Human Services (HMS)

HMS 171 - Advancing Youth Development

Course Description

Effective: 2014-08-01

Provides an overview of principles of youth development research and the impact on the youth work field.
Lecture 2 - 3 hours. Total Contact 2 -3 hours per week.
2-3 credits

General Course Purpose

The course is a part of the Career Studies Certificate in Youth Development which will result in teacher certification

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HMS 230 - Ethics in Human Services

Course Description

Effective: 2018-08-01

Examines ethical concepts specific to human services organizations and careers. Considers self-determination, informed consent, confidentiality, boundaries, conflict of interest, dual relationships, as well as value clarification and the impact of culture.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits

General Course Purpose

Equips students with the skill set to exercise sound judgment in decision making by defining ethics in human services and addressing ethical dilemmas through the use of case studies and Codes of Ethics from professional helping organizations.

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HMS 277 - Strategies for Engaging Youth in Innovative Learning and Thinking

Course Description

Effective: 2016-08-01

Focuses on applying creativity and innovation theories to youth development environments by human services counselors and workers in the youth development field. Incorporates theoretical content with strategies for application in an experiential setting and covers creative competencies, personal visioning, creative collaboration, creative problem solving, whole brain theory, and exploration of general creativity theory.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits

General Course Purpose

As the third course in the Youth Development Career Studies Certificate, this course builds on core competencies learned in HMS 170 and provides professional development for caring adults and professional teachers who work with youth both in school and in after-school programs.

Course Prerequisites/Corequisites

Prerequisite: HMS 170

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HMS 285 - Advanced Client Interviewing

Course Description

Effective: 2019-05-01

Develops the advanced skills necessary to interview clients in the social services setting. Emphasizes practical applications
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits

General Course Purpose

This course provides students with advanced client interviewing skills. Interviewing skills are the cornerstone in human services. This course provides the student with the skills necessary to function effectively in the target human services employment settings.

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