HUM 152 Human Services: Beginning Skills and Competencies (3 credits)

This course introduces students to the skills and competencies necessary for professional and ethical conduct appropriate to career fields in Human Services. The course addresses the emotional and psychological stamina needed to work in the Human Services field; examines the importance of empathy when assisting individuals, children, families and people with disabilities in Human Services settings; and provides students with the tools to communicate effectively with clients and other Human Service professionals. Students will develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills using case study examples, and receive training in stress management and coping techniques to promote wellness. Teaching approaches include lecture, discussion, modeling, role play, and large and small group activities. Prerequisite: HUM 150 or permission of instructor.