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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.

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 JaneMon2229 SEB30677
002Perez, Rosemary Jane- 35325

K-16 Pathways Policy Seminar EDUC 771

School: Education
Course Description: Many national organizations have defined the K-16 'pipeline' as a set of steps that must be taken by students who aspire to attend college. Typically this includes taking preparatory courses in high school, taking college entrance exams, and applying to college and for student aid. Based in part on studies that have considered correlations among variables related to these steps and college outcomes, some states have revised high school graduation requirements and implemented new encouragement and financial aid programs. In this seminar students will examine the policy agendas of various national advocacy groups, as well as the research on which they base their arguments. The course will also explore more complex policy issues and research related to: educational improvement in elementary, middle and high schools; postsecondary transitions, including mentoring, information services and student aid; and programs that encourage and support student engagement and success in colleges. Students and faculty will also explore how advocacy and research are used in, and influence, formulation and revision of education and finance policies in states and at the federal level. We will explore the current political landscape in education, examine political agendas, consider the research designed to support the underlying rationales and consider ways to better conduct research designed to address policy questions. Students will examine and compare research that has been completed by NCES and other groups to inform policy as well as research that evaluates the effects of policies and reform programs. Interestingly, while many groups espouse policy agendas related to K-16 reform, very few studies actually assess the linkages between these policies (i.e., accountability, standards, graduate requirements, etc.) and the outcomes they are designed to influence The seminar will have five separate segments. During the initial sessions(weeks 1-2) we will focus on cross-cutting issues, as well as the overall course design. The remainder of the course will be approached as four modules covering: national policy agendas (weeks 3-5); research used to rationalize policy agendas (weeks 6-8); specific reform topics in K-12, college transitions, and college success (weeks 9-11); research related to the selected reform topics (weeks 12-14). During the last two modules, students will work on independent projects and share their work with each other. Extensive readings will be available through web linkages and there will be guest speakers will consider research and policy agendas, as well as disciplinary perspectives (from economics, sociology, education and policy studies) on policy analysis and research.

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SectionInstructorDaysLocationU-M Class #
004Beemyn, Genny- 34967

Race, Ethnicity and Gender in Higher Education EDUC 873

School: Education
Credits: 3
Course Description: Provides a view of the sociological and psychological issues affecting African Americans, Asian Americans, Latinos/as (Hispanics), Native Americans, and women in higher education. Topics include the racial and gender stratification of the higher education system and the emergence of institutions that serve special populations, a critical review of research on minority and women's achievement, research on women and minority faculty, campus race relations, and controversies in the policies and discourse regarding cultural diversity.

Offerings

SectionInstructorDaysLocationU-M Class #
001Bowman, Phillip JessWed2320 SEB31858

Practice in Global Environmental Health EHS 690

School: Environmental Health Sciences
Credits: 2
Course Description: The course will be divided into three sections: Section 1, Introduction of a variety aspects of internships in global environmental health; Section 2, working with individual faculty (advisor) to select an international project and prepare funding applications; and Section 3; present the proposed project in class.

Offerings

SectionInstructorDaysLocationU-M Class #
001Xi, ChuanwuWed2750 SPH129567

Psychosocial Factors in Health-Related Behavior HBEHED 600

School: Health Behavior & Health Education
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor
Course Description: Psychological and social determinants of health, illness, and sick role actions. Critical review of models of health behavior. Role of social communication and influence processes in health decisions. Application of concepts from behavioral science to a variety of health problem areas.

Offerings

SectionInstructorDaysLocationU-M Class #
001Anderson, Riana ElyseMon, WedREMOTE13284

Global Public Health HBEHED 617

School: Health Behavior & Health Education
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor
Course Description: In this course, we discuss globalization and health, major actors/organizations in global health, global health inequities, and "hot topics" in global health. This course is designed to help students critically think about how to apply key concepts and skills in health behavior and health education to understanding global health issues.

Offerings

SectionInstructorDaysLocationU-M Class #
001King, Elizabeth J-G020 SPH229276

Program Evaluation in Health Education HBEHED 622

School: Health Behavior & Health Education
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor
Course Description: Examination and application, through a series of exercises, of several program evaluation models relevant for health education, including the goal attainment, goal-free, systems responsive, and decision-theoretic models, with emphasis on both process and impact analysis. Design options for measuring program effect, with the associated threats and external validity, are discussed, and several basic statistical techniques are reviewed and examined in terms of their applicability to program evaluation, including sampling and sample size determination for both surveys and experiments.

Offerings

SectionInstructorDaysLocationU-M Class #
001Heinze, Justin E-REMOTE17089

Environmental Health HBEHED 690

School: Health Behavior & Health Education
Credits: 3
Course Description: Environmental Health Promotion --- This class applied health education principles towards understanding and intervening on different environmental hazards. The course will review various kinds of environmental issues, including biochemical toxins, physical hazards, and psychosocial stressors. Students will learn about select datasouces from which they may obtain environmental health information. The course will examine the literature on risk perception, risk communication, ethics, and environmental health education and explore how health educators can use resource and conceptual tools to help ameliorate environmental concerns. This course will also examine case studies from individual communities as focal points for discussion. Based on these case studies, students will explore whether extant theories and approaches can help protect vulnerable populations, insure environmental justice, and reduce health disparities.

Offerings

SectionInstructorDaysLocationU-M Class #
001Schulz, Amy JoFriREMOTE27262

Topics in Asian History HISTORY 472

School: History
Credits: 3
Course Description: This course is meant to examine an aspect, to be designated in the section title, of topics in Asian history. Colonial Order of Things: SE Asia

Offerings

SectionInstructorDaysLocationU-M Class #
002Wu, Yi-LiMon, Wed1359 MH37718

The Health Services System I HMP 600

School: Health Management & Policy
Credits: 4
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor
Course Description: First part of two-course sequence focusing on major issues in the organization of a health services system: role of values; assessment of health status; analysis of need, access and use of services; current supply and distribution of health resources; analysis of health care costs and expenditures. Students enrolling in HMP 600 are expected to also complete HMP 601.

Offerings

SectionInstructorDaysLocationU-M Class #
001Johnson, Kimson Elizabeth-1020 SPH213290
777Liang, Jersey- 19801

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