Total Hours Needed to Graduate:
120 Hours

Major

90 Hours
COURSE NUMBER
COURSE TITLE
CREDIT HOURS
HUS 1010
Introduction to Human Services
3

Serves as an overview of the historical developments in the field of human service and provides an introduction to the philosophical framework, the major theoretical models, and the interdisciplinary nature of human service. Students will explore human service occupations, professional organizations, community resources, and ethical and legal issues. Must complete with a C or better.

Requirement(s):
Student background check.

HUS 1210
Family Dynamics
3

Explores family systems concepts and diversity within family systems, culturally and relationally. Provides students with a foundation of knowledge and skills for building strong relationships and families, with an emphasis on family strengths and benefits that come from diversity. The concepts and ideas presented are directly applicable to students' lives as well as their future professional work. Must complete with a C or better to qualify for internship.

Requirement(s):
Student background check.

HUS 1410
Abuse and Neglect in the Family
3

Explores the etiology, prevalence, and treatment of different types of neglect and violence in families across the lifespan. This course will explore abusive and neglectful behaviors, evidence of signs and symptoms of neglect and abusive patterns, and identify appropriate reporting procedures. Must complete with a C or better.

HUS 1510
Ethics and Issues in Human Services
3

Assists the Human Services student to advocate and understand the interests, ethical dilemmas, and potential ethical violation(s) issues of our client/consumer (and the Human Services Professional) populations, i.e. children, teen/youths, adults, elderly, and other. This course will look into the rights of our client populations/systems from a Generalist Human Services approach, the rights of our society in the legal system and the mental health system that we sometimes work within. This course reviews the roles and responsibilities of our clients/consumers and our responsibility to them, the conditions that we have to work inside of, and potential violations that can happen in the field. Must complete with a C or better.

Prerequisite(s):
HUS 1010, PSY 1110

HUS 2010
Substance Abuse
3

Explores the types of substance abuse prevalent in communities, factors that lead to substance abuse and the impact on families, the workplace, and society in general. This course introduces students to current treatment programs and their various philosophies. Must complete with a C or better.

HUS 2110
Assessment, Recording, and Reporting
3

Teaches students how to conduct a client assessment, including interviewing and appropriate manual- and computer-based recording and reporting of client records into an organized and comprehensive assessment report. Must complete with a C or better.

Corequisite(s):
PSY 2410

HUS 2210
Case Management I
3

Emphasizes prevention and intervention strategies for less severe cases in human services. Students will learn parenting skills, listening skills, planning, assessment of community resources, referral procedures, general crisis intervention, and setting appropriate boundaries in his/her role as a case manager. Must complete with a C or better.

Prerequisite(s):
HUS 2110

HUS 2350
Trauma Informed Care in Crisis Intervention
3

Emphasizes the assessment of diverse crisis situations brought on by past trauma with emphasis on the use of short-term intervention and problem solving techniques to help individuals and families de-escalate crisis situations and develop appropriate coping techniques. The course will address principles of trauma informed care, brief and short-term interventions, and multicultural issues in trauma/crisis intervention situations. Must complete with a C or better.

Prerequisite(s):
HUS 1410

Requirement(s):
Student background check.

HUS 2610
Theory of Group Dynamics for Human Services
3

Familiarizes students with the principles and theories of group dynamics, the purpose of a group, types of groups, and roles within a group. Students will discuss the ethical issues that may occur in a group setting as well as the impact of diversity within groups. Various stages of group development will be explored while students acquire necessary skills for group facilitation. Must complete with a C or better.

HUS 2710
Human Services Internship I
3

Consists of 180 clock hours of paid/unpaid, experience in a social service or mental health agency in the community under supervision of agency and Baker College staff. The students will also be required to complete 20 hours in seminar format, to integrate learning in the field with classroom instruction. This course is the beginning internship required of all human service majors. The primary focus of this internship is the development and application of knowledge and skills in community resources. Students must receive a 70% or better on all academic assignments to align with the policy for WRK courses.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 1020, HUS 1010, HUS 2350

HUS 3010
Research Methods in Human Services
3

Examines research and theory within the human services community. For students to become a consumer of research, topics such as grant writing, ethics in research, research design and application, and using research results in a variety of human services communities will be addressed. Must complete with a C or better.

Prerequisite(s):
HUS 2110, MTH 2750

HUS 3510
Child Welfare Services
3

Introduces students to a survey of child welfare services. Topics include family support, protecting abused and neglected children, foster care, delinquency, adoption, and family court process. Must complete with a C or better.

