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Introduction to Human Services

Course Number: 10520101
Credits: 3.00

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Course Description

10-520-101 INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN SERVICES...Examine the evolution of the human services field. Distinguish the various types of human service agencies and occupations available in the field. Demonstrate the qualities of the field professionals. Complete 10 hours of community service at an agency of learner’s choice outside of class time. Assess boundaries and ethical issues commonly found in the human services profession. Apply reflective practitioner techniques.

Course Typically Offered

  • Fall

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Course Competencies

  1. Analyze the impact of social services on the human experience and how things have changed in past decades.
  2. Acquire first-hand experience by volunteering a minimum of ten hours in a human service agency.
  3. Examine the history of human services in the U.S.
  4. Determine the populations that various human services agencies serve.
  5. Characterize helping strategies between human service agencies.
  6. Identify the characteristics of the helping profession as linked to personal attributes.
  7. Discriminate between ethical and unethical behavior in human service personnel.
  8. Explain the personal qualifications necessary for employment in the human service field.
  9. Formulate a plan to avoid human service worker burnout.
  10. Explain how human diversity affects human service delivery.
  11. Develop a philosophy of life that includes valuing continual educational growth.