May 22, 2024  
2021-2022 University Catalog 
    
2021-2022 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


Prefix and Course Index 

 

Human Communication Studies

Courses are designated as HCOM in the class schedule.

  
  • HCOM 318 - Family Communication (3)


    Research and theory in family communication. Role of communication in courtship, family satisfaction, family conflict and family dysfunction, with emphasis on marital, parent-child sibling and intergenerational family relationships.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HCOM 320 - Intercultural Communication (3)


    Communication problems that result when members of different cultures communicate. How interpersonal communication can overcome differences in cultures’ perceptions of communication’s functionality, value orientations, nonverbal behavior, language, epistemologies and rhetorics.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HCOM 321 - Latina/o Intercultural Communication (3)


    Explores the intersection of communication and the Latina/o community, including cultural identity or what it means to be Hispanic. Communication between Latinas/os and other cultures are examined from historical, contemporary, political contexts, among a variety of other settings. Requires consent of instructor. (HCOM 321 and CHIC 321 are the same course.)

    Prerequisite: HCOM 100  or HCOM 102 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HCOM 324 - Communicating in Teams and Groups (3)


    Applying communication theories and behavioral research findings as they relate to small groups and teams. Communication facilitation among individuals in task realization, including interpersonal needs, leadership, norms, roles, verbal and nonverbal messages, and group systems and procedures.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HCOM 325 - Interviewing: Principles and Practices (3)


    Principles and practices of interviewing processes. Consideration of appraisal, counseling, employment, exit, journalistic, persuasive and survey types of interviews. Case analyses, simulations and community fieldwork required.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HCOM 326 - Organizational Communication Dynamics (3)


    The Interrelationships between management and communication theories. Microsystems and macro-systems within an organization are emphasized in terms of intra-personal, interpersonal, small group and organizational communication theories.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HCOM 330 - Rhetoric of Popular Culture (3)


    Rhetorical theories as they apply to contemporary communication events. Various perspective of rhetorical theory are utilized to further understanding of communication in today’s society.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HCOM 331 - Rhetorical Dimensions of Sex and Gender (3)


    Rhetorical dimensions of sex and gender American communication contexts. Explanation and evaluation of the creation and maintenance of masculinity and femininity in American culture from a rhetorical perspective.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HCOM 332 - Processes of Social Influence (3)


    Major theories of communication concerned with influence and persuasion in society. Communication effectiveness through strategic application of theory to effecting change and evaluating appeals for change by others.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HCOM 333 - Communication in Business and the Professions (3)


    Human behavior, structural demands and communication within organizations. Applying theory and behavioral research as a framework for generating managerial communication competencies such as interviewing, briefings, conference leadership and intergroup coordination.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HCOM 334 - Persuasive Speaking (3)


    Strategies and tactics appropriate to leading social policy persuasive campaigns. Analyze receiver variables, progressive use of persuasive materials, question and answer techniques, and the development of personal influence. Student presentations required.

    Prerequisite: HCOM 100  or HCOM 102 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HCOM 335 - Advanced Argumentation (3)


    Argument as applied to advocacy; logic and evidence as related to analysis of significant issues.

    Prerequisite: HCOM 138 , HCOM 235  or HCOM 338 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HCOM 337 - Communication in the Legal Arena (3)


    Review and evaluation of research into communication variables and legal practices, from interviewing to closing arguments. Courtroom observation required.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HCOM 338 - Intercollegiate Forensics (3)


    Directed activity in debate and other forensic events. Participation in intercollegiate speech competition is required for credit. May be repeated once for credit. (More than 6 hours of class work for each unit of credit.)

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HCOM 340 - Asian American Communication (3)


    Introduction to Asian American communication. Influences of Asian American cultural heritage, ethnic identity, generation and language fluency on communication. Similarities and differences in communication among the various Asian American ethnic groups. (ASAM 340 and HCOM 340 are the same course)

    Prerequisites: junior or senior standing; completion of G.E. Category D.1.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HCOM 342 - America Speaks (3)


    America’s story told through the speeches that moved her. Critical evaluation of significant messages and what it would have been like to be part of the American audience exposed to famous speeches and speakers.

