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.

Summer 2019 Course Schedule - Updated Hourly

Updated Hourly - Last Updated: 02/20/2019 08:20AM

School Nursing & Health Scienc

SNHS 450 - Health Care Sys: Interdis Pers

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SS 05/21/2019 -
08/13/2019
Tuesday

04:30PM-
07:20PM
N/A
Ms. Donna E. Chase Open 30 No 3.00 Main Campus

Special Needs Educ

SPND 416 - Applied Research II

Requires students to plan, implement, and write in publishable format a research project demonstrating the delivery of effective service to learner(s) with special needs. Cameron, Gould.

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04BL 04/24/2019 -
07/24/2019
Wednesday

05:00PM-
08:00PM
N/A
Allen Karsina Open 25 No 4.00 New England Center for Childrn
05BL 04/25/2019 -
07/25/2019
Thursday

08:00AM-
11:00AM
N/A
Jonathan P. Seaver Open 25 No 4.00 New England Center for Childrn
06BL 04/25/2019 -
07/25/2019
Thursday

05:00PM-
08:00PM
N/A
Jessica Seaver Open 25 No 4.00 New England Center for Childrn

SPND 420 - Introduction to Assistive Technology

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01BL 07/16/2019 -
08/13/2019
Tuesday

Tuesday

12:00PM-
04:00PM
12:00PM-
04:00PM
MCB
W205
MCB
W205
Jennifer Edge-Savage Open 20 No 2.00 Main Campus

SPND 422 - Differentiating Instruction Using Technology Across the Curriculum

Explores strategies to incorporate assistive special education technology into classrooms and learners' individualized educational programs. Provides real-world experiences, resources, and skill development in the latest software, adaptive equipment, and best practices. Explores readily implemented practical solutions for inclusive classrooms. Pugliese.

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01BL 06/07/2019

06/08/2019

06/28/2019

06/29/2019

Friday

Saturday

Friday

Saturday

05:00PM-
10:00PM
08:30AM-
04:30PM
05:00PM-
10:00PM
08:30AM-
04:30PM
MCB
W205
MCB
W205
MCB
W205
MCB
W205
Jennifer Edge-Savage Open 20 No 4.00 Main Campus

SPND 442 - Analysis of Behavior: Principles and Classroom Applications

4 sem. hrs. Introduces behavior modification and operant techniques, including clarification of more commonly used terms, with specific reference to application in the classroom. Provides overview of procedures and practices successful in schools, communities, and work settings. Requires fieldwork. Axe.

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05 05/20/2019 -
08/30/2019
N/A N/A N/A Jarrod Scalzo Open 100 No 4.00 New England Center for Childrn

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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05BL 04/24/2019 -
07/24/2019
Wednesday

08:00AM-
12:00PM
N/A
Sharon Waterman Open 25 No 4.00 New England Center for Childrn
06BL 04/24/2019 -
07/24/2019
Wednesday

05:00PM-
09:00PM
N/A
Sharon Waterman Open 25 No 4.00 New England Center for Childrn

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 07/08/2019 -
07/24/2019
Monday, Wednesday

05:30PM-
09:00PM
MCB
E209
Martha P. Wall Open 20 No 2.00 Main Campus
02 07/08/2019 -
07/24/2019
Monday, Wednesday

05:30PM-
09:00PM
MCB
W201
John Ullian Open 20 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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01 07/29/2019 -
08/21/2019
Monday, Wednesday

05:30PM-
09:00PM
MCB
E209
Martha P. Wall Open 20 No 2.00 Main Campus
02 07/29/2019 -
08/21/2019
Monday, Wednesday

05:30PM-
09:00PM
MCB
W201
John Ullian Open 20 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.

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01BL 07/09/2019 -
08/20/2019
Tuesday, Thursday

05:00PM-
09:00PM
MCB
W201
Christine J. Evans Open 20 No 4.00 Main Campus

SPND 448 - Foundations of Transition Education & Services

Examines employment opportunities and support services available to citizens with severe disabilities. Involves job inventories in local industry and analysis of the prerequisite skills in such areas as functional academics, language, hygiene, motor skills, interpersonal skills, transportation, and money management. Includes placement and supervision of learners in worksites. Requires fieldwork. Blume, Williams.

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01 05/20/2019 -
08/30/2019
N/A N/A N/A TBA Open 20 No 4.00 Main Campus
05 04/22/2019 -
07/22/2019
Monday

08:00AM-
11:00AM
N/A
Lyndsey Marie Nunes Open 25 No 2.00 New England Center for Childrn
06 04/22/2019 -
07/22/2019
Monday

05:00PM-
08:00PM
N/A
Lyndsey Marie Nunes Open 25 No 2.00 New England Center for Childrn

Social Work

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).

