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SHS 103 - Introduction to Human Services:CD



5.0 Credits
Covers the history and importance of human services in society, the values these programs reflect; career paths knowledge and skills required for effective practice and the rewards and challenges. Prerequisite: Completion of ENGL 100  with a 2.0 or higher or placement in ENGL& 101  (was ENGL 105).

Course Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Define the scope or application of the terms Human Services and Social Welfare. [REASON]
  2. Identify the major categories of human service and social welfare programs in the U.S., how they are funded, and who they are intended to serve. [REASON ]
  3. Explain the intended purposes and functions of Human Service Programs in the U.S. [REASON]
  4. Describe how political ideology and social policy decisions impact human service program development. [REASON]
  5. Identify the major historical milestones in the development of Human Services in the U.S. and the profession. [REASON]
  6. Identify the foundation and specialized knowledge, skills and abilities that required to adequately perform a variety of human service roles. [REASON]
  7. Identify contemporary evidence based helping strategies. [REASON]
  8. Identify trends and challenges impacting Human Services today. [REASON]



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