Human Services Bachelor Degree Program Curriculum

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDITS

Program Courses

 

HNS 100*

Introduction to Human Services

3

HNS 101*

Systems, Processes, and Case Management

3

HNS 200*

Couple, Family, and Group Dynamics

3

HNS 210*

Interpersonal Communication and Assessment

3

HNS 212*

Human Services Values and Ethics

3

HNS 213*

Management of Human Services

3

HNS 298*

Fieldwork I

3

HNS 299*

Fieldwork II

3

HNS 305

Social Welfare Policy

3

MGT 330

Management of Not-for-Profits

3

SOC 397

Research Methods

3

HNS 499

Capstone Project/Fieldwork III

3

 

Subtotal

36

Directed Electives: Select Nine of the Following:

 

HNS 300

Community Advocacy

3

HNS 411

Community Health

3

PSY 103

Exceptional Child

3

PSY 207

Psycho-sociological and Ethical Issues of Death

3

PSY 210

Developmental Psychology

3

PSY 212

Social Psychology

3

PSY 216

Educational Psychology

3

PSY 302

Abnormal Psychology

3

PSY 307

Counseling and Psychotherapy

3

SOC 113

Role of Parenthood

3

SOC 200

Contemporary Social Issues

3

SOC 302

Sociology of Deviance

3

SOC 303

Diversity and Multiculturalism

3

SOC 307

Criminology

3

CJS 101

Introduction to Criminal Justice

3

CJS 105

Introduction to Corrections

3

 

Subtotal

27

Development Concentration

 

MGT 101

Principles of Management

3

MKT 102

Introduction to Marketing

3

MGT 305

Project Management

3

MGT 310

Leadership

3

ENG 317

Writing for the World of Work

3

 

Subtotal

15

 

Criminal Justice Concentration

 

CJS101

Introduction to Criminal Justice

3

CJS 105

Introduction to Corrections

3

CJS 201

Juvenile Justice

3

CJS 304

Legal Rights of Victims

3

CJS 401

Correctional Counseling

3

 

Subtotal

15

Community Health and Outreach Concentration

 

MKT 102

Introduction to Marketing

3

NTR 101

Introduction to Nutrition

3

PSY 300

Health Psychology

3

HNS 310

Holistic Approach to Human Services

3

HNS 411

Community Health

3

 

Subtotal

15

General Human Services Concentration

 

SOC 200

Contemporary Social Issues

3

CJS 304

Legal Rights of Victims

3

HNS 310

Holistic Approach to Human Services

3

HNS 300

Community Advocacy

3

HNS 411

Community Health

3

General Education Courses

 

FYE 101

First Year Experience

1

ENG 103

English Composition I

3

PSY 101

Introduction to Psychology

3

SOC 111

Introduction to Sociology

3

CIS 174

Computer Applications

3

ENG 104

English Composition II

3

COM.---

Communication Elective

3

MTH 115 or MTH 103

Elementary Statistics or Survey in Mathematics

3

SCI---

Natural Science Elective

3

SCI--

Natural Science Elective with Lab

4

ZZZ

Arts and Humanities Elective

3

ZZZ

Arts and Humanities Elective

3

ZZZ

General Education Elective 300+

3

ZZZ

Social and Behavioral Science Elective 300+

3

ZZZ

Social and Behavioral Science Elective 300+

3

 

Subtotal

44

Minimum total credits required 122

 

ACADEMIC PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Nicole Kras, Ph.D., C.A.G.S.

Email: nkras@LincolnCollegeNE.edu

Campus Extension: 60927

 

PROGRAM COURSES:



HNS100 Introduction to Human Services

3 credits

This course provides an introduction to the field of human services including agencies and career paths, as well as legislation that has an impact on delivering services. This course also provides a historical perspective of the field and how it has evolved to meet the need of modern society.

HNS101 Systems, Processes, and Case Management

3 credits

The focus of this course is on case management as a method of human service delivery. Students will develop skills in managing multiple aspects of human service interventions including intake procedures, setting case work goals, monitoring services, etc. The confidentiality of client information and records will be emphasized.

HNS200 Couple, Family, and Group Dynamics

3 credits

This course provides an overview of human interaction systems as they pertain to individual, interpersonal, group, and family dynamics. Theory and analysis are explored in terms of organizational, communal and societal contexts. Emphasis will be placed on the role of diversity as it relates to the systematic development, evaluation, and implementation of direct services for the clinical settings of case management, individual counseling and group facilitation.

