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Courses

Below you will find the current coures offerings listed by semeseter and then alphabetically by department. If you have any questions about these courses, please contact the Registrar's Office at registrar@simmons.edu or 617-521-2111.

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Fall 2014 Course Schedule - Updated Hourly

Updated Hourly - Last Updated: 04/17/2014 01:24PM

Study Abroad

SA 101 - Study Abroad

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits
01 09/04/2014 -
12/08/2014
N/A N/A N/A TBA Open 39 Yes 0.00

Social Justice

SJ 220 - Working for Social Justice

4 sem. hrs. Prereq.: Sophomore standing. Combines study of the psychosocial, moral, and ethical issues of social justice and social activism with community-based learning. Explores what it takes to become citizens who are committed to rectifying the myriad political, economic, and social problems we face. Thompson.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits
01 09/09/2014 -
12/02/2014
Tuesday

03:30PM-
06:20PM
N/A
Becky Thompson Open 15 No 4.00

SJ 380 - Integrative Capstone Project

4 sem. hrs. Prereq.: SJ 220 and SJ 222, junior standing, and consent of the coordinator. Addresses a particular student-defined social justice issue, researches past and current organizing efforts and strategies, develops a community action plan, and culminates in a term paper. Staff.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits
01 09/04/2014 -
12/08/2014
N/A N/A N/A TBA Open 10 Yes 4.00

School Nursing & Health Scienc

SNHS 410 - Research Methods

This course focuses on preparing students to critically analyze research literature. Emphasis is placed on critically reading and interpreting published research in terms of applicability to the practice of health care professionals. Taught using small groups, discussions and lectures, this course provides a foundation for subsequent participation in research.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits
01 09/10/2014 -
12/03/2014
Wednesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
Susan M. Duty Clsd 0 No 3.00
02 09/10/2014 -
12/03/2014
Wednesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
Ms. Dolores M. Wolongevicz Clsd 0 No 3.00
03 09/10/2014 -
12/03/2014
Wednesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
Stephanie Chiuve Wlst 0 No 3.00
04 09/10/2014 -
12/03/2014
Wednesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
Monik Jimenez Wlst 0 No 3.00
SS 09/04/2014 -
12/04/2014
Thursday

04:30PM-
07:20PM
N/A
Susan M. Duty Open 20 No 3.00

SNHS 425 - Caring for the Caregiver

The focus of this weekend course is to explore and experience self-care strategies that can be utilized to decrease stress, improve personal health and strengthen professional skills. We become better care-givers when we devote the time and energy to take better care of ourselves. This course is designed to provide information and practical experience for health care professionals as they begin to develop the knowledge and skills and application of a holistic biopsychosocial-spiritual model of care. These interventions support behavior change and self-management skills for health promotion, and create a foundation for a holistic, health-care practice.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits
H 09/20/2014 -
09/21/2014
Saturday

Sunday

08:00AM-
04:30PM
08:00AM-
12:00PM
N/A
N/A
James Sprague Huddleston Open 12 No 1.00

SNHS 429 - Holistic Healthcare

SHS 429, 'Holistic Health Care: Integrating Art and Science for a Caring Environment' is a fully on-line, 2-credit course designed for all caregivers, including (but not limited to) nurses, therapists, social workers, clergy and physicians. This course will help you: * Expand an understanding of holistic practice and your role as an instrument of healing. * Develop caring-healing interventions which will guide you in the art and science of a holistic approach to patient care. * Explore new and emerging body-mind modalities including relaxation, guided imagery, biofeedback, meditation, therapeutic touch, spiritual healing, plus others. Course activities include: * Weekly discussions with colleagues from a variety of disciplines and practices * Projects designed to facilitate the experience different types of holistic interventions. Both new and experienced practitioners will benefit by an increased awareness of these emerging modalities for a caring patient environment.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Consent
Credits
OL 09/04/2014 -
12/08/2014
N/A N/A N/A Karen Teeley Open 4 No 2.00

SNHS 570 - Health Promotion

This interdisciplinary course explores health issues from a societal perspective. An issues from local, community, national, and global perspectives. Healthy People 2000 is used to analyze data on current health issues. Leiningerstranscultural model and Penders model of health promotion focus the discussions. Health promotion of diverse populations is emphasized. Students conduct a needs assessment of a particular population group which allows for the integration of health promotion issues as they are affected bysocial, political, economic, ethical, and cultural policies.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Requires
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Credits
01 09/08/2014 -
12/08/2014
Monday

02:00PM-
03:50PM
N/A
Patricia Rissmiller Open 12 No 2.00
OL 09/04/2014 -
12/08/2014
N/A N/A N/A Ms. Anne W. Bishop Open 17 No 2.00

Sociology

SOCI 101 - Principles of Sociology

Covers emergence and development of sociological thought and research. Introduces basic concepts, theoretical approaches, and methodological strategies for the study of social structures, processes, and relations. Focuses on the seven thematic areas of the department to cover a range of social issues useful to a critical understanding of society, social inequalities, and the interconnectedness across national and social borders. Puri, London, Thompson.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits
01 09/04/2014 -
12/04/2014
Tuesday, Thursday

12:30PM-
01:50PM
N/A
Stephen D. London Open 42 No 4.00
02 09/04/2014 -
12/04/2014
Tuesday, Thursday

02:00PM-
03:20PM
N/A
Jyoti Puri Open 10 No 4.00

SOCI 200 - Special Topics

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Requires
Consent
Credits
01 09/09/2014 -
12/02/2014
Tuesday

03:30PM-
06:20PM
N/A
Saher Selod Open 16 No 4.00

SOCI 210 - Body Politics: a Sociological Perspective

4 sem. hrs. Examines cultural, political, and economic significance of the body. Topics may range from the commodification of bodies and body parts, criminalization and incarceration of bodies, bodily forms of resistance such as tattoos, among others. Puri.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits
01 09/04/2014 -
12/04/2014
Thursday

03:30PM-
06:20PM
N/A
Jyoti Puri Clsd 0 No 4.00

SOCI 232 - Race, Gender & Health

4 sem. hrs. Examines the unique perspective of health care from the cultural lens appropriate to women of color. Historical, social, environmental, and political factors that contribute to racial and gender disparities in health care are analyzed. Students will develop cultural competency tools for more effective health care delivery with individuals and families of color. Thomas.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits
01 09/08/2014 -
12/08/2014
Monday

03:30PM-
06:20PM
N/A
Dawna Thomas Open 16 No 4.00

SOCI 239 - Intro to Social Research I

4 sem. hrs. Prereq.: SOCI 101 or SOCI 241. Introduces methods and strategies used in research in the social sciences. Teaches responsible consumption of social science research and presents the logic and skills of social research methods. Emphasizes the nature of inquiry and the relationship between theory and research. Includes social research ethics and an introduction to data analysis using computers in research. Previous courses in statistics or computers not required. Leiter, Selod.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits
01 09/04/2014 -
12/04/2014
Tuesday, Thursday

09:30AM-
10:50AM
N/A
Valerie Leiter Wlst 0 No 4.00

SOCI 241 - Health, Illness & Society

4 sem. hrs. Emphasizes social determinants of physical and mental health and cross-cultural experiences of illness and seeking care. Pays special attention to the unequal distribution of health and illness in the U.S, the role of culture in our understandings of health and illness, and the social organization of health care. Leiter.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits
01 09/08/2014 -
12/08/2014
Monday, Wednesday

12:30PM-
01:50PM
N/A
Valerie Leiter Wlst 0 No 4.00

SOCI 245 - International Health

4 sem. hrs. Examines health and illness from a global perspective. Current public health dilemmas are analyzed, highlighting the role of colonialism, culture, development, and public health policies. Case studies will focus on how health issues are handled in different parts of the world, highlighting the roles of culture and political economy. Staff.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits
01 09/09/2014 -
12/02/2014
Tuesday

03:30PM-
06:20PM
N/A
TBA Wlst 1 No 4.00

SOCI 249 - Inequality: Race, Class, & Gender in Comparative Settings

4 sem. hrs. Prereq.: SOCI 101 or consent of the instructor. Introduces a critical sociological approach to understanding race, class, and gender inequality. Examines the historical origins of oppression in the United States by exploring how slavery, colonialism, and immigration have differentially shaped various groups' access to power. Explores contemporary struggles in South Africa. Examines impediments to the notion of the United States as a 'mecca for diversity,' including critical explorations of how injustices manifest themselves in the economy, education, the family, the arts, the media, and other key institutions. Thompson.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits
01 09/04/2014 -
12/04/2014
Tuesday, Thursday

12:30PM-
01:50PM
N/A
Saher Selod Wlst 0 No 4.00

SOCI 262 - Criminology

4 sem. hrs. Critically examines types and patterns of behaviors socially defined as criminal. Focuses on major theories and research studies in criminology and issues relating to the three major elements of the criminal justice system: police, courts, and prisons. London.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits
01 09/04/2014 -
12/04/2014
Tuesday, Thursday

02:00PM-
03:20PM
N/A
Stephen D. London Open 14 No 4.00

SOCI 268 - App. of Sociological Theory

4 sem. hrs. Prereq.: SOCI 101. Examines classical and contemporary theoretical schools of thought in sociology. Emphasizes the contributions of women social theorists and scholars of color. Addresses application of sociological theory to selected social issues and personal social behavior. Puri, Thompson.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Requires
Consent
Credits
01 09/08/2014 -
12/08/2014
Monday, Wednesday

11:00AM-
12:20PM
N/A
Becky Thompson Open 21 No 4.00

SOCI 344 - Sociology of Poetry & Prose

4 sem. hrs. Prereq.: SOCI 101. Focuses on what C.W. Mills refers to as the 'sociological imagination' in the poetry and memoirs/autobiographies of several contemporary political poets from a range of racial, ethnic, and class backgrounds. Examines how social location shapes writers' approaches to social problems. Considers solutions writers offer and analyzes their role in society as conscience, scribe, witness, and storyteller. Thompson.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits
01 09/08/2014 -
12/08/2014
Monday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
N/A
Becky Thompson Open 12 No 4.00

SOCI 350 - Independent Study

4 sem. hrs. Prereq.: Consent of the department.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits
01 09/04/2014 -
12/08/2014
N/A N/A N/A Becky Thompson Open 7 Yes 4.00

SOCI 355 - Thesis

4 sem. hrs. Prereq.: SOCI 350 and consent of the department.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits
01 09/04/2014 -
12/08/2014
N/A N/A N/A Becky Thompson Open 10 Yes 4.00

SOCI 370 - Internship

4 or 8 sem. hrs. Prereq.: Consent of the department. Includes weekly seminar.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits
01 09/04/2014 -
12/08/2014
N/A N/A N/A Becky Thompson Open 15 Yes 4.00

SOCI 544 - Sociology of Poetry & Prose

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits
01 09/08/2014 -
12/08/2014
Monday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
N/A
Becky Thompson Open 13 No 4.00

Spanish

SPAN 101 - Elem Spanish I

4 sem. hrs. Develops the ability to speak, read, and write in Spanish. Enhances awareness and understanding of the Spanish-speaking world through the presentation of cultural materials. Staff.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
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Requires
Consent
Credits
01 09/05/2014 -
12/08/2014
Monday, Wednesday, Friday

08:00AM-
08:50AM
N/A
TBA Open 17 No 4.00
02 09/05/2014 -
12/08/2014
Monday, Wednesday, Friday

09:00AM-
09:50AM
N/A
TBA Open 16 No 4.00
03 09/05/2014 -
12/08/2014
Monday, Wednesday, Friday

09:00AM-
09:50AM
N/A
TBA Open 18 No 4.00
04 09/05/2014 -
12/08/2014
Monday, Wednesday, Friday

10:00AM-
10:50AM
N/A
TBA Open 16 No 4.00
05 09/05/2014 -
12/08/2014
Monday, Wednesday, Friday

10:00AM-
10:50AM
N/A
Danisa Bonacic Open 17 No 4.00
06 09/05/2014 -
12/08/2014
Monday, Wednesday, Friday

12:30PM-
01:20PM
N/A
Danisa Bonacic Open 15 No 4.00

SPAN 102 - Elementary Spanish II

4 sem. hrs. Prereq.: SPAN 101 or placement by the department. Continuation of SPAN 101. Staff.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Requires
Consent
Credits
01 09/05/2014 -
12/08/2014
Monday, Wednesday, Friday

08:00AM-
08:50AM
N/A
TBA Open 17 No 4.00
02 09/05/2014 -
12/08/2014
Monday, Wednesday, Friday

09:00AM-
09:50AM
N/A
TBA Open 14 No 4.00
03 09/05/2014 -
12/08/2014
Monday, Wednesday, Friday

10:00AM-
10:50AM
N/A
TBA Open 12 No 4.00
04 09/05/2014 -
12/08/2014
Monday, Wednesday, Friday

12:30PM-
01:20PM
N/A
TBA Open 13 No 4.00

SPAN 201 - Intermediate Spanish I

4 sem. hrs. Prereq.: SPAN 102 or placement by the department. Develops communicative skills through a selective grammar review, discussion of topics of interest, and frequent use of audiovisual materials. Expands reading comprehension and cultural awareness through examples of Hispanic prose and poetry. Staff. Also offered as a TC. Staff from GRIIS (Granada Institute of International Studies. (S-1,2)

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits
01 09/05/2014 -
12/08/2014
Monday, Wednesday, Friday

08:00AM-
08:50AM
N/A
TBA Open 11 No 4.00
02 09/05/2014 -
12/08/2014
Monday, Wednesday, Friday

08:00AM-
08:50AM
N/A
TBA Open 18 No 4.00
03 09/05/2014 -
12/08/2014
Monday, Wednesday, Friday

09:00AM-
09:50AM
N/A
TBA Open 8 No 4.00
04 09/05/2014 -
12/08/2014
Monday, Wednesday, Friday

09:00AM-
09:50AM
N/A
TBA Open 13 No 4.00
05 09/05/2014 -
12/08/2014
Monday, Wednesday, Friday

10:00AM-
10:50AM
N/A
TBA Wlst 0 No 4.00
06 09/05/2014 -
12/08/2014
Monday, Wednesday, Friday

10:00AM-
10:50AM
N/A
TBA Open 4 No 4.00
07 09/05/2014 -
12/08/2014
Monday, Wednesday, Friday

12:30PM-
01:20PM
N/A
TBA Open 1 No 4.00
08 09/05/2014 -
12/08/2014
Monday, Wednesday, Friday

12:30PM-
01:20PM
N/A
TBA Open 11 No 4.00

SPAN 202 - Intermediate Spanish II

4 sem. hrs. Prereq.: SPAN 201 or placement by the department. Continuation of SPAN 201, with a special focus on writing at the intermediate level. Staff.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Credits
01 09/08/2014 -
12/08/2014
Monday, Wednesday

11:00AM-
12:20PM
N/A
TBA Open 4 No 4.00
02 09/08/2014 -
12/08/2014
Monday, Wednesday

01:30PM-
02:50PM
N/A
TBA Open 12 No 4.00

SPAN 245 - Conversation & Composition

4 sem. hrs. Prereq.: SPAN 202 or consent of the instructor. Aims to increase proficiency in the oral and written use of language. Readings include selections by contemporary Latin American authors and focus on various issues, such as women's roles and human rights. Includes written assignments and oral presentations based on readings and other current events. Peláez-Benítez.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits
01 09/04/2014 -
12/04/2014
Tuesday, Thursday

09:30PM-
10:50PM
N/A
Ms. Maria Dolores Pelaez-Benitez Open 10 No 4.00
02 09/04/2014 -
12/04/2014
Tuesday, Thursday

11:00AM-
12:20PM
N/A
Ms. Maria Dolores Pelaez-Benitez Open 8 No 4.00

SPAN 265 - 20TH-CENTURY Hispanic Short Story

4 sem. hrs. Prereq.: SPAN 245 or consent. Introduces students to Spanish American and peninsular short fiction from the 20th century. Explores social, political, and aesthetic issues present in the work of authors, such as Quiroga, Cortázar, Rulfo, Cela, Benet, and Poniatowska. Topics include relationships between artists and society and portrayals of groups in crises. Cohen.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Requires
Consent
Credits
01 09/08/2014 -
12/08/2014
Monday, Wednesday

01:30PM-
02:50PM
N/A
Danisa Bonacic Open 8 No 4.00

SPAN 310 - Making of Spain: Studies in Spanishcult

4 sem. hrs. Prereq.: SPAN 245 or consent of the instructor. Introduces students to the culture of Spain through the ages, from the multicultural society in medieval Iberia to maestros such as El Greco, Velázquez, and Goya. Includes works by a wide variety of authors and explores music, dance, and film, as well as contemporary issues through newspapers and Internet sites. Peláez-Benítez.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits
01 09/04/2014 -
12/04/2014
Tuesday, Thursday

02:00PM-
03:20PM
N/A
Ms. Maria Dolores Pelaez-Benitez Open 13 No 4.00

SPAN 349 - Directed Study

4 sem. hrs. Prereq.: Consent of the instructor. Addresses coursework required for the major or degree not being offered formally that semester. Students work under the close supervision of a faculty member. Consent is required for a directed study, which does not count toward the independent learning requirement. Staff.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Consent
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01 09/04/2014 -
12/08/2014
N/A N/A N/A TBA Open 20 Yes 4.00

SPAN 350 - Independent Study

4 sem. hrs. Prereq.: Consent of the instructor. Staff.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits
01 09/04/2014 -
12/08/2014
N/A N/A N/A TBA Open 18 Yes 4.00

SPAN 355 - Thesis

4 sem. hrs. Prereq.: Senior standing and consent of the instructor. Staff.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Requires
Consent
Credits
01 09/04/2014 -
12/08/2014
N/A N/A N/A TBA Open 18 Yes 4.00

SPAN 370 - Internship

4-8 sem. hrs. Prereq.: Consent of the department. In collaboration with the Career Education Center and under supervision by a department faculty member, students intern 10 to 15 hours a week (for four credits) in workplace sites connected to their major. Students complete a final paper that reflects on their experience and brings together theory and practice. Staff.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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01 09/04/2014 -
12/08/2014
N/A N/A N/A TBA Open 17 Yes 4.00

Special Needs Educ

SPND 350 - Independent Study

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Consent
Credits
01 09/04/2014 -
12/08/2014
N/A N/A N/A Jane Hardin Open 20 Yes 4.00

SPND 420 - Introduction to Assistive Technology

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Consent
Credits
BL 10/10/2014 -
11/01/2014
Friday

Saturday

05:00PM-
09:50PM
08:30AM-
04:20PM
N/A
N/A
Ms. Madalaine K. Pugliese Open 17 Yes 2.00

SPND 422 - Differentiating Instruction Using Technology Across the Curriculum

4 sem. hrs. Explores strategies to incorporate assistive special education technology into classrooms and learners' individualized educational programs. Provides real-world experiences, resources, and skill development in the latest software, adaptive equipment, and best practices. Explores readily implemented practical solutions for inclusive classrooms. Pugliese.

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Credits
BL 09/12/2014

09/13/2014

11/07/2014

11/08/2014

Friday

Saturday

Friday

Saturday

05:00PM-
09:50PM
08:30AM-
04:20PM
05:00PM-
09:50PM
08:30AM-
04:20PM
N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Jennifer Edge-Savage Open 18 Yes 4.00

SPND 435 - Practicum: Moderate (Pre K-8)

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Consent
Credits
01 09/04/2014 -
12/08/2014
N/A N/A N/A Jane Hardin Open 15 No 4.00

SPND 436 - Formal & Informal Assessment

4 sem. hrs. Involves observation, analysis, and interpretation of children's learning needs, utilizing formal and informal assessment devices in order to write, implement, and evaluate individualized educational programs. Reviews test instruments and current issues in assessment. Requires weekly fieldwork in an integrated setting. Stefanini, Waterman, Waters.

