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Academic Year

2012-2013

School

School of Humanities and Social Science School Web site

School Dean

Janet Dizinno, Ph.D. hssdean@stmarytx.edu

Department

Counseling

Department Chair

Dana Comstock, Ph.D. dcomstock@stmarytx.edu

Department Courses and Descriptions

Department Courses and Descriptions
CN 3300 Substance Abuse (3)
Introduction to chemical dependency and the factors associated with the abusive use of chemicals; factors associated with helping the chemically dependent person.

CN 3301 Introduction to Human Services (3)
An overview of the historical, philosophical, and legislative factors relating to human services pro gramming; the role of human services in society, the role of the counselor in the human service process.

CN 3302 Psycho-Social Factors Related to Substance Abuse (3)
Personality, emotional, and social factors related to substance use, misuse, and abuse; psycho logical dependence.

CN 3303 Physical and Medical Aspects of Substance Abuse (3)
The effects of chemical dependency on the body; physical dependence progression in physical changes.

CN 3304 Helping and Human Relations (3)
Introduction to helping and human relations skills; fundamentals of effective communication, including listening and discrimination skills; dynamics of the helping process.

CN 3305 Ethical Aspects of Human Services (3)
Ethical issues involved in the provision of human services; values clarification.

CN 3308 Special Topics (3)
Specific areas and issues of concern in the field of counseling and human services. (Pass/No Pass only)

CN 3343 The Family (3)
Scientific study of family as institution and social system. Dating. Mate selection. Premarital, extramarital sex. Birth control. Abortion, illegitimacy. Family planning. Spousal relationships. Interracial, interfaith marriages. Values. Socialization. Social control. Change. Prerequisite: SC 1311.

CN 3352 Group Dynamics (3)
Structure, functions, patterns, processes of small groups from scientific perspective. Social-psychological approaches. Practical implications for education, counseling, social work, business, law. Prerequisite: SC 1311.

CN 4320 Field Placement Human Services (3)
Field based experience under supervision in an approved human service agency. Will include regular meetings with an on-campus coordinator. Junior or senior status required; 3-6 semester hours with approval of field placement coordinator. (Pass/No Pass only)

CN 4620 Field Placement in Human Services (6)
Field based experience under supervision in an approved human service agency. Will include regular meetings with an on-campus coordinator. Junior or senior status required; 3-6 semester hours with approval of field placement coordinator. (Pass/No Pass only)

CN 4620 Field Placement Human Services (3)
Field based experience under supervision in an approved human service agency. Will include regular meetings with an on-campus coordinator. Junior or senior status required; 3-6 semester hours with approval of field placement coordinator. (Pass/NoPass only)

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