College of Arts and Sciences
320 Human Services Supervision (3)
Concepts and techniques appropriate to supervision in human services and governmental agencies and organizations. Fall semester. Prerequisite: Human Services 202 or approval of instructor.
330 Human Services Program Planning (3)
Principles of agency and program planning. Consideration of the role or community needs assessments. Emphasis upon skills leading to basic competence in designing and implementing human services. Prerequisite: Human Services 202 or approval of instructor.
340 Human Services Program Evaluation (3)
Introduction to the concepts and practices of human services program evaluation. Emphasis upon program evaluation as a research process. Hands on experience with the techniques, procedures, computer applications and conclusions and reports of evaluation. Spring semester. Prerequisite: Human Services 330 or approval of instructor.
350 Introduction of Emergency Systems Management (3)
This course is an introduction to the field of emergency management, including history, evolution, and important foundations. Concepts of comprehensive emergency management (CEM) and integrated emergency management systems (IEMS) are explored within the context of systems theory. Prerequisite: Human Services 202 or approval of instructor.
355 Hazard Mitigation (3)
This course is an introduction to the basic approaches and understandings of hazard mitigation and introduction to the basic tools regarding hazard mitigation that can be used in the actual work environment. Prerequisite: Human Services 202 and 350 or approval of instructor.
360 Emergency Preparedness (3)
This course provides a comprehensive look at all aspects of emergency and disaster preparedness. Planning concepts and the planning process will be discussed; awareness and educational programs and strategies will be reviewed; and other essential preparedness actions will be emphasized. Prerequisite: Human Services 350 or approval of instructor.
405 Interpersonal Skills Laboratory (3)
A supervised laboratory experience designed to enhance the students development of communication skills, interpersonal functioning, and the understanding of group processes. Every semester. Prerequisites: 6 hours of behavioral sciences and junior standing.
410 Fiscal Management in Human Services (3)
This course is designed to acquaint students with the basic concepts of budgeting and fiscal management needed for the successful management of a human service agency. Fall semester. Prerequisites: Human Services 202 and 340 or approval of instructor.
414 Terrorism (3)
A survey of modern domestic and international terrorism. Examines the structure and dynamics of terrorist groups, types of terrorist violence, and justification of violence. Looks at criminal justice and nonprofit, human services policies and responses to this particular type of disaster. Prerequisites: Criminal Justice 110 or Human Services 202 or completion of social science general education requirement or approval of instructor. May also be registered as Criminal Justice 414. Credit not allowed in both.
420 Resource Development in Human Service Organizations (3)
This course is designed as an examination of various ways to increase the resource base of human service organizations. Emphasis is on generating additional funds through effective use of available resources both internal and external to the organization. Spring semester. Prerequisite: Human Services 410 or approval of the instructor.
425 Legal Aspects of Nonprofit Management (3)
The course examines the emerging legal issues facing nonprofit agencies by studying pertinent constitutional, statutory and case law. Moreover, students will be exposed to case studies to assist them in connecting law and agency practice. Fall Semester. May also be registered as LAS 425.
430 Hazardous Materials Regulation (3)
This course is designed to provide emergency systems management majors with a broad understanding of hazardous materials contingency planning and major regulations associated with it. Prerequisite: Human Services 202 and 350 or approval of the instructor.
435 Disaster Recovery (3)
This course examines how disaster recovery is viewed from a variety of perspectives including public, private and nonprofits. Case studies are used to highlight the literature, common problems, issues and concepts of disaster recovery. Prerequisite: Human Services 202 and 350 or approval of the instructor.
445 Disaster Response (3)
This course provides a comprehensive overview of key aspects of disaster response: management systems, critical functions, coordination requirements, decision making, EOC operations, hazard-specific considerations and common problems and needs. Contemporary issues and recent experience in disaster response will be highlighted. Prerequisite: Human Services 350 or approval of the instructor.
450 Seminar in Human Services Administration (3)
Administrative procedure, processes, planning, and decision-making in human services and governmental settings. Spring semester. Prerequisites: 202, 320, 330, 410 or approval of instructor.
470 Full-time Field Instruction (7)
Supervised internship in a human services setting related to a students academic and career goals. Students must apply to the Human Services Management faculty for admission to field placement. The application for admission must be completed by October 15 of the semester prior to enrollment in Human Services 470. Application forms may be obtained from the Human Services Program Coordinator. The criteria are a minimum 2.0 overall grade point average, a 2.25 grade point average in all Human Service Management courses, senior standing and recommendation of the faculty. Students seeking internships will be expected to adjust their schedules to accommodate the work environment and hours of the host agency. Spring semester. Prerequisites: 202, 330, 340, 410. Corequisite: 471 (2 hours). Graded on a satisfactory/ no credit basis.
471 Field Seminar (2)
Concurrent integrative seminar emphasizing issues common to field experience setting. Spring semester. Corequisite: Human Services 470, 472, or 474.
472, 474 Part-time Field Instruction (4) (3)
Spring semester. See Human Services 470 description. Corequisite: Human Services 471 (2 hours). Maximum 7 hours total in field placement.
480 Virtual Explorations in Community Problem Solving (3)
Uses simulation to explore various approaches to problem solving and community collaboration. Focuses on skill areas of system thinking, conflict management, decision making and leadership. Important features are the interdisciplinary focus and multiple perspectives brought by students and faculty, and the use of the web to support learning objectives. Prerequisite: junior or senior standing in the major.
495r Departmental Honors (1-3 hours per term, 4 hours for the two terms)
On demand. See Departmental Honors.
497r Research (1-4)
498r Individual Studies (1-4)
499r Group Studies (1-4)