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Credits
01 09/10/2014 -
12/03/2014
Wednesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
Gina M. Stefanini Open 13 No 4.00
02 09/09/2014 -
12/02/2014
Tuesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
Gina M. Stefanini Open 11 No 4.00

SPND 440 - Practicum: Moderate (5-12)

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Requires
Consent
Credits
01 09/04/2014 -
12/08/2014
N/A N/A N/A Jane Hardin Open 20 No 4.00

SPND 441 - Classroom Management for Learners With Needs in Inclusive Settings

4 sem. hrs. Focuses on the basic principles and approaches for the effective management of behavior for learners with special needs. Emphasizes preventive discipline, classroom environments, and techniques effective with learners with diverse needs and abilities, and strategies for behavior management in multicultural settings. Axe, Hardin.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Credits
01 09/05/2014

09/06/2014

09/19/2014

09/20/2014

10/17/2014

10/18/2014

11/14/2014

11/15/2014

Friday

Saturday

Friday

Saturday

Friday

Saturday

Friday

Saturday

05:00PM-
08:50PM
08:30AM-
02:20PM
05:00PM-
08:50PM
08:30AM-
02:20PM
05:00PM-
08:50PM
08:30AM-
02:20PM
05:00PM-
08:50PM
08:30AM-
02:20PM
N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Colleen Ann Kelleher Open 19 No 4.00

SPND 442 - Analysis of Behavior: Principles and Classroom Applications

4 sem. hrs. Introduces behavior modification and operant techniques, including clarification of more commonly used terms, with specific reference to application in the classroom. Provides overview of procedures and practices successful in schools, communities, and work settings. Requires fieldwork. Axe.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Seats
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Consent
Credits
01 09/05/2014

09/06/2014

09/19/2014

09/20/2014

10/17/2014

10/18/2014

11/14/2014

11/15/2014

Friday

Saturday

Friday

Saturday

Friday

Saturday

Friday

Saturday

05:00PM-
08:50PM
08:30AM-
02:30PM
05:00PM-
08:50PM
08:30AM-
02:30PM
05:00PM-
08:50PM
08:30AM-
02:30PM
05:00PM-
09:50PM
08:30AM-
02:30PM
N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

TBA Open 18 No 4.00

SPND 446 - Learners with Special Needs

4 sem. hrs. Explores major areas of special needs and examines issues unique to the delivery of service to learners with special needs, including assessment strategies, equipment adaptation, materials, and parent/professional relations. Focuses on language development and communication problems. Requires fieldwork. Evans, Hardin.

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01 09/04/2014 -
12/04/2014
Thursday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
Jane Hardin Open 17 No 4.00

SPND 447 - Assessment and Curriculum Modification And Development for Learners With Severe Disabilities

4 sem. hrs. Examines curriculum development, assessment techniques, and teaching/learning procedures to plan instructional programs in major life skills areas. Emphasizes analyzing functional tasks and developing individualized educational programs for implementation in general education classrooms and settings. Requires fieldwork. Lenane.

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Consent
Credits
01 09/10/2014 -
12/03/2014
Wednesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
Kevin Stephen Lenane Open 16 No 4.00

SPND 450 - Independent Study

For graduate students only. Staff.

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01 09/04/2014 -
12/08/2014
N/A

N/A
N/A
Jane Hardin Open 20 Yes 2.00

SPND 467 - Practicum: Severe

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01 09/04/2014 -
12/08/2014
N/A N/A N/A Jane Hardin Open 16 No 4.00

SPND 487 - Seminar

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Consent
Credits
01 09/08/2014

09/22/2014

10/06/2014

10/27/2014

11/10/2014

12/08/2014

Monday

Monday

Monday

Monday

Monday

Monday

04:00PM-
06:50PM
04:00PM-
06:50PM
04:00PM-
06:50PM
04:00PM-
06:50PM
04:00PM-
06:50PM
04:00PM-
06:50PM
N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Jane Hardin Open 19 Yes 2.00
02 09/15/2014

09/29/2014

10/06/2014

10/20/2014

11/17/2014

12/08/2014

Monday

Monday

Monday

Monday

Monday

Monday

04:00PM-
06:50PM
04:00PM-
06:50PM
04:00PM-
06:50PM
04:00PM-
06:50PM
04:00PM-
06:50PM
04:00PM-
06:50PM
N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Jane Hardin Open 19 Yes 2.00

Social Work

SW 101 - Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare

4 sem. hrs. Introduces students to the historical development of professional social work and social welfare and orients them to the purposes, values, and worldview of the profession. The evolution of contemporary social work, contributions of key historical figures and pioneers, role of influential social policies, and ways in which social workers have shaped the social service system are discussed. Finally, an overview of contemporary social work practice principles with an emphasis on social and economic justice is provided. This course inculdes a 40-hour service learning component.

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Requires
Consent
Credits
01 09/04/2014 -
12/04/2014
Tuesday, Thursday

12:30PM-
01:50PM
N/A
Allyson Nichelle Livingstone Open 17 No 4.00

SW 251 - Human Behavior in the Social Environment I

4 sem. hrs. These two courses allow students to participate in the in-depth study of the physical, psychological, social, and cultural forces impacting the growth and development of individuals within the context of their families, communities, and society. Using a life span approach, a social work strengths perspective, and a person-in-environment framework, the first semester covers the prenatal period through the school-aged child while the second semester covers adolescence through the aging years and death.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Seats
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Consent
Credits
01 09/04/2014 -
12/04/2014
Tuesday, Thursday

11:00AM-
12:20PM
N/A
Denise E Hildreth Open 14 No 4.00

SW 351 - Social Work Practice I

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Consent
Credits
01 09/09/2014 -
12/02/2014
Tuesday

03:30PM-
06:20PM
N/A
Denise E Hildreth Open 7 No 4.00

SW 353 - Social Work Practice III

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Consent
Credits
01 09/10/2014 -
12/03/2014
Wednesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
Dana Grossman Leeman Open 4 No 4.00

SW 370 - Social Work Field Placement I

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Consent
Credits
01 09/09/2014 -
12/02/2014
Tuesday

11:00AM-
12:20PM
N/A
Allyson Nichelle Livingstone Open 1 No 8.00
02 09/04/2014 -
12/04/2014
Thursday

11:00AM-
12:20PM
N/A
Allyson Nichelle Livingstone Open 2 No 8.00

SW 401A - Social Policy & Services

SW401A: Social Welfare Policy and Services (required) This course focuses on the social welfare policy context in which social workers practice and social welfare benefits and services are received. Course content familiarizes social work students with the history and evolution of social welfare policies as well as current-day examples of policies that influence social work practice. To appreciate the complexities, contradictions, strengths, and weaknesses of the American approach to social welfare, a number of factors will be analyzed including history, economics, politics, ideologies and values, and alternate policy models. In this course, students learn to analyze historical and current social welfare policies in light of principles of social and economic justice and human rights. The role of power and privilege in social welfare policy will be assessed as it pertains to equality, equitability and discrimination based on race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, class, disability and other individual and population characteristics. Ways in which social work practice is both influenced and is impacted by social welfare policies will be emphasized.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits
01 09/09/2014 -
12/16/2014
Tuesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
Gary Bailey Open 22 No 3.00
02 09/10/2014 -
12/17/2014
Wednesday

11:10AM-
02:00PM
N/A
Gary Bailey Open 22 No 3.00
03 09/10/2014 -
12/17/2014
Wednesday

