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. 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 direct practice experience. It is a combination of field work and 15 lecture hours, which provides for an integration of theoretical concepts with practical experience. The field work, a minimum of 150 volunteer hours, takes place in a chemical dependency agency under the supervision of a certified CASAC worker. Emphasis is placed on the relationship of the specific agency to the larger community, the particular role responsibilities of the student volunteer, and the steps in the human service process. Grading is on a pass/fail basis. PR: HUS 150 and consent of the department

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

This course provides students with a second direct practice experience. The agency selected for HUS 226 must be different from the agency selected for HUS 225. The course is a combination of field work and 15 lecture hours, which provides for an integration of theoretical concepts with practical experience. The field work, a minimum of 150 volunteer hours, takes place in a chemical dependency agency under the supervision of a certified CASAC worker. Emphasis is placed on the relationship of the specific agency to the larger community, the particular role responsibilities of the student volunteer, and the steps in the human service process. Grading is on a pass/fail basis. PR: HUS 150 and consent of the department

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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