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01 05/21/2019 -
07/16/2019
Tuesday

05:00PM-
09:00PM
PCB
P406
Anjali Fulambarker Open 17 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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01 05/22/2019 -
07/17/2019
Wednesday

08:00AM-
12:00PM
PCB
P415
TBA Open 22 No 3.00 Main Campus
02 05/23/2019 -
07/25/2019
Thursday

05:00PM-
09:00PM
PCB
P415
Cali-Ryan Roy Collin 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 06/15/2019 -
06/22/2019
Saturday

08:00AM-
05:00PM
PCB
P415
Kelly Pratt Open 22 No 3.00 Main Campus

SW 425 - Family Approaches

SW425: Family Approaches in Clinical Social Work This course focuses on advanced ways to conceptualize, assess, and intervene in families. Modern and postmodern theories will be examined, practiced, and critiqued. Practice examples will include nontraditional and traditional families, and applications of family and systems theories to work with individuals and dyads will additionally be discussed. Developing one's own clinical voice and attending to ethnicity, class, and other social identities will be emphasized. Students are encouraged to bring case materials and to take full advantage of varied experiential learning techniques. Prerequisite SW421B. This course meets the requirement for a clinical practice elective.

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01 05/22/2019 -
07/17/2019
Wednesday

08:00AM-
12:00PM
PCB
P413
Katherine N. Nolan Open 22 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 05/20/2019 -
07/22/2019
Monday

05:00PM-
09:00PM
PCB
P415
Kyle Taylor Ganson Open 22 No 3.00 Main Campus
02 05/22/2019 -
07/17/2019
Wednesday

05:00PM-
09:00PM
PCB
P415
Abbie K. Frost Open 22 No 3.00 Main Campus

SW 447C - Field Year 2

SW447C: Summer Semester Field Education Year II: Advanced (advanced standing only) 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. This course section is for Advanced Standing students only in their summer semester of study.

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01 05/13/2019 -
08/02/2019
N/A N/A N/A TBA Open 20 No 4.00 Main Campus

SW 455 - Human Sexuality & SW Practice

Human Sexuality and Social Work Practice Sexuality is an essential component of the human experience. Exploring our attitudes and belief systems about human sexuality, and how they are informed by our social location, is important so that we can be self-aware and mindful in how we engage in conversations with our clients about their sexuality, gender identity, and social location. This course presents a multi-faceted overview of the challenges, concerns, and attitudes about human sexuality -- how it evolves over the lifespan and is directly informed by social, familial, and political contexts. Regardless of client population or method of practice, all social workers will be required to address sex and sexuality with clients, and will need to understand best practices, but also when and how to put personal values aside in order to be present for clients from a curious and non-judgmental stance. The course integrates macro, mezzo and micro approaches to sex and sexuality, explores the historical, political, and biological aspects of sex and sexuality, sexual health, safe-sex education and prevention, violence and trauma, and enhances the development of clinical skills for practice with adolescents and adults across the lifespan. Ethical considerations will also be explored. This course is a clinical elective.

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OL 05/21/2019 -
08/20/2019
Tuesday

08:00PM-
09:30PM
N/A
Leah H. Tennen Open 15 No 3.00 Main Campus

SW 460 - Motivational Interviewing

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a person-centered, goal-oriented method of communication for eliciting and strengthening intrinsic motivation for positive change. This elective provides a foundation of knowledge of MI concepts and specific therapeutic skills. The course will focus on the core MI processes of engaging, focusing, evoking, and planning. Students will learn specific MI skills of open-ended questioning, affirming, reflective listening, and summarizing. Students will also learn how to develop personalized feedback, create change plans, and evaluate effectiveness. Teaching techniques may include case vignettes, role plays, guest presenters, videotaped interviews, and class discussions. There will be ample opportunity to practice skills for guiding change-focused client conversations in this course. This course meets the requirement for a clinical practice elective.

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01 05/23/2019 -
07/25/2019
Thursday

05:00PM-
09:00PM
PCB
P406
Shari Lynn Johnson Open 22 No 3.00 Main Campus

SW 482 - Domestic Violence Family Welfa

SW482: Domestic Violence and Family Welfare This is a clinical practice course with intimate partner violence in the context of family (broadly defined) life. Students will learn specific skills in identifying, assessing and intervening with and on behalf of family members where domestic violence is present. You will be encouraged to reflect on your own knowledge about families, violence, and systems responses to violence, both as family members and as helpers. We will consider the experiences of women and men in heterosexual and same-sex relationships as both victims and abusers, and of children living with domestic violence, attending carefully to community and cultural contexts. We will address legal issues and criminal justice system responses, child protective services, and health care system responses. We will discuss and research current controversies in the field of intimate violence. Prerequisites: SW401A; SW411A; SW421A or concurrent enrollment. This course meets the requirement for a clinical practice elective.

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01 05/20/2019 -
07/22/2019
Monday

05:00PM-
09:00PM
PCB
P413
Cindy M. Gordon Open 22 No 3.00 Main Campus

SW 483 - Cognitive Behavioral App Pract

SW483: Cognitive Behavioral Approaches and Treatment The object of this course is to provide a working knowledge of the basic principles and specific techniques of a contemporary multi-modal approach to cognitive-behavioral therapy with consideration of its integration with other therapeutic approaches. Issues presented include: substance abuse, anger, interpersonal relationships, stress, anxiety disorders, depression, personality disorders with an emphasis on borderline personality disorder and issues of affect regulation. Prerequisite is SW421A. This course meets the requirement for a clinical practice elective.

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01 05/22/2019 -
07/17/2019
Wednesday

05:00PM-
09:00PM
PCB
P406
Laura Stevens Open 22 No 3.00 Main Campus

SW 485 - Mindfulness and Social Work Practice

There is a growing interest in psychotherapists of all theoretical orientations, for information about 'Mindfulness', the cultivation of intentional, present focused awareness. Mindfulness is a core healing process in psychotherapy and has become a significant influence on contemporary Psychotherapy over the past decade. It has been shown to be a key component in many empirically validated interventions like Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Mindfulness-Based cognitive therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. In this course we will examine the application of mindfulness to a wide range of clinical populations and conditions as well as the current neuroscience findings of its effects and the history of its development in the west. The course will ask participants to participate in experiential exercises of mindfulness and meditation and practice what they've learned each week between classes. They will also be asked to embody mindfulness as they learn, ensuring the essential qualities of compassion for self and others in the learning.

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01 05/23/2019 -
07/25/2019
Thursday

05:00PM-
09:00PM
PCB
P413
Kelli Kirshtein Open 22 No 3.00 Main Campus

SW 539 - Social Work in Schools

SW539: Social Work in the Schools The course outlines the unique and demanding role that School Social Workers play in our public schools as the primary providers of mental health services, crisis intervention, teacher training and community and parent outreach. Students in this course will identify and explore critical issues related to School Social Work such as: confidentiality, school culture and climate, peer aggression, school violence and policies such as 'No Child Left Behind.' Students will learn to create and carry out school-based social work interventions. Students taking this course will be expected to participate in the learning process through discussions, interviews, intervention evaluations and case presentations. Prerequisite: SW421A. This course meets the requirement for a clinical practice elective

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01 05/22/2019 -
07/17/2019
Wednesday

05:00PM-
09:00PM
PCB
P413
Amy E. Ballin Open 22 No 3.00 Main Campus

SW 558 - Human Services in Developing Countries/ Uganda

(Prerequisites: 401A) This study abroad is a course credit project which examines the impact of local and global social problems on a developing country, Uganda. The course explores the utilization of various professional methods to promote self-sufficiency, social integration, social change, social action and social justice in a developing country. The focus of this course is to learn how social work practice skills (micro and macro) can be indigenized in a developing country. The students will spend three weeks in Uganda studying social problems and learning about the cultural context of delivery of human services in a developing country. Students will learn about various aspects of international social work from a global perspective. Course activities include orientation meetings before the trip, visits to Human service agencies, schools, clinics, health and social welfare agencies in urban and rural areas of Uganda, attendance at HIV/AIDS seminars and the development of peer partnerships with service providers and University staff and faculty. There will be an emphasis on the provision of services to people living with HIV/AIDS and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs). Planned study abroad: July and August . Please check with your SSW registration materials for exact travel dates. Classes will be offered during the spring semester (Every other Friday at 1:00 - 2:20 p.m.). A total of 28 contact hours will be given beginning in January. Some of these contact hours will be done more intensively during the month of May and June prior to departure. There will also be post-trip debriefings in September. A final paper will be submitted no later than the 3rd week of classes in fall. A final grade will be posted by October 1. Registration for this class is through the Study Abroad Office. This course meets the requirement for a social action course.

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01 05/20/2019 -
08/30/2019
N/A N/A N/A Hugo Kamya Open 22 No 3.00 Main Campus

SW 566 - Play Therapy

This class is an introduction to a variety of theories and principles of play therapy. Case material, including student's own material will be used. Readings, videos, case discussions, and experiential activities will be used to deepen the student's understanding of theory and technique. Students will be encouraged to gain comfort in their work with children and to explore their own theoretical orientation. Upon completion, students will have a clear foundation from which to treat children of all ages. Prerequisite: SW421B. This course meets the requirement for a clinical practice elective.

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01 05/25/2019 -
08/24/2019
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08:00AM-
05:00PM
PCB
P413
Tamara Lea Cadet Open 22 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 05/20/2019 -
07/22/2019
Monday

05:00PM-
09:00PM
PCB
P406
Greta Katherine Spoering Open 17 No 3.00 Main Campus
02 05/21/2019 -
07/16/2019
Tuesday

05:00PM-
09:00PM
PCB
P413
Melanie Robinson Findlay Open 17 No 3.00 Main Campus
03 05/22/2019 -
07/17/2019
Wednesday

12:30PM-
04:30PM
PCB
P415
Ms. Regina M. McCaffery Open 17 No 3.00 Main Campus
04 05/24/2019 -
07/19/2019
Friday

08:00AM-
12:00PM
PCB
P415
Shella Dennery Open 17 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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01 05/21/2019 -
07/16/2019
Tuesday

05:00PM-
09:00PM
PCB
P415
Shelly-Ann Dewsbury Open 22 No 3.00 Main Campus
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