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Diversity & Community Studies - SRSC Courses

master of arts in Social Responsibility and Sustainable Communities

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Summer 2016 Course Offerings

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GWS 570 – Gender, Justice, Memoir, with J. Olmsted

Examines recent memoirs written by champions for social justice. Critical analysis will address such topics as redemption narratives, constructing a life on paper, memory, perspective, witnessing and the power of story. Students will read and discuss memoirs and listen to streamed interviews. Writers and memoirs may include the following: Eve Ensler, In the Body of the World: A Memoir of Cancer and Connection; Joy Ladin, Through the Door of Life: A Jewish Journey between Genders; Patti Smith, Just Kids; Mary Karr, Cherry; Tanahesi Coates, Between the World and Me; Gloria Steinmen, My Life on the Road.

SUST 512 – Foundations of Sustainability, with J. All

Examination of the social, economic, and environmental principles of sustainability, with a focus on case studies at both local and global levels.

HIST 505 – Cultural Diversity in American History, with J. Hardin

A topical study of cultural diversity in American history and its influence on the society's social, political, and economic institutions. Designed to assist teachers in incorporating into their classes knowledge about cultural diversity.

LEAD 525 – Leadership Ethics, with J. Baker and TBA (2 sections being offered)

Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing. Study of contemporary ethical issues facing leaders with an emphasis on examining and analyzing ethical issues for sound solutions.

LEAD 500 – Effective Leadership Studies, with S. Edds-Ellis

Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing or graduate application and completion of the admission process for Graduate Certificate in Leadership Studies. An in-depth investigation of the basics of effective leadership including current and historical leadership theories. Assessment of leadership styles will be a key component.

SWRK 678 – Environmental Justice, with G. Mallinger

Examines the relationship between environmental practice and social inequity, with grounding in relevant theories, policies, practice and evaluation of micro, mezzo, and macro intervention

FACE TO FACE

BA 545 – Survey of Business Sustainability Issues, with B. Sullivan

Prerequisite(s): Graduate Student standing with the University. Survey course exploring the definition of and key issues concerning business sustainability. Provides overview of regulations regarding issues of sustainability as applied to business organizations. Introduces international standards and other global issues of sustainability which affect businesses. Explores compliance approaches, important metrics and best practices businesses use in addressing sustainability issues. Discussion of political, environmental, other pressures surrounding these issues especially as related to current and future standards, regulations, and best business practices. Corporate social responsibility.

LEAD 500 – Effective Leadership Studies, with J. Baker 

Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing or graduate application and completion of the admission process for Graduate Certificate in Leadership Studies. An in-depth investigation of the basics of effective leadership including current and historical leadership theories. Assessment of leadership styles will be a key component.

 

Fall 2016 Course Offerings

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SRSC 510 - Perspectives on Social Justice, with E. Bain-Selbo

A consideration of major perspectives concerning social justice issues.

SRSC 520 - Community Research Methods, with M. Kerby

The study of and training in community-based participatory action research across different disciplines, focusing on shared perspectives that apply sustainable, community-based problem solving.

SRSC 570 - Freedom Dreams, with A. Rosa

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the master's program in Social Responsibility & Sustainable communities or permission of the instructor. This online course examines the global unfolding of the African Diaspora, the migrations and
dispersals of people of Africa, from ancient to modern times.

SUST 514 - Environmental Justice & Public Spaces

An examination of environmental justice and place, including historical movements and case studies of the uses and misuses of public space and resources.

BA 545 - Survey of Business Sustainability Issues

Prerequisite(s): Graduate Student standing with the University. Survey course exploring the definition of and key issues concerning business sustainability. Provides overview of regulations regarding issues of sustainability as applied to business organizations. Introduces international standards and other global issues of sustainability which affect businesses. Explores compliance approaches, important metrics and best practices businesses use in addressing sustainability issues. Discussion of political, environmental, other pressures surrounding these issues especially as related to current and future standards, regulations, and best business practices. Corporate social responsibility.

CRIM 538 - Victimology, with G. Daday

Survey of the major theories and research in victimology. Topics include violent victimization, sexual assault, child abuse, and response of criminal justice system to victims.

GERO 501 - Perspectives in Aging, with D. Bradley

Overview of the fundamental theories, issues and concepts in gerontology. Includes individual and societal aging; and disciplinary perspectives of adaptations and changes to aging.

GERO 505 - Development & Change Aging Programs, with L. Murray

Prepares students to develop gerontology programs and services for diverse aging populations. Provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to develop and/or administer services in the field of aging.

GWS 545 - Feminist Knowledge & Social Change, with J. Olmsted

Examination of both feminist knowledge and research as political practices that have the goal of improving the lives of women and challenging rigid configurations of race, class, gender, and other elements of difference.

GWS 535 - Roots of Feminism, with K. Branham

Survey of key historical feminist writings with emphasis on intersections of gender, race, class, and sexuality in feminist theory.

LEAD 500 - Effective Leadership Studies, with N. Speer and C. Ehresman

Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing or graduate application and completion of the admission process for Graduate Certificate in Leadership Studies. An in-depth investigation of the basics of effective leadership including current and historical leadership theories. Assessment of leadership styles will be a key component.

LEAD 525 - Leadership Ethics, with S. Edds-Ellis and G. Cobb

Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing. Study of contemporary ethical issues facing leaders with an emphasis on examining and analyzing ethical issues for sound solutions.

RSA 565 - Nonprofit Grant Writing & Fundraising

Principles, practices, techniques, and ethics of nonprofit grant writing and fundraising. Philanthropy, relationship building, and comprehensive fund development processes. Special emphasis placed on writing grants and developing fundraising strategies.

SWRK 510 - Human Behavior in Social Environments, with W. Gabbard

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the MSW Program or permission of the instructor. Examines behavior within the context of families, groups, organizations, communities, and cultures. Topics include developmental stages of the individual within multiple systems with a particular focus on issues of diversity.

SRSC 515 - Utopias, Dystopias, Intentional Communities, with J. Olmsted

A study of fictional and historical utopias, dystopias, and intentional communities, with particular attention to environmental concerns.

 

FACE TO FACE

BA 510 - Advanced Organizational Behavior, with R. Hatfield

Prerequisite(s): BA 500 or the equivalent. Contemporary theory and research on organizational structure and design that has relevance for practical problems of designing and managing organizations.

PH 584 - Principles of Environmental Health, with V. Golla

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the MPH program or permission of instructor. A study of the traditional, emerging and controversial issues associated with environmental health. Biological, chemical and physical threats to human health are included.


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