Family and Human Services Courses

FHS 213 Issues for Children and Families
4 Credits
Examines issues and problems confronting children and families in modern society. Issues such as disability, poverty, health care, addictions, racism, and violence are addressed.

FHS 215 Exploring Family and Human Services
4 Credits
Explores the historic basis and current design of family and human services. Emphasizes services to children, youth, adults, and families.

FHS 216 Diversity in Human Services
4 Credits
Provides glimpses into various social groups and the rudimentary knowledge, awareness, and skills required to function effectively as a social-service worker within diverse populations.

FHS 320 Instructional Methods in Early Childhood I
1 Credit
Explores an array of knowledge- and evidenced-based practices that ensure excellence in teaching young children.

FHS 321 Instructional Methods in Early Childhood II
1 Credit
Explores communication, language, and social emotional development in young children. Teaching strategies for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers in early childhood settings that promote social communication.

FHS 322 Instructional Methods in Early Childhood III
1 Credit
Explores early literacy, print awareness, group reading, evaluation of children’s books, and literacy for dual-language learners.

FHS 327 Organizational Issues in Human Services
4 Credits — Prerequisite: Major Status
Theories and policies on the organization of human services. Emphasizes the evaluation of outcomes of services for children, youth, adults, and families.

FHS 328 Human Development in the Family Context
4 Credits — Prerequisite: Major Status
Examines human development within the context of the family from an evidence-based perspective. Integration of contemporary family issues experienced across the lifespan within the context of the human service profession.

FHS 329 Youth Psychopathology in Context
4 Credits — Prerequisite: Major Status
Presents child and adolescent psychopathology and problems within a diagnostic framework. Topics address psychosocial issues for youth in family and cultural contexts.

FHS 330 Individual Interventions in Ecological Contexts
4 Credits — Prerequisite: Major Status
Introduces the concept of individual interventions within an ecological model. Provides knowledge and development of basic listening skills and how to apply these skills to individuals in diverse contexts

FHS 331 Group and Community Interventions
3 Credits — Prerequisite: FHS 330
Introduces the concept of group intervention within the context of group theory and community development. Provides knowledge and development of group interventions, including group facilitation skills and curriculum development.

FHS 399 Special Studies: [Topic1]
15 Credits
Repeatable.

FHS 401 Research: [Topic1]
15 Credits
Repeatable.

FHS 405 Reading and Conference: [Topic1]
15 Credits
Repeatable.

FHS 406 Special Problems: [Topic1]
112 Credits
Repeatable.

FHS 407 Seminar: [Topic1]
15 Credits
Repeatable.

FHS 408 Workshop: [Topic1]
19 Credits
Repeatable.

FHS 409 Practicum: [Topic1]
19 Credits
Repeatable.

FHS 410 Experimental Course: [Topic1]
15 Credits
Repeatable.

FHS 420 Research in Human Services
4 Credits
Use of research to reform practice in human services. Trends and issues in assessment and evaluation in human services are provided.

FHS 430 Foundations in Early Childhood Education
3 Credits
Explores the history and theories of early education with a focus on societal factors that affect development.

FHS 431 Early Childhood and Human Services Curriculum
3 Credits
Explores the theoretical and historical context of primary curriculum models used in early childhood education and human service settings that serve at-risk children and families.

FHS 432 Assessment in Early Childhood Education
3 Credits
Explores educational, environmental, and family assessments in early childhood education and human service settings.

FHS 482 Prevention of Youth Violence
4 Credits
Research and practice in community interventions designed to prevent youth violence. Includes home, school, and community-based interventions.

FHS 483. Prevention of Interpersonal Violence
4 Credits
Examines interpersonal violence and community-based prevention using ecological, multicultural, international frameworks. Emphasizes assessment, prevention, intervention, and simultaneous occurrence of adult violence and child maltreatment.

FHS 491. Junior Professional Practices and Issues I
3 Credits
Examines issues and behaviors associated with being a community service professional. Includes ethical standards for professional practice. Prerequisite: major status.

FHS 492. Junior Professional Practices and Issues II
3 Credits — Prerequisite: Major Status
Examines issues and behaviors associated with being a community service professional. Includes ethical standards for professional practice.

FHS 493. Junior Professional Practices and Issues III
3 Credits — Prerequisite: Major Status
Examines issues and behaviors associated with being a community service professional. Includes ethical standards for professional practice.

FHS 494. Senior Professional Practices and Issues
3 Credits — Prerequisite: Major Status
Examines issues and behaviors associated with being a community service professional.

FHS 495. Senior Professional Practices and Issues
3 Credits — Prerequisite: Major Status
Examines issues and behaviors associated with being a community service professional.

FHS 496. Senior Project Proposal
1 Credit — Prerequisite: Major Status
Students create a written proposal outlining rationale, project description, and timelines for completing the senior project.

FHS 497 Senior Project
12 Credits — Prerequisite: FHS 496
Students develop a written product or project in conjunction with faculty members and field site personnel.

FHS 497 Senior Project
12 Credits — Prerequisite: FHS 496
Students develop a written product or project in conjunction with faculty members and field site personnel.

FHS 507 Seminar: [Topic1]
15 Credits
Repeatable.

FHS 508 Workshop: [Topic1]
19 Credits
Repeatable.

FHS 510 Experimental Course: [Topic1]
15 Credits
Repeatable.

FHS 582 Prevention of Youth Violence
4 Credits
Research and practice in community interventions designed to prevent youth violence. Includes home, school, and community-based interventions.

FHS 583 Prevention of Interpersonal Violence
4 Credits
Examines interpersonal violence and community-based prevention using ecological, multicultural, international frameworks. Emphasizes assessment, prevention, intervention, and simultaneous occurrence of adult violence and child maltreatment.

1 Topic courses are reserved for generic courses that may be repeated for credit under the same number. Credit is assigned according to the workload in a particular course. Credit ranges indicate minimum and maximum credits available in a single course for a single term.