A.A. Human & Social Services
Why Human & Social Services?This two-year (60 credit) emphasis is designed for students transferring to a four-year college or university to complete a degree in Social Work and Human & Social Services. This emphasis is specifically designed as a pathway into the University of Montana’s Bachelor of Social Work 2+2 program.
At the conclusion of this program students will:
|First Year - Fall Semester     14 Credits||Credits|
|Mathematics Core Requirement||3|
WRIT 101WRIT 101 - College Writing I
This is an introductory writing course with emphasis on writing to a targeted audience. College Writing I prepares students for success in a wide variety of academic and vocational writing concerns. The writing process, formal voice, audience concerns, close reading strategies, effective styles and techniques, and the use of the computer as a writing tool are covered. Asserting and supporting a central claim and using MLA documentation and format are addressed. Pre-requisite: appropriate placement.
|College Writing I||3|
PSYX 100PSYX 100 - Intro to Psychology
This course is an introduction to the methods of study in psychology, cognitive science, and neuroscience, including an overview of physiological aspects of behavior, sensation, perception, research methodology, statistics, learning principles, motivation, intelligence, cognition, abnormal behavior, personality, therapy, and social psychology.
|Intro to Psychology||3|
COLS 101COLS 101 - Introduction to College Studies
Introduction to College Studies is intended to provide skills necessary for incoming students to successfully navigate the college setting and provide life skills necessary after leaving college. Course design includes focus on academic mindset including belonging to the Miles Community College learning community and college transitions, teaching a growth mindset that allows students to change their abilities through effort, focus on student success, and understanding the value and purpose of the college experience. Students will understand campus resources, strengthen study skills, and explore career and transfer options through the various collaborations of services, programs and people dedicated to the student success of new students at the campus.
|Introduction to College Studies||2|
|Humanities & Fine Arts Core Requirement||3||First Year - Spring Semester     15 Credits||Credits|
|Science Core Requirement||4|
WRIT 201WRIT 201 - College Writing II
This course provides experience in writing essays based on close readings of more demanding texts. Students will come to understand more fully the intellectual demands of an academic discourse community by preparing essays designed to meet more rigorous expectations. WRIT 201 is designed to prepare transfer students to succeed in their junior- and senior-level courses by exposing them to Modern Language Association (MLA) and American Psychological Association (APA) documentation, critical thinking strategies, and logical construction of arguments. Students will complete developed essays that emphasize writing as a process of drafting and revising. Pre-requisite: WRIT 101.
|College Writing II||3|
SOCI 101SOCI 101 - Introduction to Sociology
This course is a study of society and social interaction. Sociological methods, culture, socialization, social groups, social inequality, social institutions, collective behavior, and theories of social change are covered. Social theories are integrated with individual topics.
|Introduction to Sociology||3|
LSCI 101LSCI 101 - Introduction to Information Literacy
This course follows the guidelines of the Association of College and Research Libraries’ Information Literacy Competency Standards for High Education. According to ACRL, information literacy is a set of abilities requiring individuals to “recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.”
|Introduction to Information Literacy||2|
|Oral Communications Core Requirement||3||Second Year - Fall Semester     16 Credits||Credits|
|Science Core Requirement||4|
ECNS 201ECNS 201 - Principles of Microeconomics
This course focuses on model building, production possibilities, frontiers, economic systems, and resource allocation. Market structures will be examined by comparing perfect competition to monopoly, oligopoly, and monopolistic competition. Market power, labor, and public choice will be covered.
|Principles of Microeconomics||3|
|Humanities & Fine Arts Core Requirement||3|
|Introduction to Native American Studies||3|
SW 100SW 100 - Introduction to Social Welfare
Overview of human services, programs and problems in meeting social welfare needs, with emphasis on the complexity of social services and their historical development. Analysis of the value, attitudinal, economic and political factors that condition the provision of these services.
|Introduction to Social Welfare||3||Second Year - Spring Semester     15 Credits||Credits|
|Humanities & Fine Arts Elective||3|
PSCI 210PSCI 210 - Introduction to American Government
This course is a survey of the structure of our government and the political process. This course includes a study of political institutions, organizations, and public policy. Attention is given to historical forces, including the Constitution, that have shaped our government and politics. This course attempts to monitor some of the more important changing events and ideas that are affecting democracy here and abroad.
|Introduction to American Government||3|
SW 200SW 200 - Introduction to Social Work Practice
Introduction to social work as a profession, including an examination of goals, guiding philosophy and basic assumptions. Emphasis on a generalist framework of social work practice and the development of beginning analytical and practice skills. Pre-requisite: SW 100
|Introduction to Social Work Practice||3|
Please refer to the the Current Catalog for specific program details.