HSER 100
Intro to Human Services
This course introduces the student to the basic conceptual knowledge of social service agencies and the role of the human service worker. Included are the beginning skills for social service practice and discussion of the ethical commitments and legal considerations underlying professional human service careers. Students will gain first-hand knowledge of working with various human service populations by volunteering with local agencies and tying course material to their experience. Various groups and populations that are served by human service workers are also covered.
Credit Hrs: 3.00  Contact Hrs: 3.00

HSER 150
Ethics in Human Services
Ethical principles and practices of human service workers are examined and practiced to prepare students for work in human services agencies. The roles, functions, and legal and ethical responsibilities of the human service worker are investigated and discussed throughout. Students will learn the importance of using ethics to evaluate situations with clients and coworkers in human services.
Credit Hrs: 3.00  Contact Hrs: 3.00

HSER 160
Interview Strategies and Techniques
An introduction to the components of interviewing and counseling within human services. The characteristics and roles of interviewer and counselor will be explored and practiced by the student. This class involves role play, video analysis, and audio and video taping of student interviews. Corequisites: HSER-100, COMM-103.
Credit Hrs: 3.00  Contact Hrs: 3.00

HSER 272
Human Services Internship
Students who have satisfactorily completed human service courses may be placed with an approved human service agency on a part-time basis and earn credits for satisfactory work performance. Participation requires approval of the human service coordinator. Evaluation of student’s performance will be carried out by the student’s supervisor at the participating agency in conjunction with the coordinator. Prerequisites: HSER-100, HSER-150, HSER-160, and approval of the human service coordinator and agency supervisor. Forty contact hours are required for every hours of credit earned for a total of 120 hours. Students must take HSER-272 and may elect to take HSER-273; however, each course must be with a different agency. Student must be a sophomore and in good standing with a GPA of 2.0 or greater. A background check is required for internship placement
Credit Hrs: 3.00  Contact Hrs: 3.00

HSER 273
Human Services Internship
Students who have satisfactorily completed human service courses may be placed with an approved human service agency on a part-time basis and earn credits for satisfactory work performance. Participation requires approval of the human service coordinator. Evaluation of student’s performance will be carried out by the student’s supervisor at the participating agency in conjunction with the coordinator. Prerequisites: HSER-100, HSER-150, HSER-160, and approval of the human service coordinator and agency supervisor. Forty contact hours are required for every hours of credit earned for a total of 120 hours. Students must take HSER-272 and may elect to take HSER-273; however, each course must be with a different agency. Student must be a sophomore and in good standing with a GPA of 2.0 or greater. A background check is required for internship placement
Credit Hrs: 3.00  Contact Hrs: 3.00