Courses

Below you will find the current course offerings listed by semester and then alphabetically by department. If you have any questions about these courses, please contact the Registrar's Office at or 617-521-2111.

Spring 2020 Course Schedule - Updated Hourly

Updated Hourly - Last Updated: 10/21/2019 11:20AM

Simmons Course

SIM 201 - Simmons Experience

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Consent
Credits Location
01 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
Monday

02:00PM-
02:50PM
N/A
Kris Erickson Open 20 No 2.00 Main Campus
02 01/14/2020 -
04/28/2020
Tuesday

02:00PM-
02:50PM
N/A
Kris Erickson Open 20 No 2.00 Main Campus
03 01/14/2020 -
04/28/2020
Tuesday

11:00AM-
11:50AM
N/A
Margaret B. Costello Open 20 No 2.00 Main Campus
04 01/14/2020 -
04/28/2020
Tuesday

03:00PM-
03:50PM
N/A
Margaret B. Costello Open 20 No 2.00 Main Campus
05 01/14/2020 -
04/28/2020
Tuesday

11:00AM-
11:50AM
N/A
Cherie Ramirez Open 20 No 2.00 Main Campus
06 01/14/2020 -
04/28/2020
Tuesday

02:00PM-
02:50PM
N/A
Cherie Ramirez Open 20 No 2.00 Main Campus
07 01/14/2020 -
04/28/2020
Tuesday

11:00AM-
11:50AM
N/A
Erica Moreira Moura Open 20 No 2.00 Main Campus
08 01/14/2020 -
04/28/2020
Tuesday

02:00PM-
02:50PM
N/A
Erica Moreira Moura Open 20 No 2.00 Main Campus
09 01/16/2020 -
04/30/2020
Thursday

02:00PM-
02:50PM
N/A
Katherine A. Robbins Open 20 No 2.00 Main Campus
10 01/15/2020 -
04/29/2020
Wednesday

05:00PM-
05:50PM
N/A
Katherine A. Robbins Open 20 No 2.00 Main Campus

SIM 301 - Simmons Course Excel

In the final segment of The Simmons Course, you will join other students in your major to focus on career, financial and life planning, considering internships, research, and service, employment and graduate school.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Consent
Credits Location
01 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
N/A N/A N/A Kris Erickson Open 400 No 1.00 Main Campus

School Nursing & Health Scienc

SNHS 359 - Caring At the End of Life

This course explores the issues related to serious illness and end of life care experienced by patients, families, and health care providers. The course utilizes the End of Life Nursing Education Consortium: ELNEC curriculum. The curriculum is being adapted to meet the educational needs of interdisciplinary students. Topics discussed include palliative care, serious illness, communication, cultural issues, sudden death, holistic practices and self-care. The class is highly participatory. As a final capstone project for the course, students will develop a creative, artistic expression representing personal meanings and emotions related to caring at the end of life.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Seats
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Consent
Credits Location
01 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
Monday

04:30PM-
07:20PM
N/A
Margaret B. Costello
Charlene Canto Berube
Open 30 No 4.00 Main Campus

SNHS 410 - Research Methods

This course focuses on preparing students to critically analyze research literature. Emphasis is placed on critically reading and interpreting published research in terms of applicability to the practice of health care professionals. Taught using small groups, discussions and lectures, this course provides a foundation for subsequent participation in research.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
Monday

04:30PM-
07:30PM
N/A
Ms. Dolores M. Wolongevicz Open 18 No 3.00 Main Campus
02 01/16/2020 -
04/30/2020
Thursday

03:00PM-
06:00PM
N/A
Jeremy D. Furtado Open 18 No 3.00 Main Campus
03 01/16/2020 -
04/30/2020
Thursday

03:00PM-
06:00PM
N/A
Monik Jimenez Open 18 No 3.00 Main Campus

SNHS 415 - Sports Psychology

This course addresses counseling for athletes and teams including performance enhancement, motivation, stress management, and career transitions. Students build on their skills as behavior change educators. They develop an additional understanding of appropriate educational and behavioral change theory and strategies as related to sports psychology. The course is taught online.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Credits Location
OL 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
N/A N/A N/A Dr. Victoria Bacon Open 20 No 3.00 Online Class

SNHS 429 - Holistic Healthcare

'Holistic Health Care: Integrating Art and Science for a Caring Environment' is a fully on-line course designed for all caregivers, including (but not limited to) nurses, therapists, social workers, clergy and physicians. This course will help you: * Expand an understanding of holistic practice and your role as an instrument of healing. * Develop caring-healing interventions which will guide you in the art and science of a holistic approach to patient care. * Explore new and emerging body-mind modalities including relaxation, guided imagery, biofeedback, meditation, therapeutic touch, spiritual healing, plus others. Course activities include: * Weekly discussions with colleagues from a variety of disciplines and practices * Projects designed to facilitate the experience different types of holistic interventions. Both new and experienced practitioners will benefit by an increased awareness of these emerging modalities for a caring patient environment.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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OL 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
N/A N/A N/A Karen Teeley Open 15 No 2.00 Online Class

SNHS 450 - Health Care System: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

The purpose of the course is to help the new generation of health professionals understand the environment within which they will practice. This health system in the U.S. is under extreme stress, and the organizations of health care, the conditions of practice, and the competitive environment will all be changing in response to those pressures. This course is about those institutions, those pressures, and those changes we may expect. The main objective here is to make each graduate of our health professional programs a knowledgeable and articulate analyst of the performance of, and challenges facing, the U.S. health care system.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Consent
Credits Location
01 01/15/2020 -
04/29/2020
Wednesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
Gary Gaumer Open 120 No 3.00 Main Campus
OL 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
N/A N/A N/A Lisa Brown Open 20 No 3.00 Online Class

SNHS 570 - Health Promotion

This interdisciplinary course explores health issues from a societal perspective. An issues from local, community, national, and global perspectives. Healthy People 2000 is used to analyze data on current health issues. Leiningerstranscultural model and Penders model of health promotion focus the discussions. Health promotion of diverse populations is emphasized. Students conduct a needs assessment of a particular population group which allows for the integration of health promotion issues as they are affected bysocial, political, economic, ethical, and cultural policies.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Consent
Credits Location
01 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
Monday

02:00PM-
04:00PM
N/A
Ms. Anne W. Bishop Open 20 No 2.00 Main Campus
OL 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
N/A

N/A
N/A
Ms. Anne W. Bishop Open 15 No 2.00 Online Class

Sociology

SOCI 101 - Principles of Sociology

Covers emergence and development of sociological thought and research. Introduces basic concepts, theoretical approaches, and methodological strategies for the study of social structures, processes, and relations. Focuses on the seven thematic areas of the department to cover a range of social issues useful to a critical understanding of society, social inequalities, and the interconnectedness across national and social borders.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
Monday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
N/A
Becky Thompson Open 30 No 4.00 Main Campus

SOCI 232 - Race, Gender & Health

Examines the unique perspective of health care from the cultural lens appropriate to women of color. Historical, social, environmental, and political factors that contribute to racial and gender disparities in health care are analyzed. Students will develop cultural competency tools for more effective health care delivery with individuals and families of color.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Consent
Credits Location
01 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
Monday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
N/A
Dawna Thomas Open 15 No 4.00 Main Campus

SOCI 239 - Introduction to Social Research I

Introduces methods and strategies used in research in the social sciences. Teaches responsible consumption of social science research and presents the logic and skills of social research methods. Emphasizes the nature of inquiry and the relationship between theory and research. Includes social research ethics and an introduction to data analysis using computers in research. Previous courses in statistics or computers not required.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Consent
Credits Location
01 01/14/2020 -
04/30/2020
Tuesday, Thursday

09:30AM-
10:50AM
N/A
Saher Selod Open 15 No 4.00 Main Campus

SOCI 241 - Health, Illness & Society

Emphasizes social determinants of physical and mental health and cross-cultural experiences of illness and seeking care. Pays special attention to the unequal distribution of health and illness in the U.S, the role of culture in our understandings of health and illness, and the social organization of health care.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
Monday, Wednesday

12:30PM-
01:50PM
N/A
Dawna Thomas Open 20 No 4.00 Main Campus
02 01/14/2020 -
04/30/2020
Tuesday, Thursday

11:00AM-
12:20PM
N/A
Elise M. Brenner Open 20 No 4.00 Main Campus

SOCI 245 - Global Health

Examines health and illness from a global perspective. Current public health dilemmas are analyzed, highlighting the role of colonialism, culture, development, and public health policies. Case studies will focus on how health issues are handled in different parts of the world, highlighting the roles of culture and political economy.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/14/2020 -
04/30/2020
Tuesday, Thursday

12:30PM-
01:50PM
N/A
Elise M. Brenner Open 25 No 4.00

SOCI 249 - Inequalities

Introduces a critical sociological approach to understanding race, class, and gender inequality. Examines the historical origins of oppression in the United States by exploring how slavery, colonialism, and immigration have differentially shaped various groups' access to power. Explores contemporary struggles in South Africa. Examines impediments to the notion of the United States as a 'mecca for diversity,' including critical explorations of how injustices manifest themselves in the economy, education, the family, the arts, the media, and other key institutions.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/14/2020 -
04/30/2020
Tuesday, Thursday

11:00AM-
12:20PM
N/A
Saher Selod Open 20 No 4.00 Main Campus

SOCI 300 - Special Topics Desire

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/14/2020 -
04/30/2020
Tuesday, Thursday

12:30PM-
01:50PM
N/A
Donna M. Cole Open 20 No 4.00 Main Campus

SOCI 330 - Transnational Studies

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Consent
Credits Location
01 01/14/2020 -
04/28/2020
Tuesday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
N/A
Shelley White Open 20 No 4.00 Main Campus

SOCI 339 - Community Research

This is an applied research course. Students will learn about partnership approaches to community-based research and gain hands-on experience conducting research in a real-world, team-based context. We will undertake a semester-long research project that addresses an issue posed by our community partner, addressing their needs and questions.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/16/2020 -
04/30/2020
Thursday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
N/A
Valerie Leiter Open 10 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

SOCI 365 - Intimate Family Violence

Examines the scope and variety of violence in the family from an interdisciplinary perspective that includes: (a) a theoretical framework of economics, law, public policy, psychology, and sociology; (b) a cross-cultural understanding of family violence against girls and women; and (c) an exploration of the sociopolitical, legal, and cultural response to family violence. Discussion of the theories used to describe and research family violence that include: violence against women, children, intimate partners, and elderly family members.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/16/2020 -
04/30/2020
Thursday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
N/A
Dawna Thomas Open 20 No 4.00 Main Campus

SOCI 539 - Community Research

Immerses students in qualitative research techniques in a workshop format, focusing on the conduct of qualitative interviews and on the analysis of existing documents and interview data. Addresses ethical and political issues in research, emphasizing acquisition of theoretical and hands-on experience needed to conduct independent qualitative research.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/16/2020 -
04/30/2020
Thursday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
N/A
Valerie Leiter Open 2 No 4.00 Main Campus

Spanish

SPAN 101 - Elementary Spanish I

Develops the ability to speak, read, and write in Spanish. Enhances awareness and understanding of the Spanish-speaking world through the presentation of cultural materials.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
Monday, Wednesday, Friday

09:00AM-
09:50AM
N/A
Arlene Ovalle-Child Open 18 No 4.00 Main Campus

SPAN 102 - Elementary Spanish II

Continuation of SPAN-101.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Consent
Credits Location
01 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
Monday, Wednesday, Friday

08:00AM-
08:50AM
N/A
Pia Cuneo-Ruiz Open 18 No 4.00 Main Campus
02 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
Monday, Wednesday, Friday

09:00AM-
09:50AM
N/A
Pia Cuneo-Ruiz Open 18 No 4.00 Main Campus
03 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
Monday, Wednesday, Friday

10:00AM-
10:50AM
N/A
Arlene Ovalle-Child Open 18 No 4.00 Main Campus
04 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
Monday, Wednesday, Friday

11:00AM-
11:50AM
N/A
Vasileios Ioannou Open 18 No 4.00 Main Campus
05 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
Monday, Wednesday, Friday

12:00PM-
12:50PM
N/A
Vasileios Ioannou Open 18 No 4.00 Main Campus
06 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
Monday, Wednesday, Friday

01:00PM-
01:50PM
N/A
Arlene Ovalle-Child Open 18 No 4.00 Main Campus
07 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
Monday, Wednesday, Friday

06:00PM-
06:50PM
N/A
Vasileios Ioannou Open 18 No 4.00 Main Campus

SPAN 201 - Intermediate Spanish I

Develops communicative skills through a selective grammar review, discussion of topics of interest, and frequent use of audiovisual materials. Expands reading comprehension and cultural awareness through examples of Hispanic prose and poetry. Also offered as a TC.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
Monday, Wednesday, Friday

08:00AM-
08:50AM
N/A
Max Ehrsam Open 18 No 4.00 Main Campus
02 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
Monday, Wednesday, Friday

09:00AM-
09:50AM
N/A
Max Ehrsam Open 18 No 4.00 Main Campus
03 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
Monday, Wednesday, Friday

10:00AM-
10:50AM
N/A
Max Ehrsam Open 18 No 4.00 Main Campus

SPAN 202 - Intermediate Spanish II

Continuation of SPAN-201, with a special focus on writing at the intermediate level.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Consent
Credits Location
01 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
Monday, Wednesday

09:30AM-
11:00AM
N/A
TBA Open 18 No 4.00 Main Campus
02 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
Monday, Wednesday

11:00AM-
12:20PM
N/A
TBA Open 18 No 4.00 Main Campus
03 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
Monday, Wednesday

12:30PM-
01:50PM
N/A
Max Ehrsam Open 18 No 4.00 Main Campus

SPAN 245 - Conversation & Composition

Aims to increase proficiency in the oral and written use of language. Readings include selections by contemporary Latin American authors and focus on various issues, such as women's roles and human rights. Includes written assignments and oral presentations based on readings and other current events.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Consent
Credits Location
01 01/14/2020 -
04/30/2020
Tuesday, Thursday

11:00AM-
12:20PM
N/A
Maria Dolores Pelaez Benitez Open 18 No 4.00 Main Campus
02 01/14/2020 -
04/30/2020
Tuesday, Thursday

