Human Services (HSE)

HSE 105 | Introduction to Social Welfare

Lecture Credit: 3

Examines the historical and philosophical background of statutes, ideologies, political process, policy making, decision rules and influential leaders who have had an impact on shaping the social welfare institutions in the United States.

Prerequisite: Demonstrated college readiness in English (www.ccd.edu/collegeready)

HSE 106 | Survey of Human Services

Lecture Credit: 3

Provides a philosophical, political, statutory and contemporary overview of the role, values, knowledge and intervention strategies encountered by human service professionals in addressing social problems.

Prerequisite: Demonstrated college readiness in English (www.ccd.edu/collegeready)

HSE 107 | Interviewing Principles

Lecture Credit: 3

Provides a beginning level of information on theoretical concepts, primary principles, strategies and interventions implemented in the practice and delivery of human services to individuals and families using the human services interview.

Prerequisite: HSE 106 with a grade of C or better, or HSE 106 as a corequisite
Corequisite: HSE 108

HSE 108 | Introduction to Therapeutic Systems

Lecture Credit: 3

Introduces basic concept of major therapeutic systems, including backgrounds. Developmental theories and practices of specific systems from psychoanalysis to reality therapy.

Prerequisite: HSE 106 with a grade of C or better, or HSE 106 as a corequisite
Corequisite: HSE 107

HSE 188 | Human Services Practicum I

Practicum Credit: 4

Provides experience in various service agencies to familiarize students with agency work. Emphasizes developing observational skills, individual growth in self-awareness, interviewing skills, introduction to agencies and client systems. A weekly classroom seminar complements the agency experience.

Prerequisite: HSE 107 and HSE 108 with a grade of C or better

HSE 205 | Human Services for Groups

Lecture Credit: 3

Introduces the concepts, principles, goals and skills of group work as a method of providing human services. Emphasis is on basic practice skills and intervention techniques.

Prerequisite: HSE 107 and HSE 108 with a grade of C or better

HSE 206 | Human Services for Families

Lecture Credit: 3

Introduces family theory and practice. Covers such topics as systems theory, communications theories, structure therapists, developmental theory and future directions in family therapy research.

Prerequisite: HSE 107 and HSE 108 with a grade of C or better

HSE 226 | Case Management for Human Services Practitioners

Lecture Credit: 3

Introduces an advanced program of study incorporating the theory and practice strategies of case management utilizing the specialist model approach.

Prerequisite: HSE 106 with a grade of C or better

HSE 275 | Special Topics

Lecture Credit: 0-12

This course provides students with a vehicle to pursue in depth exploration of special topics of interest.

Prerequisite: This course may require prerequisites or permission of instructor

HSE 285 | Independent Study

Independent Study Credit: 0-12

Provides students the opportunity to pursue advanced topics and projects in the human services discipline utilizing standard research strategies that may include field studies.

Prerequisite: Demonstrated college readiness in English (www.ccd.edu/collegeready)

HSE 288 | Human Services Practicum II

Practicum Credit: 4

Provides placement in a service agency where the student applies the values, concepts and skills gained in theory courses to the actual process of helping people. Emphasis is on sharpening skills and knowledge, use of self in the helping process, understanding systems and use of community resources.

Prerequisite: HSE 188 with a grade of C or better