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 2019 Course Schedule - Updated Hourly

Updated Hourly - Last Updated: 02/20/2019 09:20AM

Study Abroad

SA 101 - Study Abroad

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01 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A TBA Open 37 Yes 0.00 Main Campus

SA 102 - Study Abroad

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01 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A TBA Open 20 Yes 0.00 Main Campus
02 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A TBA Open 39 Yes 0.00 Main Campus

SA 103 - Study Abroad

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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01 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A TBA Open 37 Yes 0.00 Main Campus
02 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A TBA Open 40 Yes 0.00 Main Campus

Simmons Course

SIM 101 - Simmons: Explore

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01 01/28/2019 -
05/06/2019
Monday

09:30AM-
10:50AM
PCB
P415
Cayce Jones Open 11 No 2.00 Main Campus
03 01/24/2019 -
05/02/2019
Thursday

08:00AM-
09:20AM
PCB
P413
Cayce Jones Open 15 Yes 2.00 Main Campus

SIM 201 - Simmons Experience

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01 01/22/2019 -
04/30/2019
Tuesday

02:00PM-
02:50PM
MCB
C311
Cherie Ramirez Open 4 No 1.00 Main Campus
02 01/24/2019 -
05/02/2019
Thursday

11:00AM-
11:50AM
PCB
P415
Ellen Grabiner Open 2 No 1.00 Main Campus
03 01/28/2019 -
05/06/2019
Monday

02:00PM-
02:50PM
SCB
S119
Amy E. Heath Wcls 0 No 1.00 Main Campus
05 01/22/2019 -
04/30/2019
Tuesday

02:00PM-
02:50PM
PCB
P206
Katherine A. Robbins Open 8 No 1.00 Main Campus
06 01/24/2019 -
05/02/2019
Thursday

02:00PM-
02:50PM
PCB
P415
Katherine A. Robbins Open 2 No 1.00 Main Campus
07 01/22/2019 -
04/30/2019
Tuesday

02:00PM-
02:50PM
PCB
P406
Kris Erickson Open 8 No 1.00 Main Campus
08 01/23/2019 -
05/01/2019
Wednesday

09:00AM-
09:50AM
PCB
P410
Margaret B. Costello Open 7 No 1.00 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.

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OL1 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A Cherie Ramirez Wcls 0 No 1.00 Main Campus
OL2 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A Erica Moreira Moura Wcls 0 No 1.00 Main Campus
OL3 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A Helen A. Bellenoit Wcls 0 No 1.00 Main Campus
OL4 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A John M. Lowe Wcls 0 No 1.00 Main Campus
OL5 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A Katherine A. Robbins Wcls 0 No 1.00 Main Campus
OL6 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A Kris Erickson Wcls 0 No 1.00 Main Campus
OL7 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A Margaret B. Costello Wcls 0 No 1.00 Main Campus
OL8 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A Randi Lite Wcls 0 No 1.00 Main Campus

School Nursing & Health Scienc

SNHS 101 - Disability 101

This course addresses disability awareness and issues faced by patients, family members and health care providers when caring for disabled persons in a variety of settings. Your ability and knowledge in caring for this diverse population will enhance as you become a valuable resource to offer support and incorporate inclusiveness into your practice. This course will include the following topics: .Definition of American Disability Act .Theory of Disabilities .Visible and Invisible Disabilities in Healthcare .Chronic Conditions .Legal Implications .Mandated Reporting .Role of the Nurse: Role of Student Nurse: And Cross Roles .Temporary and Permanent Disabilities .Perceptions, Misconceptions and Stereotypes .Challenges in Healthcare and other Businesses .Advocacy and Communication Skills .Careers and Best Business Practices .Technology and Practice

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01 03/23/2019 -
03/24/2019
Saturday

Sunday

10:00AM-
05:00PM
10:00AM-
01:00PM
SCB
S401
SCB
S401
TBA Open 15 No 1.00 Main Campus

SNHS 245M - Public Health in Argentina

Public Health in Argentina is an interdisciplinary course that introduces students to the social, political and economic factors in South America which affect the healthcare system. Students are exposed to the historical aspects of public health, contemporary health initiatives and challenges related to epidemiology and social determinants of health. The health care system is presented to students to include national, provincial and local aspects of care with reference to private and public sectors. Students are instructed on the health inequalities and inequities which exist in Argentina. This study abroad course is designed to educate students in the core values of global health related to social responsibility, social justice, culturally competent care and care for all populations in our society. This course is designed to enhance students' self-awareness and understanding of their own culture by providing opportunities to compare and contrast host country customs, values, and traditions with their own.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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01 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A Benjamin Cole
Cherie Ramirez
Karen Teeley
Open 1 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

SNHS 361 - Exercise Assessment & Prescription

Class and lab familiarize students with the basic principles and practices of fitness assessment and exercise prescription for healthy individuals and those with controlled risk factors.

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01 01/23/2019 -
05/01/2019
Wednesday

11:00AM-
01:50PM
SOMC
M223
Randi Lite Open 9 No 4.00 Main Campus

SNHS 361L - Exercise Assessment & Prescription Lab

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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01 01/28/2019 -
05/06/2019
Monday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
SCB
S315
Meghan Garvey Wcls 0 No 0.00 Main Campus
02 01/28/2019 -
05/06/2019
Monday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
SCB
S315
Meghan Garvey Open 1 No 0.00 Main Campus
03 01/25/2019 -
05/03/2019
Friday

08:00AM-
10:50AM
SCB
S315
Tracy Jessick Curran Open 8 No 0.00 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.