12:30PM-
01:50PM
N/A
Maria Dolores Pelaez Benitez Open 18 No 4.00 Main Campus

SPAN 265 - 20TH-CENTURY Hispanic Short Story

Introduces students to Spanish American and peninsular short fiction from the 20th century. Explores social, political, and aesthetic issues present in the work of authors, such as Quiroga, Cortzar, Rulfo, Cela, Benet, and Poniatowska. Topics include relationships between artists and society and portrayals of groups in crises.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
Monday, Wednesday

11:00AM-
12:20PM
N/A
Danisa Bonacic Open 18 No 4.00 Main Campus

SPAN 320 - The World of Don Quijote

Analyzes the first modern novel, Don Quijote de la Mancha, the classic whose timeliness and timelessness establish it as one of the masterpieces of Western literature. Explores how the knight and his squire come alive for the modern reader as they have for generations of authors indebted to Cervantes.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/14/2020 -
04/30/2020
Tuesday, Thursday

03:00PM-
04:20PM
N/A
Maria Dolores Pelaez Benitez Open 18 No 4.00 Main Campus

SPAN 349 - Directed Study

Consent of instructor required. Addresses coursework required for the major or degree not being offered formally that semester. Students work under the close supervision of a faculty member. Consent is required for a directed study, which does not count toward the independent learning requirement.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Consent
Credits Location
01 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
N/A

N/A
N/A
Maria Dolores Pelaez Benitez Open 18 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

SPAN 350 - Independent Study

Consent of instructor required.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Consent
Credits Location
01 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
N/A

N/A
N/A
Maria Dolores Pelaez Benitez Open 18 No 4.00 Main Campus

SPAN 355 - Thesis

Consent of instructor required.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Consent
Credits Location
01 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
N/A

N/A
N/A
Danisa Bonacic Open 18 No 4.00 Main Campus

Special Needs Educ

SPND 350 - Independent Study

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Consent
Credits Location
01 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
N/A N/A N/A Judah B. Axe Open 20 No 1.00 Main Campus

SPND 412 - Inclusion, Consultation and And Collaboration for Meaningful Access to Curriculum

Explores building-based issues in the inclusion of learners with special needs and techniques, including cooperative learning, to include learners with special needs in general educational settings. Includes development of a collaborative plan describing implementation strategies for inclusion, team building, and school change. Requires site visit.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Consent
Credits Location
05BL 01/12/2020 -
03/22/2020
Sunday

08:00AM-
01:00PM
N/A
Susan Campbell Open 30 No 4.00 New England Center for Childrn
06BL 01/23/2020 -
04/09/2020
Thursday

05:00PM-
08:00PM
N/A
Ms. Kristine M. Wiltz Open 30 No 4.00 New England Center for Childrn

SPND 415 - Applied Research I

Introduces research methods and strategies in education. Focuses on information necessary to be a skilled consumer of research conducted by others and on application of these results in planning, implementing, and evaluating comprehensive services for learners with special needs. Emphasizes methods of inquiry, the framing of research questions, research designs, strategies for data collection and analysis, and the components of a successful written report of the findings.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01BL 01/14/2020 -
04/28/2020
Tuesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
Judah B. Axe Open 25 No 4.00 Main Campus

SPND 438 - Practicum: Moderate Disabilities (PreK-8)

Involves full-time supervised teaching responsibilities in a public school classroom (PreK-8) or Chapter 766 approved school with learners with moderate disabilities. Requires papers and attendance at weekly seminars.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
N/A N/A N/A Amy E. Ballin Open 25 No 4.00 Main Campus
02 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
N/A N/A N/A Lori J. Hyde Open 25 No 2.00 Main Campus

SPND 439 - Practicum: Moderate Disabilities (5-12)

Involves full-time supervised teaching responsibilities in a public school classroom (5-12) or Chapter 766 approved school with learners with moderate disabilities. Requires papers and attendance at weekly seminars.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
N/A N/A N/A Amy E. Ballin Open 25 No 4.00 Main Campus
02 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
N/A N/A N/A Lori J. Hyde Open 25 No 2.00 Main Campus

SPND 444 - Special Education Laws & Regulations For Teachers & Administrators

Offers an examination of the historical, philosophical, legal and ethical perspectives of educational services for learners with special needs. Reviews the statutory and regulatory foundations pertaining to children and youth with disabilities. Key judicial interpretations of those policies will also be reviewed. Students are not required to have a background in law.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Consent
Credits Location
01 01/15/2020 -
02/26/2020
Wednesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
Martha P. Wall Open 25 No 2.00 Main Campus

SPND 445 - Individualized Education Program: Strategies for Development, Interpretation & Implementation

Offers an examination of the legal requirements as well as the process for the development, implementation and interpretation of the Individualized Education Program (IEP). The IEP forms the basis for the provision of specially designed instruction to students with special needs who are eligible for special education under the provisions of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Analysis of IEP meeting procedures and protocols are also integral to this course.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 03/04/2020 -
04/29/2020
Wednesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
Martha P. Wall Open 25 No 2.00 Main Campus

SPND 468 - Practicum: Severe Disabilities (levels: All)

Involves full-time supervised teaching responsibilities in a public school or Chapter 766 approved school with learners with severe disabilities. Requires papers and attendance at weekly seminars.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Consent
Credits Location
01 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
N/A N/A N/A Amy E. Ballin Open 25 No 4.00 Main Campus

SPND 488 - Seminar & Fieldwork in Education

Involves developing curriculum materials using the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks and demonstrating service to learners with special needs. Requires papers and attendance at weekly seminars.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Consent
Credits Location
01 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
Monday

04:30PM-
07:20PM
N/A
Amy E. Ballin Open 25 No 2.00 Main Campus
03 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
Monday

04:30PM-
07:20PM
N/A
Lori J. Hyde Open 25 No 2.00 Main Campus

SPND 490 - Introduction to Exceptionalities

This course is part of the Autism Specialization Program. SPND 490 course provides an overview of the major disability categories under IDEA. The course builds on the foundation of typical cognitive and physical child development, devoting attention to early childhood theorist in the field of child development. An in-depth study of IDEA disability categories, accommodation strategies, assistive technology to promote independence, language and communication development, social and emotional development, home/school collaboration and inclusive lesson planning will be a focus of this course.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Consent
Credits Location
05BL 01/14/2020 -
04/14/2020
Tuesday

08:00AM-
11:00AM
N/A
Christine J. Evans Open 30 No 4.00 New England Center for Childrn

SPND 494 - Applied Autism Research I & Lab

This course provides an introduction to research methods in special education. The course content will focus on information and experience necessary to be a skilled consumer of research conducted by others and in application of these results and planning, implementing and evaluating comprehensive services for students with special needs, including autism. An emphasis will include methods of inquiry, the framing of research questions, research designs, strategies for data collection and analysis, and the components of a successful written literature review. Students will participate in a research lab supervised by individuals experienced in conducting research for the effective treatment and teaching of individuals with autism. Field work required.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Consent
Credits Location
05BL 01/15/2020 -
04/15/2020
Wednesday

08:00AM-
11:00AM
N/A
Jonathan P. Seaver Open 30 No 4.00 New England Center for Childrn
06BL 01/14/2020 -
04/14/2020
Tuesday

05:00PM-
08:00PM
N/A
Jessica Seaver Open 30 No 4.00 New England Center for Childrn

SPND 497 - Practicum: Severe Disabilities/Autism II

This course involves students continuing to work with learners with intensive special needs/autism in their full time severe practicum placement under the mentorship of a Program Supervisor. Students study classroom teaching techniques and procedures and work with the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks to write well-structured lesson plans incorporating all Candidate Assessment of Performance elements. Students will continue to participate in their internship in a public school inclusive classroom with learners with special needs and English Language Learners. Students focus on their adjustments to practice and reflective practice as they strengthen their ability to write and implement well-structured lessons in their severe practicum placement and their Inclusion Internship placement.

