Course Descriptions

COUN431. Spirituality & Values in the Helping Pro

This course will explore how spirituality, religion, and faith may represent important aspects of individuals seeking services from human service professionals. The course will explore the role spirituality, religion and faith bay be expressed in different cultures and over the lifespan. This course will be culturally sensitive, educational, introspective and expressive. Credit, 3 hours.

COUN432. Addictions and Recovery

This course provides students with an opportunity to explore human behavior from an addiction perspective. It is intended to be an introduction to the effects of psychoactive drugs, from the interactions between chemicals and brain cells, to the psychological and physiological effects on the individual, to the impact upon the community. The course also explores multiple treatment methodologies and theories. Prerequisite: COUN 131. Credit, 3 hours.

COUN445. Grief and Crisis Intervention

This course will provide the student an understanding of the theories of crisis and bereavement services and intervention strategies for those touched by grief and crisis. Students will be required to provide at least 10 hours of service to the community, especially as it relates to Grief and Crisis. Credit, 3 hours.

COUN451. Family Therapy in Addiction Treatment

This course introduces the family as a dynamic system focusing on the effects of addiction on family roles, rules, and behavior patterns. Attention is given to the effects of mood altering substances, behaviors, and therapeutic alternatives as they relate to the family from a multicultural and transgenerational perspective. Credit, 3 hours.

COUN456. Marriage and Family Counseling

This course provides an overview of marriage and family models. Students will be introduced to the historical development of marriage and family counseling, as well as family systems theory. Attention is given to the major family interactional patterns which lead to family system breakdowns as well as the development of skills in the identification of such patterns and how to effectively work within this system. Credit, 3 hours.

COUN457. Drug Abuse Education & Prevention

This course will provide a comprehensive review of approaches to drug abuse education and prevention. Course content includes drug control policies and the impact of abused substances on all segments of society. The course will focus on the resources of multiple societal sectors to reduce the demand for drugs. Credit, 3 hours.

COUN458. Child and Adolescent Counseling

This course will explore various problematic issues and behaviors specific to children and adolescents. Provides ways to prevent, assess, and treat these problems. Theoretical foundations, ethical concerns, and developmental issues and norms will also be reviewed as they are applied to children and adolescents. Credit, 3 hours.

CRJS433. Juvenile Justice

This course studies the juvenile justice system and the management of juvenile offenders within the context of society. Attention is given to the special procedures established for juveniles with a focus on prevention and diversion. The challenges of professionals who work with juveniles will be examined. Prerequisite: CRJS 233. Offered spring semesters.

CRJS435. Death Investigation

This course examines contemporary practices for investigating the basic techniques involved in death investigations, whether of natural, suicidal, homicidal, blunt force injury, sharp force injury, gunshot wounds or by accidental manner. As the student focuses on the numerous causes of death and specifics for the appropriate investigation of each, they will then correlate the cause of death with the appropriate manner of death investigation. Students will learn how to conduct a death investigation resulting from suspicious, criminal, known, or undetermined causes. Crime scene investigation and interview techniques are incorporated, so students will be able to prepare mock scene investigation and identify pertinent facts relating to the manner and cause of death. Prerequisites: CRJS 131, 336. Credit, 3 hours.

HSOL401. Child Abuse Investigations

This course offers a basic instruction for students to help them understand the typical profiles of child abusers and the definitions of various forms of child abuse. This course will provide clarity of the definition of child abuse, also focusing on mental and physical abuse which is often difficult to prove in a court of law. This course will allow students to what they need to do to integrate the entire criminal process of investigating a child abuse/neglect case, starting with the official report, leading to the investigation (law enforcement and child protective services), which leads to the arrest and prosecution of alleged child abuse perpetrators. This course meets the general education outcomes for social and professional awareness. This Integrated Studies course can fulfill a requirement in Section VI of the General Education Curriculum. Credit, 3 hours