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Health Services Management B.A.Sc.

CCE Applied Professional Studies
College of Continuing Education
  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2017
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 120
  • Required credits within the major: 80 to 82
  • Degree: Bachelor of Applied Science
Health care continues to be one of the largest areas of growth of hiring in the United States. This major offers experience and education in support of many opportunities in health care management. It provides career training for undergraduates leading to entry-level positions in medical office management, long-term care administration, patient accounting systems, and many other related fields. Students will gain a conceptual understanding of business and the health care industry along with analytical and problem-solving skills to apply that knowledge in a variety of settings. The major's core content includes the following health care areas: leadership and management, quality management, health care economics and finance, legal aspects, health informatics, human resources, medical ethics, and program evaluation. The major may be customized with technical electives in areas such as health and wellness, long-term care administration, private practice management, health informatics, or interpreting. An applied internship experience is required, along with a career planning course. The major will also interest individuals already employed in the industry who need additional skills for professional advancement. Finally, it can serve as excellent preparation for many graduate programs. The major builds upon the breadth, quality, and variety of courses in CCE's Applied Business (ABus) and Health Services Management (HSM) offerings as well as departmental courses through the School of Public Health, College of Pharmacy, Institute of Health Informatics, and the Center for Spirituality and Healing, among others.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • partially online (between 50% to 80% of instruction is online)
Admission Requirements
Students must complete 45 credits before admission to the program.
Transfer students are usually admitted to pre-major status before admission to this major.
A GPA above 2.0 is preferred for the following:
  • 2.80 already admitted to the degree-granting college
  • 2.80 transferring from another University of Minnesota college
  • 2.80 transferring from outside the University
Students with at least 30 credits, and some or all of the foundation courses (listed under Admission Requirements) not yet completed or in progress, will be considered for admission to premajor status. Students who have at least 45 credits and all of the foundation courses completed or in progress will be considered for admission to major status. Moving from premajor to major status requires completion of at least 45 credits as well as all of the foundation courses with a grade of C- or better.
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
Required prerequisites
Admission Requirements
These courses must be completed or in progress for major status admission.
Microeconomics
ECON 1101 - Principles of Microeconomics [SOCS, GP] (4.0 cr)
or APEC 1101 - Principles of Microeconomics [SOCS, GP] (4.0 cr)
Statistics
STAT 3011 - Introduction to Statistical Analysis [MATH] (4.0 cr)
or PSY 3801 - Introduction to Psychological Measurement and Data Analysis [MATH] (4.0 cr)
or SOC 3811 - Social Statistics [MATH] (4.0 cr)
or SCO 2550 - Business Statistics: Data Sources, Presentation, and Analysis (4.0 cr)
Oral Communication
COMM 1101 - Introduction to Public Speaking [CIV] (3.0 cr)
Accounting
ACCT 2050 - Introduction to Financial Reporting (4.0 cr)
or APEC 1251 - Principles of Accounting (3.0 cr)
Personal and Community Health
PUBH 3004 - Basic Concepts in Personal and Community Health (4.0 cr)
or Personal and Community Health Two-Course Set
PUBH 3001 - Personal and Community Health (2.0 cr)
PUBH 3003 - Fundamentals of Alcohol and Drug Abuse (2.0 cr)
Health Sciences Terminology
PHAR 1002 - Medical Terminology (2.0 cr)
General Requirements
All students in baccalaureate degree programs are required to complete general University and college requirements including writing and liberal education courses. For more information about University-wide requirements, see the liberal education requirements. Required courses for the major, minor or certificate in which a student receives a D grade (with or without plus or minus) do not count toward the major, minor or certificate (including transfer courses).
Program Requirements
Core Courses
ABUS 4013W - Legal, Ethical, and Risk Issues for Managers [WI] (3.0 cr)
ABUS 4041 - Dynamics of Leadership (3.0 cr)
HINF 5430 - Foundations of Health Informatics I (3.0 cr)
HSM 3521 - Health Care Delivery Systems (3.0 cr)
HSM 4301 - Health Care Quality & Patient Safety Management (3.0 cr)
HSM 4531 - Human Resources in Health Care Settings (3.0 cr)
HSM 4541 - Health Care Finance (3.0 cr)
HSM 4561 - Health Care Administration and Management (3.0 cr)
HSM 4591 - Health Care Law and Ethics (3.0 cr)
HSM 4596 - Health Services Management Internship (3.0 cr)
HSM 4861 - Leadership and Business Planning in Health Care: Capstone (3.0 cr)
PUBH 3801 - Health Economics and Policy (3.0 cr)
Career Planning
ABUS 3051 - Career Skills in the Professional Environment for Juniors and Seniors (2.0 cr)
or ICP 3201 - Career and Internship Preparation (1.0 cr)
or CFAN 3201 - Career and Internship Preparation (1.0 cr)
Major Electives
Consult your advisor for other 3xxx or 4xxx electives in business and/or health care that are not on this list but may also be approved. PUBH 7xxx electives (open to undergrads) fulfill MN requirements for licensure as a long-term care administrator. The 4 TRIN courses can count toward an 18-cr Certificate in Interpreting.
Take 23 or more credit(s) from the following:
· ABUS 3510 - Communicating Virtually Across Global Teams in Applied Business Settings (4.0 cr)
· ABUS 4012 - Strategic Decision Making and Problem Solving (3.0 cr)
· ABUS 4022W - Management in Organizations [WI] (3.0 cr)
· ABUS 4023W - Communicating for Results [WI] (3.0 cr)
· ABUS 4043 - Project Management in Practice (3.0 cr)
· ABUS 4101 - Accounting and Finance for Managers (3.0 cr)
· ABUS 4151 - Innovation for Leaders and Organizations (3.0 cr)
· ABUS 4501 - Building a Small Business Start-up (3.0 cr)
· ABUS 4509 - New Product Development (3.0 cr)
· ABUS 4515 - Strategy and Management for a Sustainable Future (3.0 cr)
· ABUS 4571W - Introduction to Grant Writing for Health Care and Nonprofit Organizations [WI] (3.0 cr)
· ABUS 4701 - Introduction to Marketing (3.0 cr)
· ABUS 4703 - Marketing for the Professional Practice (3.0 cr)
· ABUS 4705 - Leadership and Management for the Professional Practice (3.0 cr)
· ABUS 4707 - Financial Management for the Professional Practice (3.0 cr)
· ABUS 4709 - Managing the Professional Practice I: Business Design (3.0 cr)
· ABUS 4711 - Managing the Professional Practice II: Operations (3.0 cr)
· ACCT 3001 - Introduction to Management Accounting (3.0 cr)
· ADDS 5011 - Foundations in Addiction Studies (2.0 cr)
· ADDS 5071 - Foundations of Co-occurring Disorders (2.0 cr)
· AHS 3101 - The New Health Professions Team (2.0 cr)
· ANTH 3306W - Medical Anthropology [GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 4075 - Cultural Histories of Healing [SOCS, GP] (3.0 cr)
· APEC 4821W - Business Economics and Strategy [WI] (3.0 cr)
· BLAW 3058 - The Law of Contracts and Agency (4.0 cr)
· CMGT 4211 - Facility Cost Accounting and Finance (2.0 cr)
· CNES 3535 - Death and the Afterlife in the Ancient World [AH] (3.0 cr)
· CSCL 3458W - The Body and the Politics of Representation [HIS, WI] (3.0 cr)
· CSPH 3000 - Topics in Integrative Health (1.0-4.0 cr)
· CSPH 3001 - Introduction to Integrative Healing (3.0 cr)
· CSPH 3101 - Creating Ecosystems of Well-Being (2.0 cr)
· CSPH 3301 - Food Choices: Healing the Earth, Healing Ourselves (3.0 cr)
· CSPH 5000 - Explorations in Integrative Therapies and Healing Practices (1.0-4.0 cr)
· CSPH 5111 - Ways of Thinking about Health (2.0 cr)
· CSPH 5115 - Cultural Awareness, Knowledge and Health (3.0 cr)
· CSPH 5121 - Whole Systems Healing: Health and the Environment (2.0 cr)
· CSPH 5512 - Spiritual Aspects of Palliative Care (2.0 cr)
· CSPH 5521 - Therapeutic Landscapes (3.0 cr)
· CSPH 5711 - Optimal Healing Environments (3.0 cr)
· CSPH 5805 - Wellbeing in the Workplace (3.0 cr)
· ECON 3101 - Intermediate Microeconomics (4.0 cr)
· ECON 5890 - Economics of the Health-Care System (3.0 cr)
· ESPM 3011W - Ethics in Natural Resources [CIV, WI] (3.0 cr)
· ESPM 3202W - Environmental Conflict Management, Leadership, and Planning [WI] (3.0 cr)
· FSCN 3615 - Sociocultural Aspects of Food, Nutrition, and Health [GP] (3.0 cr)
· FSCN 5601 - Management of Eating Disorders (3.0 cr)
· FSOS 1461 - Presentations at Work: Families, Communities, Nonprofits, and Schools [CIV] (3.0 cr)
· GCC 3007 - Grand Challenge: Toward Conquest of Disease [ENV] (3.0 cr)
· GCC 5003 - Grand Challenge: Seeking Solutions to Global Health Issues [GP] (3.0 cr)
· GCC 5007 - Grand Challenge: Toward Conquest of Disease [ENV] (3.0 cr)
· GEOG 3401 - Geography of Environmental Systems and Global Change [ENV] (4.0 cr)
· GEOG 3411W - Geography of Health and Health Care [WI] (4.0 cr)
· GERO 5110 - Biology of Aging (3.0 cr)
· GERO 5115 - Introduction to Geriatrics (2.0 cr)
· GERO 5125 - Gerontology Service Learning (3.0 cr)
· GWSS 3203W - Blood, Bodies and Science [TS, SOCS, WI] (3.0 cr)
· HINF 5431 - Foundations of Health Informatics II (3.0 cr)
· HINF 5501 - US Health Care System: Information Challenges in Clinical Care (1.0 cr)
· HINF 5502 - Python Programming Essentials for the Health Sciences (1.0 cr)
· HINF 5510 - Applied Health Care Databases: Database Principles and Data Evaluation (3.0 cr)
· HINF 5531 - Health Data Analytics and Data Science (3.0 cr)
· HMED 3001W - Health, Disease, and Healing I [HIS, WI] (4.0 cr)
· HMED 3002W - Health Care in History II [HIS, WI] (4.0 cr)
· HMED 3075 - Technology and Medicine in Modern America [HIS, TS] (3.0 cr)
· IBUS 3002 - Managerial Accounting in Argentina and Chile (4.0 cr)
· IBUS 3010 - Introduction to Global Entrepreneurship (4.0 cr)
· JOUR 5541 - Mass Communication and Public Health (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 5543 - Public Health Campaign Evaluation (3.0 cr)
· LAW 3000 - Introduction to American Law and Legal Reasoning (3.0 cr)
· LAW 3050 - Law of Business Organizations (3.0 cr)
· LAW 5061 - Financial Regulation (3.0 cr)
· LAW 5062 - Energy Law (3.0 cr)
· LAW 5076 - Essentials of Business for Lawyers (3.0 cr)
· LAW 5100 - Taxation I (3.0 cr)
· LAW 5103 - Data Privacy Law (3.0 cr)
· LAW 5601 - International Business Transactions (3.0 cr)
· LAW 5606 - Administrative Law (3.0 cr)
· LAW 5608 - Trademarks (3.0 cr)
· LAW 5613 - Copyright (3.0 cr)
· LAW 5624 - Strategic Management of Intellectual Property (3.0 cr)
· LAW 5908 - Independent Research and Writing (1.0-2.0 cr)
· LEAD 3961 - Leadership, You, and Your Community (3.0 cr)
· LEAD 3971 - Leadership Minor: Field Experience (3.0 cr)
· LEAD 4961W - Leadership for Global Citizenship [GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
· MGMT 3001 - Fundamentals of Management (3.0 cr)
· MGMT 3004 - Business Strategy (3.0 cr)
· MGMT 3033W - Business Communication [WI] (3.0 cr)
· MGMT 3040 - Understanding the International Environment of Firms: International Business (2.0 cr)
· MGMT 4000 - Social Venturing in Action (4.0 cr)
· MGMT 4002 - Managerial Psychology (4.0 cr)
· MGMT 4008 - Entrepreneurial Management (4.0 cr)
· MGMT 4080W - Applied Technology Entrepreneurship [WI] (4.0 cr)
· MGMT 4170W - New Business Feasibility and Planning [WI] (4.0 cr)
· MGMT 4171W - Entrepreneurship in Action I [WI] (4.0 cr)
· MGMT 4172 - Entrepreneurship in Action II (4.0 cr)
· MKTG 3001 - Principles of Marketing (3.0 cr)
· MKTG 4050 - Advertising and Promotion (4.0 cr)
· MKTG 4080W - Marketing Strategy [WI] (4.0 cr)
· MLSP 5011W - Professional Issues in the Health Care Community [WI] (2.0 cr)
· OLPD 3305 - Learning About Leadership Through Film and Literature (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 3318 - Introduction to Project Management (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 3330 - Global Identity: Connecting Your International Experience to Your Future (1.0 cr)
· OLPD 3336 - Religion, Ethics, and Educational Policy [CIV] (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 3640 - Introduction to Organization Development (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 3828 - Diversity in the Workplace (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 4301 - Global Youth Leadership and Community Engagement (6.0 cr)
