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master of arts in Social Responsibility and Sustainable Communities

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Summer 2019

Core Courses (online):

SUST 512: Foundations of Sustainability, with J. All

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

Elective Courses(online):

BA 546: Sustainable Business Operations, with I. Civelek (On-Demand)

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.

BA 547: Sustainability, Innovation, & Entrepreneurship, with D. Cosby (On-Demand)

An examination of the impact of sustainability on global forces that are restructuring the world economy and driving opportunities for related new entrepreneurial ventures in that context.

CRIM 534: Neighborhoods and Crime, with J. Kanan

Overview of ecology of crime, with emphasis on criminological theories, factors that influence neighborhood-level crime rates, and effects that neighborhood characteristics have on individuals.

CRIM 572: Environmental Criminology, with R. Jones

Explores criminological solutions to environmental problems. Issues addressed include the nature of environmental offenders and victims, environmental justice, and criminal justice solutions to specific environmental problems.

GWS 575: Justice Gender and Sustainability, with M. Kerby

A multidisciplinary examination of political and economic implications of global sustainability, with particular attention to gender and justice.

HIST 574: The History of Religion in America, with T. Van Dyken

Survey of the development of religion in America. Among topics: separation of church and state and American civil religion.

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.

LEAD 525: Leadership Ethics, with D. Kerr

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

PH 584: Principles of Environmental Health, with E. Sanyang

A study of the traditional, emerging and controversial issues associated with environmental health. Biological, chemical and physical threats to human health are included.

SWRK 678: Environmental Justice: Theory, Policy, & Practice, 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.

SWRK 695: Special Topics: Human Traffic, with A. Murphy

 

Fall 2019

Core Courses (online):

 

SRSC 510: Perspectives on Social Justice, with TBA

A consideration of major perspectives concerning social justice issues.

SRSC 520: Community-Based Methodologies, with D. Cuomo

The study of methodologies that support community-based research and problem-solving.

 

Elective Courses(online):

BA 510: Advanced Oganizational Behavior, with R. Hatfield

Contemporary theory and research on organizational structure and design that has relevance for practical problems of designing and managing organizations.

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.

BA 547: Sustainability, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship, with D. Cosby

An examination of the impact of sustainability on global forces that are restructuring the world economy and driving opportunities for related new entrepreneurial ventures in that context.

CRIM 548: Race, Class, and Crime, with P. Vasiliev

Examination of relationships between race and social class in crime patterns and in the etiology of offending and victimization.

ECON 434G: Economics Poverty and Discrimination, with D. Myers

Study of the economic nature, origins, and public policy aimed at addressing poverty and discrimination in the economy. Topics include social security, food stamps, and equal employment opportunity.

GWS 545: Feminist Knowledge and 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 565: Black Feminism and Politics of Community, with C. Hopson

Examination of the U.S. Black feminist movement, with attention to challenges with Black communities and across social movements such as feminism and Civil Rights, and to transnational perspectives.

HIST 530: American Civil Rights Movement, with P. Minter

Introduction to graduate-level survey of the struggle for civil rights and social justice in 20th century America.

LEAD 500: Effective Leadership Studies, with S. Edds-Ellis & S. Gordon

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 G. Cobb & C. Gallagher

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

PH 578: Health Disparities, with C. Farrell

Introduce and discuss the manner in which minority status, within the United States, results in health inequality. Specific topics to be discussed, in relation to health disparities, are race, sex, gender, disability, and nationality. Through course readings, lectures, and assignments, the student will gain an undrstanding about how individual and structural factors impact health outcomes within our population.

PH 584: Principles of Environmental Health, with E. Sanyang

A study of the traditional, emerging and controversial issues associated with environmental health. Biological, chemical and physical threats to human health are included.

RSA 565:  Nonprofit Grant Writing & Fundraising, with TBA

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.

SUST 514: Environmental Justice and Public Spaces, with D. Cuomo

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

SWRK 510: Human Behavior in Social Environments, with A. Griffiths

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.

 

(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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