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01 01/22/2019 -
04/30/2019
Tuesday

04:30PM-
07:30PM
LEF
L004
Monik Jimenez Wcls 0 No 3.00 Main Campus
02 01/24/2019 -
05/02/2019
Thursday

03:00PM-
06:00PM
MCB
C311
Jeremy D. Furtado Wcls 0 No 3.00 Main Campus
03 01/24/2019 -
05/02/2019
Thursday

03:00PM-
06:00PM
LEF
L004
Monik Jimenez Open 4 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. (3 credits)

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OL 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A Dr. Victoria Bacon Open 5 No 3.00 Online Class

SNHS 429 - Holistic Healthcare

SHS 429, 'Holistic Health Care: Integrating Art and Science for a Caring Environment' is a fully on-line, 2-credit 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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OL 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A Karen Teeley Wcls 0 No 2.00 Online Class

SNHS 450 - Health Care Sys: Interdis Pers

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Credits Location
01 01/23/2019 -
05/01/2019
Wednesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
MCB
C103
Gary Gaumer
Patricia Rissmiller
Lisa Brown
Wcls 0 No 3.00 Main Campus
OL 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A Lisa Brown Open 7 Yes 3.00 Online Class

SNHS 459 - Caring at the End of Life

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Credits Location
01 01/28/2019 -
05/06/2019
Monday

04:30PM-
07:20PM
MCB
C103
Anne-Marie Barron
Margaret B. Costello
Wcls 0 No 4.00 Main Campus

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.

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Credits Location
01 01/28/2019 -
05/06/2019
Monday

02:00PM-
04:00PM
MCB
C106
Ms. Anne W. Bishop Open 6 No 2.00 Main Campus
OL 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A Ms. Anne W. Bishop Wcls 0 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.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Consent
Credits Location
01 01/23/2019 -
05/06/2019
Monday, Wednesday

09:30AM-
10:50AM
MCB
E209
Anima Adjepong Open 10 No 4.00 Main Campus

SOCI 222 - Organizing for Social Change

In this course, students will gain a theoretical and practical foundation for understanding social change strategies. Through case studies of historical and present day community organizing, students will analyze practices and approaches related to building effective social change movements. Student learning will be complemented by the completion of service hours in a local organizing and/or advocacy agency.

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Credits Location
LC 01/24/2019 -
05/02/2019
Thursday

03:00PM-
04:50PM
PCB
P415
Alessandra Goodfriend Wcls 0 No 3.00 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.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Consent
Credits Location
01 01/22/2019 -
05/02/2019
Tuesday, Thursday

09:30AM-
10:50AM
PCB
P410
Valerie Leiter Wcls 0 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
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Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/23/2019 -
05/06/2019
Monday, Wednesday

09:30AM-
10:50AM
SOMC
M222
Valerie Leiter Open 2 No 4.00 Main Campus
02 01/28/2019 -
05/06/2019
Monday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
LEF
L305
Elise M. Brenner Open 1 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.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Credits Location
01 01/22/2019 -
04/30/2019
Tuesday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
LEF
L008
Elise M. Brenner Open 1 No 4.00 Main Campus

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.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/22/2019 -
05/02/2019
Tuesday, Thursday

03:00PM-
04:20PM
MCB
E305
Anima Adjepong Open 10 No 4.00 Main Campus

SOCI 300 - Special Topics

The United States leads the developed world in incarcerating more of its citizens than any other country. Using a health equity framework, this course provides students with an overview of the criminal justice system through an examination of policies that lead to incarceration. We will discuss the factors that make certain groups vulnerable to incarceration as well as the medical care available to those living in US jails and prisons. .

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Credits Location
01 01/22/2019 -
05/02/2019
Tuesday, Thursday

11:00AM-
12:20PM
PCB
P210
Donna M. Cole Open 6 No 4.00 Main Campus

SOCI 325 - Applications of Sociological Theory

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01 01/22/2019 -
04/30/2019
Tuesday

12:00PM-
02:50PM
MCB
E303
Jyoti Puri Open 7 No 4.00 Main Campus

SOCI 330 - Transnational Studies

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01 01/23/2019 -
05/01/2019
Wednesday

11:00AM-
01:50PM
SOMC
M301
Jyoti Puri Open 8 No 4.00 Main Campus

SOCI 345 - Health Systems & Policy

4 sem. hrs. Prereq.: SOCI 101 or SOCI 241 or consent of the instructor. Analyzes the evolution of the U.S. health system and compares it with health systems of other selected countries. Examines health systems as social institutions, developing a broad, contextual understanding of health system development and change across a range of cultural, political and economic environments. Investigates the impact of social institutions on the structure of health systems, on policy choices, and on the provision and receipt of care. Staff.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Consent
Credits Location
01 01/22/2019 -
05/02/2019
Tuesday, Thursday

09:30AM-
10:50AM
LEF
L006
Donna M. Cole Open 5 No 4.00 Main Campus

SOCI 350 - Independent Study

Consent of department required.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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01 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A

N/A
N/A
Jyoti Puri Open 15 Yes 4.00 Main Campus
01 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A Anima Adjepong Open 14 Yes 4.00 Main Campus
03 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A Shari Lynn Johnson Open 14 Yes 4.00 Main Campus
04 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A Donna M. Cole Open 14 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

SOCI 355 - Thesis

Consent of department required.

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Consent
Credits Location
01 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A

N/A
N/A
Jyoti Puri Open 12 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

SOCI 370 - Internship

Consent of department required. Includes weekly seminar.

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01 01/28/2019 -
05/06/2019
Monday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
MCB
C318
Valerie Leiter Open 11 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

SOCI 545 - Health Systems & Policy

Examines the current U.S. health system and health policies focusing on interests of individuals, groups, and organizations as clients, providers, and citizens. Explores the impact of policy and systems on the health of various populations. Describes the evolution of the U.S. health system and uses organizational concepts and theories to explain and predict its form and functions; the influence of organizations on the definition of health, illness, and healing; and the application of organizational analysis to health policy issues. Borges.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Consent
Credits Location
01 01/22/2019 -
05/02/2019
Tuesday, Thursday

09:30AM-
10:50AM
LEF
L006
Donna M. Cole Open 15 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.