· OLPD 4318 - Advanced Project Management (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 5011 - Leading Organizational Change: Theory and Practice (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 5048 - Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Leadership (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 5080 - Special Topics: Organizational Leadership, Policy, & Development (1.0-3.0 cr)
· OLPD 5095 - Problems: Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development (1.0-3.0 cr)
· OLPD 5323 - Women in Leadership (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 5607 - Organization Development (3.0 cr)
· PA 3002 - Basic Methods of Policy Analysis [SOCS] (3.0 cr)
· PA 3003 - Nonprofit and Public Financial Management (3.0 cr)
· PA 4101 - Nonprofit Management and Governance (3.0 cr)
· PA 4190 - Topics in Public and Nonprofit Leadership and Management (1.0-3.0 cr)
· PA 5451 - Immigration, Health and Public Policy (3.0-4.0 cr)
· PHAR 4200W - Drugs and the U.S. Healthcare System [CIV, WI] (3.0 cr)
· PHIL 3305 - Medical Ethics (4.0 cr)
· PSY 3206 - Introduction to Health Psychology (3.0 cr)
· PSY 5205 - Applied Social Psychology (3.0 cr)
· PUBH 3010 - Public Health Approaches to HIV/AIDS (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 3040 - Dying and Death in Contemporary Society: Implications for Intervention (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 3102 - Issues in Environmental and Occupational Health (3.0 cr)
· PUBH 3104 - Environmental Health Effects: Introduction to Toxicology (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 3106 - Making Sense of Health Studies (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 3107 - Global Public Health and the Environment (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 3315 {Inactive} (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 3350 - Epidemiology: People, Places, and Disease (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 3415 - Introduction to Clinical Trials - Online (3.0 cr)
· PUBH 3601 - Maternal and Child Health Global Public Health Issues (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 3639 - Prevention: Theory, Practice, and Application in Public Health Services (3.0 cr)
· PUBH 3801 - Health Economics and Policy (3.0 cr)
· PUBH 3802 - Health and Human Rights (3.0 cr)
· PUBH 3807 - Global Health, Relief, Development and Religious and Non-religious NGOs (3.0 cr)
· PUBH 3905 - Nutrition for Public Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 3940 - Concepts and Controversies in Public Health Nutrition and Health Promotion (1.0 cr)
· PUBH 3950 - From Kid to Community: Personal, Social and Environmental Influences on Youth Obesity (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 4410 - Summer Institute in Biostatistics (4.0 cr)
· PUBH 6535 - Managerial Accounting for Health Services (3.0 cr)
· PUBH 7580 - Organizational Management in Long Term Care (1.0 cr)
· PUBH 7581 - Supports and Services for Long Term Care (1.5 cr)
· PUBH 7582 - Practicum in Long-Term Care Administration (4.0 cr)
· PUBH 7584 - Health Care and Medical Needs (1.0 cr)
· PUBH 7587 - Regulatory Management in Long-Term Care (1.0 cr)
· PUBH 7588 - Information Uses in Long-Term Care (2.0 cr)
· SCO 3001 - Introduction to Operations Management (3.0 cr)
· SOC 3501 - Sociology of Families [SOCS, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· SOC 4246 - Sociology of Health and Illness (3.0 cr)
· TRIN 1201 - Health Care Terms and Concepts for Interpreters (3.0 cr)
· TRIN 3101 - Introduction to Interpreting (3.0 cr)
· TRIN 3102 - Consecutive Interpreting (3.0 cr)
· TRIN 4201 - Interpreting in Health Care Settings (3.0 cr)
· WRIT 3029W - Business and Professional Writing [WI] (3.0 cr)
· WRIT 3405W - Humanistic Healthcare and Communication [AH, WI] (3.0 cr)
· WRIT 4562 - International Professional Communication (3.0 cr)
· WRIT 4573W - Writing Proposals and Grant Management [WI] (3.0 cr)
· WRIT 4664W - Science, Medical, and Health Writing [WI] (3.0 cr)
· Color of Public Policy
· AAS 4231 - Color of Public Policy: African Americans, American Indians, Asian Americans & Chicanos in the U.S. (3.0 cr)
or AFRO 4231 - Color of Public Policy: African Americans, American Indians, Asian Americans & Chicanos in the U.S. (3.0 cr)
or AMIN 4231 - Color of Public Policy: African Americans, American Indians, Asian Americans, & Chicanos in the U.S. (3.0 cr)
or CHIC 4231 - Color of Public Policy: African Americans, American Indians, Asian Americans & Chicanos in the U.S. (3.0 cr)
· Computer Security for the Business Professional
· ABUS 3065 - Computer Security for the Business Professional (3.0 cr)
or INET 3065 - Computer Security for the Business Professional (3.0 cr)
· Entrepreneurship
· IBUS 3010 - Introduction to Global Entrepreneurship (4.0 cr)
or MGMT 3010 - Introduction to Entrepreneurship (4.0 cr)
· Environment and Development in the Third World
· GEOG 3379 - Environment and Development in the Third World [SOCS, ENV] (3.0 cr)
or GLOS 3303 - Environment and Development in the Third World [SOCS, ENV] (3.0 cr)
· Finance Fundamentals
· FINA 3001 - Finance Fundamentals (3.0 cr)
or FINA 3001H - Honors: Finance Fundamentals (3.0 cr)
· Gender and Family in the Islamic World
· GLOS 3681 - Gender and the Family in the Islamic World (3.0 cr)
or GWSS 3681 - Gender and the Family in the Islamic World (3.0 cr)
or SOC 3681 - Gender and the Family in the Islamic World (3.0 cr)
· HR Management & Industrial Relations
· HRIR 3021 - Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations (3.0 cr)
or HRIR 3021H - Honors: Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations (3.0 cr)
or IBUS 3021 - Human Resources Management in Australia (4.0 cr)
· Information Technology in Business
· IDSC 3001 - Introduction to Information Technology in Business (3.0 cr)
or IDSC 3001H - Honors: Information Systems for Business Processes and Management (3.0 cr)
· Population in an Interacting World
· GEOG 3381W - Population in an Interacting World [SOCS, GP, WI] (4.0 cr)
or GLOS 3701W - Population in an Interacting World [SOCS, GP, WI] (4.0 cr)
· Sexuality and Culture
· CSCL 3456W - Sexuality and Culture [DSJ, WI] (3.0 cr)
or GLBT 3456W - Sexuality and Culture [DSJ, WI] (3.0 cr)
· Stuffed and Starved: The Politics of Eating
· GLOS 3613V - Honors: Stuffed and Starved: The Politics of Eating [SOCS, GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
or GLOS 3613W - Stuffed and Starved: The Politics of Eating [SOCS, GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
or SOC 3613W - Stuffed and Starved: The Politics of Eating [SOCS, GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
· World Population Problems
· SOC 3511 - World Population Problems [GP] (3.0 cr)
or SOC 3511H - Honors: World Population Problems [GP] (3.0 cr)
Writing Requirements
Students are required to take one upper-division Writing Intensive course within the major. Required ABUS 4013W counts for that UD WI. If the other UD WI requirement is not satisfied within the core requirements, students must choose one course from the following list. Some of these courses may also fulfill other major requirements. Either ABus 4023W-Communicating for Results (3 cr), OR WRIT 3405W-Humanistic Healthcare & Communication (3 cr) is strongly recommended for the other UD WI.
Take 0 - 1 course(s) from the following:
· ABUS 4022W - Management in Organizations [WI] (3.0 cr)
· ABUS 4023W - Communicating for Results [WI] (3.0 cr)
· ABUS 4571W - Introduction to Grant Writing for Health Care and Nonprofit Organizations [WI] (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 3306W - Medical Anthropology [GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
· APEC 4821W - Business Economics and Strategy [WI] (3.0 cr)
· CSCL 3458W - The Body and the Politics of Representation [HIS, WI] (3.0 cr)
· ESPM 3011W - Ethics in Natural Resources [CIV, WI] (3.0 cr)
· ESPM 3202W - Environmental Conflict Management, Leadership, and Planning [WI] (3.0 cr)
· GEOG 3411W - Geography of Health and Health Care [WI] (4.0 cr)
· GWSS 3203W - Blood, Bodies and Science [TS, SOCS, WI] (3.0 cr)
· HMED 3001W - Health, Disease, and Healing I [HIS, WI] (4.0 cr)
· HMED 3002W - Health Care in History II [HIS, WI] (4.0 cr)
· LEAD 4961W - Leadership for Global Citizenship [GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
· MGMT 3033W - Business Communication [WI] (3.0 cr)
· MGMT 4080W - Applied Technology Entrepreneurship [WI] (4.0 cr)
· MGMT 4170W - New Business Feasibility and Planning [WI] (4.0 cr)
· MGMT 4171W - Entrepreneurship in Action I [WI] (4.0 cr)
· MKTG 4080W - Marketing Strategy [WI] (4.0 cr)
· MLSP 5011W - Professional Issues in the Health Care Community [WI] (2.0 cr)
· PHAR 4200W - Drugs and the U.S. Healthcare System [CIV, WI] (3.0 cr)
· WRIT 3029W - Business and Professional Writing [WI] (3.0 cr)
· WRIT 3405W - Humanistic Healthcare and Communication [AH, WI] (3.0 cr)
· WRIT 4573W - Writing Proposals and Grant Management [WI] (3.0 cr)
· WRIT 4664W - Science, Medical, and Health Writing [WI] (3.0 cr)
· CSCL 3456W - Sexuality and Culture [DSJ, WI] (3.0 cr)
or GLBT 3456W - Sexuality and Culture [DSJ, WI] (3.0 cr)
· GEOG 3381W - Population in an Interacting World [SOCS, GP, WI] (4.0 cr)
or GLOS 3701W - Population in an Interacting World [SOCS, GP, WI] (4.0 cr)
· GLOS 3613W - Stuffed and Starved: The Politics of Eating [SOCS, GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
or SOC 3613W - Stuffed and Starved: The Politics of Eating [SOCS, GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
 
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Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02148 - Soc 3811/Soc 5811
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
This course will introduce majors and non-majors to basic statistical measures and procedures that are used to describe and analyze quantitative data in sociological research. The topics include (1) frequency and percentage distributions, (2) central tendency and dispersion, (3) probability theory and statistical inference, (4) models of bivariate analysis, and (5) basics of multivariate analysis. Lectures on these topics will be given in class, and lab exercises are designed to help students learn statistical skills and software needed to analyze quantitative data provided in the class. prereq: Credit will not be granted if credit has been received for Soc 5811 (Soc 5811 offered Fall terms only). Undergraduates with strong math background are encouraged to register for 5811 in lieu of 3811. Soc Majors/Minors must register A-F.
SCO 2550 - Business Statistics: Data Sources, Presentation, and Analysis
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Data analysis, basic inferential procedures, statistical sampling/design, regression/time series analysis. How statistical thinking contributes to improved decision making. prereq: [Math 1031 or equiv], at least 30 cr
COMM 1101 - Introduction to Public Speaking (CIV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00670
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Public communication processes, elements, and ethics. Criticism of and response to public discourse. Practice in individual speaking designed to encourage civic participation.
ACCT 2050 - Introduction to Financial Reporting
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00458 - Acct 2050/ApEc 1251
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to financial accounting for U.S. organizations. Reading financial statements. prereq: Soph
APEC 1251 - Principles of Accounting
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00458 - Acct 2050/ApEc 1251
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Financial accounting. Theory, concepts, principles, procedures. Preparation/understanding of the four financial statements.
PUBH 3004 - Basic Concepts in Personal and Community Health
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01062 - PubH 3003/PubH 3004
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Scientific, sociocultural, and attitudinal aspects of communicable and degenerative diseases, environmental and occupational health hazards, and alcohol and drug problems. Role of education in health conservation, disease control, and drug abuse.
PUBH 3001 - Personal and Community Health
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02195
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Fundamental principles of health conservation and disease prevention.
