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Administrative Unit: Criminal Justice Administration and Human Services Department
Course Prefix and Number: HUMS 495
Course Title: Senior Seminar
Number of:
Credit Hours 3
Lecture Hours 3
Lab Hours 0
Catalog Description:

Capstone course integrating prior learning while exploring current research, contemporary issues, and areas of practice in human services. Writing intensive. Emphases include exploration of self and creating expertise within an area of interest pertinent to the career and academic goals of the student. Prerequisites: Human Services major, senior standing, and all core requirements completed (or currently enrolled).

Prerequisite(s) / Corequisite(s):

Human Services major, senior standing, and all core requirements completed (or currently enrolled).

Course Rotation for Day Program:

Offered Spring.

Text(s): Most current editions of the following:

Textbooks listed are not necessarily the textbooks used in the course. Textbook(s) chosen should include theory and technique appropriate for baccalaureate level practice.

I never knew I had a choice: explorations in personal growth
By Corey and Corey (Cengage Learning)
Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Focus on and learn about one career option in the Human Service field
  2. Increase self-awareness
  3. Have written and oral communication skills at the professional level.
Major Topics/Skills to be Covered:
  • Student academic goals and opportunities
  • Student career goals and opportunities
  • Current research and policy developments for an identified area of practice
  • Resumes
  • Integration of major practice models, perspectives and theories into an identified area of practice
  • APA writing style
  • NOHS Code of Ethics

Recommended maximum class size for this course: 20

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: Lia Willis Date: March 19, 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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