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Social Work B.S.W.

Social Work
College of Education and Human Service Professions
  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2018
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 120
  • Required credits within the major: 78 to 79
  • Degree:
The bachelor of social work (BSW) program prepares students for generalist practice in a variety of human service settings. Graduates undertake a variety of professional social work roles ranging from counselor and case manager to community organizer and advocate. The curriculum has a special focus on services to American Indians and their communities.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • partially online (between 50% to 80% of instruction is online)
Admission Requirements
Students must complete 30 credits before admission to the program.
A GPA above 2.0 is preferred for the following:
  • 2.50 already admitted to the degree-granting college
  • 2.50 transferring from another University of Minnesota college
  • 2.50 transferring from outside the University
Evidence of engagement in community service or volunteer work.
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
Required prerequisites
Admission Requirements (16 cr)
Take UST 1000 for 1 credit.
PSY 1003 - General Psychology [LE CAT6, SOC SCI] (4.0 cr)
SOC 1101 - Introduction to Sociology [LE CAT6, LECD CAT06, SOC SCI, CDIVERSITY] (4.0 cr)
SW 1000 - Introduction to Social Welfare [SOC SCI] (3.0 cr)
UST 1000 - UMD Seminar (1.0-2.0 cr)
BIOL 1001 - Biology and Society [LE CAT4, NAT SCI, SUSTAIN] (4.0 cr)
or PSY 2021 - Developmental Psychology [LE CAT6, LECD CAT06, SOC SCI, CDIVERSITY] (4.0 cr)
General Requirements
The Board of Regents, on recommendation of the faculty, grants degrees from the University of Minnesota. Requirements for an undergraduate degree from University of Minnesota Duluth include the following:
  1. Students must meet all course and credit requirements of the departments and colleges or schools in which they are enrolled including an advanced writing course. Students seeking two degrees must fulfill the requirements of both degrees. However, two degrees cannot be awarded for the same major.
  2. Students must complete all requirements of the Liberal Education Program.
  3. Students must complete a minimum of 120 semester credits.
  4. At least 30 of the last 60 degree credits earned immediately before graduation must be awarded by UMD.
  5. Students must complete at least half of their courses at the 3xxx-level and higher at UMD. Study-abroad credits earned through courses taught by UM faculty and at institutions with which UMD has international exchange programs may be used to fulfill this requirement.
  6. If a minor is required, students must take at least three upper division credits in their minor field from UMD.
  7. The minimum cumulative UM GPA required for graduation will be 2.00 and will include only University of Minnesota coursework. A minimum UM GPA of 2.00 is required in each UMD undergraduate major and minor. No academic unit may impose higher grade point standards to graduate.
  8. Diploma, transcripts, and certification will be withheld until all financial obligations to the University have been met.
Program Requirements
Required Core Courses (36 cr)
SW 4121 must be taken for 6 credits.
SW 1619 - Race, Class, and Gender in the United States [LE CAT8, LECD CAT08, SOC SCI, CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
SW 4100 - Anti-Oppressive Social Work Practice (3.0 cr)
SW 4101 - Human Behavior in Social Environment (3.0 cr)
SW 4102 - Introduction to Social Work Research (3.0 cr)
SW 4103 - Senior Capstone Project (2.0 cr)
SW 4111 - Introduction to Individual, Family and Group Practice (3.0 cr)
SW 4112 - Organization and Community Practice (3.0 cr)
SW 4120 - Community Volunteer Experience (1.0 cr)
SW 4121 - Senior Field Placement (3.0-6.0 cr)
SW 4190 - American Indian Social Work Practice Issues (3.0 cr)
SW 4201 - Social Welfare Policy (3.0 cr)
WRIT 31xx - Adv Writ (3 cr)
Statistics (3 - 4 cr)
ECON 2030 - Applied Statistics for Business and Economics [LOGIC & QR] (3.0 cr)
or PSY 2020 - Introduction to Statistics and Research Methods (3.0 cr)
or PSY 3020 - Statistical Methods (4.0 cr)
or SOC 2155 - Introduction to Research Methods and Analysis (4.0 cr)
or STAT 1411 - Introduction to Statistics [LE CAT2, LOGIC & QR] (3.0 cr)
or STAT 2411 - Statistical Methods [LE CAT2, LOGIC & QR] (3.0 cr)
or Other comparable as approved
Social Work Electives (12 cr)
Other classes may be used with permission of advisor.
Take 12 or more credit(s) from the following:
· SW 1210 - Global Issues [LE CAT8, LEIP CAT08, SOC SCI, GLOBAL PER] (3.0 cr)
· SW 4113 - Introduction to Child Welfare Practice (3.0 cr)
· SW 5091 - Independent Study (1.0-4.0 cr)
· SW 5095 - Special Topics: (Various Titles to be Assigned) (1.0-4.0 cr)
· SW 5096 - Special Project (1.0-4.0 cr)
· SW 5111 - Grant Writing in the Human Services (1.0-2.0 cr)
· SW 4122 - Cross-Cultural Exploration Through Learning Circles (1.0 cr)
or SW 5120 - Cross-Cultural Exploration Through Learning Circles (1.0 cr)
· SW 4144 - Grief, Loss and Coping (2.0 cr)
or SW 5144 - Grief, Loss and Coping in Social Work Practice (2.0 cr)
· SW 4215 - Trauma Informed Practice with Children and Adolescents (2.0 cr)
or SW 5215 - Trauma Informed Social Work Practice with Children and Adolescents (2.0 cr)
· SW 4222 - Intervention in Family Violence (2.0 cr)
or SW 5222 - Intervention in Family Violence (2.0 cr)
· SW 4271 - Women and Social Policy (2.0 cr)
or SW 5271 - Women and Social Policy (2.0 cr)
· SW 4280 - Substance Use trends and Interventions in Social Work [SOC SCI] (3.0 cr)
or SW 5280 - Substance Use Trends and Interventions in Social Work (2.0 cr)
Non Social Work Electives (11 cr)
Other classes may be used with permission of advisor.