PUBH 3003 - Fundamentals of Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01062
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Scientific, sociocultural, and attitudinal aspects of alcohol and other drug abuse problems. Emphasizes incidence, high-risk populations, prevention, and intervention.
PHAR 1002 - Medical Terminology
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Interested in learning the difference between an antigen and an antibiotic? During this course, you will not only increase your medical vocabulary by more than 2,500 words in a self-paced manner, you will also learn to identify and articulately describe a wide variety of medical conditions and processes. Communication related to disease states, procedures, and diagnostics in healthcare can sometimes seem like another language. This course will help you recognize medical abbreviations, relate terms to procedures and diagnostics, and comprehend the meaning of medical terminology by using word elements. If you are interested in the healthcare fields or would like to understand more about your own medical care, we encourage you to learn more in this course. This is a completely online, self-paced course but runs on an accelerated 10-week schedule each Fall, Spring, and Summer term. For more information, contact phar1002@umn.edu or 612-624-7976.
ABUS 4013W - Legal, Ethical, and Risk Issues for Managers (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02147 - ABus 4013/CMgt 4013
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Key legal, ethical, and risk frameworks in business activity and civic life. Students will identify areas of exposure within their specific industry and learn about best practices to minimize legal liability and manage risk. The writing-related instruction is designed to develop effective management-level communication skills regarding legal, ethical, and other risks and to develop a thoughtful analytical approach to addressing real-world risks. prereq: CMgt 4011 recommended for CMgt students, 45 semester credits
ABUS 4041 - Dynamics of Leadership
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Successful leadership via flexible approach. Knowledge, skills, and abilities that leaders develop from eight leadership strategies: academic, bureaucratic, eclectic, economic, fellowship, military, political, social. Ways to lead diverse populations in a global environment. prereq: 45 cr completed
HINF 5430 - Foundations of Health Informatics I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
An introductory survey of health informatics, focusing on foundational concepts. Topics covered include: conceptualizations of data, information, and knowledge; current terminologies, coding, and classification systems for medical information; ethics, privacy, and security; systems analysis, process and data modeling; human-computer interaction and data visualization. Lectures, readings, and exercises highlight the intersections of these topics with electronic health record systems and other health information technology. prereq: Junior, senior, grad student, professional student, or instr consent
HSM 3521 - Health Care Delivery Systems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Health care (HC) delivery systems, health economics, third-party/public reimbursement, current trends in HC organizations/management/administration. Regulations, standards, quality assurance, accreditation, current ethical issues. Implications for HC providers/professionals, patients/families, communities, international health. prereq: 30 cr
HSM 4301 - Health Care Quality & Patient Safety Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Principles of health care improvement, quality, and patient safety management from the role of the manager and project leadership in health services management. Overall the course is designed to provide an understanding of the concepts and principles of quality management and tools, patient safety, and related quality and safety management accreditation and regulatory requirements. The course will use an applied, real-world approach to ensure understanding of these important issues in health services management.
HSM 4531 - Human Resources in Health Care Settings
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 45 cr
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Basic understanding of human resources issues within health care organizations--management of human capital to meet organizational objectives, and building and motivating an engaged workforce. Legal principles; labor supply and demand; sourcing, recruitment, selection and orientation; compensation; benefits; diversity; performance management. prereq: 45 cr
HSM 4541 - Health Care Finance
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
General principles of financial management for health care industry. Operational knowledge of financial management theory, esp., how hospitals and their departments develop/balance operating/capital budget for business growth/development. Governmental policies, procedures, and ethical issues controlling the health care industry. prereq: Basic accounting knowledge, a course such as ACCT 2050, and knowledge of Microsoft Excel are strongly recommended. HSM pre-majors should wait for major status to take this course.
HSM 4561 - Health Care Administration and Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Background knowledge and skills in business and administrative aspects of health care. Applications of behavioral and organizational theory to health care settings. Organization models, reimbursement methodologies, information systems, staff scheduling, employee evaluation, accreditation agencies, productivity management, budget planning, group leadership.
HSM 4591 - Health Care Law and Ethics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to the major legal and ethical aspects and principles as applied in health services management. Topics include organization and governance of healthcare organizations; regulation; healthcare fraud and abuse; professional licensing and credentialing; compliance, quality and risk management; privacy and security of individually identifiable health information; healthcare decision-making; professional liability and malpractice. Other topics include legal and ethical issues surrounding healthcare technologies, medical research, and medical breakthroughs.
HSM 4596 - Health Services Management Internship
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Students will apply coursework and contribute knowledge of best practices through hands-on experience in a professional health services setting. prereq: HSM major, minor, or cert student; dept. consent; HSM 3521, HSM 4531, HSM 4541, HSM 4561, HSM 4591 (and ABus 3301 and HINF 5430 for HSM technology internships)
HSM 4861 - Leadership and Business Planning in Health Care: Capstone
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
The course is a core requirement in the HSM major and minor and allows students to synthesize and integrate lessons from previous courses. It covers theory and practice of leadership skills needed for high-performing health care organizations in changing and turbulent times. It emphasizes a four phase approach: environmental assessment, planning, strategy and innovation, and implementation/measurement. Students will be prepared to embrace innovation and lead business plans through to successful implementation. Students will learn to integrate a wide range of management tools through collaborative development of a strategic business plan. prereq: HSM 3521, 4531, 4541, 4561, 4591. HSM major or minor; or ICP with Health Focus; or strong interest in health care leadership. Final year status required.
PUBH 3801 - Health Economics and Policy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: ApEc 3801/PubH 3801
Typically offered: Every Spring
Economics of health care markets. Problems faced by consumers/health care services. Builds on principles of supply/demand for health, health care/insurance, and role of government. Theoretical/empirical models/applications. prereq: Course on microeconomics, course on basic statistics
ABUS 3051 - Career Skills in the Professional Environment for Juniors and Seniors
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Career planning and job search processes appropriate to business and professional careers in corporate culture. Exploring career options: career centers, company research, and networking. Résumé and cover letter writing. Job interview preparation. Organizational culture and job satisfaction. Business etiquette. prereq: preferred 60 cr; junior or senior
ICP 3201 - Career and Internship Preparation
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Prerequisites: Soph or jr or sr or grad student
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Self exploration, networking, industry research, job/internship search, resumes, cover letters, interviewing, salary negotiation, goal setting. prereq: Soph or jr or sr or grad student
CFAN 3201 - Career and Internship Preparation
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Self exploration, networking, industry research, job/internship search, resumes, cover letters, interviewing, salary negotiation, goal setting. prereq: Soph or jr or sr or grad student
ABUS 3510 - Communicating Virtually Across Global Teams in Applied Business Settings
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Collaborative exploration of virtual communication within teams/across cultures. Impact of technologies on global business/societies. Virtual team functioning/dynamics. Influence of cultural perspective on communication within group. Role of communication technology in cultural development. Ethical/legal implications.
ABUS 4012 - Strategic Decision Making and Problem Solving
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Frameworks/processes for decision-making. Analyzing causes, effects of problems, and solutions in organizations. Creativity, team building. Case studies, final real-world project, online presentation. prereq: 45 cr
ABUS 4022W - Management in Organizations (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Demands on today's managers, with a focus on small to medium-sized organizations. Techniques/ideas beyond traditional studies. Applying management theory at all levels. Managing in a global workplace. Organizational planning and decision making. Organizing resources. Leading/motivating people. Controlling/evaluating organizational activities. This writing intensive designated course will spend significant time focusing on the writing process. Writing is crucial to this discipline because clear, accurate, and professional communication is essential to organization management. The ability to write effectively in terms of specified audiences ensures, in the professional world, successful communication between team members as well as the success of the projects, companies, and employees they represent. prereq: 45 semester credits recommended
ABUS 4023W - Communicating for Results (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Aspects of communication essential for being persuasive/influential. Organizing/presenting ideas effectively, strategies for audience analysis, choosing communication methods, making appropriate use of informal influence methods, handling dissent. Processes for intercultural communication. prereq: 45 cr completed
ABUS 4043 - Project Management in Practice
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to project management. Tools/techniques to support project leader in scheduling, coordinating, allocating resources. Develop/conduct field project. Requires use of MS Project (bundled w/textbook), Word, PowerPoint. prereq: 45 cr completed
ABUS 4101 - Accounting and Finance for Managers
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01315
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Cost accounting concepts. Cost behavior. Management decision making using cost data. Time value of money. Cost of capital. Capital budgeting techniques. Financial statement analysis. Assignments draw on business/industry examples. prereq: Financial accounting, 45 cr
ABUS 4151 - Innovation for Leaders and Organizations
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Innovation as cornerstone of knowledge economy. History of innovation process, importance to individuals/organizations. Strategies to foster innovation. Responsibilities in innovation skill-building/leadership. prereq: 45 cr
ABUS 4501 - Building a Small Business Start-up
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Basic marketing, finance, and leadership principles that apply to the formation of a small business enterprise. A variety of class discussions and independent reflective exercises will enable students to assess their resources and develop management, leadership, and business administration skills. The final project is collaborative: the creation of a business plan for a start-up. Prerequisites: None, although previous business experience or study will be helpful.
ABUS 4509 - New Product Development
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
How new consumer, industrial, and service products are planned/developed. Idea generation, concept/buyer testing, pricing, sales/profit strategies, product positioning, promotion, packaging/distribution. Marketing case histories. Student projects. prereq: [[4103 or 4701 or Mktg 3001], at least 45 cr] or instr consent
ABUS 4515 - Strategy and Management for a Sustainable Future
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Sustainability in business. Relationship of sustainable environments to organizations. Economic/strategic enterprise value. Relationship of sustainable business practices to marketplace trends/realities. prereq: 45 cr completed
ABUS 4571W - Introduction to Grant Writing for Health Care and Nonprofit Organizations (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02359 - ABUS 4571/ABUS 4571W/HSM 4571
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Nonprofits and health care entities will continue to be challenged by limited resources and increased needs in communities they serve. This reality also results in an increased need for these groups to find additional financial support. This course will provide an understanding of ways to find, research, and write proposals for grants offered by government and private entities. As a writing intensive course, it will spend significant time focusing on the writing process. Writing is crucial to the field because the only way for a nonprofit to be awarded a grant is by submitting a written proposal. The strength of the proposal has a significant impact on the money that an organization will receive. Students will become familiar with various sections of the proposal by drafting, editing, and seeking feedback, and by revising a needs assessment, goal statement, budget justification, and statement of organizational purpose. By learning how to write well in the field, students will increase their chances of being employed by a nonprofit and securing funding for their organization.
ABUS 4701 - Introduction to Marketing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Conceptual tools for creating a marketing plan. How marketing relates to other functional areas of business. Importance of an ethical, global view. prereq: [Macroeconomics or microeconomics], 45 cr
ABUS 4703 - Marketing for the Professional Practice
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Summer
Principles of marketing applied to the management of the professional practice. Internal and external environment, market segmentation, positioning, differentiation, branding, and formulating a marketing plan with goals, strategies, and financial considerations. prereq: 45 semester cr
ABUS 4705 - Leadership and Management for the Professional Practice
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Summer
Foundation needed for successful leadership or management of a professional practice including recruitment, motivation, and compensation of employees, leadership of effective teams, choosing an appropriate organizational structure, understanding and leveraging diversity, developing a healthy culture, managing change, negotiations, and business ethics. Real-world examples to highlight successful and unsuccessful practices. Apply these principles to their own specific professional interests to become more effective leaders and managers. prereq: 45 semester cr
ABUS 4707 - Financial Management for the Professional Practice
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Summer
Foundation knowledge to understand financial principles and apply them to investment, organizational, and operational decisions in a professional practice. Case studies using Excel to model common scenarios in practice. prereq: 45 semester cr
ABUS 4709 - Managing the Professional Practice I: Business Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Summer
Factors/challenges involved in designing structure of professional practice. Core values/mission, design of services, physical design, risk management, equipment/IT, partners/staffing. Exercises in applied practice development/management. prereq: 45 cr
ABUS 4711 - Managing the Professional Practice II: Operations
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Summer
Factors/challenges in day-to-day operations of professional practice. Marketing, human resources, finance, entrepreneurial spirit, inventory management, operational quality, transitions. Exercises in applied operations. prereq: 4709, 45 cr
ACCT 3001 - Introduction to Management Accounting
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Costing techniques, including activity-based costing. Applying costing methods to determine costs of products, services, and production processes. Use of costs in operating/strategic decisions. prereq: 2050
ADDS 5011 - Foundations in Addiction Studies
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01942 - AddS 5001/AddS 5011
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Theoretical perspectives/concepts related to etiology of alcohol/drug dependency/abuse. Emphasizes bio-psycho-social models of addiction/disease: psychodynamics, social learning, contingency, family systems. Connection of theory to empirical research.