    Prerequisite: HCOM 100 , HCOM 102 , POSC 100 , HONR 101A  or completion of G.E. Category A.1.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HCOM 360 - Nonverbal Communication (3)


    Physical actions, gestures and changes in the physiognomy that occur together with language and paralanguage in human communication; substitutions for language and modifications of it in varying cultures. (LING 360 and HCOM 360 are the same course.)

    Prerequisite: LING 106  or HCOM 100 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HCOM 370 - Sport Communication (3)


    An introduction to the theories and processes of sport communication. Surveys the communication processes of sport fans, coaches, athletes, teams, organizations, and society. Application of these theories and processes to careers in sports communication, research, and administration is emphasized.

    Prerequisite: completion of G.E. Category D.1.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HCOM 413 - Communication in Interpersonal Relationships (3)


    Communication in the interpersonal relationship development setting with particular emphasis on current theoretical and methodological issues.

    Prerequisite: HCOM 304  or HCOM 313 ; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HCOM 415 - Seminar in Digital Media and Culture (3)


    Advanced study of the relationship among digital media, communication, and culture. Evaluate the impact of digital media and articulate normative critiques of digital communication practices, cultures, and technologies at individual, local, and global scales.

    Prerequisite: HCOM 305  or HCOM 315 , or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HCOM 420 - Communication Theory (3)


    Various theories and perspectives on human communication. Understanding basic forms of theories and developing theoretical perspectives on human communication.

    Prerequisite: HCOM 304  or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HCOM 422 - Applications of Intercultural Communication (3)


    Nature and effects of intercultural communication within multicultural/multinational organizations. Intercultural leadership, negotiation, decision-making and communication competence. Analyze and practice a number of intercultural training approaches.

    Prerequisite: HCOM 320  or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HCOM 425 - Health Communication (3)


    Introduces theory and research on communication in health and illness contexts, focusing on how messages from interpersonal, organizational, and media sources affect health beliefs and behaviors.

    Prerequisite: 6 units in Human Communication Studies; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HCOM 426 - Directing Forensics (3)


    Philosophies of forensics education, including coaching, judging and tournament administration. Strategies of implementation of these philosophies. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 units.

    Prerequisite: HCOM 138  or HCOM 338 .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HCOM 432 - Contemporary Rhetoric (3)


    Theories of how cultures and individuals manage meaning in public communication, including speeches, campaigns, print and electronic media. Applies classical, modern and contemporary critical frameworks of analysis.

    Prerequisite: Six units in Human Communication Studies.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HCOM 433 - Training and Development (3)


    Communication in a training and development environment with particular emphasis on learning principles, instructional design, implementation and evaluation of training and needs assessment.

    Prerequisites: HCOM 324 , HCOM 326  or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HCOM 440 - The Dark Side of Interpersonal Communication (3)


    Social scientific literature regarding the dark side of communication, which includes aspects of communication that are poorly understood, understudied and/or classified as destruction, dysfunctional, evil, immoral, malicious, criminal or abusive.

    Prerequisite: HCOM 304 , HCOM 313 , or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HCOM 445 - Leadership: Toxic and Intoxicating (3)


    Leadership from a communication theory perspective. Leadership dynamics to help gain insight into leadership and the influences.

    Prerequisite: Fulfill Upper Division Writing Requirement.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HCOM 456 - Intercultural Conflict: Theory and Practice (3)


    Relationship between intercultural conflict theory and practice. Key cultural patterns that impact conflict . Theoretical and applied perspectives on intercultural conflict across contexts will be emphasized.

    Prerequisite: HCOM 320 .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HCOM 469 - Intergroup Communication (3)


    This course explores social identity complexity and communication dynamics in different contexts including intergenerational, ethnolinguistic vitality, intercultural, ability-disability, sexual orientation, workplace, health, and sports. Intergroup theories such as social identity theory, cutting-edge studies and media illustrations will inform class discussion.

    Prerequisite: HCOM 100  or HCOM 102 ; or graduate student status.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HCOM 492T - Proseminar in Speech Communication (3)


    Current research topics in the concentration areas of persuasion and argumentation, interpersonal communication, intercultural communication and organizational communication will be presented. May be repeated with different topics for a maximum of 12 units.

    Prerequisite: 6 units in Human Communication Studies; or graduate standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HCOM 495 - Internship in Communication Studies (3)


    On-site involvement with communication frameworks as they function in ongoing organizational settings. Working in an organization and seminar activities. Application for internship must be submitted prior to enrollment.

    Prerequisites: 9 units of upper division coursework in the major.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

    Department Consent Required
  
  • HCOM 496 - Student-to-Student Tutorials (1-3)


    Consult Student-to-Student Tutorials in this Catalog for more complete course description. May be repeated for a maximum of 3 units.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HCOM 499 - Independent Study (1-3)


    Open to upper-division students in speech communication only with signed consent form from department chair. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 units.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HCOM 500 - Research in Speech Communication (3)


    Research design and methods used in historical, descriptive and experimental research in speech communication. A B (3.0) or better is required for credit in the Communication Studies M.A.

    Prerequisites: HCOM 300 , HCOM 308 ; or graduate standing.

    Graduate-level

  
  • HCOM 507 - Seminar in Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies (3)


    Advanced historical and contemporary work in critical/cultural studies of communication. Canonical theoretical texts and primary methods and areas of study. Culture and representation as sites of personal, social, cultural identities. Vocabulary and tools applicable to furthering progressive social, economic, political change.

    Graduate-level

  
  • HCOM 509 - Qualitative Research Methods (3)


    Perspectives in qualitative research methodology in communication studies (ethnography, naturalistic inquiry, case study, phenomenological research, textual/content analysis, archival analysis). Interpretive design; application of standards; data analysis; reporting conclusions.

    Prerequisites: HCOM 300 .

    Graduate-level

  
  • HCOM 510 - Seminar in Interpersonal and Relational Communication (3)


    Theoretical and empirical examination of interpersonal and relational communication. Generation of theoretical frameworks and/or heuristic models of concepts and process under investigation.

    Prerequisites: HCOM 313 , HCOM 324 , HCOM 420  or admission to the graduate program.

    Graduate-level

  
  • HCOM 520 - Seminar in Group Communication (3)


    Small group communication theory. Small group variables, methods and outcomes, and group process as a learning tool.

    Prerequisite: HCOM 324 .

    Graduate-level

  
  • HCOM 522 - Seminar in Intercultural Communication (3)


    Theory and methodology in intercultural communication research. Specific variables examined include attribution, values, communication competence and acculturation/adaptation. Practice in completing original research in intercultural communication.

    Prerequisite: HCOM 320 .

    Graduate-level

  
  • HCOM 525 - Seminar in Organizational Communication (3)


    Theoretical postulates concerning managerial and organizational communication. Research findings and case studies relating to communication determinants and organizational effectiveness. Communicative relationships among individuals, the work unit and the organization.

    Prerequisites: HCOM 324 , HCOM 326 , HCOM 420  or admission to the graduate program.

    Graduate-level

  
  • HCOM 530 - Seminar in Rhetorical Theory and Criticism (3)


    Rhetorical theories and critical methods. Major figures and schools of thought from Classical to contemporary era.

    Prerequisite: HCOM 330  or HCOM 432 ; or graduate standing.

    Graduate-level

  
  • HCOM 535 - Seminar in Argumentation and Persuasion (3)


    Leading theories and empirical research on argumentation and persuasion. Strategies of effective advocacy and compliance-gaining. Laboratory research and applied settings. Ethical issues related to argumentation and persuasion.

    Prerequisite: HCOM 332  or HCOM 334 ; or admission to the graduate program.

    Graduate-level

  
  • HCOM 536 - Seminar in Communication and Rhetorical Theory (3)


    Analyze rhetorical and communication theories. Comparisons and contrasts of the epistemological bases of empirical and humanistic inquiry. A B (3.0) or better is required for credit in the Communication Studies M.A.

    Prerequisite: M.A. Communications graduate standing.

    Graduate-level

  
  • HCOM 597 - Directed Graduate Research (3)


    Individual research study, under the supervision of the chair of the student’s advisory committee.

    Prerequisite: HCOM 500 .

    Graduate-level

  
  • HCOM 598A - Thesis (2)


    The selection, investigation and written presentation of a selected problem in the field of speech.

    Prerequisite: HCOM 500  

    Graduate-level

  
  • HCOM 598B - Thesis (2)


    The selection, investigation and written presentation of a selected problem in the field of speech.

    Prerequisite: HCOM 500  

    Graduate-level

  
  • HCOM 598C - Thesis (2)


    The selection, investigation and written presentation of a selected problem in the field of speech.

    Prerequisite: HCOM 500  

    Graduate-level

  
  • HCOM 599 - Independent Graduate Research (1-3)


    Open to graduate students only with signed consent from department chair. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 units.

    Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

    Graduate-level


Human Services

Courses are designated as HUSR in the class schedule.

  
  • HUSR 133 - Introduction to Aging Studies (3)


    Multidisciplinary overview of: characteristics, strengths and problems of older persons; diversity in aging process involving gender, race, ethnicity, subculture; services to older adults; gerontology as an academic discipline and a field of practice. (AGNG 133, SOCI 133, PUBH 133, HUSR 133 and PSYC 133 are the same course.)

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
  • HUSR 201 - Introduction to Human Services (3)


    Origin and scope of human services, including theoretical frameworks, the functions and activities of human services organizations, and the roles and related skills of human services workers.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HUSR 300 - Character and Conflict (3)


    Experiential, theme-oriented class exploring life choices in the struggle for personal autonomy. Body image, sex roles, love, sexuality, intimacy, marriage, loneliness, death, meaning and values. Credit/No Credit only. Requires consent of instructor at first class meeting.

    Prerequisite: sophomore, junior or senior standing; or second BA, postbaccalaureate undeclared or postbaccalaureate certificate; or graduate standing.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HUSR 310 - Case Management (3)


    Principles and critical issues in case management, along with various models of service delivery. Special attention given to the diverse populations utilizing case management systems. Collaborative and interagency services.

    Pre- or corequisite: HUSR 201 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
  • HUSR 315 - Research and Data Management in Human Services (3)


    Basic research and assessment skills appropriate to the delivery of human services. Introductory skills relating to library search techniques, evaluation of research articles, computer based data analysis, tracking of client progress and implications for human services.

    Prerequisites: HUSR 201 ; completion of G.E. Category B.4.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
  • HUSR 318 - Human Services for Immigrants and Refugees (3)


    U.S. immigration policy for newcomers. Stressors and cultural influences on coping behaviors, and culturally sensitive models of human service delivery emphasizing Southeast Asian, Latino and Soviet immigrants and refugees.

    Pre- or corequisite: HUSR 201  or AFAM 311 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
  • HUSR 350 - Leadership Skills and Personal Development (3)


    Leadership concepts and skills, including psychological process, conflict resolution, counseling and human service skills. Becoming aware of personal leadership styles; maintaining vitality through physical and mental health. (HUSR 350 andCOUN 350  are the same course).

    Prerequisites: completion of G.E. Categories A.1, A.2, D.1.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
  • HUSR 380 - Theories and Techniques of Counseling (3)


    Contemporary theories and techniques of counseling. The counseling process, comparison of various theoretical approaches, introduction to professional and ethical issues. (HUSR 380 and COUN 380  are the same course.)

    Prerequisites: junior or senior standing; completion of G.E. Category D.1.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
  • HUSR 385 - Program Design and Proposal Writing (3)


    Techniques of program design, budgeting and staffing of human service programs; proposal writing and fund development methods; survey of needs assessment procedures.

    Prerequisites: HUSR 315 ; HUSR 396 , HUSR 490  or EDEL 315 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
  • HUSR 396 - Practicum Seminar (3)


    Participation at an approved agency conducting appropriate human service duties. Discussions related to: functions and structures of human services agencies; interrelationships with community services; the role of the human services worker; ethical, legal and professional issues.

    Prerequisites: HUSR 201 ; HUSR 310  or HUSR 380 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
  • HUSR 396L - Practicum (1)


    Field placement in one or more human service agencies for a minimum of eight hours per week. One or more sections may be offered in any online format. Credit/No Credit only.

    Prerequisites: HUSR 201 ; HUSR 310  or HUSR 380 . Corequisite: HUSR 396 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HUSR 399 - Peer Mentoring for HUSR Student Success (3)


    Develop mentorship skills through seminar learning and serving as a peer mentor to other students. Enhance communication, cultural competency, leadership, motivation, goal achievement, personal management and student success skills. Learn about barriers to and resources for college student success.

    Prerequisite: HUSR 380 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HUSR 400 - Ethical and Professional Issues in Human Services (3)


    Ethical, legal and professional issues facing the human services worker. Designed to teach a process of ethical decision-making and to increase awareness of the complexities in practice.

    Prerequisite: HUSR 201  or HUSR 380 .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
  • HUSR 410 - Crisis Intervention for Para-Professionals (3)


    Theories and techniques of short-term intervention and subsequent referral procedures. Suicide, battering, AIDS, rape, death, dying and human-induced disasters in the community.

    Prerequisite: HUSR 201 .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HUSR 411 - Human Services Delivery to Communities (3)


    Identifying the human service needs of varied community groups and focuses on the utilization of this knowledge about those groups in order to develop effective service delivery strategies.

    Prerequisite: HUSR 201 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
  • HUSR 412 - Gerontology in Human Services (3)


    Gerontology and human services practice and policy, focusing on historical developments and content of key social, legislative and governmental programs designed for older adults, including the Social Security Act, Older Americans Act and Medicare.

    Prerequisite: HUSR 201 .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
  • HUSR 415 - Treatment Issues in Drug Addiction (3)


    Treatment issues and theoretical models involved in treating drug dependencies. Specific effects of different drug classifications; understanding drug cultures; women, children and elderly addiction; co-dependency and enabling.

    Prerequisite: HUSR 380 .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HUSR 416 - Group Process and Membership (1)


    Didactic and experiential overview of stages of group development, impact of members on group identity, group member and leader issues. Survey various counseling groups. May be repeated for a maximum of 3 units. Credit/No Credit only.

    Prerequisites: HUSR 300 , HUSR 380 .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

    Department Consent Required
  
  • HUSR 420 - Human Services Management (3)


    Issues in administration and management of human services in community agencies. Assessing client needs, designing human service delivery systems, program budgeting, marketing strategies, accountability and improving program management.

    Prerequisite: junior or senior standing. Corequisite: HUSR 201 .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
  • HUSR 425T - Contemporary Issues in the Human Services (3)


    Systematic study and theory, research findings and intervention strategies related to contemporary issues faced by paraprofessional human service workers. May be repeated with different topics for a maximum of 9 units.

    Prerequisite: HUSR 201 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
  • HUSR 430 - Child Abuse and the Human Services (3)


    Introduction to types and symptoms of abuse, assessment techniques, legal and ethical issues, family dynamics pertaining to children, adolescents and adults abused as children. Networking and referral, utilizing community resources and prevention.

    Prerequisite: HUSR 201 .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
  • HUSR 434 - Physiological Effects of Alcohol and Other Drugs (3)


    Pharmacological actions of drugs of abuse and how these relate to the physiological, psychological and behavioral effects of such drugs. Properties of recreational, street drugs and of prescription drugs that lead to abuse and/or dependence are covered. Not available for use on a graduate study plan.

    Prerequisite: PUBH 321 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
  • HUSR 435 - Drug Abuse Prevention and Early Intervention (3)


    History, theories and models in the drug prevention field. Theoretical foundations and conceptual frameworks that have been used in the field will be presented. Major research and evaluation outcomes on the effectiveness of prevention strategies. Not available for use on a graduate study plan.

    Prerequisites: HUSR 434 , HUSR 415  or PUBH 321 .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
  • HUSR 436 - Dynamics of Substance Abuse Treatment in Families (3)


    Explore and apply methods of assisting significant others, organizations and communities to understand, treat and prevent substance abuse and dependence. Students develop practice strategies that will prepare them to deliver services at the micro, meso and macro levels. Not available for use on a graduate study plan.

    Prerequisite: PUBH 321  or HUSR 415 .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HUSR 437 - Co-Occurring Disorders: Assessment, Treatment and Referral (3)


    Concepts, definitions and features of co-occurring mental disorders and substance-related disorders in individuals seen in human services settings; includes screening, assessment, case management and service delivery for such individuals. Not applicable to graduate degree requirements.

    Prerequisite: HUSR 201 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HUSR 440 - Abuse of Persons with Disabilities: Assessment, Evaluation and Intervention (3)


    Abuse of persons with disabilities in the contexts of assessment, evaluation and intervention. Societal and cultural factors, which promote abuse of persons with disabilities.

