.
This course examines the roles, tasks, and functions of the human service practitioner, including the theoretical foundation of various human service interventions with groups and families.
This course will introduce students to the basic theories and research methods in social psychology, which is the scientific study of how individuals think, influence, and relate to one another. Major topics include self-concept formation, social beliefs, conformity, persuasion, group influence, interpersonal attraction, and conflict.
This course integrates classroom theory with practical experience in a professional setting. Students will be introduced to fieldwork, explore and select potential field experience sites, develop a learning plan, and interpret ethical standards.
This course examines the professional development needed in the HS discipline. This includes understanding the internship as a learning experience, examining different communication styles, cultural competence, recognizing effective reporting and administrative services, and determining appropriate professional boundaries.
This course integrates learnings from classroom theory with practical experience in a professional setting. Students will apply knowledge and skills working with clients and/or administrators as they complete 80 hours of service at an agency or organization. They will also develop a comprehensive report that will include findings and recommendations of their agency/organization experience.
This course explores the various dimensions of human diversity and at-risk groups within our society, the history of vulnerable groups, and theories of social oppression.
This course explores concepts related to the development of acquiring competence in counseling individuals from various cultures and ethnic backgrounds in the human services. Includes an evaluation of the interface between viewing human behavior from a perspective of cultural diversity versus one of deviance, particularly with regard to an evaluation of the nature of divergent behavior and the resultant effect on the individual and society as a whole.
This course expands students' knowledge of working with older adults in various practice settings. Students will develop the knowledge and skills necessary to work with older adults, their families, agencies, communities, and different cultures.
This course explores the use of research in human service settings, including research design, data collection and analysis, and presentation findings.
This course explores theories and research regarding the field of psychology that focuses on optimal functioning, which includes happiness and life satisfaction.
This course analyzes parametric and nonparametric statistics commonly used in the human services.
This course explores the practical aspects of effective management in not-for-profit human service agencies.
This course examines principles and practices of ethical human service professionals, including professional standards, laws related to service delivery, confidentiality, informed consent and privileged communication.
The Integrated Learning Capstone for Human Sciences integrates learning across the major from foundational to advanced level curriculum. The capstone course will allow the student to reflect back upon the knowledge and skills gained while assembling a portfolio of work demonstrating mastery of program learning outcomes within a Human Sciences program. Students will also apply their knowledge and skills in a practice setting focusing on human behavior, interventions, diversity, ethics, and advocacy and social justice by developing a proposal to establish a new program within a social services agency.
This course provides a capstone of students' major experience through assembling and organizing a portfolio of work demonstrating mastery of program learning outcomes within a Human Sciences major. Portfolios present evidence of students' understanding key theories, as well as application of these theories. Portfolios are also appropriate for students to share with current or prospective employers.