ADDS 5071 - Foundations of Co-occurring Disorders
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01940
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Understanding mentally ill/chemically abusive or dependent client. Intervention, advocacy, education, support for client/those part of his/her environment. Social, environmental, multicultural factors that contribute resources for these clients.
AHS 3101 - The New Health Professions Team
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
The future health of our world population requires a generation of creative, motivated, strategic, expansive thinkers prepared to collaborate across disciplines and sectors to preempt and address the causes of poor health in patients and populations. The knowledge and skills needed to be successful come from all disciplines, not just the health professions, and require us to learn about and work with each other. In addition to sharing discipline specific knowledge, the key is to translate concepts and language so interprofessional teams can identify, dissect, define, and solve health-related grand challenges together. This course will help students grow in their understanding and capacity to work in interdisciplinary teams in a multitude of settings, from serving patients to serving communities. prereq: This course is recommended for junior and senior undergraduate students pursuing a health career.
ANTH 3306W - Medical Anthropology (GP, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 1003 or 1005 or entry level soc sci course recommended
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Relations among human affliction, health, healing, social institutions, and cultural representations cross-culturally. Human health/affliction. Medical knowledge/power. Healing. Body, international health, colonialism, and emerging diseases. Reproduction. Aging in a range of geographical settings. prereq: 1003 or 1005 or entry level soc sci course recommended
ANTH 4075 - Cultural Histories of Healing (SOCS, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Introduction to historically informed anthropology of healing practice. Shift to biologically based medicine in Europe, colonialist dissemination of biomedicine, political/cultural collisions between biomedicine and "ethnomedicines," traffic of healing practices in a transnationalist world.
APEC 4821W - Business Economics and Strategy (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02511 - ApEc 4821W/ApEc 5821
Typically offered: Every Spring
Strategic management for production, processing, wholesaling, retailing, and service. Strategy formulation, implementation, and control. Business plans. Case study analysis. prereq: 3002, [3501 or FINA 3001], and [ACCT 3001 or MGMT 3001 or MKTG 3001]
BLAW 3058 - The Law of Contracts and Agency
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Origin of law, its place in and effect on society; history and development of law; system of courts; legal procedure. Law of contracts as the basic law affecting business transaction. Laws affecting the sale of goods and contracts and the law of agency.
CMGT 4211 - Facility Cost Accounting and Finance
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Examination of different types of leases. Relevance of BOMA (Building Office & Managers Association) space standards. Understanding components of total annual and capital facility costs. Analyzing and interpreting facility financial statements and reports. Constructing facility capital and operating budgets. Illustrating GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles) related to asset capitalization, and applying financial terminology when speaking to the chief financial officer. Recommended prereq: ABUS 4101 or basic accounting/finance knowledge/experience
CNES 3535 - Death and the Afterlife in the Ancient World (AH)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01213
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors related to death and the afterlife found in the cultures of the ancient Mediterranean and Near East. Literature, funerary art/epitaphs. Archaeological evidence for burial practices and care of dead.
CSCL 3458W - The Body and the Politics of Representation (HIS, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Western representation of the human body, 1500 to present. Body's appearance as a site and sight for production of social and cultural difference (race, ethnicity, class, gender). Visual arts, literature, music, medical treatises, courtesy literature, erotica.
CSPH 3000 - Topics in Integrative Health
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 16.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Special offerings in Integrative Health. Contact department for semester offerings.
CSPH 3001 - Introduction to Integrative Healing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Current US health care system/US cultural views of health/wellness. Various complementary/alternative medical systems/practices that might be integrated into current way of thinking about health/wellness/treatment of illness/disease. prereq: 60 credits or instr consent
CSPH 3101 - Creating Ecosystems of Well-Being
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Information, practices, and tools that enable individuals and communities to build capacity for well-being. Factors and ecosystems that contribute to health, happiness, and well-being. Students develop a personal plan for health and well-being and one for a community.
CSPH 3301 - Food Choices: Healing the Earth, Healing Ourselves
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01890
Typically offered: Every Spring
Link between our food/diet, agricultural practices, and health of planet. Food security. Cultural/personal context of food choices. Ways that food is produced, especially industrial monoculture. Food choices and the earth's bio diversity. Land use, water use, pollution, energy needs, climate change. Alternatives: organic/sustainable, fair trade. Economic policies/choices. Global tradeoffs.
CSPH 5000 - Explorations in Integrative Therapies and Healing Practices
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 16.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Research and practice on therapies, delivery of complementary therapies and, regulatory issues. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student or instr consent
CSPH 5111 - Ways of Thinking about Health
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Cultural contexts explored through field-trip immersion experiences. Aspects of different health care systems. Indigenous North American, Vedic, traditional Chinese, biomedicine. Writing assignment. prereq: [Jr, Sr, or grad student standing], instr consent
CSPH 5115 - Cultural Awareness, Knowledge and Health
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
How knowledge can become resource for individual, family, community health. Interactive glimpse of wisdom of cultural communities. Develop capacity to see culture within professional education/practice. Cultural constructs underpinning medical system, role of culture in interaction between practitioner/patient, role of reconnection to cultural heritage in healing. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student or instr consent
CSPH 5121 - Whole Systems Healing: Health and the Environment
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Selected interfaces between human health and the environment. Using complexity theory as a theoretical framework, students use phenomenological methodologies to analyze and describe the interrelated dynamics of human and natural systems. Case studies. Develop strategies to optimize the healthy functioning of human/environmental systems. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student
CSPH 5512 - Spiritual Aspects of Palliative Care
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Prerequisites: Instructor consent
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
This course examines spiritual care as an essential component of providing palliative care across the life span. Students will explore spiritual assessment tools, spiritual care models, and formulate a spiritual care plan within an interdisciplinary team perspective. prereq: Instructor consent
CSPH 5521 - Therapeutic Landscapes
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Principles of therapeutic design for specific population requirements. Therapeutic landscape design. Incorporates interdisciplinary interaction between horticulture, landscape architecture, and health science departments. prereq: [Jr or sr or grad student] in [health sciences or therapeutic recreation or horticulture or landscape architecture] or health professional or instr consent
CSPH 5711 - Optimal Healing Environments
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Development/implementation of optimal healing environments. Evidence base supporting structural, architectural, human, and care processes. Emphasizes identifying models of optimal healing environments and leadership strategies that support diffusion of innovation. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student or instr consent
CSPH 5805 - Wellbeing in the Workplace
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Work and experiences in the workplace have a profound impact on many dimensions of individual and collective wellbeing, including a sense of purpose and meaning, financial and emotional security, quality of relationships and community, physical and emotional health, and the local and global environments. In this course, students will learn multi-disciplinary perspectives on key challenges in creating workplaces that contribute to greater wellbeing. Students will also reflect on their own personal experiences with wellbeing in their current and past work environments and examine strategies for enhancing wellbeing based on interdisciplinary theory and research. Specific topics include the importance of purpose and meaning at work, challenges in achieving work-life integration, the impact of technology on work expectations, and organizational change. This course is based on a whole-life, integrative model of wellbeing and draws from research and theory across the social, behavior, and health sciences.
ECON 3101 - Intermediate Microeconomics
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00025 - Econ 3101/Econ 3101H/ApEc 3001
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Behavior of households, firms, and industries under competitive/monopolistic conditions. Factors influencing production, price, and other decisions. Applications of theory. Economic efficiency. Distribution of well-being. prereq: [[1101, 1102] or equiv], [MATH 1271 or equiv]
ECON 5890 - Economics of the Health-Care System
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Econ 5890/PubH 5893
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Economic analysis of U.S. health-care sector. Emphasizes problems of pricing, production, distribution. Health-care services as one factor contributing to nation's health. prereq: 3101 or instr consent
ESPM 3011W - Ethics in Natural Resources (CIV, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Normative/professional ethics, and leadership considerations, applicable to managing natural resources and the environment. Readings, discussion.
ESPM 3202W - Environmental Conflict Management, Leadership, and Planning (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00379 - ESPM 3202WESPM /5202
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Negotiation of natural resource management issues. Use of collaborative planning. Case study approach to conflict management, strategic planning, and building leadership qualities. Emphasizes analytical concepts, techniques, and skills.
FSCN 3615 - Sociocultural Aspects of Food, Nutrition, and Health (GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Sociocultural aspects of regional/cultural diversity in food preferences and food behavior, food habits, demographics, lifestyles, food consumption, and expenditures. Effect of socioeconomic status, religious beliefs, age, and cultural meaning of foods on food choices.
FSCN 5601 - Management of Eating Disorders
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Etiology, occurrence, course, treatment, prevention of eating disorders from multidisciplinary perspective. Roles and responsibilities of eating disorder treatment team members of varying types across various treatment milieus. Prereq: Junior, senior or graduate student in nutrition or health related program or instructor consent.
FSOS 1461 - Presentations at Work: Families, Communities, Nonprofits, and Schools (CIV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02467
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This course prepares students to present information and adjust their messages based on audience need in a variety of future work contexts. Students interested in majoring in Family Social Science, Education, Youth Studies, and Kinesiology will take this course in order to develop the disciplinary practices used in counseling, community-based organizations, education, and health sciences to convey important, and often sensitive, material to specific audiences.
GCC 3007 - Grand Challenge: Toward Conquest of Disease (ENV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02320
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Since the rise of civilization, the large predators of humans have been subdued and the most dangerous predators remaining are those unseen---vastly smaller than our bodies. They are the microbial predators that cause disease. Infectious disease has devastated human populations and even caused global population declines. Subduing and managing disease is one of the grand challenges of our time. Through an enormous global effort, we have driven smallpox in humans and Rinderpest in livestock extinct from the natural world, and guinea worm is expected to follow. Other infectious diseases are in continual decline. In this course we will combine ecological thought and ecological models with historical and future perspectives to understand the fundamental dynamics of our miniscule predators, and relate this to similar miniscule predators of wild and domestic animals, to crops, and to other plants. prereq: sophomore, junior, senior
GCC 5003 - Grand Challenge: Seeking Solutions to Global Health Issues (GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Complex global health problems can often only be addressed through approaches that go beyond traditional health science disciplines. Whether responding to emerging pandemics, food insecurity, maternal mortality, or civil society collapse during conflict, solutions often lie at the interface of animal, environmental, and human health. In this course, students will examine the fundamental challenges to addressing complex global health problems in the world's poorest countries. Together, we will seek practical solutions at the nexus of human, animal, and ecological health. While there isn't a single "right" solution to grand challenges, progress can be made through an interdisciplinary perspective with emphasis on ethical and cultural sensitivity, and on understanding their complexities. This exploration will help students propose realistic actions that could be taken to resolve these issues. This course will help students gain the understanding and skills necessary for beginning to develop solutions to this grand challenge.
GCC 5007 - Grand Challenge: Toward Conquest of Disease (ENV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02320 - GCC 3007/GCC 5007
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Since the rise of civilization, the large predators of humans have been subdued and the most dangerous predators remaining are those unseen---vastly smaller than our bodies. They are the microbial predators that cause disease. Infectious disease has devastated human populations and even caused global population declines. Subduing and managing disease is one of the grand challenges of our time. Through an enormous global effort, we have driven smallpox in humans and Rinderpest in livestock extinct from the natural world, and guinea worm is expected to follow. Other infectious diseases are in continual decline. In this course we will combine ecological thought and ecological models with historical and future perspectives to understand the fundamental dynamics of our miniscule predators, and relate this to similar miniscule predators of wild and domestic animals, to crops, and to other plants. prereq: sophomore, junior, senior, graduate student
GEOG 3401 - Geography of Environmental Systems and Global Change (ENV)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Geog 3401/5401
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Geographic patterns, dynamics, and interactions of atmospheric, hydrospheric, geomorphic, pedologic, and biologic systems as context for human population, development, and resource use patterns.
GEOG 3411W - Geography of Health and Health Care (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Geog 3411W/5411W
Typically offered: Every Fall
Application of human ecology, spatial analysis, political economy, and other geographical approaches to analyze problems of health and health care. Topics include distribution and diffusion of disease; impact of environmental, demographic, and social change on health; distribution, accessibility, and utilization of health practitioners and facilities.
GERO 5110 - Biology of Aging
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Biological changes that occur with aging. Methods for studying aging, descriptions of population aging, theories on how/why we age. Process of aging in each body system, variation between individuals/populations. Clinical implications of biological changes with age. Guest lecturers from different disciplines.