    Prerequisites: HUSR 201 , HUSR 380 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
  • HUSR 445 - Persons with Disabilities and Human Services Community Support Systems (3)


    A diversity model approach to human service practice for persons with disabilities. Societal and professional stereotypes; disability culture; disability groupings; guidelines for practice with persons with disabilities; systems and community supports for persons with disabilities.

    Prerequisite: HUSR 201 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
  • HUSR 450 - Theory and Practice of Group Counseling (3)


    Critical evaluation of 10 contemporary theoretical approaches to group counseling, as well as issues in group work. Applying theories and techniques to actual group situations.

    Prerequisites: HUSR 300 , HUSR 380 .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

    Department Consent Required
  
  • HUSR 465 - Human Services Delivery to Latinos (3)


    Theory, research findings and intervention strategies related to contemporary issues faced by paraprofessional human service workers in dealing with Latino populations. How to best deliver services in mental health, social welfare, and educational agencies.

    Prerequisite: HUSR 201 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HUSR 470 - Evaluation of Human Services Programs (3)


    Making program objectives measurable; determining appropriate methodology and techniques to evaluate effectiveness, efficiency and process variables; practical problems of program evaluation.

    Prerequisite: HUSR 385 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
  • HUSR 475 - Human Services Policy and Practice (3)


    Relationship between policy and practice. Problem of inequities and inequalities in the distribution of resources through social policies and social welfare programs. How policy impacts service delivery to disenfranchised groups.

    Prerequisite: junior or senior standing. Pre- or corequisite: HUSR 201 .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
  • HUSR 480 - Case Analysis and Intervention Techniques (3)


    Psychodynamic principles of evaluation, diagnosis and intervention; techniques of counseling appropriate to diverse populations; application of a psychoanalytic perspective to the diagnostic categories of the DSM.

    Prerequisite: HUSR 380  with a grade of C (2.0) or better.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
  • HUSR 490 - Practicum in Group Leadership (3)


    Supervised experience as a group leader. Approaches and techniques of group leadership. May be used as a substitute for HUSR 396, HUSR 495 or HUSR 496 with coordinator approval. May be repeated for a maximum of six units. Human Services majors and minors must earn a C (2.0) or better.

    Prerequisites: HUSR 300 , HUSR 380 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    Department Consent Required
  
  • HUSR 493 - HHD Peer Mentoring Academy (1-3)


    New and experienced mentors will explore interdisciplinary mentorship with peer mentor service. Expand knowledge of resources to overcome barriers to college success. Enhance communication, cultural competency, leadership, motivational, goal achievement, personal management and student success skills. Requires recommendation to continue a second semester of mentorship by 399 instructor.

    Prerequisite: CAS 399 , HUSR 399 , PUBH 399 , KNES 399  or NURS 399 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
  • HUSR 495 - Fieldwork Seminar (3)


    Students participate in 120 hours of service at an approved agency, 8 hours per week. Classroom analysis of agency experience focusing on skills and techniques of human service workers and organizational analysis.

    Prerequisite: HUSR 396 , EDEL 315   or HUSR 490 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
  • HUSR 495L - Fieldwork (1)


    Supervised fieldwork in one or more human service agencies for a minimum of eight hours per week. One or more sections may be offered in any online format. Credit/No Credit only.

    Prerequisites: HUSR 396 , HUSR 396L . Corequisite: HUSR 495 .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HUSR 496 - Internship Seminar (3)


    Supervised internship in a community service agency in area of specialization. Seminar consists of group supervision and discussion of cases. Letter grade only. Internship experience consisting of 120 hours with a minimum of 8 hours per week during the semester.

    Prerequisite: HUSR 490 , HUSR 495  or EDEL 315 .

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
  • HUSR 496L - Internship (1-3)


    Requires 120 hours of supervised internship experience in one or more human service agencies in one semester. May be taken for a maximum of three units. Credit/No Credit only. One or more sections may be offered in any online format.

    Prerequisite: HUSR 495  and HUSR 495L ; or HUSR 490  when taken in lieu of HUSR 495  and HUSR 495L  . Corequisite: HUSR 496 .

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HUSR 499 - Independent Study (1-3)


    Individual research project, either library or field, under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 units; only three units in one semester. Requires approval of coordinator, consent of instructor.