Take 11 or more credit(s) from the following:
· AAAS 1104 - Introduction to Black America [CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
· AAAS 3201 - The African American Family (3.0 cr)
· AMIN 1001 - Introduction to American Indian Studies [CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
· AMIN 1010 - American Indian Experience to 1900 [LE CAT7, LECD CAT07, CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
· AMIN 1020 - American Indian Experiences: 1900-present [LE CAT7, LECD CAT07, HUMANITIES, CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
· AMIN 1103 - Beginning Ojibwe I [LE CAT3, LECD CAT03, COMM & LAN] (3.0 cr)
· AMIN 1104 - Beginning Ojibwe II [LE CAT3, LECD CAT03, COMM & LAN] (3.0 cr)
· AMIN 2210 - American Indian Politics: Law, Sovereignty, and Treaty Rights [LE CAT6, SOC SCI, CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
· AMIN 2405 - American Indian Families and Society [LE CAT8, SOC SCI, CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
· AMIN 2407 - Boarding Schools and Beyond: A History of American Indian Education [LE CAT8, LECD CAT08, CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
· AMIN 3206 - Federal Indian Policy [LE CAT8, LECD CAT08, SOC SCI, CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
· AMIN 3230 - American Indian Tribal Government and Law [SOC SCI, CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
· AMIN 4230 - Introduction to Federal Indian Law [SOC SCI, CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 1080 - Understanding Global Cultures [LE CAT8, LEIP CAT08, SOC SCI, GLOBAL PER] (4.0 cr)
· ANTH 1604 - Cultural Anthropology [LE CAT6, LEIP CAT06, SOC SCI, GLOBAL PER] (4.0 cr)
· ANTH 1620 - Introduction to Public Culture: Citizenship, Science, and Culture [GLOBAL PER] (4.0 cr)
· ANTH 3156 - Digital and Participatory Research Methods (4.0 cr)
· ANTH 3300 - Energy, Culture and Society [GLOBAL PER] (4.0 cr)
· ANTH 3628 - Women in Cross-Cultural Perspective (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 4500 - The New Commons: Governing Shared Resources for Present and Future Generations [SUSTAIN] (4.0 cr)
· ANTH 4616 - Culture and Personality (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 4623 - Anthropology and Contemporary Human Problems (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 4652 - Cultural Theory for Wicked Problems (4.0 cr)
· ASL 4110 - Deaf Culture (3.0 cr)
· BHSC 5432 - Clinical Psychopharmacology (3.0 cr)
· COMM 1000 - Human Communication Theory [LE CAT3, SOC SCI] (3.0 cr)
· COMM 1222 - Interpersonal Communication [LE CAT3, LECD CAT03, COMM & LAN] (3.0 cr)
· COMM 3205 - Relationship Communication (3.0 cr)
· COMM 3535 - Intercultural Communication [LE CAT6, LEIP CAT06, CDIVERSITY] (4.0 cr)
· CRIM 1301 - Introduction to Criminology [LE CAT8, SOC SCI] (4.0 cr)
· CRIM 3322 - Law and Society (3.0 cr)
· CRIM 3324 - Sociology of Criminal Law (3.0 cr)
· CRIM 3375 - Restorative Justice (3.0 cr)
· CRIM 4323 - Women and Justice (3.0 cr)
· CRIM 4340 - Race, Crime and Justice (3.0 cr)
· CRIM 4382 - Victimology (3.0 cr)
· ECH 2010 - Foundational Issues in Early Childhood Studies (3.0 cr)
· ECH 2025 - Educating the Human Brain [SOC SCI] (3.0 cr)
· EDUC 1000 - Human Development (3.0 cr)
· EDUC 1100 - Human Diversity [LE CAT8, LECD CAT08, CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
· EDUC 1101 - Education in Modern Society [LE CAT7, HUMANITIES] (3.0 cr)
· EDUC 3340 - Interacting with Diverse Families (3.0 cr)
· EDUC 5340 - Interacting With Diverse Families (3.0 cr)
· EDUC 5381 - Teaching Indigenous Students (2.0 cr)
· GEOG 1202 - World Regional Geography [LE CAT8, LEIP CAT08, GLOBAL PER] (3.0 cr)
· GEOG 1304 - Human Geography [LE CAT6, LECD CAT06, SOC SCI] (3.0 cr)
· GEOG 2305 - Geography of Cultural Diversity [CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
· PHIL 1007 - Philosophy and World Religions [LE CAT7, LEIP CAT07, HUMANITIES, GLOBAL PER] (3.0 cr)
· POL 3040 - Women and Politics (3.0 cr)
· PSY 2023 - Marriages and Families Worldwide [LE CAT8, LEIP CAT08, GLOBAL PER] (4.0 cr)
· PSY 2223 - Gender in Society [LE CAT8, LECD CAT08, CDIVERSITY] (4.0 cr)
· PSY 3051 - Cross-cultural Psychology (3.0 cr)
· PSY 3111 - Theories of Personality (3.0 cr)
· PSY 3121 - Abnormal Psychology (4.0 cr)
· PSY 3122 - Child and Adolescent Abnormal Psychology (3.0 cr)
· PSY 3201 - Social Psychology (3.0 cr)
· PSY 3211 - Group Dynamics (3.0 cr)
· PSY 3215 - Topics in Human Sexuality (3.0 cr)
· PSY 3231 - Psychology of Drug Use (3.0 cr)
· PSY 3371 - Child and Adolescent Psychology (3.0 cr)
· PSY 3381 - Adult Development and Aging (3.0 cr)
· SOC 1201 - Sociology of the Family [LE CAT8, LECD CAT08, SOC SCI, CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
· SOC 3330 - The American Civil Rights Movement [SOC SCI, CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
· SOC 3701 - Social Psychology [SOC SCI] (3.0 cr)
· SOC 3821 - Sociology of Community (3.0 cr)
· SOC 3831 - Organizations and Society (4.0 cr)
· SOC 3901 - Social Change and Social Policy (3.0 cr)
· SOC 3945 - Social Stratification (3.0 cr)
· SOC 4370 - Sociology of Mental Health and Illness (3.0 cr)
· SOC 4925 - Sociology of Rape (3.0 cr)
· SOC 4935 - Peace Studies (3.0 cr)
· SOC 4947 - Sociology of Gender Identities and Systems (3.0 cr)
· SOC 4949 - Race and Ethnic Relations (3.0 cr)
· SOC 4981 - Social Movements, Protest and Change (4.0 cr)
· SOC 4982 - Political Sociology and the Global Economy (4.0 cr)
· SPED 1357 - Individuals with Disabilities in Society [LE CAT8, LECD CAT08, CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
· SPED 3109 - Supporting Social/Emotional Development Birth-8 (3.0 cr)
· SPED 4250 - Foundations of Autism Spectrum Disorders (3.0 cr)
· WS 1000 - Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies [LE CAT7, LECD CAT07, CULT DIV, SOC SCI, CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
· WS 2001 - Introduction to Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Studies [LE CAT8, LECD CAT08, CDIVERSITY] (4.0 cr)
· WS 2101 - Women, Race, and Class [LE CAT8, LECD CAT08, SOC SCI, CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
· WS 3000 - Transnational Perspectives on Feminism [SOC SCI, GLOBAL PER] (3.0 cr)
· WS 3001 - Gender Relations in the Global South [GLOBAL PER] (3.0 cr)
· WS 3150 - Women-Identified Culture [CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
· WS 3350 - Women and the Law [CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
· WS 3450 - Motherhood and Mothering: Institution and Experience (3.0 cr)
· WS 3775 - Gender, Globalization and Food [SUSTAIN] (3.0 cr)
· WS 3800 - Feminist Activism and Community Organizing (4.0 cr)
 
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PSY 1003 - General Psychology (LE CAT6, SOC SCI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Scientific study of behavior; current knowledge of biological, social, and cognitive areas of psychology. Assessment, research methods, human development, personality, mental disorders, and therapy.
SOC 1101 - Introduction to Sociology (LE CAT6, LECD CAT06, SOC SCI, CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to sociological concepts and their application.
SW 1000 - Introduction to Social Welfare (SOC SCI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Contemporary social welfare problems and the historical development of social services programs designed to address them. Complex social problems, such as poverty, homelessness and child maltreatment examined, as well as the response of social institutions, social policies, and the profession of social work to these problems. Social justice issues and the role of citizen involvement to create change.
