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Fall 2012

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HUS101 - Introduction to Human Services
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Introduces the field of human services through topics such as career options, social policy development, societal changes, and the social welfare system. Includes the nature of the helping process and beginning skill development.

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HUS103 - Family Crisis Intervention
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Presents the causes, dimensions and ramifications of family problems and violence including child abuse. Covers intervention approaches by human services agencies and law enforcement, legal aspects of violence cases, and the multidisciplinary approach to effective treatment plans.

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HUS104 - Preschool Children-Health, Safety and Nutrition
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Emphasizes the symptoms and treatment of typical childhood illnesses, safety hazards, first aid techniques and accident prevention. Explores, within the context of children's developmental stages, nutritional requirements and subsequent effects on behavior, child abuse factors, and special needs of children due to health conditions.

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HUS106 - Early Childhood Education - Methods and Materials
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Covers typical characteristics of young children (infant to eight years). Emphasizes learning materials and teaching methods appropriate for use with various age groups. Studies child guidance techniques, theories of play, quality program characteristics, and lesson plan designs. Requires demonstrations of effective lesson plan and story telling techniques.

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HUS114 - Family: Impact of Alcohol and Drugs
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Analyzes the effects of alcoholism and drug abuse on the family. Emphasizes family roles, characteristics of children of alcoholics and substance abusers, co-dependence theories, adult children of such families and adaptations made individually and socially by family members. [Note: The New York State Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services has reviewed this course and finds that it is consistent with established standards for alcoholism counselor education and training toward the CASAC credential.] Spring only. Prerequisite: HUS 113 or HED 113.

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HUS124 - Gerontology
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Examines contemporary issues impacting older adults such as special needs, changing roles experienced with aging, community resources, legislation and programs designed to meet these multifaceted needs. Develops methods for planning and implementing diverse activities and other approaches to encourage maintenance of health and self-sufficiency of the mature adult.

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HUS130 - Death & Dying
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Provides a basic background on historical and contemporary perspectives on death and dying. Examines current practices regarding death in the US. Emphasizes the special situation of the terminally ill and bereaved.

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HUS204 - Human Diversity
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Examines the definition of human diversity in American culture, including ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation, poverty, and religion. Identifies the misinformation that perpetuates the exclusion of diverse groups from mainstream opportunities, and differentiates covert acts, institutional policies, and ideologies that promote the exclusion of diverse groups. Provides an awareness of the student's own diversity and how their feelings and worldviews might differ from other diverse groups, and how those differences may influence behaviors positively and/or negatively.

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HUS250 - Introduction to Developmental Disabilities
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Overview of disabilities encountered when working with infants, children and adults with development disabilities through their lifespan. Focuses on individuals with intellectual, behavioral, sensory, physical or learning difficulties. Emphasizes physiological basis, resulting behavior, treatment typically applied, historical events and future trends. Includes a mandatory field observation. Equivalent to EDF 250.

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HUS251 - Developmental Disabilities: Strategies and Applications
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Introduces and applies principles of learning and motivation to the various disabilities. Covers treatment strategies through the lifespan of the individual with developmental disabilities. Identifies impact of developmental disabilities on families. Stresses specific skills for facilitating adaptive and cognitive potentials. Studies evaluative processes, behavior modification, treatment care plans, forms of therapy, advocacy and issues related to community integration. Prerequisite: HUS 250.

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