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04 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
N/A N/A N/A Ms. Heather C. Fortin Open 30 No 2.00 New England Center for Childrn
06 01/09/2020 -
04/17/2020
N/A N/A N/A Ms. Heather C. Fortin Open 30 No 2.00 New England Center for Childrn

SPND 499 - Seminar/Autism II

This course builds on the content taught in SPND 498 Seminar/Autism I. The seminar supports student's experiences in their practicum and inclusion placements. Students will demonstrate understanding on how to incorporate the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks into teaching well-structured lessons for students with autism. Through class discussions, article reviews, peer evaluations and the development of their professional teaching eportfolio, students will incorporate the six essential elements from the Candidate Assessment of Performance into all their coursework and teaching. This course includes modules to meet the assistive technology state requirements.

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04 01/09/2020

01/23/2020

02/06/2020

02/13/2020

02/27/2020

03/12/2020

03/19/2020

04/02/2020

04/09/2020

Thursday

Thursday

Thursday

Thursday

Thursday

Thursday

Thursday

Thursday

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05:00PM-
08:00PM
05:00PM-
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05:00PM-
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08:00PM
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Ms. Heather C. Fortin Open 30 No 2.00 New England Center for Childrn
06 01/16/2020

01/23/2020

02/06/2020

02/13/2020

02/27/2020

03/12/2020

03/19/2020

04/02/2020

04/09/2020

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Thursday

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08:00PM
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Ms. Heather C. Fortin Open 30 No 2.00 New England Center for Childrn
36 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
N/A N/A N/A TBA Open 30 No 2.00 New England Center for Childrn
36 01/07/2020 -
04/14/2020
Tuesday

04:00PM-
07:00PM
N/A
Bethany Marie Raffanello Open 30 No 2.00 New England Center for Childrn

Social Work

SW 200 - Social Welfare Policy

Examines the issues and problems that social workers confront and provides a framework for understanding and critically analyzing the impact of social welfare policies on individuals, groups, and society. Through an examination of historical and contemporary social welfare policies, students build the knowledge, values, and skills required for effective practice through policy development and reform, including the ability to engage in policy practice to advance social and economic well being.

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Consent
Credits Location
01 01/14/2020 -
04/28/2020
Tuesday

08:00AM-
10:50AM
N/A
Renee Siegel Open 20 No 4.00 Main Campus
02 01/16/2020 -
04/30/2020
Thursday

08:00AM-
10:50AM
N/A
TBA Open 20 No 4.00 Main Campus

SW 252 - Human Behavior in the Social Environment II

These two courses allow students to participate in the in-depth study of the physical, psychological, social, and cultural forces impacting the growth and development of individuals within the context of their families, communities, and society. Using a life span approach, a social work strengths perspective, and a person-in-environment framework, the first semester covers the prenatal period through the school-aged child while the second semester covers adolescence through the aging years and death.

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Consent
Credits Location
01 01/17/2020 -
05/01/2020
Friday

12:00PM-
02:50PM
N/A
TBA Open 20 No 4.00 Main Campus

SW 255 - Interviewing & Documentation in Human Services

This course is designed to give students entering social service professions an introduction to interviewing skills that are needed in order to complete initial and follow-up interviews with clients. These skills include engagement, working with the client to identify the presenting concerns, and working with the client to assess their needs and strengths. The course begins by focusing on engagement and interviewing skills when working with individuals, families, groups, and community members. The focus then turns to documenting these social service encounters. Once initial interviewing skills have been honed, the course focuses on skills for Motivational Interviewing before ending the course with an introduction to assessment. Throughout the course, strengths-based practice, a social justice orientation, person-in-environment, and culturally humble stance will be taken when looking at engagement and assessment. Students will leave this course with an understanding of how to conduct an empowering and strengths-based initial interview with a client, whether that client is an individual, family, group, or a composition of community members.

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Credits Location
01 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
Monday

08:00AM-
10:50AM
N/A
Katherine N. Nolan Open 20 No 4.00 Main Campus

SW 345 - Junior Field Experience Seminar

The Junior Field Experience and Seminar is designed for the junior social work student to integrate classroom learning with practical social work experience in an agency setting. The field experience requires students to participate in 100 hours of field experience throughout the semester. The weekly seminar assists students in relating social work concepts, theories, and generalist practice competencies learned in BSW courses to experiences in the field. The junior field experience is designed to expose students to the complexities of practice in community-based organizations in preparation for the Senior Field Experience. Multiple dimensions of competent social work practice will be explored across a range of agency and service contexts. Students will begin to utilize supervision, identify and analyze related policies, engage in research-informed-practice, incorporate social values and ethics, and apply theories of human behavior in the social environment to various contexts in community-based practice.

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Credits Location
01 01/15/2020 -
04/29/2020
Wednesday

12:00PM-
01:20PM
N/A
Eugenia Knight Open 20 No 1.00 Main Campus

SW 352 - Social Work Practice II: Work with Individuals & Families

The second in the Program's series of four practice courses, this course continues the integration of theory and practice and advances the development of the generalist knowledge, values, and skills required to intervene with individuals and families from engagement through termination. Students continue to solidify the helping techniques and processes introduced in the Social Work Practice I course. In addition, this course is taught concurrently with the 100-hour, semester-long junior social work field placement. Material from each student's field placement experience is integrated into the class through discussion.

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01 01/14/2020 -
04/28/2020
Tuesday

12:00PM-
02:50PM
N/A
Paul R. Gould Open 20 No 4.00 Main Campus

SW 371 - SW Field Placement & Sem II

The Social Work Field Placement and Seminar II (Spring) is designed for the senior social work student in order to integrate classroom learning with practical social work experience in an agency setting. Throughout the Spring semester, students participate in 16 hours of field placement per week toward completion of the 425-hour, year-long BSW senior field placement requirement. In addition, students meet once per week for a 1 hour 20 min, in-class field seminar led by the BSW Program Field Director. Through reflective discussion, weekly assignments, and major projects and papers, the Field Seminar focuses on the integration of theory and practice, building the student's professional social work identity, enhancing self-awareness skills, advancing practice competencies, and synthesizing field learning. All aspects of agency field work, including learning to work within the agency context, effectively using supervision, using research to inform practice, utilizing social work values and ethics in practice,and applying social work knowledge and skills with clients are addressed.

