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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
Prerequesites: 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, Rebecca-270 TAP26280

Approaches to American Culture AMCULT 697

School: American Culture (Graduate)
Credits: 3
Prerequesites: 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 CWed3505 HH30541

Periods in American Culture- Literary AMCULT 699

School: American Culture (Graduate)
Credits: 3
Prerequesites: Permission of instructor
Course Description: A delimited survey of narrative theory, this seminar utilizes narratology as a way of reading race, including whiteness, in America. In particular, we will explore the encounters between and among narratology, feminism, critical race theory, psychoanalysis, and historiography. Narratives by the following authors may be included: Gloria Naylor, Toni Morrison, James Weldon Johnson, Fae Ng, William Faulkner, Henry James, Michelle Cliff, Edith Wharton, Frederic Douglass, Jean Rhys, R. Zamora Linmark, Ana Castillo, James Baldwin, Hisaye Yamamoto, Nella Larsen, Sui Sin Far, Mark Twain, Audre Lord, Jessica Hagedorn, and Sigrid Nunez. Theorists will be selected from the following: William Andrews, Mikhail Bakhtin, Roland Barthes, Mieke Bal, Wayne C. Booth, Cleanth Brooks, Peter Brooks, Seymour Chatman, Jonathan Culler, Heather Dubrow, Henry Louis Gates, Gérard Genette, René Girard, Algirdas Julien Greimas, Cheryl Harris, Frederic Jameson, Susan Sniader Lanser, Claude Lévi-Strauss, Gerald Prince, Vladimir Propp, Peter Rabinowitz, Patricia Drechsel Tobin, Tzvetan Todorov, Marianna Torgovnick, Patricia Williams, and Sandra Zagarell. Seminar requirements include: 1-2 oral presentations, weekly discussion questions, an annotated bibliography, and an 8-10 page research proposal.

Offerings

SectionInstructorDaysLocationU-M Class #
003Zaborowska, Magdalena J-3505 HH30542

Anthropology of South Asia ANTHRCUL 505

School: Anthropology - Cultural
Credits: 3
Course Description: Close reading of significant anthropological works on South Asia with emphasis on their central themes: caste, village, kinship, ritual, exchange, religion, region, tradition, modernity/modernization, civilization, colonialism, the state, publics. We will also situate these works within developments in the humanities and the social sciences, and politics at a variety of scales.

Offerings

SectionInstructorDaysLocationU-M Class #
001Hull, MatthewMon242 WH31639

Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory ECON 402

School: Economics
Credits: 4
Prerequesites: 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 #
001Cravino, Javier-140 LORCH11162
002Cravino, JavierFri1505 NUB11163
003Cravino, Javier-373 LORCH11164
004Cravino, JavierFri1175 NQ11165
005Cravino, JavierFri1084 EH11166
006Cravino, JavierFri142 LORCH11167
007Cravino, JavierFri1230 WEILL11168
008Cravino, JavierFriB856 EQ11169
009Cravino, JavierFri1448 MH11170
010Cravino, Javier-1405 EQ19560
011Cravino, Javier-2407 MH26580

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, Wed1210 WEILL16683

Seminar in Educational Psychology EDBEHAVR 800

School: Education C Behavioral Sciences in Education
Credits: 3
Prerequesites: 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 #
001Cortina, Kai Schnabel-2218 SEB20515

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 #
002Bain, BobWed2346 SEB23191

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 #
001Covert, Karl TMon2225 SEB23047

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 #
001Baldwin, Christopher Aaron-2218 SEB10246
002Baldwin, Christopher AaronMon2229 SEB24773

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