(Also see course listings under Drug & Alcohol Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Recreation)
DFS*110, Orientation to Deafness (3 credits)
An overview of deafness that encompasses three major topics: the nature and experience of deafness; the education of deaf children and adults; and the deaf community. Subtopics are likely to include: language/communications; medical, psychological, social, and vocational.
HSE*101, Introduction to Human Services (3 credits)
An introduction to the scope and nature of the human services profession. Focus is on integrated service delivery and the student’s responsibility to the community. This is a “D” course.
HSE*116, Youth Advocacy and Community Organization (3 credits)
This course is intended to provide students with practical skills related to working with at risk children and youth either within residential or community settings. The course is an introduction to the identification, prevention, and solution of individual, family, and community problems, while managing and setting policies for youth servicing agencies. This course includes a 20-hour community service requirement. This is a “D” course.
HSE*167, Nature & Needs of Persons with Mental Retardation (3 credits)
This course is a view of the person who has been labeled mentally retarded. The particular learning deficits unique to retardation will be explored. The history of the care of persons with retardation in Connecticut will be reviewed. Current trends in mental retardation will be considered.
HSE*191, Problem Gambling, Treatment, and Prevention (3 credits)
This course will provide an introduction to the field of problem gambling, treatment, and prevention. Emphasis will be on the social, economic, and personal impact of problem gambling on individuals, families, and communities. Theory and practice regarding the prevention, identification and assessment of problem gambling will also be explored as well as methods of referral and intervention for persons experiencing gambling problems.
HSE*202, Introduction to Counseling/ Interviewing (3 credits)
A systematic study of the basic theories, methods, and techniques utilized in interviewing and counseling. Each student will learn through theory and application. The integration of new techniques into the individual’s unique style is anticipated. Prerequisite: PSY*111.
HSE*224, Social Problems of Youth (3 credits)
This course is intended to explore targeted concerns and perspectives regarding problems among youth. Topics to be covered are substance abuse among youth, addiction and prevention, the influence of media on youth, conflict resolution, alternative to incarceration, youth sexuality, and multi-cultural issues. Prerequisites: ENG*101 or permission of the instructor.
HSE*288, Developmental Practicum (3 credits)
This course will provide theoretical knowledge and field work placement for students working with either children, adolescents, or adults of any age. This practicum serves as either an introductory field placement experience or to fulfill the practicum requirement for students enrolled in the Therapeutic Recreation Certificate program. Prerequisite: HSE*101. Students enrolled in the Therapeutic Recreation Certificate program do not need HSE*101 in order to enroll in this practicum.
HSE*289, Psychiatric Practicum (3 credits)
This course provides theoretical knowledge and field placement experience for students working with challenged populations or engaging in some type of community organization experience. Students in this practicum may work with children, youth, or adults who experience developmental, behavioral, or psychiatric disabilities. It is expected that students in this practicum have had former practicum or work experience which has contributed to skill development. This practicum also fulfills the practicum requirement for the Juvenile Justice and Substance Abuse Education certificate programs. Prerequisite: HSE*101 and permission of the instructor.