Prerequisites: HNS100 or HNS101

HNS210 Interpersonal Communication and Assessment

3 credits

This course introduces the practices and principles of interpersonal communication in both dyadic and group settings. It evaluates Interpersonal Communication in the areas of Communication Techniques, Listening and Comprehension, Giving and Receiving Feedback and Workplace Relationship Etiquette. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate interpersonal communication skills through practical consideration of spontaneous human interaction in face to-face situation; students will learn to apply basic principles of group discussions, utilize active listening, and facilitate effective discussions, paraphrase and nonverbal communication.

Prerequisites: HNS100 or HNS101

HNS212 Human Services Values and Ethics

3 credits

This course is comprised of class discussions, cooperative learning activities, individual assignments, and class presentations. Students complete assignments, which reflect ethical concerns common to human services situations. Professional codes of ethics and the concepts of values, boundaries, morals, and confidentiality within human services professions other professional fields. Students are expected to become familiar with the ethical decision-making process, and to apply these concepts in the class discussions.

Prerequisites: HNS100 or HNS101

 

 

HNS213 Management of Human Services

3 credits

This course reviews the many aspects of organizing and managing human service programs. Areas of management that will be covered include leadership, technology, program planning and evaluation, and supervision. Students will also learn and practice the concept of self-supervision.

Prerequisites: HNS100 or HNS101

HNS298 Fieldwork I

3 credits

This course will provide students with an opportunity to work with human service professionals in community organizations. In conjunction with the field experience, students will also explore and discuss the personal and professional attributes necessary to be successful in the human service field.

Prerequisite: Program Director Permission

HNS299 Fieldwork II

3 credits

This course is a continuation of Fieldwork I that will build upon the student’s experience by continuing to work with human services professionals in community organizations and enhance the student’s professional identity in the human services field. Each student will also be required to complete and present a capstone project.

Prerequisite: Program Director Permission

HNS 305 Social Welfare Policy

3 credits

This course provides an introduction to social welfare policies in the United States including an examination of the purposes and the meanings of these policies. Students in this course will have the opportunity to critically analyze policy issues surrounding current social welfare programs.

MGT330 Management of Not-for-Profits and Public Organizations

3 credits

The management of organizations that are not focused on raising profits for stakeholders entails a unique set of challenges. This course focuses on enabling students to meet those challenges by using strategic planning while integrating specific value systems and organizational philosophies, as well as involving volunteers and boards from the community. Subjects studied will include effective listening techniques, grant writing, fund raising, and event planning. Case studies will include working with local organizations.

Prerequisite: MGT101

SOC397 Research Methods

3 credits

This course provides an understanding a variety of research methods, including experimental, survey, co-relational and case-history techniques. It offers students an introduction in the design of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methods approaches. They will become aware of the strengths and limitations of each method and understand when each method is best used.

Prerequisite: MTH115, PSY101, and 6 Credits of Psychology or Sociology Courses

HNS 499 Capstone Project/Fieldwork III

3 credits

This course is a continuation of Fieldwork II that will build upon the student’s experience by continuing to work with human services professionals in community organizations and enhance the student’s professional identity in the human services field. Each student will also be required to complete and present a capstone project.

Prerequisite: Program Director Approval

DIRECTED AND CONCENTRATION COURSES (Subject to availability; prerequisites apply):

CJS101 Introduction to Criminal Justice

3 credits

This course provides a general introduction to the field of criminal justice. In addition to an examination of the effectiveness of the system, history and theories are presented. Special emphasis is placed on the role of law enforcement within the criminal justice system.

CJS105 Introduction to Corrections

3 credits

This course provides an overview of the role of incarceration in society. Topics include an examination of physical prison facilities, current treatment theories, sentencing and its goals, and alternatives to incarceration.

 

CJS201 Juvenile Justice

3 credits

This course provides an overview of the juvenile justice system. Emphasis is placed on the effectiveness of the system in dealing with the needs of society and the juvenile offender.

Prerequisites: CJS101, CJS105

CJS304 Legal Rights of Victims

3 credits

This course will examine an often neglected component in the criminal justice system—the victim. Personal and economic costs to the victim will be highlighted. Legislation or the lack of legislation to protect and assist victims will also be examined.

Prerequisite: CJS204

CJS401 Correctional Counseling

3 credits

This course addresses the various purposes of correctional counseling and the skills needed to achieve the desired outcome. Different theories of treatment are explored along with an examination of individuals’ beliefs on counseling and the offender.

Prerequisite: CJS204

ENG317 Writing for the World of Work

3 credits

This course will help students gain the professional rhetorical and writing skills needed to do well in the workplace. Students will build on the fundamental research and writing skills learned in previous writing courses to produce more complex documents and to solve problems using communication skills.

