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SOC 111 HELPER THEORY

SOC 111 – Helper Theory

Course Outline

Course Number & Name:  SOC 111 Helper Theory

Credit Hours:  3.0             Contact Hours:  3.0          Lecture:  3.0       Lab:  N/A             Other:  N/A

Prerequisites:  Grades of “C” or better in ENG 096 and RDG 096 or placement

Co-requisites:  None                                                      Concurrent Courses:  None

Course Description: This course examines ways in which the helping professions intervene in individual, group, community, and societal processes with the goal of improving social functioning.

Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:

  1. demonstrate knowledge of a problem-management-and-opportunity-development framework of the helping process;
  2. apply a problem-solving approach to the helping process;
  3. describe the various types of human service agencies that provide service to clients; and
  4. demonstrate cultural competence when working with diverse client populations.