Course Rotation: B.S. in Community Counseling

Note: This rotation is accurate as of Fall 2020. Unforeseen events could impact the offering of a particular course; however, the department will make every effort to assure the least negative impact on students should a change in a rotation be required. It is highly advisable that students consult with their advisors to most effectively choose courses to complete their degree plans.

This course focuses on career paths and ethical responsibilities within the realm of human services work. Areas covered include the concepts/practice of client advocacy, community advocacy, social justice, and counseling.  Ethical standards for a variety of career fields will be explored. Prerequisite:  PSY 1113 or SOC 1113.

Course Offered: Fall Only

The course examines the relationship between certain subcultures and specific types of chemical abuse, theories of substance abuse/addiction, therapeutic modalities, and substance abuse treatment settings. (Formerly CA 2223)

Course Offered: Fall Only

The understanding of cross cultural helping relationships and the integration of effective counseling skills with diverse populations, including the study of cultural patterns, communication, and perspectives. The student will develop knowledge of cultural influences that impact the helping relationship.

Course Offered: Spring Only

An introduction to the counseling profession, including the study of theoretical foundations, therapeutic practices, and ethical standards and guidelines in helping relationships. The primary objective of this course is to increase the student's knowledge and skill concerning the methods and techniques in counseling.

Course Offered: Fall Only

Examination of intervention strategies appropriate to working with individuals and their families. The focus will be on the problem identification, crisis intervention strategies, and therapeutic settings in the helping profession. (Formerly CA 1213)

Course Offered: Spring Only

This course will focus on current topics in group dynamics. Students will explore group dynamics and theoretical foundations of group work.  Students will also acquire the necessary skills to facilitate groups that focus on effective communication, relationship development and problem resolution.

Course Offered: Spring Only

All graduating seniors are required to take a semester long, three-credit seminar in which they conduct research on some issue related to a human service setting. This experience is designed to help them learn how to investigate, analyze, and synthesize information about practical, behavioral, and societal issues using skills developed through their program and apply their information to the human service field. Developing written and oral presentations about their research enhances students' ability to communicate and enter into dialogue with others about such issues. Prerequisite: SBS 3013.

Course Offered: Spring Only