SOC 228 HUMAN AND SOCIAL SERVICES FIELDWORK I
SOC 228 – Human and Social Services Fieldwork I
Course Number & Name: SOC 228 Human and Social Services Fieldwork I
Credit Hours: 3.0 Contact Hours: 3.0 Lecture: 3.0 Lab: N/A Other: N/A
Prerequisites: Grades of “C” or better in PSY 101 and SOC 111 or permission of the instructor
Co-requisites: SOC 229 Concurrent Courses: None
Course Description: Students are place in a voluntary internship capacity for a minimum of ten hours per week at a recognized human service agency, under the supervision of agency staff and an ECC faculty member. Students can gain first-hand knowledge of how human services agencies function. Evaluation conducted during and at the end of the semester is a cooperative effort by the agency and the faculty member responsible. Separate sections are offered for students pursuing careers in social work, mental health, alcoholism/substance abuse, and gerontology.
Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:
- describe the function of the field placement agency including its referral sources both inside and outside the agency;
- apply appropriate theoretical approaches when providing direct service to clients (e.g., individuals, families, groups, and communities) within various practice settings pertaining to alcoholism/substance abuse, gerontology, mental health, and social work;
- assess and describe diverse client populations, different types of problems, strategies and techniques;
- apply ethical principles that guide professional practice in various practice settings pertaining to alcoholism/substance abuse, gerontology, mental health, and social work; and
- use effective writing skills to record formal and technical reports related to clients.