This course explores the social, psychological, economic, and physical aspects of aging. There is an emphasis on the concerns and social options of the aged in contemporary American society.
This course provides an opportunity for students to learn record-keeping and report-writing techniques needed by human service workers. Because report writing requires critical professional judgment at all levels, emphasis will be placed on expanding the students’ general information in the human service field.
This course teaches the psychology of interviewing, as well as the skills for conducting effective interviews. This involves the techniques for establishing rapport, developing counseling responses, identifying behavioral goals, and implementing strategies to bring about change or crisis intervention.
A course designed to give on-the-job field experiences commensurate with the student’s career objectives. Required are 175 hours of on-the-job experience plus attendance at a two-hour scheduled seminar every other week. Students must be able to meet site requirements which may include criminal background checks, a health physical and a TB check. [32-175-209]
This course provides a comprehensive overview of the history of drug use and abuse, explores the theoretical and practical issues, and surveys treatment modalities and current prevention strategies.
A continuation of HUSE 185, although a different placement setting is generally selected. Students must be able to meet site requirements which may include criminal background checks, a health physical and a TB check. [32-175-209]
This course introduces the student to the social work profession, its value base, and code of ethics. There is an emphasis on methods and skills with an overview of social issues and client needs relative to social work practice.
This course introduces the student to the basic conceptual knowledge of social organizations and the role of the human service worker. Included are the beginning skills for social service practice and discussion of the ethical commitments and legal considerations underlying professional helping careers.
Supervised practicum with preschool and elementary-age children. This course is designed to provide experience in the integration and application of the knowledge and skills of the human service worker. The student will be supervised in a reality-based work environment. Students must also be able to meet site requirements which may include additional criminal background checks, a health physical and a TB check. [0-48-48]
This course explores modern history through the examination and analysis of rock and roll music. Particular emphasis will be placed on the role of race, gender, class, economic conditions and politics in rock and roll music as a reflection of, and influence on, the wider issues and movements in American society.