Prerequisites: ENG104

HNS 300 Community Advocacy

3 credits

This course provides students the tools they need to become leaders of community activism. Students will learn skills needed to build community awareness, develop partnerships, and advocate for changes in public policies and laws.

HNS 310 Holistic Approach to Human Services

3 credits

This course is designed to introduce students to the theories and concepts involved in holistic health care and how they can be applied to the human services field. Some topics covered in this course include meditation, nutrition, yoga, hypnosis, ecotherapy, and expressive therapies.

HNS 411 Community Health

3 credits

This course will provide students with a general understanding of health issues facing today’s communities. Topics such as culturally appropriate healthcare information and programs targeting school health and the elderly will be discussed.

MGT101 Principles of Management

3 credits

This course provides an introduction to the principles of management with emphasis on their application to business. An overview of major topics in management is presented, including developing a management philosophy, understanding human behavior, decision-making, planning, organization, staffing and leadership.

MGT 305 Project Management

3 credits

In this course, students will examine and apply the theories and methods of project management. Study will include the dynamics of teams, financial planning and risk management, the allocation of resources, and techniques used to monitor and control projects. Finally, students will examine how to evaluate project success and compose final project reports.

 

MGT310 Leadership

3 credits

This course provides an in-depth examination of leadership issues, characteristics and requirements in various types of 21st Century organizations. Leadership is an extensive and complex topic, and the course seeks to provide a balance between essential academic research and theory, and real-world practices that provides hands- on learning and practical knowledge. The course not only addresses leadership at senior levels, but leadership throughout all levels of organizations. The emphasis is on practical skill-building and very personal applications of leadership, ranging from everyday situations to major strategic decisions and actions.

Prerequisite: BUS203

MKT102 Introduction to Marketing

3 credits

The course introduces the principles of marketing. The basic ingredients of the marketing mix are discussed in regard to for-profile and not-for-profit businesses. The nature of global marketing, market research, and marketing ethics are reviewed. The concepts of public relations and publicity are introduced.

NTR101 Introduction to Nutrition

3 credits

This course is an introduction to the principles and concepts of nutrition including the nature and function of carbohydrates, proteins, fats, water, vitamins, and minerals. Diet planning principles and planning guides are explained.

PSY103 Exceptional Child

3 credits

This course examines the characteristics, needs, problems, and services available for children who are atypical in some way. Areas of exceptionality studied include: mental, physical, emotional, sensory and social.

Prerequisite: PSY101

PSY207 Psychosociological & Ethical Issues of Death

3 credits

This course will explore the psychological impact of death as it pertains to the bereaved at various stages of their lifespan as well as how it affects the funeral service practitioner. The various concepts of many Death Theorists will be explored in detail. Contemporary societal changes toward death and bereavement will be extensively examined, as well as its impact on the funeral service profession. Complex ethical issues exclusive to funeral service will be studied. Course material will follow strict guidelines regarding for professional standards for Psychology, Sociology, and Ethics.

Prerequisite: PSY101 or permission of Program Director

PSY210 Developmental Psychology

3 credits

This course explores the social, cognitive, psychomotor, and perceptual changes that are experienced throughout the lifespan. Emphasis is placed on the effects of heredity and environment, and how the two interact to impact the developmental progression.

Prerequisite: PSY101

PSY212 Social Psychology

3 credits

This course explores the influence of others on an individual’s social cognition. Attention is given to topics of conformity, aggression, interpersonal relations, stereotyping, and the role of culture.

Prerequisite: PSY101



PSY216 Educational Psychology

3 credits

This course is designed to provide the student with an understanding of the foundations of contemporary education from both a historical and philosophical perspective. Principles of teaching and learning are emphasized.

Prerequisite: PSY101

PSY 300 Health Psychology

3 credits

This course introduces students to the field of health psychology which focuses on how biology, psychology, behavior and social factors influence health and illness. The student will develop an understanding of the relationship between stress and illness and how this understanding can benefit various populations.

Prerequisite: PSY101

 

PSY302 Abnormal Psychology

3 credits

This course focuses on the study of mental disorders, emphasizing etiology, symptoms, treatment, and prevention. The use of DSM-V will be discussed as well as the history and theories of mental illness.

Prerequisite: PSY101 and MOS207 or 3 credits of 200-level or higher of Psychology

PSY307 Counseling and Psychotherapy

3 credits

This course will provide students to major concepts and practices in counseling and psychotherapy. It will focus on the theories relevant to counseling and practice, including gaining an understanding of abnormal and normal behavior. Students will be introduced to ethical conflicts in counseling with topics such as confidentiality and informed consent. The course will describe current trends in psychotherapy along with historical aspects of techniques. Students will be exposed to an array of theories and will analyze key strengths and weaknesses of each theory.

