Education Classroom 405
Bachelor of Science in Human Services
Minor in Human Services
Caroline Bailey, John Doyle, Mikel Hogan, Sean Hogan, Kristi Kanel, Mikyong Kim-Goh, Susan Larsen, Trent Nguyen, Lori Phelps, Carl Renold, J. Michael Russell, Mia Sevier
The Bachelor of Science in Human Services is a carefully articulated program providing both the academic and experiential background for the student seeking a career working with people in the varied and expanding field of human services. An application-oriented major, it is based on a synthesis of knowledge from several social sciences, together with methodologies of intervention at the individual, group and community levels. Human services graduates are educated to respond in an informed way to identifiable human service needs in a variety of settings. The program’s orientation and its synthesis of knowledge from many background disciplines, as well as its focus on the development of specific methods and practical skills to apply this knowledge, give it a unique perspective.
The Human Services major is structured around four interrelated components: theoretical foundations/intervention strategies; client population/cultural diversity; research/evaluation; and skill development/field experience.
About half of the graduates of the Human Services program go on to graduate programs, typically in social work, counseling, psychology, public administration, or education. A human services professional may provide direct services to clients, supervise personnel, administer programs and develop policies, and/or deliver support services to professional staff. Sample career options for Human Services graduates include adoption counselor, AIDS services case manager, child protective service worker, client advocate, community educator, elementary school teacher, geriatric caseworker, human services agency administrator, parent educator, policy analyst, probation officer, social service employee, youth counselor and behavior specialist.
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN HUMAN SERVICES
The Bachelor of Science in Human Services requires a minimum of 120 units which includes courses for the major, General Education, all university requirements, and some electives. The requirements for the major consist of 54 units. The required core curriculum consists of 36 units (in the above four areas), plus 18 units of adviser-approved courses related to one’s anticipated professional specialization.
Majors must achieve a grade of “C” (2.0) or better in all courses included in the core curriculum and in the advisement track. It is the student’s responsibility to consult an adviser on the human services faculty at least once during each of her/his first two semesters on campus to develop a study plan identifying courses for the advisement track.
Community College Transfer Students
Community college transfer students may apply a maximum of 12 units of course work in human services and related fields towards the total of 54 units. Transfer of any units must be approved by the student’s adviser and the department adviser. For transfer students with a certificate in Substance Abuse, Domestic Violence or Gerontology, up to 18 units of course work in human services may be applied to the total of 54 units.
Teaching Credential Students
The Human Services degree may be effectively combined with subject matter studies necessary for the multiple subject teaching credentials (K-8). One of the admission requirements for the multiple subject credential program is to establish subject matter competency by passing the Multiple Subject CSET. Students are encouraged to work with the Center for Careers in Teaching (CCT) (714-278-7130) as early as possible in their academic careers to plan efficient course selections for general education, major and electives. The CCT website (www.fullerton.edu/cct) provides detailed information about the CSET and other credential admission requirements.
Required Core Curriculum (36 units)
Theoretical Foundation/Intervention (9 units)
Human Services 201 Introduction to Human Services (3)
Human Services/Counseling 380 Theories and Techniques of Counseling (3)
Human Services 310 Case Management (3)
Client Populations/Cultural Diversity (9 units)
Afro/Human Services 311 Intracultural Socialization Patterns (3)
Child/Adolescent Studies 312 Human Growth and Development (3)
OR Psychology 361 Developmental Psychology (3)
Psychology 341 Abnormal Psychology (3)
OR Sociology 351 Sociology of the Family (3)
Research/Evaluation (9 units)
Human Services 315 Research and Data Management in Human Services (3)
Human Services 385 Program Design and Proposal Writing (3)
Human Services 470 Evaluation of Human Services Programs (3)
Skills Development/Field Experience (9 units)
Human Services 396 Practicum Seminar (2) and Human Services 396L Practicum (1)
Human Services 495 Fieldwork Seminar (2) and Human Services 495L Fieldwork (1)
Human Services 496 Internship Seminar (2) and Human Services 496L Internship (1)
Note: The practicum/ fieldwork/ internship courses (Human Services 396 and 396L, 495 and 495L, and 496 and 496L) must be taken in sequence. Only one fieldwork course may be taken in a given semester. Students may substitute one semester of HUSR 490 Group Leadership for a fieldwork course.
