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2012-14 Online Course Catalog

HUMS - HUMAN SERVICES

HUMS A101: Introduction to Human Services: 3 CR

Contact Hours:  3 + 0
Special Fees. Special Note: Offered fall and spring semesters. 
Overview of human services. Includes traditional and contemporary helping approaches, plus characteristics, values, and professional roles of human service workers. Covers human service consumers, their problems and functioning, helping systems and strategies, environmental change processes and legal and ethical issues. 

HUMS A106: Introduction to Social Welfare: 3 CR

Contact Hours:  3 + 0
Prerequisites: SOC A101. Crosslisted with: SWK A106. Course Attributes: UAA GER Social Sciences Requirement. Analyzes social inequality and the American social welfare state. Traces historical evolution of government and non-government response to the provision of basic needs, opportunities, and rights for its citizenry, especially vulnerable populations. Investigates historical and persisting dilemmas—ethical, political, cultural, and economic—explicit and implicit, in achieving social justice. Assists in understanding of social welfare problems and solutions. 

HUMS A122: Substance Abuse as a Contemporary Problem: 3 CR

Contact Hours:  3 + 0
Introduction to current issues in addictions with emphasis on understanding alcohol and other drug use in historical, social, cultural, legal and public health/policy contexts.

HUMS A153: Human Relations: 3 CR

Contact Hours:  3 + 0
Crosslisted with: PSY A153. Special Fees. A survey of human relations to include communication, problem solving, interaction, relationship, choice and change skills.

HUMS A223: Introduction to Paraprofessional Counseling I: 3 CR

Contact Hours:  3 + 0
Special Fees. Special Note: Offered fall and spring semesters. 
Focuses on systematic approach to effective helping and helping skills which fall into the following skill categories: skills for understanding, skills for comfort and crisis intervention and skills for positive action. 

HUMS A295A: Human Services Practicum I: 3 CR

Contact Hours:  1 + 9
Prerequisites: (ENGL A111 or concurrent enrollment) and HUMS A101 and HUMS A223. Registration Restrictions: GER Oral Communication. Special Fees. Students placed in a community Human Services agency will examine agency structure and functioning, professional relationships, and interagency networks to apply their knowledge of entry level helping skills with agency clientele while participating in a weekly class seminar to facilitate the integration of human service knowledge and theory with practical field application. 

HUMS A295B: Human Services Practicum II: 3 CR

Contact Hours:  1 + 9
Prerequisites: [(ENGL A211 or concurrent enrollment) or (ENGL A212 or concurrent enrollment) or (ENGL A214 or concurrent enrollment)] and HUMS A295A. Special Fees. Emphasizes increasing responsibilities for providing direct client services. Students will access problems and plan interventions within the placement agency, while participating in a weekly class seminar structured to facilitate the integration of human service knowledge and theory with practical field application. 

HUMS A324: Introduction to Paraprofessional Counseling II: 3 CR

Contact Hours:  3 + 0
Prerequisites: HUMS A223. Special Fees. Special Note: Offered Fall and Spring Semesters. Focuses on 11 major paraprofessional counseling skill clusters. Course emphasis will be skill performance in a direct service context. 

HUMS A350: Men and Masculinity: 3 CR

Contact Hours:  3 + 0
Prerequisites: SOC A101 or PSY A111. Special Fees. Special Note: Offered fall semesters. Examines perspectives on masculinity and male sex role from historical, cultural and social-psychological perspectives with focus on males as clients in the human services setting. Examines the dynamics of male socialization and its influence on men in areas such as family and work, sexuality, and physical and mental health. Attention given to implications for prevention and human service delivery. 

HUMS A424: Advanced Counseling for Human Service Professionals: 3 CR

Contact Hours:  3 + 0
Prerequisites: HUMS A223 and HUMS A324. Special Fees. Special Note: Offered Spring Semesters. Comparative counseling systems and theories appropriate in the human service context are presented. Cognitive, affective, behavioral systems will be presented as approaches in a variety of human service settings including education, family and community, rehabilitation, and mental health. 

HUMS A434: Group Facilitation for Human Service Professionals: 3 CR

Contact Hours:  3 + 0
Prerequisites: HUMS A223 and HUMS A324. Special Fees.
Advanced facilitation skills appropriate for group work to include goal setting, reciprocation, task identification and personal growth. Presents a theoretical case in both group dynamics and group leadership. Contemporary ethical and managerial issues are included. 

HUMS A461: Crisis Intervention: 3 CR

Contact Hours: 3 + 0
Prerequisites: HUMS A101 and HUMS A223 and HUMS A324.
Special Fees. Special Note: Offered fall semesters. A systematic and social approach to causes and treatment of human crises. Covers characteristics of crises, intervention strategies, and specific techniques for resolving various crisis situations. Students are expected to research, analyze, and compare community crisis support services.

HUMS A495A: Human Services Practicum III: 3 CR

Contact Hours:  1 + 9
Prerequisites: HUMS A295A with minimum grade of C and HUMS A295B with minimum grade of C. Registration Restrictions:  Admission to human services bachelor degree Program.
Special Fees. Placement in an agency will provide students with advancing levels of responsibility in direct client services and/or specialized activities/projects while increasing their professional development. Weekly concurrent classroom seminars required. 

HUMS A495B: Human Services Practicum IV: 3 CR

Contact Hours:  1 + 9
Prerequisites: HUMS A495A with minimum grade of C. Registration Restrictions: Declared human services major, admission to bachelor of human services degree, Practicum IV status approval.
Course Attributes: UAA GER Integrative Capstone. Special Fees.
This is the Integrative Capstone course for the bachelor of human services degree. The course builds and expands upon material presented in Human Services Practica I-III using theoretical frameworks from other required human service coursework. Students gain increasing levels of responsibility in the provision of direct client services in community-based settings. 

 

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