Chemical Dependency Course Catalog

Chemical Dependency Course Descriptions

HMS 245 Drug Use and Abuse

3 Hours

This course is an introduction to the physical, psychological and social effects of drug use and abuse in American society. This course is designed to assist students in making value choices relative to their own use of legal and illegal drugs.

HMS 300 Alcohol Use and Abuse

3 Hours

This course is a study of the psycho/social aspects of addiction. Study will include symptoms, causes and available treatment approaches. This course serves as an introduction to alcohol and related drug abuse. Students will explore historical, theoretical and current perspectives of alcoholism.

HMS 320 Victimology

3 Hours

Victimology is the scientific study of crime victims, focusing on the physical, emotional and financial impact on victims, communities and the larger society.

HMS 370 Theory and Practice of Counseling

3 Hours

This course examines counseling theories, techniques, differences and similarities in counseling and interviewing. Students will discuss the ethical responsibilities of a counselor. Prerequisite: PSY 237 Corequisite: CTH 210

HMS 770 Theory and Practice of Counseling

3 Hours

This course examines counseling theories, techniques, differences and similarities in counseling and interviewing. Students will discuss the ethical responsibilities of a counselor. Prerequisite: PSY 237 Corequisite: CTH 210

HMS 400 Group Counseling

3 Hours

Students will learn counseling theories and techniques related to operational practices in group counseling, including group structure, processes and dynamics. Prerequisite HMS370.

PSY 337 Adolescent Psychology

3 Hours

This course is an in-depth study of the patterns of change occurring during early and late adolescence and youth. Students will explore the impact of adolescence on personal, peer, family, school and community relationships. Prerequisites:PSY 131, PSY 237 or EDU 201.

SOC 317 Minority Groups

3 Hours

This course is a sociological investigationof minority/majority group relations anddiscriminatory practices;social-psychological analysis of individualprejudicial attitudes; historical andcultural study of specific minority groups,such as Native Americans, African Americans,Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans andwomen; and religious, ethnic and racialgroups in the United States and othercountries.General Education: Cultural Awareness (effective by 2009)

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