UST 1000 - UMD Seminar
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02403 - EHS 1000/UST 1000
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Facilitates the successful transition into college learning and student life at UMD. Credit will not be granted if already received for EHS 1000.
BIOL 1001 - Biology and Society (LE CAT4, NAT SCI, SUSTAIN)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This course covers basic biology as it pertains to contemporary issues. Biology coverage includes cell biology, genetics, evolution and ecology. In addition to helping students understand biology, students will learn to more critically evaluate science that is presented in the media. (3 hrs lect, 2 hrs lab) prereq: For nonmajors
PSY 2021 - Developmental Psychology (LE CAT6, LECD CAT06, SOC SCI, CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Major processes in human development, conception through lifespan; biological and cultural influences on physical-motor, cognitive, social, and emotional development; effects of diverse cultural traditions and values; social policy implications.
SW 1619 - Race, Class, and Gender in the United States (LE CAT8, LECD CAT08, SOC SCI, CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Race, class, and gender as pivotal dimensions in American society. Similarities and differences between groups, dynamics of discrimination, and efforts to meet needs and achieve potential for all groups in America.
SW 4100 - Anti-Oppressive Social Work Practice
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: admission to social work program, 4111 or instructor consent; no grad credit
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Examines societal issues generated by systemic discrimination and explores methods for reducing discrimination. Particular focus on advanced social work practice with diverse populations. prereq: admission to social work program, 4111 or instructor consent; no grad credit
SW 4101 - Human Behavior in Social Environment
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Overview of social psychological and social systems concepts. Applications of concepts to social work and human service issues. Focus on individuals, human development, families, groups, organization, communities, and society/culture. prereq: 1000 (concurrent registration is allow); admissions to Social Work major or instructor consent; no grad credit
SW 4102 - Introduction to Social Work Research
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to social science research and its applications to social work and social welfare. Cultural competence and relation of practice and research. prereq: Admission to Social Work major; previously completed or concurrent registration with a statistics course (PSY 2020 or 3020 or STAT 1411 or 2411 or ECON 2030 or SOC 2155) or instructor consent; no grad credit
SW 4103 - Senior Capstone Project
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Spring
This course will help students complete their ePortfolio which is the capstone project for the social work program. prereq: SW 4121 (concurrent registration is allowed); admission to Social Work major; or instructor consent; no grad credit
SW 4111 - Introduction to Individual, Family and Group Practice
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: Admission to social work program, 1000, 4101 or instructor consent; no grad credit
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to generalist social work practice, social work ethics, the ecological perspective, and the problem-solving model. prereq: Admission to social work program, 1000, 4101 or instructor consent; no grad credit
SW 4112 - Organization and Community Practice
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: Admission to social work program, 4111 or instructor consent; no grad credit
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Development of knowledge and skills for beginning-level macro social work practice. Topics include understanding human service organizations, promoting organizational change, using supervision, community advocacy, policy practice, ethics, and cultural competence. prereq: Admission to social work program, 4111 or instructor consent; no grad credit
SW 4120 - Community Volunteer Experience
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Community volunteer experience with emphasis on working with vulnerable populations. Beginning experience in a social service setting to acquire skills in relationships building and to develop understanding of social work ethics, values, and roles in a diverse society. Seminars will focus on student exploration of self in relationship to helping. prereq: Admission to social work program, background check, C+ or better in SW 1619, SW 4101 and SW 4201 and instructor consent; no grad credit
SW 4121 - Senior Field Placement
Credits: 3.0 -6.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Practicum experience with emphasis on developing knowledge and skill base for generalist practice in a community agency. Concurrent seminar assists students in integrating classroom theories and intervention methodologies with field experiences. Application to diverse populations. prereq: Admission to social work program; C= or better in SW 1619, SW 4101, SW 4201, SW 4102, SW 4111 and 'S' in SW 4120, instructor consent; no grad credit
SW 4190 - American Indian Social Work Practice Issues
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to historical and contemporary social work practice issues with American Indians. Policy issues, cultural and sensitivity knowledge, and practice methods with American Indian clients and communities at micro and macro levels of intervention. prereq: 4111; admission to Social Work major or instructor consent; no grad credit
SW 4201 - Social Welfare Policy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Overview of major social welfare policies in the United States. Policy analysis from a historical, social, economic and political perspective. Focus on policy practice roles for social workers as policy analysts and advocates for social justice. prereq: 1000 (concurrent registration is allowed); admission to Social Work major; or instructor consent; no grad credit
ECON 2030 - Applied Statistics for Business and Economics (LOGIC & QR)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to modern business statistics, emphasizing problem solving applications through statistical decision making using case studies. Topics include organization and presentation of data, summary statistics, distributions, statistical inference including estimation, and hypothesis testing. prereq: minimum 30 credits, LSBE student, pre-business or pre-accounting or Econ BA major or Graphic Design and Marketing major or Econ minor or Accounting minor or Business Admin minor; credit will not be granted if already received for Econ 2020, Stat 1411, Stat 2411, Stat 3611, Soc 3151, Psy 3020
PSY 2020 - Introduction to Statistics and Research Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Scientific method and designs used in published psychological research including quasi-experimental and survey designs accompanied by inferential statistics used to test research questions (including correlation and analysis of variance). prereq: psychology minor or Social Work major
PSY 3020 - Statistical Methods
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Descriptive statistics; introduction to correlational analysis and regression; sampling techniques and statistical inference; applications of simple and factorial design analysis of variance and other parametric and nonparametric hypothesis-test statistics in the behavioral sciences. prereq: Math ACT 21 or higher or MATH 1005
SOC 2155 - Introduction to Research Methods and Analysis
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Principles/practice of research design, sampling, data collection including field observation/surveys. Data management, analysis, and reporting of quantitative/qualitative data. Ethics/administration in sociological research. Introduction to SPSS statistical software. Lab
STAT 1411 - Introduction to Statistics (LE CAT2, LOGIC & QR)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Statistical ideas involved in gathering, describing, and analyzing observational and experimental data. Experimental design, descriptive statistics, correlation and regression, probabilistic models, sampling, and statistical inference. prereq: Math ACT 21 or higher or a grade of at least C- in SSP 0103 or department approval
STAT 2411 - Statistical Methods (LE CAT2, LOGIC & QR)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Graphical and numerical descriptions of data, elementary probability, sampling distributions, estimations, confidence intervals, one-sample and two-sample t-test. prereq: Math ACT 24 or higher or a grade of at least C- in Math 1005 or higher or department approval
SW 1210 - Global Issues (LE CAT8, LEIP CAT08, SOC SCI, GLOBAL PER)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01459 - SW 1210/1211/1212
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Global problems of war, peace, national security; population, food, hunger; environmental concerns, global resources; economic and social development; human rights. Examines issues from a global problem-solving perspective. Value, race, class, gender differences.
