California State University, Fullerton

Human Services

DEPARTMENT CHAIR
Mikel Hogan

DEPARTMENT OFFICE
Education Classroom 405

DEPARTMENT WEBSITE
http://hdcs.fullerton.edu/husr

PROGRAMS OFFERED
Bachelor of Science in Human Services
Minor in Human Services

FACULTY
John Doyle, Joe Albert Garcia, Mikel Hogan, Melanie Horn-Mallers, Kristi Kanel, Lorraine Klein, Susan Larsen, Trent Nguyen, Lori Phelps, Carl Renold, James Ruby, J. Michael Russell, Mia Sevier

INTRODUCTION
The Bachelor of Science in Human Services is a carefully articulated program providing 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.

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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 coursework 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 coursework 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) and education specialist credential. 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) (657-278-7130) 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:

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. Gerontology Track – Developed for students interested in working with the elderly population as a geriatric caseworker or client advocate and graduate work in gerontology.

4. 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.

5. Elementary Education Track – Designed for students who are interested in pursuing an elementary teaching career.

6. Persons with Disabilities Track – Developed for students interested in working with physically and/or developmentally disabled population in human services or educational settings.

7. 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.

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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 that 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 315 Research and Data Management in Human Services (3)
Human Services 318 Human Services for Immigrants and Refugees (3)
Human Services 350 Leadership Skills and Personal Development (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 Drug Abuse Prevention and Early Intervention (3)
Human Services 436 Dynamics of Substance Abuse Treatment in Families (3)
Human Services 437 Co-Occurring Disorders: Assessment, Treatment and Referral (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 490 Practicum in Group Leadership (3)
Human Services 495/495L Fieldwork Seminar (2) and Fieldwork (1)
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.
Units: (1-3)

HUSR 201    Introduction to Human Services

Description: 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.
Units: (3)

HUSR 300    Character and Conflict

Description: Prerequisite: consent of instructor at first class meeting. 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.
Units: (3)

HUSR 310    Case Management

Description: Pre- or corequisite: Human Services 201. Principles and critical issues in case management, along with the various models of service delivery. Special attention given to the diverse populations utilizing case management systems. Collaborative and interagency services will be examined.
Units: (3)

HUSR 311    Intracultural Socialization Patterns

Description: (Same as Afro-Ethnic Studies 311)
Units: (3)

HUSR 315    Research and Data Management in Human Services

Description: Prerequisites: completion of General Education (G. E.) Category III.A.1. and Human Services 201. Overview of basic research and assessment skills appropriate to the delivery of human services. Introductory skills relating to library search techniques, evaluation of research articles, computer based data analysis, tracking of client progress and implications for human services. One or more sections offered online.
Units: (3)

HUSR 318    Human Services for Immigrants and Refugees

Description: Pre- or corequisite, Human Services 201 or equivalent or 311. 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.
Units: (3)

HUSR 350    Leadership Skills and Personal Development

Description: Prerequisites: completion of G. E Categories I.A, I.B and III.C.1. Leadership concepts and skills, including psychological process, conflict resolution, counseling and human service skills. Help students become aware of their personal leadership styles; maintaining vitality through physical and mental health will be stressed. (Same as Counseling 350)
Units: (3)

HUSR 380    Theories and Techniques of Counseling

Description: Prerequisites: junior/senior standing and completion of G. E Category III.C.1. Contemporary theories and techniques of counseling. The counseling process, comparison of various theoretical approaches, introduction to professional and ethical issues. Taught partially online. (Same as Counseling 380)
Units: (3)

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. One or more sections offered online.
Units: (3)

HUSR 396    Practicum Seminar

Description: Prerequisites: 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.
Units: (2)

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.
Units: (1)

HUSR 400    Ethical and Professional Issues in Human Services

Description: Prerequisite: Human Services 201 or 380. 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)
Units: (3)

HUSR 410    Crisis Intervention for Para-Professionals

Description: Prerequisite: Human Services 201 or equivalent. 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.
Units: (3)

HUSR 411    Human Services Delivery to Communities

Description: Prerequisite: Afro/Human Services 311. 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.
Units: (3)

HUSR 412    Gerontology in Human Services

Description: Prerequisite: Human Services 201 or equivalent. 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.
Units: (3)

HUSR 415    Treatment Issues in Drug Addiction

Description: Prerequisite: Human Services 380. Treatment issues and theoretical models involved in the treatment of drug dependencies. Emphasizes specific effects of different drug classifications; understanding drug cultures; women, children and elderly addiction; co-dependency and enabling.
Units: (3)

HUSR 416    Group Process and Membership

Description: Prerequisites: Human Services 300 and 380. 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.
Units: (1)

HUSR 420    Human Services Management

Description: Prerequisite: advanced standing. Corequisite, Human Services 201. 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.
Units: (3)

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.
Units: (3)

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. One or more sections offered online.
Units: (3)

HUSR 434    Physiological Effects of Alcohol and Other Drugs

Description: Prerequisite: Health Science 321 or equivalent. Pharmacological actions of drugs of abuse and how these relate to the physiological, psychological and behavioral effects of such drugs. Properties of recreational, “street” drugs and of prescription drugs that lead to abuse and/or dependence are covered. Not available for use on a graduate study plan. One or more sections offered online.
Units: (3)

HUSR 435    Drug Abuse Prevention and Early Intervention

Description: Prerequisite: Human Services 434 or 415 or Health Science 321. 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. One or more sections offered online.
Units: (3)

HUSR 436    Dynamics of Substance Abuse Treatment in Families

Description: Prerequisite: Health Science 321 or Human Services 415. Explore and apply methods of assisting significant others, organizations and communities to understand, treat and prevent substance abuse and dependence. Students develop practice strategies that will prepare them to deliver services at the micro, meso and macro levels. Not available for use on a graduate study plan.
Units: (3)

HUSR 437    Co-Occurring Disorders: Assessment, Treatment and Referral

Description: Prerequisite: Human Services 201. Concepts, definitions and features of co-occurring mental disorders and substance-related disorders in individuals seen in human services settings; includes screening, assessment, case management and service delivery for such individuals. Not applicable to graduate degree requirements.
Units: (3)

HUSR 450    Theory and Practice of Group Counseling

Description: Prerequisites: Human Services 300, 380 and consent of instructor. Critical evaluation of 10 contemporary theoretical approaches to group counseling, as well as issues in group work. Emphasizes applying theories and techniques to actual group situations.
Units: (3)

HUSR 470    Evaluation of Human Services Programs

Description: Prerequisite: Human Services 385. Making program objectives measurable; determining appropriate methodology and techniques to evaluate effectiveness, efficiency and process variables; practical problems of program evaluation.
Units: (3)

HUSR 475    Human Services Policy and Practice

Description: Prerequisite: advanced standing. Pre- or corequisite, Human Services 201. Relationship between policy and practice. 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.
Units: (3)

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.
Units: (3)

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 495/495L or 496/496L. Coordinator approval needed for substitution for 495/495L or 496/ 496L. May be repeated once for credit.
Units: (3)

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.
Units: (2)

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.
Units: (1)

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. One or more sections offered online. Credit/No Credit only.
Units: (2)

HUSR 496L    Internship

Description: Prerequisites: 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. One or more sections offered online. Credit/No Credit only.
Units: (1)

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.
Units: (1-3)

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