HUM 101 - Introduction to Human Services
Introduction to generic issues in human services. Role definition, boundaries, and ethics of professional relationships. Examination of self-awareness in the helping relationship and development of beginning group skills. Development and practice of observing, listening, recording and interviewing skills. Discussion and analysis of field work experiences. Students must be qualified ( based on Accuplacer) to take ENG 101 in order to register for this course. Four class hours. In conjunction with this course, the student must take and pass HUM 111 Field Work in Human Services I.
Prerequisite: Placement exam at ENG 101 level. Corequisite: HUM 111.
Course Learning Outcomes
1. Examine what it means to be in helping relationships both as a helper and as a person who receives help, and examine his or her own behavior as a participant in helping relationships.
2. Identify generic helping skills utilized in the Human Services field including but not limited to assertion, attending, clarification, confrontation, empathy, active listening and interviewing.
3. Demonstrate respect for the group process in seminar and fieldwork experience.
4. Demonstrate professional confidence and responsible behavior when handling confidential material.
5. Demonstrate responsibility for his or her own learning and share in responsibility for what happens in seminar, for the learning of his classmates, and for the welfare and progress of clients in the fieldwork agency.
6. Evaluate career opportunities in human services, especially as they apply to planning his or her own career.
7. Write a process report using judgment to accurately observe and record human behavior.
Course Offered Fall and Spring