HSR 101 - Introduction to Human Services

3 credits (PREREQUISITE: NONE)

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the theory, knowledge, attitudes, values and skills necessary for one to become an effective human service professional. Topics include human services in the United States, historical perspectives in human services, populations served and needs addressed in human services. Students will also examine social policy and how various human services emerged and the forces that influenced their development. Human service careers, self-development and caring for oneself as a professional will also be addressed. A requirement of the courses is performing twenty hours of community service. This service must be documented and include a written report. Additional information about this assignment will be presented and discussed in class.
Twenty hours of documented community service are incorporated into this course. (F, Sp, Su)