Course Descriptions - Human Services
HUS133 Child Maltreatment: Prevention, Investigation,Treatment (3-0-3)

This course focuses on a cross-disciplinarian perspective of child abuse and neglect by investigating such factors as possible causes, manifestations, and prevention techniques. This course examines the role of the mandated reporter as well as laws and legislation regarding child maltreatment. It also emphasizes methods and strategies used by professionals to work with children and families in abusive and neglectful situations. A service learning advocacy experience is required.

HUS150 Introduction to Chemical Abuse and Dependency (3-0-3)

This course examines alcoholism and substance abuse from historical, biological, psychological, social and cultural perspectives. It presents theoretical frameworks that help students understand the nature and course of chemical abuse and dependency, as well as strategies to prevent its onset. The course introduces the assessment and diagnostic process as well as treatment approaches. F

HUS157 Substance Abuse Counseling (4-0-4)

This course will focus on alcoholism and substance abuse/dependency counseling. Current research, theoretical models, and methods in the treatment process will be examined. The practical development of counseling skills will be emphasized. This course can be used as a social science elective. PR: HUS 150

HUS208 Field Instruction I (1-8-3)

This course provides students with an initial, structured and supervised direct practice experience in a public or private institution, supervised by a qualified professional. It requires a minimum of 108 hours of field work and nine classroom hours of instruction, integrating and reinforcing social work theories. Students who received credit for HUS 221 may not receive credit for this course. PR: SOC 125 S

HUS210 Field Instruction II (1-9-3)

This course provides students with a second structured and supervised direct practice experience in a public or private institution, supervised by a qualified professional. This course focuses on some of the same topics in Field Instruction I at a more in-depth level. It requires a minimum of 108 hours of field work and nine classroom hours of instruction, integrating and reinforcing social work theory. Students who received credit for HUS 222 may not receive credit for this course. PR: HUS 221 or HUS 208 F

HUS221 Field Instruction I (0-0-3)

This course provides students with an initial, structured and supervised direct practice experience in a public or private institution, supervised by a qualified professional. It requires a minimum of 108 hours of field work and nine classroom hours of instruction, integrating and reinforcing social work theories. This course is graded as pass/fail. PR: SOC 125, SOC 127 and Human Services major with a 2.0 minimum gpa

HUS222 Field Instruction II (0-0-3)

This course provides students with a second structured and supervised direct practice experience in a public or private institution, supervised by a qualified professional. This course focuses on similar topics in Field Instruction I, at a more in-depth level. It requires a minimum of 108 hours of field work and nine classroom hours of instruction, integrating and reinforcing social work theory. This course is graded pass/fail. PR: HUS 221 and Human Services major with a 2.0 minimum gpa

HUS225 Integration of Theory and Field I/Chemical Dependency (4-0-4)

This course provides students with an initial opportunity at a local agency to obtain experience within the field of chemical dependency. The seminar class integrates field practice with theory and emphasizes the student's role and responsibilities, the agency's relationship to the larger community and the human service process. The field experience, minimum of 150 clock hours, takes place in a New York State Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) certified chemical dependency agency, under the supervision of a qualified health professional. If a signed internship contract is not submitted by the end of the fifth week of classes, the studnet is required to withdraw from the course. Grading is on a pass/fail basis. PR: HUS 157 Substance Abuse Counseling, Minimum GPA 2.0 and permission of division PR/CR: HUS 250 Planning Assessment and Treatment

HUS226 Integration of Theory and Field II/Chemical Dependency (4-0-4)

This course provides students with a second opportunity at a local agency to obtain experience within the field of checmial dependency. The seminar class integrates field practice with theory and emphasizes the student's roles and responsibilities, the agency's relationship to the larger community, and the human service process. The field experience, a minimum of 150 clock hours, takes place in a New York State Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) certified chemical dependency agency, under the supervision of a qualified health professional. If a signed contract is not submitted by the end of the fifth week of classes, the student is required to withdraw from the course. Grading is on a pass/fail basis. PR: HUS 225 Chemical Dependency Internship and Seminar, a minimum gpa 2.0, and permission of the division

HUS250 Planning, Assessment, and Treatment (3-0-3)

This course introduces students to the major theories and methods employed in the assessment and treatment of substance abuse and addictive illnesses. It explains the processes, procedures, and tools required to effectively assess and evaluate clients in developing an individualized plan of treatment. The course stresses the Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS)12-Core Functions of the Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC), enabling students to create treatment plans that consider the needs of special populations, ethical concerns, treatment models and clinical strategies. PR: HUS 150

HUS252 Addictive Drugs: Issues and Selected Topics (4-0-4)

This course will examine how the abuse of alcohol and other drugs affect the body with an emphasis on the central nervous system, organ systems, and general physical health. Psychoactive drug categories will be explored in relation to their history, administration, and how the body processes licit and illicit drugs. Drug interactions, specific physical adaptations, and the physiological basis for the disease concept also will be explored. Selected topics related to pharmacology such as HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, pregnancy implications, co-morbidity with other mental health disorders, and drug use and issues within specific populations may be explored. PR: HUS 150 or permission of department

HUS254 Pharmacology of Psychoactive Drugs (3-0-3)

This course examines how alcohol and other psychoactive drugs affect the body, the brain, behavior, and influences all areas of human development. Psychoactive drug categories are discussed with emphasis on the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of drug action. Current theories about the etiology of major psychological and addictive disorders and the rationale for substance abuse drug treatment are examined. The characteristics and needs of special treatment populations are also examined. PR: HUS 150

HUS255 Alcohol and Substance Abuse: Prevention/Education (3-0-3)

This course will focus on prevention education as it relates to the individual, family and community in general. It examines the core components of the creation and implementa- tion of culturally relevant substance abuse prevention education at variouis levels from pre-school to adult, and requires students to complete the New York State Mandated Reporter training for preventing and reporting child abuse.


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