Human Science (HUSC)


HUSC 1135 Human Sciences Perspectives: 1 semester hour.

The history and development of home economics as family, consumer and human sciences. Preparation, competencies and enrichment in the broad spectrum of human science professions; career development and career alternatives; interaction techniques for development of satisfying interpersonal skills.

HUSC 1322 Ecology of Human Nutrition and Food: 3 semester hours.

Introduction to human nutrition and food. Study of human nutritional needs and problems encountered in providing food for the satisfaction of physiological and socio-cultural systems needs, and the significance of these interrelationships to health. Discussion of current nutritional issues.

HUSC 3332 Program Planning II: 3 semester hours.

Analysis of the application of multiple strategies appropriate for delivering human science concepts to varied audiences utilizing multifaceted mediums. Includes examination and use of media, materials, supplies, equipment, and procedures for management, motivation and evaluation techniques.

HUSC 3337 Child Development: 3 semester hours.

Study and analysis of individual development and behavior during the early school years to adolescence with emphasis on physical, cognitive, social, language, and emotional areas. Examination of developmental and learning theories, principles of normal and atypical development and varied guidance techniques. Observation, recording and evaluation of behaviors required.

HUSC 3399 Independent Study: 3 semester hours.

Readings, research and/or field work on selected topics.

HUSC 4399 Independent Study: 3 semester hours.

Readings, research, and/or field work on selected topics.

HUSC 4430 Family Consumer Economics and Management: 4 semester hours.

A systems approach to family resource management through theory analysis and exploration of varying family structure, styles, and conditions. Simulated laboratory in group living required. Laboratory fee required.

HUSC 4630 Human Sciences Internship: 6 semester hours.

Planned program of observation and entry-level work experience in selected business or industrial firms, educational or governmental agencies/organizations in the food, agricultural and/or human sciences.

HUSC 5331 Dietetic Seminar II: 3 semester hours.

Continuation of Dietetic Seminar I. Study of current research and legislative events in nutrition and dietetics as they relate to the health and wellness of individuals and families.

HUSC 5332 Marriage and Family Therapy Pre-Practicum: 3 semester hours.

Experimental application of varied therapeutic techniques, i.e. lecture, role play, small group and self-exploration as applied by the therapist in a variety of therapeutic settings.
Prerequisites: HUSC 5375 or HUSC 5753.

HUSC 5334 Research Problems: 3 semester hours.

Study of research methods, strategies and techniques application to the social and behavioral sciences with focus on individual and family studies and the role of research in professional and therapeutic services. Critical comparative analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of current research studies and the planning for needed research. Proposal writing required.

HUSC 5335 Dietetic Seminar I: 3 semester hours.

Study of the delivery of nutritional services for individuals, families and institutions. Major emphasis on the current development in nutrition and dietetics. Reading, discussion and reports and presentations focusing on the professional practice of dietetics.

HUSC 5351 Family Theory and Issues: 3 semester hours.

A comprehensive review of theoretical-conceptual frameworks and research in family studies. Role of theory and research in the interdisciplinary study of individual and family behavior throughout the life cycle.

HUSC 5355 Human Development: 3 semester hours.

Study of multiple psycho biosocial characteristics of human development and behavior throughout the lifespan. Examination, evaluation and interpretation of developmental theories and current issues and trends.

HUSC 5356 Marriage and Family Therapy Practicum I: 3 semester hours.

Supervised clinical practicum in marriage and family therapy. Therapeutic sessions with a variety of client issues and the utilization of major therapeutic techniques required. 100 clock hours of supervised field placement required.
Prerequisites: (HUSC 5339 or HUSC 5393) and (HUSC 5351 or HUSC 5533) and (HUSC 5354 or HUSC 5543) and (HUSC 5355 or HUSC 5553).

HUSC 5358 Mental Health and Psychopathology: 3 semester hours.

Exploration of healthy personality and functional coping in personal/social context. Review and study of various models of psychopathology including DSM and organic disease in the mental health setting. Roles and characteristics of the therapist in the supervision of trainees in varied clinical settings.
Prerequisites: HUSC 5355.

HUSC 5361 Victimization and Crisis Management: 3 semester hours.

This course explores forms of victimization and crisis management in a clinical setting, with an emphasis on demonstrating diagnostic competence, treatment plan development, and effective and appropriate therapeutic techniques.

HUSC 5362 Counseling Diverse Populations: 3 semester hours.

An experiential course exploring areas of cultural diversity relevant to gender, ethnicity, sexual identity, and other diversities in a therapeutic practice, with an emphasis on developing cultural competence, sensitivity and awareness to diversity. Other dimensions of diversity will be covered.

HUSC 5364 Clinical Assessment: 3 semester hours.

Course provides fundamental assessment principles focused on test and non-test appraisal instruments and development of diagnostic skills. Course includes selection, execution and interpretation of instruments appropriate for individual, couple, and family appraisal. Clinical documentation skills are developed.

HUSC 5368 Family Ethics and Issues: 3 semester hours.

Critical review of current literature on family ethics: principle problems of confidentiality, therapist and client relationships; special consideration given to state and federal law.

HUSC 5371 Group Therapy: 3 semester hours.

Comprehensive study of methods, processes and strategies utilized in group therapy with individuals throughout the life span. Focus on the roles of client and therapist within varied settings for practical application of group therapy approaches.

HUSC 5374 Addiction and Family Intervention: 3 semester hours.

Analysis of the psychodynamics of addictions as they relate to individual, family and community from a family systems perspective. Comparison of major theories and treatment modalities as viewed from ethical, multicultural and legal perspectives.

HUSC 5399 Independent Study: 3 semester hours.

Readings, research, and/ or field placement focusing on pre-selected issues.

HUSC 5632 Advanced Practice in Dietetics I: 6 semester hours.

Preplanned experience at the professional level in dietetic administration, food service management, clinical and therapeutic nutrition and community and public health nutrition.

HUSC 5635 Advanced Practice in Dietetics II: 6 semester hours.

Continuation of Advanced Practice in Dietetics I.

HUSC 5699 Independent Study: 1-6 semester hour.

Readings, research, and/ or field placement focusing on pre-selected issues.