|COL||181||Adult Student Orientation||0-1|
|ENGL||101||Written Communication II||3|
|SOC||182||Principles of Sociology||3|
|MATH||111||Basic Probability and Statistics||3|
|BIOL||115||Human Biology (with lab)||4|
|Total General Hours:||29-30|
|HS||278||Intro to the Human Service Professions||3|
|HS||280||Group Facilitation in Human Services Professions||2|
|HS||371||Interviewing & People-Helping Skills||3|
|HS||320||Casework Methods & Writing in the Human Services Profession||3|
|Select 6 hours from courses below:|
|SOC||201||Problems & Issues||3|
|SOC||202||Race & Ethnicity||3|
|SOC||252||Marriage & Family||3|
|Select 2-3 hours from courses below:|
|PSYC||284||Child Growth & Development||3|
|PSYC||285||Adolescent Growth and Development||2|
|PSYC||287||School-Age Growth & Development||3|
|PSYC||288||Life Span Development||3|
|SOC||203||Sociology/Psychology of Aging||3|
This course explores the major issues confronting contemporary American society. It seeks to achieve understanding of the complex nature of social tensions and to assist the student in clarifying his/her own positions. In the process, students gain critical thinking and analytical skills by examining the arguments presented in scientific circles, political debate and the popular media.
The social dynamics of race and ethnicity, including prejudice, discrimination and public policy issues. The history of racial and ethnic groups in America will be reviewed in order to illustrate mechanisms for reducing prejudice.
A study of changing individual needs and major events that affect adults in their later years. Learning, attitudes and emotional implications are considered. Attention is also given to the social resources available to help meet these needs. A useful course for students who intend to work with the elderly as either professionals or volunteers.
A general introduction to the sub-discipline of social psychology. Emphasis is on the impact of early and later socialization in the forming and modifying of beliefs, values, attitudes and on the various contexts for interpersonal behavior
A study of the family as a basic social institution with cultural variations. Emphasis is upon premarital and marital factors that contribute to successful marriage or family disorganization. Christian ideals for wholesome courtship and family living are stressed
A study of techniques and practices used by human services practitioners in the group settings. Includes the process of the preparation, selection and facilitation of groups; group dynamics; and the observation and evaluation of group function.
Introduction to the methods used in casework management including (What? goal setting?). Course will also include the importance of utilizing community resources and brokerage of services with other agencies. Proficiency in writing real time case notes, case and supervisory reports, and legal/court reports will be emphasized. Grant writing for service agencies will also be discussed.
A study of the human service professions with emphasis on the philosophy, knowledge and skills of the practitioner in various settings. Course materials and field trips link theory and practice
A skills acquisition course where the student achieves a minimal competency level in listening, problem identification, goal setting, and use of problem-solving strategies. Supervised practice includes extensive use of role playing, audio and videotaping and modeling.
An overview of crisis theory and the development of knowledge and skills to assist persons experiencing crises. Attention is given to topics such as death, divorce, suicide, physical or sexual abuse, and other situational crises.
The physical, social, emotional and cognitive development of the child from conception to adolescence is examined. Special attention is given to techniques of managing behavior and to the role of the educator in the development process.
A study of the development of the adolescent and the young adult. Special attention will be given to physiological changes, intellectual development, the search for identity, relationships with parents, relationships with peers, problems of adolescence, career development and choosing a personal lifestyle.
PSYC 287 School-Age Growth & Development -3 Hours
Prerequisite: PSYC 182
This course covers the physical, social, emotional and cognitive development of school-age children and adolescents, focusing on ages 3 to 18. Developmental issues such as language, identity, achievement, gender, sexuality, career formation, relationships with parents, family and peers, and age-specific problems are studied. Special attention is given to developmental theories and their application to the educational setting and the role of the educator in the developmental process. Some discussion of prenatal and infant development and its impact on school-age children will also be included.
PSYC 288 Life Span Development - 3 Hours
Prerequisite: PSYC 182
A study of the basic principles and theories of human development with special emphasis given to the determinants of the human life span from the beginning of life through infancy, childhood, adolescence and adulthood to death and dying. Emphasis is placed on the transitional life processes as they occur at each stage, and attention is given to physical, intellectual, social and personality development in each stage of the life span.