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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.

Advanced Health Assessment for Advanced Practice Nurses NURS 503

School: Nursing
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor
Course Description: This course focuses on the advanced comprehensive assessment of individuals within a developmental life span perspective. The interactions of developmental, biopsychosocial, and socio-cultural contexts resulting in health effects for individuals provide the structure of the course. The course builds on the students' knowledge and skills of basic physical assessment and provides a foundation for the advanced practice nurse to evaluate the health of individuals across the life span. Students are grounded in the theoretical perspectives, empirical documentation, and practice skills necessary for advanced communication (i.e., clinical interviewing, focused history taking), biopsychosocial and physical assessment, critical diagnostic reasoning, and clinical decision-making. Students acquire the requisite advanced knowledge and skills within a case-based, problem focused learning framework that integrates theoretical, empirical, and experience-based practical knowledge.

Offerings

SectionInstructorDaysLocationU-M Class #
100Jones, Heather Marie-REMOTE23917
101Jones, Heather Marie- 23918
200Ammerman, Beth Anne-REMOTE23919
201Ammerman, Beth AnneWed 23920
202Ammerman, Beth AnneWed 23921
203Roosevelt, Lee KirstinWed 24247
204Drummond, NoraWed 24248
205Burns, JadeWed 24249
206Ammerman, Beth Anne- 24250
207Kruger, Katherine Erin- 24251
208Ammerman, Beth Anne- 25302
209Ammerman, Beth Anne- 26606
210Franklin, Mary M- 28465
211Ammerman, Beth AnneWed 28466
102Chapin, Emily Kay- 35068
103Williams, Julie- 35069

Introduction to Global Health: Issues and Challenges NURS 521

School: Nursing
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: Requires graduate student standing or permission of instructor
Course Description: This course will explore the issues that directly or indirectly affect health in low and middle resource countries from an interdisciplinary approach. We will focus on global and public health concepts and on health promotion and risk reduction in countries to which students plan to travel for field work, or from which they have returned. We will consider how history, culture, politics and social institutions influence health and health systems. Lecture this year focuses primarily on Latin America and the Caribbean and Southeast Asia. Students who are not traveling are encouraged to use course assignments to explore how the issues being discussed impact health in another country of particular interest in them. The purpose of the course is to broaden the student's worldview and global perspective on health care issues. Emphasis for this course is on health equity among nations and for all people.

Offerings

SectionInstructorDaysLocationU-M Class #
001Riley, Penny Lynn- 26296

Proseminar in American National Government POLSCI 611

School: Political Science
Credits: 3
Course Description: A brief survey of the basic principles governing the organization of American national government and an intensive study of selected problems.

Offerings

SectionInstructorDaysLocationU-M Class #
001Mickey, Rob- 31362

Decision Processes PSYCH 449

School: Psychology
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: 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, Wed1202 SEB27414
002Michal, Audrey LustigFri1401 MH27415
003Michal, Audrey LustigFri1401 MH27416

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 #
010Smith, Jacqui-ARR21560
003Westphal, James DFriR0220 BUS23777
004Beltz, Adriene MarieFriARR28472
002Zhang, JunWedARR32504
009Rabinowitz, Joshua L-2238 EH32505

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 LWed4464 EH32511

International Trade Policy PUBPOL 541

School: Public Policy
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: Open to SW students a week or so after Ford students enroll. Interested students should email the instructor and cc Sarah Beyer (sabeyer@umich.edu), the Registrar at the Ford School, to ask for permission to enroll in these courses.
Course Description: This course deals with the economics of international trade policy, most obviously tariffs on imports but also a variety of non-tariff barriers and other policies that impact international trade. The topic has increased in importance under President Trump, and we will devote a lot of attention to the policies he has implemented and the responses to those policies by other countries. We will also examine the details of how trade policies are decided and implemented in the United States, the European Union, and other countries, and we will study the mechanisms that exist internationally to constrain and guide these policies, through the World Trade Organization and through negotiated trade agreements. About half the course will deal in some depth with the use of economic models to quantify the effects of trade policies, while the other half will deal with institutions, laws, and policies. The structure of the course will be very similar to what it has been in the past, as can be seen from last year’s course website that is publicly available online through my own website. The major topics will likely be the same, but with readings dealing with the more recent events that have occurred during the year leading up to the course. As in the past, students will be expected to write three papers (in assigned groups of 2 or 3), take two exams (a midterm and a final), and participate in class discussion.

Offerings

SectionInstructorDaysLocationU-M Class #
001Deardorff, Alan V-REMOTE26135

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 Hale-3117 WEILL27688

Human Rights and International Policy PUBPOL 675

School: Public Policy
Credits: 3
Course Description: This course reviews the international political and legal framework established over the past fifty years to protect human rights. The varying concerns and approaches of states, inter-governmental organizations and non-governmental organizations are examined across several contemporary policy issues.

Offerings

SectionInstructorDaysLocationU-M Class #
001Waltz, Susan E-1110 WEILL34916

Social Activism, Democracy & Globalization: Perspective of the Global South PUBPOL 717

School: Public Policy
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: Open to SW students a week or so after Ford students enroll. Interested students should email the instructor and cc Sarah Beyer (sabeyer@umich.edu), the Registrar at the Ford School, to ask for permission to enroll in these courses.
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, Yazier-1230 WEILL34896

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