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Academic Catalog '13-'14 | Human Relations – CAS

Human Relations (College of Arts and Sciences)

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Description

The Human Relations major offers students the opportunity to develop a scholarly perspective in the two major social science areas of psychology and sociology, as complementary ways of understanding human behavior and the social world. This interdisciplinary approach fosters greater intellectual sophistication by demonstrating how these disciplines, both separately and combined, interpret the world and endeavor to answer a wide range of questions concerning human behavior and group life.

The Human Relations major embodies many of the primary goals of the Trinity curriculum by focusing on issues of gender, diversity, social justice, ethics, public policy, and technology. The Human Relations program is committed to experiential and service learning outside the classroom by promoting internships and practica in students’ areas of interest. The program also offers interdisciplinary connections to other academic programs designed for the wider Trinity community. Students of Human Relations encounter numerous opportunities to develop leadership skills and are prepared to continue in graduate school or careers in areas of education, social work, counseling, public policy, the non-profit sector, psychology, sociology, management, and other fields which require social interaction and analysis.

The Human Relations program supports a major in the College of Arts and Sciences. A minor is not offered. CAS students who major in human relations may not minor in general psychology or sociology but may minor in forensic psychology or criminal justice.

Major Requirements

In addition to completing a set of required courses (24 credits), all Human Relations majors are required to complete one of four course clusters (18 credits): General, Counseling, Child & Family, or Adult Health. Each cluster is designed to give the student a degree of expertise within a given area of human relations.

Required Courses (24 credits)
All Human Relations majors must take ALL of the following courses:

PSYC 101 Introductory Psychology
SOCY 100 Introduction to Sociology
MATH 110 Introduction to Statistics
HUMR 201 Special Topics in Human Relations

    • HUMR 201 has both of these courses as pre-requisites:
      • PSYC 101 Introductory Psychology
      • SOCY 100 Introduction to Sociology

HUMR 211 Introduction to Social Work or HUMR 212 Introduction to Counseling for the Helping Professions
HUMR 311 Research Methods for Human Relations

    • For HUMR 311, majors may substitute either of these courses:
      • PSYC 301 Experimental Psychology: Research Methods
      • SOCY 311 Research Methods for Social Scientists

PSYC 490 Practicum or SOCY 491 Internship
HUMR 499 Senior Seminar

Human Relations Cluster (18 credits)
All human relations majors choose ONE of the following clusters to complete.

General Cluster

ONE of the following courses:

SOCY 321 Inequality and Society
SOCY 421 Sociological Theory

ONE additional sociology course.

ONE of the following courses:

PSYC 211 Social Psychology
PSYC 221 Psychopathology
PSYC 231 Child Psychology

ONE additional psychology course.

TWO additional electives from human relations, psychology, and/or sociology.

Counseling Cluster

ONE of the following courses:

SOCY 261 Family and Society
SOCY 323 Race and Racism

ONE of the following courses:

PSYC 221 Psychopathology
PSYC 325 Behavior Disorders in Children

THREE of the following courses:

HUMR 350 Multicultural Social Work
HUMR 420 Group Counseling
PSYC 385 Ethnic & Cross Cultural Psychology
SOCY 105 Social Problems
SOCY 321 Inequality and Society

ONE additional elective from human relations, psychology, and/or sociology.

Child & Family Cluster

BOTH of the follwing courses:

PSYC 231 Child Psychology
SOCY 261 Family and Society

THREE of the following courses:

PSYC 233 Psychology of Adolescence
PSYC 325 Behavior Disorders in Children
PSYC 343 Drugs and Human Behavior
SOCY 201 Sociology of Education
SOCY 361 The Black Family

ONE additional elective from human relations, psychology, and/or sociology.

Adult Health Cluster

BOTH of the following courses:

PSYC 235 Psychology of Aging
SOCY 261 Family and Society

THREE of the following courses:

HUMR 301 Seminar: Perspectives on Gender
PSYC 221 Psychopathology
PSYC 262 Psychology of Women
PSYC 341 Health Psychology
PSYC 365 Seminar on Human Sexuality
SOCY 241 Work and Occupations
SOCY 381 Understanding AIDS: Interdisciplinary Seminar

ONE additional elective from human relations, psychology, and/or sociology.

Program Policies

Advanced Placement:
Credits earned from AP examinations do not count toward the major.

CLEP Policy:
Students applying for credit from CLEP examination results should consult with the program faculty.

Grades in Major Courses:
Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 in courses counted to fulfill requirements for the major. Only courses in which the student has earned a C- or above can be accepted as fulfilling major requirements.

Pass/No Pass:
Courses fulfilling major requirements may not be taken pass/no pass.

Senior Assessment:
Students must earn a C- or above in the Senior Seminar, HUMR 499.

TELL Policy:
Students applying for credit in experiential learning should consult with the program faculty.

Transfer Credits:
Credits in courses equivalent to those required for the major from a similar institution may be accepted towards the major. Students majoring in human relations must take a minimum of two psychology and two sociology courses at Trinity in addition to HUMR 499.

Course Descriptions

HUMR 211 Introduction to Social Work
HUMR 201 Special Topics in Human Relations
HUMR 212 Introduction to Counseling for the Helping Professions
HUMR 213 Introduction to Counseling
HUMR 301 Seminar: Perspectives on Gender
HUMR 311 Research Methods for Human Relations
HUMR 343 Conflict Resolution
HUMR 350 Multicultural Social Work
HUMR 420 Group Counseling
HUMR 499 Senior Seminar
MATH 110 Introduction to Statistics
PSYC 101 Introductory Psychology
PSYC 211 Social Psychology
PSYC 221 Psychopathology
PSYC 221 Psychopathology
PSYC 221 Psychopathology
PSYC 231 Child Psychology
PSYC 231 Child Psychology
PSYC 233 Psychology of Adolescence
PSYC 235 Psychology of Aging
PSYC 262 Psychology of Women
PSYC 301 Experimental Psychology: Research Methods
PSYC 325 Behavior Disorders in Children
PSYC 325 Behavior Disorders in Children
PSYC 341 Health Psychology
PSYC 343 Drugs and Human Behavior
PSYC 345 Psychological Assessment
PSYC 365 Seminar on Human Sexuality
PSYC 490 Practicum
SOCY 100 Introduction to Sociology
SOCY 105 Social Problems
SOCY 201 Sociology of Education
SOCY 241 Work and Occupations
SOCY 261 Family and Society
SOCY 261 Family and Society
SOCY 261 Family and Society
SOCY 311 Research Methods for Social Scientists
SOCY 321 Inequality and Society
SOCY 321 Inequality and Society
SOCY 323 Race and Racism
SOCY 361 The Black Family
SOCY 381 Understanding AIDS: Interdisciplinary Seminar
SOCY 421 Sociological Theory
SOCY 491 Internship

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