GERO 5115 - Introduction to Geriatrics
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Online course. Major topics in geriatrics. How to diagnose/treat conditions common in caring for older people.
GERO 5125 - Gerontology Service Learning
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
At least 100 hours of service to seniors or organizations serving seniors required. Longitudinal one-on-one relationship with at least two seniors. Service activities may include: friendly visiting, escorting seniors to medical appointments, chore services, teaching health education to groups of seniors and staff, participating in social or recreational activities with seniors, assisting with immunization and screening programs, assisting seniors with selection of health plans, or providing volunteer home health aide or nursing assistant services or emergency non-medical response under the supervision of a nurse. Students may use up to 25 percent of their service time for project that benefits the campus as a whole. Reading, monthly class discussions, a term paper and weekly self-reflection
GWSS 3203W - Blood, Bodies and Science (TS, SOCS, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Ways in which modern biology has been site of conflict about race/gender. Race/gender demographics of scientific professions.
HINF 5431 - Foundations of Health Informatics II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
An introductory survey of health informatics, focusing on applications of informatics concepts and technologies. Topics covered include: health informatics research, literature, and evaluation; precision medicine; decision models; computerized decision support systems; data mining, natural language processing, social media, rule-based system, and other emerging technologies for supporting 'Big Data' applications; security for health care information handling. Lectures, readings, and exercises highlight the intersections of these topics with current information technology for clinical care and research. prereq: Junior, senior, grad student, professional student, or instr consent
HINF 5501 - US Health Care System: Information Challenges in Clinical Care
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Health care system/its unique interaction between key health system stakeholders. Relationship between patients, providers, payers, regulatory bodies. Role of information management/challenges of information standardization/exchange. prereq: Junior or senior or professional student or grad student or instr consent
HINF 5502 - Python Programming Essentials for the Health Sciences
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Computer programming essentials for health sciences/health care applications using Python 3. Intended for students with limited programming background, or students wishing to obtain proficiency in Python programming language. prereq: Junior or senior or grad student or professional student or instr consent
HINF 5510 - Applied Health Care Databases: Database Principles and Data Evaluation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Principles of database theory, modeling, design, and manipulation of databases will be introduced, taught with a healthcare applications emphasis. Students will gain experience using a relational database management system (RDBMS), and database manipulation will be explored using Structured Query Language (SQL) to compose and execute queries. Students will be able to critically evaluate database query methods and results, and understand their implications for health care. prereq: Junior or senior or grad student or professional student or instr consent
HINF 5531 - Health Data Analytics and Data Science
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Data science methods and techniques for the extraction, preparation, and use of health data in decision making. prereq: Junior or senior or professional student or grad student or instr consent
HMED 3001W - Health, Disease, and Healing I (HIS, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: HMED 3001W/HMED 3001V
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to intellectual/social history of European/American medicine, health care from classical antiquity through 18th century.
HMED 3002W - Health Care in History II (HIS, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to intellectual/social history of European/American medicine, health care in 19th/20th centuries.
HMED 3075 - Technology and Medicine in Modern America (HIS, TS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
How technology came to medicine's center-stage. Impact on production of medical knowledge, professionalization, development of institutions/industry, health policy, and gender/race disparities in health care.
IBUS 3002 - Managerial Accounting in Argentina and Chile
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Managerial accounting study abroad.
IBUS 3010 - Introduction to Global Entrepreneurship
Credits: 4.0 [max 12.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02347
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Terms, concepts, skills for analyzing fundamental business practices in global economy.
JOUR 5541 - Mass Communication and Public Health
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00291 - Jour 5541/PubH 6074
Typically offered: Every Fall
Intersection of mass media, public health, behavior. Role of theory in understanding intended/unintended campaign effect. Role of health journalism. Decisions that inform media-based interventions.
JOUR 5543 - Public Health Campaign Evaluation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Evaluate process and outcomes of message-based health interventions. Utilize campaign evaluation literature. Develop recommendations for evaluation research design based on cross-sectional, experimental, and time-based designs. Focus on evaluation options within constraints.
LAW 3000 - Introduction to American Law and Legal Reasoning
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02419
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Law pervades all areas of modern life. Yet it remains mysterious to those without legal training. This course will equip you to better answer such questions by exploring the tools that lawyers use to interpret and apply the law. Students will learn to think like lawyers through a series of contemporary case studies that require reading, writing, thinking, and problem solving like a lawyer. Cases will be drawn from topics such as contracts, torts, civil procedure, property, business law, criminal law, sports law, privacy, and law and science.
LAW 3050 - Law of Business Organizations
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02167
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
This course surveys the leading forms of legal business association governing the formation of business entities, including the laws of agency, partnerships, limited liability companies, and corporations. Emphasis is put on the methods lawyers use to interpret statutes and cases.
LAW 5061 - Financial Regulation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02387
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
This course will be a high-level overview of several different areas of financial regulation: banking regulation, insurance regulation, and elements of securities regulation (particularly broker-dealer and investment company regulation).
LAW 5062 - Energy Law
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02388
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
This course provides an introduction to U.S. energy law. The first portion of the course introduces the nation’s primary sources of energy: coal, oil, biofuels, natural gas, hydropower, nuclear, wind, solar, and geothermal energy. In doing so, it explores the physical, market, and legal structures within which these energy sources are extracted, transported, and converted into energy. The second portion turns to the two major sectors of our energy economy: electricity and transportation. The third part of the course explores case studies of hot topics in energy law and policy that highlight the complex transitions taking place in the energy system. These topics include Smart Grid development, electric vehicles, risks and benefits associated with hydraulic fracturing and deepwater drilling, and the continued role of nuclear energy. In addition to traditional textbook reading and class discussion, the course will include industry, government, and nonprofit guest speaker presentations and in-class simulated exercises.
LAW 5076 - Essentials of Business for Lawyers
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02309
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This course will teach you how to: (1) Understand basic accounting principles; (2) Read an annual report and analyze financial statements; (3) Look beyond numbers to gauge the financial performance and strength of an entity; (4) Employ cash flow analysis to value a business or determine the potential financial rewards of an investment opportunity; and (5) Understand the strategic questions that business managers must confront in governing their companies. The course surveys foundational concepts, analytical techniques and practices related to finance, accounting and strategic management issues lawyers confront when working with business executives either as an outside consulting attorney or as an inside corporate counsel. It may also consider other concepts used by business executives, including organizational behavior, marketing and quantitative analysis. The aim of the course is to help law students better appreciate the broader business context of legal decision-making so that they can contribute more effectively as a member of a firm’s top management team or as outside counsel.
LAW 5100 - Taxation I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02389 - Law 5100/Law 6100
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
This basic course in federal income taxation introduces the student to the Internal Revenue Code and the income taxation of individuals through the following topics: definition of income, relevant accounting concepts, exclusions, deductions, income splitting, sales and dispositions of property, amortization, capital losses, and current issues of tax policy.
LAW 5103 - Data Privacy Law
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02390
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Every single day, the newspaper contains stories—plural intended—about data privacy and security. Whether they concern the National Security Agency, Facebook, or a data breach at a small business, the handling of personal information has become a central concern of our time. In response, a complex law of data privacy has emerged, and now it is a fast growing area of legal practice. This course will equip students to counsel clients about an array of federal, state, and international legal requirements—while also analyzing them critically and thinking about the societal challenges posed by new information technology. Assessment will include group projects and a take-home final.
LAW 5601 - International Business Transactions
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02392
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
International Business Transactions is a three-credit course whose main focus of discussion and study is the private law aspects pertaining to international business transactions, rather than issues of national and international trade regulation. Thus, the course is primarily concerned with private international business law. We examine three basic methods of doing business abroad, namely, the sales of goods (export) transaction, licensing and franchising, and foreign direct investment. The course materials touch upon substantive law in areas as diverse as commercial transactions and the uniform commercial code, antitrust, intellectual property, conflict of laws, civil procedure, contracts, bankruptcy, taxation, and international law. While knowledge or background in these areas is certainly helpful it is not necessary for success in the course and for dealing with the issues raised in the readings or in class.
LAW 5606 - Administrative Law
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02394
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Law governing judicial review of the decisions of government officials and agencies. Decisions of federal and state officials subject to various kinds of judicial review range from regulatory decisions by public service commissions governing the rates of suppliers of electricity and local telephone service to decisions governing entitlement to benefits under welfare programs. Some decisions have wide-ranging social and economic effects such as rulemaking decisions under the Clean Air Act while the impact of other decisions may be limited to a few individuals. The course is designed to assist motivated students to acquire the skills necessary to master a complex and difficult body of law.
LAW 5608 - Trademarks
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02395
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
This course will consider how marketers secure and enforce trademark rights. Trademarks are the indicators that consumers rely upon to determine the origin of goods and services. The course will focus on U.S. federal trademark law, but will also look at state and international trademark law as well as related areas such as false advertising, publicity rights, and cybersquatting. This course will provide a solid foundation for students interested in practicing trademark law (application, enforcement, licensing, or litigation) or more general intellectual property law. It will also be useful to attorneys who do any work with trademark-dependent industries such as retail sales, advertising, or media and entertainment. Finally and more generally, trademark law offers excellent case studies of the interaction between law, culture, and technology, and of the evolution of traditional doctrine under pressure from rapid changes in surrounding circumstances.
LAW 5613 - Copyright
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02396
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
This course provides a detailed introduction to the basic law of copyright—traditional copyright subject matter, the concept of originality and authorship, copyright transfers (and terminations of transfers), infringement, and fair use. The course coverage excludes patent law, except in brief overview, and only touches briefly upon related areas of intellectual property law. Copyright (and copyright-like schemes) have increasingly become a necessary tool of the general practitioner as a result of the explosive growth in economic value of information-based products, like computer software and digital networks and databases. The lawyer ignorant of basic copyright principles will be increasingly handicapped in many areas of practice, such as negotiating technology transfers, drafting contractual rights, developing schemes of protection and privacy, distinguishing criminal from non-criminal behavior, and in litigation.
LAW 5624 - Strategic Management of Intellectual Property
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02397
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Firms competing in a knowledge economy depend increasingly on intellectual property (IP): patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, domain names. Adroit firms understand that IP-based competition demands close coordination between legal and strategic management executives. This course introduces you to fundamental IP concepts, competitive strategies, and public policy challenges from legal and strategic management perspectives. Learn how the scope of IP protection and legal weaponry to vindicate IP rights has changed substantially in the past 15 years. Learn how IP management fits within a broader strategy for sustained profitability in high-tech industries. Learn how firm IP strategy to limit competitors is reconciled with antitrust policies promoting competition. Learn how managers price IP-protected products and services differently in developed versus developing economies. Come away with legal and managerial tools for applying IP-based strategies that will advance your firm and career.
LAW 5908 - Independent Research and Writing
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 8.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Students may earn 1 or 2 credits (and in exceptional circumstances, 3 credits) for researching and writing a note, article, memo, or other paper on a legal topic. At least 3,750 words are required for one credit, at least 7,500 for two credits, and at least 11,250 for three credits. To register, the student should confer with a supervising faculty member, draft a description of the proposed project, and complete the online Independent Research form. LAW 5908 is for students who are not enrolled in the Law School, as well as MSPL candidates. Other law school degree candidates should enroll in LAW 7606 or LAW 7608 instead of LAW 5908.
LEAD 3961 - Leadership, You, and Your Community
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00297 - Lead 3961//OLPD 3302W/PA 3961
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
How do effective leaders create positive systemic change within complex systems? What is community and how does it shape the work of leadership? Students examine leadership from a multi-dimensional and multicultural perspective and critically examine leadership theories in authentic, complex community settings.
LEAD 3971 - Leadership Minor: Field Experience
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00520 - OLPD 3406/Lead 3971
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Students apply and integrate leadership theory in a community experience, think critically about their positional leadership roles, extrapolate the experience to future leadership issues within their specific fields, and work through challenges of positional leadership.
LEAD 4961W - Leadership for Global Citizenship (GP, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00296 - Lead 1961W/OLPD 1301W/OLPD 130
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
In this final, writing intensive capstone course, students pull together the threads of leadership theory and practice worked with over the course of the Leadership Minor. In addition, students gain experience working with diverse leaders from around the world, mapping political contexts, and planning their own global leadership path within their specific field.
MGMT 3001 - Fundamentals of Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Aspects/characteristics of organizations, their members. Why people/groups feel/behave as they do. Processes/methods that improve behavior/attitudes/effectiveness of members. Member/manager skills. Guest speakers, group presentations, films.
