The Human Services program provides the student with an academic background for entry-level positions in various human services agencies such as providers of health care, vocational training, welfare services, probation supervision, and pre-professional counseling. It also prepares the student for upper-division programs in human services, behavioral sciences, social sciences and education.
|SOC R101/R101H||Introduction to Sociology||3|
|SOC R102||Social Problems||3|
|SOC R103||Race and Ethnic Relations||3|
|SOC R104/PSY R107||Sex Roles||3|
|SOC R120||Fieldwork/Practicum: Social Work and Human Services||3|
|SOC R119||Introduction to Social Work and Human Services||3|
|Recommended Optional Courses 1|
|Contemporary Family in American Society|
|Sociology of the Chicano Community|
|Crime and Society|
|Sex, Gender and Culture|
|Child, Family and Community|
|Introduction to Law and Society|
|Total Required Major Units||18|
Students are encouraged to take at least one of the following courses.
To complete the Certificate of Achievement, students must also meet requirements in scholarship and residency. Refer to Earn a Certificate of Achievement section in this catalog for specific information.
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the social services’ agencies and their goals for assisting clients with problems in the community.
- Identify elementary knowledge of intervention techniques for counseling clients.
- Utilize role playing in order to examine values and attitudes of human service providers and their clients.
- Evaluate the role of human services professionals and the needs of the poor.
- Incorporate community social welfare goals within the field of service along with the basic needs of clients.
- Demonstrate familiarity with major theoretical approaches to service delivery.
- Demonstrate an understanding of cross-cultural differences and an understanding of the importance of the structural context in analyzing social problems.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the ethical treatment of human service clientele when providing service.