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Diversity & Community Studies - SRSC Courses

master of arts in Social Responsibility and Sustainable Communities

Next Semester's Courses

Summer 2017

BA 547: Sustainability Inn & Ent, with D. Cosby (Web) 06/19-07/14

Prerequisite(s): Graduate Student standing with the University. 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 & Crime, with J. Kanan (Web) 06/05-06/30

GWS 570: American Masculinities, with K. Branham (Web) 07/10-08/10

HIST 615: African Nationalism, with S. Sanderfer (Web) 05/15-07/07

SUST 512: Foundations Sustainability, with John All (Web) 05/15-06/16

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

SWRK 695: Special Topics: Human Trafficking, with April Murphy (Web) 06/05-06/30

SWRK 678: Environmental Justice, with G. Mallinger (Web) 07/03-07/28

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

Fall 2017

Core Classes:

SRSC 510: Perspectives on Social Justice, Instructor TBA (Web)

A consideration of major perspectives concerning social justice issues.

SRSC 520: Community-Based Research, with M. Kerby (Web)

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.

SUST 514: Environmental Justice & Public Spaces, Instructor TBA

An examination of environmental justice and place, including historical movements and case studies of the uses and misuses of public space and resources (SUST 512 or SUST 514 counts as a core requirement.

Electives Offered Online:

BA 510: Advanced Organizational Behavior, with P. Potter

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.

BA 545: Survey of Business Sustainability Issues, with D. Cosby

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.

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 565: Black Feminism & 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.

GWS 630: Feminist Pedagogies, with K. Branham

Prerequisite(s): Student must have completed a minimum of 9 credit hours toward the graduate certificate or permission of the instructor. Multidisciplinary seminar examining a range of approaches to feminist teaching including standard methodologies, issues of professionalism, academic hierarchies, ethics, and feminist communities of research.

LEAD 500: Effective Leadership Studies, with S. Edds-Ellis 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 G. Cobb and 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.

RSA 565: Nonprofit Grant Writing & Fundraising, with S. Strom

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.



Electives Offered on Campus Only:

GEOS 587: Environmental Law, Regulations. Policy, with L. North

An introduction to major environmental legislation for air, water, toxic and hazardous pollutants; and related legislative, administrative, and judicial developments. The course provides a broad overview of legal practices and focuses on specific regulatory programs.

PH 584: Principles of Environmental Health, with R. Taylor

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.

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

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