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Academic Program Model

Academic Program Model

Human Services - Psychology (AAS.HSP.PSY)

The Human Services-Psychology area of concentration is designed to prepare students with skills to work in a variety of settings such as homes for the developmentally disabled, activity-psychosocial areas of senior residential homes, special education schools, state agencies, correctional centers, probation offices, social service areas of hospitals and mental health facilities. Classroom training and field experience prepare graduates of the Human Services program to provide greatly needed services to people who require assistance. Upon completion of this program, students can either go directly to work or transfer to a University.

To be eligible for the field experience the following must be completed: 30 semester hours of the required curriculum, 2.0 GPA, Foundations of Human Services HSP103 and Social Welfare HSP 122. This program of study can lead to a bachelor's degree in family and consumer science, sociology, psychology, health studies or social work. Students should consult with an advisor during their first year regarding specific transfer curricula and electives course work to facilitate a transfer.

Program requirements may change over time. Specific degree/graduation requirements are determined by a degree audit.
FIRST YEAR
First Semester
Hours
ENG-119
Composition I Pathway

ENG-119
Composition I Pathway

Students will study the writing process by reading essays illustrating a variety of rhetorical strategies, analyzing texts, and writing, revising, and editing short essays. Course is for students who have assessed into developmental English, receiving supplemental instruction for course completion.


Course Outline

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ENG-120
Composition I

ENG-120
Composition I

Students will study the writing process by reading essays that illustrate a variety of rhetorical strategies, analyzing writing tasks and texts, and writing, revising, and editing short essays.


Course Outline

*
3.0
PSY-271
Intr/Psychology

PSY-271
Intr/Psychology

Focuses on psychology as a science, introducing concepts and research in a variety of subfields, including neuroscience, sensation and perception, consciousness, learning and memory, cognition, motivation and emotion, development, personality, disorders and therapy, and social psychology.

Course Outline

3.0
HSP-103
Foundations of Human Services

HSP-103
Foundations of Human Services

Foundations in the discipline of human services, including: Historical origins, ethics and values, skill development, roles of the profession, career opportunities, challenges, examination of diverse and at-risk populations, and policy issues in human services.

Course Outline

3.0
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Mathematics (IAI M)

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Mathematics (IAI M)

No Description Available
OR
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Physical and Life Sciences (IAI P or IAI L)

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Physical and Life Sciences (IAI P or IAI L)

No Description Available
3.0
HED-200
Principles of Health

HED-200
Principles of Health

This course is designed to explore the most important health issues current and past. Helping students to make responsible decisions that will affect them throughout their life. Focus will be on interrelating behavior with one's own health decisions.

Course Outline

3.0

Semester Totals

15.0
Second Semester
ENG-121
Composition II

ENG-121
Composition II

Students will learn how to find, use, assess and document research sources, producing an extended writing project based primarily on library research.


Course Outline

* OR
SPE-111
Intro to Speech Communication

SPE-111
Intro to Speech Communication

Focuses on the fundamental principles and methods of selection, analyzing, organizing, developing and communicating information, evidence, and points of view to audiences.

Course Outline

3.0
HSP-122
Social Welfare

HSP-122
Social Welfare

A study of the history, purpose, philosophy, methods and values governing social welfare, with an overview of the American social welfare system, programs and structure of service delivery. Examination of the relationships among social welfare systems and institutional structures.

Course Outline

3.0
CIS-160
Practical Software Application

CIS-160
Practical Software Application

Provides an opportunity for students to learn computer concepts and to use word processing, spreadsheet, database management, and presentation software. (Repeatable 3 Times)


Course Outline

3.0
HED-178
Responding to Emergencies

HED-178
Responding to Emergencies

The purpose of the American Red Cross Responding to Emergency course is to provide the citizen responder with the knowledge and skills necessary in an emergency to help sustain life.

Course Outline

2.0
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Area of Concentration

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Area of Concentration

No Description Available
3.0

Semester Totals

14.0
Summer Term
HSP-053
Work Experience Seminar I

HSP-053
Work Experience Seminar I

This course accompanies the field experience class. These seminars give opportunity to provide individual assessment and assist with job competence.


Course Outline

*
1.0
HSP-054
Field Experience I

HSP-054
Field Experience I

This course provides 150 hours of supervised employment in various human service agencies.


Course Outline

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2.0
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Area of Concentration

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Area of Concentration

No Description Available
3.0

Semester Totals

6.0
SECOND YEAR
First Semester
Hours
HSP-055
Work Experience Seminar II

HSP-055
Work Experience Seminar II

This course accompanies the field experience class. Seminars give opportunity to provide individual assessment and assist with job competence.