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01 01/23/2019 -
05/06/2019
Monday, Wednesday, Friday

11:00AM-
11:50AM
MCB
W203
Leticia Meza-Riedewald Open 6 No 4.00 Main Campus

SPAN 102 - Elementary Spanish II

Continuation of SPAN-101.

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01 01/23/2019 -
05/06/2019
Monday, Wednesday, Friday

08:00AM-
08:50AM
MCB
W205
Helena S. Belio Apaolaza Open 1 No 4.00 Main Campus
02 01/23/2019 -
05/06/2019
Monday, Wednesday, Friday

09:00AM-
09:50AM
MCB
W205
Helena S. Belio Apaolaza Wcls 0 No 4.00 Main Campus
03 01/23/2019 -
05/06/2019
Monday, Wednesday, Friday

10:00AM-
10:50AM
MCB
W205
Helena S. Belio Apaolaza Open 1 No 4.00 Main Campus
04 01/23/2019 -
05/06/2019
Monday, Wednesday, Friday

11:00AM-
11:50AM
MCB
W205
Arlene Ovalle-Child Wcls 0 No 4.00 Main Campus
05 01/23/2019 -
05/06/2019
Monday, Wednesday, Friday

12:00PM-
12:50PM
MCB
W205
Arlene Ovalle-Child Open 8 No 4.00 Main Campus
06 01/23/2019 -
05/06/2019
Monday, Wednesday, Friday

01:00PM-
01:50PM
MCB
W205
Arlene Ovalle-Child Wcls 0 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.

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Credits Location
01 01/23/2019 -
05/06/2019
Monday, Wednesday, Friday

08:00AM-
08:50AM
MCB
W206
Pia Cuneo-Ruiz Open 4 No 4.00 Main Campus
03 01/23/2019 -
05/06/2019
Monday, Wednesday, Friday

10:00AM-
10:50AM
MCB
W206
Pia Cuneo-Ruiz Wcls 0 No 4.00 Main Campus
04 01/23/2019 -
05/06/2019
Monday, Wednesday, Friday

02:00PM-
02:50PM
MCB
W206
Max Ehrsam Open 3 No 4.00 Main Campus

SPAN 202 - Intermediate Spanish II

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

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01 01/23/2019 -
05/06/2019
Monday, Wednesday

11:00AM-
12:20PM
MCB
W206
Max Ehrsam Open 6 No 4.00 Main Campus
02 01/23/2019 -
05/06/2019
Monday, Wednesday

12:30PM-
01:50PM
MCB
W206
Max Ehrsam Open 9 No 4.00 Main Campus
03 01/22/2019 -
05/02/2019
Tuesday, Thursday

11:00AM-
12:20PM
MCB
W201
Maria Dolores Pelaez Benitez Open 5 No 4.00 Main Campus

SPAN 240M - Spoken Spanish Travel Course

Students who want to register for travel courses must first apply through the Colleges of the Fenway GEO Center on www.cof.studioabroad.com. All requirements must be completed as listed on studio abroad before a student is accepted into a course. In addition to Simmons travel courses, other College of the Fenway courses are listed on the site. After registration on studio abroad, the GEO Center will ask for you to deposit for your course. The GEO will send the list of completed and accepted registrations to the Registrar. This is how you will be registered for the travel course. Interested students should create an account on studio abroad as soon as possible. Offers intensive oral-aural practice, with emphasis on the language used in daily life. Serves those who wish to perfect pronunciation and increase fluency in Spanish. Staff from GRIIS, Granada Institute of International Studies.

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01 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A TBA Open 13 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

SPAN 240T - STC Program Cost Spain

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01 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A TBA Open 12 Yes 0.00 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.

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01 01/22/2019 -
05/02/2019
Tuesday, Thursday

12:30PM-
01:50PM
MCB
W201
Maria Dolores Pelaez Benitez Open 6 No 4.00 Main Campus

SPAN 253M - Social & Political Issues in Modern Spain STC

Students who want to register for travel courses must first apply through the Colleges of the Fenway GEO Center on www.cof.studioabroad.com. All requirements must be completed as listed on studio abroad before a student is accepted into a course. In addition to Simmons travel courses, other College of the Fenway courses are listed on the site. After registration on studio abroad, the GEO Center will ask for you to deposit for your course. The GEO will send the list of completed and accepted registrations to the Registrar. This is how you will be registered for the travel course. Interested students should create an account on studio abroad as soon as possible. Focuses on 20th-century Spain with special emphasis placed on the Spanish Civil War, the Franco rgime, the transition to democracy, and Spain today. Areas covered include art and architecture as well as historical, political, cultural, social, and economic issues. The activities offered through the program are a complement to the course material. Staff from GRIIS, Granada Institute of International Studies.

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01 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A TBA Open 13 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

SPAN 269 - The Image of Bourgeoisie in the 19th and 20th Century Spanish Novel

Analyzes the changes and evolution of the religious, social, political, and cultural values of the Spanish bourgeoisie. Studies 19th-century realist writers such as Perez Galdos, Clarin, and Pardo Bazan, as well as 20th-century neorealists like Martin Gaite and Delibes.

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01 01/22/2019 -
05/02/2019
Tuesday, Thursday

03:00PM-
04:20PM
MCB
W201
Maria Dolores Pelaez Benitez Open 1 No 4.00 Main Campus

SPAN 336 - Latin American Women Writers

Explores the social, cultural, and aesthetic representation of women in Latin America in the 20th century. Topics include the relationship between society's expectations of women and literary production, the emergence of a feminist point of view, the role of women in political life, and the role of the writer in shaping national identity.

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Consent
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01 01/23/2019 -
05/06/2019
Monday, Wednesday

11:00AM-
12:20PM
LEF
L004
Danisa Bonacic Open 9 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.