Prerequisite(s):
HUS 1410

HUS 3610
Application and Practice of Group Dynamics for Human Services
3

Allows the student to engage in intensive self-discovery, interact with others in a group setting, develop and utilize group terminology, analyze group processes, and articulate their thoughts, refine concepts and continue to develop interpersonal and communication skills. The design of this course will encompass lectures and extensive experiential learning to strengthen needed skills. Must complete with a C or better.

Prerequisite(s):
HUS 2610

HUS 4110
Institutional Treatment and Alternative Settings in Human Services
3

Provides a comprehensive examination of various placement and treatment environments from the most restrictive setting to independent living. In addition, introduces students to the theories and principles encompassed within home visitation. This course considers diagnostic criteria and a variety of conditions under which institutional placement and other treatment alternatives are indicated relative to particular case situations and case monitoring of clients in these settings. The course also identifies the attributes and administrative aspects of home visitation and the safety and occupational hazards associated with it. Must complete with a C or better.

Prerequisite(s):
HUS 2210

HUS 4210
Human Services Administration
3

Introduces students to human service management and administration at the first-line, middle, and upper management levels. Students will attain an understanding of organizational management perspectives on staff motivation and administrative planning, including a review of professional and governmental agency standards. This course also presents an evaluation and analysis of major components in human service delivery systems, including budgeting, program evaluation, employee relations, in-service training programs, and collaboration among agencies and organizations. Must complete with a C (73%) or better to qualify for an internship.

Prerequisite(s):
HUS 1010

HUS 4310
The DSM System and Mental Health Services
3

Introduces students to the diagnostic system for the classification of mental disorders and explores the major categories of mental disorders. Students will learn to differentiate various forms of psychopathology, evaluate alternative interventions, and develop proficiency in the language used by a variety of professionals to communicate about mental health and human services problems. Must complete with a C or better.

Prerequisite(s):
PSY 3110

HUS 4710
Human Services Internship II
3

Consists of 180 clock hours of paid/unpaid, experience in a social service or mental health agency in the community under the supervision of agency and Baker College staff. The students will also be required to complete 20 hours in seminar format, to integrate learning in the field with classroom instruction. This is the second and final internship required for all Human Service bachelor degree students. The primary focus of this internship is the development of knowledge and skills in treatment planning and intervention. Students will observe and participate in the treatment planning process and assist in the implementation of interventions and preventions with process and outcome documentation. Students must achieve 73% or better in all coursework and 73% or better on all evaluations to receive credit for this course.

Prerequisite(s):
HUS 2710

PSY 2010
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
3

Examines the background, theory, and process of cognitive behavioral therapy. Topics include maladaptive thought patterns and cognitive behavioral therapy solutions, several expressions of cognitive behavior therapy, and cognitive behavior therapy applications to common problems such as fear, anger, addiction, anxiety, and depression.

Prerequisite(s):
PSY 1110

PSY 2110
Psychology of Death and Dying
3

Equips students with a psychological foundation of theories related to death, dying, and bereavement. Prepares students who are entering a helping profession to work with others to understand and cope with death, dying, and bereavement.

Prerequisite(s):
PSY 1010 OR PSY 1110

PSY 2210
Developmental Psychology
3

Examines changes that occur across the human lifespan, from conception to end of life. Topics include physical, perceptual, cognitive, personality, social, and emotional changes.

Prerequisite(s):
PSY 1110

PSY 2410
Theories of Counseling
3

Provides a foundation for understanding the field of counseling. This course examines what counselors do; the qualities of effective counseling; and basic concepts of the most influential theories of modern counseling, considering the strengths and weaknesses of each. It also examines legal, ethical, and cross-cultural issues.

Prerequisite(s):
PSY 1110

PSY 3110
Abnormal Psychology
3

Examines the symptomatology, diagnosis, and causes of various forms of psychopathology. Topics include current theory and research; ethical and social issues; and historical and current approaches to treatment of mental illness.

Prerequisite(s):
PSY 1110

PSY 3210
Psychology of Disability
3

Explores types of disabilities from the individual, family, and caregiver perspectives. Topics include stereotypes and myths, legal issues/laws, coping with disability, and models of practice. Common challenges and solutions associated with disability across various social contexts are discussed.

Prerequisite(s):
PSY 1110

PSY 3350
Human Sexuality
3

Analyzes the anatomical, psychological, cultural, and social aspects of a wide range of topics in the area of human sexuality. Course emphasis is on developing understanding and awareness of variations of sexual expression and the role of sexuality throughout the various phases of the life cycle.

