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This survey course traces the development of American civilization from the post-Civil War era through the present. This course meets the SUNY General Education requirement for American history. Prerequisite or corequisite: ENG 101.
This course explores the role that ethnicity and race have played in the development of American civilization from the Colonial era through the present. Prerequisite or corequisite: ENG 101.
Students are introduced to the purpose, history and scope of the human services field and the theoretical perspectives that guide practice. Critical analysis of case studies and participation in experiential exercises familiarize students with issues confronting professional helpers, roles and skills of generalist practitioners, the helping process, and strategies of intervention. The development of self-awareness is fostered in students in preparation for human service delivery in a multicultural society within the guidelines of a professional code of ethics. This course is designed for students interested in counseling psychology, sociology, social work, gerontology, criminal justice and human services. Pre or co-requisites: None
Students survey the sub-field of human services work with people with disabling conditions, intellectual disabilities, learning disorders, social, emotional and behavioral disorders, sensory impairments, and speech and language disorders. Students study perspectives on disability and current diagnostic definitions, critically review the impact of labels on the individual, family and society and discuss and evaluate the way in which social policy affects those with disabling conditions. Classroom sessions are also used to develop and strengthen practice skills for direct support professionals. Pre or co-requisite: HUS 103.
Students are introduced to legislation, policies, services and generalist practice in the child welfare system. Through lecture, discussion, in-class and off-site activities students learn basic case management responsibilities and skills for serving children and families. The strengths-based perspective is emphasized as students study and practice interviewing and assessment, collaborative problem solving, ethical decision making and documentation. Co-requisite: HUS 103
Historical, biological, psychological, and social aspects of aging in our society are presented. Students examine aging as a stage in life and study the developmental tasks and life changes faced by the elderly in our society. Students also explore social welfare, social services, and social work, with an emphasis on direct practice skills as they apply to the aging individual in the community: local, county, regional, and contemporary society. Classroom practice sessions develop and improve skills in direct care of the elderly. Prerequisite or corequisite: HUS 103.
Students will learn the history of ethics and reflect on the ethical concerns common to human services and direct support care situations. Professional codes of ethics and the concepts of values, morals, boundaries, and confidentiality within the human services and direct support profession will be explored. The course will address moral concepts including virtue and justice. There will be an examination of right and wrong as it applies to case studies based on human service and direct support care situations. Students will learn and apply the concept of ethical decision making. Classroom sessions are also used to learn and develop practice skills for human services and direct support professionals. Prerequisite or Corequisite: HUS 103
**Enrollment in this course is restricted to students matriculated in the Human Services Associates in Applied Science (A.A.S) Degree Program & the Direct Support Practice Certificate Program or by permission of the department.
Students are introduced to the basics of interviewing and counseling. Specific topics include working with multicultural populations, counseling theories, assessment methods, effective counseling techniques, and ethical considerations. Classroom practice sessions are utilized to improve interviewing and counseling skills. Prerequisite: HUS 103.
Human Services Field Practicum and Seminar in Generalist Practice II is the second in a two-course sequence designed to offer students the opportunity to apply values, concepts, skills and competencies acquired in the classroom to supervised participation in a human services agency. In addition to studying the structure and function of a Human Service setting and the characteristics and issues of individuals receiving services, students strengthen fundamental generalist practice skills by observing experienced practitioners and interacting with individuals, families, groups and community members at a level appropriate to the placement level and agency setting. Students provide direct service, maintain records, participate in professional supervision, give and receive peer feedback and critically evaluate their own performance as entry-level generalist practitioners providing direct service to clients. Bi-weekly seminars provide students with the opportunity to integrate what they learn in class with what they learn in the field. The requirements of this course include completion of 125 hours in the field placement agency and 15 hours of classroom-based seminar offered on campus in alternate weeks during the semester. Prerequisite: HUS 211 and HUS 212.
Hands-on study of machine shop practices is provided in this course, together with care of precision instruments, maintenance of lathes and milling machines, operation of lathe controls, filing, deburring, polishing, use of digital readout, use of micrometer, dial indicators, and pitch micrometers.
