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HUS101 Introduction to Human Services

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Introduces the history, scope and context of human services, including how the profession evolved. Includes a survey of the present conditions in the field, contemporary trends, issues, and outcomes of service delivery. Prerequisites: (WR 115 and RD 115) or IRW 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement. Audit available. (For detailed information, see the Course Content and Outcome Guide.)

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43186SY Remote
from 6 to 8:50pm

From September 27 through December 13, 2021
Textbooks for CRN 43186
Instructor: Andrew S Garland-Forshee
Tuition: credit Fees: $3

Course details: CRN 43186

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Course requires LIVE zoom meetings.  PC, MAC, Tablet technology with a camera is required.

Instructor comments:

HUS 101 requires attendance for LIVE zoom sessions on Monday evenings from 6:00pm-9:00pm during Fall term.

This course is a survey of the field of human services and will require online research. Assignments in this class will require students to reflect on current events, human service institutions, and their family system/personal motivation and apply this understanding to the theories and concepts being examined. Interviews with human service professional practitioners may be required.

The field of human services is intense, dynamic, and emotionally challenging. Course content may bring up strong emotions as well as current, past, and unresolved psychological issues. It is strongly recommended that students enrolled in the HUS program or course seek professional counseling while participating in the program. Free and confidential counseling services are available to all PCC students at no cost through PCC Counseling Services.

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