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Credits Location
01 01/16/2020 -
04/30/2020
Thursday

09:30AM-
10:50AM
N/A
Eugenia Knight Open 20 No 8.00 Main Campus

SW 390 - Social Work Senior Seminar

Designed as the capstone experience for the BSW Program, this course is taken in the final semester (spring) of the senior year and follows a weekly seminar format. It focuses on the integration of theory and practice and provides the student with the opportunity to select and explore special topics and participate in social work community events that supplement, correlate, and synthesize the content presented throughout the social work curriculum sequence. It combines the in-class review of social work course material with critical analysis of social work practice methods, social justice concerns, and policy issues. In addition, the seminar is intentionally designed to help the student to reflect upon their social work educational journey, articulate professional strengths and needs, and identify a lifelong plan for learning and growth. Over the course of the semester, students examine their own professional identity, complete advanced level readings, and participate in in-depth discussion and class presentations. Finally, each student completes a Social Work Senior Project, which is designed to demonstrate the student's mastery of the Program's Core Competencies.

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01 01/16/2020 -
04/30/2020
Thursday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
N/A
Nora Rushford Open 20 No 4.00 Main Campus

SW 403 - Social Policy and Social Work in Organizations and Communities

This course focuses on the context of macro social work, defined as policy practice, community practice, and organizational administration and management. This course will familiarize students with each of these practice environments by grounding them in the relevant historical and contemporary background of social work and social welfare policy; and then focusing on the theoretical frameworks and evidence-informed practice models for organizational and community engagement, assessment, and intervention. This course will underscore the responsibility that social workers have to understand and address the systemic factors that create circumstances of social, economic, and environmental injustice, with specific attention to the complexity of practice contexts and the influence of power and privilege on human rights. Students will learn strategies for social work at the macro level (i.e., policy, communities, and organizations) to influence, formulate, and advocate for social change related to social injustices based upon, but not exclusive to, race, ethnicity, language, class, religion, gender identity, sexuality, ability, citizenship status, age, and nationality. Throughout the course, examples will be drawn from local, national, and international contexts.

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Credits Location
01 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
Monday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
TBA Open 22 No 3.00 Main Campus
02 01/14/2020 -
04/21/2020
Tuesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
TBA Open 22 No 3.00 Main Campus
03 01/15/2020 -
04/22/2020
Wednesday

08:00AM-
10:50AM
N/A
Denise Humm-Delgado Open 22 No 3.00 Main Campus
04 01/15/2020 -
04/22/2020
Wednesday

11:00AM-
01:50PM
N/A
Gary Bailey Open 22 No 3.00 Main Campus
05 01/15/2020 -
04/22/2020
Wednesday

02:00PM-
04:50PM
N/A
Courtney Erin Rovere Open 22 No 3.00 Main Campus
06 01/15/2020 -
04/22/2020
Wednesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
Courtney Erin Rovere Open 22 No 3.00 Main Campus
07 01/17/2020 -
04/24/2020
Friday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
N/A
Beverly Sealey Open 22 No 3.00 Main Campus

SW 404 - Advanced Policy

This course provides students with the necessary skills to analyze the social welfare policies, benefits, and services that create the context in which all social workers practice. Students will learn about current state and federal policies related to a range of social welfare concerns (e.g., poverty reduction, health, housing/homelessness, criminal justice, disability, child welfare, immigration), the evolution of these policies, and the socio political and economic environment that has influenced their development and implementation. Students will build upon what they learned in SW403 Macro Social Work: Social Policies, Communities and Organizations by delving more deeply into various policy analysis frameworks, the mechanics of conducting policy analysis, and the evaluation methods to determine a policy's impact and effectiveness. To appreciate the complexities, contradictions, strengths, and weaknesses of the American approach to social welfare, students will be encouraged to think critically about the role of economics, politics, ideologies, values, and alternate policy models in each of these areas. The roles of power and privilege in social welfare policy will be assessed as they pertain to equality, equitability, and discrimination based on identity and social location. Class discussion, readings, and assignments will underscore the reciprocal relationship between clinical social work practice and social welfare policy.

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01 01/14/2020 -
04/21/2020
Tuesday

12:00PM-
02:50PM
N/A
Ms. Carly Burton Open 22 No 3.00 Main Campus

SW 409 - Dynamics of Racism & Oppression

This course is an intensive examination of the dynamics of various forms of oppression in U.S. society. The selection of the oppression of racism is deliberate. Through the analysis of critical race theory and intersectionality, students will come to understand the reasoning for this initial emphasis. The course begins with an analysis of racism from structural, (social) psychological and applied perspectives. This approach frames the analysis of other forms of oppression. Types of oppression (sexism, classism, homophobia, etc.) are examined in relationship to sociopolitical and economic factors, and historical themes that continue into the present day are identified. The course will explore the costs of oppression to all individuals and its differential impact on individuals in dominant and subordinate positions. The importance of power and the dynamics of domination and subordination in all forms of oppression will be explored. Practice issues will be examined in relation to multi-level interventions (i.e., individual, group, organizational and institutional).

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01 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
Monday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
Eugenia Knight Open 17 No 3.00 Main Campus
02 01/14/2020 -
04/21/2020
Tuesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
Daren Graves Open 17 No 3.00 Main Campus
03 01/15/2020 -
04/22/2020
Wednesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
Gary Bailey Open 17 No 3.00 Main Campus
04 01/17/2020 -
04/24/2020
Friday

08:00AM-
10:50AM
N/A
Denise Humm-Delgado Open 17 No 3.00 Main Campus

SW 411 - Human Behavior and Social Environment

Human Behavior in the Social Environment addresses two areas of focus. One is an ecological-developmental approach to human behavior in the social environment, taking a social constructionist perspective, emphasizing the ways in which culture (of large groups and small) and the broader social environment shape human behavior and identity. Concepts of resilience and resistance to oppression are emphasized using frameworks such as empowerment theories, systems theory and human ecology. This course emphasizes micro, meso, and macro level social systems that influence individual behavior, including families, groups, organizations and communities, as well as the larger society within historical and cultural contexts. Particular attention is paid to culture, race, class, gender and sexual orientation as dynamic social constructions that can be sources of both oppression and strength at all levels of social systems. The second area of focus is on current theoretical frameworks to understand the bio-psycho-social-cultural processes that shape human behavior and development of self across the life span. We emphasize the interaction of individuals with their environments as they mutually influence each other, emphasizing cultural diversity and social justice. The application of multiple theoretical perspectives to Social Work practice is emphasized.

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01 01/16/2020 -
04/23/2020
Thursday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
TBA Open 22 No 3.00 Main Campus

SW 414 - Assessment and Diagnosis

This one semester course provides knowledge of the major categories of diagnoses for adults as formulated in DSM-5 and of theoretical perspectives in those categories. Attention is given to the dynamics of development and culture, and to the interrelationship among biological, psychological, and social/cultural systems that impact diagnosis. Focus will be on utilizing these elements in order to provide a comprehensive bio-psycho-social assessment. Treatments specifically related to these diagnoses will be noted.

