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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.

Business Leadership in Changing Times MO 611

School: Ross School of Business, Management & Organizations
Credits: 1.5
Prerequesites: MO 501/552
Course Description: Business Leadership in Changing Times --- The objective of this course is to develop a useful approach for recognizing and dealing with rapid change in business. This course deals with business leadership during periods of rapid change and managing a business during difficult times. It focuses on the early recognition of, methods of coping with, ways of learning from, and prevention of critically disruptive situations. One part of the course involves identifying and understanding the more frequent disruptions that business executives encounter. This is accomplished through readings of current literature and case simulations. Teams of students reconstruct outstanding cases based on reading, experience, and creative thinking.

Offerings

SectionInstructorDaysLocationU-M Class #
001Barger, MikeWedR1220 BUS16917

Perspectives in Global Health NURS 421

School: Nursing
Credits: 2
Course Description: Interdisciplinary clinically focused elective course. Explores issues that directly or indirectly affect health in low and middle resource countries. Students will travel to a supervised international site for an introduction to the health care delivery system of the country focused on the global/public health concepts of health promotion and risk reduction. Purpose is to broaden the student's worldview and global perspectives of health care issues. Emphasis is on health equity among nations and for all people.

Offerings

SectionInstructorDaysLocationU-M Class #
001Riley, Penny Lynn-2000 426NIB20631

Gender and Group Process in a Multicultural Context PSYCH 411

School: Psychology
Credits: 3
Prerequesites: One course in Women's Studies or Psychology. WOMENSTD 240 is recommended.
Course Description: Also WOMENSTD 419. Provides an introduction to theories of group dynamics that illuminate stages of group development and productivity. The course will combine a theoretical presentation with an experiential learning model, including teaching and practice of group facilitation skills. Special attention will be given throughout the course to the influence and manifestation of gender, class, national origin, and ethnic and race dynamics, as they shape events, conflict, and communication in various group formats. This course provides preparation for WOMENSTD 420 Group Facilitation in Women's Studies through which students gain experience in peer facilitation in WOMENSTD 100 Women's Issues

Offerings

SectionInstructorDaysLocationU-M Class #
001Kaplowitz, Donna-120 WH31835

Decision Processes PSYCH 449

School: Psychology
Credits: 3
Prerequesites: STATS 350 or 425
Course Description: A "decision" is a commitment to a course of action that is intended to produce outcomes that are satisfying to particular people. Decision making plays a prominent role in the phenomena addressed in many disciplines. PhD students who want their research to make significant contributions to understanding those phenomena would do well to become aware of current as well as classical developments in decision psychology. PSYCH 722 is intended to help students achieve such awareness. The lectures for the course are shared with PSYCH 449 (whose description prospective PSYCH 722 students should consult). The elements of the course that are unique to PSYCH 722 are evident in the discussion sessions, supplementary readings, and course requirements. The most critical of the latter are students reflections' on readings and their course projects, which entail the assembling of an annotated bibliography on a decision or decision-related topic of the student's choosing.

Offerings

SectionInstructorDaysLocationU-M Class #
001Michal, Audrey LustigMon, Wed1401 MH33477
002Smith, JuliaFri268 WEISER33541
003Smith, JuliaFri268 WEISER33542

Introduction to Behavior Therapy PSYCH 474

School: Psychology
Credits: 3
Course Description: The course will review the major theoretical models, assessment strategies, and treatment modalities of behavior therapy. The syllabus will initially introduce behavior modification within the context of traditional psychology and review its underlying assumptions. Basic principles of classical and operant conditioning and social learning theory will be described, and the respective paradigms will be extended to explain the mechanisms and remediation of childhood and adult psychopathology including marital and family dysfunction. Recent trends in behavior therapy, including the growth of cognitive schools of behavior change and the application of learning principles in the investigation and treatment of a wide variety of medical disorders, will follow. Finally, a critical evaluation of behavior therapy and relevant ethical concerns will be discussed. Student evaluation will be based on three examinations and a behavior modification project.