SW 4113 - Introduction to Child Welfare Practice
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: Admission to social work program, 1000 or instructor consent; no grad credit
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to social work child welfare practice, with a focus on practice in public sector county and tribal settings and a special emphasis on child protection. prereq: Admission to social work program, 1000 or instructor consent; no grad credit
SW 5091 - Independent Study
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 8.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Directed reading, research, or other experiences leading to presentation of a report. prereq: instructor consent
SW 5095 - Special Topics: (Various Titles to be Assigned)
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 48.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Proseminar on contemporary topics of concern to students and faculty. Topics announced in Class Schedule.
SW 5096 - Special Project
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Approval of faculty sponsor and field coordinator required to do a project in generalist or advanced generalist social work practice. Project may closely coordinate with another course or may be an independent area of interest. prereq: instructor consent
SW 5111 - Grant Writing in the Human Services
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Spring & Summer
Step-by-step development of grant planning and grant writing. Sources of grants: private foundations and public agencies. Needs assessment methodologies, budgeting, and program evaluation. prereq: Jr or sr or Grad or instructor consent
SW 4122 - Cross-Cultural Exploration Through Learning Circles
Credits: 1.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
In a small group (learning circle) students will learn about diverse groups, cross-cultural interactions and explore the concepts of individual and organizational cultural competence through the use of interactive and experimental methods, and applying new knowledge to practice in social work. pre-req: Admission into BSW program, SW 1619, SW 4100 or other diversity course, or instructor consent; no grad credit; credit will not be granted if already received for SW 5120
SW 5120 - Cross-Cultural Exploration Through Learning Circles
Credits: 1.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
In a small group (learning circle) students will learn about diverse groups, cross-cultural interactions and explore the concepts of individual and organizational cultural competence through the use of interactive and experimental methods, and applying new knowledge to practice in social work prereq: Admission into MSW, 8100 or instructor consent
SW 4144 - Grief, Loss and Coping
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Students will gain conceptual understanding, advanced assessment and intervention skills, and competencies relative to grief, loss and coping and the clinical impact on client systems. Theory and perspectives are provided from various disciplines, and a spectrum of multicultural influences, with an emphasis on person-in-environment. Materials from lay people, social work and other professional disciplines are presented and critical reviewed to guide application of best social work practices and/or evidence-based assessment, interventions and evaluation. Interdisciplinary collaboration and application skills is emphasized. Self-reflection on personal experiences is part of this course to reinforce professional skills, boundaries and ethical conduct. pre-req: minimum 60 credits or instructor consent; no grad credit; credit will not be granted if already received for SW 5144
SW 5144 - Grief, Loss and Coping in Social Work Practice
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Students will gain conceptual understanding, advanced assessment and intervention skills, and competencies relative to grief, loss and coping and the clinical impact on client systems. Theory and perspectives are provided from various disciplines, and a spectrum of multicultural influences, with an emphasis on person-in-environment. Materials from lay people, social work and other professional disciplines are presented and critical reviewed to guide application of best social work practices and/or evidence-based assessment, interventions and evaluation. Interdisciplinary collaboration and application skills is emphasized. Self-reflection on personal experiences is part of this course to reinforce professional skills, boundaries and ethical conduct. prereq: Social Work graduate student
SW 4215 - Trauma Informed Practice with Children and Adolescents
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Course addresses the impact of psychological trauma on children and adolescents, particularly those in the child welfare system. An overview of screening, assessment and intervention strategies to address the mental health needs of children affected by trauma is provided, as well as guidelines for trauma informed practice. pre-req: undergraduate student, minimum 60 credits, no grad credit
SW 5215 - Trauma Informed Social Work Practice with Children and Adolescents
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring & Summer
Course addresses the impact of psychological trauma on children and adolescents, particularly those in the child welfare system. An overview of screening, assessment and intervention strategies to address the mental heatlh needs of children affected by trauma is provided, as well as guidelines informed practice. prereq: Social Work graduate student
SW 4222 - Intervention in Family Violence
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Summer
Current theory, research, and practice in the field of family violence. Multidisciplinary assessment and intervention skills for working with families with diverse backgrounds are emphasized. pre-req: minimum 30 credits, no grad credit; credit will not be granted if already received for SW 5222
SW 5222 - Intervention in Family Violence
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Summer
Current theory, research, and practice in field of family violence. Multidisciplinary assessment and intervention skills for working with families with diverse backgrounds. prereq: Social Work grad student or instructor consent
SW 4271 - Women and Social Policy
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring & Summer
Policies affecting the well-being of women; strategies for better meeting women's needs. Focuses on policies that affect women's roles and statuses within the domestic unit and within larger economic and political spheres. pre-req: minimum 60 credits or instructor consent; no grad credit
SW 5271 - Women and Social Policy
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Policies affecting the well-being of women; strategies for better meeting women's needs. Focuses on policies that affect women's roles and statuses within the domestic unit and within larger economic and political spheres. prereq: Jr or sr or Grad or instructor consent
SW 4280 - Substance Use trends and Interventions in Social Work (SOC SCI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
A multi-level systems perspective in examining the effects of substance use and abuse on individuals, families and other populations. Topics will include: epidemiology, etiology, current trends, screening, assessment, diagnosis, treatment options, specialized populations and various social work practice areas. pre-req: minimum 60 credits
SW 5280 - Substance Use Trends and Interventions in Social Work
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
A multi-level systems perspective in examining the effects of alcohol problems on individuals, families and other populations. Topics will include: epidemiology, etiology, screening, assessment, diagnosis, treatment options, specialized populations, and various social work practice areas. Credit will not be granted if already received for SW 4280
AAAS 1104 - Introduction to Black America (CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Examination of black America in historical and contemporary periods to the post Obama era. African roots in the formation of black American society; genesis of slavery; impact of slavery on black America; contestation of slavery; black oppression; powerlessness and marginality. Black agitation for civil and economics rights; African American social, cultural, economic, and political thoughts; the persistency of structural racial inequities on blacks; closing the gap of inequality; future of black America. prereq: credit will not be granted if already received for AAAS 1100
AAAS 3201 - The African American Family
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
This course is about the past and current structure of the African American family. It traces the development and formation of the African American family beginning from the period of slavery through emancipation, reconstruction, and the post-Obama modern era. The course will feature the patterns and trends in African American family formation, marriage, family life, single parenthood, issues affecting black children and youth, the roles of matriarchs, relationships between black men and women, and the impact of economic and political forces on urban and rural black family life. Attention is given to class and the socioeconomic dynamics of African American life, the rise of the black middle class, the persistence of the urban underclass and the implications for America. The negotiation of bi-racial and multiracial black family identities is stressed, including the current formation of African American diaspora families. prereq: minimum 60 credits
AMIN 1001 - Introduction to American Indian Studies (CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course serves non-majors, majors, and minors, introducing them to the history, methodologies, and community-oriented aspirations of American Indian studies. Students will collaboratively explore texts, topics, intellectuals, and issues crucial to the field, thereby preparing themselves and one another to be ethically-engaged residents of the Anishinaabe lands in which our campus is situated, and to excel in other courses both within and well-beyond UMD's AMIN curriculum.
AMIN 1010 - American Indian Experience to 1900 (LE CAT7, LECD CAT07, CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to the social, economic, political, and cultural changes and continuities of American Indian life up to 1900. Native-European encounters, the formation of the United States, and the establishments of hundreds of treaties between the federal government and Native nations has continued relevance for both Native peoples and Americans today. Students will critically interrogate how we interpret the past and how these narratives shape and inform the present. Credit will not be granted if already received for 1110.
