Human Service Course Descriptions

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Number sequencing next to course name means the following: first digit designates the number of lecture hours for the course; the second digit designates the number of lab, clinic or practicum hours; and the third digit designates the credit hours for the course.

HU 104 Introduction to Practicum Experience 2-0-2
A course designed to introduce and familiarize the student with Human Service Practicum procedure, responsibilities, and protocol. Special skills needed in Human Service work will also be reviewed, including: record keeping interviewing skills; preparation of practicum portfolio and resume; and writing competency goals and objectives. Students will then apply these skills as they move out to observation opportunities and practicum interviews. Meetings with the professor will also occur for practicum approval and site selection.

HU 111 Introduction to Human Service 3-0-3
An introductory course identifying the programs and activities of social and human service. Focuses on the practical problems facing the human service/mental health worker and examines the attitudes and objectives to be attained.

HU 195 Human Service Practicum I* 2-8-4
The student will work in an approved human service setting under the supervision of an approved professional. Periodic conferences between the Supervisor and Practicum Coordinator are planned in order to evaluate the student's progress. At the close of the semester, the student will submit documentation of the practicum activities/experience and demonstrate the ability to relate theory to practice in the chosen field of experience. The student will complete a total of 125 hours of field experience. (Prerequisites: HU 104, HU 111, HU 221 and MH 187)

HU 221 Social and Professional Issues in Today's Society 3-0-3
The student will examine and explore a variety of social and professional issues in today's society relating to the helping field. Skill and knowledge-based topics necessary for the success of the student's career in today's workplace may include basic human needs in homelessness, poverty, advocacy work, grant writing/proposals/funding, culturally competent counselor standards and community mental health delivery systems, as well as professional issues and skills that face today's helping professional.

HU 242 Ethics and the Professional Helper 3-0-3
A case related study of the ethical principles determining the standards of practice in the Human Service Field including Mental Health and Addiction Counseling. This course is reserved for the practitioner. Topics taken from the related national code of ethics will be discussed. The issues presented will be role-played and resolved according to universal philosophical principles. Philosophy as the foundation of professional practice guides this course. It will meet professional requirements for ethical training. (Prerequisites:HU-111, MH-187, AD-120 (AD majors only), all with a Grade of C or higher)

HU 298 Human Service Practicum II* 2-8-4
The student will continue his/her field experience work in an approved human service setting under the supervision of an approved professional. Skills, knowledge and personal characteristics are built upon and integrated into the learning and supervision of this course, as well as second year coursework including ethics, individual counseling and conflict resolution. Periodic conferences between the Supervisor and Practicum Coordinator are planned in order to evaluate the student's progress. At the close of the semester, the student will submit documentation of the practicum activities/experience and demonstrate the ability to relate theory to practice in the chosen field of experience. The student will complete a total of 125 hours of field experience. (Prerequisites: HU 104, HU 111, HU 221, HU 242, HU 195 ,MH 187 AND HU 195)

* The student will also complete an interview with the practicum coordinator the semester prior to the first scheduled practicum. Special requests regarding practicum entrance may be brought to the department head by the student. Review of the requests will be made by the department faculty and special exemptions may be made for entrance into the practicum.

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