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  • SOC 470 - Social Inequalities


    SOC 100 , at least junior standing; or consent of instructor. (3)

    Emergence and perpetuation of socio-economic, ethnic/racial, gender, and sexual inequalities with a special focus on the intersection among them. Historical forms of inequalities and life experiences of groups of people in the U.S. and globally. Emphasis on global social inequalities and the resistance against global polarizations. Also listed as INT 470 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • SOC 471 - Social Movements


    SOC 100 , at least junior standing; or consent of instructor. (3)

    Use of theory, research and films to examine when and why social movements occur; who joins and who remains in social movements; why movements decline and/or succeed; social movement organizations; challenges, identity, culture and emotions in social movements. Analysis and practice of strategies and tactics: ballot initiatives, using elected officials as lawyers, art as a tool, direct action, media. Graded ABCDE
  
  • SOC 474 - Gender and Society


    SOC 100  or WGS 100 , at least junior standing; or consent of instructor. (3)

    Critical examination of gender as a social and institutional construct. Use of theory to interrogate the sex/gender binary, identity and bodies. How the experience of gender and the structure of gendered institutions are shaped by cross-cutting lines of difference and inequality - social class, race, ethnicity, sexuality and age (among others). Effects of gender inequality on women, men and society. Also listed as WGS 474 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • SOC 485 - Law and Society


    At least junior standing or consent of instructor. (3)

    Law as a system of social control and a mechanism for conflict resolution within society as it has evolved from mores and folkways. Relationship of law to political, economic and social systems as approached from conflict and traditional perspectives. Also listed as CRJ 485 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • SOC 495 - Honors Thesis I


    Consent of Department Chair. Open only to Honors Program students in sociology. (4)

    Credit and grade for SOC 495 is not given until successful completion of SOC 496. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
  • SOC 496 - Honors Thesis II


    Prior or concurrent election of SOC 495  and consent of Department Chair. Open only to Honors Program students in sociology. (4)

    Graded ABCDE/Y
  
  • SOC 499 - Senior Seminar


    SOC 100 , SOC 210 , SOC 215 ; one from SOC 299 , SOC 301 ; senior standing. (3) CAP

    Critical review of sociological and anthropological literature, with attention to the interaction of theory and research. Graded ABCDE
  
  • SOC 525 - Culture, Personality, and Beyond


    Graduate standing.  (3)

    Introduction to anthropological approaches to the relationship between culture and psychology. Critique of approaches that emphasize cultural or psychological determinism. Examination of the ways in which culture and psychology mutually shape each other in different social groups and historical contexts. Special attention to race and racism, mental health, emotion, and ethics.  Not open to students with credit forANT 325/SOC 325/WGS 325. Also listed as ANT 525  and WGS 525 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • SOC 544 - Cities and Society


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Overview of urban cultures and inequalities. General topics include the social, cultural and economic effects of segregation, deindustrialization, and gentrification. Debates and research on public space, citizenship and diversity in urban settings. Analysis of alternative policies and urban cultures, their role and importance in shaping the social fabric of cities in the United States and around the world. Not open to students with credit forANT 344/SOC 344. Also listed as ANT 544 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • SOC 556 - Power and Politics


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Debates and research constituting the sub discipline of political sociology. General overview of such core concepts as power, interests, and the state. Additional topics include the determinants of political revolution and revolts, the power and success of social movements, the problem of collective action, and the study of contentious politics in the United States and beyond.  Not open to students with credit forSOC 456. Graded ABCDE
  
  • SOC 558 - Religion in American Society


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Sociological treatment of religion both as a social institution and as a significant factor in behavior and attitudes.  Role of religion in social change and significance of religious training and commitment compared to social class position and ethnicity.  Not open to students with credit forSOC 458.  Graded ABCDE
  
  • SOC 563 - Women and Work


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Women’s paid employment and job segregation by sex: relation of women’s paid work to women’s family work, nature of women’s jobs and occupations, and a variety of state policies that influence women’s employment (e.g., anti-discrimination law, maternity and parental leave.) White women and women of color in the advanced capitalist economy of the United States. Not open to students with credit for SOC 362 /POL 331 /WGS 331 . Also listed as POL 531  and WGS 531 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • SOC 570 - Social Inequalities


