HUMAN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (HES)
Professor Olivia Kendrick
Office: 101 Doster Hall
Designed to help students make the transition to a large comprehensive research university, develop a better understanding of the learning process, and acquire basic academic survival skills.
This elective course designed for freshmen and sophomores offers students opportunities to evaluate themselves, their abilities and interests, their personality characteristics, and their values, in order to begin forming career goals—or to complete goals already set. This course will provide students with information on occupational characteristics, the career decision-making process, current issues in the career world, developing employability, job readiness, and job search techniques.
Encourages volunteerism as a way to develop leadership skills and a sense of responsibility to one’s community as advocates for service. Students are provided with a list of nonprofit service agencies in Tuscaloosa, from which they may choose. Students may submit alternative sites for approval by the instructor. Students must provide their own transportation to the volunteer site.
HES 310 Issues in Human Environmental Sciences. Three hours.
Prerequisite: Only open to human environmental sciences majors.
History and philosophy of human environmental sciences; present and future societal issues and their implications for the profession and professional procedures.
Students will examine contemporary social and leadership issues through research and direct service with local service agencies and the Alternative Spring Break program. Participants will discover that they serve their communities better when their service is linked to academic study: preparation, analysis, integration, and assessment (service learning).
Provides students with an opportunity to apply classroom knowledge in a work setting appropriate with career goals.
Study of the importance of volunteerism to nonprofit organizations. Students will gain practical experience working with one or more nonprofit organizations.
This course is designed for sport professionals desiring to increase their knowledge and understanding of management issues in their job settings and professional careers. This course will review the following issues: sport management; scope and career opportunities; organizational theory; human resource management; ethics; risk management; sport governance; managing sport facilities; marketing; sport licensing; economics; accounting and budgeting; financing sport; and tourism.
Opportunity to gain practical experience applying the theories learned in the classroom in a real-world setting under the supervision of a practicing professional.
HES 485 Self-Monitored Mentoring. Three hours.
Prerequiste: Student in the College of HES.
This web-based course explores self-development of the individual and mentoring as a part of leadership development. Writing proficiency is required for a passing grade in this course.
HES 490 Individual Study in Human Environmental Sciences. One to six hours.
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.
Individual study in an area of human environmental studies.
Individual study in the special needs of children with developmental disabilities. Students will apply theories learned while working with children at RISE.