Prerequisites: HSP 053, HSP 054


Course Outline

*
1.0
HSP-056
Field Experience II

HSP-056
Field Experience II

This course provides 150 hours of supervised employment in various human service agencies.


Course Outline

*
2.0
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Area of Concentration

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Area of Concentration

No Description Available
6.0
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Humanities and Fine Arts (IAI H)

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Humanities and Fine Arts (IAI H)

No Description Available
3.0
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Elective

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Elective

No Description Available
3.0

Semester Totals

15.0
Second Semester
Option A
HSP-057
Work Experience Seminar III

HSP-057
Work Experience Seminar III

This course accompanies the field experience class. These seminars give opportunity to provide individual assessment and assist with job competence.


Course Outline

*
1.0
HSP-058
Field Experience III

HSP-058
Field Experience III

This course provides 150 hours of supervised employment in various human service agencies.


Course Outline

*
2.0
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Area of Concentration

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Area of Concentration

No Description Available
3.0
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Electives

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Electives

No Description Available
8.0
Option B
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Area of Concentration

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Area of Concentration

No Description Available
3.0
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Electives

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Electives

No Description Available
11.0

Semester Totals

14.0

Total Program Hours

64.0
Suggested Electives
PHI-280
Ethics

PHI-280
Ethics

Introduction to issues and theories of ethics. Includes historical survey of major value systems and contemporary issues.

Course Outline

3.0
ECO-130
The American Economy

ECO-130
The American Economy

Combines Macroeconomics and Microeconomics and focuses on basic supply and demand analysis, national income accounting, business cycles, inflation, unemployment, fiscal and monetary policy, and international economic problems.

Course Outline

3.0
SPE-200
Interpersonal Communication

SPE-200
Interpersonal Communication

Principles and practices of oral communication emphasizing message formation and delivery, listening, perception, awareness of verbal and non-verbal codes, and managing conflict.

Course Outline

3.0
SPE-213
Intro/Group Discussion

SPE-213
Intro/Group Discussion

Focuses on the principles and application of public and closed group discussions with emphases on purposes and common forms, critical analyses and participation.


Course Outline

*
3.0
SPE-220
Persuasive Speaking

SPE-220
Persuasive Speaking

Studies audience attitudes, logical lines of reasoning, and emotional appeals used in causing an audience to accept different views or to adopt recommended courses of actions.


Course Outline

*
3.0
SFS-101
Strategies for Success

SFS-101
Strategies for Success

Designed to improve student performance in college and beyond. Topics include: college resources; identification of college and career goals; implementation of study, note-taking, and test-taking strategies; and development of life management skills including time management, stress management, and relationship skills.

Course Outline

2.0
BUS-141
Business Communications

BUS-141
Business Communications

Provides students practical strategies for improving written and oral communication, including employment communication, in business settings.

Course Outline

*
3.0
HSP-065
Intro to Substance Abuse

HSP-065
Intro to Substance Abuse

This course encompasses social, psychological, and medical views of drug use. The historical evolution of drug use and regulation, the differences between drug use, misuse, and abuse and their consequences.

Course Outline

3.0
ENG-110
Manual Comm-Deaf

ENG-110
Manual Comm-Deaf

Instruction in methods of communication with the deaf through signing.

Course Outline

3.0
ENG-111
Advanced Signing

ENG-111
Advanced Signing

A continuation of Manual Communication for the Deaf. Advanced vocabulary and signing.


Course Outline

*
3.0
POS-160
American National Government

POS-160
American National Government

The fundamental principles of the American Government are summarized. Such topics as federalism, civil liberties, citizenship, parties and elections, the Presidency, Congress, Judiciary, and national policies and politics are discussed within the framework of the American Constitutional system.

Course Outline

3.0
ECE-052
Heads Up! Reading

ECE-052
Heads Up! Reading

This course focuses on developmentally appropriate methods for enhancing literacy development in young children from birth through age five, analyzing and selecting literature for diverse groups, the teacher's role in promoting language and literacy, and applying these methods in early childhood settings.

