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Administrative Unit: Criminal Justice Administration and Human Services Department
Course Prefix and Number: HUMS 105
Course Title: Introduction to Human Services
Number of:
Credit Hours 3
Lecture Hours 3
Lab Hours 0
Catalog Description: Introduction to the profession, practice and career options of Human Services.
Course Rotation for Day Program: Offered Fall and Spring.
Text(s): Most current editions of the following:

Introduction to Human Services: Through the Eyes of Practice Settings
By Martin, M. (Allyn & Bacon)
Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Write a basic APA paper with correct formatting, and APA elements.
  2. Compare and contrast areas of practice within the Human Services Profession.
  3. Define Human Services, and analyze its historical development as a profession.
  4. Find, evaluate, and apply empirically based information.
Major Topics/Skills to be Covered:
  • APA style and formatting.
  • Accessing peer reviewed research based articles using Columbia College library resources.
  • History, origins, and purpose of the Human Services Profession.
  • Areas of practice within the field of Human Services.

Recommended maximum class size for this course: 25

Library Resources:

Online databases are available at the Columbia College Stafford Library.  You may access them using your CougarTrack login and password when prompted.

Prepared by: Michael Perkins Date: April 7, 2015
NOTE: The intention of this master course syllabus is to provide an outline of the contents of this course, as specified by the faculty of Columbia College, regardless of who teaches the course, when it is taught, or where it is taught. Faculty members teaching this course for Columbia College are expected to facilitate learning pursuant to the course learning outcomes and cover the subjects listed in the Major Topics/Skills to be Covered section. However, instructors are also encouraged to cover additional topics of interest so long as those topics are relevant to the course's subject. The master syllabus is, therefore, prescriptive in nature but also allows for a diversity of individual approaches to course material.

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