Human Services

HMS 100 (3 CR)
Introduction to Human Services

Introduces human service agencies, roles, and careers.  Presents a historical perspective of the field as it relates to human services today.  Additional topics include values clarification and needs of target populations.  Lecture 3 hours per week.

HMS 106 (3 CR)
Working With Death and Dying

Studies the hospice concept emphasizing the management of providing services associated with terminal illness, while providing human services for the family as well as the patient. Explores the unique role of each member of the hospice care team as to how each assists the patient and family in coping with the effects of the illness. Emphasizes understanding grief and loss. Focuses on the dying person and emphasizes the social and moral aspects of death and dying.  Lecture 3 hours per week.

HMS 141 (3 CR)
Group Dynamics I

Prerequisites: HMS 100 and MEN 101

Examines the stages of group development, group dynamics, the role of the leader in a group, and recognition of the various types of group processes.  Discusses models of group dynamics that occur as a result of group membership dynamics.  Lecture 3 hours per week.

HMS 190 (2 CR)
Coordinated Internship in Mental Health/Human Services

Prerequisite:  HMS 100; Co-requisite MEN 101

Supervised on-the-job training in selected business, industrial, or service firms coordinated by the College.  Credit/practice ratio maximum 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.

HMS 236 (3 CR)
Gerontology

Examines the process of aging; its implications in relation to health, recreation, education, transportation, meaningful work or activity, and community resources. Emphasizes experiencing the aging process, facilitating retirement, and application of the helping relationship to work with older adults.  Lecture 3 hours per week.

HMS 238 (3 CR)
Selected Topics in Aging

Provides students with an opportunity to explore a variety of major current issues in aging. Topics may include care giving and the elderly, elderly drug use and misuse, protective services, crisis interventions, homecare, elder-abuse, and other current topics. Lecture 3 hours per week.

HMS 290 (3-4 CR)
Coordinated Internship in Mental Health/Human Services

Prerequisite: HMS 190

Includes supervised practice in selected business, industrial, or service firms coordinated by the College.  Credit/practice ratio maximum 1:5 hours.  Variable hours.

HMS 295 (3-4 CR)
Topics in Interviewing

Helps students acquire advanced knowledge and develop skills for effective communication in helping individuals and families in planning change. Emphasis on development of advanced interviewing skills and writing treatment goals and social histories. Class activities include role playing and interviews with individuals and groups. This is considered the capstone course for the HMS AAS degree. Lecture 3 hours per week.