Western Kentucky University

Diversity & Community Studies - SRSC Courses

master of arts in Social Responsibility and Sustainable Communities

Next Semester's Courses

 

Summer 2014 Electives

 Please consult Dr. Olmsted before registering for any courses not on this elective list.

ONLINE

BA 510 — ADVANCED ORGANIZED BEHAVIOR

Prerequisite: 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.

GWS 625 - WOMEN & LEADERSHIP

With Dawn Bolton (July term)

Cross-disciplinary study of women leaders, issues of gender, race, class and power in relationship to women leaders and contemporary issues facing women leaders.

HIST 530 - HISTORY OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT IN AMERICA

With Patricia Minter (May-June term)

Equivalent: HIST 430G. Introduction to graduate-level survey of the struggle for civil rights and social justice in 20th century America.

LEAD 500 - EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP STUDIES
With John Baker (June term)

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

 

FACE TO FACE

GEOG 474G — ENVIROMENTAL PLANNING

 

FAll 2014 Electives

 

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BA 510—Advanced Organizational Behavior

Prerequisite: 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.

COMM 561—Multinational Org Com

With K Ishii

This course provides an in-depth study of internal and external communication behaviors in business organizations operating in multinational environments. 

GERO 501—Perspectives in Aging

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 Pro

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 and Social Change

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

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

ICSR 515—UTOPIAS, DYSTOPIAS, INTENTIONAL COMMUNITIES

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

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RSA 565—NP 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

RSA 560—Issues in Nonprofit Administration

Historical, philosophical, and theoretical examination of the nonprofit sector, voluntary action, and philanthropy. Including the comparative perspectives, scope, and significance of the sector. Critical issues related to nonprofit governance, leadership, and board/committee development.

SWRK 510—HUMAN BEHAVIOR SOCIAL ENVIRON

Prerequisite: 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.

 

FACE TO FACE

COMM 577—CULTURAL TERRORISM COMM

This course deals with the communication behaviors of terrorist groups, particularly as culture impacts and influences those behaviors.

ECON 434G—ECON OF POVERTY & DISCRIMINATION

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.

HIS 490G—History of Genocide           

HIST 553—American Women's History

Equivalent: HIST 453G. Social, cultural, and political history of American women from pre-colonial times to the present.

PH 548—COMMUNITY HEALTH ORGANIZATION

Prerequisites: Graduate standing, Public Health Education or Environmental Health concentration, or permission of instructor. Social, political and economic forces that exacerbate health inequities in different communities; various organizational strategies for effective solution. Review and analysis of community organization and mobilization processes, legislative advocacy, cultural competency, and the role of mass media in conceptualization of public health issues. Transportation requirements for field trips will be provided.

PH 584—PRIN OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH

Prerequisite: 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.

SOCL 470G—ENVIRONMENTAL SOCIOLOGY

Prerequisites: ENG 300 and three credit hours of sociology, or consent of instructor. Explores environmental thought within the sciences and the general public, including shifting worldviews, social movements, and social structural change associated with sustainability, environmental justice, and the rights of nature. Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation for optional field trips.

SOCL 571 GENDER & POVERTY: SHIVER REPORT

(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.

 Last Modified 5/9/14