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Diversity & Community Studies - SRSC Courses

master of arts in Social Responsibility and Sustainable Communities

Next Semester's Courses

Spring 2018

BA 546: Sustainable Business Operation, with I. Civelek

Exploration and development of definitions of sustainability and sustainable operations. The value chain perspective is taken to implement sustainability measures and different motivations for companies to engage in sustainable efforts.

COMM 546: Crisis Communication, with A. Jerome

Role of communication in crisis prevention, crisis readiness and crisis resolution.

LEAD 500: Effective Leadership Studies, with S. Edds

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

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.

PH 584- Principles of Environmental Health, with J. Nelms

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.

GWS 555- Global & Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Women, with K. Branham

Examination of a range of scholarship done in various disciplines on women's political practices around the world and a comparison of women's experiences cross-culturally.

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 503- Policy Fundamentals of Aging Services, with K. Fitzgerald

Provides students with knowledge of the policy process and the politics of aging. Focuses on aging policy development and analysis by offering insight into relevant aging issues.

SRSC 525 Place & the Problem of Healing, with J. Olmsted

A study of place as it relates to environmental and human/animal suffering and healing. What are the inter-relationships among healing and individual human or animal suffering, community, and place? What part does the body play? “Spirit"? Of particular interest are the processes of healing, as well as the negotiations between violence and peace, silence and voice, language and expression, and ritual and sharing.


Face to Face (on campus)

HIST 553- American Women’s History, with D. Browder

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

SWRK 530- Foundation in Social Welfare Policy, with A. Murphy

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the MSW program or permission of the instructor. Foundations to social policy, social welfare, and the American society. Introduction to analytical and critical thinking about social welfare policy and processes.

SWRK 630- Rural Social Welfare Policy, with S. McClain, K. Garvin (mostly online)

Prerequisite(s): Completion of all required 500 level MSW courses or admission to the Advanced Standing MSW program. Corequisite(s): SWRK 660. Focuses on policy analysis with emphasis on skills in legislative advocacy and decision making related to social policy and services for rural areas. Includes local and state government decision-making.

(Note: Always check TopNet for actual course offerings. Other courses may be considered with prior advisor approval required.)

*This is a preliminary list. Please check back for updates.

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