Human Services

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2 yrs
This programme is designed to provide students with relevant and current knowledge in some areas of the behavioural sciences and to enable those students to apply that knowledge effectively in a wide range of social contexts. It is hoped that persons completing this programme would be able to serve the community in areas such as Social Welfare services, Guidance and Counselling, and Human Resource Management. Students are prepared to transfer to other colleges/universities. Note: Students are encouraged to take MAT 113 to satisfy the General Education Mathematics requirement.
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Programme Goals

Understand and critically apply psychological theories to rationalise individual development and behaviour across the lifespan and interaction among individuals.

Examine the impact of social attitudes on individuals, groups, and families.

Apply entry-level counselling skills to facilitate individuals, groups, and families.

Demonstrate the knowledge and basic skills necessary to conduct social research.

Analyse the impact of social issues on people, agencies, communities, and service systems.

Communicate effectively in written and oral form in human services settings.

Suggested Sequence of Courses
Semester 1
COM 100
Personal Development for College Success
1 Credits
ENG 104
English Composition I
3 Credits
Any 100-Level Science Course
4 Credits
Elementary Spanish/French
3 Credits
CSC 104
Microcomputer Applications
3 Credits
MAT 113
Introduction to Statistics
4 Credits
Semester 2
ENG 105
English Composition II
3 Credits
PSY 100
Introduction to Psychology
3 Credits
SOC 100
Introduction to Sociology
3 Credits
Any 100-Level History Course
3 Credits
Intermediate Spanish/French
3 Credits
Semester 3
ENG 106
Speech Communications
3 Credits
SOC 110
Social Research Methods
3 Credits
PSY 210
Human Growth and Development
3 Credits
PSY 215
Counselling Theory and Practice
3 Credits
SOC 120
Social Issues
3 Credits
Semester 4
SOC 104
Sociology of Deviant Behaviour
3 Credits
SOC 205
Introduction to Gerontology
3 Credits
SOC 200
Social Policy
3 Credits
PSY 205
Social Psychology
3 Credits
PSY 220
Addiction Management and Counselling
3 Credits
SOC 210
Introduction to Social Work
3 Credits

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