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SECTION A – Course Information

1. Course ID:

PSYC     17

Student Learning Outcomes

2. Course Title:

Introduction to Human Services

3. Division:

Humanities and Social Sciences Division

4. Department:

Psychology Department

5. Subject:

Psychology

6. Short Course Title:

Intro to Human Services

7. Proposed Effective Term:

Summer 2019

The required Cover Sheet Supplemental Form can be created after completion of Section A

SECTION B – Official Course Information

1. Recommended Class Size:

a. Maximum Class Size:

  35

Note:   If the course is new or class size of an existing course is to be changed, a Class Size Supplemental Form is required.

b. Class Size Approval Date:

  

Note:   Date to be entered by the Instruction Office.

 

2. Method of Instruction:

 Lecture

 Work Experience, Occupational

 Laboratory

 Open Entry/Exit

 Lecture and Laboratory

 

 Independent Studies

 Distance Learning

 

 

3. Contact Hours for a Term:

Note: If not a variable unit/hour course, enter the hours in the "Low" column only. Leave the hours in the "High" column blank.

 

Low

High

Lecture(total)    

Scheduled:

         54.00 To

  

To be arranged:

                  To

  

Lab(total)      

Scheduled:

 

                  To

  

Lab/Lecture Parity?    Yes  No

Does this course have lab parity?

If not, are you going to  apply for lab parity?                          Yes  No

To be arranged:

                  To

  

Activity(total)    

Scheduled:

                  To

  

To be arranged:

                  To

  

     

Clinical:

   To

  

Total Hours:    

Scheduled:

              54 To

  

To be arranged:

                  To

  

 

 

4. Credit Units:

  3.00 To

  

Note: Units of credit are based on:

1 Unit of credit per eighteen (18) hours of lecture contact hours for a term

1 Unit of credit per fifty-four (54) hours of lab, activity or clinical contact hours for a term

 

5. Taxonomy of Programs (TOPS) Information:

a. TOPS Code and Course Program Title:

200100 - Psychology, General

     b.  Course Control Number:    

(To be entered by the Instruction Office Only.)

 

6. SAM Priority Code: [Select One]

A.

Apprenticeship

Courses offered to apprentices only.

B.

Advanced Occupational

Courses taken in the advanced stages of an occupational program. Each “B” level course must have a “C” level prerequisite in the same program area.

C.

Clearly Occupational

Courses taken in the middle stages of an occupational program. Should provide the student with entry-level job skills.

D.

Possibly Occupational

Courses taken in the beginning stages of an occupational program.

E.

Non-Occupational

 

 

7. Please place this course into the appropriate discipline by selecting from the drop down list. The discipline placement indicates what preparation is needed to teach the course. Discipline faculty may place their courses into more than one discipline as appropriate:

Psychology

8. General Course Information

a. Course Credit Status:

D Credit Degree Applicable

b. State Transfer Code:

B Transferable, CSU/Private

c. State Classification Code:

A Liberal Arts/Sciences Degrees

d. Basic Skills Status/Level:

N Not a Basic Skills Course

e. Sports/Physical Education Course:

Yes

( Only check here if the course is a physical education course.)

f. Grading Method:

Letter Grade Only

g. Number of repeats allowed:

Non-repeatable Credit - equates to 0 repeats

Note: If course is repeatable, complete the Repeatability Supplemental Form.

h. Please provide cross listed course if applicable:

  

 

9. Course Preparation

Note: If this course has any requisite, please complete the Content Review Supplemental Form and provide rationale for the requisite. If a requisite is being removed, please complete the Content Review Supplemental Form and provide rationale for removing the requisite. If a new requisite is being added, complete the Content Review Supplemental Form and provide rationale for the requisite.

a.   Prerequisite


b.   Co requisite


c.   Advisories

PSYC 1A or PSYC 1AH or SOC 1 or SOC 1H

d.   None

              

10. Course Special Designators:


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11. Course Program Status:


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 Program Applicable

 Stand-alone

 12. Funding Agency Category:

       Not Applicable

       Primarily developed using economic development funds

       Partially developed using economic development funds

 

 

SECTION C – For new transfer requests only, please complete the Transfer Status (CSU) Supplemental Form before submitting course for approval.

CSU Transferable              CSU Approval Date:                     (mmddyyyy)                 

Applying for CSU Transfer Status

UC Transferable                 UC Approval Date:                      (mmddyyyy)                 

Applying for UC Transfer Status

Note:  CSU Transfer Status must be obtained prior to submitting a request for UC Transfer Status to the UC Chancellor.

 

SECTION D - General Education Request

Mt. San Antonio College and CSU General Education course approvals are submitted to the Educational Design Committee and GE Subcommittee for approval.

1.  The Articulation Officer submits the course directly to the CSU Chancellor for approval.

2.  Upon receiving CSU approval, the course will be placed in the CSU approved area for the Mt. SAC Associate Degree GE.

Yes

No

Requesting approval for inclusion on Mt. SAC and CSU General Education List?

Note:   If requesting approval for inclusion on the General Education List, the General Education Course Evaluation Supplemental Form must be completed before submitting course for approval.  If request is approved, the remainder of Section D will be completed by the Instruction Office.

1. Mt SAC General Education Applicability:

    GE Approval Date :                   (mmddyyyy)


2. CSU General Education Applicability (Requires CSU approval):

    CSU Approval Date:                   (mmddyyyy)


3. IGETC Applicability (Requires CSU/UC approval):

    IGETC Approval Date:                   (mmddyyyy)


 

 

SECTION E - Course Content

1. Course Descriptions

a. Catalog Description:

(Write a clear, concise course description, summarizing the course content.  Include major goals of the course, scope, requirements for successfully completing the course, and any unusual aspects of the course.)