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Emergence and perpetuation of socio-economic, ethnic/racial, gender, and sexual inequalities with a special focus on the intersection among them. Historical forms of inequalities and life experiences of groups of people in the U.S. and globally. Emphasis on global social inequalities and the resistance against global polarizations. Not open to students with credit for SOC 470. Also listed as INT 570 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • SOC 571 - Social Movements


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Use of theory, research and films to examine when and why social movements occur; who joins and who remains in social movements; why movements decline and/or succeed; social movement organizations; challenges, identity, culture and emotions in social movements. Analysis and practice of strategies and tactics: ballot initiatives, using elected officials as lawyers, art as a tool, direct action, media. Not open to students with credit for SOC 471 . Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
  
  • SOC 574 - Gender and Society


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Critical examination of gender as a social and institutional construct. Use of theory to interrogate the sex/gender binary, identity and bodies. How the experience of gender and the structure of gendered institutions are shaped by cross-cutting lines of difference and inequality - social class, race, ethnicity, sexuality and age (among others). Effects of gender inequality on women, men and society. Not open to students with credit for SOC 474 /WGS 474 . Also listed as WGS 574 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • SOC 575 - Social and Cultural Change


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Institutions and social change. Emphasis on theories, ideologies, social movements and revolutions. Study of colonialism, economic crisis, peasant struggles, nationalism, indigenous rights, independence movements, and struggles over development and underdevelopment.  Not open to students with credit forSOC 375/ANT 375/INT 375. Also listed as ANT 575  and INT 575 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • SOC 576 - Sex, Work and International Capital


    Graduate standing. (3)

    See SOC 376 for description.  Not open for students with credit for SOC 376/ANT 376/WGS 376/INT 376. Also listed as ANT 576 , INT 576  and WGS 576  Graded ABCDE
  
  • SOC 585 - Law and Society


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Law as a system of social control and a mechanism for conflict resolution within society as it has evolved from mores and folkways.  Relationship of law to political, economics and social systems as approached from conflict and traditional perspectives.  Not open to students with credit forCRJ 485/SOC 485. Also listed as CRJ 585 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • SPN 111 - Beginning Spanish I


    Not open to students with more than one year of high school Spanish except by departmental consent. (4) FL, GS

    Basic structures and patterns the student must know to understand written and spoken Spanish. Active use of the language limited to oral and written exercises used to enhance knowledge of grammar as well as develop listening and reading comprehension skills. May be used to satisfy general education or BA distribution requirements, but not both. Graded ABCC-N
  
  • SPN 112 - Beginning Spanish II


    SPN 111  or placement. (4) FL, GS

    Continuation of SPN 111. Introduction of more complex structures and more active use of Spanish. Further practice in reading texts adapted from newspapers, magazines, and literature. May be used to satisfy general education or BA distribution requirements, but not both. Graded ABCDD-N
  
  • SPN 120 - Basic Spanish for Educators


    Not open to students with more than one year of high school Spanish except by departmental consent. (3)

    Development of basic functional skills in Spanish for individuals working in the education field. Focus on vocabulary, structures and patterns needed for practical situations such as communicating with students and parents, reading and writing reports, etc., at an elementary level. Discussion of Hispanic cultural topics to promote awareness and understanding of the Spanish-speaking community. Does not satisfy the foreign language requirement. Graded ABCC-N Offered infrequently.
  
  • SPN 205 - Reading Spanish


    SPN 112  with a grade of B or better, or equivalent proficiency and permission of the Foreign Language Department. (1)

    Reading of representative modern prose for general comprehension. Designed to develop skills needed to read Spanish at sight.  Does not satisfy the foreign language requirement. Graded ABCDN
  
  • SPN 206 - Spanish Conversation


    SPN 112 , or equivalent proficiency and permission of the Foreign Language Department. (1)

    Development of speaking skills through oral presentations and class discussions of readings and cultural materials from other media such as films, newspapers, and relevant online resources.  Does not satisfy the foreign language requirement. Graded ABCDN
  
  • SPN 208 - Spanish for Healthcare Professionals


    A year of high school Spanish or SPN 111  or equivalent. (3)

    Spanish language study designed for those training or working in health-related areas, with an emphasis on basic functional skills for interviewing and conversing.  Introduction to medical terminology and structures used in communicating effectively with patients and family members in clinical settings; discussion of Hispanic cultural practices that could affect communication and patient care.  Also listed as NUR 208 . Graded ABCC-N
  
