HS402 Systems and Policies

Prerequisite: HS 101, HS 201, HS 201.

This course explores the historical, political and intellectual paradigms that have formed the current social systems in the United States. It critiques how these systems impact the well being and quality of life for people within the social service delivery system. The nature, complexities and structures of the policies that shape and determine how direct practice is carried within various populations is presented. In order to become effective and wide ranging practitioners in the field of human services, students will acquire knowledge in policy content and will develop the skills necessary to influence human services public policy.

3 Credit Hours