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Consent
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01 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A TBA Open 20 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

SPAN 350 - Independent Study

Consent of instructor required.

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01 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A TBA Open 18 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

SPAN 355 - Thesis

Consent of instructor required.

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Consent
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01 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A TBA Open 17 Yes 4.00 Main Campus

Special Needs Educ

SPND 350 - Independent Study

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A Judah B. Axe Open 18 Yes 4.00 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. Fleming.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Requires
Consent
Credits Location
05BL 01/13/2019 -
03/17/2019
Sunday

08:00AM-
01:00PM
N/A
Susan Campbell Open 2 No 4.00 New England Center for Childrn
06 01/10/2019 -
04/04/2019
Thursday

05:00PM-
08:00PM
N/A
Susan Campbell Open 4 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. Axe, Gould.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01BL 01/22/2019 -
04/30/2019
Tuesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
MCB
W201
Judah B. Axe Open 4 No 4.00 Main Campus
04BL 01/09/2019 -
04/10/2019
Wednesday

05:00PM-
08:00PM
N/A
Allen Karsina Open 3 No 4.00 New England Center for Childrn
05BL 01/10/2019 -
04/11/2019
Thursday

08:00AM-
11:00AM
N/A
Jonathan P. Seaver Open 9 No 4.00 New England Center for Childrn
06BL 01/10/2019 -
04/11/2019
Thursday

05:00PM-
08:00AM
N/A
Jessica Seaver Open 1 No 4.00 New England Center for Childrn

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. Tierney, Hardin.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A Hyun Uk Kim Open 18 No 4.00 Main Campus
02 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A Amy E. Ballin Open 16 No 2.00 Main Campus
15 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A Amy E. Ballin Open 19 No 4.00 Landmark School

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. Tierney, Hardin.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
02 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A Amy E. Ballin Open 14 No 2.00 Main Campus
15 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A Amy E. Ballin Open 6 No 4.00 Landmark School

SPND 443 - Special Education Laws, Regulations, and Process for Teachers

Focuses on the historical, philosophical, legal, and ethical perspectives of educational services for learners with special needs. Reviews exemplary programs, relevant current literature, state and federal laws, development of an IEP, and case studies. Requires fieldwork. Blume, Ullian, Waterman, Waters.

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Credits Location
15 01/11/2019

01/12/2019

02/01/2019

02/02/2019

03/01/2019

03/02/2019

Friday

Saturday

Friday

Saturday

Friday

Saturday

04:00PM-
09:00PM
08:30AM-
04:30PM
04:00PM-
09:00PM
08:30AM-
04:30PM
04:00PM-
09:00PM
08:30AM-
04:30PM
N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Martha P. Wall Wcls 0 No 4.00 Landmark School

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

2 sem. hrs. 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. Blume.

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01 01/23/2019 -
03/20/2019
Wednesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
MCB
W203
Amy E. Ballin Open 4 No 2.00 Main Campus

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

2 sem. hrs. Prereq. SPND 444. 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. Blume.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 03/27/2019 -
05/01/2019
Wednesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
MCB
W203
Martha P. Wall Open 4 No 2.00 Main Campus

SPND 446 - Learners with Special Needs

4 sem. hrs. Explores major areas of special needs and examines issues unique to the delivery of service to learners with special needs, including assessment strategies, equipment adaptation, materials, and parent/professional relations. Focuses on language development and communication problems. Requires fieldwork. Evans, Hardin.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Consent
Credits Location
05BL 01/15/2019 -
04/09/2019
Tuesday

08:00AM-
11:00AM
N/A
Christine J. Evans Open 4 No 4.00 New England Center for Childrn
15 01/25/2019

01/26/2019

02/08/2019

02/09/2019

03/29/2019

03/30/2019

Friday

Saturday

Friday

Saturday

Friday

Saturday

04:00PM-
09:00PM
08:30AM-
04:30PM
04:00PM-
09:00PM
08:30AM-
04:30PM
04:00PM-
09:00PM
08:30AM-
04:30PM
N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Jane Hardin Open 7 No 4.00 Landmark School

SPND 450 - Independent Study

For graduate students only. Staff.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
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Requires
Consent
Credits Location
15 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A Judah B. Axe Open 19 Yes 2.00 Landmark School

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. Evans, Tierney.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A Hyun Uk Kim Open 11 No 4.00 Main Campus
04 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A Ms. Heather C. Fortin Wcls 0 No 2.00 New England Center for Childrn
06 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A Ms. Heather C. Fortin Open 4 No 2.00 New England Center for Childrn

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. Fleming.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/28/2019 -
05/06/2019
Monday

04:30PM-
07:30PM
MCB
W201
Hyun Uk Kim Open 9 No 2.00 Main Campus
03 01/28/2019 -
05/06/2019
Monday

04:30PM-
07:30PM
MCB
W205
Amy E. Ballin Open 10 No 2.00 Main Campus
04 01/10/2019

01/17/2019

01/31/2019

02/28/2019

03/14/2019

03/21/2019

04/04/2019

Thursday

Thursday

Thursday

Thursday

Thursday

Thursday

Thursday

05:00PM-
08:00PM
05:00PM-
08:00PM
05:00PM-
08:00PM
05:00PM-
08:00PM
05:00PM-
08:00PM
05:00PM-
08:00PM
05:00PM-
08:00PM
N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Ms. Heather C. Fortin Wcls 0 No 2.00 New England Center for Childrn
06 01/10/2019

01/17/2019

01/31/2019

02/07/2019

02/28/2019

03/14/2019

03/21/2019

04/04/2019

Thursday

Thursday

Thursday

Thursday

Thursday

Thursday

Thursday

Thursday

05:00PM-
08:00PM
05:00PM-
08:00PM
05:00PM-
08:00PM
05:00PM-
08:00PM
05:00PM-
08:00PM
05:00PM-
08:00PM
05:00PM-
08:00PM
05:00PM-
08:00PM
N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Ms. Heather C. Fortin Wcls 0 No 2.00 New England Center for Childrn
15 01/15/2019

