Human Services NEW!

Associate of Arts

The Human Services major is for adults who want to equip themselves with an education in human services skills. The inclusion of a core of Bible/Christian Worldview classes ensures this education is morally and ethically grounded. This program prepares individuals for entry-level positions in a variety of helping professions and provides a foundation for a variety of bachelor-level programs such as criminology, counseling, ministry, psychology, and social work.

60 Semester Credits

PS1000 College Success Skills 3 credits 5 weeks

This course introduces adult learners to skills necessary for academic success at Ohio Christian University.

IT1000 Technology Skills for College 3 credits 5 weeks

This course introduces learners to computing skills that support academic and professional success. This course focuses on leveraging Microsoft Office, specifically Word and PowerPoint for academic writing. Students will also be introduced to research and Internet tools for practical academic and professional application.

EN1010 English Composition I 3 credits 5 weeks

This course is an introductory study of composition, emphasizing the process of research and writing.  Students will gain and refine skills of developing a thesis, organizing content, controlling tone, revising drafts, and expressing ideas clearly and correctly.  In addition, students will learn to incorporate researched material into papers using APA guidelines.  (Prerequisite:  PS1100)  

HS1000 Introduction to Human Services 3 credits 5 weeks

This course serves as an overview of fundamental concepts of human services. The perspective will be a biblical worldview at the areas of addictions, criminology, family studies, psychology, and sociology. Students will develop their own personalized view of the helping professions.

EN2010 English Composition II 3 credits 5 weeks

This course is an intermediate course designed to extend and refine students' expository and creative writing experiences.  Student writing will reflect university-level writing skills, such as principles of logical/critical thinking and reasoning, argument, effective organization, APA research and documentation, and content-rich development of ideas.      

Prerequisite:
English Composition I

GB1000 Bible Study Methods 3 credits 5 weeks

This course introduces the principles, methods, and practice of Bible study skills. Students will grasp the basic principles and methods of observation, interpretation, and application in the study of the Bible.

PH1000 Worldviews 3 credits 5 weeks

This course provides an introduction to worldviews through exploring the major worldviews that have impacted 20th and 21st century western culture and history. Attention will be given to how each of these worldviews affect one’s thinking about God, reality, knowledge, moral order and humanity.

SP2000 Oral Communication 3 credits 5 weeks

The principles of speech composition, outlining, and delivery are discussed. There is practice in preparing and presenting speeches that can inform, persuade, demonstrate, and actuate. The student will be encouraged to make immediate application of principles within the current work environment.

NT2000 New Testament Survey 3 credits 5 weeks

This course provides a general survey of the New Testament. Special emphasis is placed on the histori­cal background of the New Testament, the beginning of Christianity, and the development of the apostolic church.

SI1000 Introduction to Math Systems 3 credits 6 weeks

The purpose of this course is to provide the tools to create a deeper understanding and appreciation of mathematical procedures for the student with limited mathematical background. In this survey course we will discuss numeration systems, number theory, rational numbers, introduction to algebra, geometry, and statistics. There will also be a session on consumer math. The students will be able to apply the appropriate mathematical formulate to the various components of everyday life. 

OT1000 Old Testament Survey 3 credits 5 weeks

Old Testament Survey is an overview of the background, events, people, and theology of the Old Testament with reflection on connections to the New Testament and ap­plication to Christian faith and life.

HS1100 Applied Skills for Helping Professions 3 credits 5 weeks

This course allows students to gain skills in communication for helping professions, including rapport building, interviewing, active listening, and documenting. The topics of personal awareness, problem solving, diversity, and confidentiality will also be addressed.

Prerequisite:
Introduction to Human Services

HS1200 Opportunities in Social Issues 3 credits 5 weeks

This course provides a relevant and current review of social issues. A focus on opportunities will allow students to discuss problems in positive terms and determine their role in making a difference in society and in their professions. 

Prerequisite:
Introduction to Human Services

PS2000 Introduction to Psychology 3 credits 5 weeks

This course gives an overview study of the fundamental concepts of psychology; including biological processes, development, behavior, learning and memory, personality, psychological disorders, therapy and social psychology. Throughout the course case examples, DVD case demonstrations, group interaction and related self-study exercises help prepare the students to develop their own personalized view of psychology and the workmanship of God. The student will be taught how to examine this subject through a Christian and biblical worldview.

SI2010 Earth Science 3 credits 5 weeks

A study of Earth science:  including physical and historical geology, meteorology, and descriptive astronomy; the economic, social, and philosophic aspects of the subject matter, with a Biblical worldview. 

HS2000 Principles of Behavior 3 credits 5 weeks

This course provides a relevant and current review of social issues. A focus on opportunities will allow students to discuss problems in positive terms and determine their role in making a difference in society and in their professions. 

Prerequisite:
Introduction to Human Services

HS2100 Public and Private Services 3 credits 5 weeks

The course examines the structure of public and private services and institutions. Students will gain knowledge in how these can be best utilized to serve general, at-risk, and vulnerable populations. 

Prerequisite:
Introduction to Human Services

HS2200 Cycles of Addiction 3 credits 5 weeks

This course examines the cycles of addictions and their impact on individuals, families, communities, and societies. A review of initiation, dependence, intervention, recovery, and relapse as well as the concept of addictive thinking. 

Prerequisite:
Introduction to Human Services

HS2300 Managing Social Casework 3 credits 5 weeks

This course provides students with the skills to provide case management that is acceptable to private and public services. The emphasis is the process of coordinating services as a direct provider. 

Prerequisite:
Introduction to Human Services
Principles of Behavior

HS2800 Servant Leadership in the Helping Professions 3 credits 5 weeks

This course examines issues which will prepare graduates to be servant leaders in a variety of human service areas. It serves as the capstone course in which students demonstrate their achievement of program outcomes through the integration of knowledge and skills. 

Prerequisites:
Public and Private Services
Cycles of Addiction
Managing Social Casework