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Diversity & Community Studies - Current Semester Offerings


Summer 2019

DCS Core Courses:

GWS 200: Introduction to Gender & Women’s Studies, with M. Kerby (Web)

Drawing on historical perspectives and cultural analysis, this course examines such topics as women and work, violence against women, family, and the social construction of gender, sexuality, race, and class.

Approved Electives:

  1. Formation of Identity and Narratives of Oppression (minimum of 6 hours):

FACS 395: Child and Family Stress, with D. Haynes-Lawrence (Web)

Acquaint students with major concepts from the research and conceptual literature on family stress and resilience. Examines stress as experienced and perceived by children and their families. Factors that influence children's coping with stress are emphasized. Note: Permission of instructor may be required.

  1. Systems, Local to Global (minimum of 6 hours):

GEOG 110: World Regional Geography, with K. Cary (On-Demand) & L. North (Web)

A general survey of the political, social, and ecological systems of the world. The course is concerned with the complexity and diversity of world peoples and cultures.

SOCL 360: Rural and Urban Communities, with D. Lovell (On-Demand)

Prerequisite(s): Six hours of sociology. Study of the structure and function of community life and the process of balancing community needs and resources.

SWRK 330: Human Behavior in Social Environments I, with G. Mallinger (Web)

The social, natural, and behavioral sciences are used to examine human behavior across the life span, especially as influenced by ethnicity, class, gender, sexual orientation, and ability. Note: Prerequisite(s):for majors: Admission to the program.

 

Fall 2019

DCS Core Courses:

CSJ 200: Introduction to Social Justice, with D. Cuomo

An introductory study of theories, concepts and strategies of social justice, including individual action, policy, advocacy, and collective action.

DCS 300: Public Problem-Solving, with M. Kerby

Prerequisite(s): 21 hours of Foundations & Explorations Courses, or junior status. Investigation of historical perspectives and theoretical dimensions of public problem solving with attention to the development of collective power, capacities, and responsibilities.

AFAM 190: The African American Experience, with S. Ardrey (2nd Bi-term), C. Hopson and A. Rosa (Web)

African American life and experiences in the United States viewed from a cross-disciplinary perspective. Seven core subjects are surveyed: African American history, religion, politics, creative productions (music, dance, theatre), economics, social organizations and psychology.

GWS 200: Introduction to Gender & Women’s Studies, with J. Olmsted, B. Button and W. Wood (Web)

Drawing on historical perspectives and cultural analysis, this course examines such topics as women and work, violence against women, family, and the social construction of gender, sexuality, race, and class.

 

Approved Electives:

  1. Formation of Identity and Narratives of Oppression (minimum of 6 hours):

COMM 463: Advanced Intercultural Communication, with J. Kong

Advances understanding and application of intercultural communication theory and research for examining, analyzing, and evaluating challenges of engaging cultural difference in today's interconnected world. Note: Permission of instructor may be required.

ENG 387: Studies in Autobiography, with J. Olmsted

n examination of the literary components and cultural context of autobiographical works, with particular emphasis on under-represented groups, gender, race, and class.

FACS 395: Child and Family Stress, with D. Haynes-Lawrence (On Demand)

Acquaint students with major concepts from the research and conceptual literature on family stress and resilience. Examines stress as experienced and perceived by children and their families. Factors that influence children's coping with stress are emphasized.

PSY 355: Issues in Cross-Cultural Psychology, with A. Paquin

Examines the impact of culture on major principles, theories, and applications of psychology, including social behavior, gender, communication, development and abnormal psychology. Involves interacting with people from diverse cultural backgrounds

 

  1. Advocacy and Social Change (minimum of 6 hours):

AFAM 343: Communities of Struggle, with A. Rosa

Examines the relationship between distinct communities of struggle in Africa and the African Diaspora and the impact of African American social movements on a range of liberation struggles within this context.

HIST 453: American Women's History, with D. Browder

Social, cultural, and political history of American women from pre-colonial times to the present.

PS 374: Women and Politics, with V. Gordon

An examination of the political, economic and social status of American women from an historical and contemporary perspective; explores issues of concern to women in a political context.

 

  1. Systems, Local to Global (minimum of 6 hours):

DCS 360: Place, Community, and Resilence, with M. Kerby

Exploration of the multidisciplinary interconnections of place, identity, and sense of place within organizational and community structures, with attention to the ways systems bounce back under unexpected social and environmental crises.

ECON 434: Economics of Poverty and Discrimination, with d. Myers

A study of the economic nature, origins, and public policy aimed at addressing poverty and discrimination in the economy. Topics include social security, food stamps, equal employment opportunity legislation, and other public policies designed to reduce poverty and discrimination.

FLK 330: Cultural Connections and Diversity, with B. Kaufkins

Service learning course that examines the diversity of American culture and engages students in activities to develop skills in working with a variety of cultural groups.

GEOG 110: World Regional Geography, with Algeo, Gripshover, Yan, Oglesby, Blackbum, and North (Web)

A general survey of the political, social, and ecological systems of the world. The course is concerned with the complexity and diversity of world peoples and cultures.

GEOG 225: Visualizing Geography, with D. Keeling

Visualizing Geography uses photographs, maps, and illustrations to explain the diversity of human societies, political systems, resources, and population movement across space and time, from local communities to our incresingly interconnected world.

HIST 200: Latin America Past and Present, with M. Eagle

A broad interdisciplinary introduction to the study of Latin America, emphasizing its regions, peoples, and cultures.

HIST 446: American Legal History Since 1865, with P. Minter

A survey of the development of American law and its relationship to political, economic, and social trends in modern American society.

PS 220: Judicial Process, with J. Budziak

An introduction to the American legal system, the process of legal reasoning and legal resolution of value conflicts.

SOCL 240: Global Social Problems, with C. Taylor (F2F), J. McMahon (F2F) TBA (Web), & D. Lovell (On-Demand)

Examines causes of and responses to critical social problems in different world regions, with a focus on the dimensions and impacts of globalizations. Diverse social theories are applied to interpret problems such as environmental degradation, AIDS, family violence, racism, migration, international poverty, and crime.

SOCL 360: The Community in Rural and Urban Settings, with D. Lovell (On-Demand)

Prerequisite(s): Six hours of sociology. Study of the structure and function of community life and the process of balancing community needs and resources.

SWRK 330: Human Behavior in Social Environments I, with G. Mallinger (Web)

The social, natural, and behavioral sciences are used to examine human behavior across the life span, especially as influenced by ethnicity, class, gender, sexual orientation, and ability. Note: Prerequisite(s):for majors: Admission to the program.

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