MGMT 3004 - Business Strategy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01692
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Business strategy. How business firms set and pursue their goals. Key categories of strategic issues and concepts/frameworks managers use to analyze and address those issues. Attention to specific firms and situations. prereq: CSOM, soph or jr
MGMT 3033W - Business Communication (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01482
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Written/oral communication skills for effective participation in contempory organizations. From basic principles to communication strategy. Communication technology. Cases, simulations of "real-world" situations. Student small groups meet with instructor three times for presentation coaching/feedback. Recitation times are arranged with instructor at start of semester. prereq: Fr composition, CSOM upper-div, at least 60 cr
MGMT 3040 - Understanding the International Environment of Firms: International Business
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Theories, frameworks, tools, and facts for understanding the environment of firms in international competition. Main world-level economic flows (trade, investment, finance). How country-/industry-level economic, political, and sociocultural factors influence behavior/functions of firms in international competition. prereq: 1001 or 1001H or 3001
MGMT 4000 - Social Venturing in Action
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01671
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Capstone course. Students choose project with nonprofit organizations in local community. Readings/discussions tie managerial theory to experiences. Issues that involve intersection of for-profit/not-for-profit economies. Primarily undergraduate class. Opportunities for selected grad students. prereq: Sr nonprofit major or instr consent
MGMT 4002 - Managerial Psychology
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Behavioral principles, methods, and skills that underlie and compose dimensions of managerial competence and contribute to managers' effectiveness in preventing and solving problems within and between individuals and groups; development of human resource skills management needs based partially on experiential exercises.
MGMT 4008 - Entrepreneurial Management
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Management of a new venture after founding. Internal/external challenges of managing a startup organization. Working with resource constraints and understanding how business models may change over time. prereq: concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in [3010 or IBUS 3010]
MGMT 4080W - Applied Technology Entrepreneurship (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01591 - Mgmt 4170/Mgmt 4177/Mgmt 5177
Typically offered: Every Spring
Team projects based on commercializable technologies or innovations. Teams present their ideas to investors and industry professionals. Students are encouraged to submit their business plans to Minnesota Cup.
MGMT 4170W - New Business Feasibility and Planning (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
New-business-opportunity identification/development. Students conduct feasibility analysis, create formal business plan, gather feasibility data, and contact potential customers, suppliers, and other primary sources. prereq: 3010
MGMT 4171W - Entrepreneurship in Action I (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Two-semester course. In fall, students identify a business oportunity, develop concept, determine resources required, and launch the business. In spring, students implement business plan, manage business, and determine exit strategy. prereq: 3010, [4008 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 4008], completed coursework in business core, CSOM upper division, approved application
MGMT 4172 - Entrepreneurship in Action II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Second of two-semester sequence. In fall, students identify business opportunity, develop concept, determine resources required, and launch business. In spring, students implement busienss plan, manage business, and determine exit strategy. prereq: 4171
MKTG 3001 - Principles of Marketing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to terms, concepts, and skills for analyzing marketing problems. Factors outside the organization affecting its product, pricing, promotion, and distribution decisions. Cases from actual organizations. prereq: ECON 1101
MKTG 4050 - Advertising and Promotion
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Managing/integrating communication aspects of marketing. Advertising, sales promotion, public relations. Setting objectives, selecting media. Measuring effectiveness. Sales promotion techniques. Issues in global IMC. prereq: 3001, 3010, 3040
MKTG 4080W - Marketing Strategy (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Determining product markets where organizations should compete based on ability to create/maintain competitive advantage. External environment of business. Constructing/evaluating global marketing strategies. Largely case-based. prereq: 3001, 3010, 3040, 12 cr in marketing, sr
MLSP 5011W - Professional Issues in the Health Care Community (WI)
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Current literature and written discussion to explore the laboratory profession: healthcare systems, professional scope of practice, regulatory and licensure issues, medical ethics, Interprofessional practice models and current topics impacting health care delivery. Focus is on the medical laboratory’s crucial role in patient care.
OLPD 3305 - Learning About Leadership Through Film and Literature
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Readings from leadership studies, literature, and film. Ethical dilemmas. Different styles of leadership and their consequences. Intersection of public/private in exercising leadership. Competing loyalties/pressures felt by leaders/followers. Fundamental questions about nature/desirability of leadership.
OLPD 3318 - Introduction to Project Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Project management for business and industry. Project lifecycles, deliverables, and processes as they are commonly used in the workplace.
OLPD 3330 - Global Identity: Connecting Your International Experience to Your Future
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Reflect on activities/readings of study abroad experiences overseas. E-journaling, written activities, group interaction using various formats. prereq: [3320 or EDPA 3102 or instr consent], studying abroad the semester student is enrolled in course
OLPD 3336 - Religion, Ethics, and Educational Policy (CIV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
American religious pluralism in relationship to ethics and educational policy. History of religious belief/expression in K-12 and higher education. Students interact with community leaders. Legal issues, religion/science, sexuality, religious alternatives, policy topics.
OLPD 3640 - Introduction to Organization Development
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Organization development theories, principles, concepts, and practices. How development is used to direct change in an organization.
OLPD 3828 - Diversity in the Workplace
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01792
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Diversity in the workplace. Issues of recruiting and selection, management, and performance.
OLPD 4301 - Global Youth Leadership and Community Engagement
Credits: 6.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Six-credit course over three semesters. Students take courses at the U of M (spring and fall) and at FLASCO University in Buenos Aires, Argentina, (four weeks in August). Theory and practice of youth-engagement/empowerment to address issues that affect their lives, their communities, and the broader global society.
OLPD 4318 - Advanced Project Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Project management for business and industry. Advanced aspects and techniques in project management, project lifecycles, deliverables, and processes as they are commonly used in the workplace. prereq: 3318 or EDPA 3218
OLPD 5011 - Leading Organizational Change: Theory and Practice
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
How theory is incorporated, affects the change process, and can improve schools/institutions of higher education. Characteristics that impact change processes/outcomes. Leadership/policy effects.
OLPD 5048 - Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Leadership
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Introduction to cultural variables of leadership that influence functioning of cross-cultural groups. Lectures, case studies, discussion, problem-solving, simulations. Intensive workshop.
OLPD 5080 - Special Topics: Organizational Leadership, Policy, & Development
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Topical issues in organizational leadership, policy, development.
OLPD 5095 - Problems: Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 24.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Course or independent study on specific topic within department program emphasis.
OLPD 5323 - Women in Leadership
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Women in leadership, in context of larger systems and their own lives. Supporting equity/equality across areas of difference. prereq: Technology access
OLPD 5607 - Organization Development
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to major concepts, skills, and techniques for organization development/change. prereq: Grad student only
PA 3002 - Basic Methods of Policy Analysis (SOCS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to policy analysis. Theoretical foundations/practical methods of analysis. Tools for problem definition, data collection/analysis, presentation techniques, implementation strategies. Multidisciplinary case-study approach.
PA 3003 - Nonprofit and Public Financial Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: Jr or sr
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Concepts/tools for project/budget planning. Program analysis. Interpreting financial reports. Identifying/resolving organizational performance issues. Case studies, real-world exercises. prereq: Jr or sr
PA 4101 - Nonprofit Management and Governance
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Managing/governing nonprofit/public organizations. Theories, concepts, real-world examples. Governance systems, strategic management practices, effect of different funding environments, management of multiple constituencies.
PA 4190 - Topics in Public and Nonprofit Leadership and Management
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Topics in public/nonprofit leadership/management.
PA 5451 - Immigration, Health and Public Policy
Credits: 3.0 -4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00519 - PA 5451/PubH 5281
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
How to access demographic, health, and background information on US immigrants. Characteristics and health needs of immigrants. Designing culturally competent health programs. How to advocate for needed policy changes to promote immigrant health and wellbeing. Community visits required. Online course.
PHAR 4200W - Drugs and the U.S. Healthcare System (CIV, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01248
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Being an empowered patient is important when discussing ethics-driven issues within the U.S. healthcare system. This course will expose students to current controversial issues surrounding medications and national healthcare, and help students examine their own role as a participant in this system. Students will learn to draw comparisons between medication use systems around the world and analyze other controversies related to access, choice and quality of healthcare. During this course, students will understand how their choices, ethics and behavior affect societal decisions surrounding the availability of medications in the US and what their rights are as a citizen-participant during the healthcare debate. This is a completely online course with weekly due dates. Course information is sent to the University email addresses of registered students shortly before, and/or on, the first day of classes each Fall and Spring term. For more information, contact phar4200@umn.edu or 612-624-7976.
PHIL 3305 - Medical Ethics
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Moral problems confronting physicians, patients, and others concerned with medical treatment, research, and public health policy. Topics include abortion, living wills, euthanasia, genetic engineering, informed consent, proxy decision-making, and allocation of medical resources.
PSY 3206 - Introduction to Health Psychology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02593 - Madr 3206/Psy 3206
Typically offered: Every Spring
Theories/research in health psychology. Bi-directional relationships between psychological factors and physical health. Stress/coping, adjustment to chronic illness. Psychological factors in etiology/course of disease. Health behavior change. prereq: 1001
PSY 5205 - Applied Social Psychology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Applications of social psychology research/theory to domains such as physical/mental health, education, the media, desegregation, the legal system, energy conservation, public policy. prereq: 3201 or grad student or instr consent
PUBH 3010 - Public Health Approaches to HIV/AIDS
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00354 - PubH 3010/6010
Typically offered: Every Fall
Primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention. Community responses to HIV/AIDS in Minnesota. Medical, social service, and political responses.
PUBH 3040 - Dying and Death in Contemporary Society: Implications for Intervention
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00355 - PubH 3040/6040
Typically offered: Every Spring
Concepts, attitudes, ethics, and lifestyle management in relation to dying, death, grief, and bereavement. Emphasizes intervention/educational aspects for community health/helping professionals and educators. prereq: Jr or sr or instr consent
PUBH 3102 - Issues in Environmental and Occupational Health
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01063
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This course is an introduction to the field of Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH), the impact of environmental and occupational hazards on individuals and communities, the approaches taken to address EOH issues at the community level,and the challenges that must be overcome to ensure success in dealing with EOH issues. Students will review scientific literature to learn about interventions for environmental health problems, and practice identifying environmental health problems and interventions in their communities. The focus of this course will be on the interaction between humans and the environment and how this interaction affects human health. Online Course.
PUBH 3104 - Environmental Health Effects: Introduction to Toxicology
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01528
Typically offered: Every Spring
This course is designed for students who are interested in public health and environmental issues. Toxicology is a multidisciplinary experimental science that combines chemistry, biology, and physiology to determine whether substances we are exposed to in the environment are likely to harm our health. Students will learn how toxicology is used to understand how humans respond to chemicals in the environment. In addition, students will learn how toxicology is applied to protect human health through safety evaluation. prereq: Previous coursework in biology and chemistry; biochemistry is recommended. Ability to analyze data, and understand the basic functions of DNA, enzymes and other proteins, and lipids.
PUBH 3106 - Making Sense of Health Studies
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02023
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
How to critically evaluate health news (and the health research reports on which they are based) to make good, well informed decisions about your health and well-being.
PUBH 3107 - Global Public Health and the Environment
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Environmental determinants of health and or well-being of populations. Role of environment in public health. Population burden of disease. Variation of environmental public health determinants across globe. Interconnectedness of activities and actions of people in different countries. prereq: public health minor, instr consent
PUBH 3350 - Epidemiology: People, Places, and Disease
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
How diseases are distributed among us. Epidemiology terminology, methods, critical thinking, and analysis. Intended for students interested in a health science career or in a career that may need to evaluate epidemiologic evidence such as health journalism or public policy or litigation. prereq: Undergrad statistics course is recommended
PUBH 3415 - Introduction to Clinical Trials - Online
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Phases of trials, hypotheses/endpoints, choice of intervention/control, ethical considerations, blinding/randomization, data collection/monitoring, sample size, analysis strategies. Protocol development/implementation, interactive discussion boards. prereq: PUBH 3415 enrollees must have one semester of undergraduate level introductory biostatistics or statistics (STAT 3011, EPSY 3264, SOC 3811, BIOL 3272, or instr consent) AND junior or senior standing or instr consent.
PUBH 3601 - Maternal and Child Health Global Public Health Issues
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to global health. Health of mothers, infants, children, adolescents. History of MCH, global burden of disease/premature death. Effect of globalization. Programmatic/policy efforts to address health needs of MCH populations. prereq: Public Health minor requirements or instr consent, [3202 or 3001 or 3004], [3350 or 3106]
PUBH 3639 - Prevention: Theory, Practice, and Application in Public Health Services
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Current issues/controversies centered on prevention and health promotion. How they relate to health services and program implementation. prereq: Jr or sr
PUBH 3801 - Health Economics and Policy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: ApEc 3801/PubH 3801
Typically offered: Every Spring
Economics of health care markets. Problems faced by consumers/health care services. Builds on principles of supply/demand for health, health care/insurance, and role of government. Theoretical/empirical models/applications. prereq: Course on microeconomics, course on basic statistics
PUBH 3802 - Health and Human Rights
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Relationship of health/human rights under public health horizon. Philosophical frameworks/groundings of human rights, development of nexus between health/human rights.