Required Advisement Track (18 units)
In addition to the 36-unit core, the human services degree program requires each student to select, in consultation with an adviser, an 18-unit advisement track in the area of her/his anticipated professional specialization. Advisement tracks include:
- Mental Health Track (with emphasis in either counseling or social work) – Prepares students for entry-level career options such as adoption counselor, client advocate, social service employee, youth counselor, and parent educator, and for graduate work in counseling, social work, clinical psychology, or marriage and family therapy.
- Administration and Community Practice Track – Designed for students wishing to pursue careers and/or graduate study in human services agency administration, community organization, social policy and planning; prepares students for entry level career options such as outreach worker, fundraiser, grant writer and data manager.
- Gerontology Track – Developed for students interested in working with the elderly population as a geriatric caseworker or client advocate.
- Substance Abuse Treatment and Prevention Track – Designed for students who are interested in careers such as drug and alcohol counselor and rehabilitation case manager. Once students complete a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services with this track, they are eligible to take the California Association for Alcohol/Drug Educators Certification Exam.
- Elementary Education Track – Designed for students who are interested in pursuing an elementary teaching career.
- Persons with Disabilities Track – Developed for students interested in working with physically and/or developmentally disabled population in human services or educational settings.
- Individualized Advisement Track – Students may develop their own track in consultation with the Human Services Department Faculty Adviser.
Note: Human Services 300, Character and Conflict, is required in the Mental Health advisement track and should be taken early in the program.
MINOR IN HUMAN SERVICES
The minor in Human Services, consisting of 21 units, may be of interest to students preparing for careers in the helping professions, as well as students with a personal interest in this field. The minor provides a structured selection of courses offered by the program which can complement other majors and minors by providing practical applications of theory, foundations, self-exploration and supervised fieldwork in a human services setting.
Required Foundation Courses: 9 units
Human Services 201 Introduction to Human Services (3)
Human Services 311 Intracultural Socialization Patterns (3)
Human Services 380 Theories and Techniques of Counseling (3)
Electives: select 3-9 units from the following
Human Services 300 Character and Conflict (3)
Human Services 310 Case Management (3)
Human Services 318 Human Services for Immigrants and Refugees (3)
Human Services 385 Program Design and Proposal Writing (3)
Human Services 400 Ethical and Professional Issues in Human Services (3)
Human Services 410 Crisis Intervention for Para-Professionals (3)
Human Services 411 Human Services Delivery to Communities (3)
Human Services 412 Gerontology in Human Services (3)
Human Services 415 Treatment Issues in Drug Addiction (3)
Human Services 416 Group Process and Membership (1)
Human Services 420 Human Services Management (3)
Human Services 425T Contemporary Issues in the Human Services (3)
Human Services 430 Child Abuse and the Human Services (3)
Human Services 434 Physiological Effects of Alcohol and Other Drugs (3)
Human Services 435 Alcohol and Other Drugs: Prevention and Education (3)
Human Services 436 Delivery of Substance Abuse Treatment (3)
Human Services 450 Theory and Practice of Group Counseling (3)
Human Services 470 Evaluation of Human Services Programs (3)
Human Services 475 Human Services Policy and Practice (3)
Human Services 480 Case Analysis and Intervention Techniques (3)
Fieldwork: select 3-9 units from the following
Human Services 396/396L Practicum Seminar (2) and Practicum (1)
Human Services 495/495L Fieldwork Seminar (2) and Fieldwork (1)
Human Services 490 Practicum in Group Leadership (3)
Human Services 496/496L Internship Seminar (2) and Internship (1)
Equivalent practicum/internship course from a related University department.
HUMAN SERVICES COURSES
Courses are designated as HUSR in the class schedule.