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01 01/15/2020 -
04/22/2020
Wednesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
Lydia Ogden Open 22 No 3.00 Main Campus
02 01/16/2020 -
04/23/2020
Thursday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
Jill Marie Ragusa Open 22 No 3.00 Main Campus
03 01/17/2020 -
04/24/2020
Friday

12:00PM-
02:50PM
N/A
Jordyn Hagar Open 22 No 3.00 Main Campus

SW 418 - Crisis Intervention With Children and Adolescents

This course examines crisis intervention and treatment approaches for children and adolescents, with a particular emphasis on vulnerable populations. Since crisis intervention is an integral part of social work practice, this course aims to provide students with knowledge of contributing factors, theories and practice models which best inform crisis intervention in social work with children and adolescents. Students will use a systems-based framework in their analysis of crisis situations and become familiar with the skills necessary to implement effective techniques with children and adolescents. The course will provide students with the opportunity to apply critical thinking skills when working with crises, as well as examine policy issues, ethical issues, and the intersectionality of oppression and the implications of oppression and discrimination on crisis experiences and interventions. Further, students will develop an awareness of the importance of engaging in self-care practices that will support their well-being when working with crises.

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01 01/15/2020 -
04/22/2020
Wednesday

08:00AM-
10:50AM
N/A
Melinda Gushwa Open 22 No 3.00 Main Campus

SW 421B - Social Work Practice

The second semester of this yearlong course will carry forward the ecosystems perspective from the first semester and will introduce students to four main practice theories: psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, narrative, and solution-focused. Within each framework, we will examine core principles and begin to explore implications for each phase of the helping process: engagement, assessment, planning, evaluation, and termination. Drawing upon these theoretical frameworks as an organizing framework for thinking about generalist social work practice, the course proceeds to explore work with individuals, families, and communities in various contexts and circumstances. Students will deepen their assessment skills and their intervention skills at micro, mezzo, and macro levels. An emphasis will be placed on collaborative consultation of student case presentations as one way of conceptualizing the work and thinking from multiple perspectives about intervention strategies. We will explore the use of evidence-based (or informed) practice. Ways of evaluating practice and using the professional literature as an aid to practice choices will also be discussed.

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01 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
Monday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
Mr. Seth D. Kleinman Open 17 No 3.00 Main Campus
02 01/14/2020 -
04/21/2020
Tuesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
Nora Rushford Open 17 No 3.00 Main Campus
03 01/15/2020 -
04/22/2020
Wednesday

08:00AM-
10:50AM
N/A
Hugo Kamya Open 17 No 3.00 Main Campus
04 01/15/2020 -
04/22/2020
Wednesday

11:00AM-
01:50PM
N/A
Colleen Hayden Open 17 No 3.00 Main Campus
05 01/15/2020 -
04/22/2020
Wednesday

02:00PM-
04:50PM
N/A
Katharine Elizabeth Elliott Open 17 No 3.00 Main Campus
06 01/15/2020 -
04/22/2020
Wednesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
Nora Rushford Open 17 No 3.00 Main Campus
07 01/16/2020 -
04/23/2020
Thursday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
Thomas Mecsas-Faxon Open 17 No 3.00 Main Campus
08 01/17/2020 -
04/24/2020
Friday

08:00AM-
10:50AM
N/A
Kyle Joseph Kozelka Open 17 No 3.00 Main Campus
09 01/17/2020 -
04/24/2020
Friday

12:00PM-
02:50PM
N/A
Maureen Mahoney Open 17 No 3.00 Main Campus
10 01/17/2020 -
04/24/2020
Friday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
N/A
Jackie Savage-Borne Open 17 No 3.00 Main Campus

SW 422 - Substance Use and Social Work

Social workers across all sectors of practice are faced with individuals, families, and communities that are significantly affected by substance use disorders. The focus of the class is on exploring the nature, etiology and treatment of substance use disorders and how they relate to social work practice. Set within a social justice framework, students critically analyze the intersections of substance use with racism and other forms of oppression. Ethical and legal frameworks for substance use treatment are identified and analyzed. Students explore the complex interactions of biological, psychological, and social causes and consequences of substance use, and learn how to develop a comprehensive, multidimensional biopsychosocial assessment. The class prepares students to develop knowledge of, and skills in, evidence-informed substance use prevention, education, and treatment with individuals, groups, families, organizations, and communities.

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01 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
Monday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
TBA Open 22 No 3.00 Main Campus
02 01/14/2020 -
04/21/2020
Tuesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
Melissa Brown Open 22 No 3.00 Main Campus
03 01/15/2020 -
04/22/2020
Wednesday

08:00AM-
10:50AM
N/A
TBA Open 22 No 3.00 Main Campus
04 01/15/2020 -
04/22/2020
Wednesday

11:00AM-
01:50PM
N/A
Jennifer Meredith Putney Open 22 No 3.00 Main Campus
05 01/16/2020 -
04/23/2020
Thursday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
David Patrick O'Donnell Open 22 No 3.00 Main Campus
06 01/17/2020 -
04/24/2020
Friday

12:00PM-
02:50PM
N/A
Daniel Hogan Open 22 No 3.00 Main Campus

SW 424B - Advanced Clinical Practice

This is a required two-semester advanced clinical practice course that is taken concurrent with advanced year Field Education. Building on foundational knowledge and skills mastered from the first year social work practice course, this course will have four foci: 1) professional use of self; 2) the professional/therapeutic relationship; 3) continued development and refinement of more sophisticated assessment skills; and 4) mastery of brief/time-effective approaches to intervention/treatment. Contemporary clinical social work practice is ever evolving and is shaped by a number of stakeholders. Within this context of transition and change sound clinical social work practice is culturally responsive, flexible, and demonstrably effective, and when appropriate, community-based. The goal is for students to practice and acquire skill sets related to a variety of practice frameworks/theoretical perspectives and to learn how to decide which particular approach is most beneficial for each specific client in achieving positive outcomes. The second semester will deepen the knowledge, skills, and values addressed in first semester and will provide an opportunity for students to integrate their course work across the curriculum as it applies to professional practice.

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01 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
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06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
Samantha Schneider Open 17 No 3.00 Main Campus
02 01/14/2020 -
04/21/2020
Tuesday

08:00AM-
10:50AM
N/A
Kyle Taylor Ganson Open 17 No 3.00 Main Campus
03 01/14/2020 -
04/21/2020
Tuesday

12:00PM-
02:50PM
N/A
Mallory Billings-Litke Open 17 No 3.00 Main Campus
04 01/14/2020 -
04/21/2020
Tuesday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
N/A
Nora Rushford Open 17 No 3.00 Main Campus
05 01/14/2020 -
04/21/2020
Tuesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
Mallory Billings-Litke Open 17 No 3.00 Main Campus
06 01/15/2020 -
04/22/2020
Wednesday

02:00PM-
04:50PM
N/A
Benjamin A. Kudler Open 17 No 3.00 Main Campus
07 01/15/2020 -
04/22/2020
Wednesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
Paul R. Gould Open 17 No 3.00 Main Campus
08 01/16/2020 -
04/23/2020
Thursday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
Phernel Joseph Manigat Open 17 No 3.00 Main Campus
09 01/17/2020 -
04/24/2020
Friday

08:00AM-
10:50AM
N/A
Kyle Taylor Ganson Open 17 No 3.00 Main Campus

SW 441 - Social Work Research

In this introductory course, students examine the research process as it applies to the specialized interests and needs of social work. Illustrations are chosen from the studies of social work practice. The course is designed to enable students to be critical consumers of research, to understand the principles and process of research and the evaluation of practice, to become familiar with ethical considerations when designing and implementing a project, and to be capable of participating in practice related research. Sections with some online class sessions are designated as 'blended.'