PUBH 3807 - Global Health, Relief, Development and Religious and Non-religious NGOs
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Intersection of global health, relief, development/roles. Interaction of intergovernmental/governmental agencies, religious/non-religious NGOs in humanitarian response, development/social welfare generation supporting global health.
PUBH 3905 - Nutrition for Public Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00887 - PubH 3905/PubH 5905
Typically offered: Every Fall
Topics of contemporary interest. Concepts/facts about science of human nutrition discussed in relation to personal/community nutrition problems/concerns. Applied introductory course with labs. prereq: Jr or sr or instr consent
PUBH 3940 - Concepts and Controversies in Public Health Nutrition and Health Promotion
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Societal issues around public health nutrition and health promotion. Socioecological framework. Levels of influence on dietary intake, food choices, related health outcomes. Policy initiatives related to public health nutrition, health promotion and disease prevention. prereq: Jr or sr or instr consent
PUBH 3950 - From Kid to Community: Personal, Social and Environmental Influences on Youth Obesity
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Public health strategies for prevention of pediatric obesity. Includes overview of epidemiology of child/adolescent obesity focusing on social-ecological risk factors. Discussion of implications of risk factors for developing environmentally-focused interventions/programs. prereq: Students should have completed one basic, introductory nutrition course or equivalent or permission by instructor
PUBH 4410 - Summer Institute in Biostatistics
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Summer
Introduction to biostatistics for undergraduate students. Meets every weekday, all day, for six weeks summer between junior or senior year. Fundamentals of biostatistics/epidemiology, statistical computing in R/SAS, clinical trials/statistical genetics. prereq: Student participant in Division of Biostatistics SIBS (summer Institute for Training in Biostatistics) research program
PUBH 6535 - Managerial Accounting for Health Services
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Differential, absorption, activity-based costing. Budgeting, variance analysis. Financial accounting, including transaction data and accrual accounting. Developing financial statements. Ration analysis. prereq: AHC student or instr consent; experience with spreadsheets such as Excel or Lotus recommended
PUBH 7580 - Organizational Management in Long Term Care
Credits: 1.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Overview of organizational management and human resource management in long-term care setting from senior manager's perspective. Combines three days of on-campus seminars with independent study.
PUBH 7581 - Supports and Services for Long Term Care
Credits: 1.5 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Organization, operations, functions, services, and programs of nursing facilities.
PUBH 7582 - Practicum in Long-Term Care Administration
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Students apply knowledge to practice of long-term care administration, under guidance of a preceptor. prereq: [7580, 7581, 7583] or [7587, 7588]
PUBH 7584 - Health Care and Medical Needs
Credits: 1.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Differentiation between aging process and disease process. Common conditions/diseases associated with aging.
PUBH 7587 - Regulatory Management in Long-Term Care
Credits: 1.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Summer
Funding mechanisms, regulatory compliance mechanisms, and legal provisions currently in force for long-term care industry.
PUBH 7588 - Information Uses in Long-Term Care
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Accumulation/analysis of data to inform management decision-making in long-term care. One day on-campus seminar, independent study. prereq: Some knowledge of computers
SCO 3001 - Introduction to Operations Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Concepts, principles, and techniques for managing manufacturing/service operations. Emphasizes decision making in operations function of organizations. Quantitative/qualitative methods for improving management of operations.
SOC 3501 - Sociology of Families (SOCS, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd, Spring Even Year
Family has long been a significant experience in human societies; much of what we understand ourselves to be, arises in family life. But family also varies widely in composition across time and place. We will learn how sociologists study and understand families theoretically, as social institutions, as well as sites and sources of social problems. prereq: 1001 recommended; soc majors/minors must register A-F
SOC 4246 - Sociology of Health and Illness
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Context of social, political, economic, and cultural forces and medical knowledge. Social meanings. How people seek help and manage illnesses. How doctors, nurses, and patients interact. Social movements surrounding health. prereq: One sociology course or instr consent; soc majors/minors must register A-F
TRIN 1201 - Health Care Terms and Concepts for Interpreters
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Technical vocabulary, oral discourse patterns used by health care providers in talking to patients, family members. Language of American health care interview.
TRIN 3101 - Introduction to Interpreting
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Practical and theoretical introduction to interpreting in health, human service, and legal settings. Emphasis on understanding the unique role of the interpreter, current models and modes of interpreting, ethical issues and professional standards of practice, and developing pre-interpreting skills. prereq: high level of proficiency in spoken English and another language; 3001 recommended
TRIN 3102 - Consecutive Interpreting
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Practice/theory at professional level in interpreting in health, human service, legal settings. Emphasizes professional/client dialogues. Consecutive interpreting skills, vocabulary research/storage, intercultural issues. Analyzing interpretive process. Performance assessment through audio/videotaping. Subject languages (e.g., Spanish, Russian, Somali) specified for each section. prereq: 3101, high level of proficiency in [spoken English, another language]
TRIN 4201 - Interpreting in Health Care Settings
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Practice in interpreting simulated clinical encounters and monologues. Fluency/accuracy in consecutive/simultaneous modes. Sight translation, medical vocabulary in two languages, ethical/situational considerations in health care interpreting. Coursework mainly in bilingual sections (English, another language). prereq: 1201, 3102
WRIT 3029W - Business and Professional Writing (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01353
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Practice writing for various professional purposes/audiences, using appropriate styles, tones, and organizational elements. Potential genres include proposals, reports, web content, email, executive summaries, job search portfolios. Attention to workplace collaboration and broader issues of professional literacy.
WRIT 3405W - Humanistic Healthcare and Communication (AH, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Relationships in art between communication, humanism in healthcare, empathy.
WRIT 4562 - International Professional Communication
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
The increasingly global nature of communication presents new challenges and opportunities as communicators develop content for and work with clients and colleagues from other cultures. Moreover, professionals increasingly perform their work as part of global virtual teams using multiple synchronous and asynchronous technologies. Thus, this course includes resources and experiences designed to increase a student’s skill at communicating with multicultural audiences, working as a member of international teams, and using multiple technologies as part of this work.
WRIT 4573W - Writing Proposals and Grant Management (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Research funding sources. Interpreting RFP or program announcement. Letters of intent. Grant preparation, following guidelines of RFP or program announcement. Proposals for nonprofits or research/business.
WRIT 4664W - Science, Medical, and Health Writing (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Read various kinds of science, medical, and health writing. Develop heuristics for science, medical, and health writing grounded in rhetorical theory. Research, draft, and write a variety of science, medical, and health genres for a range of audiences and print/digital outlets.
AAS 4231 - Color of Public Policy: African Americans, American Indians, Asian Americans & Chicanos in the U.S.
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01013
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Structural or institutional conditions through which people of color have been marginalized in public policy. Critical evaluation of social theory in addressing the problem of contemporary communities of color in the United States.
AFRO 4231 - Color of Public Policy: African Americans, American Indians, Asian Americans & Chicanos in the U.S.
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01013 - Afro 4231/AmIn 4231/Chic 4231
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Examination of structural or institutional conditions through which people of color have been marginalized in public policy. Critical evaluation of social theory in addressing the problem of contemporary communities of color in the United States.
AMIN 4231 - Color of Public Policy: African Americans, American Indians, Asian Americans, & Chicanos in the U.S.
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01013 - Afro 4231/AmIn 4231/Chic 4231
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Structural or institutional conditions through which people of color have been marginalized in public policy. Critical evaluation of social theory in addressing the problem of contemporary communities of color in the United States.
CHIC 4231 - Color of Public Policy: African Americans, American Indians, Asian Americans & Chicanos in the U.S.
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01013
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Examination of the structural or institutional conditions through which people of color have been marginalized in public policy. Critical evaluation of social theory in addressing the problem of contemporary communities of color in the United States.
ABUS 3065 - Computer Security for the Business Professional
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01783 - ABus 3065/INet 3065
Typically offered: Every Fall
Computer security without technical jargon. Real-world examples and issues. Practices for safe, secure, and ethical computer use: virus, worm, and malware detection and elimination; antivirus and firewall selection; secure Internet purchasing; social networking sites; web page setup. prereq: Basic computer/Internet navigation skills; laptop with browser and MS Word or equivalent.
INET 3065 - Computer Security for the Business Professional
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01783 - ABus 3065/INet 3065
Typically offered: Every Fall
Computer security without technical jargon. Real-world examples and issues. Practices for safe, secure, and ethical computer use: virus, worm, and malware detection and elimination; antivirus and firewall selection; secure Internet purchasing; social networking sites; web page setup. prereq: Basic computer/Internet navigation skills; laptop with browser and MS Word or equivalent.
IBUS 3010 - Introduction to Global Entrepreneurship
Credits: 4.0 [max 12.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02347
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Terms, concepts, skills for analyzing fundamental business practices in global economy.
MGMT 3010 - Introduction to Entrepreneurship
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02347
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Fundamentals of entrepreneurship. Career paths, including new business start-ups, franchising, acquisitions (including family business succession), corporate venturing, and entre-preneurial services. Legal structures for new business formation. Aspects of business law/ethics.
GEOG 3379 - Environment and Development in the Third World (SOCS, ENV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Geog 3379/GloS 3303
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Concepts for analyzing relations between capitalist development and environment in Third World. Historical geography of capitalist development. Case studies. Likelihood of social/environmental sustainability. prereq: Soph or jr or sr
GLOS 3303 - Environment and Development in the Third World (SOCS, ENV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Geog 3379/GloS 3303
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Concepts for analyzing relations between capitalist development and environment in Third World. Historical geography of capitalist development. Case studies. Likelihood of social/environmental sustainability. prereq: Soph or jr or sr
FINA 3001 - Finance Fundamentals
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00196
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Financial management principles. Money/capital markets, risk/return/valuation triad, capital budgeting. Capital structure, financial leverage. Cost of capital, financial performance measures, dividend policy, working capital management, international financial management/derivatives. prereq: ACCT 2050, SCO 2550 or equivalent statistics course
FINA 3001H - Honors: Finance Fundamentals
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00196
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Financial management principles. Money/capital markets, risk/return/valuation triad, capital budgeting. Capital structure, financial leverage. Cost of capital, financial performance measures, dividend policy, working capital management, international financial management/derivatives. prereq: Acct 2050, SCO 2550 or equivalent statistics course
GLOS 3681 - Gender and the Family in the Islamic World
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01847
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Experiences of Muslim women/families from historical/comparative perspective. Gender/family power relations in colonial representations, sexual politics, family, education/health, paid work, human rights, and Islamic feminism. prereq: At least soph; SOC 1001 recommended
GWSS 3681 - Gender and the Family in the Islamic World
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01847
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Experiences of Muslim women/families from historical/comparative perspective. Gender/family power relations in colonial representations, sexual politics, family, education/health, paid work, human rights, Islamic feminism. prereq: At least soph
SOC 3681 - Gender and the Family in the Islamic World
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01847
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Experiences of Muslim women/families from historical/comparative perspective. Gender/family power relations in colonial representations, sexual politics, family, education/health, paid work, human rights, and Islamic feminism. prereq: At least soph; 1001 recommended
HRIR 3021 - Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00064 - HRIR 3021/HRIR 3021H/HRIR 3201
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Role of human resource management in organizations. Labor markets, recruitment, selection, training, compensation, labor relations, performance management. Evolution of work. Discrimination in employment. Work performance, its reward. Effects of changing technology. prereq: ECON 1101, ECON 1102, PSY 1001
HRIR 3021H - Honors: Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00064 - HRIR 3021/HRIR 3021H/IBUS 3021
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Role of human resource management in organizations. Labor markets, recruitment, selection, training, compensation, labor relations, performance management. Evolution of work. Discrimination in employment. Work performance, its reward. Effects of changing technology. prereq: ECON 1101, ECON 1102, PSY 1001
IBUS 3021 - Human Resources Management in Australia
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00064 - HRIR 3021/HRIR 3021H/IBUS 3021
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Role of human resource management in organizations. Labor markets, recruitment, selection, training, compensation, labor relations, performance management. Evolution of work. Discrimination in employment. Work performance, its reward. Effects of changing technology. prereq: ECON 1101, ECON 1102, PSY 1001
IDSC 3001 - Introduction to Information Technology in Business
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Developing/using IS to support business processes, managerial decision making, and organizational strategy. Technology components of IS. Impact on organizations. Creation/change processes. Managerial issues. Techniques for designing, developing, and implementing IS. Databases and user interfaces. Computer/communications network platforms. Internet, e-business, and e-commerce applications.