Offerings

SectionInstructorDaysLocationU-M Class #
001Chang, Edward C-1068 EH33478

Child Psychopathology (currently PSYCH476) PSYCH 474

School: Psychology
Credits: 3
Prerequesites: PSYCH 100; PSYCH 212, PSYCH 238, PSYCH 243 or PSYCH 270
Course Description: Etiology, diagnosis, and facilitation of adjustment of the mentally retarded, gifted, physically handicapped, and emotionally disturbed child.

Offerings

SectionInstructorDaysLocationU-M Class #
001Chang, Edward C-1068 EH33478

Sociological Analysis of Deviance PSYCH 488

School: Psychology
Credits: 3
Course Description: This course is an introductory sociological analysis of select acts, persons, and identities that are morally condemned. Special emphasis is directed to the co-constitutive relationship of deviance and conventionality, the variability of deviance in time and space, and the political nature of the production and deployment of categories of deviance. Among the topics of inquiry are historical case studies of "legislated" morality (e.g., deviant drinking and opiate use), the development of deviant identities and deviant subcultures, the medicalization of deviance (e.g., non-normative sexual and gender identities), and types and dynamics of social control. The course seeks to encourage and cultivate a critical, reflexive sociological perspective on social life by considering the links between "deviance" and social spheres of power including race, class, gender, and sexuality.

Offerings

SectionInstructorDaysLocationU-M Class #
001Anderson, MonikaMon, Wed1449 MH32249
002McGann, PJWedB116 MLB32251
003McGann, PJWed3254 LSA32253
004McGann, PJWed3254 LSA32255

Special Seminar in Social Work and Psychology PSYCH 808

School: Psychology
Credits: 3
Course Description: This is a Topics course at the graduate level. Topics may change term to term and section to section.

Offerings

SectionInstructorDaysLocationU-M Class #
010Antonucci, Toni C-ARR21250
003Westphal, James DFriR0220 BUS24716
001Seifert, Colleen M-ARR25308
005Preston, Stephanie DMon2058 EH30092
011Kail, Robert V-3254 EH30268
007Mattis, Jacqueline SimoneWed2234 EH30621
004Lustig, Cindy Ann-ARR34638
014Lewis, Richard L-ARR35516
009Mahalingam, RamaswamiMon, WedARR36883

Seminar in Advanced Personality: Research Techniques PSYCH 854

School: Psychology
Credits: 3
Course Description: The main objective of the course is to help build a repertoire of research skills that students can bring to bear on their own research interests. As such, the course is designed to provide students with an overview of several methods associated with personality psychology. Particular emphasis will be placed on those methods currently utilized by faculty in the personality area. In addition, the course is designed to expose students to professional issues related to conducting and publishing their research in psychology-related outlets.

Offerings

SectionInstructorDaysLocationU-M Class #
001Conley, TerriMon2238 EH37536

Psychopathology through the Lifespan I. PSYCH 877

School: Psychology
Course Description: his graduate course in clinical psychology presents an introduction to understanding the etiology, the presentation of, and the process of a number of developmental disturbances in childhood. Following the developmental psychopathology model, research on the relevant risk and protective factors associated with these disturbances is presented. The course begins with a review of five theoretical frameworks useful for understanding disturbances of behavior during childhood. For each class session, a didactic presentation of the issue is followed by a clinical case presentation, a film, and/or an invited speaker. Coverage of behavioral disorders includes attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, as well as conduct and oppositional-defiant disorders. Coverage of emotional and social disorders ranges from childhood depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress, to social withdrawal. Developmental and learning disorders reviewed in the course are autism, childhood onset schizophrenia, mental retardation, tic disorders and learning disabilities. Areas of risk for infants and children include disorders of attachment, loss, and family violence. Health-related disturbances are eating disorders and chronic health problems. Finally, the section on resiliency and protective factors explores the features of environments and of the children themselves that serve to ameliorate otherwise deleterious developmental outcomes. Children with a range of disturbances, and from a range of ages (up to age 16), will be represented.

Offerings

SectionInstructorDaysLocationU-M Class #
001Olson, Sheryl L-2058 EH33550

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