Course Outline

3.0
CIS-101
Internet Systems/Applications

CIS-101
Internet Systems/Applications

An introduction to networking basics through the Internet. Students will learn about Internet services, etiquette, searches, E-mail, and other internet skills.(Repeatable 3 Times)

Course Outline

2.0
CIS-090
InDesign

CIS-090
InDesign

Adobe InDesign is a graphic design software used to create design layouts. Students will integrate text, graphics, photos, and other elements to create documents. (Repeatable 3 Times)


Course Outline

3.0
CIS-054
PowerPoint

CIS-054
PowerPoint

Introduction to the graphic presentation software PowerPoint. The basics of PowerPoint will be covered including creating, editing, and formatting slides. Adding graphic elements, animation and illustrations will also be covered. (Repeatable 3 Times)

Course Outline

2.0
CIS-099
Web Page Design

CIS-099
Web Page Design

This introductory course focuses on creating and maintaining web pages using XHTML and CSS code. (Repeatable 3 Times)


Prerequisites: CIS 040 or equivalent experience


Course Outline

3.0
CIS-094
Excel

CIS-094
Excel

The basics of the Excel software package will be covered. This includes spreadsheet basics, formulas, functions, charting, data management, and collaborative tools. (Repeatable 3 Times)



Course Outline

2.0
CIS-093
Access

CIS-093
Access

An introduction to Microsoft Access, a database management application designed to operate in the Windows environment. (Repeatable 3 Times)


Prerequisites: CIS 040 or equivalent experience


Course Outline

2.0
CIS-055
Word

CIS-055
Word

An introduction to the word processing software package Word that includes creating, editing, and formatting documents. Using tables, graphics, and mail merge will also be covered. (Repeatable 3 Times)

Course Outline

2.0
Area of Concentration
ECE-110
Child Behavior Management

ECE-110
Child Behavior Management

This course focuses on the use of positive redirective techniques in shaping behavior so children can learn self discipline and self control. Observation of discipline problems and analyzation of procedures are required of the student.

Course Outline

3.0
HSP-101
Dynamics of Domestic Violence

HSP-101
Dynamics of Domestic Violence

Study of dynamics of Domestic Violence, focusing on program philosophy, cultural diversity, direct relation of substance abuse, crisis intervention, understand IL Domestic Violence Act, criminal aspects, battering treatment & how Domestic Violence affects children & our society.

Course Outline

3.0
HSP-102
Behavior Management

HSP-102
Behavior Management

This course introduces the learning principles of behavior modification, measurement and strategies to change human behaviors in educational and clinical settings.

Course Outline

3.0
SOC-280
Introduction to Sociology

SOC-280
Introduction to Sociology

Study of human interaction focusing on social influences shaping personality, structure and dynamics of human society. Topics include: sociological perspective, culture, society, social interaction; social change in global perspective; socialization; families; social class; and social stratification; race and ethnicity; and deviance.

Course Outline

3.0
SOS-235
Death and Dying

SOS-235
Death and Dying

This course focuses on the psychological and sociological effects of dying and death in our modern American Culture. Major areas studied are: psychological changes a dying person experiences; survivors and grief; death and the child; the funeral; demography of death; contemporary issues.

Course Outline

3.0
PSY-275
Psych of Maturity and Old Age

PSY-275
Psych of Maturity and Old Age

Study of theories and research findings in the physical, cognitive, and social-emotional development of individuals past middle age.


Course Outline

*
3.0
PSY-274
Child Development

PSY-274
Child Development

Study of theories and methods used to study development, from conception to adolescence. Topics include physical, sensory and perceptual, cognitive, language, emotional, social, and gender development, as well as family, peer, and institutional influences on development.

Course Outline

3.0
SOC-290
Sociology of Family

SOC-290
Sociology of Family

This course examines the major sociological concepts, theories, and research related to marriage, family, and increasing diversity of family types. Special emphasis will be on theorizing family, gender, parenting, balance work and family, and social problems interrelated to family life.

Course Outline

3.0
PSY-279
Human Dev/Life Span

PSY-279
Human Dev/Life Span

Study of theories and research findings in physical, cognitive, and social-emotional development from conception through death.



Course Outline

3.0
PSY-273
Abnormal Psychology

PSY-273
Abnormal Psychology

Takes an integrative approach to psychopathology. Areas of study include research methods; clinical assessment and diagnosis; descriptions, causes, and treatments of the major psychological disorders; and legal and ethical issues in abnormal psychology.


Course Outline

*
3.0
PSY-277
Social Psychology

PSY-277
Social Psychology

Study of social behavior including research methods, attitude formation and changes, social cognition, interpersonal relations, group processes, and social influences.


Course Outline

*
3.0
HSP-120
Introduction to Social Work

HSP-120
Introduction to Social Work

An introduction to generalist practice: Historical origins, values and ethics, practice methods, research considerations, and policy issues in social work. Examination of diverse and at-risk populations; the wide variety of problems workers confront, knowledge and skills of the worker.

Course Outline

3.0