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Lake Washington Institute of Technology    
  Dec 14, 2017
Catalog 2017-2018

SHSV 110 Introduction to Social and Human Services

5 credits

The student will receive an introduction to the field of Social and Human services, including the history, philosophy, and current delivery systems to a diverse client population.

Prerequisites: ENGL 093  (or equivalent placement score for ENGL 099  or higher) and ABED 040  (or equivalent placement score for MATH 087  or higher)

Quarters Offered: Fall, Spring

Global Outcomes:
This course teaches to the global outcome of Teamwork.

This course teaches to the global outcome of Information Literacy.

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Describe the historical development of human services and the changing philosophies in the field of social service
  • Appreciate individual strengths and weaknesses in their clients and themselves
  • Recognize and strengthen effective team-building skills in self and others
  • Evaluate the variety of practical skills connected with the multiple roles required, e.g. direct service provider, community liaison, and administrator/manager
  • Model effective interpersonal communication skills i.e. verbal, written, and non-verbal, as they relate to client interaction
  • Design an initial system of information and resource management
  • Assess individual client needs through problem solving and critical thinking
  • Research and interpret professional journals and other sources to identify potential grant opportunities

Total Hours: 50 Lecture Hours: 50