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hcc catalogue '11-'12

Course Descriptions


HUMS-110   Introduction to Human
3 Credits

This course sur veys the philosophies,  attitudes and approaches used in the field  of human ser vices. Community experts will be invited to present approaches to assisting individuals and groups in a variety of community  agencies. The focus is on utilization of community resources to address a variety of human ser vice needs. (3 hours weekly)

HUMS-120   Medical Aspects of
Chemical Dependency
3 Credits

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to identify concepts relevant to alcohol- ism and the medical aspects of addiction. In ad- dition, the course will include the pharmacology of alcohol  and other addictive substances. (3 hours weekly) NOTE: Also listed as HEED-120.

HUMS-121   Introduction to Chemical
Dependency Treatment
3 Credits

This course provides students with the opportu- nity to study the various modalities of addiction therapy. Counseling skills and the philosophical aspects of addiction will also be presented in this course. (3 hours weekly) NOTE: Also listed as HEED-121.

HUMS-122   Individual Counseling
3 Credits

This course will make available for use clinical methods that attend both to developing diagnos- tic understanding and to implementing treatment skills with mental health and/or chemically abus- ing/dependent  populations. (3 hours weekly) NOTE: Also listed as HEED-122.

HUMS-123   Group Counseling Skills
3 Credits

Students will receive training in a group-coun- seling model for use with both mental health and chemically abusing/dependent clients. The emphasis will fall on the group, client and counselor contributions to the group process, and how these factors influence and interrelate with one another. (3 hours weekly) NOTE: Also listed as HEED-123.

HUMS-124   Family Counseling Skills
3 Credits

The family is defined  as a complex  interactive system. Traditional  views of pathology will be 
redefined as students come to view family prob- lems such as substance abuse, mental  abuse, and other psychosocial problems. Students will think diagnostically about families utilizing theory and various techniques, strategies, and approaches that are relevant to working with families. (3 hours weekly) NOTE: Also listed as HEED-124.

HUMS-150   Community Resources and
3 Credits

Implementation  of community  based ser vice models require extensive information about agency resources, familiarity with agency ser- vices, and establishment of opportunities  that promote collaboration and working relationships among human ser vice professionals.  Students will participate in an interactive learning experi- ence to gain an understanding of the develop- ment of partnerships among community based agencies that are necessary to secure ser vices for clients. Lectures, discussions, assignments, media presentations, and in class activities will give students practical knowledge  and involve- ment in the development  of strategies to access community  based ser vices. Prerequisite: HUMS-
110. (3 hours weekly)

HUMS-250   Community Services
3 Credits

Students work in the community  in coordination with a faculty member. In addition to meeting core learning outcomes, jointly developed learning outcomes are identified  with the faculty member, agency supervisor, and the student. The purpose of the practicum is to enhance the well-being of a targeted population.  Students participate  in a theory  seminar  session to engage in reflective discussion  2 hours every other  week focused on experiences and the application  of theory. Prerequisite:  HUMS-110. (1 hour  theory, 6 hours lab weekly)

hcc catalogue '11-'12

Accounting - ACCT
Aging Services - AGNG
American Sign Language - AMSL
Anthropology - ANTH
Arabic - ARAB 
Art - ARTT 
Astronomy - ASTR
Bioinformatics - BFMT 
Biology - BIOL 
Biomedical Engineering - BMET
Business - BMGT 
Cardiovascular Technology - CARD
Chemistry - CHEM 
Chinese - CHNS 
Cisco - CSCO 
Computer-Aided Design - CADD
Computer Forensics - CFOR 
Computer Systems - CMSY 
Conflict Resolution - CRES
Construction Management - CNST 
Cooperative Education - COOP
Criminal Justice - CRIM 
Culinary Management - CMGT 
Dance - DANC
Dental Hygiene - DHYG 
Diagnostic Medical
Sonography - DMSU

Economics - ECON 
Education - EDUC 
Electronics - ELEC 
Emergency Medical Technician/
Paramedic - EMSP
Engineering -ENES 
English- ENGL 
Entrepreneurship - ENTR 
Environmental Science - ENST
Exercise Science - EXSC 
Farsi - FARS
Film - FILM 
Financial Planning- FNPL 
Fine Arts - FINE 
First-Year Experience - FYEX
French - FREN 
Geography - GEOG
Geology - GEOL

German - GERM 
Greek - GREK 
Health Care - HEAL 
Health Education - HEED 
Hebrew - HBRW
Hindi - HNDI
History - HIST 
Horticulture - HORT 
Hospitality Management - HMGT
Human Development - HMDV 
Human Services - HUMS 
Humanities - HUMN
Interior Design - INDS
Italian - ITAL 
Japanese - JPNS
Korean - KORE 
Life Fitness - LFIT 
Mathematics - MATH 
Medical Laboratory
Technician - MLTS

Meteorology - METO 
Microsoft - MSFT 
Music - MUSC 
Nursing - NURS 
Nutrition - NUTR
Office Technology - OFFI 
Philosophy - PHIL 
Physical Therapist
Assistant - PTAP
Physics - PHYS 
Political Science - POLI 
Portuguese - PORT
Psychology - PSYC 
Public Health - PUBH
Radiologic Technology - RADT
Retailing - RETL 
Russian - RUSS 
Social Work - SOWK
Sociology - SOCI 
Spanish - SPAN 
Speech - SPCH 
Television and Radio - TVRD
Theatre - THET 
Turkish - TURK
Women's Studies - WMST