Outline of Degree Requirements
|COL||181||Adult Student Orientation||0-1|
|Written Communication II & III||6|
|SOC||151||Principles of Sociology||3|
|Foreign Language/Area Study (Travel)||3|
|PHIL||250||Intro to Philosophy||3|
|BIOL||115||Human Biology (with lab)||4|
|MATH||111||Basic Probability & Statistics||3|
|Total General Studies Hours||49-50|
|HS||278||Introduction to Human Service Professions||3|
|SOC||202||Race & Ethnicity||3|
|HS||280||Group Facilitation in H.S. Professions||2|
|HS||371||Interviewing & People-Helping Skills||3|
|HS||320||Casework Methods & Writing in the H.S. Profession||3|
|HS||374||Fieldwork in Social Science||3|
|HS||420||Research & Program Evaluation||3|
|HS||410||Administration of H.S. Agencies||3|
|Select 2-3 Hours from courses below:|
|PSYC||284||Child Growth & Development||3|
|PSYC||285||Adolescent Growth & Development||2|
|PSYC||287||School-Age Growth & Development||3|
|PSYC||288||Life Span Development||3|
|SOC||203||Sociology/Psychology of Aging||3|
|Select 9-10 hours from courses below:|
|SOC||201||Problems & Issues||3|
|SOC||252||Marriage & Family||3|
|Total Major Hours:||40-42|
Prerequisite: SOC 151
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.
Prerequisite: SOC 151
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.
Prerequisite: SOC 151, PSYC 182
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 to family living are stressed.
Prerequisite: SOC Social Psychology and HS 278.
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.
Prerequisite: HS 278
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 internship or cooperative education experience within selected business, social service or law enforcement agencies. Other off-campus learning experience may also be arranged in a metropolitan or cross-cultural setting. Requires advanced application and approval of instructor. May be repeated up to a total of six hours.
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.
Prerequisite: HS 320
An overview of research methodology, research literature and program evaluation. Emphasis will be placed on reading and writing a literature review as well as developing and writing program outcomes and evaluation plans.
Prerequisite: HS 320
An overview of administration, management, and supervision of human services agencies. Laws, policy, legislation, and ethics affecting human services agencies and practitioners will also be emphasized. Advanced grant writing may also be included.
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.
Prerequisite: PSYC 182.
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.
Prerequisite: PSYC 182
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.
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 development theories and their application to the educational setting and the role of the educator in the development process. Some discussion of prenatal and infant development and its impact on school-age children will also be included.
Prerequisite: PSYC 288
A study of basic theoretical approaches to human personality. Major personality theorists are reviewed and their positions are compared, contrasted and synthesized. An attempt is made to evaluate theories and their relationship with the Christian faith.
A study of various forms of abnormal human behavior in relation to their causative factors. Emphasis is placed upon the concern for methods of prevention and cure.