For students interested in the helping professions, the Social Work Program offers a minor in Human Services. This minor offers an introduction to social welfare systems, human behavior in the social environment, and helping relationships. See the attached handout for more details. Requirements for the minor include:
Introduction to social welfare as a humane and stabilizing influence in U. S. society, and to social work as the dominant profession in social welfare.
This course is designed to help students integrate knowledge of human development, human behavior, and social situations gained in the liberal arts base into a unique social work perspective useful for assessment and intervention. The course examines the interrelationships between the individual, family, small groups, organizations, and the community. Special attention is given to diversity, cultural sensitivity, oppression, and discrimination.
Elective Courses (Students must choose four electives from the following courses):