IDSC 3001H - Honors: Information Systems for Business Processes and Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01683
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
IS technology components. Creation/change processes. Managerial issues. Designing, developing, and implementing IS. Databases, user interfaces. Computer/communications network platforms. Internet, e-business, e-commerce applications.
GEOG 3381W - Population in an Interacting World (SOCS, GP, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01064
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Comparative analysis and explanation of trends in fertility, mortality, internal and international migration in different parts of the world; world population problems; population policies; theories of population growth; impact of population growth on food supply and the environment.
GLOS 3701W - Population in an Interacting World (SOCS, GP, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01064
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Comparative analysis/explanation of trends in fertility, mortality, internal and international migration in different parts of the world; world population problems; population policies; theories of population growth; impact of population growth on food supply and the environment.
CSCL 3456W - Sexuality and Culture (DSJ, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01555 - CSCL 3456W/GLBT 3456W
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Historical/critical study of forms of modern sexuality (heterosexuality, homosexuality, romance, erotic domination, lynching). How discourses constitute/regulate sexuality. Scientific/scholarly literature, religious documents, fiction, personal narratives, films, advertisements.
GLBT 3456W - Sexuality and Culture (DSJ, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01555 - CSCL 3456W/GLBT 3456W
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Historical/critical study of forms of modern sexuality (heterosexuality, homosexuality, romance, erotic domination, lynching). How discourses constitute/regulate sexuality. Scientific/scholarly literature, religious documents, fiction, personal narratives, films, advertisements.
GLOS 3613V - Honors: Stuffed and Starved: The Politics of Eating (SOCS, GP, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01131 - GloS 3613W/GloS 3613V/Soc 3613
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Food issues from sociological perspective. Cross-cultural differences in how groups/societies think about/relate to food.
GLOS 3613W - Stuffed and Starved: The Politics of Eating (SOCS, GP, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01131 - GloS 3613W/GloS 3613V/Soc 3613
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Food issues from a sociological perspective. Cross-cultural differences in how groups/societies think about and relate to food.
SOC 3613W - Stuffed and Starved: The Politics of Eating (SOCS, GP, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01131 - GloS 3613/Soc 3613
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Food issues from a sociological perspective. Cross-cultural differences in how groups/societies think about and relate to food. prereq: Soc majors/minors must register A-F
SOC 3511 - World Population Problems (GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02141
Typically offered: Every Fall
Population growth, natural resources, fertility/mortality in less developed nations, population dynamics/forecasts, policies to reduce fertility. prereq: Soc majors/minors must register A-F, credit will not be granted if credit has been received for 3511H
SOC 3511H - Honors: World Population Problems (GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02141 - Soc 3511/Soc 3511H
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Population growth, natural resources, fertility/mortality in less developed nations, population dynamics/forecasts, policies to reduce fertility. prereq: Credit will not be granted if credit has been received for 3511
ABUS 4022W - Management in Organizations (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Demands on today's managers, with a focus on small to medium-sized organizations. Techniques/ideas beyond traditional studies. Applying management theory at all levels. Managing in a global workplace. Organizational planning and decision making. Organizing resources. Leading/motivating people. Controlling/evaluating organizational activities. This writing intensive designated course will spend significant time focusing on the writing process. Writing is crucial to this discipline because clear, accurate, and professional communication is essential to organization management. The ability to write effectively in terms of specified audiences ensures, in the professional world, successful communication between team members as well as the success of the projects, companies, and employees they represent. prereq: 45 semester credits recommended
ABUS 4023W - Communicating for Results (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Aspects of communication essential for being persuasive/influential. Organizing/presenting ideas effectively, strategies for audience analysis, choosing communication methods, making appropriate use of informal influence methods, handling dissent. Processes for intercultural communication. prereq: 45 cr completed
ABUS 4571W - Introduction to Grant Writing for Health Care and Nonprofit Organizations (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02359 - ABUS 4571/ABUS 4571W/HSM 4571
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Nonprofits and health care entities will continue to be challenged by limited resources and increased needs in communities they serve. This reality also results in an increased need for these groups to find additional financial support. This course will provide an understanding of ways to find, research, and write proposals for grants offered by government and private entities. As a writing intensive course, it will spend significant time focusing on the writing process. Writing is crucial to the field because the only way for a nonprofit to be awarded a grant is by submitting a written proposal. The strength of the proposal has a significant impact on the money that an organization will receive. Students will become familiar with various sections of the proposal by drafting, editing, and seeking feedback, and by revising a needs assessment, goal statement, budget justification, and statement of organizational purpose. By learning how to write well in the field, students will increase their chances of being employed by a nonprofit and securing funding for their organization.
ANTH 3306W - Medical Anthropology (GP, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 1003 or 1005 or entry level soc sci course recommended
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Relations among human affliction, health, healing, social institutions, and cultural representations cross-culturally. Human health/affliction. Medical knowledge/power. Healing. Body, international health, colonialism, and emerging diseases. Reproduction. Aging in a range of geographical settings. prereq: 1003 or 1005 or entry level soc sci course recommended
APEC 4821W - Business Economics and Strategy (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02511 - ApEc 4821W/ApEc 5821
Typically offered: Every Spring
Strategic management for production, processing, wholesaling, retailing, and service. Strategy formulation, implementation, and control. Business plans. Case study analysis. prereq: 3002, [3501 or FINA 3001], and [ACCT 3001 or MGMT 3001 or MKTG 3001]
CSCL 3458W - The Body and the Politics of Representation (HIS, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Western representation of the human body, 1500 to present. Body's appearance as a site and sight for production of social and cultural difference (race, ethnicity, class, gender). Visual arts, literature, music, medical treatises, courtesy literature, erotica.
ESPM 3011W - Ethics in Natural Resources (CIV, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Normative/professional ethics, and leadership considerations, applicable to managing natural resources and the environment. Readings, discussion.
ESPM 3202W - Environmental Conflict Management, Leadership, and Planning (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00379 - ESPM 3202WESPM /5202
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Negotiation of natural resource management issues. Use of collaborative planning. Case study approach to conflict management, strategic planning, and building leadership qualities. Emphasizes analytical concepts, techniques, and skills.
GEOG 3411W - Geography of Health and Health Care (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Geog 3411W/5411W
Typically offered: Every Fall
Application of human ecology, spatial analysis, political economy, and other geographical approaches to analyze problems of health and health care. Topics include distribution and diffusion of disease; impact of environmental, demographic, and social change on health; distribution, accessibility, and utilization of health practitioners and facilities.
GWSS 3203W - Blood, Bodies and Science (TS, SOCS, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Ways in which modern biology has been site of conflict about race/gender. Race/gender demographics of scientific professions.
HMED 3001W - Health, Disease, and Healing I (HIS, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: HMED 3001W/HMED 3001V
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to intellectual/social history of European/American medicine, health care from classical antiquity through 18th century.
HMED 3002W - Health Care in History II (HIS, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to intellectual/social history of European/American medicine, health care in 19th/20th centuries.
LEAD 4961W - Leadership for Global Citizenship (GP, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00296 - Lead 1961W/OLPD 1301W/OLPD 130
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
In this final, writing intensive capstone course, students pull together the threads of leadership theory and practice worked with over the course of the Leadership Minor. In addition, students gain experience working with diverse leaders from around the world, mapping political contexts, and planning their own global leadership path within their specific field.
MGMT 3033W - Business Communication (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01482
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Written/oral communication skills for effective participation in contempory organizations. From basic principles to communication strategy. Communication technology. Cases, simulations of "real-world" situations. Student small groups meet with instructor three times for presentation coaching/feedback. Recitation times are arranged with instructor at start of semester. prereq: Fr composition, CSOM upper-div, at least 60 cr
MGMT 4080W - Applied Technology Entrepreneurship (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01591 - Mgmt 4170/Mgmt 4177/Mgmt 5177
Typically offered: Every Spring
Team projects based on commercializable technologies or innovations. Teams present their ideas to investors and industry professionals. Students are encouraged to submit their business plans to Minnesota Cup.
MGMT 4170W - New Business Feasibility and Planning (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
New-business-opportunity identification/development. Students conduct feasibility analysis, create formal business plan, gather feasibility data, and contact potential customers, suppliers, and other primary sources. prereq: 3010
MGMT 4171W - Entrepreneurship in Action I (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Two-semester course. In fall, students identify a business oportunity, develop concept, determine resources required, and launch the business. In spring, students implement business plan, manage business, and determine exit strategy. prereq: 3010, [4008 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 4008], completed coursework in business core, CSOM upper division, approved application
MKTG 4080W - Marketing Strategy (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Determining product markets where organizations should compete based on ability to create/maintain competitive advantage. External environment of business. Constructing/evaluating global marketing strategies. Largely case-based. prereq: 3001, 3010, 3040, 12 cr in marketing, sr
MLSP 5011W - Professional Issues in the Health Care Community (WI)
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Current literature and written discussion to explore the laboratory profession: healthcare systems, professional scope of practice, regulatory and licensure issues, medical ethics, Interprofessional practice models and current topics impacting health care delivery. Focus is on the medical laboratory’s crucial role in patient care.
PHAR 4200W - Drugs and the U.S. Healthcare System (CIV, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01248
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Being an empowered patient is important when discussing ethics-driven issues within the U.S. healthcare system. This course will expose students to current controversial issues surrounding medications and national healthcare, and help students examine their own role as a participant in this system. Students will learn to draw comparisons between medication use systems around the world and analyze other controversies related to access, choice and quality of healthcare. During this course, students will understand how their choices, ethics and behavior affect societal decisions surrounding the availability of medications in the US and what their rights are as a citizen-participant during the healthcare debate. This is a completely online course with weekly due dates. Course information is sent to the University email addresses of registered students shortly before, and/or on, the first day of classes each Fall and Spring term. For more information, contact phar4200@umn.edu or 612-624-7976.
WRIT 3029W - Business and Professional Writing (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01353
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Practice writing for various professional purposes/audiences, using appropriate styles, tones, and organizational elements. Potential genres include proposals, reports, web content, email, executive summaries, job search portfolios. Attention to workplace collaboration and broader issues of professional literacy.
WRIT 3405W - Humanistic Healthcare and Communication (AH, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Relationships in art between communication, humanism in healthcare, empathy.
WRIT 4573W - Writing Proposals and Grant Management (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Research funding sources. Interpreting RFP or program announcement. Letters of intent. Grant preparation, following guidelines of RFP or program announcement. Proposals for nonprofits or research/business.
WRIT 4664W - Science, Medical, and Health Writing (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Read various kinds of science, medical, and health writing. Develop heuristics for science, medical, and health writing grounded in rhetorical theory. Research, draft, and write a variety of science, medical, and health genres for a range of audiences and print/digital outlets.
CSCL 3456W - Sexuality and Culture (DSJ, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01555 - CSCL 3456W/GLBT 3456W
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Historical/critical study of forms of modern sexuality (heterosexuality, homosexuality, romance, erotic domination, lynching). How discourses constitute/regulate sexuality. Scientific/scholarly literature, religious documents, fiction, personal narratives, films, advertisements.
GLBT 3456W - Sexuality and Culture (DSJ, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01555 - CSCL 3456W/GLBT 3456W
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Historical/critical study of forms of modern sexuality (heterosexuality, homosexuality, romance, erotic domination, lynching). How discourses constitute/regulate sexuality. Scientific/scholarly literature, religious documents, fiction, personal narratives, films, advertisements.
GEOG 3381W - Population in an Interacting World (SOCS, GP, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01064
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Comparative analysis and explanation of trends in fertility, mortality, internal and international migration in different parts of the world; world population problems; population policies; theories of population growth; impact of population growth on food supply and the environment.
GLOS 3701W - Population in an Interacting World (SOCS, GP, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01064
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Comparative analysis/explanation of trends in fertility, mortality, internal and international migration in different parts of the world; world population problems; population policies; theories of population growth; impact of population growth on food supply and the environment.
GLOS 3613W - Stuffed and Starved: The Politics of Eating (SOCS, GP, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01131 - GloS 3613W/GloS 3613V/Soc 3613
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Food issues from a sociological perspective. Cross-cultural differences in how groups/societies think about and relate to food.
SOC 3613W - Stuffed and Starved: The Politics of Eating (SOCS, GP, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01131 - GloS 3613/Soc 3613
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Food issues from a sociological perspective. Cross-cultural differences in how groups/societies think about and relate to food. prereq: Soc majors/minors must register A-F