01:00PM-
03:50PM
N/A
Beverly Sealey Open 21 No 3.00
04 09/04/2014 -
12/11/2014
Thursday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
Beverly Sealey Open 21 No 3.00
05 09/05/2014 -
12/12/2014
Friday

08:00AM-
10:50AM
N/A
Denise Humm-Delgado Open 22 No 3.00
06 09/05/2014 -
12/12/2014
Friday

09:00AM-
11:50AM
N/A
Dana E. Prescott Open 22 No 3.00
07 09/06/2014 -
12/13/2014
Saturday

09:00AM-
11:50AM
N/A
Denise Humm-Delgado Open 22 No 3.00

SW 402 - Information Literacy Program

SW402: Information Literacy Program (required) This online course focuses on information literacy for graduate social work students. All students must complete SW402. 0 credits

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01 09/04/2014 -
12/17/2014
N/A N/A N/A Thomas J. Wagtowicz Open 248 No 0.00

SW 408 - Oral Presentation Skills for Soc Workers

SW408: Oral Presentation Skills: Urban Leadership Program students only. Social Workers often need skills in public speaking to effectively perform their roles. In case presentations, board meetings, legislative hearings, and team meetings, social workers must communicate their ideas in a clear and succinct manner. This course addresses the basics of public speaking, types of speeches, and helps prepare students for presentations that are either prepared or spontaneous. 0 credits.

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Consent
Credits
01 08/26/2014 -
09/11/2014
Tuesday

Tuesday, Thursday

01:00PM-
04:30PM
01:00PM-
04:30PM
N/A
N/A
Tien T. Ung
Lisa Marie Harrington
Open 15 No 0.00
02 08/26/2014 -
09/11/2014
Tuesday

Tuesday, Thursday

06:00PM-
09:30PM
06:00PM-
09:30PM
N/A
N/A
Tien T. Ung
Lisa Marie Harrington
Open 15 No 0.00

SW 409 - Dynamics of Racism & Oppression

SW409: Dynamics of Racism and Oppression (required) This course is an intensive examination of the dynamics of various forms of oppression in U.S. society. The selection of the oppression of racism is deliberate. Through the analysis of critical race theory and intersectionality, students will come to understand the reasoning for this initial emphasis. The course begins with an analysis of racism from structural, (social) psychological and applied perspectives. This approach frames the analysis of other forms of oppression. Types of oppression (sexism, classism, homophobia, etc.) are examined in relationship to sociopolitical and economic factors, and historical themes that continue into the present day are identified. The course will explore the costs of oppression to all individuals and its differential impact on individuals in dominant and subordinate positions. The importance of power and the dynamics of domination and subordination in all forms of oppression will be explored. Practice issues will be examined in relation to multi-level interventions (i.e., individual, group, organizational and institutional).

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits
01 09/10/2014 -
12/17/2014
Wednesday

03:30PM-
06:20PM
N/A
Johnnie Hamilton-Mason Open 17 No 3.00

SW 411A - Human Behavior in the Social Environment

SW411A: Human Behavior in the Social Environment (required) Human Behavior in the Social Environment addresses two areas of focus. One is an ecological-developmental approach to human behavior in the social environment, taking a social constructionist perspective, emphasizing the ways in which culture (of large groups and small) and the broader social environment shape human behavior and identity. Concepts of resilience and resistance to oppression are emphasized using frameworks such as empowerment theories, systems theory and human ecology. This course emphasizes micro, meso, and macro level social systems that influence individual behavior, including families, groups, organizations and communities, as well as the larger society within historical and cultural contexts. Particular attention is paid to culture, race, class, gender and sexual orientation as dynamic social constructions that can be sources of both oppression and strength at all levels of social systems. The second area of focus is on current theoretical frameworks to understand the bio-psycho-social-cultural processes that shape human behavior and development of self across the life span. We emphasize the interaction of individuals with their environments as they mutually influence each other, emphasizing cultural diversity and social justice. The application of multiple theoretical perspectives to Social Work practice is emphasized.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Consent
Credits
01 09/08/2014 -
12/15/2014
Monday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
Robbie Tourse Open 22 No 3.00
02 09/10/2014 -
12/03/2014
Wednesday

11:10AM-
02:00PM
N/A
Katherine J. Jungreis Open 22 No 3.00
03 09/10/2014 -
12/17/2014
Wednesday

03:30PM-
06:20PM
N/A
Abbie K. Frost Open 22 No 3.00
04 09/10/2014 -
12/17/2014
Wednesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
Tien T. Ung Open 22 No 3.00
05 09/05/2014 -
12/12/2014
Friday

09:00AM-
11:50AM
N/A
Hugo Kamya Open 21 No 3.00
06 09/05/2014 -
12/12/2014
Friday

01:00PM-
03:50PM
N/A
Andrea Winslow Open 22 No 3.00
07 09/06/2014 -
12/13/2014
Saturday

01:00PM-
03:50PM
N/A
TBA Open 22 No 3.00

SW 414 - Assessment and Diagnosis

SW414: Assessment and Diagnosis (required) This one semester course provides knowledge of the major categories of diagnoses for adults as formulated in DSM-5 and of theoretical perspectives in those categories. Attention is given to the dynamics of development and culture, and to the interrelationship among biological, psychological, and social/cultural systems that impact diagnosis. Focus will be on utilizing these elements in order to provide a comprehensive bio-psycho-social assessment. Treatments specifically related to these diagnoses will be noted. Prerequisites: SW411A and SW421A.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Consent
Credits
01 09/09/2014 -
12/16/2014
Tuesday

01:00PM-
03:50PM
N/A
Kimberly O'Brien Open 12 No 3.00
02 09/09/2014 -
12/16/2014
Tuesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
Kimberly O'Brien Open 2 No 3.00
03 09/10/2014 -
12/17/2014
Wednesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
Leslie F. Bass Wlst 0 No 3.00
04 09/04/2014 -
12/11/2014
Thursday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
Nancy M. Levine Open 9 No 3.00

SW 421A - Social Work Practice

SW421A: Social Work Practice (required) This two-semester course exposes students to selected generalist practice theories for social workers. The course will examine various levels of intervention, practice settings, and theoretical perspectives. Students are introduced to the general processes that are common to every client system level: preparation and engagement, differential use of self, assessment, contracting, intervention planning, intervention evaluation, and termination of services that are applicable no matter the setting or client group. Considered over two semesters is work with individuals, families, groups and the social context in which these client groups exist. A special concern is the impact of diversity and oppression for client and worker. Emphasis of this semester is mastering multi-level assessment. Actual practice dilemmas are examined through case discussions, videotapes, role-play, and other exercises. Two consecutive semesters of SW421 are required: SW421A and SW421B. Students must register for the same section each semester. Must be concurrent with SW446A.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Credits
01 09/08/2014 -
12/15/2014
Monday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
Mr. Seth D. Kleinman Open 4 No 3.00
02 09/09/2014 -
12/16/2014
Tuesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
Erina White Open 1 No 3.00
03 09/10/2014 -
12/17/2014
Wednesday

