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Human Services

  • HMS G 601  Human Services Policy

    Description:
    Students will analyze the historical, social, and political development of human service policies and organizations in the United States and can apply this analysis to comprehensive study of formulation and implementation of Massachusetts policy in a particular area.   More Info

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  • HMS G 602  Ethics in Human Services

    Description:
    Students will understand some of the chief ethical conflicts and their ethical and political underpinnings in the delivery of human services, including the centrality of these conflicts to the evaluation of organizational structure, program design, professionalism, and the relationship between worker and client.   More Info

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  • HMS G 603  Race, Culture, and Ethnicity in Human Services

    Description:
    Students will be able to identify and analyze oppression based on race, sex, culture, or ethnic group in the values, attitudes, behaviors, policies, and practices of human services systems, agencies, or providers (personnel); and to develop appropriate interventions/methods to address this oppression.   More Info

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  • HMS G 606  Research Methods

    Description:
    Students will learn the basic principles of social science research and various qualitative and quantitative research designs. Using this knowledge, students will critically evaluate existing research as reported in professional journals, as well as design a research study.   More Info

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  • HMS G 609  Supervision of Human Service Workers

    Description:
    Students will be able to explain the interrelationship between organizational behavior and the supervisory role in organizations and to use theoretical constructs int he area of organizational behavior to distinguish good supervision practice from poor supervision practice. The ultimate outcome of this course is that students will be able to identify, diagnose, and resolve critical issues that arise in facilitating the work of others.   More Info

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  • HMS G 610  Theories-Development

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  • HMS G 616  The Foundations of Evaluation Research

    Description:
    This is the first course in a series of four courses designed to prepare students to be responsible practitioners and consumers of evaluation. The course focuses on the historical evolution of the evaluation field and profession; the core principles and standards that define and guide practice; evaluation theory and practice models; types of evaluation and the role of social science research in addressing evaluation questions. The knowledge and skills acquired in this course provide the foundation for more in-depth study of cultural competence, and qualitative and quantitative methods.   More Info

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  • HMS G 620  Leadership and Organizational Development

    Description:
    Students will analyze a variety of theories, issues and models of leadership and to select those that are appropriate for application in human services organizations.   More Info

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  • HMS G 622  Marketing Human Services

    Description:
    Students will be able to develop appropriate marketing strategies for public and non-profit human service organizations.   More Info

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    • TBA
  • HMS G 623  Financial Management of Non-Profit Organizations

    Description:
    Students will learn to perform the basic financial tasks of a non-profit organization. These tasks include recording financial transactions, preparing financial statements, retrospective evaluation ratio analysis, prospective planning including budgeting, cost analysis, and revenue generation, budget execution, and preserving the integrity of the financial operation.   More Info

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  • HMS G 626  Strategic Planning for Public and Nonprofit Organizations

    Description:
    Students will be able to identify strategic planning needs, to develop and implement a strategic planning process, and to develop an operational plan for short-term implementation. In addition to recognizing the value of strategic planning, managers and planners will also be able to determine when strategic planning is not practical or desirable. In such situations, students will be able to take appropriate action to prepare the organization for strategic planning.   More Info

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  • HMS G 627  Performance Monitoring and Evaluation

    Description:
    Students will be able to use performance monitoring as a results-oriented management tool. They will be able to conduct periodic measurement of progress toward explicit short- and long-term objectives and report the results to decision makers. Students will understand how performance monitoring can help managers make better decisions. They will also know the kinds of problems that arise in developing and implementing performance monitoring systems, and how to address these challenges. The ultimate goal is that students will be able to oversee the design and implementation of effective performance monitoring systems.   More Info

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  • HMS G 628  Legal Issues in Human Services

    Description:
    Students will acquire a theoretical legal framework, develop experience in applying these principles to real situations, and acquire skill in finding and using law important to their work or area of interest. This knowledge will help students develop strategies to comply with and also change the law, and to advocate for their agency and its consumers.   More Info

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  • HMS G 633  Fund Raising and Grant Seeking

    Description:
    Students will describe and analyze the range of funding options available to human service organizations and be able to develop a plan for implementing a fund-raising strategy for a particular human service program or organization.   More Info

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  • HMS G 634  Information Technology for Management and Planning

    Description:
    Students will be able to use information technology to leverage existing data systems and to create new ones. Students will be able to ensure the appropriate selection and deployment of technology to meet the organization's specific needs. They will be able to apply the data-information-knowledge-action transformation process to managing and planning human services. The ultimate goal is that as managers and planners, students will use information technology to improve management and overall organizational functioning.   More Info

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    • TBA
  • HMS G 635  Cultural competence in Evaluation Research

    Description:
    This course is designed to prepare students to become thoughtful, responsive evaluators who understand the impact their own cultural identity has on understanding other cultures. It focuses on cultural competence as an essential skill to conduct culturally valid evaluations. Case studies and field exercises are used to demonstrate why it is important that evaluators are qualified to understand the nuances of culture in order to draw valid conclusions about program effectiveness and outcomes. Students in this course learn, think through, and reflect about issues raised in this class that will remain significant throughout their professional careers.   More Info

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  • HMS G 649  Program Development

    Description:
    Students will develop an implementation plan for a human service program, based on a needs assessment and current research and theory, which utilizes appropriate resources and anticipates barriers to implementation.   More Info

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  • HMS G 655  Capstone Project

    Description:
    Students will integrate the content of their learning through a research or action project focused on management or planning. Students will participate in a seminar as part of the capstone experience.   More Info

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  • HMS G 696  Independent Study

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  • HMS G 697  Special Topics

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    • TBA