Collab. Health & Human Services courses

CHHS 111: Intro to Issues in Health & Human Services

Introduces students to topics related in the health and human services profession with the context of an integrated reading, writing, and speaking course.

Units: 4 — 4

CHHS 125: Writing as Healing

Introduces students to writing as a way of healing within the context of an integrated reading, writing, and speaking course. This course will explore the historical traditions of writing as healing as well as current practices of writing to heal with diverse populations.

Units: 4 — 4

CHHS 203: Statistics for Social Science

This is an introductory statistics course that focuses on the types of analyses used most frequently in the social sciences. While the course covers the basic steps in calculating and obtaining statistical results, emphasis is given to the interpretation of results and the acquisition of an intuitive understanding of the logic and limitations of inferential statistics when studying social phenomena.

Units: 4 — 4

CHHS 204: Economics and Society

This is an introductory course in applied microeconomics that exposes students to current social and public policy events through an economics perspective. The course introduces the basic principles of microeconomic analysis and applies them to explain how economists study important social issues such as discrimination, health-care, labor, housing, and land.

Units: 4 — 4

CHHS 210: Literature of Social Protest

Social protest movements have utilized a wide variety of literary genres to generate social concern and change. Students will learn to appreciate, analyze, and interpret multicultural works. Students will reflect on the human conditions that emerge across cultural boundaries. Students will explore these works in their social context, especially with a critical examination of the power structures. Students will be expected to apply their insights to issues in their own communities.

Units: 4 — 4

CHHS 212: Ethics in Health Care

Focuses on investigating and analyzing ethical issues related to health care within the context of an integrated reading, writing, and speaking course. (Prereq: GE Area A1)

Units: 4 — 4

CHHS 215: Introduction to Human Services

Course provides an introduction to the human services including an overview of careers and settings, values and professional ethics, and theoretical approaches and skills utilized. Students will learn how the human services compares to related disciplines and will examine social issues, policy and services from historical, socio-economic, and global perspectives. Students will also be introduced to methods of inquiry in human services work.

Units: 4 — 4

CHHS 225: Drugs, Society and Policy

Introduces students to the social, cultural, economic, and health aspects of drug use and abuse. We will discuss the influences drugs have on art, music, philosophy and social movements, and explore various perspectives on the use of psychoactive substances (both legal and illegal). Patterns of use among traditional societies and in modern settings will be reviewed especially as they relate to a variety of approaches (criminalization vs. human rights) to drug treatment and drug policy.

Units: 4 — 4

CHHS 230: Social Justice and Global Health

Introduces students to the social epidemiology of health. Even in the wealthiest countries people who are less well off experience shorter life spans and more illness. We will explore the social justice and human rights aspects of attaining and maintaining health, as well as look critically at the "social determinants of health." We will develop an understanding of the social, political and economic factors that contribute to health and develop strategies for improving the community's health.

Units: 4 — 4

CHHS 260S: Social Justice and Health

Examines students' and communities' health, particularly as it relates to service and social responsibility, community and social justice and multicultural community building/civic engagement. Serving a marginalized population, students will engage in a minimum of 30 hours of service to develop an understanding of health disparities, the social determinants of health, and actions that individuals, communities, professionals, and institutions can take to foster equity and well-being.

Units: 6 — 6

CHHS 295: Special Topics

Explores a particular topic in collaborative health and human services. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

Units: 1 — 4

CHHS 300: Major ProSeminar

Introduces students to the CHHS academic and field programs, CSUMB upper division graduation requirements, and the core competencies for the major learning outcomes (MLOs) of the Collaborative Health and Human Services (CHHS) major. Students also prepare their Individualized Learning Plans (ILPs) and discover more about possible careers in health and human service fields. [(Prereq: GE Areas A1 and A2 and A3) and (Coreq: CHHS 301: Writing for Professional Development (3 units))]

Units: 4 — 4

CHHS 301: Writing for Professional Development

Provides developmental instruction in the areas of writing, reading, and speaking. Students will learn about process-based writing approaches as well as sentence-level techniques for composing, drafting and revising texts. (Prereq: GE Areas A1 and A2 and A3)

Units: 3 — 3

CHHS 302: Professional Communication for the Health & Human Services Professions

Develops writing and oral communication skills to increase competency in the health or human services professions. Builds confidence in writing for argumentation, applied research, advocacy, and reports. Students learn about themselves as writers, which assists them in the development of personal and professional writing and speaking skills. Complements other critical thinking courses offered in the major. [Prereq: (GE Areas A1 and A2 and A3) and (Junior or Senior Standing)]

Units: 4 — 4

CHHS 305: Information Management for Health & Human Services

Students learn and apply computer skills to health and human service delivery. Emphasizes hands-on experience using computers for electronic communication and presentations, and to improve skills in the use of database management, spreadsheet, and presentation software. Students participate in online research, information resources evaluation, correct citation of Internet resources, and weekly online discussions. Introduces state-of-the-art health and human service software.

Units: 3 — 3

CHHS 330: Collaborative Leadership & Community Building

This course introduces students to collaborative practice, social action, and political leadership. Students develop an understanding of the theories of community building, frameworks of collaboration and social entrepreneurship; and skills in interpersonal communication, teamwork, and building collaborative leadership skills necessary for guiding and motivating coalitions and partnerships successfully to achieve common goals.