History, philosophy and development of human services in America. Explores careers in human services, self-exploration in matching personal and professional interests to entry levels of human services employment.

b. Class Schedule Description:

Yes

No

Is a course description to be printed in the Class Schedule?

(If yes, write one or two sentences condensing the catalog description for the prospective student.  Does not require as much detail as the catalog description. Limited to 130 characters, including spaces.)

History, philosophy, and development of human services; additional focus on client needs and helping/intervention processes.

2. Course Outline Information

In courses that include lecture and laboratory, the topical outlines should be separate and distinct, each specific and appropriate to the activities to be conducted.

a. Lecture Topical Outline:

(The lecture topical outline should provide a detailed record of the content of the course.)

- Introduction to human service in the United States
- Nature of the helping process
- Careers and professional preparation for human service work
- Controversies and issues in human services
- Target populations and social service needs
- History of human service work
- Social policies and their impact upon social services
- Social welfare systems, programs and funding
- Working with diversity
- Values/attitudes and ethical dilemmas
- Theories and strategies of prevention and intervention
- Program planning, professional directories/tools and grant writing
- Interviewing, counseling and case management skills
- Methods of organizing and changing systems
- Legal issues
- Self-assessment as a human service provider
- Staying current and strategies for personal effectiveness and health as a human service provider
- Final exam

b. Lab Topical Outline:

(The lab topical outline should reflect the activities in lab.)


3. Course Measurable Objectives:

(Measurable course objectives should identify expected outcomes: specific, observable student actions – what the student should be able to do, know or feel as a result of taking this course.  A majority of objectives should reflect critical thinking, i.e. application, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation.  Course objectives should relate directly to methods of evaluation)

Provide a minimum of five (5) course measurable objectives:

The student will:
1. Compare non-profit vs. proprietary human services agencies.
2. Identify and analyze the relationship of primary helping services to societal needs.
3. Evaluate human services agency effectiveness with defined target population.
4. Describe organizational structure and funding sources of a variety of human service agencies.
5. Practice and assess principles of counseling techniques.
6. Identify and describe primary, secondary, and tertiary methods of prevention.

4. Course Methods of Evaluation:

(Methods of evaluation should relate directly to measurable course objectives.  They indicate the kind of assignments or performance activities designed for a course to assess student learning.  Each course must list either substantial writing assignments (category 1) OR computational / non-computational problem solving demonstrations (category 2) if writing assignments are inappropriate (with an explanation of why substantial writing is not appropriate for the course).  Activities typically assigned in categories 3 and 4 must also be listed in this section.)

Category 1. Substantial written assignments for this course include:

Three 3-10 page papers analyzing various aspects of the human services field including a self-analysis, employment opportunities and specific elements of human services work environments

If the course is degree applicable, substantial written assignments in this course are inappropriate because:


Category 2. Computational or non-computational problem solving demonstrations:

N/A

Category 3. Skills Demonstrations:

N/A

Category 4. Objective Examinations:

Multiple choice and true/false exams assessing students' knowledge of foundational concepts of the profession

5. Sample Assignments:

(Assignments should be directly related to the objectives of the course.  They should be specific enough to provide real guidance to faculty and clear expectations for students.  Descriptions of the type or examples of assignments are required.  For example, rather than “term paper” state “term paper comparing and contrasting the social aspects of hunting tactics of two mammal species.”  This section must establish that the work is demanding enough in rigor and independence to fulfill the credit level specified.  The nature of the assignments must clearly demand critical thinking.  Assignments should be adequate to assure that students who successfully complete them can meet the objectives of the course.  Appropriate out-of-class work is required for credit courses.)

Provide a minimum of three (3) sample assignments:

1. Identify four different types of human services agencies and interview an employee. Write a field visitation report on each agency, covering the following components: mission, goals, targeted clients, services provided, cost of services to clients, funding sources, types of positions within the agency and salary ranges.
2. Prepare and present an oral report on a human services agency or service. Include visuals (i.e. PowerPoint presentation, transparencies, video, etc.), handouts, and be prepared to respond to agency questions from the professor and classmates.
3. Choose one type of human service agency described in the text. Visit one of those agencies and gather information (including interviews and publications) that will allow you to create a comprehensive comparison of the specific elements and standards of service with those same elements and standards as outlined in the text. Write a minimum 5 page paper articulating your comparison.

 

6. Representative Text:

(List EXAMPLES of textbooks and other data sources and materials, which may be used in this course.  Provide author, title, publisher, date of publication, and edition.)

If the course is requested to be or is CSU transferable, provide at least one (1) representative text that has been published within the last five (5) years.  A representative text is optional for a non-transferable course.

a. Book 1:

This is the most recent edition of this text:

Yes

No

 

If the text is more than 5 years old, please provide rationale for not selecting a more recent text:

This textbook provides a comphrehensive introduction to the field of Human Services. Although published in 2008, the information is current and pertinent to the field.

Author:

  Kanal, Kristi

Title:

  An Overview of the Human Services

Publisher:

  Wadsworth, Cengage Learning

Date of Publication:

  2008

Edition:

  2nd

b. Book 2:

This is the most recent edition of this text:

Yes

No

 

If the text is more than 5 years old, please provide rationale for not selecting a more recent text:


Author:

  Woodside, Marianne, McClam, Tricia

Title:

  Introduction to Human Sevices

Publisher:

  Cengage

Date of Publication:

  2015

Edition:

  8th

c. Book 3:

This is the most recent edition of this text:

Yes

No

 

If the text is more than 5 years old, please provide rationale for not selecting a more recent text:


Author:

  

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Publisher:

  

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