Human Services (HMS)

HMS 100. Introduction to Human Services. 3 Credit Hours.

Introduction to Human Services introduces students to human and community needs and to the concepts of the helping profession. Students examine community resources, the relationship of agencies and bureaucracies to the total community, and the worker's role and responsibility in the helping profession.
Prerequisites: Reading Proficiency

HMS 101. Human Services: Theories and Skills. 3 Credit Hours.

Human Services:Theories and Skills introduces students to the theoretical and practical knowledge needed for entry-levels of practice in social work/human services. The course introduces students to the theories of personality development and behavior, assessment process, recording rules, confidentiality issues, treatment planning, and other pertinent information necessary for the entry level human service practitioner.
Prerequisites: Reading Proficiency

HMS 102. Human Services: Policy and Politics. 3 Credit Hours.

Human Services: Policy and Politics is an analysis of the political process involved in the formulation of social welfare policies from a historical point of view. Students will examine federal, state, and local social welfare programs and how they impact program planning and delivery.
Prerequisites: Reading Proficiency

HMS 111. Group Practice in Human Services. 3 Credit Hours.

Group Practice in Human Services focuses on the basic issues of group work in Human Services settings. The course will introduce students to the theory of group work and practice theory, including a study of the various types of groups, ethical issues, group leadership and the process of forming and working with groups.
Prerequisites: Reading Proficiency
Recommended Preparation: Introduction to Human Services

HMS 201. Workplace Learning I: Human Services. 3 Credit Hours.

This workplace-based course provides the student the opportunity to apply theory and skills learned in the classroom, learn new skills, and explore career possibilities while supervised by a professional in the field and a faculty member. Students will observe and participate in the function of the organization to enhance their preparation for entering the Human Services field. Minimum 50 hours per credit hour in the workplace throughout the term. Concurrent enrollment in HMS 203 required.
Prerequisites: HMS 100 and HMS 101 with grades of "C" or better and Reading Proficiency
Corequisites: HMS 203

HMS 202. Workplace Learning II: Human Services. 3 Credit Hours.

This workplace-based course provides the student the opportunity to apply theory and skills learned in the classroom, learn new skills, and explore career possibilities while supervised by a professional in the field and a faculty member. Students will observe and participate in the function of the organization to enhance their preparation for entering the Human Services field. Minimum 50 hours per credit hour in the workplace throughout the term. Concurrent enrollment in HMS 204 required.
Prerequisites: HMS 201 and HMS 203 with grades of "C" or better and Reading Proficiency
Corequisites: HMS 204

HMS 203. Human Services Workplace Learning Seminar I. 3 Credit Hours.

Discussion and analysis in small groups of the human services practicum experience. There will be special learning objectives related to the kind of work the student will do in an organization after completion of the program.
Prerequisites: HMS 100 and HMS 101 with grades of "C" or better and Reading Proficiency
Corequisites: HMS 201

HMS 204. Human Services Workplace Learning Seminar II. 3 Credit Hours.

This course builds on the learning objectives of HMS 203. These objectives will be related to the work the student will do after completion of the program.
Prerequisites: HMS 100, HMS 101, HMS 201 and HMS 203 all with grades of "C" or better and Reading Proficiency
Corequisites: HMS 202

HMS 205. Crisis Intervention. 3 Credit Hours.

Course designed as a beginning training unit for people who anticipate or are presently working with individuals in crisis situations such as suicide, rape, spouse abuse, death and drugs. Will focus on theory and practical application of crisis intervention techniques.
Prerequisites: Reading Proficiency