  • SPN 211 - Intermediate Spanish I


    SPN 112  or placement. (4) GS

    Intensive practice in spoken and written Spanish complemented by review of structures and vocabulary. Emphasis on development of skills in conversational Spanish together with reading of Spanish texts. Graded ABCDN
  
  • SPN 212 - Intermediate Spanish II


    SPN 211  or placement. (4) GS

    Continued review of grammar topics. Reading of texts in Spanish for an understanding of the cultural values of the Spanish-speaking world. Discussions conducted in Spanish to increase the student’s level of fluency. Graded ABCDN
  
  • SPN 221/321 - Spanish Study Abroad


    At least SPN 112  or placement; concentration in Spanish. (3-12) GS

    Intensive study of Spanish language, literature and/or culture through class work, conversation and travel conducted in an independent study abroad program. Credit is assigned at the 200 or 300 level, depending upon previous language experience and on-site placement. Up to nine credits of these courses may fulfill major or minor requirements.   Does not satisfy the foreign language requirement. May be reelected to a total of twelve credits. Graded ABCDE
  
  • SPN 291 - Laboratory of Spanish Pronunciation


    Concurrent election of SPN 301  or consent of instructor. (1)

    Intensive practice in listening and pronunciation, stressing both hearing and speaking skills. Monitoring and correction of individual pronunciation problems. Graded ABCC-N
  
  • SPN 300 - Introduction to Translation


    SPN 212  or equivalent. (3)

    Idiomatic translations from Spanish to English. Material selected from journalistic, scientific, and technical works; literature; expository prose; and local governmental publications. Course stresses literary translation. Graded ABCDE
  
  • SPN 301 - Conversation and Composition I


    SPN 212  or equivalent. (3) GS

    Selected aspects of Spanish and Spanish-speaking cultures incorporating oral and written practice in Spanish. Continued practice in the application of grammar, the building of an active vocabulary, and the achievement of a practical command of spoken and written Spanish. Graded ABCDE
  
  • SPN 303 - Conversation and Composition II


    SPN 301  or equivalent. (3)

    Continuation of SPN 301. Oral and written practice in Spanish based on study of selected aspects of Spanish and Spanish speaking cultures. Graded ABCDE
  
  • SPN 308 - Business Spanish


    SPN 212  or equivalent or consent of instructor. (3) GS

    Study of the Spanish language of business through inferential reading of general business texts, and practice in listening comprehension. Development of commercial and business related vocabulary. Some practice of writing skills using summaries of texts read and heard. Reading and listening exercises based on original or slightly edited texts, documents, and media reports. Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
  
  • SPN 309 - Advanced Spanish Composition and Grammar


    SPN 301  or equivalent. (3) CAP

    Intensive review of grammar and practice in directed and free composition. Intended to give a solid basis for oral and written expression and for the teaching of Spanish. Graded ABCDN
  
  • SPN 310 - Understanding the Spanish-Speaking World: Spain


    SPN 212  or equivalent. (3) GS

    Cultural ways of Spain. Short stories, essays, newspapers, magazines, slides and films dealing with Spanish culture, customs and values. Graded ABCDE
  
  • SPN 311 - Survey of Spanish Literature: Middle Ages to 1700


    SPN 212  or equivalent. (3) H

    Reading in Spanish of selections from literary masterpieces by major Spanish writers from the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods. Introduction to forms of literary expression in Spanish, such as fiction, poetry and drama, with practice in analysis of form and interpretation of content. Graded ABCDE
  
  • SPN 314 - Survey of Spanish Literature: 1700 to Present


    SPN 212  or equivalent. (3) H

    Reading in Spanish of selections from literary masterpieces by major Spanish writers representing Classicism, Romanticism, Realism, Naturalism, Generation of ‘98, vanguardismo, and Spain since Franco. Introduction to forms of literary expression in Spanish, such as fiction, poetry and drama, with practice in analysis of form and interpretation of content. Graded ABCDE
  
  • SPN 315 - Introduction to Hispanic Literature


    SPN 212  or equivalent. (3) H

    Forms of literary expression in Spanish.  Emphasis on the short story, drama, and poetry.  Practice in analysis of form and interpretation of content.  Required of all students taking an advanced course in Spanish literature. Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
  
  • SPN 317 - Spanish Literature of the Nineteenth Century


    Prior or concurrent election of SPN 311  or SPN 314  or SPN 318  or SPN 320 . (3) H

