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Human Services: Advocacy (AA) Counseling Total Units: 38.5
Term Effective: Fall 2012

Description:

The Human Services Advocacy Major is an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the skills needed in human rights advocacy. In today's complex society, social service agencies are required to provide for the economic and emotional needs of those in difficulty. These agencies have a need for responsible individuals with some college background to provide various services. The Human Services Advocacy program prepares students to work in a community setting at an entry level.

Students interested in a suggested order for taking classes in this program, can view the recommended course sequence.

For students interested in a Certificate of Achievement, a Human Services: Advocacy certificate is available. More information about the Human Services program can be found at the Human Services website.

Employment options include working with non-profit agencies as well as local, state and federal agencies. Examples of these agencies are job training programs, residential settings and private social service agencies.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this major, the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the human services field and its operational function in relation to client services;
  2. examine and perform various human service roles within the profession incorporating counseling skills, ethical principles and sensitivity to diversity;
  3. demonstrate ability to use research tools to locate and evaluate information that can be applied to the human services field; and
  4. demonstrate an understanding of theoretical principles in the behavioral sciences to help address the needs of human services clients.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Human Services: Advocacy program are:

  • Complete 38.5 units from
    • Human Services: Advocacy Core Requirements
    • Advocacy Emphasis Requirements
    • Information Learning Resources Requirement

Human Services: Advocacy Core Requirements - complete 28.50 units
CourseDescriptionUnits
AODS 90 Introduction to Alcohol and Drug Studies3.00
COUN 74 Identity and Cultural Diversity3.00
COUN 87 Ethical Issues in Human Services1.50
COUN 90 Introduction to Human Services3.00
COUN 91 Skills and Techniques in Human Services3.00
COUN 93 Introduction to Case Management3.00
COUN 99I Occupational Work Experience Human Services Internship3.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
COUN 92 Introduction to Group Counseling3.00
COUN 94 Introduction to Crisis Counseling3.00
COUN 96 Disability and Society3.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
CHLD 10 Child Growth and Development3.00
PSYCH 4 Child and Adolescent Psychology3.00
PSYCH 56 Aging, Dying and Death3.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
PSYCH 1A General Psychology3.00
PSYCH 5 Abnormal Psychology3.00
 
Advocacy Emphasis Requirements - complete 9.00 units
CourseDescriptionUnits
COUN 95 Advocating for Social Change3.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 6.00 units from the following:
AJ 25 Community Relations3.00
AJ 53 Juvenile Procedures3.00
AJ 56 Crime and Criminal Justice in Society3.00
AJ 71 Correctional Interviewing & Counseling3.00
ASL 1 Elementary American Sign Language - Part I4.00
ASL 5 History and Culture of Deaf People in the U.S.3.00
CHLD 10 Developmental Stages of Childhood3.00
CHLD 53 The Child with Special Needs in the Community3.00
CHLD 90.1 Child, Family, Community Interrelationships3.00
CNIS 190 Money Management3.00
COUN 20 Sex and Gender3.00
COUN 92 Introduction to Group Counseling3.00
COUN 94 Introduction to Crisis Counseling3.00
COUN 96 Disability and Society3.00
HLC 160 Medical Terminology3.00
PHIL 7 Contemporary Moral Issues3.00
PHIL 8 Comparative Religion3.00
PSYCH 3 Human Sexuality3.00
PSYCH 4 Child and Adolescent Psychology3.00
PSYCH 5 Abnormal Psychology3.00
PSYCH 7 Theories of Personality3.00
PSYCH 30 Social Psychology3.00
PSYCH 40 Psychological Perspectives on Gender3.00
PSYCH 56 Aging, Dying and Death3.00
SOC 2 Modern Social Problems3.00
SOC 30 Race and Ethnic Relations3.00
 
Information Learning Resources Requirement - complete 1.00 units
CourseDescriptionUnits
Complete any combination totaling at least 1.00 units from the following:
LIR 10 Introduction to Information Literacy1.00
LIR 30 Introduction to Information Literacy for Research Projects1.00

Term Effective: Fall 2012

The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.

Term Inactive: Fall 2016

Previous Versions:

Human Services: Advocacy - effective Spring 2011
Human Services: Advocacy - effective Spring 2010
Human Services: Advocacy - effective Fall 2009
Human Services: Advocacy - effective Fall 2008
Human Services: Advocacy - effective Spring 2008
Human Services: Advocacy - effective Spring 2007
Human Services: Advocacy - effective Fall 2004
Human Services: Advocacy - effective Fall 2003

Associate Degree Requirements:

The major is one of several requirements students need to fulfill in order to be awarded the Associate Degree, the highest level of academic achievement recognized by Santa Rosa Junior College. Please note that all of the following requirements must be met in order for the degree to be conferred:

For all students admitted for the Fall 2009 term or any term thereafter, a grade of "C" or better, or "P" if the course is taken on a pass/no pass basis, is required for each course applied toward the major.

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

It is important that students who are completing an Associate Degree and desire to transfer to a four-year institution meet with a counselor to plan their lower division coursework. While many majors at SRJC are intended to align with lower division major preparation required by California public universities, specific lower-division major requirements vary among individual campuses. See a counselor, visit the Transfer Center, and check Guides For Transfer in Specific Majors, and ASSIST to review transfer preparation guides for specific schools and majors.

Notes:

It is strongly recommended that students complete COUN 91 and COUN 99I in the final semester of taking the core requirements.

CHILD 10, COUN 92, COUN 94, COUN 96, PSYCH 4, PSYCH 5 and PSYCH 56 can only count once.

Contact
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(707) 522-2603
srjcmajor001014@santarosa.edu