AMIN 1020 - American Indian Experiences: 1900-present (LE CAT7, LECD CAT07, HUMANITIES, CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Through a chronological and biographical approach, the social, economic, political, and cultural changes and continuities of American Indian life from 1900 to the present will be introduced. Significant changes experienced by American Indians as well as their ability to adapt, resist, and thrive will be analyzed. prereq: Credit will not be granted if already received for 1120.
AMIN 1103 - Beginning Ojibwe I (LE CAT3, LECD CAT03, COMM & LAN)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Speaking and comprehension of basic Ojibwe speech patterns. Development of rudimentary reading knowledge.
AMIN 1104 - Beginning Ojibwe II (LE CAT3, LECD CAT03, COMM & LAN)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Speaking and comprehension of basic Ojibwe speech patterns. Development of rudimentary reading knowledge. prereq: 1103 or instructor consent
AMIN 2210 - American Indian Politics: Law, Sovereignty, and Treaty Rights (LE CAT6, SOC SCI, CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Introduces critical terms and issues facing American Indian nations in their relationships with federal and state governments as well as their own conceptions of nationhood and law by critically analyzing the principal actors and discussing the roles national mythologies, media, identity, and activism play in law and policy formation. prereq: Credit will not be granted if already received for 2110.
AMIN 2405 - American Indian Families and Society (LE CAT8, SOC SCI, CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Indigenous North American families before European contact; impact of contact, events and governmental policies upon family structure and survival: Native parenting past and present; current issues for American Indian families.
AMIN 2407 - Boarding Schools and Beyond: A History of American Indian Education (LE CAT8, LECD CAT08, CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Explores the diverse experiences American Indians have had in the U.S. educational system from federal boarding schools to contemporary public schools and tribal colleges. Students will be exposed to rhetorical and political aspects of education. prereq: Credit will not be granted if already received for 2707.
AMIN 3206 - Federal Indian Policy (LE CAT8, LECD CAT08, SOC SCI, CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: (Select a set)
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Examination of the formulation, implementation, evolution, and comparison of Indian policy from pre-colonial to self-governance. Introduces students to the theoretical approaches structuring research of federal Indian policy, views, and attitudes of the policy-makers and reaction of indigenous nations. Discussion of the policies and the impact related to those policies. prereq: minimum 30 credits; this course previously titled: Indian-White Relations; credit will not be granted if already received for 3106.
AMIN 3230 - American Indian Tribal Government and Law (SOC SCI, CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02189
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
American Indian tribal governments and leadership, historically and today, have aimed at the promotion and protection of the nation, overseen domestic and foreign affairs, and provided for the basic needs and desires of their citizens. This course provides students a general background of the history, development, structure, and politics associated with indigenous governments, analyzing how these institutions have been modified to meet ever-changing internal needs and external pressures. prereq: minimum 30 credits
AMIN 4230 - Introduction to Federal Indian Law (SOC SCI, CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02191
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Federal Indian law has had a profound effect on our lives, liberties, and properties of indigenous peoples. At times, U.S. policy and Supreme Court ruling shave worked to protect aboriginal rights, while at other times they have had devastating consequences. This course examines the role of the U.S. Supreme Court as a policy-making institution in their dealings with Indigenous nations, requiring us to ask about the origins of federal judicial power and their application indigenous peoples. prereq: minimum 60 credits; credit will not be granted if already received for AMIN 3333; no grad credit
ANTH 1080 - Understanding Global Cultures (LE CAT8, LEIP CAT08, SOC SCI, GLOBAL PER)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Explores nations around the globe towards the goal of developing a cross-cultural understanding of how cultures function. Explores America as a foreign culture, looking at the United States from the viewpoints of foreign anthropologists and other scholars, using comparative ethnographic perspectives to interpret aspects of American culture.
ANTH 1604 - Cultural Anthropology (LE CAT6, LEIP CAT06, SOC SCI, GLOBAL PER)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to representative cultures of the world and to concepts and methods of cultural anthropology, focusing on range of variation and degree of uniformity in human behavior and in cultural adaptations.
ANTH 1620 - Introduction to Public Culture: Citizenship, Science, and Culture (GLOBAL PER)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Integrative approach connecting culture, science, and law to the practical work of managing critical shared resources for the public good in the 21st century. Course examines how governance of shared natural resources (climate, water, wildlife) is connected to governance of community and cultural resources (internet, electricity grids, knowledge, and storytelling). Topics highlight diverse approaches to citizenship and sustainability as found in cli-sci fiction, public science, public art, land trusts, indigenous land stewardship traditions.
ANTH 3156 - Digital and Participatory Research Methods
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: minimum 30 credits
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
This course teaches participatory research and media production as practiced in anthropology as a transformative process through which students can become agents of change. The course engages students through scholarly and active learning to develop research skills, including digital and participatory methods in collaboration with people studied, to facilitate cultural and visual literacy. Course emphasizes field techniques, data analysis, and interpretation, and the use of digital technologies (such as videos, social media, etc.) as course of data as well as means of communication. Lab. prereq: minimum 30 credits
ANTH 3300 - Energy, Culture and Society (GLOBAL PER)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
This course takes a cross-cultural and interdisciplinary view of energy. It examines the history of energy generation and use in the US with attention to economic and ecological systems as well as cultural assumptions asking how did the US grow to be the largest consumer of energy in the history of the world? By studying case studies of electrification in the global north and south; post-Fukushima nuclear energy politics in Japan and Germany; the impact of global gas and oil markets on local US communities, and the growth of renewable energy, this course aims to give students methods, tools and perspectives to understand, critique, and ultimately influence (personal and societal) assumptions, policies, economics, and technical systems surrounding energy generation and use. prereq: minimum 30 credits
ANTH 3628 - Women in Cross-Cultural Perspective
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Cross-cultural survey of gender systems, focusing on contemporary women's lives around the world. prereq: minimum 30 credits
ANTH 4500 - The New Commons: Governing Shared Resources for Present and Future Generations (SUSTAIN)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course examines efforts and provides skills to manage water, climate, wildlife, and internet, cultural heritage and other key pieces of ecosystem and community infrastructure at global and local levels as "commons," shared resources governed by culturally diverse, engaged communities for present and future generations. prereq: Minimum 90 credits or grad student; credit will not be granted if already received for CST 4500
ANTH 4616 - Culture and Personality
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Role of culture in forming of personality; problems of individual adjustment to demands of culture. Psychological and sociopsychological approach to culture. prereq: 1604, min 60 cr
ANTH 4623 - Anthropology and Contemporary Human Problems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Cultural roots of such interrelated contemporary human problems as over-population, food production and distribution, health and nutrition, social and ecological disorders. Review of alternative solutions to such problems as suggested by anthropological study and analyses. prereq: 1604, minimum 60 credits
ANTH 4652 - Cultural Theory for Wicked Problems
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: minimum 30 credits
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
A wicked problem is a social or cultural problem difficult to solve for many reasons: incomplete or contradictory knowledge, the number of people or opinions involved, the large economic burden of solutions, and the interconnected nature of these with other problems. This course explores the ways that cultural theory provides critical insights in complex contemporary arenas such as government policy, nonprofit work, law, business, communications, education, health issues, environment and conservation, natural resources management, risk management, natural disaster responses, and more. The goal of the course is to teach students the value of cultural theory in understanding and working within the complexities of the contemporary world. prereq: minimum 30 credits
ASL 4110 - Deaf Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Exploration of the history of the deaf community in the United States. Topics will include the deaf community as a cultural and linguistic group with cultural norms, values and traditions. Minority dynamics and cross-cultural interactions also will be covered. ASL will be the language of instruction. prereq: 3004 or instructor consent, no grad credit
BHSC 5432 - Clinical Psychopharmacology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Clinical application of pharmacological principles; overview of major psychological disorders, such as depression, anxiety, psychosis, ADHD, substance abuse, and sleep disorders; appropriate treatments of psychological disorders with psychotropic medications. Clinical guidelines for psychotropic drugs.
