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These courses may have been taken by previous Social Work students or may have been identified as of possible interest to Social Work students. Some courses may be restricted and/or not open to Social Work students. There are many other courses not listed offered elsewhere in the university that may be of interest. Interest in courses numbered below 500 should be checked for graduate level status since many are only offered for undergraduate credit. You can check this by contacting the department offering the course or contacting the SSW Registrar.

The information may not be up to date or complete. Please seek additional information from the department where the course is offered and from the instructors of the course. We strongly recommend you discuss your plans to take outside courses with your advisor to make sure they are a good fit for your educational program.

Made in Detroit AMCULT 433

School: American Culture (Graduate)
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: Prior coursework in art history, U.S. history, American culture, or urban studies
Course Description: The embodiment of "Modern Times" was the assembly line, and Detroit, dubbed "the capital of the Twentieth Century" played an important symbolic role for modern artists. Yet while Detroit's industry has been depicted as an abstract emblem of twentieth century progress, Detroit itself has a complicated labor, racial, and political history that makes the city and its art different from that of any other place. This course will examine how Detroit has been depicted in modern art, and the role that the arts and architecture have played in the city from the 1880's to the present. We will consider both works produced in Detroit that defined technology and urban culture for the world, and those that have particular local histories from the efforts to bring "civilization" to the motor city via art collecting and symphony orchestras to the creation of the Motown sound; from the sleek Ford factories that heralded modern architecture in America to the artificial past that Henry Ford assembled at Greenfield Village, from the heroic worker figures of Diego Rivera's murals to the controversies surrounding the Joe Louis monument and the Heidelberg Project.

Offerings

SectionInstructorDaysLocationU-M Class #
001Zurier, RebeccaWed, FriREMOTE33467

Approaches to American Culture AMCULT 697

School: American Culture (Graduate)
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor
Course Description: This course concentrates on a variety of ways of studying American society and its culture and provides an introduction to the conceptual frameworks and intellectual history of American Studies.

Offerings

SectionInstructorDaysLocationU-M Class #
003Kelley, Mary CWedREMOTE27813

Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory ECON 402

School: Economics
Credits: 4
Prerequisites: ECON 101 and 102, and MATH 115. It is strongly recommended that students take ECON 401 before 402.
Course Description: This course in macroeconomics deals with the determination of broad economic aggregates such as national income, employment, the price level, and the balance of payments in both the short run and the long run. Rigorous analysis is used to understand the forces that determine these economic variables, and how they are affected by public policies. ECON 402 is a prerequisite for many other courses offered in Economics. Concentrators in economics are required to elect this course and are encouraged to complete it early in their concentration program. It is strongly recommended that students take ECON 401 before 402.

Offerings

SectionInstructorDaysLocationU-M Class #
001House, Christopher L-REMOTE12018
012House, Christopher LFriREMOTE12019
002House, Christopher L-REMOTE12020
004House, Christopher LFriREMOTE12021
005House, Christopher LFriREMOTE12022
006House, Christopher LFriREMOTE12023
007House, Christopher LFriREMOTE12024
008House, Christopher LFriREMOTE12025
009House, Christopher L-140 LORCH19859
010House, Christopher LFri140 LORCH25611
011House, Christopher LFriREMOTE31610
003House, Christopher L-REMOTE32665
013House, Christopher L-REMOTE39184
014House, Christopher LFriREMOTE39185

Government Expenditures ECON 683

School: Economics
Credits: 3
Course Description: Emphasizes theory and evidence on government expenditure policy. Topics covered include the theory of public goods, state and local public goods, welfare economics and income distribution, political economy and voting mechanisms, and the design and evaluation of social insurance programs.

Offerings

SectionInstructorDaysLocationU-M Class #
001Kowalski, AmandaMon, WedREMOTE17276

Seminar in Educational Psychology EDBEHAVR 800

School: Education C Behavioral Sciences in Education
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor
Course Description: This first semester of the proseminar encourages discussions of current topics in educational psychology with emphasis on classroom learning, motivation, and psychoeducational assessment. Invited speakers from education, psychology, and related departments present on their current research. A major focus of the course is on research methods and helping students initiate and complete their first-year research projects.

Offerings

SectionInstructorDaysLocationU-M Class #
001Ryan, Allison Murphy-2228 SEB20707

Current Issues in Educational Studies EDUC 547

School: Education
Credits: 3
Course Description: Explores scholarship and research relevant to current issues in education. Issues vary by term and faculty.

Offerings

SectionInstructorDaysLocationU-M Class #
003Hearn, Kendra L- 32464
004Gibelyou, Cameron Michael-4212 SEB37132

Administrative Leadership in Schools EDUC 553

School: Education
Credits: 3
Course Description: The ways in which schools are organized, and the priorities and behaviors of school leaders, have profound implications for how students (and adults) act and learn in schools. This course considers organizational and administrative strategies which school leaders can employ to develop an effective school program. Topics include: organizational structure, resource allocation, student services, staff personnel support, organizational culture and climate, school relations with family and community, and school monitoring and accountability.

Offerings

SectionInstructorDaysLocationU-M Class #
001Coolican, Maria Jean-2310 SEB22905

Introduction to Higher Education EDUC 561

School: Education
Credits: 3.0
Course Description: Provides an overview of the postsecondary education system in the United States; examines the major features of this system and explores its effects; explores effects of various professional and disciplinary perspectives on the study of postsecondary education viewed as an interdisciplinary field.

Offerings

SectionInstructorDaysLocationU-M Class #
001Cardona, Julio-2218 SEB11170

Sociology of Education EDUC 643

School: Education
Credits: 3
Course Description: Focuses on the role of schooling in reproducing and reinforcing prevailing social, political, and economic relationships and inequities; assesses the potential contradictions between the societal functions of schooling and the professed goals of educators. The course examines sources of educational change, organizational context of schooling, impact of schooling on social stratification, social organization within the school and the classroom, social impact of the formal curriculum, and methods of selection and differentiation in elementary and secondary schools.

Offerings

SectionInstructorDaysLocationU-M Class #
001Goldin, SimonaMon 37848

Learning and Development in Higher Education EDUC 662

School: Education
Credits: 3
Course Description: Examines patterns of intellectual, social and emotional development and change among older adolescents and adults; reviews and research on learning and development among college and university students.

Offerings

SectionInstructorDaysLocationU-M Class #
001Perez, Rosemary Jane-2225 SEB35079

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