Introduction to Human Services
3 Credit Hours

Course Description

A survey is made of the historical development and philosophy of the social service in today’s society.  Emphasis is placed on the programs and agencies available in Iowa with their services, resources and methods of delivery.

Course Delivery
FlexNet courses are taught via the internet using iNET (located in TritonPass). Students can enroll in a FlexNet course at any time throughout the semester as long as there is space available in the course, except the last three weeks of the term. Students have until the end of the term to complete the course from the time of enrollment and payment. All FlexNet courses end on the same date, the last day of the term, no matter the enrollment date. FlexNet courses do not have weekly deadlines, but it is highly recommended for students to stay on task.

Course Requirements
Computer/internet is required. Student must be comfortable using the internet, know how to use e-mail and upload attachments.

Course Overview
This course is an introduction to the various aspects of becoming an effective helper within in the human services field.  Human Services is a very broad based career choice with opportunities available in many areas. That is why this course is very informative and very important for the human service student to take.  Students will be introduced to the diverse career options available within the human services field, as well as necessary basic skills needed to effectively support and guide persons who need assistance from social services systems. 

21 Journal Entries
3 Reaction papers
1 Listening skills assessment
1 Resource Directory
2 Textbook Exercises
4 Application Assessments
13 Chapter Quizzes
4 Exams

Instructor: Geri Winge