|HUSR 196 Student-to-Student Tutorial|
|Description: Prerequisite: approval of Department Chair. Students gain tutoring experience with peers needing special assistance on a one-to-one basis or in small group settings. 1-3 units, credit/no credit only, does not count toward the Human Services major/minor or G.E. requirement.|
|HUSR 201 Introduction to Human Services|
|Description: The origin and scope of human services including theoretical frameworks, the functions and activities of human services organizations, and the roles and related skills of human services workers.|
|HUSR 300 Character and Conflict|
|Description: Prerequisite: consent of instructor at first class meeting. An experiential, theme-oriented class exploring life choices in the struggle for personal autonomy. Themes include: body image, sex roles, love, sexuality, intimacy, marriage, loneliness, death, meaning and values. Credit/No Credit only.|
|HUSR 310 Case Management|
|Description: Prerequisite: Human Services 201. This course examines the principles and critical issues in case management, along with the various models of service delivery. Special attention will be given to the diverse populations utilizing case management systems. Collaborative and interagency services will be examined.|
|HUSR 311 Intracultural Socialization Patterns|
|Description: (Same as Afro-Ethnic Studies 311) |
|HUSR 315 Research and Data Management in Human Services|
|Description: Prerequisites: Completion of General Education category III.A.1. and Human Services 201. An overview of basic research and assessment skills appropriate to the delivery of human services. This course focuses on introductory skills relating to library search techniques, evaluation of research articles, computer based data analysis, tracking of client progress and implications for human services.|
|HUSR 318 Human Services for Immigrants and Refugees|
|Description: Prerequisite: Human Services 201 or equivalent or 311. This course provides an overview of U.S. immigration policy for newcomers, examines stressors and cultural influences on coping behaviors, and explores culturally sensitive models of human service delivery with an emphasis on Southeast Asian, Latino, and Soviet immigrants and refugees.|
|HUSR 350 Leadership Skills and Personal Development|
|Description: Prerequisite: completion of General Education Categories I.A, I.B, and III.C.1. Investigation of leadership concepts and skills, including psychological process, conflict resolution, counseling and human service skills. Course will help students become aware of their personal leadership styles; maintaining vitality through physical and mental health will be stressed. (Same as Counseling 350)|
|HUSR 380 Theories and Techniques of Counseling|
|Description: Prerequisites: junior/senior standing and completion of General Education Category III.C.1. Survey of contemporary theories and techniques of counseling. The counseling process, comparison of various theoretical approaches, introduction to professional and ethical issues. (Same as Counseling 380)|
|HUSR 385 Program Design and Proposal Writing|
|Description: Prerequisites: Human Services 315 or an elementary social science statistics course, Human Services 396 and 396L. Techniques of program design, budgeting and staffing of human service programs; proposal writing and fund development methods; survey of needs assessment procedures.|
|HUSR 396 Practicum Seminar|
|Description: Prerequisite: Human Services 201 or equivalent and Human Services 380 or 310. Corequisite: Human Services 396L. Functions and structure of human services agencies; interrelationships with community services; the role of the human services worker; ethical, legal and professional issues.|
|HUSR 396L Practicum|
|Description: Prerequisites: Human Services 201 or equivalent and Human Services 310 or 380. Corequisite: Human Services 396. Field placement in one or more human service agencies for a minimum of eight hours per week. Credit/No Credit only.|
|HUSR 400 Ethical and Professional Issues in Human Services|
|Description: Prerequisites: Human Services 201 or 380; or Philosophy 310. A survey of ethical, legal and professional issues facing the human services worker. Designed to teach a process of ethical decision-making and to increase awareness of the complexities in practice. (Same as Philosophy 400)|
|HUSR 410 Crisis Intervention for Para-Professionals|
|Description: Prerequisite: Human Services 201 or equivalent. Examines the theories and techniques of short-term intervention and subsequent referral procedures. Topics include suicide, battering, AIDS, rape, death, dying and human-induced disasters in the community.|
|HUSR 411 Human Services Delivery to Communities|
|Description: Prerequisite: Afro/Human Services 311. This course provides a framework for identifying the human service needs of varied community groups and focuses on the utilization of this knowledge about those groups in order to develop effective service delivery strategies.|
|HUSR 412 Gerontology in Human Services|
|Description: Prerequisite: Human Services 201 or equivalent. An overview of gerontology and human services practice and policy focusing on historical developments and content of key social, legislative and governmental programs designed for older adults, including the Social Security Act, Older Americans Act, and Medicare.|
|HUSR 415 Treatment Issues in Drug Addiction|
|Description: Prerequisite: Human Services 380. A survey which examines the treatment issues and theoretical models involved in the treatment of drug dependencies. Emphasis is on the specific effects of different drug classifications; understanding drug cultures; women, children and elderly addiction; co-dependency and enabling.|
|HUSR 416 Group Process and Membership|