Prerequisites: PSY101 and MOS207 or 3 credits of 200-level or higher of Psychology

SOC113 Role of Parenthood

3 credits

This course examines changes in family structure and the effect on parenting. Topics include ways to promote responsibility and maintain self-esteem. Contemporary parenting theories and parenting skills are introduced in the context of parent, caregiver and teacher roles.

SOC200 Contemporary Social Problems

3 credits

In this course, current social problems in the United States such as poverty, crime, inequality, drugs, health issues, population and aging will be discussed. The role of sociology in the analysis and treatment of these problems will be explored. Prerequisite: SOC111

SOC302 Sociology of Deviance

3 credits

This course presents and overview of concepts, issues and research findings in the sociological study of deviant behavior, how deviance is reacted to and punished in American society. Emphasis will be placed on contemporary theoretical perspectives along with current issues in deviance. Particular forms of deviance including mental illness, juvenile delinquency and interpersonal violence will be examined.

Prerequisite: SOC111

SOC303 Diversity and Multi-culturalism

3 credits

This course examines the concept of “multi-culturalism” through the analysis of anthropological studies and writings. It additionally incorporates theoretical frameworks through which “diversity” as a global concept and phenomenon is explored. The course will be supplemented by the use of film, art and the exploration of ritual, tradition and ideology as it pertains to both American and foreign cultures worldwide.

Prerequisite: SOC111

SOC307 Criminology

3 credits

This course examines the scientific study of crime and criminal behavior and the complexity of crime as a social problem. The course introduces students to the basic theories, fundamental facts and problems associated with science of criminology; focuses on providing a systematic basis for the study of criminals and criminal behavior as related to the criminal justice system. The measurement, techniques of data collection and patterns of crime are explored as well as various classical, biological, psychological and sociological theories of crime causation.

Prerequisite: SOC111

GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES:

FYS101 First-Year Seminar

1 credit

This seminar serves as an introduction to fundamental academic success strategies. The course also provides opportunities for self-awareness that support students through the transition to college. Campus services, career development, and cross-curricular competencies are also covered. This is a graded course and is a requirement for graduation.

 

ENG103 English Composition I

3 credits

This is a writing-intensive introductory course that emphasizes the writing process, including focus on audiences and purpose in writing, patterns of argument, introductory research, and the review of grammar and mechanics. Both career and academic documents will be assigned, with the goal of learning to write in a professional style, both in college and beyond. Students should expect to produce a total of twelve to fifteen pages of edited writing during the course.

Prerequisite: LCNE Placement exam > 79, ENG097 or ENG099

ENG104 English Composition II

3 credits

Students will build on the skills learned in English 103 to move beyond the basic college essay to writing more complex essays using causal analysis, persuasion, and argument. This course will focus on reading complex texts, and using the research skills introduced in English 103 to develop, research, write and revise a full-length research paper. Class assignments and discussion will focus on introducing, reinforcing, and emphasizing critical thinking skills in a multi-cultural environment.

Prerequisite: ENG103

MTH115 Elementary Statistics

3 credits

This course introduces the elementary statistical procedures used by researchers in the behavioral, health, and social science professions and other related disciplines. The course emphasizes the use of tables, graphs and elementary descriptive statistical applications. The course also introduces the student to the sampling and surveying done in many everyday life experiences.

Prerequisite: MTH098 or > 79 on Elementary Algebra Placement Test

CIS174 Computer Applications

3 credits

This course provides a hands-on overview of computer applications utilizing particular software with emphasis on computer use for business purposes. Word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software projects are included. Students develop a logical approach to problem-solving in relation to storing, retrieving, and analyzing information for reports and projects. Problems and issues related to computer-based information systems are discussed.

PSY101 Introduction to Psychology

3 credits

This course provides an introduction to the basic principles underlying mental and behavioral processes, biopsychology, sensation and perception, learning, memory, and language. In addition, research methodology, psychopathology and treatments are discussed.

SOC111 Introduction to Sociology

3 credits

This course is an introduction to the basic concepts of society and an analysis of the relationships of people to family, religion, education, politics, economics, and community. Changes in society and an individual’s influence on society are emphasized.

COM--- Communication elective

3 credits

 

 

SCI--- Natural Science elective

3 credits

 

 

SCI--- Natural Science elective with lab

4 credits

 

 

ZZZ--- Arts and Humanities elective

3 credits

 

 

ZZZ--- Arts and Humanities elective

3 credits

 

 

ZZZ--- General Education elective 300+

3 credits

 

 

ZZZ--- Social and Behavioral Science elective 300+

3 credits

 

 

ZZZ--- Social and Behavioral Science elective 300+

3 credits

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