HUMS 50 INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN SERVICES

3 units • LG-P/NP • Three hours lecture
This course is a general overview of the field of Human Services
including origins, techniques and methods of helping individuals and
groups in need, and laws and codes of ethics. Career options with
opportunity for the student to explore his/her own needs, interests
and capabilities in relation to job expectations are emphasized.
Advisories: Eligibility for ENGL 111 and 112 or ENSL 110 and 155
Credit transferable: CSU
General Ed. Credit: MPC, Area E2

HUMS 53 COUNSELING TECHNIQUES FOR
THE PARAPROFESSIONAL

3 units • LG-P/NP • Three hours lecture
This course covers concepts and methods of interview-counseling
techniques appropriate for paraprofessionals in human service settings.
Primary emphasis is on the use of facilitating skills and group
dynamics. Orientation to campus and community resources and referral
process for human service workers are addressed, as are aspects of
counseling theory and practice that are applicable to placements that
require advanced problem solving and intervention skills. Other topics
include grief and loss, group counseling, conflict resolution, suicide
prevention, depression, drug and alcohol abuse, and mental illness.

Advisories: Eligibility for ENGL 111 abd ENGL 112 or ENSL 110 and 155
Credit transferable: CSU

 

HUMS 54 FAMILY DEVELOPMENT

3 units • LG-P/NP • Three hours lecture
This course focuses on using family development principles as a
sustainable route to self-reliance, building mutually respectful relationships
with families, communication skills necessary to make relationships
work effectively, understanding cultures, barriers to working
effectively with diversity, expanding multicultural competence, and
strength-based assessment. The course also focuses on helping families
set and reach their own goals, helping families access specialized
services, home visiting, facilitation skills and collaboration.
Advisories: Eligibility for ENGL 111 and 112 or ENSL 110 and 155
Credit transferable: CSU

 

HUMS 60 PRACTICES IN HUMAN SERVICES

1 unit • LG-P/NP • One hour lecture
This course provides advanced study and opportunity to share
concerns regarding experience in public and private agencies offering
human services. Students apply concepts, values, and skills acquired
in other core courses to the process of helping others.
Prerequisites: HUMS 50
Advisories: Eligibility for ENGL 1A
Credit transferable: CSU

 

HUMS 61 INTRODUCTION TO ALCOHOL/DRUG STUDIES

3 units • LG-P/NP • Three hours lecture
This course provides an overview of drugs and alcohol and how they
affect the individual, families, and society. Includes contemporary
treatment and prevention approaches, public policy issues, community
resources, and the addiction counseling profession.
Advisories: Eligibility for ENGL 111 and 112 or ENSL 110 and 155
Credit transferable: CSU

 

HUMS 62 INTRODUCTION TO GERONTOLOGY

3 units • LG-P/NP • Three hours lecture
This course prepares students to assist seniors in managing their
health and the psychological and social needs unique to the elderly
population via a broad overview of the biological, psychological, and
social aspects of aging.
Advisories: Eligibility for ENGL 111 and 112 or ENSL 110 and 155
Credit transferable: CSU