01/29/2019

02/12/2019

03/05/2019

03/26/2019

04/09/2019

04/23/2019

04/30/2019

Tuesday

Tuesday

Tuesday

Tuesday

Tuesday

Tuesday

Tuesday

Tuesday

04:00PM-
07:00PM
04:00PM-
07:00PM
04:00PM-
07:00PM
04:00PM-
07:00PM
04:00PM-
07:00PM
04:00PM-
07:00PM
04:00PM-
07:00PM
04:00PM-
07:00PM
N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Amy E. Ballin Open 5 No 2.00 Landmark School
36 01/16/2019

01/23/2019

02/06/2019

02/20/2019

02/27/2019

03/06/2019

03/13/2019

04/10/2019

Wednesday

Wednesday

Wednesday

Wednesday

Wednesday

Wednesday

Wednesday

Wednesday

04:00PM-
07:00PM
04:00PM-
07:00PM
04:00PM-
07:00PM
04:00PM-
07:00PM
04:00PM-
07:00PM
04:00PM-
07:00PM
04:00PM-
07:00PM
04:00PM-
07:00PM
N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Bethany Marie Raffanello Open 13 No 2.00 New England Center for Childrn

Social Work

SW 001 - Statistics for Social Workers

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/08/2019 -
01/15/2019
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

05:30PM-
08:30PM
PCB
P413
Abbie K. Frost Open 13 Yes 0.00 Main Campus

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.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/22/2019 -
04/30/2019
Tuesday

08:00AM-
10:50AM
PCB
P415
Renee Siegel Wcls 0 No 4.00 Main Campus
02 01/23/2019 -
05/01/2019
Wednesday

11:00AM-
01:50PM
PCB
P308
Susan Millette Open 2 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.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/22/2019 -
04/30/2019
Tuesday

11:00AM-
01:50PM
PCB
P406
Susan Millette Wcls 0 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.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/23/2019 -
05/01/2019
Wednesday

11:00AM-
01:50PM
MCB
C318
Katherine N. Nolan Open 10 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.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/28/2019 -
05/06/2019
Monday

10:00AM-
10:50AM
PCB
P413
Shelly-Ann Dewsbury Open 5 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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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/28/2019 -
05/06/2019
Monday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
PCB
P413
Heidi Kassner Open 5 No 4.00 Main Campus

SW 359 - Justice-Based Social Work Practice III

Social Work focuses on developing in students a justice-based perspective, which means understanding and being committed to the concept of distributive justice as an organizing framework for social work, that is, the fair and equitable distribution of social and material goods. A justice-based perspective seeks the promotion of human rights and social and economic justice as an explicit and sustained goal. Social work practice based on a justice perspective occurs through applying an integrated model of empowering practice that is based on understanding the contextual, transactional nature of individual and social change. Justice-based practice, in all arenas of social work - direct practice, research, and policy, is multiculturally competent, strengths-oriented, collaborative in all aspects of practice, and committed to social change through advancement of and linkages among multiple dimensions of empowerment. Building upon prior coursework in the social justice-based practice sequence, students will attend to the processes of engaging, assessing, intervening and evaluating practice with individuals, groups, families, communities and organizations.

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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/24/2019 -
05/02/2019
Thursday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
PCB
P413
Hope H. Straughan Open 1 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.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/22/2019 -
04/30/2019
Tuesday

06:00PM-
07:20PM
PCB
P208
Shelly-Ann Dewsbury Open 1 No 8.00 Main Campus
02 01/24/2019 -
05/02/2019
Thursday

11:00AM-
12:20PM
PCB
P413
Hope H. Straughan Wcls 0 No 8.00 Main Campus
03 01/22/2019 -
04/30/2019
Tuesday

06:00PM-
07:20PM
PCB
P210
Susan Millette Open 2 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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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/22/2019 -
04/30/2019
Tuesday

12:00PM-
02:50PM
PCB
P308
Katherine N. Nolan Wcls 0 No 4.00 Main Campus
02 01/22/2019 -
04/30/2019
Tuesday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
PCB
P308
Susan Millette Open 2 No 4.00 Main Campus

SW 401 - Social Policy and Services

This course formerly was numbered as SW401A. This course focuses on the social welfare policy context in which social workers practice and social welfare benefits and services are received. Course content familiarizes social work students with the history and evolution of social welfare policies as well as current-day examples of policies that influence social work practice. To appreciate the complexities, contradictions, strengths, and weaknesses of the American approach to social welfare, a number of factors will be analyzed including history, economics, politics, ideologies and values, and alternate policy models. In this course, students learn to analyze historical and current social welfare policies in light of principles of social and economic justice and human rights. The role of power and privilege in social welfare policy will be assessed as it pertains to equality, equitability and discrimination based on race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, class, disability and other individual and population characteristics. Ways in which social work practice is both influenced and is impacted by social welfare policies will be emphasized.

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/24/2019 -
05/02/2019
Thursday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
PCB
P415
Beverly Sealey Open 2 No 3.00 Main Campus

SW 409 - Dynamics of Racism & Oppression

SW409: Dynamics of Racism and Oppression (required) 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).