    Prerequisite: junior or senior standing.

    400-level Undergraduate Course available for Graduate Credit

    Department Consent Required
  
  • HUSR 501 - Human Services History and Contemporary Issues (3)


    Policies and programs in Human Services are examined in light of their historical evolution. Contributions of population subgroups to the development of the welfare state are examined as are the impact of policies and programs on such groups.

    Prerequisite: M.S. Human Services graduate standing.

    Graduate-level

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
  • HUSR 510 - Ethics in Human Services Leadership (3)


    This course provides a framework for ethical decisions, ethical behaviors, and ethical cultures in human service organizations. The focus is on theoretical perspectives, leadership styles, and value-driven leadership needed in human services administration.

    Prerequisite: graduate standing.

    Graduate-level

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
  • HUSR 520 - Community Based Leadership (3)


    Analyze and apply advanced principles of leadership development with a particular emphasis on helping skills in a variety of group contexts and communities.

    Prerequisites: HUSR 501 , HUSR 510 .

    Graduate-level

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
  • HUSR 530 - Agencies Serving Specialized or Underserved Populations (3)


    This course addresses the structural organization of agencies serving vulnerable populations. Students review current literature on best practices and models related to agency delivery to identify strengths and weaknesses and address cultural diversity, mental health, functional ability, and aging topics.

    Prerequisites: HUSR 501 , HUSR 510 .

    Graduate-level

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
  • HUSR 540 - Fundraising and Financial Leadership (3)


    This course presents the fundamentals of fundraising and financial leadership in Human Service organizations. The class focuses on practical applications and approaches including major donor development, direct mail campaigns, special events, corporate sponsorships, capital campaigns, endowments, and planned giving.

    Prerequisite: graduate standing.

    Graduate-level

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
  • HUSR 550 - Advanced Evaluation and Applied Research (3)


    This course provides an overview of advanced research and evaluation skills appropriate to the delivery of human services including data analysis, tracking of client progress, assessing the effectiveness of programs and implications for community based research.

    Prerequisites: HUSR 520 , HUSR 530 .

    Graduate-level

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
  • HUSR 560 - Multicultural Competence for Service Delivery (3)


    Broadens the knowledge and skills base of current and future human services professionals and provides them with advanced theoretical tools, critical-thinking skills, and intervention strategies useful for effective delivery of human services to members of culturally diverse and changing communities.

    Prerequisites: HUSR 540 , HUSR 550 .

    Graduate-level

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
  • HUSR 570 - Agency and Personnel Management in Human Services (3)


    Theories, roles, functions and responsibilities of human services managers. Topics include: evidence-based macro practices; management and organization practice; finance; leadership analysis; gender, cultural and ethnic issues in management; and designing and managing services in complex settings.

    Prerequisite: HUSR 510 .

    Graduate-level

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
  • HUSR 580 - Internship Seminar (3)


    The generalist field experience provides supervised practice assignments designed to develop a human services perspective and skills in working with client systems: individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. This course includes an educationally supervised internship in a human services organization.

    Prerequisites: HUSR 560 , HUSR 570 .

    Graduate-level

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.
  
  • HUSR 597 - Leadership in Human Services Capstone Course (3)


    Requires an original capstone project demonstrating the culmination of knowledge gained in the program and independent thinking. Identify a leadership need within an identified agency and develop a strategic plan addressing that need.

    Prerequisites: HUSR 560 , HUSR 570 .

    Graduate-level

    One or more sections may be offered in any online format.

Humanities and Social Sciences

Courses are designated as HSS in the class schedule.

  
  • HSS 350 - Life and Culture Abroad (3)


    Interdisciplinary course providing a broad background to culture and civilization abroad. Social, historical and cultural approach to contemporary societies abroad. Examines traditions and institutions to help understand the 21st century way of life abroad. Related field trips. (Course only offered as part of CSUF Study Abroad Programs.) May be repeated once for credit.

    Prerequisite: completion of G.E. Category C.2.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

  
  • HSS 399 - Directed Study (1-3)


    Supervised individual study. May be repeated once for credit with different content. No more than three units may be taken in any one semester.

    Undergraduate Course not available for Graduate Credit

    Department Consent Required
 

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