Focusing on understanding the human condition within the societal context, the Human Services minor provides students with the theoretical and applied tools of helping individuals, families, and communities.
The Human Services Minor offers students the opportunity to work with children, adolescents, or adults in a variety of human service settings. There are two tracks you could take — the policy/administrative track and the clinical track.
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This course introduces students to a wide range of human service professions, with particular attention paid to the fields of art therapy, counseling, expressive arts therapy, holistic psychology, human services and psychology. Career opportunities are explored through guest presentations and assignments in community settings. The values and ethical issues facing human service professionals are introduced.
This course focuses on the development of communication skills and the clinical skills of interviewing, case analysis, and professional conduct. Critical thinking about professional practice is emphasized, with particular focus on the analysis of the public policies that shape human service delivery. A one-day per week internship is required of all students at an approved site.
This course is designed as a senior capstone course for both Human Services and Counseling majors. Students critically examine selected contemporary issues related to the development of public policy and legislation. Through analysis of targeted issues like teen pregnancy, child abuse, AIDS and homelessness, students examine the connections between social policy, the human service worker, and the delivery of human services.
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