Section Section
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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/28/2019 -
05/06/2019
Monday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
PCB
P410
Anjali Fulambarker Open 2 No 3.00 Main Campus
02 01/22/2019 -
04/30/2019
Tuesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
PCB
P415
Anjali Fulambarker Wcls 0 No 3.00 Main Campus
03 01/23/2019 -
05/01/2019
Wednesday

08:00AM-
10:50AM
PCB
P415
Gary Bailey Open 2 No 3.00 Main Campus
04 01/23/2019 -
05/01/2019
Wednesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
PCB
P406
Daren Graves Wcls 0 No 3.00 Main Campus
05 01/25/2019 -
05/03/2019
Friday

08:00AM-
10:50AM
PCB
P410
Denise Humm-Delgado Open 6 No 3.00 Main Campus

SW 411 - Human Behavior and Social Environment

Human Behavior in the Social Environment (required) 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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Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
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Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/23/2019 -
05/01/2019
Wednesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
PCB
P308
Abbie K. Frost Wcls 0 No 3.00 Main Campus

SW 414 - Assessment and Diagnosis

SW414: Assessment and Diagnosis (required) 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. Prerequisites: SW411A and SW421A.

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Consent
Credits Location
01 01/23/2019 -
05/01/2019
Wednesday

08:00AM-
10:50AM
PCB
P413
Katherine J. Jungreis Wcls 0 No 3.00 Main Campus
02 01/23/2019 -
05/01/2019
Wednesday

11:00AM-
01:50PM
PCB
P410
Lydia Ogden Wcls 0 No 3.00 Main Campus
03 01/23/2019 -
05/01/2019
Wednesday

02:00PM-
04:50PM
PCB
P413
Ms. Kim K. Harriman Wcls 0 No 3.00 Main Campus
04 01/24/2019 -
05/02/2019
Thursday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
PCB
P413
Thomas Mecsas-Faxon Wcls 0 No 3.00 Main Campus
05 01/25/2019 -
05/03/2019
Friday

08:00AM-
10:50AM
PCB
P415
Katherine J. Jungreis Open 2 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 01/23/2019 -
05/01/2019
Wednesday

11:00AM-
01:50PM
PCB
P413
Melinda Gushwa Open 1 No 3.00 Main Campus

SW 421B - SW Practice

SW421B: Social Work Practice (required) 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. Prerequisite SW421A. Two consecutive semesters of SW421 are required: SW421A and SW421B. Students must register for the same section each semester.

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01 01/28/2019 -
05/06/2019
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06:00PM-
08:50PM
PCB
P406
Nora Rushford Wcls 0 No 3.00 Main Campus
02 01/22/2019 -
04/30/2019
Tuesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
PCB
P406
Nora Rushford Wcls 0 No 3.00 Main Campus
03 01/23/2019 -
05/01/2019
Wednesday

08:00AM-
10:50AM
PCB
P406
Hugo Kamya Open 1 No 3.00 Main Campus
04 01/23/2019 -
05/01/2019
Wednesday

11:00AM-
01:50PM
PCB
P210
Kelly Pratt Open 2 No 3.00 Main Campus
05 01/23/2019 -
05/01/2019
Wednesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
SOMC
M201
Katherine N. Nolan Wcls 0 No 3.00 Main Campus
06 01/24/2019 -
05/02/2019
Thursday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
PCB
P308
Mr. Seth D. Kleinman Open 11 No 3.00 Main Campus
07 01/25/2019 -
05/03/2019
Friday

08:00AM-
10:50AM
PCB
P406
Kelly Pratt Wcls 0 No 3.00 Main Campus
08 01/25/2019 -
05/03/2019
Friday

12:00PM-
02:50PM
PCB
P406
Hugo Kamya Open 1 No 3.00 Main Campus
09 01/25/2019 -
05/03/2019
Friday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
PCB
P413
Jackie Savage-Borne Open 1 No 3.00 Main Campus

SW 424B - Advanced Clinical Practice

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01 01/28/2019 -
05/06/2019
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06:00PM-
08:50PM
PCB
P308
Melanie Robinson Findlay Open 8 No 3.00 Main Campus
02 01/22/2019 -
04/30/2019
Tuesday

08:00AM-
10:50AM
PCB
P406
Suzanne Rowe Wintner Open 2 No 3.00 Main Campus
03 01/22/2019 -
04/30/2019
Tuesday

08:00AM-
10:50AM
PCB
P413
Kyle Taylor Ganson Wcls 0 No 3.00 Main Campus
04 01/22/2019 -
04/30/2019
Tuesday

12:00PM-
02:50PM
PCB
P208
Johnnie Hamilton-Mason Open 2 No 3.00 Main Campus
05 01/22/2019 -
04/30/2019
Tuesday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
PCB
P406
Nora Rushford Open 1 No 3.00 Main Campus
06 01/22/2019 -
04/30/2019
Tuesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
PCB
P410
Samantha Schneider Wcls 0 No 3.00 Main Campus
07 01/23/2019 -
05/01/2019
Wednesday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
PCB
P406
Phernel Joseph Manigat Open 6 No 3.00 Main Campus
08 01/23/2019 -
05/01/2019
Wednesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
LEF
L005
Nora Rushford Open 3 No 3.00 Main Campus
10 01/25/2019 -
05/03/2019
Friday

08:00AM-
10:50AM
PCB
P413
Katharine Elizabeth Elliott Wcls 0 No 3.00 Main Campus
11 01/25/2019 -
05/03/2019
Friday

12:00PM-
02:50PM
PCB
P410
Katharine Elizabeth Elliott Open 4 No 3.00 Main Campus

SW 441 - Soc. Work Research

SW441: Social Work Research (required) 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 01/28/2019 -
05/06/2019
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06:00PM-
08:50PM
PCB
P413
Christina Sellers Wcls 0 No 3.00 Main Campus
02 01/23/2019 -
05/01/2019
Wednesday

11:00AM-
01:50PM
PCB
P406
Lauren Ferreira Cardoso Open 2 Yes 3.00 Main Campus
03 01/23/2019 -
05/01/2019
Wednesday

11:00AM-
01:50PM
PCB
P415
Michelle Putnam Wcls 0 No 3.00 Main Campus
04 01/23/2019 -
05/01/2019
Wednesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
PCB
P413
Kathleen Nielsen Wcls 0 No 3.00 Main Campus
05 01/28/2019 -
05/06/2019
Monday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
PCB
P415
Susan Millette Open 2 No 3.00 Main Campus

SW 446B - Field Year 1

SW446B: Field Education Year 1: Foundation (required) 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. Prerequisite: SW446A. Course must be concurrent with Social Work Practice (SW421B)

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01 01/03/2019 -
07/02/2019
N/A N/A N/A TBA Open 103 No 5.00 Main Campus
02 01/03/2019 -
08/02/2019
N/A N/A N/A TBA Open 27 No 5.00 Main Campus

SW 447B - Field Year 2

SW447B: Spring Semester Field Education Year II: Advanced (required class) 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. SW447B must be concurrent with a Clinical Practice elective.