08:00AM-
10:50AM
N/A
Mr. John S. Moynihan Open 17 No 3.00
04 09/10/2014 -
12/17/2014
Wednesday

09:00AM-
11:50AM
N/A
Jennifer Meredith Putney Open 10 No 3.00
05 09/10/2014 -
12/17/2014
Wednesday

01:00PM-
03:50PM
N/A
Nora Rushford Open 2 No 3.00
06 09/10/2014 -
12/17/2014
Wednesday

06:30PM-
09:20PM
N/A
TBA Open 15 No 3.00
07 09/04/2014 -
12/11/2014
Thursday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
Thomas Mecsas-Faxon Open 11 No 3.00
08 09/05/2014 -
12/12/2014
Friday

11:10AM-
02:00PM
N/A
TBA Open 15 No 3.00
09 09/05/2014 -
12/12/2014
Friday

09:00AM-
11:50AM
N/A
Katharine Elizabeth Elliott Open 13 No 3.00
10 09/05/2014 -
12/12/2014
Friday

01:00PM-
03:50PM
N/A
Jennifer Meredith Putney Open 13 No 3.00
11 09/06/2014 -
12/13/2014
Saturday

09:00AM-
11:50AM
N/A
TBA Open 8 No 3.00

SW 424A - Advanced Clinical Practice

Building on foundational knowledge and skills mastered from the first year social work practice course, this course will have four foci: 1) professional use of self; 2) the professional/therapeutic relationship; 3) continued development and refinement of more sophisticated assessment skills;and 4) mastery of brief/time-effective approaches to intervention/treatment. Contemporary clinical social work practice is ever evolving and is shaped by a number of stakeholders. Within this context of transition and change sound clinical social work practice is culturally responsive, flexible, and demonstrably effective, and when appropriate, community-based. The goal is for students to practice and acquire skill sets related to a variety of practice frameworks/ theoretical perspectives and to learn how to decide which particular approach is most beneficial for each specific client in achieving positive outcomes. The second semester will deepen the knowledge, skills, and values addressed in first semester and will provide an opportunity for students to integrate their course work across the curriculum as it applies to professional practice. Prerequisite: SW421B.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Consent
Credits
01 09/08/2014 -
12/15/2014
Monday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
Katherine J. Jungreis Clsd 0 No 3.00
02 09/09/2014 -
12/16/2014
Tuesday

09:00AM-
11:50AM
N/A
Dana Grossman Leeman Wlst 0 No 3.00
03 09/09/2014 -
12/16/2014
Tuesday

03:30PM-
06:20PM
N/A
Dana Grossman Leeman Wlst 0 No 3.00
05 09/10/2014 -
12/17/2014
Wednesday

09:00AM-
11:50AM
N/A
Johnnie Hamilton-Mason Clsd 0 No 3.00
08 09/05/2014 -
12/12/2014
Friday

11:10AM-
01:50PM
N/A
Kathleen M. Reardon Open 8 No 3.00
09 09/05/2014 -
12/12/2014
Friday

09:00AM-
11:50AM
N/A
Tien T. Ung Clsd 0 No 3.00

SW 424C - Advanced Clinical Practice

This is a required one-semester course to be taken in the Fall semester concurrent with advanced year field placements. In the second semester students are required to take a clinical elective course of their choice to run concurrent with the second semester of advanced year field placement. Building on foundational knowledge and skills mastered from the first year social work practice course, this course will have four foci: 1) professional use of self; 2) the professional/therapeutic relationship; 3) continued development and refinement of more sophisticated assessment skills; and 4) mastery of brief/time-effective approaches to intervention/treatment. Contemporary clinical social work practice is ever evolving and is shaped by a number of stakeholders. Within this context of transition and change sound clinical social work practice is culturally responsive, flexible, and demonstrably effective, and when appropriate, community-based. The goal is for students to practice and acquire skill sets related to a variety of practice frameworks/theoretical perspectives and to learn how to decide which particular approach is most beneficial for each specific client in achieving positive outcomes. Prerequisite: SW421B

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Consent
Credits
04 09/09/2014 -
12/16/2014
Tuesday

06:30PM-
09:20PM
N/A
Christopher O'Rourke Wlst 0 No 3.00
06 09/10/2014 -
12/17/2014
Wednesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
Mr. Richard Grumbach Wlst 0 No 3.00
07 09/04/2014 -
12/11/2014
Thursday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
TBA Wlst 0 No 3.00
10 09/06/2014 -
12/13/2014
Saturday

09:00AM-
11:50AM
N/A
Jayna Patricia Ellsworth Open 7 No 3.00

SW 438 - Alcohol, Drugs & Social Work Practice

SW438: Alcohol, Drugs & Social Work Practice The focus of the class is on exploring the nature, etiology and treatment of substance abuse disorders and how they relate to social work practice. Students are introduced to different theories that frame substance abuse treatment models, including harm reduction neurobiology and the traditional medical model. Students explore self-help programs such as AA and NA and other modes of treatment, including CBT, motivational interviewing, outpatient treatment and psychopharmacology. Policy, prevention and education issues are also addressed. Prerequisites: SW401A, SW411A, and SW421A. This course meets the requirement for a clinical practice elective.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Consent
Credits
01 09/06/2014 -
12/13/2014
Saturday

01:00PM-
03:50PM
N/A
Lena M. Asmar Open 15 No 3.00

SW 441 - Soc. Work Research

SW441: Social Work Research (required) In this introductory course, students examine the research process as it applies to the specialized interests and needs of social work. Illustrations are chosen from the studies of social work practice. The course is designed to enable students to be critical consumers of research, to understand the principles and process of research and the evaluation of practice, to become familiar with ethical considerations when designing and implementing a project, and to be capable of participating in practice related research. Sections with some online class sessions are designated as 'blended.'

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Requires
Consent
Credits
01 09/10/2014 -
12/17/2014
Wednesday

09:00AM-
11:50AM
N/A
Joanna Almeida Open 22 No 3.00
02 09/10/2014 -
12/17/2014
Wednesday

01:00PM-
03:50PM
N/A
Peter Maramaldi Open 43 No 3.00
03 09/05/2014 -
12/12/2014
Friday

01:00PM-
03:50PM
N/A
Joanna Almeida Open 19 No 3.00

SW 446A - Field Education

SW446A: Field Education Year 1: Foundation (required) Weekly agency-based field placement, which focuses on foundation social work skills. Students complete agency based assignments in addition to process recordings and assessments. SW446A section 01 is for students doing a 24 hour per week field placement (Sept-May) SW446A section 02 is for students doing a 16 hour per week field placement. (Sept-Aug) The field department must approve all 16 hour placements prior to a student registering. Prerequisites: SW401A and SW411A, or concurrent enrollments. Must also be concurrent with Social Work Practice (SW421A).

