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1996-97 UAF Catalog

Course Descriptions

Degrees and Programs Index

Human Service Technology Courses

HST 105 (3 Credits) Fall
Personal Awareness and Growth (3+0)

Interpersonal and intrapersonal communication explored. Personal growth process presented from a holistic perspective. Focus will identify opportunities for personal enrichment through increased awareness of self and others.

HST 120 (3 Credits) Spring
Cultural Diversity in Human Services (3+0)

The impact of culture on the delivery of human services including Alaskan Native cultures; examination of relationship of multicultural and multi-ethnic concepts. Issues of age, class, disablement, race, gender and sexual orientation will also be discussed.

HST 125 (3 Credits) Fall
Introduction to Addictive Processes (3+0)

Focus on gaining knowledge of the psycho-social aspects of addiction. Historic and behavioral approaches, disease concept and current trends relating to addiction presented. Twelve step and self-help approaches explored.

HST 205 (3 Credits) Spring
Basic Principles Group Counseling (3+0)

Concepts and techniques of working with small groups, including establishing group goals, effective group interaction, termination and evaluation. Development of therapeutic group activities presented.

HST 210 (3 Credits) Fall
Crisis and Grief Counseling (3+0)

Helping people in crisis from a theoretical and experiential perspective. Understanding how people feel, think and behave during periods of crisis and grieving. Suicide, violence, life transitions and AIDS explored.

HST 215 (3 Credits) Fall
Individual Interviewing (3+0)

Introduction to interpersonal communication skills. Focus on gathering client information through the interviewing process. Emphasis on development of one to one interviewing, behavioral observation and documentation skills.

HST 230 (2 Credits) Fall, Spring
Human Service Practicum I (0+8)

Integration of human service theory with skill-based training through a professional, supervised experience in a human service agency. Practicum requires a minimum of 8 hours of placement per week. (Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.)

HST 231 (2 Credits) Fall, Spring
Human Service Practicum II (0+8)

Continuation of HST 230. (Prerequisite: HST 230.)

HST 240 (1 Credit) Fall, Spring
Human Service Seminar I (1+0)

Human service documentation including progress notes, social history, mental status exam, and journaling. Student shared learning and peer support based on practicum experience.

HST 241 (1 Credit) Fall, Spring
Human Service Seminar II (1+0)

Human service documentation skills, student shared learning and peer support based on practicum experience. (Prerequisite: HST 240.)

HST 250 (1-4 Credits) As Demand Warrants
Current Issues in Human Service (1-4+0)

Selected current issues of importance to the human service field. Emphasis on issues impacting Alaskan communities. Repeatable for credit by HST majors to a maximum of 9 credits. Materials fee: $0.00-75.00.

HST 301O (3 Credits) Spring
Ethics in Human Service (3+0)

Professional and ethical issues related to the helping professions. Ethical concerns in multicultural and rural human service delivery. Ethics and legal issues related to substance abuse counseling in Alaska.

HST 305 (3 Credits) Spring
Substance Abuse Counseling (3+0)

Introduction to the basic principles of substance abuse counseling. Application of counseling modalities to intervention and treatment of individuals, families and groups experiencing alcohol and drug abuse or dependence. Cross-cultural issues addressed. (Prerequisite: HST 125.)