COMM 1000 - Human Communication Theory (LE CAT3, SOC SCI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to fundamental concepts, models, and theories of human communication. Issues concerning verbal and nonverbal symbolic processes, language and meaning, and the relationship between communication and understanding. Communication processes and problems in various contexts. Liberal Education social science credit will be effective fall 2015.
COMM 1222 - Interpersonal Communication (LE CAT3, LECD CAT03, COMM & LAN)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Analysis of the role communication plays in interpersonal relationships.
COMM 3205 - Relationship Communication
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Study of advanced interpersonal communication skills in context of family and gender issues. prereq: 1222
COMM 3535 - Intercultural Communication (LE CAT6, LEIP CAT06, CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
This is a skills course in which students learn how to engage in effective intercultural communication and relationships. Students apply what they are learning by participating in intercultural communication with classmates from a wide variety of cultures. Students learn about variations in cultural practices and values and how social, political and economic forces have both been influenced by and influence those cultures. prereq: credit will not be granted if already received for 2929
CRIM 1301 - Introduction to Criminology (LE CAT8, SOC SCI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Analysis of social justice with emphasis on criminal justice system in United States. Nature and extent of crime; social factors related to criminal behavior. prereq: credit will not be granted if already received for SOC 1301
CRIM 3322 - Law and Society
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Complexities, organization, and elements of legal systems, particularly in the United States. Legal theory used to explain the "working" of the law, historical development of law, current issues in law, and overall interrelationship between law and society. prereq: 30 credits or instructor consent
CRIM 3324 - Sociology of Criminal Law
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Nature, goals, and problems in administration of the American criminal judicial process. prereq: 30 credits or instructor consent
CRIM 3375 - Restorative Justice
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Examines the principles and practices of restorative justice, a community-based approach to conflict, crime, and justice. The course involves direct practice of victim-offender mediation, family group conferencing, peacemaking and sentencing circles, and other restorative approaches. Analyzes research on its effectiveness in school settings, prison, for various crimes, and for reconciliation efforts after war, genocide, and racial segregation. Includes both domestic and international examples. prereq: 60 credits or instructor consent
CRIM 4323 - Women and Justice
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Women's involvement in the civil and criminal justice systems, both historic and contemporary, primarily in the United States. Attention given to women as criminal and civil defendants, issues of women's civil rights, and to women practitioners within each system. Intersection of social class, gender and race/ethnicities. prereq: 1301 or SOC 1101 or CSt 1101 or Anth 1604, 60 credits, or instructor consent, no grad credit
CRIM 4340 - Race, Crime and Justice
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Examines the intersection of race/ethnicity, gender, and class within the U.S. criminal justice system, with some attention given to global trends and international comparisons. Considers the racialized effects of crime control and criminal justice practices, including law enforcement, prosecution, sentencing, police-minority community relations, and the disproportionate representation of racial/ethnic groups in the prison system. Explores attitudes and perceptions of crime from the perspective of racial/ethnic minorities, and differential crime rates among majority/minority groups. prereq: 1301 or SOC 1101 or Anth 1604 or CSt 1101, 60 credits or grad student or instructor consent
CRIM 4382 - Victimology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Extent, nature, and forms of criminal victimizations; profiles of crime victims; coping strategies; victims' rights; impact of victimizations on victims and nonvictims; victim attitudes about crime and interactions with justice system; evaluation of victim service programs. prereq: CRIM 1301 or SOC 1101, 60 credits; no grad credit
ECH 2010 - Foundational Issues in Early Childhood Studies
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Historical and cultural perspectives of Early Childhood Studies. Theoretical models for the education of young children from birth through age eight will be addressed through professional exploration. Methods for facilitating child development as well as strategies for collaborating with families and communities will be discussed. Practicum experience with young children will provide a hands-on experience for the students.
ECH 2025 - Educating the Human Brain (SOC SCI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Issues related to early brain development and the biological underpinnings of early emotional and cognitive development. A biological view of attachment and social vulnerability.
EDUC 1000 - Human Development
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Patterns and theories of development from conception through late adulthood emphasizing early childhood through adolescence; analysis of individual, family, and environmental factors which affect development over the life span.
EDUC 1100 - Human Diversity (LE CAT8, LECD CAT08, CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Cultural, physical, socially constructed, and psychological differences in people. Social, political, and economic implications of human diversity in modern society. Practicum in community agency.
EDUC 1101 - Education in Modern Society (LE CAT7, HUMANITIES)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Survey of educational institutions and practices used in different sectors of society. Historical and philosophical foundations of American education.
EDUC 3340 - Interacting with Diverse Families
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01705 - Educ 3340/5340
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Issues relating to working with and advocating for families from diverse backgrounds and/or with diverse needs. Emphasis on linguistically diverse families, immigrant families, families headed by single parents, members with a disability and families headed by lesbian/gay parents. prereq: Credit will not be granted if credit has been received for EDUC 5340.
EDUC 5340 - Interacting With Diverse Families
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01705 - Educ 3340/5340
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Issues relating to working with and advocating for families from diverse backgrounds and/or with diverse needs. Emphasis on linguistically diverse families, immigrant families, families headed by single parents, families with members with a disability, families headed by lesbian/gay parents. prereq: 90 cr or instructor consent
EDUC 5381 - Teaching Indigenous Students
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Survey of contemporary Indian education; evaluation of one's attitudes toward Indian students; direct interaction with Indian parents and students; development of culturally sensitive teaching plans regarding Indians. prereq: credit will not be granted if already received for EDUC 4381.
GEOG 1202 - World Regional Geography (LE CAT8, LEIP CAT08, GLOBAL PER)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
World Regional Geography offers an overview of the different regions which comprise the world. This course analyzes the relationship between the environment, economic development, culture and politics. In terms of the weekly pacing of the course, we will focus on a different world region each week. However, in a more general sense, we will focus on the root causes of global problems, not the specifics of each world region. In this way, a central goal of this class is to challenge the notion that world regions exists in isolation from other spaces. Instead, we will analyze how regions develop and change based on how they manage their relationships with other spaces.
