HS 1100 - Social Issues & Human Services Delivery Systems (3 credits)
This course will review contemporary and historical social issues in the United States, with an emphasis on at-risk populations and disenfranchised groups. Social problems such as gangs, substance abuse, homelessness, child abuse, poverty, and immigration will be addressed, in addition to political, economic, policy, and educational implications. Systems of delivery within the human services field will be introduced and examined.
HS 1200 - Introduction to Human Services Administration (3 credits)
This course provides an overview of Human Services Administration as a profession. Emphasis is placed on providing familiarity with the roles and functions of Human Services workers/administrators and an examination of the factors necessary to enter the Human Services field. The course focuses on the history of helping, the human services movement, current issues related to human services, managed care, and models of service delivery. The ethical principles that guide the Human Services Administration profession will also be examined.
HS 1300 - Interpersonal Assessment Skills in Human Relations (3 credits)
This course provides an opportunity to learn basic skills essential for the assessment of interpersonal relations. Students will examine interpersonal dynamics and communication in families, the workplace, community organizations, and social settings. An emphasis is placed on developing skills in listening, observation, and analysis. Case studies will be used to explore a variety of presenting problems and appropriate assessment strategies.
HS 1400 - Counseling and Assessment in Human Services (3 credits)
Provides an overview of assessment procedures used in counseling settings including intelligence, achievement, interests, personality, observational assessments, and career. Students will consider cultural and ethical factors in determining appropriate evaluation instruments, procedure and interpretation of test data. Application of test data in human services settings will be emphasized.
MGT 2050 - Principles of Management (3 credits)
Provides an overview of management history and theory, schools of management thought, the functions and processes of management, and the environment within which the modern manager operates.
ECN 2025 - Principles of Macroeconomics (3 credits)
This course is designed to acquaint the student with the tools and methodology utilized by economists to analyze how the macro economy functions in both the short and long terms. The course will begin with a study of how market systems and nonmarket systems address the problem of scarcity and unlimited wants. Theories of consumption, investment, the public sector and foreign trade will be developed to illustrate their role in determining the levels of output, employment and prices in both a closed and open economy. The role of Fiscal and Monetary Policies and their short and long run impacts as well as supply side economic theories will be followed by the study of investment in Human and Physical Capital and how these investments influence economic growth and development. The course will conclude with the study of international trade and finance and their impact on the domestic economy. Prerequisite: ECN 2020.
ACT 2200 - Financial Accounting (3 credits)
Provides an introduction to financial accounting and its decision-making elements. Areas covered are the conceptual frameworks of accounting, financial statements and their components, and advance manufacturing environments. Prerequisite: MATH 1030 or higher.
MGT 3020 - Business Communications (3 credits)
Examines the strategies of effective written and oral business communications. Topics include persuasive messages, delivery of good news and bad news, sales letters, collection messages, design of business reports and oral presentations, use of visual aids, and resume preparation. Prerequisite: COMP 1500.
PADM 1000 - Introduction to Public Administration (3 credits)
Public Administration is a multi-disciplinary discipline that provides students with the basic skills necessary for employment in government, public service, and non-profit organizations. This course is a survey of the field of public administration, and will introduce the student to the history, theories, concepts, and practice of public administration. This course will provide an overview of the major subfields in public administration and will serve as a basis for further study in the field.
MATH 2020 - Applied Statistics (3 credits)
An introductory course in the use of descriptive and inferential statistics. Topics include graphical and numerical descriptive measures, probability, common random variables and their distributions, sampling procedures, confidence intervals, and hypothesis testing (including tests for independence and goodness of fit). This course has been exempted from the requirements of the Writing Across the Curriculum policy. Prerequisite: MATH 1030 or higher.
HS 3300 - Ethical and Professional Issues in Human Services (3 credits)
This course provides a basic overview of the legal and ethical issues associated with the human services profession. A case study approach will be applied to provide a variety of realistic situations to illustrate potential ethical challenges and dilemmas. In addition, students will gain familiarity with the ethical standards of the American Counseling Association, the American Psychological Association, and related professional organizations.
HS 3315 - Human Services and Cultural Diversity (3 credits)
This course will examine the role of cultural diversity in human services/helping professions and will allow students the opportunity to increase self-awareness with regard to worldviews and personal beliefs about diversity issues. Key aspects of cultural competency will be reviewed including its history, definitions, and selected conceptual models, in addition to its relevance and importance in the development and administration of human services organizations.
HS 3990 - Supervised Experience in Human Services I (3 credits)
This field experience will be individually arranged and will provide supervised on-site administrative experience (175 hours). Students are expected to propose two non-profit community-based organizations (CBO) and will complete their field experience in one of these. These experiences will provide an in-depth look at nonprofit systems, program development and evaluation, fundraising and issues faced by nonprofit organizations in changing economic and political climates and will be supervised by NSU faculty on a weekly basis.
HS 4100 - Rehabilitation Principles and Case Management (3 credits)
The purpose of this course is to study the progression of rehabilitating individuals with disabilities in our society today. The relationship that exists among the different agencies and entities in the rehabilitation process will be highlighted and emphasized along with factors that facilitate or hinder the collaborative process. Principles and current practices in the process of rehabilitation will be introduced. These may include: the goals and models of case management in rehabilitation, client/consumer interviewing and assessment, planning for appropriate and effective intervention strategies, services, working with families, and benefits included in a rehabilitation plan, monitoring & evaluation of client progress, and follow up and closure.
HRM 4160 - Human Resource Management (3 credits)
Surveys personnel policies, techniques, and methods. Topics include wage and salary management, personnel selection and placement, labor relations, and employee rights.
HS 4200 - Accountability in Human Services Administration (3 credits)
This course provides an overview of the concept of accountability in Human Services Administration. Students will be introduced to the many ways individuals and agencies are held accountable (i.e., financially, legally, ethically) and the roles stakeholders serve in human services organizations. Special emphasis will be placed on strategies to ensure legal and ethical practices, and to maintain compliance with oversight agencies (i.e., accrediting bodies, grantors, ethical oversight committees, etc.).
HS 4250 - Program Planning and Evaluation (3 credits)
This course provides an overview of the competencies necessary to critically plan, implement and evaluate human service programs. Relevant program evaluation models are reviewed and a primer of quantitative and qualitative research methods is provided. Data collection techniques and the ethics and standards of evaluation practice are also covered. Social and human service trends relevant to program planning are also addressed in order to assist in the development of human service programs to meet future societal needs.
HS 4995 - Supervised Experience in Human Services II (3 credits)
The second component of the field experience will be individually arranged as well and will provide supervised on-site administrative experience (175 hours). Students will select their second choice of Community Based Organization (CBO) and will complete their field experience in this site. These experiences will now provide a hands-on implementation of principles and theory learned as it relates to nonprofit systems, program development and evaluation, fundraising, finance and budget issues faced by nonprofit organizations along with factors that impact change in economic and political climates. Students will be supervised by NSU faculty on a weekly basis.