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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.

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-ARR22966
007Rosati, Alexandra-4404 RAND37456
006Cortina, Lilia M-ARR37607

Data Analysis Using Excel I PUBPOL 647

School: Public Policy
Credits: 1.5
Course Description: This course will provide students with a practical hands-on introduction to data analysis using Microsoft Excel. Given the widespread usage of Microsoft Excel in the workplace, the aim of the course is to enable students to become proficient in the professional use of the software application. Topics will include: data collection and management, data tables, scenario analysis, optimization using the solver tool, graphical and numerical techniques for summarizing data, and macros. No previous experience with Microsoft Excel is required.

Offerings

SectionInstructorDaysLocationU-M Class #
001Worthington, Alton Boyd HaleMon, WedREMOTE30277

Democracy & Globalization from the Perspective of the Global South PUBPOL 717

School: Public Policy
Credits: 3
Course Description: How are the inherent and intersecting relations of power including inherent structures of dominance related to the experience of violence, oppression and resistance textured into the context of politics and policy making? This course investigates how multifaceted historical relationships of traumatic experience including Colonization, Slavery and Apartheid can be related to the ways in which we think about policy. This course takes a multidisciplinary approach to how the production of culture, ecology, psychology, law, economics and politics frames the sociology and historiography of the policymaking context. This course provides the opportunity for student's to improve their analytical abilities. Whilst the material content used in this course will have a global focus local issues will also be considered.

Offerings

SectionInstructorDaysLocationU-M Class #
001Henry, YazierWed1230 WEILL19719

Use of Information SI 501

School: Information, School of
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: Contact Department or Instructor
Course Description: Students electing SI 501 MUST also register for one of the discussion group sessions. Engages students in the central professional and academic commitment of the School: that better professional practice and better academic knowledge both rest on understanding the actual use of information in real work settings. Provides controlled introductory exercises in using alternate approaches to investigate user needs, exposes students to the many emerging information professions, and elucidates the professional and ethical standards and commitments to service that form a deep component of the School's professional training. Introduces students to the reference interview, software and hardware requirements analysis, cost analysis, laboratory evaluation of prototypes, and other approaches to user-centered needs analysis and design.

Offerings

SectionInstructorDaysLocationU-M Class #
001Josias, Anthea PatriciaMonREMOTE25413
004Toyama, KentaroMon1255 NQ25414
002Toyama, KentaroMon1255 NQ25415
003Toyama, KentaroMon3254 LSA25416
006Toyama, KentaroMon2255 NQ25418
007Toyama, KentaroMon2255 NQ27211
009Toyama, KentaroMon3254 LSA27212
008Toyama, KentaroMon1255 NQ31589
005Toyama, KentaroMon2255 NQ38945
011Toyama, Kentaro-1255 NQ38946
012Toyama, Kentaro-2255 NQ38963

Social Theory SOC 440

School: Sociology
Credits: 3
Course Description: An overview and critical review of sociological theorists who serve as the basis for sociological research. Focusing on the last 150 years, the course includes the works of Marx, Weber, Durkheim and Simmel, as well as many schools of thought, including Functionalism, neo-Marxism, Symbolic Interactionism, Phenomenology, Ethnomethodology, Exchange Theory, Feminist Theory, Structuralism and Post-Structuralism. Besides becoming acquainted with each of these approaches, the student will also become aware of the strengths and weaknesses of each.

Offerings

SectionInstructorDaysLocationU-M Class #
001Cech, Erin AnnWedG127 AH26239
011Cech, Erin AnnWedREMOTE38367

Sociology of Work SOC 440

School: Sociology
Course Description: This course offers a comprehensive sociological view of the workplace, including job satisfaction and the meaning of work for the worker; the interaction of work and family; issues of class, race, and gender in the workplace; and employee collective participation in the workplace through unions and other organizational forms. The course examines marginal work, unemployment, and the problems that accompany inadequate work. A major part of the course will examine contemporary occupations, with special attention to the roles of the professions and management. We will also study industrial transformation and the roles that technology, corporate structure, and globalization play in this transformation. Throughout the course, there is an emphasis on research methods used to study work, including official labor force statistics and ethnography.

Offerings

SectionInstructorDaysLocationU-M Class #
001Cech, Erin AnnWedG127 AH26239
011Cech, Erin AnnWedREMOTE38367

Soc of Aging SOC 440

School: Sociology
Credits: 3
Course Description: Analysis of aging in its social and social-psychological aspects throughout the lifespan. Emphasis on particular social problems of the elderly, including retirement, widowhood, suicide, housing, income maintenance, attitudes toward death and dying and more

Offerings

SectionInstructorDaysLocationU-M Class #
001Cech, Erin AnnWedG127 AH26239
011Cech, Erin AnnWedREMOTE38367

Human Rights SOC 475

School: Sociology
Credits: 2-4
Prerequisites: SOC 100 or consent of instructor.
Course Description: Examines the idea of human rights: human rights in liberal democracies, especially in the United States; in pre-industrial societies; in totalitarian states. Studies human rights and cultural evolution; justification of human rights.

Offerings

SectionInstructorDaysLocationU-M Class #
001Kelley, Andrea-REMOTE27632
TBDTBDFriREMOTE27633
TBDTBDFriREMOTE27634
TBDTBDFriREMOTE27635

Introduction to Medical Sociology SOC 475

School: Sociology
Credits: 3
Course Description: This course provides students with an understanding of the influence of social factors on health, illness and medical treatment. Topics to be covered include: the social nature of disease and illness, the social organization of medical care, medical education, the growth of alternative health care systems, medical ethics/bioethics, the ecology of health care, and the connection between faith, healing and medicine. We will also consider the way society influences our thinking about illness by exploring references to illness in literature and everyday discourse.

Offerings

SectionInstructorDaysLocationU-M Class #
001Kelley, Andrea-REMOTE27632
TBDTBDFriREMOTE27633
TBDTBDFriREMOTE27634
TBDTBDFriREMOTE27635

Classical Sociological Theory SOC 475

School: Sociology
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: Classical Sociological Theory
Course Description: Classical theory; Marx, Durkheim, Weber, and other important classical theorists and schools of thought.

Offerings

SectionInstructorDaysLocationU-M Class #
001Kelley, Andrea-REMOTE27632
TBDTBDFriREMOTE27633
TBDTBDFriREMOTE27634
TBDTBDFriREMOTE27635

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