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01 01/14/2020 -
04/21/2020
Tuesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
Taylor Patskanick Open 22 No 3.00 Main Campus

SW 446B - Field Year 1

Continuation of SW446A, weekly agency-based field placement which focuses on foundation social work skills. Students complete agency based assignments in addition to process recordings and assessments. SW446B section 01 is for students doing a 24 hour per week field placement SW446B section 02 is for students doing a 16 hour per week field placement. The field department must approve all 16 hour placements prior to a student registering.

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01 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
N/A N/A N/A Diane Zipoli Open 220 No 4.00 Main Campus
02 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
N/A N/A N/A Diane Zipoli Open 50 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

SW 447B - Field Year 2

SW447B section 01 is for students doing a 24 hour per week field placement SW447B section 02 is for students doing a 16 hour per week field placement. The field department must approve all 16 hour placements prior to a student registering. The goal of field education is to learn the application of theoretical concepts and social work principles and values learned in the classroom to clinical practice. Field education provides supervised learning of advanced practice skills with individuals, families and groups in a variety of clinical settings.

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01 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
N/A N/A N/A Diane Zipoli Open 220 No 4.00 Main Campus
02 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
N/A N/A N/A Diane Zipoli Open 50 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

SW 450 - Introduction to Urban Leadership

This course focuses on the skills and knowledge associated with leadership in urban settings. Topic areas include community politics, public speaking, grant writing and understanding agency budgets.

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01 01/14/2020 -
04/21/2020
Tuesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
Gary Bailey Open 22 No 3.00 Main Campus

SW 452 - Seminar in Leadership II

This course will deepen students understanding of systemic interdependency and highlight the importance of strengths as a mechanism for transformation and change. Students will examine processes associated with varying contexts for social work leadership organizations as well as at the community and local grassroots level. Students will also critically examine emerging scholarship relevant to social justice leadership framework such as principled leadership and transformational leadership. Collaborative organization and community assessment and capacity development will provide students with opportunities to explore key course concepts in the field directly.

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01 01/14/2020 -
04/21/2020
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06:00PM-
08:50PM
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Kathy Lopes Open 22 No 3.00 Main Campus

SW 464 - Understanding Suicide: Prevention, Intervention, and Postvention

This course will examine the public health problem of suicide, with specific attention to prevention, intervention, and postvention approaches. Students will gain an understanding of suicide epidemiology and underlying theory, as well as risk and protective factors for suicide. This course will familiarize students with evidence-based practices and ethical considerations with suicidal clients, including learning directly from individuals with lived experience with suicidality. Students will also learn about the current state and national strategies for suicide prevention, as well as policies related to suicide. Upon completion of this course, students will gain skills in assessment and management of suicide risk, intervention and treatment techniques with suicidal clients, and postvention approaches with survivors of suicide loss.

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01 01/15/2020 -
04/22/2020
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11:00AM-
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Joanna Almeida Open 22 No 3.00 Main Campus

SW 475 - Narrative Approaches to Social Work

This course explores newer systematic approaches to work with groups, families, and individuals. Narrative/constructivist approaches that are often applicable to short-term work are examined. Students will also consider what it means to think of treatment as involving the co-construction of new narratives. The course incorporates experiential learning and makes use of student case material. Prerequisite SW421A. This course meets the requirement for a clinical practice elective.

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01 01/14/2020 -
04/21/2020
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12:00PM-
02:50PM
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Hugo Kamya Open 22 No 3.00 Main Campus

SW 478 - Social Work Practice in Healthcare

The course focuses on knowledge and skills essential for practice in health care settings including: understanding psycho-social influences on illness and the disease process; clinical analysis of problems, such as ethical dilemmas or end of life issues; the need to respond quickly in a fast moving system; knowledge in the scientific advances in health care as well as alternative therapies; intervening in multiple systems and the need to approach a situation from both macro and micro perspectives. Practice skills include rapid assessment tools, brief focused treatment, and 'care mapping' strategies for a range of acute and chronic health issues across the life span. Course format includes students' case materials, live patient interviews, and guest lecturers.

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01 01/14/2020 -
04/21/2020
Tuesday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
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Peter Maramaldi Open 22 No 3.00 Main Campus

SW 481 - Social Work Health & Health Care

This course will examine health from the social work perspective, and how it concurs and contrasts with the perspective of other disciplines including medicine, public health and psychology. Definitions of health and well-being will be discussed to more fully understand the state of physical, mental and social health. Students will gain an understanding of the determinants at multiple levels that contribute to health and to disparities/inequities in health and health care. Special attention will be focused on how social, economic and cultural factors impact health and access to high quality health and social services. This course will also familiarize students with prominent theories of health behavior, and how they may be integrated into prevention and intervention programs to promote health and health equity. Students will learn about the movement towards an integrated health care model, the Affordable Care Act, and its implications for their work on an interdisciplinary health care team. Additionally, students will gain the initial practice and knowledge skills relevant for social workers in health and health care settings.

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01 01/16/2020 -
04/23/2020
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06:00PM-
08:50PM
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Joanna Almeida Open 22 No 3.00 Main Campus

SW 487 - Ethical & Legal Issues

Using case based material and the Socratic Method, this course provides an understanding of legal and ethical issues confronted by social workers in clinical practice. The course includes an overview of basic legal concepts and principles as well as an examination of the NASW Code of Ethics. Students are expected to develop a systematic reasoning process through which values conflicts within clinical practice are addressed constructively and productively. Topics include informed consent and refusal; confidentiality and privacy; capacity and competence, guardianship and conservatorship; duty to warn/protect; assisted suicide and euthanasia; malpractice and risk management issues and mandated reporting for child, elder and disabled abuse and neglect.

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01 01/14/2020 -
04/21/2020
Tuesday

12:00PM-
02:50PM
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Stephen F. O'Neill Open 22 No 3.00 Main Campus

SW 507 - Developing an Interdisciplinary Approach To Health Management for Older Adults

Health management for older adults is a major issue in today's society. Policy, economics, organizational structure, and clinical care are intermingled in responding on societal, institutional, and clinical levels. This course challenges creative and inquisitive students to approach the health of older adults by addressing these complex issues. It will focus on effective outcomes and understanding the range of roles professionals may adopt, as well as providing the knowledge base and skill set needed for interdisciplinary professional practice. Students and faculty from various disciplines will use a case study approach as the primary teaching model.

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01 01/16/2020 -
04/23/2020
Thursday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
Peter Maramaldi Open 22 No 3.00 Main Campus

SW 509 - Evaluation in Social Work Practice

Building on the concepts and principles from SW 441 this course prepares students in basic principles of practice and program evaluation and their application to social work practice in agency settings. Using their agency settings as laboratories, students learn the major approaches to evaluation (needs assessment, process, and outcome) with attention to the struggles, tensions, and ambiguities related to current evaluation models and agency demands for evaluation. Sections with some online class sessions are designated as 'blended'.

