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HUS121 Family and Human Systems

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Introduces the structure and dynamics of organizations, communities, and society as well as the nature of individuals and groups. Provides an understanding of human systems, including individual, interpersonal, group, family, organizational, community and societal. Prerequisite: (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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From September 27 through December 18, 2021
Textbooks for CRN 43189
Instructor: Andrew S Garland-Forshee
Tuition: credit Fees: $0
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Course details: CRN 43189

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Instructor comments:

This course explores human behavior in the social environment specifically within the context of family and human systems. Assignments in this class (i.e., family assessments, social history interviews, and ecological systems mapping) will require students to reflect on their family system and apply this understanding to the theories and concepts being examined. 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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Web & Remote Teaching Technical Requirements:
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Students with Disabilities:
Students with disabilities should notify their instructor if accommodations are needed to take this class. For information about technologies that help people with disabilities taking Web based classes please visit the Disability Services website.
Web Prerequisite | Start Guide for Online Learning:
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The Start Guide is not required for Hybrid or Remote Courses but strongly recommended. To learn more, go to https://www.pcc.edu/osg