    Analysis of some of the works of the most famous exponents of Romanticism and Realism in nineteenth century Spain as expressed in drama, prose, or poetry. Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
  
  • SPN 318 - Survey of Spanish American Literature: Spanish Colony to Modernismo


    SPN 212  or equivalent. (3)

    Reading in Spanish of selections from literary masterpieces by major Spanish American writers representing the Spanish Colony, the Enlightenment, Romanticism, Realism, Naturalism, and Modernismo. Introduction to forms of literary expression in Spanish, such as fiction, poetry and drama, with practice in analysis of form and interpretation of content. Graded ABCDE
  
  • SPN 319 - Understanding the Spanish World: Latin America


    SPN 212  or equivalent. (3) GS

    Cultural ways of Latin America. Short stories, essays, newspapers, magazines, slides and films dealing with Latin American culture, customs and values. Graded ABCDE
  
  • SPN 320 - Survey of Spanish American Literature: Twentieth Century


    SPN 212  or equivalent. (3)

    Reading in Spanish of selections from literary masterpieces by major Spanish American writers representing the novel of the Mexican Revolution, the vanguardia, realismo magico and lo real maravilloso, postvanguardista poetry, Boom and Post-Boom fiction, and essay. Introduction to forms of literary expression in Spanish, such as fiction, poetry and drama, with practice in analysis of form and interpretation of content. Graded ABCDE
  
  • SPN 331 - The Boom in Spanish American Fiction


    Prior or concurrent election of SPN 311  or SPN 314  or SPN 318  or SPN 320 . (3)

    Content and form of la nueva ficción hispanoamericana. Works by Borges, Cabrera Infante, Carpentier, Cortázar, Donoso, Fuentes, García Márquez, Vargas Llosa, and others. Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
  
  • SPN 332 - Twentieth Century Spanish American Fiction


    Prior or concurrent election of SPN 311  or SPN 314  or SPN 318  or SPN 320 . (3)

    Study of works representative of authors in and outside The Boom. SPN-332 broadens the options of SPN-331, a course with readings more typical of authors of the nineteen sixties Boom in Spanish American fiction. Trends highlighted include la onda; the neobaroque; and minimalism in the short story.  Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
  
  • SPN 360 - Comparative Phonetics/The World’s Major Languages


    SPN 212  or FRN 250 ; prior or concurrent election of LIN 200 . (3)

    Sound systems of American English, French, German, Spanish and other languages. Concentrates on the world’s major languages. Register-tone and contour tone languages. Acoustic phonetics. Problems of teaching French, German or Spanish pronunciation. Graded ABCDE
  
  • SPN 365 - Teaching of Foreign Languages in Middle and Secondary Schools


    SPN 212  or FRN 212 ; prior or concurrent election of SEC 320 . (3)

    Designed for prospective teachers of foreign language in middle and secondary schools. Classroom layout for foreign language instruction. Teaching pronunciation and grammar. Teaching demonstrations by class members. Choosing and using textbooks; various theories of foreign language teaching; testing language skills.  May be elected as SPN 365 by students with Spanish as a minor for the secondary certificate. Also listed as SEC 345  and FRN 365  . Graded ABCDE
  
  • SPN 391 - Directed Readings


    SPN 212  and consent of Department Chair. (1-2)

    May be reelected for credit. Graded ABCDE
  
  • SPN 392 - Special Topics


    Consent of Department Chair. (1-3)

    Seminars for advanced students. Titles, descriptions, and requirements of acceptable topics available from the Department Chair.  May be reelected when topics vary. Graded ABCDE
  
  • SPN 494 - “Off Campus” Study Preparation


    HON 155  or HON 355 ; consent of Honors Director and Department advisor. (1-3)

    Independent study designed for the development of the Honors Program off-campus study proposal carried out in close consultation with both the Department Advisor and the Honors Director. Involves development of the project and/or necessary skills to undertake the off-campus study experience. Grade assigned by the department advisor when the off-campus study proposal is completed to the satisfaction of the department advisor and the Honors Director. May be reelected to a total of 3 credits. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
  • SPN 495 - Honors Thesis I


    Open only to Honors Program students in Spanish. (4)

    Credit and grade for SPN 495 is not given until successful completion of SPN 496. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
  • SPN 496 - Honors Thesis II


    Prior or concurrent election of SPN 495 . (4)