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Consent
Credits
01 09/04/2014 -
12/08/2014
N/A N/A N/A Ms. Kim Harriman Open 168 No 4.00
02 09/04/2014 -
12/08/2014
N/A N/A N/A Ms. Kim Harriman Open 30 No 4.00

SW 447A - Field Year 2

SW447A: Fall Semester Field Education Year II: Advanced (required) SW447A section 01 is for students doing a 24 hour per week field placement SW447A section 02 is for students doing a 16 hour per week field placement.The field department must approve all 16 hour placements prior to a student registering. The goal of field education is to learn the application of theoretical concepts and social work principles and values learned in the classroom to clinical practice. Field education provides supervised learning of advanced practice skills with individuals, families and groups in a variety of clinical settings. SW447A must be concurrent with SW424.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits
01 09/04/2014 -
12/08/2014
N/A N/A N/A Ms. Kim Harriman Open 104 No 4.00
02 09/04/2014 -
12/08/2014
N/A N/A N/A Ms. Kim Harriman Open 37 No 4.00

SW 463 - Advcocay and Social Action with Disability and Chronic Illness

SW463: Advocacy and Social Action with Disability and Chronic Illness The course focuses on issues and interventions regarding disability and chronic illness that affect adults and children physically, cognitively, and/or emotionally. Students gain understanding of historical and contemporary experiences of that population from the perspectives of their oppression and their response to oppression through rights and self-advocacy movements. Philosophical and practical frameworks studied include civil rights, inclusion, interdependence, and universal design in the built and social environments. Techniques are discussed for actions as advocates and allies with individuals, as social activists in coalitions, and as policy change agents. Prerequisites: SW401A; SW409 or concurrent enrollment. This course meets the requirement for a social action elective.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Requires
Consent
Credits
01 09/09/2014 -
12/16/2014
Tuesday

03:30PM-
06:20PM
N/A
Denise Humm-Delgado Open 12 No 3.00

SW 475 - Narrative Approaches to SW

SW475: Narrative Approaches This course explores newer systematic approaches to work with groups, families, and individuals. Narrative/constructivist approaches that are often applicable to short-term work are examined. Students will also consider what it means to think of treatment as involving the co-construction of new narratives. The course incorporates experiential learning and makes use of student case material. Prerequisite SW421A. This course meets the requirement for a clinical practice elective.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits
01 09/10/2014 -
12/17/2014
Wednesday

01:00PM-
03:50PM
N/A
Hugo Kamya Clsd 0 No 3.00

SW 483 - Cognitive Behavioral App Pract

SW483: Cognitive Behavioral Approaches and Treatment The object of this course is to provide a working knowledge of the basic principles and specific techniques of a contemporary multi-modal approach to cognitive-behavioral therapy with consideration of its integration with other therapeutic approaches. Issues presented include: substance abuse, anger, interpersonal relationships, stress, anxiety disorders, depression, personality disorders with an emphasis on borderline personality disorder and issues of affect regulation. Prerequisite is SW421A. This course meets the requirement for a clinical practice elective.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Requires
Consent
Credits
01 09/09/2014 -
12/16/2014
Tuesday

01:00PM-
03:50PM
N/A
Mr. Daniel T. Beck Wlst 1 No 3.00
02 09/05/2014 -
12/12/2014
Friday

08:00AM-
10:50AM
N/A
Mr. Richard Grumbach Wlst 0 No 3.00

SW 494 - Multiple Faces of Trauma

SW494: Multiple Faces of Trauma Understanding and intervening with trauma theoretically and clinically is a critical skill for clincial social workers. The course examines trauma both interpersonal and communal in various contexts and in relation to various vulnerable populations: people at war, women, residents of violence-torn communities. Treatment of acute traumatic events, as well as the impact of persistent, developmental and historic trauma, is explored in adult populations. Students explore some of the theoretical and clinical controversies in the field and are asked to apply their learning to case situations. Prerequisite: SW421B. This course meets the requirement for a clinical practice elective.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits
01 09/09/2014 -
12/16/2014
Tuesday

06:30PM-
09:20PM
N/A
Martha P. Wall Wlst 0 No 3.00

SW 509 - Evaluation in SW Practice

SW509: Evaluation in Social Work Practice (required) Building on the concepts and principles from SW 441 this course prepares students in basic principles of practice and program evaluation and their application to social work practice in agency settings. Using their agency settings as laboratories, students learn the major approaches to evaluation (needs assessment, process, and outcome) with attention to the struggles, tensions, and ambiguities related to current evaluation models and agency demands for evaluation. Sections with some online class sessions are designated as 'blended'. Prerequisite is SW441 Concurrent with SW447A or B.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits
01 09/09/2014 -
12/16/2014
Tuesday

11:10AM-
02:00PM
N/A
Kristie Thomas Wlst 1 No 3.00
02 09/10/2014 -
12/17/2014
Wednesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
Kristie Thomas Wlst 0 No 3.00
03 09/05/2014 -
12/12/2014
Friday

09:00AM-
11:50AM
N/A
Abbie K. Frost Open 5 No 3.00
04 09/05/2014 -
12/12/2014
Friday

01:00PM-
03:50PM
N/A
Abbie K. Frost Open 1 No 3.00

SW 523 - Advocacy and Social Action

SW523: Advocacy and Social Action for Professional Social Workers Relevant theories and strategies of social and political action that promote social justice within organizations and the larger community are the focus of this course. Students gain understanding of policy practice theory and skills in regard to social, economic, political, and organizational systems, and use this knowledge to then influence, formulate, and advocate for policy changes to meet the needs of clients. Students develop skills to create change at the client, agency, community, and/or societal level that is founded on the principles and ideals of social, distributive, political, and economic justice. Prerequisites: SW401A; SW409 or concurrent enrollment. This course meets the requirement for a social action elective.

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01 09/09/2014 -
12/16/2014
Tuesday

08:00AM-
10:50AM
N/A
Gary Bailey Open 10 No 3.00

SW 529 - Clinical Social Work in Forensic Settings

SW529: Clinical Social Work in Forensic Settings This semester long course will focus on working with the increasing number of individuals incarcerated and impacted by the criminal justice system. We will focus on issues that arise within the practice of forensic social work in correctional settings (jails, prisons, probation and parole departments, and the court system) and will consider what it means to work within a host environment while continuing to uphold social work values. We will discuss and identify the ways in which institutional racism and classicism impact incarcerated individuals and identify interventions and skills used to work with specific populations including: people living with mental illness, women, individuals who have committed a sexual offense, those experiencing an addiction to drugs or alcohol, youth, and those diagnosed with psychopathy. Finally we will discuss and identify additional methods of dealing with offenses by exploring options such as restorative justice and community based reparations. Prerequisite: SW421B. This course meets the requirement for a clinical practice elective.

