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Liberal Arts for the Human Services (LAHS)

This interdisciplinary major is in the Division of the Social Sciences.

Objectives—This program's three main purposes are to provide a firm liberal arts basis for understanding individual human behavior in its social context; provide the liberal arts foundation for professional work in baccalaureate-level human services occupations such as counseling, casework, personnel work, and administration of human services in federal and state agencies, private businesses, or professional organizations; and prepare students for graduate work in the human services professions.

Requirements for a Major include Anth 1110 or Soc 1100; Psy 1201, 1202; and Math 1150 or 3605. The minimum additional requirements for a major in liberal arts for the human services are: (a) 60 credits to be selected from the courses listed below, with a minimum of 20 credits each in anthropology/sociology and psychology; (b) at least 5 credits of field experience (Psy 3920) or interdisciplinary internship (IS 3850, 3851, or 3852); and (c) IS 3855.

Students will develop a coherent program of study in consultation with their major advisers generally no later than the spring quarter of the sophomore year. Advisers will normally be faculty with a background or specialties related to the human services area.

Students should discuss the arrangement of their field experience with their LAHS advisers no later than the fall quarter of their junior year. Information concerning specific field placements can be obtained from the director of the Career Center or an LAHS faculty adviser.

Because LAHS students pursue varied careers, they are advised to include in their programs courses appropriate to their career plans. For instance, students intending to seek careers involving public administration or policy formulation should take such courses as Anth 3380; Econ 1100; Pol 3240; Soc 3111, 3305, 3401, 3416; Spch 3310, 3322; and possibly Mgmt 3220. Students intending to seek careers in counseling or in other direct helping professions working with adults should take such courses as Anth 3480; Psy 3004, 3200, 3400, 3410, 3425, 3502, 3525, 3535; Soc 3150, 3240, 3401, 3410, 3480, 3525, 3550; and Spch 1102, 3300, 3310. If the career will involve work with children, students should take Psy 3500 and 3501; if with the chemically dependent, Psy 1711 and a directed study or tutorial course on alcoholism. In all instances, students should consult with their advisers when designing their programs.

Students should complete the professional ethics course (IS 3855) during the year before their internship (IS 3850, 3851, or 3852) or field experience (Psy 3920). Students who plan to enroll in Psy 3425 should complete the course before their internship or field experience.

Courses with grades of D are not acceptable to meet the major requirements.

Course Descriptions

Anth 3380w. Culture Change. (E3, Non-W; 5 cr; repeatable with #; prereq 1100 or 1110 or Soc 1100)

Theories and case studies of sociocultural change. Comparison of changes in different types of cultures in various parts of the world.

Anth 3480. Communication, the Individual, and Society. (E1, E3, Non-W; 5 cr; repeatable with #; prereq 10 cr anth or soc or psy; offered when feasible)

Same as Soc 3480. Relationship between individuals and the larger groups and institutions to which they belong, with particular reference to communication issues. Interactions among mass media systems, advertising, entertainment, news, and social behavior.

Econ 1100f. Introduction to Economics. (E4; 5 cr)

For noneconomics majors or beginning economics students who want an overview of the field before enrolling in Econ 1101 or 1102. Brief survey of the development of economic ideas; structure and functioning of an economic system; fundamental principles governing the behavior of individual economic units and the workings of the economy; economic policies for stabilization and growth.

IS 3855s. Introduction to Professional Conduct Codes, Legal Constraints, and Ethics in the Human Services. (2 cr; prereq jr, at least 20 cr human services-related 3xxx courses or #)

Concepts of professional ethics in human services professions; ethically relevant legal mandates and constraints on professional practice; practical problems in the application of ethical principles.

Mgmt 3220w. Management and Organization Theory. (5 cr; prereq 1212, Econ 1101 or #)

Concepts, theory, research, operations analysis, and management science. Principal functional areas of management. Factors and relationships necessary to achieve organizational objectives. Establishment of goals, policies, procedures; the planning process; control systems; organizational structure and behavior; leadership.

Pol 3240s. Introduction to Public Administration. (5 cr; prereq 1200 or #)

Development of administrative organization; administration and the executive, legislative, and judiciary; principles of organization including line and staff relationships, the staff services of finance and personnel, formal and informal control, behavioral characteristics of bureaucracies.

