Community Health and Human Services Courses

GS 401 PROBLEM SOLVING FOR PROFESSIONALS

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

This course focuses on the methodology of problem solving. Emphasis is placed on the application of various problem-solving models to life experience problems as well as to professional problems. Students will be asked to contribute problems from their own experience for analysis. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits.

GS 402 CRITICAL THINKING FOR PROFESSIONALS

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

The goal of this course is to teach students the analytical skills necessary for the assessment and evaluation of arguments, reports, newspaper articles and editorials as well as the application of these skills to the decision- making process attending their professional activities. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits.

CHS 403 COMMUNITY HEALTH/HUMAN SERVICES AND THE LIBERAL ARTS

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

This course, designed for community health and human services majors, focuses on the application of the liberal arts to issues in community health and human services. Drawing on the knowledge and methodologies of the social sciences and the arts and humanities, this course explores themes prevalent in the study of community health and human services. Suggested antecedent course: CHS 415. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits.

CHS 415 COMMUNITY HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

This introductory course explores the interrelationship among the community, its health needs and the response of the health and human service delivery system in meeting these needs. A history of community health and human service is covered, as are the social, cultural and economic forces that give rise to specific health problems, attitudes and behaviors, including the response of various community health and human service systems to prevent disease and promote health. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits.

CHS 429 HUMAN SERVICES DELIVERY SYSTEM

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

This course provides an overview of the human services delivery system within the United States. Governmental and private structures will be explored, as will mechanisms of finance. The emerging role of the human service worker, as well as current approaches and philosophies germane to human services will also be covered. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits.

CHA 430 HEALTH CARE DELIVERY SYSTEM

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

An in-depth study of the organization of the U.S. health care delivery system. Special attention is given to practices and problems affecting providers and consumers of health care. Recent changes in the financing mechanisms and their impact on distribution of services are discussed. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits.

CHS 490 RESEARCH SEMINAR IN COMMUNITY HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

A capstone research course for students pursuing the community health and human services major. The course will permit an investigation into an individualized area of interest. Students are expected to employ research methodologies in the preparation of a paper appropriate to the major. Prerequisites: CHS 415, ENG 103 and MAT 151. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits.

ENG 103 WRITING FOR EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

Analysis and application of the principles of effective writing. Skill development in the performance of various writing tasks. Research techniques also implemented. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall and spring.

MAT 151 FUNDAMENTALS OF STATISTICS

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

An introduction to statistics, including probability, sampling distributions, correlations, predictions and hypothesis testing. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits.

COM/BUS 140 MICROCOMPUTER APPLICATIONS I

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

This introductory course will provide the background necessary for the effective use of microcomputers. Emphasis is on the major applications of microcomputers: word processing, relational databases, spreadsheets and use of the Internet. The course includes hands-on experience with common applications software as well as an introduction to computer hardware. No previous computer related experience necessary. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall, spring and summer.

COM/BUS 141 MICROCOMPUTER APPLICATIONS II

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

This course is intended for students from all disciplines. It will develop intermediate and advanced word-processing, spreadsheet and database techniques, including macros, report generation, database queries, importing and exporting files, address-books, labels, graphic and table manipulation. It will also include expanded Internet and World Wide Web topics. Prerequisite: COM 140 or equivalent or departmental approval. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall, spring and summer.

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