Course Descriptions


Human Services (HUS) Courses

HUS 102 Human Services in Contemporary America (3-0) 3 credits

An introduction to the contemporary Human Service field. It includes a philosophical and theoretical orientation to Human Services; exploration of agency structure, personnel and services and an agency visitation. Professional and personal human services competencies, ethics and the law are also examined.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF


HUS 103 Case Management (3-0) 3 credits

This course focuses on the case management process. Students develop a basic understanding of the primary concepts and process of case management. Attention is paid to documentation, the interview, assessment, developing a service plan, managing information, networking, monitoring services, referral and successful termination and discharge. Prerequisite: HUS 102, Co-requisite: HUS 150.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF


HUS 150 Interviewing and Counseling (3-0) 3 credits

A survey of basic counseling techniques, including an overview of the various schools of counseling-the dynamics of communication, interviewing, resolving resistances by dealing with case materials, and role playing.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF


HUS 204 Field Experience I (4-0) 4 credits

Field Experience with individual and group supervision. The student will spend six –eight hours per week in direct agency service under supervision, for a total of ninety hours during the semester and class time in small group supervision. Emphasis will be on developing and strengthening human service competencies such as; assessment procedures, case management, interviewing, utilizing resources and networking. Prerequisites: HUS 102, HUS 150 and permission of instructor. Co-requisite: HUS 103.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF


HUS 205 Field Experience II (4-0) 4 credits

Field Experience with individual and group supervision. The student will spend six –eight hours per week in direct agency service under supervision, for a total of ninety hours during the semester and class time in small group supervision. Field Experience II affords students a second placement with possibilities of exposure to a different area of human services or a similar, more intense experience. It also includes a major research project. Prerequisites: HUS 204 and permission of instructor.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF