Human Science (HUSC)


HUSC 1303 Elementary Textiles: 3 semester hours.

A study of fibers, yams, fabric structure, dyes and finishes of fabrics. Analysis of fiber finish developments; properties of textile use with emphasis on aesthetic quality, mechanical properties, factors of degradation, laundering and cleaning. Review of recent textile trends.

HUSC 1313 Color and Design: 3 semester hours.

Basic design principles applied to everyday living. Study of the relationship of sociological and anthropological principles to current perspectives in related art. Emphasis on art application and the use of computer simulation in the translation of theoretical concepts of space, pattern texture, line and color to the major disciplines in human sciences.

HUSC 1333 Apparel Selection and Production: 3 semester hours.

Application of elements and principles of color and design and of sociological and psychological concepts of behavior to contemporary apparel design and production. Analysis of the relationship of design to figure type, personality, color, and fabrication. O.

HUSC 1343 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 1351 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 2313 Child Family & Comm: 3 semester hours.

Influence of family, society, and cultural forces on behavior of children. Role of parents, teachers and professional workers in the healthy personality development of the child.

HUSC 2373 Consumers and the Market: 3 semester hours.

Analysis of consumer competencies, attitudes, and concepts of the present market, market practices, aids toward intelligent buying of commodities, and the types of protection including legislation.

HUSC 3313 Program Planning I: 3 semester hours.

A study of human sciences and related programs with emphasis on the development of skills in the planning, financing, managing, and marketing of these programs to varied audiences. Includes methods of observation and assessment of human science programs and services rendered to in-school and out-of-school youth and adults.

HUSC 3323 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 3353 Housing and Human Environments: 3 semester hours.

The physical, psychosocial, and aesthetic relationships between man and his environment with specific reference to housing. Economic, cultural and technological trends in building, equipment, living patterns and design. Comparative analysis of current housing trends and styles required.

HUSC 3373 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 3993 Independent Study: 3 semester hours.

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

HUSC 4304 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 4306 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 4363 Family and Community Studies: 3 semester hours.

Comprehensive study of the cultural, social, political, and technological influences that impact educational, business, and support service programs for individuals, families and groups in a changing society. Emphasis on philosophy, organization, planning, financing, implementation and assessment of the components of family and community service programs with special attention to the Cooperative Extension Service model. Review and evaluations of school and community based programs required.

HUSC 4993 Independent Study: 3 semester hours.

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

HUSC 5323 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 5753.

HUSC 5326 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 5333 Introduction to Clinical Hypnosis: 3 semester hours.

History, ethic, suggestions, induction, and deepening techniques utilizing hypnosis with client issues. Training in understanding, interpretation, and application of various hypnotic approaches. Suggestions utilized with major hypnotically indicated illness, disorders and varying client concerns.
Prerequisites: HUSC 5753.

HUSC 5336 Advanced Practice in Dietetics II: 6 semester hours.

Continuation of Advanced Practice in Dietetics I.

HUSC 5343 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 5346 Marriage and Family Therapy Practicum II: 6 semester hours.

Supervises clinical practicum in marriage and family therapy. Therapeutic sessions with a variety of client issues and the utilization of major therapeutic techniques required. 200 clock hours of supervised field placement required.
Prerequisites: HUSC 5563.

HUSC 5353 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 5363 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 5373 Sex Therapy: 3 semester hours.

Analysis and treatment of varied factors affecting sexual functioning among men and women with an emphasis on marital and family dynamics. Emphasis also given to male and female dysfunctional behavior and psychological dynamics.

HUSC 5383 Child and Adolescent Therapy: 3 semester hours.

Analysis and study of cognitive, behavioral, ecological, and psychological treatment modalities indicated in the treatment of childhood disorders and illnesses. Examination, diagnosis, and evaluation of childhood symptomatology and the utilization of therapeutic interventions.

HUSC 5393 Family Communication: 3 semester hours.

An examination and application of various communication theories, patterns and techniques. Analysis of verbal and non-verbal communication patterns within the family are examined in family settings.

HUSC 5523 Marriage and Family Therapy: 3 semester hours.

Issues, practices and principles of marriage and family therapeutic strategies and techniques. Analysis of strategies and application of techniques in simulated situations required.

HUSC 5533 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 5543 Theories of Child Development: 3 semester hours.

A study of the developmental characteristics of the child from birth to age 20. Analysis of major theories and research with emphasis on interpretation and application of research findings to programs for children and parenting education.

HUSC 5553 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 5563 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 5393 and HUSC 5533 and HUSC 5543 and HUSC 5553.

HUSC 5573 Theories of Personality: 3 semester hours.

Review and study of major psychological personality theories and theoreticians of personality from a historical perspective. Principles, constructs, assumptions, and concepts that describe and predict individual behavior, affect and cognition.

HUSC 5583 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.

HUSC 5593 Clinical Supervision: 3 semester hours.

Study and application of marriage and family therapy supervisory functions as they relate to trainees under clinical supervision. The process of supervision including roles, characteristics, and models are examined in varied clinical settings.

HUSC 5613 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 5623 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 5633 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 5683 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 5693 Thesis: 3 semester hours.

Independent and original research leading to an acceptable master's thesis prospectus prepared under the direction of a faculty thesis committee and must be orally defended and approved by all members of the faculty thesis committee before credit is recorded. The student must be registered for Thesis until satisfactorily completed.
Prerequisites: HUSC 5393 and HUSC 5533 and HUSC 5543 and HUSC 5553.

HUSC 5713 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 5723 Family Financial Counseling: 3 semester hours.

Identification, review, and analysis of techniques and strategies to assist individuals and families of varied socioeconomic levels in financial decision making and planning. Special attention to debt and risk management and retirement and estate planning. Survey and analysis of consumer financial counseling services. Analysis of case and research studies and the written presentation of a research report and/or educational training manual required.

HUSC 5733 Special Topics: 3 semester hours.

Directed individual study of issues affecting implementation of knowledge and skills in human sciences disciplinary specializations. Topical areas may include, but are not limited to: individual and family development; housing studies; family/consumer resource management; family and community studies; food and nutrition studies; adult development; clothing/apparel and textile studies; family and consumer sciences education; and individual and family and other related therapeutic services. Victims and Victimization. An exploration into the dynamics of the victimization process and services available for victims. Focusing on the expected results of experiencing traumas of nature and man, including the characteristics of victims and offenders of criminal acts.

HUSC 5743 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 5753 Individual and Clinical Psychotherapy: 3 semester hours.

Study and utilization of major therapeutic models in the diagnosis and treatment of cognitive, emotional, moral, social, developmental and mental disorders in the individual. Emphasis on diagnosis, prescriptive treatment, and referral of individuals from varied human and environmental systems.

HUSC 5763 Nutrition and Wellness: 3 semester hours.

Study of nutrition principles and practices that promote the general health and wellness of individuals in a multicultural society. Review of current nutritional research studies and the written presentation of a research report required. Open to senior level students by permission.

HUSC 5993 Independent Study: 3 semester hours.

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

HUSC 5996 Independent Study: 1-6 semester hour.

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