Units: 4 — 4

CHHS 340: Collaborative Negotiation

This course introduces students to conflict management and collaborative negotiation. Students develop an understanding of the theories of negotiation and skills in interpersonal conflict management, collaborative negotiation, and mediation through readings, extensive role playing and scenario development. (Prereq: CHHS 330: Collaborative Leadership & Community Building (4 units) and GE Area A1)

Units: 2 — 2

CHHS 350: Ethics for Health & Human Services

Presents an interdisciplinary and multicultural introduction to professional ethics. Using a developmental approach, this course has two functions. The first is to provide students with a survey of moral theories. The second function is to apply these theories to professional codes of ethics and the ramifications of ethics for appropriate interactions in the helping professions. (Prereq: GE Area A2 and GE Area A3)

Units: 3 — 3

CHHS 385: Applied Statistics/Research Methods

Applied Statistics/Research Methods for Health & Human Services: Introduces the fundamentals of research methods and applies basic data analysis skills in health and human service case studies. Introduces and utilizes appropriate software programs and their application in health and human service delivery and in designing student projects. (Prereq: CHHS 203: Statistics for Social Science (4 units) or STAT 100: Introduction to Statistics (3 units))

Units: 4 — 4

CHHS 395: Special Topics

Explores a particular topic in collaborative health and human services. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

Units: 1 — 4

CHHS 396S: Junior Field Practicum Seminar SL

Introduces new students in the CHHS major to the field practice process. Discussion includes the application of academic work and MLO competencies in field practice settings, self-reflection, the roles and responsibilities between the student and field mentor, and the relationships in a field practice setting. CHHS 396S: Junior Field Practicum Seminar SL (3 units) is approved to meet the upper division service learning requirement. [Prereq: (Junior or Senior Standing) and CHHS 300: Major ProSeminar (4 units)]

Units: 3 — 3

CHHS 397: Independent Study

Offers students independent learning opportunities in a selected specialty area. May include fieldwork to meet the required number of hours.

Units: 1 — 4

CHHS 400A: Senior Capstone-A

Applying the 13 MLOs of the CHHS major, students work individually with field mentors and the course instructor to design an applied research project that addresses a health or social problem in the community. In the first semester, students formulate a field-based problem that is conducive for analysis, identify its causes, and justify the need for action through a literature review. The culmination is a proposal that is submitted to their field mentor and CHHS faculty for approval. [(Prereq: CHHS 302: Professional Communication for the Health & Human Services Professions (4 units) and CHHS 385: Applied Statistics/Research Methods (4 units) and SW 310: Introduction to Social Work (4 units) and PH 320: Intro to Community Health (4 units)) and (Coreq: CHHS 496A: Senior Field Practicum Seminar-A (3 units))]

Units: 3 — 3

CHHS 400B: Senior Capstone-B

Applying the 13 MLOs of the CHHS major, students work individually with field mentors and the course instructor to implement and evaluate an applied research project that addresses a health or social problem in the community. In the second semester, students intervene and collect data to evaluate the impact of their projects in the community using appropriate evaluation designs. The final thesis report and presentation provide the project's findings and recommendations. (Offered every semester.) [(Prereq: CHHS 400A: Senior Capstone-A (3 units)) and (Coreq: CHHS 496B: Senior Field Practicum Seminar-B (3 units))]

Units: 3 — 3

CHHS 445: Principles of Grantsmanship

Provides an introduction to the process of securing grant funding for public and nonprofit organizations. Students will develop knowledge and skill in the areas of: qualifying prospective grantors and evaluation requests for proposals, developing letters of intent, and preparing key components of a successful funding application. Topics will also include fundraising as relationship building, using logic models, and creating program sustainability. (Prereq: GE Area A4)

Units: 2 — 2

CHHS 450: Introduction to Policy Analysis

Provides students with an opportunity to develop advanced policy analysis knowledge and skills through intensive case study and hands-on experience in formulating policy for specific health and human service issues. [Prereq: (Junior or Senior Standing) and (GE Area A4)]

Units: 4 — 4

CHHS 495: Special Topics

Explores a particular topic in collaborative health and human services. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. (Offered only as interest warrants.)

Units: 1 — 4

CHHS 496B: Senior Field Practicum Seminar-B

Students continue to practice knowledge, skills, and attitudes within a local agency. Students conduct an in-depth analysis of the systems where they work, the relationships they develop in the organization and the populations they serve, and discuss their future roles as health and human service professionals. In the second semester, students complete a professional e-folio as a useful tool for lifelong professional development. [(Prereq: CHHS 496A: Senior Field Practicum Seminar-A (3 units)) and (Coreq: CHHS 400B: Senior Capstone-B (3 units))]

Units: 3 — 3

CHHS 496A: Senior Field Practicum Seminar-A

Students practice knowledge, skills, and attitudes within a local agency. Students conduct an in-depth analysis of the systems where they work, the relationships they develop in the organization and the populations they serve, and discuss their future roles as health and human service professionals. In the first semester, students design a professional e-folio as a useful framework for lifelong professional development. [(Prereq: CHHS 396S: Junior Field Practicum Seminar SL (3 units)) and (Coreq: CHHS 400A: Senior Capstone-A (3 units))]

Units: 3 — 3

CHHS 497: Independent Study

Offers students independent learning opportunities in a selected specialty area. May include fieldwork to meet the required number of hours. (Offered every semester.)

Units: 1 — 4