Skip Navigation
"Find your place at Kenai Peninsula College."

2014-15 Catalog

HUMS - HUMAN SERVICES

HUMS A101: Introduction to Human Services (3 CR) 

Contact Hours:  3 + 0
Special Fees.
Introduces human services as a profession. Traces historical and contemporary service delivery approaches. Identifies ethical and professional roles of human service workers. Examines human service consumer problems and appropriate helping systems and strategies.

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
Presents current issues in addiction through a human service perspective emphasizing social, legal, public health and public 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.
Presents basic paraprofessional counseling skills focused upon a systematic approach to effective helping. Skills are organized into the four categories: skills for understanding, skills for comfort and crisis intervention, skills for positive action, and trauma-informed care.

HUMS A295A: Human Services Practicum I (3 CR) 

Contact Hours:  1 + 9
Prerequisites: (ENGL A111 with minimum grade of C or concurrent enrollment) and HUMS A101 with a minimum grade of C and HUMS A185 with minimum grade of C and HUMS A223with a minimum grade of C.
Major Restriction: Must be Human Services major.
Registration Restrictions: GER Written Communication, Human Services major.
Special Fees.
Provides students a guided learning experience at a community human services agency including 125 agency hours and a weekly seminar class. Course topics include agency structure and function, application of entry-level helping skills, and interagency networking.

HUMS A295B: Human Services Practicum II (3 CR) 

Contact Hours:  1 + 9
Prerequisites: HUMS A295A with minimum grade of C.
Major Restriction: Must be Human Services major.
Registration Restrictions: Human Services major.
Special Fees. Provides students with guided learning experience at a human services agency. Students are required to complete 125 supervised agency hours during which they will become familiar with agency structure and protocols and engage in supervised client contact. Students will also participate in a weekly classroom seminar. 

HUMS A324: Introduction to Paraprofessional Counseling II (3 CR) 

Contact Hours:  3 + 0
Prerequisites: HUMS A223 with minimum grade of C.
Special Fees.
Provides students both theory and skill development learning experiences designed to advance paraprofessional counseling skills.

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.  

 
E-mail: Webmaster  |  (877) 262-0330  |  Contact Us  |  © 2014 Kenai Peninsula College, All Rights Reserved