This field course provides the opportunity for the student to work in a place of business that utilizes any of a number of skills inherent within the drafting and design area of industrial technology. A minimum of 120 hours of fieldwork is required. Prerequisite: Permission of the Industrial Technology and Internship Coordinators.
Students spend 8-10 hours per week, or 120 hours during the semester, in direct service to an agency and classroom learning with the field instructor. Students develop an individualized learning plan in collaboration with the field instructor and site supervisor that emphasizes the integration of classroom learning with learning in the field and strengthens work related competencies. This course is not recommended for Human Service majors in the A.S. degree program. This course is for students interested in expanding their knowledge of a chosen profession and/or gain relevant experience in the field in preparation for transfer to a baccalaureate degree program.
Students will learn the concepts and skills required to locate and manage accurate and authoritative information, fulfilling academic, professional, and personal demands. Critical thinking is reinforced through hands-on applications to develop competency and to build an awareness of the broader issues emerging in the digital landscape. Students will practice techniques to adapt to rapidly changing technology, and to become discriminating users of information in multiple formats and subject areas.
Students will learn the concepts and skills required to locate and evaluate scholarly information using topics related to coursework in honors English, History, and Psyshology. Key issues such as copyright, plagiarism, censorship and emerging information topics are explored. The course fulfilled the LIB 111, Information Literacy, 1 cr. requirement. Prerequisite: Permission of the Honors Program Director.
This course focuses on basic mathematical skills for everyday life. Students will utilize percentages, probability, mathematical modeling, and statistical thinking to solve real life problems. Concepts are investigated through group work and class discussion in the context of medical, environmental, civic and financial scenarios. Prerequisite: OTP 091 or placement into MAT 098 or higher. Pre and/or Corequisite: Placement into COS 101 or higher.
The following topics are covered in this first course in algebra: signed numbers, properties of real numbers, operations with polynomials, introduction to exponents, first degree equations and inequalities, introduction to absolute value, word problems, and graphing. Students may not use this course to satisfy mathematics requirements or mathematics electives in a program unless specifically approved by the Department of Mathematics and the department offering that program. The course satisfies an open elective at SUNY Ulster, but may not transfer to other institutions. Prerequisite: ISP 091 with a grade of C or better or by Entering Student Assessment.
Extending the skills covered in MAT 098, students learn factoring, algebraic fractions, exponents, roots, radicals, and quadratic functions. Students may not use this course to satisfy mathematics requirements or mathematics electives in a program unless specifically approved by the Department of Mathematics and the department offering that program. The course satisfies an open elective at SUNY Ulster, but may not transfer to other institutions. Prerequisite: MAT 098 with a grade of C or better or equivalent course in elementary algebra or by Entering Student Assessment.
Topics in this course include complex numbers; linear and quadratic equations; absolute value and polynomial inequalities; coordinate geometry of the line and circle; linear and polynomial functions; techniques of graphing; exponential functions; and an introduction to logarithms. A scientific hand-held calculator is required. Prerequisite: MAT 100 with a grade of C or better, high school equivalent (see Guidelines for Mathematics Placement, p. 178), or by Entering Student Assessment. This course should not be taken by students who plan to take MAT 160.
This course focuses on mathematical and statistical reasoning important for decision-making in everyday life. Students will utilize percentages, probability, mathematical modeling, and statistical thinking to solve real-life problems. Concepts are investigated through group work and class discussion in the context of medical, environmental, civic and financial scenarios. Prerequisite: MAT 095 or placement into MAT 100 or higher. Pre and/or Corequisite: Placement into COS 101 or higher.
Topics in mathematics preparatory to MAT 160 are covered in this course. Students study linear and quadratic equations; absolute value and polynomial inequalities; coordinate geometry of the line and circle; linear and polynomial functions; techniques of graphing; exponential functions; logarithms; right triangle trigonometry; trigonometric functions of any angle; and fundamental trigonometric identities. A scientific hand-held calculator is required. Prerequisite: MAT 100 with a grade of C or better, high school equivalent (see Guidelines for Mathematics Placement), or by Entering Student Assessment.