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Western Washington University

Human Services Course List

Core Courses

HSP 301: Human Service Professionals and Personal Systems  (4 credits)

Introduction to the helping role, with emphasis on motives, values, ethics and professional practice.  Self-awareness and personal communication are fostered.

HSP 303: Human Service Professionals and Interpersonal Systems (4 credits)

Prereq:  HSP 301 or permission of instructor.  The dynamics of interpersonal systems in relation to other human service systems.  Emphasis on developing interpersonal communication skills and effective helping strategies.

HSP 305: Human Service Professionals and Small Group Systems (4 credits)

Prereq:  HSP 303 or permission of instructor.  The dynamics of small group systems in relation to other human service systems.  Emphasis on participation in and facilitation of task-oriented or decision-making groups and leadership theory.

HSP 402: Human Service Professionals and Organizational Systems (4 credits)

Prereq:  HSP 305 or permission of instructor.  The dynamics of human service organizations in relation to other human service systems.  Emphasis on knowledge of factors that influence organizational behavior, the skills useful in influencing organizational outcomes and the characteristics of effective human service professionals in human services organizations.

HSP 404: Human Service Professionals and Community Systems (4 credits)

Prereq:  HSP 402 or permission of instructor.  The dynamics of community systems and the relationship of these systems to other human service systems.  Emphasis on factors that influence community systems, skills of influencing community structure and process, and the characteristics of effective human service professionals in community settings.

HSP 406: Human Service Professionals and Societal and Global Systems  (4 credits)

Prereq:  HSP 404 or permission of instructor.  The dynamics of societal and global systems and their effects on the other subsystems of human services.  Emphasis on the factors influencing societal and global outcomes, and the characteristics of effective human service professionals in societal and global settings.

Internships

HSP 320a-c  Internship Seminar — First Year (1-2 credit each)

Prereq:  HSP 320a (2 credits) must be taken concurrently with first-   year core HSP 301; HSP 320b, c (1 credit each) taken concurrently with HSP 390b, c and first year core — HSP 303, 305.  Readings and discussion on the application of human services concepts, with emphasis on individuals and groups.

HSP 390b-c  Professional Internship — First Year (4 credits each)

Prereq:  must be taken concurrently with HSP 320b, c and first-year core — HSP 303, 305.  Field experience for first- year students in human services.  Staff and agency supervision.  S/U grade.  

HSP 420a-c  Internship Seminar — Second Year (1 credit each)

Prereq:  HSP 320a, b, c.  Must be taken concurrently with  HSP 490a, b, c and second year core — HSP 402, 404, 406.  Readings and discussion on the application of human services concepts with emphasis on agencies and organizations.

HSP 490a-c  Professional Internship — Second Year (4 credits each)

Prereq:  must be taken concurrently with HSP 420a, b, c and second-year core — HSP 402, 404, 406.  Field experience for second-year students in human services.  Staff and agency supervision.  

Other Required Courses

HSP 302  Introduction to Human Services (3 credits)

A conceptual foundation of human services, with an emphasis on history, current theoretical models, and ethical considerations for professionals.

HSP 325  Interviewing for Human Services (3 credits)

The theory and practice of interviewing in a variety of settings, e.g. agencies, education, health care, and business.  Emphasis on skill development and intake interviewing.

HSP 383  Human Services and Management (3 credits)

An introduction to the field of management in public and nonprofit agencies and organizations.

HSP 477  Seminar in Cultural Awareness (4 credits)

Readings and discussion of contemporary cross-cultural issues; culturally different groups and their interaction with human services systems; comparative ethnic issues, conflicts and institutional practices.

HSP 482  Applied Research Methods (4 credits - writing intensive course)

Study of theory and techniques involved in examining the effectiveness of human services agencies, including the application of techniques that lead to direct social action and agency intervention.  

Electives

HSP 331  Developmental Patterns:  Children/Adolescents  (3 credits)

Developmental theories and current issues of children and adolescents.  Integration of concepts with the problem of service delivery.

 HSP 333  Developmental Patterns:  Adults/Seniors  (3 credits)

Developmental theories and current issues of adults and seniors.  Integration of concepts with the problem of service delivery.

HSP 335  Developmental Patterns:  Families  (3 credits)

Theories and historical and current issues of family systems.  Integration of concepts with the problem of service delivery.  

HSP 355  Narrative in Human Services  (3 credits)

Study of lives and life history as a means of examining, illuminating, and spurring theoretical understanding of the uses of narrative in human services including sociological research, psychological theory, and values shaping by families and culture.

HSP-417  Developmental Patterns: Psychopathology (3 credits)

 

Provides an organizing framework for identifying and understanding psychopathologies, based on biological, psychological, cognitive, and social systems variables used by human services professionals. 

HSP 432  Personality Theory  (3  credits)

Theories of personality, the philosophical problems of personality theory formulation, and the impact of service delivery.

HSP 448  Case Management and Interventions  (3 credits)

Models, theories, and ethics of case management and interventions, including intake, assessment, action plans, resources, referrals, and informational strategies.

HSP  484 Program Funding and Grant Writing  (3 credits)

Prereq:  HSP 383 or permission of instructor.  Planning, writing, marketing, and evaluating funding proposals.  Elements of grant proposal preparation, including the methods of seeking grant funds, interpreting funding guidelines, designing marketing strategies, and negotiating with funding agencies.