    Graded ABCDE/Y
  
  • SPN 508 - Spanish for Healthcare Professionals


    Graduate standing; a year of high school Spanish or SPN 111  or equivalent. (3)

    Spanish language study designed for those training or working in health-related areas, with an emphasis on basic functional skills for interviewing and conversing.  Introduction to medical terminology and structures used in communicating effectively with patients and family members in clinical settings; discussion of Hispanic cultural practices that could affect communication and patient care. Not open to students with credit forSPN/NUR 208. Also listed as NUR 508 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • SSC 501 - Social Theory


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Study and comparison of theorists of significant influence on the social sciences and public intellectual discourse in the past half century. Survey of key writers on modernity, political economy, inequalities, post-modernity, post-colonial, feminist and queer theory. Deeper examination of several theoretical orientations articulated by major writers from different periods. Discussion of positivist and functionalist theories, critiques of idealism and materialism, essentialism and identity politics, structuralism and post-structuralism, deconstruction. Graded ABCDE
  
  • SSC 502 - Political Economy


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Analysis of global capitalism in historical perspective. Exploration of major theories and debates, critical analysis of competing vocabularies, focus on interactions between political and economic systems. Graded ABCDE
  
  • SSC 503 - Gender, Race and Inequalities


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Analysis of systems of inequality in local, national, and global contexts. Focus on class, race/ethnicity, gender, and their intersections through time and across societies. Exploration of dynamics of social reproduction and change. Graded ABCDE
  
  • SSC 504 - World Historiography


    Graduate standing. (3)

    Major themes and writings of world and comparative history. Examination of the history of human interaction on a multilateral or global basis. World historiography, global historical narratives, systems of global interaction and exchange, global development of technology and science, the environmental context of world history, imperialism and global power, recent debates regarding globalization. Graded ABCDE
  
  • SSC 591 - Capstone Seminar


    All core courses (SSC 501 , SSC 502 , SSC 503 , SSC 504 ), nine credits of track courses, consent of instructor. (3)

    Investigation of issues in social sciences in a particular area of student interest under the direction of a Master of Social Sciences faculty member. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
  • SSC 598 - Independent Study


    Graduate standing, consent of instructor. (1-3)

     Directed reading or research on a topic relevant to social sciences. May be reelected to a total of six credits. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
  • SSC 599 - Special Topics


    Graduate standing. (1-3)

    Different topics each semester, to be announced in advance of registration. May be reelected to a total of six credits. Graded ABCDE
  
  • SST 201 - Introduction to the Social Studies


    Open to all students in any discipline. (3) S

    Seminar introducing social studies to teacher candidates and social sciences to all students. Develops critical thinking skills through exploration of different types of sources of knowledge and information; explores multiple perspectives within and among disciplines. Global or U.S. focus, or focus on the U.S. with ties to global context. Possible topics include global environment, immigration and refugees, human rights, global economy, war and peace. Graded ABCDE
  
  • SST 301 - Social Studies Capstone Seminar


    Senior standing, consent of instructor. (3) CAP

    Capstone course in social sciences. Interdisciplinary, thematic and integrative seminar combines common reading with a conceptual and concrete overview of the theme. Students develop an individual project to demonstrate knowledge and skills in the social sciences. Possible topics include: global inequality, democracy and democratization in global perspective, ethnic and religious diversity in global perspective, geography and the environment in world history. Graded ABCDE
  
  • SST 302 - Economics and Civics (PK-9)


    (3)

    Methods in teaching economics, civics and civic engagement for social studies instruction in Pre-K through 9th grade. Focus on planning for teaching inquiry, integration within social studies disciplines and across school subject areas, and Michigan civics and economics content standards in social studies. Graded ABCDE
  
  • SST 401 - Preparing for the State Certification Exam


    Senior standing. (1)

    Overview of the state teacher certification exam in secondary social studies. Includes a review of critical content covered by the exam, test-taking strategies, and practice tests. Graded Pass/Fail
  
  • SST 402 - History and Geography (PK-9)


    (3)

    Methods in teaching history and geography for social studies instruction in Pre-K through 9th grade. Focus on planning for teaching inquiry, integration within social studies disciplines and across school subject areas, and Michigan history and geography content standards in social studies. Graded ABCDE
  
  • SWR 100 - Introduction to Social Welfare and Social Work


    (3) S

    An introduction to social welfare institutions and the social work profession emphasizing critical understanding of the political and philosophical perspectives influencing social programs and services. Graded ABCDE
  