Prerequisite(s):
PSY 1010 OR PSY 1110

PSY 4010
Social Psychology
3

Presents a study of individuals in the social context in which they live. Topics such as attitudes and attitude change, altruism, effects of being in a group, conformity, obedience, persuasion, and interpersonal attraction are studied.

Prerequisite(s):
PSY 1110

PSY 4050
Psychopharmacology
3

Studies the history and development of psychopharmacological agents, their effects on the biochemistry of the human being, the legitimate use of medications, and their importance for treatment. Topics include a review of the classes of psychotropic drugs, drug overdose, the side effects and interactions of psychotropic drugs, and drug tolerance.

Prerequisite(s):
PSY 3110

PSY 4110
Clinical Methods in Mental Health
3

Examines the multiple careers and settings associated with mental health treatment. Topics include assessment, interviewing, types of counseling, treatment of different populations, legal issues, and ethical considerations within the mental health treatment setting. Treatment interventions, least restrictive options, and prevention will also be discussed.

Prerequisite(s):
PSY 2410, PSY 3110

SOC 2010
Sociology
3

Examines social organization, culture, and the relationship between society and the individual. The areas studied are social groups, roles and statuses, institutions, social stratification, socialization, social change, and social policy.

Select Six Credits from one of the Following Grouping:

6 Hours
COURSE NUMBER
COURSE TITLE
CREDIT HOURS

General Education

30 Hours
COURSE NUMBER
COURSE TITLE
CREDIT HOURS
ENG 1010
College Composition I
3

Emphasizes academic writing by reading and thinking critically to strengthen essential communication skills through the use of the writing process. Various assignments focus on summary and response, analysis, and informative writing. Research practices and research writing in APA style are essential to the course.

ENG 1020
College Composition II
3

Continues developing students' critical thinking and writing skills through reading and argumentative writing. Emphasizes academic writing to articulate the relationships among language, knowledge, and power. Various assignments focus on position, argument analysis, and argumentative proposal. Research practices and research writing in APA style are essential to the course.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 1010

HUM 4010
Philosophy of Ethics
3

Identifies and analyzes ethical situations in modern society. Examines the philosophical foundations for personal and professional ethics.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 1020

MTH 1050
Quantitative Reasoning I
3

Solves contemporary, real-world problems by mathematical reasoning utilizing concepts from algebra, finance, and statistics. Key topics include personal finance, mathematical models, functions and relations, dimensional analysis, statistical reasoning, and Euclidean geometry. This class focuses on quantitative literacy and the application of the above concepts in a variety of professional disciplines.

MTH 2750
Statistical Methods
3

Focuses on data interpretation and practical application of introductory level statistics. Emphasizes a conceptual understanding of the use of statistics in various fields, including the ability to interpret results. Topics include development and analysis of descriptive statistics, inferential statistics (bivariate), and regression analysis. Students determine appropriate statistical methods, calculate basic statistical values, and analyze/interpret data sets including statistical software study results. MTH 2750 - Statistical Methods satisfies the MTA Statistics Pathway.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 1050 OR MTH 1110

PSY 1110
General Psychology
3

Provides a foundation of knowledge in psychology examining key topics related to understanding human thoughts and behavior. Topics include an exploration of factors that influence thoughts and behavior, psychology as a science, sensation/perception, motivation, emotion, memory, cognition, personality, as well as key figures, research, and theories within psychology. Applying concepts to real-life settings is a focus throughout the course.

SCI 4510
Environmental Science
3

Explores the relationship between man and the environment. Students examine the balance between natural resources including wildlife, their habitats, and the needs of man in the twenty-first century.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 1010

SOC 3210
Cultural Diversity
3

Examines the social construction of groups based on race, ethnicity and national origin, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, and able-bodiedness. Sociological (as well as psychological, historical, economic, and anthropological) perspectives are applied to concepts such as prejudice, stereotyping, discrimination, racial and ethnic identity, racial formation, power and privilege, assimilation and pluralism, and tolerance. Emphasis is on increasing knowledge, personal awareness, and sensitivity.

SPK 2010
Oral Communication
3

Develops confidence and skill in many facets of oral communication. Students explore diverse topics and formats, using organization, research, and technology to deliver effective oral presentation.

WRI 1150
Workplace Communication
3

Addresses professional standards of communication with a focus on 21st century technology. Continues developing students' critical thinking and writing skills to prepare them to be effective communicators in the workplace. Students evaluate the audience before choosing and applying the appropriate communication medium and style. Required elements include an employment portfolio, a group project/presentation, and an exploration of communication in the student's individual career field.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 1020

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