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Course Information and Descriptions
HUS 153
Diverse/Multicultural Populations (2-0)
2 Hours
(Formerly HUX 173) This course provides the students with an
analysis of the different populations of clients in substance abuse
treatment settings, including age, ethnicity, racial, cultural, gender,
sexual minorities, people with disabilities, co-occurring disorders.
Clients in criminal justice settings will also be addressed. For each
population studied, differential addiction patterns will be explained,
response to traditional treatment methods will be identified, and
research data regarding treatment modes to accommodate the needs
of diverse populations will be analyzed and applied.
Prerequisite: HUS 140 (formerly HUX 170) (C or better)
Fulfills the CLC I/M Education Requirement.
HUS 154
Ethics in Human Services (1-0)
1 Hour
(Formerly HUX 174) This course provides the student with an
introduction to multiple ethical considerations in the counselor-client
relationship. Topics considered will include personal values of
professional staff, confidentiality, sexual and social contact with
clients, self-determination, conflicts of interest, dual relationships,
and more. Students will also consider application of agency policies,
professional ethics, and the law.
Prerequisite: HUS 140 (formerly HUX 170) (C or better)
HUS 155
Pharmacology for Human Services (2-0)
2 Hours
(Formerly HUX 175) This course provides the student with an
exploration of the neurobiological processes, including
neurotransmission, an overview of the various elements of the
nervous system, and the effects, mechanisms, and actions of classes
of psychotropic drugs. Students will study the terms used in the
medical and psychotherapy profession as described in the Diagnostic
and Statistical Manual (DSM) and the International Classification of
Disease (ICD). Abbreviations, spelling, and pronunciation are
Prerequisite: HUS 140 (formerly HUX 170) (C or better)
HUS 157
Communicable Diseases
and Substance Abuse (2-0)
2 Hours
(Formerly HUX 179) An interdisciplinary analysis of the biological,
social and psychological aspects of communicable diseases and their
relationship with substance use, abuse, and addiction. Specific topics
include HIV/AIDS, STDs, hepatitis, and disease progression.
Emphasis will be placed on myths versus realities. Risk assessment,
risk reduction, psychological interventions, medical management and
legal issues are included.
Prerequisite: HUS 140 (formerly HUX 170) (C or better)
HUS 170
Human Service Practicum I (1-12)
4 Hours
Supervised work experience at a designated facility that provides
services related to the Human Service option which the student has
elected. Total of 180 practicum hours, plus 30 hours of supervision.
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing, 2.3 GPA, consent of department
chair 60 days prior to the start of the semester for which the
practicum is requested
HUS 171
Human Service Practicum II (1-12)
4 Hours
A continuation of supervised work experience in a preschool setting,
residential childcare facility, or other community agency employing
human service workers. The student is guided from the Practicum I
level of limited leadership to a level of total responsibility for
programming during the hours the student serves at the practicum
site. Total of 180 practicum hours, plus 30 hours of supervision.
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing, 2.4 GPA, HUS 170 (C or better),
consent of department chair 60 days prior to the start of the semester
for which the practicum is requested
HUS 210
Principles of Residential Care (3-0)
3 Hours
Methods and procedures used in residential care agencies, including
program planning, activity management, and means of meeting
needs of adolescents.
Prerequisite: HUS 223
HUS 213
Mental Retardation (3-0)
3 Hours
Reviews the basic theories regarding the diagnosis and treatment of
mental retardation. Programs designed for the care and education of
the mentally retarded are emphasized and present and future
perspectives in the field of mental retardation are discussed.
Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness
HUS 217
Creative Activities II (2-2)
3 Hours
Creative activities used in the development of school-age children
and adolescents in residential group care.
Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness
HUS 219
Internship (2-15)
5 Hours
Individual supervision and group seminars. Includes anticipation of
employed human service technician’s role on a social services team.
Laboratory experience scheduled as much as possible in an area of
student’s interest. The internship involves 250 hours which includes
30 hours of supervision.
Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness, sophomore
standing, 2.4 GPA, HUS 171 (C or better), consent of HUS
department chair
HUS 231
Adult Development and Aging (3-0)
3 Hours
This course integrates theory and research related to changes across
periods of adulthood in areas such as: biological, cognitive,
personality, mental health, social-emotional, etc. Students will gain
an understanding of the aging process through the use of a lifespan
model of adult development in a multicultural context.
Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness
HUS 232
Trauma Interventions (3-0)
3 Hours
This course is a continuation of HUS 132 and provides an overview
of the impact of violence and trauma across the life span.
Therapeutic techniques, assessment, and interventions appropriate
for working with victims of trauma at various developmental life
stages and the specific issues, including gender, which relate to
children, adolescents, young adults, adults, and older adults. Topics
covered include resources available for referrals, working with
resistant and reluctant clients, working with families, and group
work with various types of trauma.
Prerequisite: HUS 132 (C or better)
Recommended: HUS 236 (C or better)
HUS 236
Crisis Intervention (3-0)
3 Hours
This course will provide the student with an understanding of the
history, theory, and models of crisis intervention. The student will
gain knowledge regarding specific crises in the areas of loss, abuse,
violence, crimes, developmental, health-related and others. The
student will also acquire effective intervention skills and techniques
to respond to individuals in specific crisis situations.
Prerequisite: HUS 128 (formerly HUS 118) (C or better)
Recommended: HUS 132 (C or better)