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|Discipline and Nbr:
INTRO TO HUMAN SERVICES||
Introduction to Human Services
|Units||Course Hours per Week|| ||Nbr of Weeks||Course Hours Total
|Maximum||3.00||Lecture Scheduled||3.00||17.5 max.||Lecture Scheduled||52.50
|Minimum||3.00||Lab Scheduled||0||8 min.||Lab Scheduled||0
| ||Contact DHR||0|| ||Contact DHR||0
| ||Contact Total||3.00|| ||Contact Total||52.50
| ||Non-contact DHR||0|| ||Non-contact DHR Total||0
Title 5 Category:
AA Degree Applicable
00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As:
| ||Total Out of Class Hours: 105.00||Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50||
An introduction to human services in relation to human/personal development and need across the lifespan. The course explores societal problems and their causes in the context of the human services profession. This involves a critical exploration of the history, standards and theoretical approaches to human service work and meeting peoples' needs. Psychological, physiological and social forces influencing the individual both as helper and client are examined. Students will study national and international welfare systems, the diverse populations served, and the legal, political and social issues that affect individuals within their community.
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Schedule of Classes Information
An introduction to human services in relation to human development and need across the lifespan.
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION
Both Certificate and Major Applicable
Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
|CSU GE:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
| ||E||Lifelong Learning and Self Development||Fall 2006||
|IGETC:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
|CSU Transfer:||Transferable||Effective:||Fall 1999||Inactive:||
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:
1. Outline the historical development of human services and
distinguish varying theoretical approaches to human services work.
2. Develop knowledge, values and skills that enable workers to
support others in problem solving and in making better use of
resources within their communities.
3. Define and research current social issues as they impact people
coping with today's societal problems.
4. Differentiate and assess the individual and societal influences
across the lifespan that impact the lives of people in need.
5. Compare and contrast the different ways of viewing individual
6. Examine their own motivation for choosing a helping profession.
7. Identify causes of societal problems and explain how people
8. Assess and evaluate the psychological, physiological and social
forces contributing to societal problems.
9. Categorize and examine various human service roles and types of
10. Evaluate the ethical and professional issues encountered in the
field of human services.
11. Research and describe the goals and/or functions of Human Service
agencies providing services for people in need from a local and
12. Compare and contrast the political and economic impact of social
issues both nationally and internationally.
Topics and Scope
1. Introduction to the field of human services and individuals
2. The individual as a client throughout the lifespan
a. Defining the whole person
b. Identifying barriers to getting help
3. The individual as a helper
a. Defining the helper
b. Values and philosophy
c. Views of helping
d. Human service roles
4. Historical perspective of social work and human services
a. The evolution of the generalist worker
b. The evolution of the individual as client
c. The evolution of the individual as provider in response to
personal and social problems in living
5. Human services/social work today
a. Current trends
1) Rapid social change and its effects
2) Emphasis on diversity
3) Aging in america
4) Impact of technology
b. Managed care
c. The international dimension
1) Political and economic considerations
6. Models of helping professions that focus on human needs
a. Medical model
b. Public health model
c. Human service model
7. The helping process
a. Helping skills
b. Crisis intervention
8. Working within a system
a. General systems theory
b. Environmental influences
c. Models of influence
9. Professional concerns
a. Ethical considerations
A. Required reading assignments:
1. Textbook; thirty pages per week.
2. Three to five outside reading assignments consisting of instructor
B. Required writing assignments:
1. A written evaluation of a novel
written from a human needs perspective from a list provided by
2. Team reports on societal problems and identification
1. Take two midterm exams and one final applying lecture, reading concepts and terminology.
D. Oral group presentation
Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Representative Textbooks and Materials:
|Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.||Writing
30 - 40%
|Written homework, written book case study||
|Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.||Problem Solving
20 - 30%
|Exams, application of text concepts to case studies||
|Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.||Skill Demonstrations
5 - 15%
|Application of text to case & novel based studies||
|Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.||Exams
30 - 40%
|Multiple choice, essay, oral group reports, summary of case study||
|Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.||Other Category
5 - 15%
|Attendance & participation||
An Introduction to Human Services (6th). Woodside, Marianne and McClam, Tricia. Brooks Cole: 2008.
Human Services in Contemporary America (7th). Burger, William. Brooks Cole: 2007.
Theory, Practice and Trends in Human Services: an Introduction (4th). Neukrug, Ed. Brooks Cole: 2007.
Instructor prepared material/handouts.
Novel from list prepared by instructor.