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Diversity & Community Studies - SRSC Courses

master of arts in Social Responsibility and Sustainable Communities

Next Semester's Courses

Spring 2017

Core Classes:

SRSC 540 Community Building Sustainability (WEB), with M. Kerby

Prerequisite(s): SRSC 510, SRSC 520. Direct participation and research in a topic related to sustainable community-building

SRSC 530 Social Justice & Social Policy (WEB), with J. Rohrer

A study of the convergences and discontinuities between social justice and social policy using critical interdisciplinary theories.

SRSC 590 Sustainability Symposium (WEB), with J. Olmsted

Prerequisite(s): SRSC 510, SRSC 520, SRSC 540, ECON 530, and LEAD 500. Culminating residency requirement for students seeking the Master's in Social Responsibility & Sustainable Communities. Includes group site evaluations and concluding symposium.

Electives Offered Online:

BA 510 Advanced Organized Behavior (WEB), 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 546 Sustainable Business Operations (WEB), with I. Civelek

Prerequisite(s): Graduate Student standing with the University. 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 528 Communication in Nonprofit (WEB), with J. Smith

Survey of organizational communication issues and the ways in which they are uniquely situated in and applied to nonprofit organizations and philanthropy.

CRIM 546 Gender, Crime, and Justice

Examines crime, criminal justice, and gender. Explores how constructions of masculinity, femininity, and features of sexuality affect victims, offenders, and professionals in the criminal justice system.

GERO 501 Perspectives in Aging (WEB), 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 Found Aging Services (WEB), with TBA

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.

GWS 555 Global & Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Women (WEB), 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.

GWS 575 Justice, Gender, and Sustainability (WEB), with M. Kerby

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

LEAD 525 Leadership Ethics (CAMPUS AND WEB), with J. Baker, G. Cobb, 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.

LEAD 500 Effective Leadership Studies (CAMPUS AND WEB), with T. Smith, S. Edds-Ellis, C. Ehreman

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.

PH 584 Principles of Environmental Health (WEB), with TBA

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.

RSA 565 Nonprofit Grant Writing & Fundraising (WEB), 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 630 Advanced Rural Welfare Policy (WEB), with N. Sun, A. Cappiccie

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.

Electives Offered on Campus Only:

ECON 434G Economics Poverty & Discrimination, with D. Myers

Prerequisite(s): ECON 150 or ECON 202 or ECON 203. 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. Course Fee.

HIST 553 Gender & Women US History, with D. Browder

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

SWRK 530 Foundations Social Welfare Policy, with TBA

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.

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

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