|Description: Prerequisites: Human Services 300 and 380. A didactic and experiential overview of stages of group development, impact of members on group identity, group member and leader issues. Survey of various counseling groups. May be repeated for credit. Credit/No Credit only.|
|HUSR 420 Human Services Management|
|Description: Prerequisite: Human Services 385. Issues in administration and management of human services in community agencies. Topics include assessing client needs, designing human service delivery systems, program budgeting, marketing strategies, accountability, and improving program management.|
|HUSR 425T Contemporary Issues in the Human Services|
|Description: Prerequisite: Human Services 201 or equivalent. Systematic study and theory, research findings and intervention strategies related to contemporary issues faced by paraprofessional human service workers. May be repeated for credit under different topic.|
|HUSR 430 Child Abuse and the Human Services|
|Description: Prerequisite: Human Services 201 or equivalent. Introduction to types and symptoms of abuse, assessment techniques, legal and ethical issues, family dynamics pertaining to children, adolescents, and adults abused as children. Special topics include networking and referral, utilizing community resources and prevention.|
|HUSR 434 Physiological Effects of Alcohol and Other Drugs|
|Description: Prerequisite: Health Science 321 or equivalent. This course provides an examination of the pharmacological actions of drugs of abuse and how these relate to the physiological, psychological and behavioral effects of such drugs. The properties of recreational, “street” drugs and of prescription drugs that lead to abuse and/or dependence are covered.|
|HUSR 435 Alcohol and Other Drugs: Prevention and Education|
|Description: Prerequisites: Human Services 434 or 415 or Health Science 321. This course reviews history, theories, and models in the drug prevention field. Theoretical foundations and conceptual frameworks that have been used in the field will be presented. Major research and evaluation outcomes on the effectiveness of prevention strategies are examined. Not available for use on a graduate study plan.|
|HUSR 436 Delivery of Substance Abuse Treatment|
|Description: Prerequisites: Health Science 321 or Human Services 415. This course is designed to explore and apply methods of assisting significant others, organizations and communities to understand, treat and prevent substance abuse and dependence. The student will develop practice strategies which will prepare them to deliver services at the micro, meso, and macro levels. Not available for use on a graduate study plan.|
|HUSR 450 Theory and Practice of Group Counseling|
|Description: Prerequisites: Human Services 300, 380 and consent of instructor. A critical evaluation of ten contemporary theoretical approaches to group counseling as well as issues in group work. Emphasis is upon applying theories and techniques to actual group situations.|
|HUSR 470 Evaluation of Human Services Programs|
|Description: Prerequisites: Human Services 385. Making program objectives measurable; determining appropriate methodology and techniques to evaluate effectiveness, efficiency and process variables; practical problems of program evaluation.|
|HUSR 475 Human Services Policy and Practice|
|Description: Prerequisites: advanced standing, Human Services 385. Explores the relationship between policy and practice. Emphasis is on the problem of inequities and inequalities in the distribution of resources through social policies and social welfare programs. Particular attention is paid to how policy impacts service delivery to disenfranchised groups.|
|HUSR 480 Case Analysis and Intervention Techniques|
|Description: Prerequisites: Human Services 380, 396 and 396L. Psychodynamic principles of evaluation, diagnosis and intervention; techniques of counseling appropriate to diverse populations; application of a psychoanalytic perspective to the diagnostic categories of the DSM-IV.|
|HUSR 490 Practicum in Group Leadership|
|Description: Prerequisites: Human Services 300, 380 and consent of instructor. Supervised experience as a group leader. Approaches and techniques of group leadership. May be used as a substitute for 496/496L. Coordinator approval needed for substitution for 496/ 496L. May be repeated once for credit.|
|HUSR 495 Fieldwork Seminar|
|Description: Prerequisites: Human Services 396 and 396L. Corequisite: Human Services 495L. Classroom analysis of agency experience focusing on skills and techniques of human service workers and organizational analysis.|
|HUSR 495L Fieldwork|
|Description: Prerequisites: Human Services 396 and 396L. Corequisite: Human Services 495. Supervised fieldwork in one or more human service agencies for a minimum of eight hours per week. Credit/No Credit only.|
|HUSR 496 Internship Seminar|
|Description: Prerequisites: Human Services 495 and 495L; or Human Services 490 when taken in lieu of 495 and 495L; and at least two courses in approved specialization. Corequisite: Human Services 496L. Supervised internship in a community service agency in area of specialization. Seminar consists of group supervision and discussion of cases. Credit/No Credit only.|
|HUSR 496L Internship|
|Description: Prerequisite: Human Services 495 and 495L; or Human Services 490 when taken in lieu of 495 and 495L. Corequisite: Human Services 496. Requires 120 hours of supervised internship experience in one or more human service agencies in one semester. Credit/No Credit only.|
|HUSR 499 Independent Study|
|Description: Prerequisites: approval of coordinator, consent of instructor, upper-division status. Individual research project, either library or field, under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated for credit. Only three units per semester. |