  • SWR 121 - Social Work Focused Writing and Values Clarification


    ENG 112  or EHS 120 , admission to the Social Work Program; or consent of Social Work Department. (1)

    Introduction to values of professional social work practice.  Through personal narratives, expository writing and research, students learn to identify and decode literature to identify authors’ value orientation and implicit expectations of professional behavior.  Writing-intensive course using reflective practice to integrate individual experiences into a shared commitment to professional practice values.  Graded ABCDN
  
  • SWR 230 - Foundations in Social Welfare Policies, Programs and Human Services


    SWR 100  or consent of instructor. (3)

    Introduction to social, economic, political, environmental justice and human rights as foundational concepts in examining social welfare policies, programs and human services. Graded ABCDD-N
  
  • SWR 250 - Social Justice and Diversity


    (3) S

    Examination of oppressions, using a critical multicultural lens as a way of valuing diversity and affirming social justice. Provides students skills of self-reflection to recognize, analyze, evaluate and regulate their thinking and actions, encouraging development of a professional use of self, commitment to positive social change and intercultural exchanges. Graded ABCDE
  
  • SWR 251 - Professional E-Portfolios


    SWR 100 . (1)

    Introduction to the professional e-portfolio and its purpose. Provides technology knowledge and skills necessary for social work students to build the e-portfolio required for their professional coursework. Graded ABCDE
  
  • SWR 270 - Introduction to Quantitative and Qualitative Data Analysis


    (4) FQ

    Introduction to research methods and data analysis for generalist social work practitioners.  Emphasis on approaches to managing and analyzing quantitative and qualitative data.  Students gain a foundation in using research findings to inform generalist social work practice. Graded ABCDN
  
  • SWR 280 - Directed Reading/Research in Social Work


    Consent of instructor. (1-4)

    Directed reading or research study by qualified students under instructor’s supervision.  By special arrangement only. May be reelected to a total of 6 credits. Graded ABCDE
  
  • SWR 300 - Policy Practice, Advocacy and Community Organizing for Social Change


    ECN 201 , POL 120 , SWR 100 . (3) S

    Introduction to techniques necessary for participation in policy practice, policy advocacy, and community organizing, such as participating in the electoral process, influencing policy through writing policy briefs and opinion letters, testimony, etc. Using a historical lens, students learn to conduct policy analysis, examine social programs and policies for differential impact, and observe connections between local and global issues. Graded ABCDE
  
  • SWR 301 - Human Behavior in the Social Environment I: Micro Systems


    SWR 100 , BIO 104 ; or consent of instructor. (3) S

    Foundation knowledge of human behavior and environment influences. Social systems theory introduced and used to conceptualize interaction between the individual and the social environment. Overview of human development from conception through aging within the context of family and micro social groups. Graded ABCDE
  
  • SWR 302 - Human Behavior in the Social Environment II: Macro Systems


    SWR 301 . (3)

    Foundation knowledge of human behavior and environment influences. Social systems theory used to explore interactions between and among groups, organizations and communities. Strengths perspective used to further highlight the experience of oppressed populations in American culture. Graded ABCDE
  
  • SWR 304 - The Urban Context


    (3)

    Overview of historical and structural descriptions of urban contexts and the social functioning of individuals and groups within them.  Issues, such as quality of life, perceptions of well-being, and relevant topics associated with these are presented for analysis.  Survey of historic and contemporary efforts at systematic intervention and revitalization within the urban context. Graded ABCDE
  
  • SWR 309 - Motivational Interviewing


    ENG 112  or EHS 120  or equivalent; at least junior standing. (3)

    Introduction to basic principles of motivational interviewing that can be utilized by many disciplines (e.g. counseling, health education, nursing, and social work) to build motivation and strengthen commitment of individuals to resolve behavior change to impact their health and overall quality of life. Active listening, use of open-ended questions, use of affirmations, and summarizing skills are applied to real world scenarios to help students better understand and acquire techniques necessary in conducting motivational interviews. Utilization of trans-theoretical model of change to assess readiness to change. Experiential learning in performing actual interviews Also listed as PHS 309 . Graded ABCDE
  
  • SWR 320 - Death, Dying and Bereavement


    (3) S

    Death, dying and bereavement in the United States. Analysis of experiences of individuals at different stages of the life cycle; social and cultural variables with American society affecting death-related encounters, attitudes and practices. Assessment of task-based approaches to coping and ritualistic practice. Graded ABCDD-N
  