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01 01/03/2019 -
07/02/2019
N/A N/A N/A TBA Open 102 No 4.00 Main Campus
02 01/03/2019 -
08/02/2019
N/A N/A N/A TBA Open 26 No 4.00 Main Campus

SW 448 - SW Prac Sexual & Gender Minority

This course is designed to help students develop foundational knowledge and skills for social work practice with sexual and gender minority populations. Students will utilize a multi-dimensional framework to critically analyze power, privilege, and oppression relative to LGBTQ+ populations. Grounded in a social justice perspective, the first few weeks of the course are designed to help students gain an understanding of relevant ethical principles and dilemmas; models of identity development across race, class, ethnicity, socioeconomic class, and historical period; health disparities and resilience; history of social work discourse related to LGBTQ+ populations; and basic principles for affirmative social work practice. Students will develop knowledge about the mutual influence of individuals, families, and institutional factors, including social policies and cultural factors. Students will learn basic skills for competent practice with LGBTQ+ populations over the life course, with a particular focus on engagement, assessment, and intervention. Specific areas of practice will be explored, including intimate partner violence, suicide risk, HIV/AIDS, and substance use disorders. Students will critically examine the values of the social work profession and reflect on their personal values for the purpose of raising self awareness and examining personal biases related to heterosexism, heteronormativity, transphobia, and cisnormativity.

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01 01/23/2019 -
05/01/2019
Wednesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
PCB
P415
Cali-Ryan Roy Collin Wcls 0 No 3.00 Main Campus

SW 450 - Introduction to Urban Leadership

Urban Leadership Students only. 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. Must be concurrent with SW446B.

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01 01/22/2019 -
04/30/2019
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06:00PM-
08:50PM
MCB
C302
Gary Bailey Open 18 No 3.00 Main Campus

SW 475 - Narrative Approaches to SW

SW475: Narrative Approaches 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 01/23/2019 -
05/01/2019
Wednesday

11:00AM-
01:50PM
LEF
L005
Hugo Kamya Open 11 No 3.00 Main Campus

SW 478 - SW Practice in Healthcare

SW478: 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. Prerequisites: SW401A; SW411A; SW421A or concurrent enrollment. This course meets the requirements for a clinical practice elective.

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01 01/22/2019 -
04/30/2019
Tuesday

08:00AM-
10:50AM
PCB
P207
Peter Maramaldi Open 7 No 3.00 Main Campus

SW 481 - SW 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 01/24/2019 -
05/02/2019
Thursday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
SOMC
M101
Marta Chadwick Wcls 0 No 3.00 Main Campus

SW 487 - Ethical & Legal Issues

SW487: Legal & Ethical Issues in Clinical Social Work Practice 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. Prerequisites: SW401A; SW411A; SW421A or concurrent enrollment. This course meets the requirement for a clinical practice elective.

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01 01/22/2019 -
04/30/2019
Tuesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
PCB
P413
Stephen F. O'Neill Open 1 No 3.00 Main Campus

SW 507 - Interdiscip App Health Mgmt

SW507: 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. Prerequisite is SW421B. This course meets the requirement for a clinical practice elective. Enrollment is limited to 5 SSW students. The course is taught at the Harvard Medical Education Building on Longwood Avenue.

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01 01/24/2019 -
05/02/2019
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06:00PM-
08:50PM
N/A
Peter Maramaldi Open 20 No 3.00 Harvard Medical

SW 509 - Evaluation in SW Practice

SW509: Evaluation in Social Work Practice (required) 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'. Prerequisite is SW441 Concurrent with SW447A or B.

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01 01/28/2019 -
05/06/2019
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06:00PM-
08:50PM
PCB
P210
Shannon Marie Lee Open 11 No 3.00 Main Campus
03 01/22/2019 -
04/30/2019
Tuesday

12:00PM-
02:50PM
LEF
L005
Kristie Thomas Open 1 No 3.00 Main Campus
04 01/22/2019 -
04/30/2019
Tuesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
LEF
L005
Kristie Thomas Open 6 No 3.00 Main Campus
05 01/23/2019 -
05/01/2019
Wednesday

11:00AM-
01:50PM
PCB
P208
Abbie K. Frost Open 7 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 01/22/2019 -
04/30/2019
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12:00PM-
02:50PM
PCB
P415
Kelly Pratt Wcls 0 Yes 3.00 Main Campus
02 01/25/2019 -
05/03/2019
Friday

12:00PM-
02:50PM
PCB
P413
Kelly Pratt Wcls 0 No 3.00 Main Campus

SW 576 - SW Prac: Disorders of Dissociation

This course presents an overview of dissociative symptoms and disorders, and conceptual frameworks for understanding them. Methods of addressing dissociative symptoms and a model for treating dissociative disorders will also be reviewed?. Prerequisite: SW414; SW421B. This course meets the requirement for a Advanced clinical practice elective.

