Human Services Courses


HMSV B180 - PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN HUMAN SERVICES (3).
(Prerequisite: PSYC B101 or SOCY B101 or consent of Instructor) This course provided students with the opportunity to explore their personal and professional development and understand how values, beliefs and norms impact both personal and professional lives.

HMSV B190 - HUMAN SERVICES: AN INTRODUCTION (3).
(Prerequisite: PSYC B101 or SOCY B101 or consent of Instructor). The intention of this course is to acquaint students with an overview of the interdisciplinary field of human services by providing a historical and contemporary survey of human service program literatures. Students will be able to identify the domain of human services as an interdisciplinary area of theory and practice. Specifically, they will be able to master concepts generic to this field of study and apply them in human service situations.

HMSV B280 - HUMAN SERVICE INTERVENTIONS I (3).
(Prerequisite or co-requisite: HMSV B190 or consent of Instructor.) Exploration of micro and mezzo level interventions in Human Services that engage individuals and small groups. Strategies include: communication skills, interviewing techniques, developing treatment plans, crisis intervention, information and referral processes, brief and long-term treatment, case management, small group and self-help group work. Multicultural and ethical/legal issues will be examined.

HMSV B290 - HUMAN SERVICES INTERNSHIP I (3). ^
(Prerequisite: HMSV B280 or consent of Instructor) The application of theoretical foundations and human service principle in a supervised human service setting. Requires at least 120 hours of service, attendance at an orientation session and a closing session, on-line reflections and a final paper that demonstrates the ability to apply interdisciplinary theories, concepts and principles of practice.

HMSVB 298 - HUMAN SERVICES INTERNSHIP II (3). ^
(Prerequisite: HMSV B290 or consent of Instructor) The application of theoretical foundations and human service principle in a supervised human service setting. Requires at least 120 hours of service, attendance at an orientation session and a closing session, on-line reflections and a final paper that demonstrates the ability to apply interdisciplinary theories, concepts and principles of practice at a higher level than in the previous internship. (N.B. no more than two internships can be at the same site.)

HMSV B300- HUMAN SERVICES INTERVENTIONS II. (3).
(Prerequisite or co-requisite: HMSV B280 or consent of Instructor)
This course focuses on macro level interventions in Human Services. Students will be introduced to theories and techniques used in organizational and community development, community organizing, interagency partnerships and collaboration, social change theory and practice, social marketing , advocacy and social policy work. Students will continue to explore multicultural and ethical/legal issues.

HMSV B302 - HUMAN SERVICE EVALUATION (3).
(Prerequisite: HMSV B280, or consent of Instructor) Research methods for determining the effectiveness of social programs/interventions (i.e., experimental, quasi-experimental and qualitative designs).

HMSV B400 - LEADERSHIP AND PROFESSIONAL ETHICS IN HUMAN SERVICES (3).
(Prerequisite or co-requisite: HMSV B302 or consent of Instructor) An exploration of leadership in human service settings and the essentials involved in managing information, human resources and fiscal resources in human service agencies with an emphasis on non-profit organizations. In addition, the course will explore professional ethics and legal issues 
involved in facing challenges such as privacy, confidentiality, informed consent, freedom of information and information security. 122 University of South Carolina Beaufort 2014-15 Bulletin

HMSV B490 - HUMAN SERVICES INTERNSHIP III AND CAPSTONE SEMINAR (3). ^
(Prerequisite: HMSV B298 or consent of Instructor) The application of theoretical foundations and human service principle in a supervised human service setting. Requires at least 120 hours of service, attendance at and participation in four on campus seminars and a Capstone Project that demonstrates the ability to apply interdisciplinary theories, concepts and principles of practice at a higher level than in the previous internship. Students will also submit their Human Services Portfolio for final review and approval. (N.B. no more than two internships can be at the same site.)

HMSV B498 - SELECTED TOPICS IN HUMAN SERVICES (1-3).
(Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor) Advanced readings and research on selected topics in human services. Course and content varies and will be announced in the schedule of classes by subject title. Topics may include: grant writing and fund development, community development, new clinical developments, grassroots community organizing, working in faith-based communities, emergency management and disaster relief, working with special populations, etc.