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Human Services

HSP2201 Community Leadership Practicum (.5)
Mentoring, in various forms, can be a key for community building an individual success. In this half-unit course, students learn to recognize mentorship models, understand and implement the active listening process, explore and develop personal leadership skills relating to community and business, and demonstrate the ability to mentor through a practice model.

HSP2203 Communication Skills (3)
This highly participative course focuses on analyzing and applying techniques of effective communication in organizational and interpersonal situations. Includes the use of personal assessment instruments that reflects students’ preferred communication styles. All class participants make formal and informal presentations and practice utilizing fundamentals in active listening, self-esteem building, and conflict negotiations.

HSP2206 Professional Writing (3)
Emphasizes collaborative learning and writing-across-the-disciplines. Writing in a variety of professional modes (directions, descriptions, process) and forms (memos, letters, reports) is practiced.  Fulfills General Education Upper-Division Writing requirement.

HSP2209 Human Services (3) (CDiv)
Examines the human service industry: its evolution, role in contemporary society, anticipated future in relation to the changing society, and the restructuring of community and work organizations. Discussions of theory and practice of professional management strategies and clientele characteristics and reactions as well as future directions for human service program planning and design are presented by area speakers and analyzed by students in written and group presentation format.

HSP2212 Financial Management (3)
Introduces financial management for nonprofit organizations, focusing on the key principles and terminology needed by managers. Emphasizes financial accounting, budgeting, financial reports, and reporting cycles. Course work includes case studies and a final project analyzing the fiscal status of a nonprofit agency or organization.

HSP2218 Social Research Methods (3)
Introduces the major techniques of social research to demystify the research process and increase competence in a student’s ability to investigate ideas, concepts, and statistical data or literature. Proficiency is measured by performance in individual and collaborative group projects, individual written assignments, and a final research presentation.

HSP2221 Human Services Senior Seminar (3)
Completion of core requirements and senior class standing
This capstone course utilizes all key Human Services theories, concepts, and methods acquired through the course work. Successful demonstrations of competencies are exhibited in case studies, analysis, group discussion, individual presentations, and community project work.

HSP2224 Professional Development (0.5)
Provides accelerated students with an interactive seminar exploring career management techniques, including self-assessment, researching the world of work, decision-making and goal-setting, and job search strategies. Students develop an individualized career management plan.

HSP2227 Marketing for Nonprofit Organizations (3)
Prerequisite:  HSP2209 or permission of Program Director.
Presents the principles of marketing, marketing strategy, and the marketing mix (product, place, price, and promotion) as applicable in a nonprofit setting.

HSP2230 Personal Financial Planning (3)
Prerequisites:  BUS1224 and BUS2224
Gives an overview of the fundamental concepts and practices of financial management and planning for the individual.  Specific topics include: budgeting, goal setting with controls, asset management, tax planning, and portfolios.

HSP2233 Grant Writing (3)
This course examines the basic concepts and skills for identifying funding sources and writing convincing grants and business proposals. Proposal writers can bring their project ideas and draft proposals to class for small-group evaluations and technical assistance. Ongoing grant writing support will be available during the semester. Fulfills the General Education Upper-Division Writing requirement.

HSP2236 Creativity and Work (3)
This course examines how we can stir creativity and imagination while working in business, nonprofits, government, or in entrepreneurial endeavors and how we use our work and the relationships that we develop through it as a means to interact with the world.

HSP2239 Human Relations in Organizations (3)
Studies formal and informal organizations in terms of individual, group, and organizational perspectives with a focus on leadership, motivation, and general management concepts. Discussions and group practice sessions are alternated with individual projects and examinations to assess student proficiency and skill building.

HSP2242 Human Services Counseling Skills (3)
Reviews fundamental skills in counseling. Special emphasis is on the development of effective counselor competencies in helping relationships found primarily in human services organizations.

HSP2248 Managing Cultural Diversity (CDiv) (3)
Theoretical and practical approaches to the complexities of issues of diversity will be examined by reviewing typical values, habits, interactions, and concerns of different cultural groups in the workplace. Students will identify and practice strategies to overcome barriers and conflict in the workplace.

HSP2251 Managing Employee Assistance Programs (3)
Surveys all aspects of managing EAPs as they relate to employers, unions, human resources, and the workplace. Special attention is given to administration and implementation of strategies for special work groups.

HSP2254 Stress in the Workplace (3)
Provides a theoretical and interactive analysis of the physiological, psychological, and emotional effects of stress. Examines cognitive and behavioral coping strategies that will be used to create a personal wellness plan for each student. Particular emphasis will be on early detection of organizational factors that create effects of personal and professional burnout.

HSP2257 Women’s Health Issues (3)
This course provides both a theoretical and interactive analysis of the various issues surrounding women and specifically women’s health. Topics include societal influences on women’s socialization/role identification and development. Contributing factors examined relative to women’s health include psychosocial, psychological, spiritual, emotional, legal, and physiological.

HSP2260 Introduction to Gerontology (3)
Gerontology is a fast-growing field with demographic analyses predicting a doubling of the population who are over the age of 65 in the next decade. This trend will occur across diverse populations, creating opportunities for students to address unique and important community needs. This course covers important topics for all students who are in or entering the helping professions and will include an overview of issues and trends, the importance of policy and legal issues, emerging ethical concerns, and emerging issues, including changing family roles, death, and dying.

HSP2263 Development Across the Lifespan (3)
Issues of gerontology involve the entire family, and an understanding about how to support those who are aging includes a foundation in issues of mental health from the beginning of life until the end. This course addresses the evolution of family roles throughout a lifetime, including connections and relationships. It also addresses the psychology of mental health and aging with an emphasis on the special issues that emerge in counseling. This element of the course is grounded in an understanding of the biology of aging, including diabetes, obesity, hearing and vision loss, and physical health, and how those affect counseling geared toward the individual and the family.

HSP2283 Gerontology Practicum (3)
A gerontology concentration is not complete without practical experience that puts classroom learning into practical use. This course is designed as an internship with an organization that provides direct services in this field; that service opportunity is briefly prefaced with course work designed to prepare students for this practical application of service.

HSP2286 Special Topics (0.5 – 3)
Workshops offered periodically on contemporary issues of special interest to Health and Human Services professionals.

HSP2290 Internship (3)
Human Services students will participate in supervised internships in service organizations to enhance individual career skill set and portfolio. The internship will be in a Human Services agency over a semester with designated mandatory class meetings.

HSP2994 Teaching Assistant (0-4)
This is an opportunity for an advanced student to earn credit by special arrangement with the Human Services Department Chair. The required work will vary and may include conducting student surveys, tutoring research students, or creating reports for Human Services professors.

HSP2999 Independent Study in Human Services (1-3)
Provides an opportunity for independent study or research in Human Services under the direction of the instructor and Department Chair. See Undergraduate Policies and Procedures section on Independent Study.

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