Community Development and Counseling Courses
HUS102 Introduction to Human Services
This is an introductory survey course designed to help students examine career options and educational requirements in the field of human services. Some of the specialty areas examined include social rehabilitative and welfare services to children, families, and the elderly, correctional/criminal justice services, substance abuse, mental retardation and vocational rehabilitation services. Additional topics include an analysis of historical, current, and projected trends in the field and issues involved in the provision of human services provider agencies. 3 credits.
HUS105 Professional Development and Community Service
This course is designed primarily for freshman human services and psychology students, as well as others interested in exploring opportunities in volunteerism, or the helping professions. All students will participate in a minimum of 10 hours of volunteer activity in an approved community setting during the semester, as well as 5 hours (minimum) at CSJ or other site (e.g. high school) in relevant personal and professional development activities. 1 credit
HUS106 Professional Development and Crisis Management
This course examines the topic of personal crisis from a developmental perspective as well as addressing characteristics of situational crises that may require some type of emergency response at the individual and systems level. Both preventive and reactive intervention approaches will be studied. Students will have the opportunity to be certified to participate in a community disaster response network, as well as in courses in Community First Aid, CPR, and Disease Prevention. $35 lab fee. 1 credit.
HUS107 Career Development in the Helping Professions
This course is designed primarily for sophomore-level human services and psychology students and others interested in exploring opportunities in volunteerism or the helping professions. Students will develop a professional portfolio and participate in a minimum of 10 hours of volunteer activity in an approved community setting during the semester, as well as 5 hours (minimum) involvement in relevant Divisional and other CSJ community activities. 1 credit.
HUS216 Evaluation Techniques
The purpose of this course is to acquaint the student with the philosophy, techniques, and role of assessment in designing and evaluating individual client treatment and agency-level programs within the area of human services. The course is designed to aid in the understanding of basic psychometric concepts and the interpretation of standardized tests. Prerequisite: PSY102 or permission of the Division Chairperson. Sophomore standing. 3 credits.
HUS305 Theories of Personality
This course will survey major counseling approaches focusing on basic concepts, therapeutic processes, the nature of the client/therapist relationship, and specific procedures applicable to individual and group situations. Professional, ethical and legal issues which impact on the counselor will be examined, and special attention will be given in helping students assess their own values and communication styles as a prerequisite to counseling others through a required interpersonal skills field experience. Prerequisite: PSY304 or permission of the Division Chairperson. Junior standing. 3 credits.
HUS306 Case Management & Counseling
Students are instructed in the skills of assessing a client’s unique treatment or program needs, designing a treatment or service plan, delivering a course of counseling, documenting and evaluating progress, and working within a team approach in order to ensure that appropriate services are provided to clients. As part of the course, students will focus on refining their skills to develop and maintain effective relationships with clients, and practice specific counseling strategies and techniques in the context of simulated individual and group counseling situations. Prerequisite: 12 hours in HUS or PSY including PSY103 and 304. HUS305 is also recommended. Junior standing. 3 credits.
HUS315 Culture and Community in Human Services
This course explores the historical underpinnings of service delivery as well as current day practices and service characteristics in the field of human services. The course will also address issues of ethnic-sensitive practices as well as institutional vs. community based helping services. Current legislation including the Americans with Disabilities Act will be studied. Fieldwork component will also be required. Prerequisite: PSY102 or permission of Division Chairperson. Sophomore standing. 3 credits.
HUS320B Field Experience I in Community Development and Counseling
The purpose of this course is to provide an introductory opportunity for supervised application of theory to practice under direct supervision of qualified persons in a sponsoring agency and of the college faculty. This experience provides the opportunity for a student to determine interest in a particular area through “hands on” experience in an agency. Component of 3 credits requires 120 actual hours in the field and attendance in a weekly seminar. (Supervision fee is required.) Prerequisite: Completion of core requirements, except HUS306 Case Management and Counseling and 400 level courses, a minimum of a “C” grade in PHI301 Ethics for the Professional, HUS315 Culture and Community in Human Services, and an overall cumulative average of at least “2.0” in major coursework prior to the semester in which the field experience is scheduled, or permission of the instructor. $200 Field Experience Fee. Junior standing. 3 credits.
HUS420B Field Experience II in Community Development and Counseling
A capstone course for Human Service majors to provide an opportunity for supervised application of theory to practice in an approved setting under direct supervision of qualified persons in the host agency and of the College faculty. This experience provides the opportunity for a student to implement his/her chosen service role while involved in a “hands on” basis within an approved services setting along with an accompanying weekly seminar. It is recommended that an agency different from the one selected for Field Experience I be chosen. The experience consists of 240 clock hours in a human services agency. Prerequisites: Completion of core requirements (except 400 level courses), a minimum of a “C” grade in PHI301 Ethics for the Professional, HUS315 Culture and Community in Human Services, and an overall cumulative average of at least “2.0” in major course work prior to the semester in which the field experience is scheduled or permission of the instructor. $200 Field Experience Fee. Junior standing. 6 credits.
HUS427 Community Organizations and Counseling
This course focuses on issues which impact on the provision of services in human service community settings. The effects of organizational, fiscal, and philosophical trends (such as restructuring, interagency collaboration, managed care, and shifting governmental priorities) will be discussed as they impact on providing behavioral health services and client welfare. Alternative models of service delivery and methods of outcome-based assessment will be discussed. Students will have an opportunity to conduct field research in area community agencies. Senior standing. 3 credits.
PSY102 Introduction to Psychology
This course provides an overview of the major areas of psychological study including biology and behavior, sensation and perception, learning, memory, intelligence, language, motivation, emotion, abnormal psychology, and therapy. Historical and current theoretical approaches to understanding human behavior will be reviewed and the student will be introduced to scientific methods of inquiry in psychology. This is a basic course intended for both psychology majors and others interested in the field of psychology. 3 credits.
PSY103 Developmental Psychology
A systematic examination of the processes of human development from birth to death. Emotional, intellectual, social, biological and other psychological aspects of growth will be considered from the perspectives of stage theorists such as Freud, Piaget, and Erickson as well as from perspectives derived from classical and operant conditioning work of Pavlov, Skinner, and social learning theorists. Prerequisites: PSY102. 3 credits.
PSY201Principles of Learning
An investigation is conducted with respect to learning principles derived from classical and operant conditioning. The student is led through a step-by-step examination of processes such as response acquisition, extension, relearning higher order conditioning, generalization, and discrimination, principles and schedules of reinforcement, punishment, and other related processes. Emphasis is placed on developing a solid understanding of basic scientific principles and an opportunity for utilizing data collection and experimental design procedures is part of a field experience. 3 credits.
PSY304 Abnormal Psychology
This course examines the etiology and treatment of abnormal human behaviors. Areas of study include: historical and current approaches to conceptualizing abnormal behavior, and a review of the characteristics and treatment of organic and functional disorders described in the current edition of The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association (including areas such as anxiety, affective and personality disorders, schizophrenia, impaired brain disorders and disorders of childhood.) Prerequisites: PSY102. Sophomore standing. 3 credits.
SOC101 Introduction to Sociology
An integrated and systematic survey of modern sociological methodology and concepts which include as subject matter: the nature of culture and human society, social processes, social structures, and social changes. 3 credits.