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01 01/14/2020 -
04/21/2020
Tuesday

08:00AM-
10:50AM
N/A
Christina Sellers Open 22 No 3.00 Main Campus
02 01/14/2020 -
04/21/2020
Tuesday

12:00PM-
02:50PM
N/A
TBA Open 22 No 3.00 Main Campus
03 01/14/2020 -
04/21/2020
Tuesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
TBA Open 22 No 3.00 Main Campus
04 01/15/2020 -
04/22/2020
Wednesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
Shannon Marie Lee Open 22 No 3.00 Main Campus

SW 528B - Life Span of Trauma Treatment

This course examines best practices for providing treatment to adult survivors of complex trauma as well as intervention strategies designed to work with families who have experienced chronic stress and trauma. Clinical social work with traumatized individuals and families requires a flexible and informed skillset. This course will provide an overview of current literature and empirical evidence relating to the treatment of complex trauma in adulthood, and emphasis will be placed on work with vulnerable and oppressed populations. Students will engage in live in-vivo role plays with trained actors several times throughout the semester so that they may enhance their clinical skills and gain greater mastery of intervention strategies. This course will provide students the opportunity to understand and engage in a variety of treatment approaches, as well as examine ethical issues, policy issues and issues pertaining to social justice, and their relationship to trauma treatment. The course will build on the knowledge and skills acquired in the foundation year Human Behavior in the Social Environment and Practice courses

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01 01/14/2020 -
04/21/2020
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12:00PM-
02:50PM
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Kelly Pratt Open 22 Yes 3.00 Main Campus
02 01/14/2020 -
04/21/2020
Tuesday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
N/A
Kelly Pratt Open 22 No 3.00 Main Campus

SW 582 - Attachment, Neurobiology & Social Work P ractice

This course addresses the important influences of early and later attachment relationships on one's cognitive, emotional, relational, and neurobiological development. It looks at the ways that interpersonal, community, and cultural connections serve critical neurobiological functions in regulating a person's sense of security and containment, and capacities to act on her strengths. The class examines contemporary research in attachment theory, interpersonal communication, and brain development to understand many clients' presenting symptoms as products of their having had to adapt to chronic extreme stress with limited essential relational and community resources. Students look through a lens of interpersonal neurobiology at common child and adult symptoms of post-traumatic stress related learning difficulties, anxiety, and depression; dysregulation of behaviors associated with violence and addiction; and difficulties negotiating relationships. They learn about the brain's ability to change throughout one's life and specific individual and community interventions that promote these changes.

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01 01/13/2020 -
05/04/2020
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06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
Greta Katherine Spoering Open 22 No 3.00
02 01/14/2020 -
04/21/2020
Tuesday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
N/A
TBA Open 22 No 3.00

SW 590 - Social Action

The focus of this course is to understand relevant theories and strategies of advocacy and social action that promote social justice within organizations, the larger community, and society. Students will gain understanding of theories and skills in regard to social, economic, political, and organization systems, and will use this knowledge to influence, formulate, and advocate for policy and other changes to meet the needs of clients and all people who experience oppression. They will develop skills to create change that is founded on the principles and ideas of social, distributive, political, and economic justice so that people receive their legal, civil, social and economic rights, with a framework of safety, security, and equity. These advocacy and critical thinking skills will be understood within a professional social work value framework that views social workers as allies with oppressed groups to assist people to empower themselves and receive full access, inclusion, rights, and quality of life and well-being within society. Some sections focus on special topics areas including: military, disability, chronic illness, anti violence work, gerontology, international social work and social work in developing countries. Special topic focus is reflected in the course title. Detailed descriptions of sections appear in the SSW Course Catalog.

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01 01/14/2020 -
04/21/2020
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08:00AM-
10:50AM
N/A
Denise Humm-Delgado Open 22 No 3.00 Main Campus
02 01/14/2020 -
04/21/2020
Tuesday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
N/A
Shari Lynn Johnson Open 22 No 3.00 Main Campus
03 01/14/2020 -
04/21/2020
Tuesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
Beverly Sealey Open 22 No 3.00 Main Campus
04 01/15/2020 -
04/22/2020
Wednesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
Abbie K. Frost Open 22 No 3.00 Main Campus
05 01/16/2020 -
04/23/2020
Thursday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
Beverly Sealey Open 22 No 3.00 Main Campus
06 01/17/2020 -
04/24/2020
Friday

12:00PM-
02:50PM
N/A
John Lloyd Open 22 No 3.00 Main Campus

SW 610 - Theoretical Approaches to Human Behavior

This course emphasizes the larger social systems in which human behavior develops. Readings will be drawn from recent developments in social psychological thinking.

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01 01/16/2020 -
04/23/2020
N/A N/A N/A Kristie Thomas Open 100 No 3.00 Main Campus

SW 624 - Intervention Research

This PhD-level course focuses on preparing advanced graduate students with the knowledge and skills needed to design and evaluate interventions that address social needs, problems, and conditions.

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01 01/16/2020 -
04/23/2020
N/A N/A N/A Tamara Lea Cadet Open 20 No 3.00 Main Campus

SW 631 - Ways of Knowing Clinical Practice

In this course a philosophical framework for social work theory and practice is developed through a comparison of modernist and postmodern ways of thinking about knowledge. The framework is then used to examine contemporary debates in social work in relation to theories about gender, approaches to trauma, and ethical dilemmas.

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01 01/16/2020 -
04/23/2020
N/A N/A N/A TBA Open 50 No 3.00 Main Campus

SW 654 - Qualitative Research Methods

This course is designed to introduce students to qualitative research methodologies. The course focuses on critical issues in qualitative research, including philosophical assumptions about the research process and the practical aspects of selected approaches to data collection, analysis and presentation.

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01 01/16/2020 -
04/23/2020
N/A N/A N/A Johnnie Hamilton-Mason Open 100 No 3.00 Main Campus

SW 681 - Dissertation Proposal Continuance

This continuance course is for doctoral students who have successfully passed the comprehensive exam and completed the publishable paper requirement. Doctoral students register for this continuance through the semester that they defend their dissertation proposal. Before registering, doctoral students must have the permission of the doctoral program director. This is a required continuance.

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01 01/16/2020 -
04/23/2020
N/A N/A N/A Michelle Putnam Open 22 No 0.00 Main Campus

SW 682 - Dissertation Continuance

This continuance course is for doctoral students who have successfully defended their dissertation proposal and are now working on their dissertation. Doctoral students register for this continuance through the semester that they defend their dissertation and apply for graduation. Before registering, doctoral students must have the permission of the doctoral program director. This is a required continuance.

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01 01/16/2020 -
04/23/2020
N/A N/A N/A Michelle Putnam Open 22 No 0.00 Main Campus

SW 691 - Doctoral Teaching Practicum

This practicum is for Social Work doctoral students and focuses on developing and applying pedagogical skills in a classroom setting at the School of Social Work. Before registering, doctoral students must have a signed teaching practicum agreement with the faculty member they will be working with. This is a required practicum.

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01 01/16/2020 -
04/23/2020
N/A N/A N/A Michelle Putnam Open 22 No 0.00 Main Campus

SW 692 - Doctoral Research Practicum

This practicum is for Social Work doctoral students and focuses on developing and applying research skills while working on an active research study at the School of Social Work. Before registering, doctoral students must have a signed research practicum agreement with the faculty member they will be working with. This is a required practicum.

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01 01/16/2020 -
04/23/2020
N/A N/A N/A Michelle Putnam Open 22 No 3.00 Main Campus
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