Apr 23, 2024  
2022-23 Catalog 
2022-23 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HS 109 - Law and Ethics in Human Services

5 credits

HS 102  or instructor permission.

Explores central work-related issues students will face in the human services field and the ethical implications and laws dealing with those issues. Emphasis includes ethical decision-making, consumer rights, rights and responsibilities of human service professionals, and standards of conduct.

Theory Hours
5 theory hours.

Vocational Program Course
Vocational program course.

AA General Elective
May be used as a general elective in the AA degree.

Course Outcomes
  • Students will understand major ethical issues related to professional practice. (DL (4), L (3), CT (4), SPR (4), IU (3))
  • Students will apply the ethical decision making model that may be used by the human services professional. (DL (4), L (3), CT (4), SPR (4), IU (3))
  • Students will become familiar with the ethical standards of the major professional roles in human services. (DL (4), L (3), CT (4), SPR (4), IU (3))
  • Students will gain the knowledge and ability to apply ethical principles to a variety of specific situations. (DL (4), L (3), SPR (4))
  • Students will understand related Washington Administrative Codes (WACs) and Revised Codes of Washington (RCWs). (DL (4), L (3), IU (3))

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