GEOG 1304 - Human Geography (LE CAT6, LECD CAT06, SOC SCI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Human geography is a social science that examines the world, its people, and their communities, economies, politics, and interactions with the environment. This course introduces core concepts such as space, place, and scale, and applies them to understand human society. Topics from the spread of humans around the globe, to colonialism, the geography of agriculture, urbanization, geopolitics, and racial and ethnic difference are explored.
GEOG 2305 - Geography of Cultural Diversity (CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
This course utilizes social scientific approaches to cultural diversity in the United States to develop a critical understanding of the geography of our unequal society. We examine why humans spatially segregate themselves into racial, ethnic, and cultural groups, how meaning is constructed around these differences, and how the politics of difference are expressed geographically. Credit will not be granted if already received for GEOG 2405
PHIL 1007 - Philosophy and World Religions (LE CAT7, LEIP CAT07, HUMANITIES, GLOBAL PER)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Comparative philosophical examination of teachings and practices of several major world religions selected from ancient polytheism, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Taoism, Buddhism, Hinduism, and various Native American and African religions.
POL 3040 - Women and Politics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Women's political status; implications of women's role in political process; women as political actors; feminist critique and vision of politics. prereq: 45 cr or instructor consent
PSY 2023 - Marriages and Families Worldwide (LE CAT8, LEIP CAT08, GLOBAL PER)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Family functions and structures worldwide; impact of expectations, gender roles, race, culture, and values on partner and parenting; love, sex, communication, power, abuse, stress, and satisfaction; small group experiences with focus on strengthening families.
PSY 2223 - Gender in Society (LE CAT8, LECD CAT08, CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Sociocultural, historical, and developmental formations of men's and women's roles and experiences in society. Effects on personality, interpersonal relationships, and life choices.
PSY 3051 - Cross-cultural Psychology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Role of culture on behavior. Universal versus culture-specific aspects of psychological principles. Definition of culture, methodology, development of self and others, cognition, attitudes, emotions, applications in organizations, therapy, well-being. prereq: 1003 or instructor consent
PSY 3111 - Theories of Personality
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Basic concepts, issues, and methods involved in study of human personality; introduction to selected theories on motives, dynamics, development, and description of human nature. prereq: 1003 or instructor consent
PSY 3121 - Abnormal Psychology
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Mental disorders, including DSM-IV classification system, etiology, and treatment. prereq: 1003 or instructor consent
PSY 3122 - Child and Adolescent Abnormal Psychology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Overview of psychological disorders common among children and adolescents, including theoretical approaches, diagnostic criteria, developmental trajectory and framework, etiology, risk and protective factors, and treatment. Ethical considerations, research methodology, and diversity considerations in child clinical psychology will also be covered. prereq: PSY 1003 and PSY 2021 or instructor consent
PSY 3201 - Social Psychology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
How thoughts, feelings, and behavior of individuals are affected by others. Social influence and interaction. Attitude measurement and change, conformity, impression formation, attribution theory, aggression, and prosocial behavior. prereq: 1003 or instructor consent
PSY 3211 - Group Dynamics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Principles and processes of interaction in groups; structure and functioning of groups; leadership, communication, decision making, social influence; aspects of sensitivity training. prereq: 1003 or instructor consent
PSY 3215 - Topics in Human Sexuality
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01438 - Psy 3215/3216
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Biological and psychosocial factors relating to human sexuality, sexual functioning, gender, and related issues. Group discussion of societal factors, values, and attitudes and their impact on behavior. prereq: 1003 or instructor consent
PSY 3231 - Psychology of Drug Use
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Basic understanding of drug effects: tolerance and withdrawal; commonality among drugs of abuse; how antischizophrenic, antimanic, antianxiety, and antidepressant drugs are thought to work; reward centers in brain. prereq: 1003 or instructor consent
PSY 3371 - Child and Adolescent Psychology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Growth of individual and social forms of human behavior. Interaction of heredity and environment on physical, intellectual, social, and emotional changes from conception to adulthood. prereq: PSY 1003 or instructor consent
PSY 3381 - Adult Development and Aging
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Change and continuity in physiological, psychological, and sociocultural development in early, middle, and late adulthood; theories and research on effects of demographics, cohort, race, ethnicity, gender, culture, family, friends, work, health, education, housing, public policies; dying, grief, bereavement. prereq: PSY 1003 or instructor consent
SOC 1201 - Sociology of the Family (LE CAT8, LECD CAT08, SOC SCI, CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
The family as a basic social institution: similarities and variations in family systems, their interrelationships with other institutions, and patterns of continuity and change.
SOC 3330 - The American Civil Rights Movement (SOC SCI, CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Examination of theories and research relating to the American civil rights movement, including precursors and influence on subsequent social movements. Role of organization, resources, leadership, recruitment, ideology and consciousness, gender, social control, and counter-movements.
SOC 3701 - Social Psychology (SOC SCI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Theory and research issues regarding relation of individual to society. Socialization, effects of social organization and disorganization, and interpersonal interaction. prereq: Min 30 cr or instructor consent
SOC 3821 - Sociology of Community
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Theoretical orientations and empirical investigations of community structure, processes, conflict, and change. Community components and types; community development strategies reviewed and applied. prereq: 1101, 30 cr
SOC 3831 - Organizations and Society
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Sociological examination of structure and processes of public and private formal organizations and patterns of adaptation to external social environments. Role of voluntary organizations in society. prereq: 60 cr or instructor consent
SOC 3901 - Social Change and Social Policy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Social change and maintenance forces as they affect social life. Emphasis on social theory and research along with formation and implementation of social policy leading to both change and maintenance. prereq: 30 cr or instructor consent
SOC 3945 - Social Stratification
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Theories and research about the effects of economic inequality in people's lives. Social class formation and the effects of institutionalized power structures. Intersection of social class, gender and race/ethnicity. Primary focus on the United States but with international comparisons. prereq: 1101 or CRIM 1301 or CSt 1101 or Anth 1604, min 30 cr or instructor consent
SOC 4370 - Sociology of Mental Health and Illness
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Examines mental health and illness from multiple sociological perspectives; particular emphasis placed on contemporary United States. Topics include theories and alternative understandings, differences in cultural perspectives, social determinants, deterrents, response to and consequences of mental illness and institutional contexts of mental illness and criminal justice. prereq: 60 credits or instructor consent; no grad credit
SOC 4925 - Sociology of Rape
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Social, moral, and legal definitions and implications of rape. prereq: 1101 or CRIM 1301 or CSt 1101 or Anth 1604 or WS 1000, 60 cr, or instructor consent
SOC 4935 - Peace Studies
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 60 cr or grad student or instructor consent
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
This course focuses on the field of peace, nonviolence, and conflict resolution studies.  We will study peacemaking theories and practices at all levels - from the interpersonal to the international. This includes the field of mediation, the history of nonviolent resistance, and contemporary examples of nonviolent political action. Throughout the course, we will consider how gender, race/ethnicity, economics, religion, and language influence peace and conflict resolution. You will learn from people in the local community who are actively involved in violence prevention, conflict transformation, and peacemaking. During class exercises and projects, you will practice applying peace theories and methods to current social problems and your life. prereq: 60 cr or grad student or instructor consent
