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Administrative Unit: Criminal Justice Administration and Human Services Department
Course Prefix and Number: HUMS 345
Course Title: Working with Communities and Organizations
Number of:
Credit Hours 3
Lecture Hours 3
Lab Hours 0
Catalog Description:

The values, knowledge and skills of human service practice in the context of communities and organizations. Prerequisite: HUMS 105 or PSYC 101(courses may be taken as corequisite).

Prerequisite(s) / Corequisite(s): HUMS 105 or PSYC 101(courses may be taken as corequisite).
Course Rotation for Day Program: Offered Spring.
Text(s): Most current editions of the following:

Human Behavior and the Larger Social Environment
By Johnson, Miriam, and Rhodes, Rita
Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Perform a community assessment that identifies social systems and social structures within a community
  2. Understand the impact of community and organizations on the intra-psychic and interpersonal experience
Major Topics/Skills to be Covered:
  • Community assessment.
  • Social Institutions
  • Social Structure in American Society
  • Social Settings

Recommended maximum class size for this course: 20

Library Resources:

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Prepared by: Lia Willis Date: September 14, 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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