Psy 1401w. Human Sexuality. (E1; 4 cr)

Multidisciplinary survey of aspects of human sexuality including intimacy and communication; male and female anatomy, physiology, and response; development of identity, sex role and gender orientation; varieties of sexual expression; pregnancy and child birth; contraception and disease prevention; sexual coercion and abuse; sexual dysfunctions and therapies.

Psy 1711w,s. Drugs and Human Behavior. (E1; 2-3 cr)

Survey of major psychoactive drugs, their effects on mind and behavior, and prevention and treatment of drug abuse.

Psy 3004s. The Psychology of Women. (5 cr)

Feminist approach to the psychological study of women's personality, behavior, development, language issues, motivation, work and family lives, sexuality, health and psychobiology, adjustment and therapy, and victimization experiences. Focuses on women of color, feminist research methodology, and feminist analysis of psychological theories of women.

Psy 3200f,s. Learning Theory, Behavior Modification, and Motivation. (5 cr; prereq 1203, Math 1150 or 3605 or ¶Math 1150 or ¶Math 3605 or #; lab)

Major theories of learning and motivation and their importance for understanding animal and human behavior. Classical and operant conditioning, generalization, discrimination, discrimination learning, drive, and incentives. Behavior modification techniques and their application to animals and humans. Lab projects illustrate important research methods and theory testing.

Psy 3400f. Personality. (5 cr; prereq 1201, 1202, Math 1150 or 3605 or 3611 or #)

Human psychological organization. Nature of personality constructs and theories, human motivation and emotion, anxiety, aggression, affiliation, personal identity, self-direction and self-control. Nature and measurement of personal traits; their factor structure, stability, and heritability.

Psy 3410w. Psychopathology. (5 cr; prereq 3400 or #)

Behavior, inner experience, causes, and outcomes of the neuroses and psychoses (especially depression and schizophrenia), psychophysiological disorders, psychopathy, drug and alcohol use, suicide, and similar problems.

Psy 3420f,w,s. Tutorial in Personality. (W; 1-5 cr; prereq #)

Individual reading or empirical research on any topic studied in Psy 3400 or 3410 or on related topics. Objective is greater depth than is possible in Psy 3400 or 3410.
Psy 3421f,w,s. Tutorial in Personality. (W, C2; 1-5 cr; prereq #)

Psy 3425s. Helping Relationships. (5 cr; prereq 3400 or #)

Approaches to counseling and psychotherapy. Theories of helping relationships. Acquisition of helping skills, including attending behavior, reflection of feeling, paraphrasing, confrontation, and summarization. Major humanistic, cognitive, and behavioral approaches. Didactic instruction, observation of counseling and psychotherapeutic techniques, and practical experiences.

Psy 3500f. Developmental Psychology I: Child Psychology. (5 cr; prereq 1201, 1202 or #)

Theory, data, and research in development from birth to adolescence. Prenatal and physical development as well as perceptual, cognitive, personality, and social development. Language acquisition and Piaget's theory of cognitive development.

Psy 3501w. Developmental Psychology II: Adolescence. (5 cr; prereq 1201, 1202 or #)

Theory, data, and research in adolescent development with emphasis on physical, cognitive, and social development.

Psy 3502s. Developmental Psychology III: Adulthood, Aging, and Death. (5 cr; prereq 1201, 1202 or #)

Theory, data, and research concerning the age group from young adulthood to old age. Emphasis on physical, cognitive, and social changes.

Psy 3520f,w,s. Tutorial in Developmental Psychology. (W; 1-5 cr; prereq 3500 or 3501 or 3502 or #)

Individual reading or empirical research on any topic studied in Psy 3500, 3501, 3502, or related topics. Objective is greater depth than is possible in Psy 3500, 3501, or 3502.

Psy 3521f,w,s. Tutorial in Developmental Psychology. (W, C2; 1-5 cr; prereq 3500 or 3501 or 3502 or #)

Psy 3525w,s. Social Psychology. (E1, E4; 5 cr; prereq Psy 1201, 1202 or Soc 1100 or #)

Same as Soc 3525. Theories and research in the study of interpersonal behavior. Role, self, social learning, exchange, person perception, cognitive consistency, and interpersonal transactions.