SOC 4947 - Sociology of Gender Identities and Systems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 1101 or CRIM 1301 or CSt 1101 or Anth 1604 or WS 1000, min 60 cr, or grad student or instructor consent
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Status and experiences in society through the exploration of gender identities, systems, and social structures. Topics include politics, discrimination, family, education, workplace, popular culture, and changing definitions of gender. Emphasis on the expectations and performance of masculinity/femininity and the intersection of gender, race, and class. Some consideration given to global explorations and international comparisons. prereq: 1101 or CRIM 1301 or CSt 1101 or Anth 1604 or WS 1000, min 60 cr, or grad student or instructor consent
SOC 4949 - Race and Ethnic Relations
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Overview of race and ethnic relations in America; conditions of major racial and ethnic minorities; formation of racial/ethnic identities, sources of prejudice, discrimination; intergroup conflict; assimilation, persistence of ethnicity; intergroup diversity; major racial and ethnic groups; the new immigrants. prereq: 1101 or CRIM 1301 or CSt 1101 or Anth 1604, 60 cr, or instructor consent
SOC 4981 - Social Movements, Protest and Change
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
This course provides a study of collective behavior and social movements. The course includes a survey of theories and phenomenon making up the "collective behavior" paradigm from which early studies of social movement were conducted. Here, the focus is on: fads, crazes, panics, riots, rumors, and mass hysterias. The bulk of the course is dedicated to the study of the emergence, structure, and dynamics of contemporary social movements and political protest. The range of their investigation extends from research on the dynamics of recruitment within social movements to the study of protest tactics to the policing of protests and counter-insurgency. prereq: 60 cr or grad student or instructor consent
SOC 4982 - Political Sociology and the Global Economy
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Explores the field of power and economics, understanding the major theoretical debates and issues both past and present. Examines the nature of the state and economy, while also examining how class, race, and gender shape both the political and economic process. Focuses on how power is constructed, legitimated, and delegitimated concentrating on state formation, expansion, rebellion, and revolution. prereq: 60 credits or instructor consent or grad student
SPED 1357 - Individuals with Disabilities in Society (LE CAT8, LECD CAT08, CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Major types of disabilities and giftedness, including definitions, causes, characteristics, and educational implications. Disability perspectives. Social, legal, and educational considerations of disability issues.
SPED 3109 - Supporting Social/Emotional Development Birth-8
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Provides information needed to evaluate and implement behavior change programs that are appropriate for young children who exhibit challenging behaviors. A key element will be functional behavioral assessment procedures and a range of preventative behavioral interventions. prereq: Minimum 30 credits
SPED 4250 - Foundations of Autism Spectrum Disorders
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01446 - SpEd 4250/5250
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Summer
Includes history, definitions, assessment, characteristics, legal aspects, varying perspectives, and etiology of the Autism Spectrum Disorders. prereq: No Grad cr
WS 1000 - Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies (LE CAT7, LECD CAT07, CULT DIV, SOC SCI, CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to discipline of Women's Studies - key concept, issues, and debates. Examination of the interaction of gender with class, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, ability, and geographic location; and the way each of these is socialized. Examination of historical and current national and transnational issues as they relate to women and gender, and of the institutions that shape and impact women and gender roles and relations, including academia. Critical analysis skills.
WS 2001 - Introduction to Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Studies (LE CAT8, LECD CAT08, CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Examines identity politics, LGBT popular media images and analysis, birth and history of LGBT social movement and intersections with other social movements, HIV/AIDS, policy/legislative issues especially immigration, marriage, adoption, and U.S. military policy; all with international comparative analysis. prereq: credit will not be granted if already received for CST 2001
WS 2101 - Women, Race, and Class (LE CAT8, LECD CAT08, SOC SCI, CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Racism, sexism, and classism are major factors which have influenced human relations from past to present. This course examines how the social-historical construction of race, class and gender continues to affect the experience of all people in particular people of color. This course seeks to enable students to understand the processes through which these social oppressions are created, normalized, internalized, maintained and perpetuated. A core element to this course is provoking students to recognize their own contribution in perpetuating oppressive systems, and their responsibility creatively to develop individual and collective acts of resistance to all of the "isms" and to societal transformation towards the just society.
WS 3000 - Transnational Perspectives on Feminism (SOC SCI, GLOBAL PER)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Examination of feminist movements worldwide. Focuses on feminist theories and research, and feminist non-governmental organization in a transnational perspective, and specifically on the effects of and resistance to such realities as racism, neo-colonialism, nationalism, imperialism, militarization, globalization, poverty, war, reproductive control, and violence against women in its many manifestations. prereq: 1000 or 2101 or instructor consent
WS 3001 - Gender Relations in the Global South (GLOBAL PER)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Using comparative historical, political, socioeconomic and feminist perspectives this course critically examines how factors such as colonialism, imperialism, and globalization continue to impact, construct, and reconstruct gender relations in post-colonial cultures with adverse consequences for women in Third World countries. It also examines how conditions in Third World countries are shaped by global economic systems, which lead to massive migrations of Third World women into the United States. It critically evaluate the concepts of universal subordination, particularly, a consciousness which categories women in the Global South as "overall victims," the other, or exotic.
WS 3150 - Women-Identified Culture (CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Chronological survey introducing a relatively new body of knowledge in women's studies about lesbian cultures. Lesbian studies in literature, history, law, sociology, aesthetics, and philosophy; international perspectives.
WS 3350 - Women and the Law (CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Examination of how U.S. laws have and continue to affect women's and men's lives on the basis of gender, with particular attention to their impact on women. Examination of current legal issues, including gender equity in education and employment, marriage and family relationship's violence against women, and reproductive issues. Feminist jurisprudence, evaluation, and analysis of the laws from various feminist perspectives.
WS 3450 - Motherhood and Mothering: Institution and Experience
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
An examination of the institution, experience, and practices of motherhood and mothering, including the social, legal, medical, cultural, and economic factors shaping motherhood in the U.S. and elsewhere, and feminist analyses of the experience and practice of mothering across cultures. prereq: 1000 or 2101 or instructor consent
WS 3775 - Gender, Globalization and Food (SUSTAIN)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
This course offers a critical feminist examination of the impact of globalization and economic restructuring on the tangled roots and route of women's work in the food chain in both the First World and Global South. The course also offers firsthand experiences by visiting origins of food, small and large-scale farms, community gardens, organic food stores and large corporate food chain stores as well as preparing meals from ingredients that students select based on tastes and affordability. Additionally, the course brings globalization to our doorsteps through meals that students prepare and serve by answering the question What is on your plate for dinner, lunch, or breakfast, and from what countries and whose labor? Finally, the course offers in-depth analysis of the processes through which current corporate industrial mega farms lead to hunger and water famine, environmental degradation and poor health, not only the Third World but also in the First World.
WS 3800 - Feminist Activism and Community Organizing
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
In-depth exploration of feminist activism from practical, scholarly and historical perspectives. Integration of theory and practice on local, national and international levels. History of feminist movement, and skills, strategies, and resources for effective feminist community organizing. Understand and participate in coalition building, nonviolent communication, cross-cultural dialogue, public policy process, feminist leadership skills. Field work component. prereq: 1000 or 2101