  • SWR 321 - Social Work Practice with Veterans


    (3)

    Systems perspective study of emergin issues in social work services for veterans with emphasis on psycho-social adjustment of veterans and their families, including emerging patterns and impacts of war injuries.  Dual focus on the socio/political context of national conflict and individual/group motivations.  Critique of social welfare policies, provisions and programs for veterans as the context for future social welfare service demands. Graded ABCDD-N
  
  • SWR 325 - Patterns of Domestic Violence


    (3) S

    Nature of human aggressiveness and patterns of interpersonal violence; cultural history of violence in America and impact on early socialization; violence within the family with attention to risk groups: abused children, battered partners, women, the emotionally and physically disabled, and the aged; professional response as advocacy for intervention. Graded ABCDD-N
  
  • SWR 330 - Protective Services


    (3) S

    Public, legislative, and professional responses to patterns of violence. History of federal, state, and local programs and policies in protective services. Role of social work in the private/public welfare sector, the courts, and community teams. Future of protective services in America. Graded ABCDD-N
  
  • SWR 335 - Social Services in the School


    (3) S

    The role of the social worker as an intermediary between school, home and the community will be examined. Various factors affecting service provision will be considered including laws and regulations affecting public education, the school as a “host” setting, issues of poverty, hight risk students, minority students, and advocacy for students and their families. Techniques for assessing student behavior and family needs will be presented. Other topics such as special education, consultation with other school personnel and collaboration with child welfare agencies will also be presented. Graded ABCDD-N
  
  • SWR 336 - Mental Illness and Social Work Practice


    (3) S

    Social attitudes and cultural values that have determined contemporary legislation and social welfare policies that address the needs of the chronically mentally ill. How social work values have played a significant role in changing social consciousness from that of “asylums” to “moral” treatment. Graded ABCDD-N
  
  • SWR 338 - Social Work with the Aged


    (3) S

    Forces and conditions that contribute to the recognition of aging as a problem in U.S. Society, and resultant social welfare policies. Specific social work practice issues in casework, group work, and community organization in relationship to specific social provisions for the elderly. Graded ABCDD-N
  
  • SWR 340 - Introduction to Social Work Practice Techniques


    PSY 100 , SWR 100 , SWR 301 . (4)

    Basic social work concepts and skills: interviewing, rapport, verbal/nonverbal communication, client acceptance, nonjudgmental listening, authority, and interpersonal influence. Assessment of problems, needs, referrals. Social work ethics and professional role performance process integrated throughout the course. Graded ABCDE
  
  • SWR 350 - Social Work Practice with Groups and Families


    Admission to the Social Work program. (3)

    Introduction to group and family dynamics, group process and treatment, and their relationships to other methods of social work intervention. Emphasis on development, monitoring and utilization of groups by generalist social workers. Graded ABCDE
  
  • SWR 360 - Integrated Field Seminar


    SWR 301 , SWR 302 , SWR 340  with a grade of C (2.0) or better. (1-3)

    Instructional guidance in the preparation for Field Instruction I & II (SWR 460 and SWR 461). Review of frameworks for social work practice at the bachelor level, including the student’s role in practice. Students are exposed to multiple agency settings and negotiate field placement through interviewing and interpersonal development. Graded ABCDE
  
  • SWR 380 - Directed Reading/Research in Social Work


    Consent of instructor. (1-4)

    Directed reading or research study by qualified students under instructor’s supervision.  By special arrangement only. May be reelected to a total of 6 credits. Graded ABCDE
  
  • SWR 408 - Survey of Social Welfare and Federal Policy on Native Americans


    SWR 100  or one course in American History/American Government. (3)

    Historical survey of Federal Indian policies and their effect and impact on Native Americans and American Indian tribes.  Multiple methods used to analyze and confront themes in the policies, including factors and conflicts (e.g., assimilation, treaties, land rights, education, child welfare, adoption/tribal child welfare) that influenced and shaped policy development. How implementation aided and/or obstructed the overall well-being of the First People and tribes. Graded ABCN
  
