Course Descriptions > Social Science-History (HMS)
|HMS101 - Introduction to Human Services Credits: 3|
|This is the introductory course in Human Services curriculum. The course provides an overview of many facets involved in the human service profession: the roles and functions of human service workers, the history and major theoretical approaches to the helping services, desirable attitudes and values, skills and knowledge for the human service worker, methods of counseling and intervention, social agency organizations and delivery of services and employment in the human ser≠vice field.|
|HMS102 - Interviewing and Communication Skills Credits: 3|
|This course focuses on communication theory and skills, both verbal and non≠verbal. The techniques of interviewing, including many practice sessions, include preparation, implementation, follow-up and recording.|
|HMS201 - Introduction to Counseling Credits: 3|
|This course provides the human services student with the history, issues, values and techniques of effective counseling, as well as specifics surrounding the therapeutic relationship. Theoretical models and basic principles, in addition to their applicability to human service, are stressed. Counseling in a variety of environments (i.e., schools, rehabilitation programs, health facilities, etc.) is an additional focus of this course.|
Prerequisite: HMS 102.
|HMS205 - Agency Procedures and Legislation Credits: 3|
|This course is designed to acquaint the student with the procedures and current legislation governing human service agencies. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the legal issues surrounding human service work as well as specify the responsibilities and limitations of individuals working within agencies. |
Prerequisites: HMS 101, 102, and 201.
|HMS206 - Group Process Credits: 3|
|This course explores the areas of group work. The course emphasizes both theoretical and practical approaches to counseling with groups.|
|HMS207 - Psychiatric Disorders in Children and Adolescents Credits: 3|
|This course is designed to introduce the student to the field of psychiatric disorders which can occur in children and adolescents. Focus will be on the diagnostic process of assessment, symptoms, and methods used when working with children, adolescents and their families in a child care, psychiatric or other human service setting.|
|HMS210 - Human Service Management Module Credits: 3|
|This course is a study of the basic functions of management and their application to human services organizations. Emphasis is placed on communication processes, organizational behavior, decision-making, planning, organizing, staffing, budgeting, leadership styles, policy formation and implementation procedures. Case studies and student work groups provide practical application of these concepts. |
Prerequisites: HMS 101 and 102.
|HMS220 - Field Work in Human Services I Credits: 3|
|This course is designed to give the student practical experience in the area of human services. Through a supervised placement in a human services agency, the student gains an understanding of the work environment, role, and responsibilities of the human services professional during their completion of 140 hours of field work. An integral part of this course is a seminar designed to help students integrate theory and practice. (A minimum grade of 'C' must be attained in all Human Services courses in order to take HMS 220.)|
Prerequisites: HMS 101, 102 and 201.
|HMS221 - Field Work in Human Services II Credits: 3|
|This course is designed to give the student a second practical experience in the area of human services. Through another supervised placement in a human services agency, the student gains an understanding of the work environment, role, and responsibilities of the human services professional during their completion of 140 hours of field work. An integral part of this course is a seminar designed to help students integrate theory and practice. (A minimum grade of 'C' must be attained in all Human Services courses in order to take HMS 221.) |
Prerequisites: HMS 101, 102, 201 and 220.
|HMS222 - Substance Abuse Counseling Credits: 3|
|This course is an overview of the substance abuse field. The course is presented in two general areas: etiology or theories of addiction, and beginning intervention techniques. Topics and discussion include various models of addiction, methods of assessment and intervention, group counseling, family issues, current research, treatment planning, case management, treatment modalities and dual diagnosis.|