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01 01/23/2019 -
05/01/2019
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02:00PM-
04:50PM
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P410
Ms. Regina M. McCaffery Open 13 No 3.00 Main Campus

SW 577 - Social Work w/ Groups

SW577: Social Work with Groups (required) This course is an exploration of the ways in which groups can bring clients together to support, challenge, and create meaningful connections with each other. Through mutual aid, group members can learn the skills that will enable them to improve the relationships in their lives, be more empowered as individuals and community members, and mobilize for social change. Students will concurrently build theoretical and skills-based knowledge and will practice and reflect on various techniques that will enable them to facilitate groups in a wide array of settings across client populations. Prerequisite: SW411A or concurrent enrollment.

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01 01/23/2019 -
05/01/2019
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02:00PM-
04:50PM
PCB
P415
Ben A. Kudler Wcls 0 No 3.00 Main Campus
02 01/23/2019 -
05/01/2019
Wednesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
PCB
P210
Paul R. Gould Open 4 No 3.00 Main Campus
03 01/24/2019 -
05/02/2019
Thursday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
PCB
P406
Greta Katherine Spoering Open 4 No 3.00 Main Campus
04 01/25/2019 -
05/03/2019
Friday

12:00PM-
02:50PM
LEF
L005
Shella Dennery Wcls 0 No 3.00 Main Campus

SW 578 - Contemporary SW Prac & Mental Illness

This course is designed to increase interest in and sensitivity to issues related to persistent mental illness. We will explore the question of what constitutes those with severe mental illnesses, evaluate historical explanations and address the implication of the stigma associated with the illnesses. The contributions of different theoretical perspectives and how they expand our understanding of these complex situations are discussed. Various models of treatment are presented, including: medication, psychodynamic, psychoeducational, and rehabilitation focuses. The actual experiences of those with the illness and their families will be highlighted through guest presentations and film. Students are encouraged to bring in materials from their field experiences. Prerequisite: SW421B. This course meets the requirement for a clinical practice elective.

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01 01/22/2019 -
04/30/2019
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P410
Katherine J. Jungreis Open 2 No 3.00 Main Campus

SW 582 - Attachment, Neurobio & SW Practice

SW-582: Attachment and Neurobiology in Social Work Practice 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. Prerequisite: 421B. This course meets the requirement for a clinical practice elective.

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01 01/22/2019 -
04/30/2019
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PCB
P413
Shuei Audrey Kozu Wcls 0 No 3.00 Main Campus

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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02 01/22/2019 -
04/30/2019
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12:00PM-
02:50PM
PCB
P410
Denise Humm-Delgado Wcls 0 No 3.00 Main Campus
03 01/22/2019 -
04/30/2019
Tuesday

03:00PM-
05:50PM
PCB
P415
Gary Bailey Wcls 0 No 3.00 Main Campus
04 01/22/2019 -
04/30/2019
Tuesday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
PCB
P308
Beverly Sealey Open 6 No 3.00 Main Campus
05 01/23/2019 -
05/01/2019
Wednesday

11:00AM-
01:50PM
LEF
L006
Denise Humm-Delgado Open 16 No 3.00 Main Campus
06 01/24/2019 -
05/02/2019
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06:00PM-
08:50PM
PCB
P410
Abbie K. Frost Open 10 No 3.00 Main Campus

SW 624 - Intervention Research

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01 01/24/2019 -
05/02/2019
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P308
Jennifer Meredith Putney Open 20 No 3.00 Main Campus

SW 635 - Qualitative Data Analysis

This course is designed to introduce students to the elements of the qualitative research data analysis. Qualitative research methods provide a means for researchers 'to share in the understandings and perceptions of others and to explore how people structure and give meaning to their daily lives' (Berg, 1998, p.7). In DEDU 653 you were introduced to the historical and philosophical foundations of qualitative research methodology, key research strategies in qualitative research and principles for research design in qualitative research. In this course, SW 635, you will deepen your understanding of these key research notions and develop hands-on understanding of techniques and tools used to conduct this research. This course includes an intensive analysis of the theory and practice of qualitative research, including a review of primary methods such as grounded theory, case study, narrative, phenomenology and an examination of additional methods such as ethnomethodology. Emphasis will be placed upon practice in research design, multiple methods of data collection, and exhaustive data analysis. The class will be a seminar with ample opportunities to discuss the implications of the choices made in designing, implementing and reporting on the findings of an IRB approved study. In order to complete the course, students will need to have access to an audio recorder and transcribe an interview or use a transcription service.

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01 01/24/2019 -
05/02/2019
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P415
Johnnie Hamilton-Mason Open 16 No 3.00 Main Campus

SW 670 - Integrating Public Policy Issues & Outcomes Into SW Research

The purpose of this course is to understand the relationship of social welfare policy to the human service system. Federal and state policies are analyzed and viewed as shaped by history, values, economics, and the political climate. Attention is given to areas of needed policy change, and an effort is made to expand one's thinking beyond existing policies, in order to consider policy alternatives and future directions for the social welfare system.

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01 01/24/2019 -
05/02/2019
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P406
Michelle Putnam Open 17 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 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A Michelle Putnam Open 18 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 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A Michelle Putnam Open 18 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 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
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.

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/22/2019 -
05/08/2019
N/A N/A N/A Michelle Putnam Open 20 No 3.00 Main Campus

SW 902 - Relat. & Contex. Treat. Trauma

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
01 01/24/2019 -
05/02/2019
Thursday

06:00PM-
08:50PM
LEF
L316
Candace Saunders Wcls 0 Yes 0.00 Main Campus

Social Work Online

SWO 478 - SW Practice in Health Care

Section Section
Dates
Days Times Room Instructor Section
Status
Avail
Seats
Requires
Consent
Credits Location
OL1 01/14/2019 -
04/15/2019
Monday

05:30PM-
07:00PM
N/A
Paul R. Gould Wcls 0 Yes 3.00 Social Work Online
Updated Hourly - Last Updated: 02/20/2019 09:20AM
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