Metropolitan State University

HSER 320 : Human Services Pre-Practicum Group Seminar

A. Course Description
Credits: 1
Lab Hours/ Weeks: Corequisites: None
Lecture Hours/ Week :  
MnTC Goals: None
 
This course is designed to help students evaluate their readiness, prepare for and then select an internship site for Human Services. Examples of course topics include: examination of personal readiness, internship or career goals, review an array of possible internships and making an appropriate selection for practicum.
B. Course Effective Dates: 08/23/2008 - 05/04/2009 05/05/2009 - Present
C. Outline of Major Content Areas:
See Course Description for major content areas.
D. Learning Outcomes (General)
  1. Assess personal and academic readiness for an internship.
  2. Develop individualized internship goals, including: diversity & other special populations, ethics, personal growth, career plans and other interest areas.
  3. Examine a wide variety of internship possibilities and then narrow the field of choices. (An open mind is very helpful with this task).
  4. Identify and examine strengths and areas which might need improvement.
  5. Make an appropriate selection(s) for internship(s) to begin next semester.
E. Learning Outcomes (MN Transfer Curriculum)
This contains no goal areas.
G. Special Information
Prerequisite: This course is required to be taken the semester prior to when the student would begin the internship experience.