Introduction to Practicum
This course prepares students for Human Service Practicum I/II. Students will identify the developmental stages involved in the practicum experience as they explore their own values, goals and expectations. Students will have the opportunity to observe a variety of service delivery systems through a combination of supervised field trips, informational interviews, and service learning. In addition, the course will address the Community Support Skills Standards in more detail, and assist students in the development of their Human Service Portfolios. Learning objectives and specific activities will be individualized, based on the needs of the student. There is a REQUIRED 30 hour service learning component. Prerequisite: HSV 113; HSV 124 previously or concurrently; permission of department chair.