Psy 3535f. Health Psychology. (5 cr; prereq 1202 or #)

Health implications of interactions among behavioral, environmental, and physiological states. Physiological bases of behavior and health; stress and coping; behavioral antecedents of disease; psychoneuroimmunology; disease prevention and health promotion.

Psy 3540f,w. Tutorial in Social Psychology. (W; 1-5 cr; prereq 3525 or #; offered when feasible)

Same as Soc 3540. Individualized and seminar instruction in an area of student and staff interest. Typically the student completes a library or empirical research paper. May be taken spring by permission.

Psy 3541f,w. Tutorial in Social Psychology. (W, C2; 1-5 cr; prereq 3525 or #; offered when feasible)

Soc 3111w. Social Policy. (E4; 5 cr; prereq 1100)

Survey of sociological and social science contributions and reactions to social policy in industrialized countries. Social policy areas such as education, health, welfare, and economic well-being.

Soc 3150f,w. Social Problems. (E4; 5 cr; repeatable with #)

Advanced course on the general and specific theory necessary for understanding selected social problems. Desirability of various social policy approaches.

Soc 3240. Aging in Contemporary Society. (E1, E4; 5 cr; prereq 1100 or Anth 1110 or Psy 1201 or 1202; offered when feasible)

Status of the elderly in contemporary society, social and biological processes associated with aging, and social-psychological interaction between the elderly and the rest of society.

Soc 3305s. Stratification. (E4; 5 cr; prereq 1100 or Anth 1110 or Econ 1100)

Hierarchies of power, wealth, and prestige; analysis of various theories of stratification. Class, status, race, minorities (e.g., African-Americans, American Indians), caste, and sex evaluated in terms of stratification.

Soc 3401f. Sociology of Gender. (E4; 5 cr; prereq 1100 or Anth 1110)

Relationships among sex, gender, and society. Sex as a factor in stratification systems, social interaction, and institutions such as the economy, the family, and religion.

Soc 3410w. Sociology of the Family. (E3, E4; 5 cr; prereq 1100)

Status of the family in society, effects of the life cycle upon the shape of the family, and dynamics of family relationships.

Soc 3416s. Prejudice, Discrimination, and Systems of Oppression. (E3, E4, Non-W; 5 cr; prereq Soc 1100 or Anth 1110, Soc 3305)

Patterns of group dominance, exploitation, and hate in the United States and globally. Emphasis on sexism, racism, and homophobia with some attention to other systems of oppression such as ageism and ableism.

Soc 3480. Communication, the Individual, and Society. (E1, E3, Non-W; 5 cr; repeatable with #; prereq 10 cr in anth or soc or psy; offered when feasible)

Same as Anth 3480. Relationship between individuals and the larger groups and institutions to which they belong, with particular reference to communication issues. Interactions among mass media systems, advertising, entertainment, news, and social behavior.

Soc 3525w,s. Social Psychology. (E1, E4; 5 cr; prereq Psy 1201, 1202 or Soc 1100 or #)

Same as Psy 3525. Theories and research in the study of interpersonal behavior. Role, self, social learning, exchange, person perception, cognitive consistency, and interpersonal transactions.

Soc 3540f,w. Tutorial in Social Psychology. (W; 1-5 cr; prereq 3525 or #; offered when feasible)

Same as Psy 3540. Individualized and seminar instruction in an area of student and staff interest. Typically the student completes a library or empirical research paper. May be taken spring by permission.

Soc 3550w. Sociology of Deviance. (E4; 5 cr; prereq 5 cr in Soc or #)

Theoretical and empirical issues recurring in the sociological literature on deviant behavior.

Spch 1102w,s. Interpersonal Communication. (E1; 5 cr)

Variables in spontaneous, face-to-face interaction to create understanding of the student's own communication patterns in dyads.

Spch 3300w. Small Group Communication. (5 cr; prereq 1101 or #)

Structure, role emergence, climate, analysis, practice.

Spch 3310s. Intercultural Communication. (5 cr; prereq 1101 or #; not offered 1998-99)

Cultural shock, value systems, nonverbal behavior, language skills; their influence on intercultural interpersonal communication.

Spch 3322s. Organizational Communication Theory and Research. (5 cr; prereq 1101 or #; not offered 1997-98)

Organizational culture, network analysis, organizational effectiveness, organizational leadership.

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