Human Services (HMS)
HMS 100. Introduction to Human Services. (3 Credits)
Introduces human service agencies, roles and careers. Presents an 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. Total 3 hours per week.
HMS 106. Working with Death and Dying. (3 Credits)
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. Total 3 hours per week.
HMS 141. Group Dynamics I. (3 Credits)
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. Total 3 hours per week. Prerequisites: HMS 100 and MEN 101.
HMS 190. Coordinated Internship. (2 Credits)
HMS 236. Gerontology. (3 Credits)
Examines the process of aging; its implications in relation to health, recreation, education, transportation, meaningful work or activity, and to 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. Total 3 hours per week.
HMS 238. Selected Topics in Aging. (3 Credits)
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. Total 3 hours per week.
HMS 290. Coordinated Internship in Human Services. (4 Credits)
Supervised on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college. Variable hours per week. Prerequisite: HMS 190.