  • SWR 409 - Health Navigation Practicum for Social Work


    ENG 112  or EHS 120  or equivalent, HCR 400 SWR 440 , HCR 380  or NUR 361 , MTP 320  or MTP 321  or NUR 110 ; prior or concurrent election of NSC 393 PHS 309 /SWR 309 ; admission to Health Navigator Minor/Certificate Program. (3)

    Application of assessment and intervention methods learned in health navigation curriculum. Synthesis of theoretical health navigation knowledge with application of skills in a community setting. Graded ABCDE
  
  • SWR 439 - Special Topics in Social Work Practice


    SWR 100  or consent of instructor. (1-3)

    Special topics in particular fields of social work practice, considered with dual focus on the emerging context of socio-economic trends, policy, etiology and theories of social function, impact on populations at risk, and evidence-based best practices in social welfare services delivery.  May be offered in different calendar and/or pedagogical/instructional formats. Topics announced in the course schedule; May be reelected when topics vary. Graded ABCDE
  
  • SWR 440 - Social Work Methods III: Micro Application


    SWR 340 , concurrent election of SWR 460 . (3)

    Methods course concentrating on practice skills for service delivery agencies and systems, with a generalist perspective for assessing and intervening with change efforts for individuals and families. Graded ABCDE
  
  • SWR 441 - Social Work Methods IV: Macro Application


    SWR 440  with a grade of C (2.0) or better; concurrent election of SWR 461  . (3)

    Continuation of SWR 440, with a shift in focus to skills, processes and techniques appropriate to working with groups in community organizations and planning. Students develop “macro” practice skills in organizational assessment, organizational change, and community practice, and are expected to continue to demonstrate the socialization, professionalism and self-discipline which identifies them as beginning social workers. Graded ABCDE
  
  • SWR 460 - Field Instruction I


    SWR 270 , SWR 360 ; concurrent election of SWR 440 . Open only to students with Social Work concentrations or consent of instructor. (6)

    Student placement for 16 hours a week in a social service setting, with experience in supervised observation and provision of appropriate service to agency clientele. Students are also required to attend a weekly seminar.  Offered fall semester only. Graded ABCDE
  
  • SWR 461 - Field Instruction II


    SWR 460  ; concurrent election of SWR 441 Offered winter semester only. (6)

    Continuation of SWR 460. Graded ABCDE
  
  • SWR 470 - Advanced Approaches to Social Work Research


    SWR 270 , SWR 360 . (3)

    Focuses on furthering students understanding of social work research methods and procedures. Students learn to use practice experience to inform scientific inquiry, and conversely, learn how research evidence informs generalist social work practice. Students engage in critical thinking to make evidence- based practice decisions. Graded ABCDE
  
  • SWR 480 - Directed Reading/Research in Social Work


    At least junior standing, consent of instructor. (1-4)

    Directed reading or research study by qualified students under instructor’s supervision.  By special arrangement only. May be reelected for credit. Graded ABCDE
  
  • SWR 485 - Special Topics in Social Work


    (1-6)

    Focus on various topics, including intensive study of specific areas related to social work. May follow a non-traditional university calendar schedule and may be delivered in nontraditional formats. The title for each section varies, based on the topic of study.  May  reelected to a total of 6 credits when topics vary. Graded ABCDE
  
  • SWR 488 - Honors Thesis I


    Consent of Program Director. Open only to Honors Program students in Social Work. (4)

    Credit and grade for SWR 488 is not awarded until successful completion of SWR 489. Graded ABCDE/Y
  
  • SWR 489 - Honors Thesis II


    Prior or concurrent election of SWR 488 . Open only to Honors Program students in Social Work. (4)

    Graded ABCDE/Y
  
  • SWR 490 - Integrative Seminar in Social Work, Global Justice and Diversity


    SWR 250 , SWR 300 , SWR 301 , SWR 302 , SWR 340 , SWR 350 ; concurrent election of SWR 440  and SWR 460 , or SWR 441  and SWR 461 . (3-4)

    Student-driven community-engaged course designed to integrate learning and skills from the whole of the Social Work program curriculum. Students work in groups to develop and implement plans for social change within the community, using a critical multicultural lens to analyze change on personal, interpersonal, structural/institutional and cultural levels. Graded ABCDE
  
  • SWR 500 - Social Welfare Policies and Services


    Graduate standing. (3)

    History of social reform in the United States. Analysis of values underpinning the focus and intent of services. Emphasis on income maintenance, mental health, child welfare, and criminal justice policy. Graded ABCDE Offered infrequently.
 

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