Master of Arts in Human Services, Not-for-Profit Management

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Courses

(All courses are 3 credits and are listed in the recommended sequence.)

 

EDU 6499 Cultural Diversity & Individual Differences 
This course provides a systematic review of the wide range of cultures and individual differences and the ways in which cultural mores, ethnocentrism, and factors such as matters of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, customs and cultures impact behavior of the individual themselves and of those around them. Through this course, students will better understand themselves and others, in terms of perceptions and behaviors. Equivalent to PSY 6499.

HUM 5010 Overview of Human Services
This course is designed to introduce the student to the broad field of human services, the types of disciplines represented in the field, the general nature and scope of services provided by the disciplines, the similarities in services provided, and the differences among the disciplines. A major emphasis will be on the ways in which human services professionals can effectively and efficiently interact to enhance service delivery and maximize the use of valuable resources.

PSY 5280 Ethics, Laws & Standards of Professional Practice *
This course is a study of the ethical and legal issues confronting those practicing in human services. Topics related to clinical methodology, standards of practice, and inter-professional relations are explored. Students learn principles of ethical decision making, standards for human and animal use in research, and standards of care specified by state and federal laws. Emphasis is placed on exploration of the emotional impact that major ethical and legal dilemmas have on decision making. Students also master the current code of ethics of the American Psychological Association and other professional codes of ethics, such as the code of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy or the code of the American Counseling Association. This course must be taken at University of the Rockies and may not be transferred from another institution.

PSY 5420 Principles of Social Psychology
This course provides an introduction and overview of the principles and theories of social psychology. The course includes exploration of behavior in groups, group impacts on individual behavior and the ways in which organizational rules and norms impact behavior. Constructs of social psychology, including social influence, social thinking, and attitude formation are covered and related to sociological and psychological research.

ORG 6503 Organizational Theories & Systems
This course explores the theories of human organizations and how they function and the factors which influence the structure, design, operation, and performance of individuals in complex organizations. The emphasis is on integrating theory and concepts from the behavioral and social sciences as a basis for understanding human behavior within organizations.

HUM 5060 Grant Writing 
This course provides students with knowledge of various types of government and private grants, sources of information on funding agencies, grant writing principles and techniques, pre-submission consultation review processes, and the overall grant review process. Practice in researching funding sources and grant guidelines and in proposal preparation are included.

RES 5240 Applied Research Methods 
This course involves the study of research design, and the quantitative and qualitative methods that can be used in addressing research questions. Students will be introduced to social scientific inquiry and the research design process, as well as some of the most common quantitative and qualitative research methodologies. Through the process of critiquing research articles, students will learn how to determine the appropriate use of research design, recognize errors and biases in conducting research, and communicate the methods and results of particular studies. Equivalent to ORG 6405.

HUM 5100 Integrative Project for Human Services Learners
This course provides the opportunity for students planning careers in human service agencies to apply knowledge and skills obtained throughout the program in a practical way. Students may opt for projects in new program/service delivery design, program evaluation, quantitative or qualitative research on an issue in human service delivery, or other appropriate areas, approved by the instructor. HUM 5100 is intended to be a capstone course in the student's program.

Not-for-Profit Management Specialization

ORG 6515 Social Capital (Networking in Organizations)
The concept of social capital is used to describe the resources available to individuals through their membership in community networks. This course explores the history and definitions of social capital, the approaches to measuring social capital, and an in-depth analysis of how systems can be designed to prevent the erosion and encourage the development of social capital.

HUM 5210 Recruiting & Coaching Volunteers
This course is designed to provide students with working knowledge of volunteer use in human service agencies. Sources and methods of volunteer recruitment, legal issues in the recruitment and use of volunteers, screening issues, methods of training, and techniques for coaching, securing and maintaining on-going commitment, and effective use of volunteers are areas of focus.

HUM 5220 Non-Profit Principles & Practices
This course provides students with the common issues and principles surrounding non-profit agencies and organizations. Background and philosophy, rules and regulations, tax implications, principles of philanthropy, the role of grants and other sources of external funding are emphasized.

Comprehensive Exam

Total Credits 33

* This course may not be transferred in.

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