This course introduces the student to the theory and application of behavior modification. The focus is on how the behavioral theory works with agencies and other organizations in the community.
This course examines the family system as a basic social institution. Emphasis is placed on issues that are important to the individual and the family. The student will also be introduced to theoretical viewpoints and conceptual frameworks that have been proven useful in intervention of marriage and family issues.
This course will be offered to cover topics in response to the special interests of students. Topics may include family communication, programming, legal and ethical issues, cross-cultural practice, foster care, burn out, problem assessment, or sign language. Since topics change, students may take this course for up to six credit hours toward graduation.
This course provides students an opportunity to understand the relationship between substance abuse, co-dependency, and the family. The focus is on the unique problems facing the families of substance abusers and how they attempt to cope.
This is a psychosocial examination of death and dying in contemporary American society, although other societies at other time periods are considered. Medical, ethical, legal, and religious issues will be discussed. Instruction includes lectures, films, tapes, and a student position paper.
This course explores the social forces supporting the development of social welfare and social service policy. There is a focus on how people are affected by such problems as poverty, child abuse, alcoholism, crime, mental retardation, overpopulation, and emotional difficulties.
An opportunity for the interested student with a good scholastic record to pursue independently the study of some subject under the direction of a member(s) of the human services staff. Subjects are chosen and arrangements are made to suit the needs of the individual student. Students must be able to meet site requirements which may include criminal background checks, a health physical and a TB check.
This course will examine English history and its culture from the Roman invasions through the English Civil War and the Glorious Revolution. Students will study England’s cultural traditions (legal, religious, and philosophical, as well as artistic and literary) within the political, economic, and social context. Emphasis is placed on the origins and development of the institutions most affecting the heritage of the English-speaking world.
Beginning with 1689, this course continues the analysis of political, social, and cultural trends in England to the present time. Emphasis is placed on the recent period of imperial development, breakdown, and resultant problems. Lectures, readings, and individual research comprise course requirements.
Lives of key individuals who have helped shape the course of history along with description of the nature, method, problems, and impact of the biographical approach to history. The specific topic will change from semester to semester. For either humanities or social science credit. Course may be repeated for credit toward graduation up to six credit hours.