SOST - SOCIAL SERVICE TECHNOLOGY

SOST - 1010   INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL SERVICES
[3 hours]  The historical development of social services as it relates to the present system of delivery of services.  Significant  writing involved.

SOST - 1020   HELPING SKILLS IN SOCIAL SERVICE
[3 hours]  All social services agencies use a modified form of the Scientific Method.  This course will assist the student in  executing gathering data, defining problems, generating solutions, implementing solutions, and follow-up. Significant writing involved.  Corequisite: SOST 1500 for Social Services and Gerontology majors

SOST - 1040   INTRODUCTION TO GERONTOLOGY
[3 hours]  This course gives an overview of the role of the older adult in contemporary society, including the demography of aging, physical and social environments, specialized services available and stereotypical myths related to the aged. Significant writing involved.

SOST - 1070   TECHNIQUES OF INTERVIEWING
[3 hours]  The knowledge and practice of effective approaches to interviewing.  Significant writing involved.

SOST - 1080   TEAM APPROACH IN SOCIAL SERVICES
[3 hours]  Experiential exploration of the variety of professional teams, the division of responsibility within the professional team, and the differences in function of its members.  Significant writing involved.

SOST - 1130   COMMUNITY RESOURCES
[3 hours]  An explanation of community resources (human services agencies) with focus on their effective use for connecting  clientele to services.  Significant writing involved.

SOST - 1150   APPLIED CREATIVE EXPRESSIONS
[3 hours]  Exploration of materials and applications of techniques covering a variety of two and three dimensional arts and  crafts projects as applied to various age groups.

SOST - 1500   SELF-MANAGEMENT AND INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS
[3 hours]  A course designed to assist the student in learning about human behavior in relation to awareness of oneself and  relationships to others.  Significant writing involved. Corequisite: SOST 1020 for Social Services and Gerontology majors

SOST - 2020   METHODS IN SOCIAL SERVICES
[3 hours]  Experientially learning the processes involved in the various methods of giving service casework, (one-to-one approach), group work and community organization.  Significant writing involved.  Prerequisite: SOST 2100  Corequisite: SOST 2350

SOST - 2030   FINANCING HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES
[3 hours]  An in-depth examination of current funding systems in human services, with particular emphasis on Medicare, Medicaid, social security benefits and private health care coverage.  Significant writing involved.

SOST - 2100   RECORD KEEPING
[3 hours]  Assists the student in acquiring recording skills for use in providing service with emphasis on relationship between practice and record keeping.  Significant writing involved.  Prerequisite: SOST 1010 or 1040; 1070; ENGL 1100, or 1110; SOST 1020, 1130, 1080

SOST - 2110   ETHNIC STUDIES IN SOCIAL SERVICES
[3 hours]  This course explores the effects of living in a multi-cultural society, examines stereotyping, discrimination and racism.  Significant writing involved.

SOST - 2160   DEALING WITH DEATH AND DYING
[3 hours]  This course explores the meaning of death, as well as adjustment to the deaths of others, and the social-emotional  consequences.  Dealing with those who are terminally ill and who must deal with dying is of concern in this course. Significant writing involved.

SOST - 2210   ADULT-CHILD RELATIONSHIPS
[3 hours]  Understanding the child as an interacting member of family and community.  Management techniques and methods to promote mental and emotional health will be studied.  Significant writing involved.

SOST - 2220   DEVELOPMENTAL PATTERNS OF CHILDREN
[3 hours]  A study of normal patterns of development from conception through middle childhood.  Recognition of abnormal patterns which indicate special physical, mental or emotional problems or needs.  Significant writing involved.

SOST - 2230   ADOLESCENT PSYCHOLOGY
[3 hours]  Investigates the changes and stress in adolescence and the special dynamics of parent-adolescent interaction through use of journal research and class discussions.  Significant writing involved.

SOST - 2350   SOCIAL SERVICES INTERNSHIP
[4 hours]  Supervised practice obtained in the equivalent of up to 18 hours a week at an agency.  Significant writing involved.      Prerequisite: SOST 2100, and permission of instructor  Corequisite: SOST 2020

SOST - 2990   INDEPENDENT STUDY
[1 - 4 hours]  A course designed to provide educational opportunities in a specialized academic area under the direct supervision of a faculty member.

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