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01 09/10/2014 -
12/17/2014
Wednesday

03:30PM-
06:20PM
N/A
Lili Schwan-Rosenwald Open 12 No 3.00

SW 547 - Field Course: Accelerated

Enrollment limited to students in the One-Year Placement Option program. Advanced Standing students should NOT register for this course.

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01 09/04/2014 -
12/08/2014
N/A N/A N/A Ms. Kim Harriman Open 10 Yes 6.00

SW 554 - Hlth Care Pol and Soc Action

SW554: Healthcare Policy and Social Action In this course, students will gain understanding of health care policy and health care services in the U. S. The culture of illness and society's response to health care needs of individuals will be examined. We will also examine historical and contemporary health policy, as well as social, economic, political, and cultural theories of health and illness, poverty and social justice related to affordability, availability and accessibility of health care services. Managed care models, health maintenance organizations, community health centers, and private practice in health care, financing health care through private and public funding streams (e.g., Medicaid, Medicare, SCHIP, Employer provided, etc.) will also be analyzed for their utility. This course will focus on theories and practice of advocacy and, social and political action that promote social justice within organizations, the larger community, and society. Students will apply the knowledge gained to formulate, influence, and advocate for policy changes in health care delivery at the organizational and/or state and federal level. Prerequisite: SW401A; SW409 or concurrent enrollment. This course meets the requirement for a social action elective.

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01 09/10/2014 -
12/17/2014
Wednesday

06:30PM-
09:20PM
N/A
Beverly Sealey Open 7 No 3.00

SW 569 - Advanced Standing Seminar

SW569: Advanced Standing Seminar Required for students in the Advanced Standing program, this course is designed to provide a bridge to the concentration year clinical curriculum and field placement. A strong emphasis is on exploring the development of a professional social work identity and on supporting student's increasing self-awareness and ability to learn from practice experience. The course will focus on broadening the capacity for the use of self, promoting reflective practice, conceptualizing various theoretical perspectives and their application to clinical work and enhancing the ability to work across difference. Concurrent with Field SW596.

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01 09/09/2014 -
12/16/2014
Tuesday

09:00AM-
11:50AM
N/A
Jennifer Meredith Putney Open 22 No 3.00

SW 577 - Social Work w/ Groups

SW577: Social Work with Groups (required) This course is an exploration of the ways in which groups can bring clients together to support, challenge, and create meaningful connections with each other. Through mutual aid, group members can learn the skills that will enable them to improve the relationships in their lives, be more empowered as individuals and community members, and mobilize for social change. Students will concurrently build theoretical and skills-based knowledge and will practice and reflect on various techniques that will enable them to facilitate groups in a wide array of settings across client populations. Facilitation of a group in the field or regular access to observing a group in the field is required. Prerequisite: SW411A or concurrent enrollment.

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01 09/10/2014 -
12/17/2014
Wednesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
Hugo Kamya Open 1 No 3.00

SW 582 - Attachment, Neurobio & SW Practice

SW-582: Attachment and Neurobiology in Social Work Practice This course addresses the important influences of early and later attachment relationships on one's cognitive, emotional, relational, and neurobiological development. It looks at the ways that interpersonal, community, and cultural connections serve critical neurobiological functions in regulating a person's sense of security and containment, and capacities to act on her strengths. The class examines contemporary research in attachment theory, interpersonal communication, and brain development to understand many clients' presenting symptoms as products of their having had to adapt to chronic extreme stress with limited essential relational and community resources. Students look through a lens of interpersonal neurobiology at common child and adult symptoms of post-traumatic stress related learning difficulties, anxiety, and depression; dysregulation of behaviors associated with violence and addiction; and difficulties negotiating relationships. They learn about the brain's ability to change throughout one's life and specific individual and community interventions that promote these changes. Prerequisite: 421B. This course meets the requirement for a clinical practice elective.

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01 09/09/2014 -
12/16/2014
Tuesday

11:10AM-
01:50PM
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Candace Saunders Open 5 No 3.00

SW 584 - Contemporary Psychodynamic Perspectives On Clinical Social Work Practice

SW584: Contemporary Psychodynamic Perspectives on Clinical Social Work Practice Psychodynamic theory offers rich and complex ways of understanding human behavior and interaction. It is useful in many clinical settings in brief encounters as well as long-term work. It can be an aid in building strong relationships with clients and a means of understanding and managing one's own reactions to different clients. This course, will explore ways of using psychodynamic theory to inform work with individual adults within the matrix of social work values and interest in context, diversity and social justice. This course will offer a review of recent developments and trends in psychodynamic theory including key concepts in treatment such as transference, countertransference, enactment, working through and affect. We will look at psychodynamic approaches to trauma, crises and desperate situations and the unique aspects of dynamic work with people stressed by poverty. One outcome of this course is to be able to construct a psychodynamic formulation. The class will employ a seminar format with lectures and class discussion of readings. Students' cases will be used to show the application of these ideas and students will be expected to present their clinical work. The major assignment will involve in-depth research into a clinical concept (of the student's choosing) and a discussion of the application of this concept to one or more of the student's cases. Prerequisite is SW421B. This course meets the requirement for a clinical practice elective.

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01 09/09/2014 -
12/16/2014
Tuesday

03:30PM-
06:20PM
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Katherine J. Jungreis Open 7 No 3.00

SW 595 - Child & Adolescent Asses. & Diagnosis

SW-595: Child and Adolescent Assessment and Diagnosis This course will provide an overview of major diagnostic categories in child psychopathology and provide students with the skills and abilities to conduct clinical assessments with children and adolescents using a bio-psychosocial developmental framework. An area of focus is case formulation and diagnosis. Attention will be given to the dynamics of development and culture, and to the interrelations among biological, psychological, and social/cultural systems. Teaching techniques include didactic presentations, case examples, videos, guest lectures, and class discussions. Prerequisite: SW-414. This course meets the requirement for a clinical practice elective.

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01 09/05/2014 -
12/12/2014
Friday

01:00PM-
03:50PM
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Katherine Ginnis Open 3 No 3.00

SW 596 - Field Educ. Advanced Standing

SW596: Field Education Advanced Standing Students Fall semester only - 5 credits The goal of field education is to learn the application of theoretical concepts and social work principles and values learned in the classroom to clinical practice. Field education provides supervised learning of advanced practice skills with individuals, families and groups in a variety of clinical settings. This course section is for Advanced Standing students only in their Fall semester of study. Concurrent courses required are SW424; SW414; SW569; SW402 and a social action elective.

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01 09/04/2014 -
12/17/2014
N/A N/A N/A Ms. Kim Harriman Open 22 No 5.00

SW 902 - Relat. & Contex. Treat. Trauma

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01 09/04/2014 -
12/08/2014
N/A N/A N/A Candace Saunders Open 20 Yes 0.00
02 09/04/2014 -
12/08/2014
N/A N/A N/A Candace Saunders Open 20 Yes 0.00
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