Courses

Below you will find the current course offerings listed by semester and then alphabetically by department. Students and Faculty should log in to workday.simmons.edu and view the live course listings for the current semester. The current semester listings below are updated weekly. If you have any questions about these courses, please contact the Registrar's Office at or 617-521-2111.

Spring 2023 Course Schedule

Last Updated: 11/28/2022 08:02PM

Simmons Course

SIM 201

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location

Simmons Experience

01 2023/01/20 - 2023/05/05
Friday
10:00AM - 10:50AM
Stefanie Nunley
1
TBD

Simmons: Experience

02 2023/01/18 - 2023/05/03
Wednesday
9:00AM - 9:50AM
Kristi Mukk
1
TBD
03 2023/01/20 - 2023/05/05
Friday
11:00AM - 11:50AM
Stephen Pusateri
1
TBD
04 2023/01/17 - 2023/05/02
Tuesday
5:00PM - 5:50PM
Hannah Klein
1
TBD
05 2023/01/23 - 2023/05/01
Monday
12:00PM - 12:50PM
Maegan Bernier
1
TBD
06 2023/01/18 - 2023/05/03
Wednesday
1:00PM - 1:50PM
Abel Amado
1
TBD
07 2023/01/19 - 2023/05/04
Thursday
5:00PM - 5:50PM
Dana Prisloe
1
TBD
08 2023/01/23 - 2023/05/01
Monday
5:00PM - 5:50PM
Ally Yarri
1
TBD

SIM 301 - Simmons: Excel

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

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 TBD TBD
TBD
1
TBD

School Nursing & Health Scienc

SNHS 359 - Caring At the End of Life

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

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2023/01/17 - 2023/05/02
Tuesday
8:00AM - 10:50AM
Margaret Costello
4
TBD

SNHS 410 - Research Methods

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

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
OL 2023/01/18 - 2023/05/03
Wednesday
5:00PM - 7:50PM
Yara Gholmie
3
TBD

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.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
OL TBD TBD
Victoria Bacon
3
TBD

SNHS 450 - Health Care System: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

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

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2023/01/18 - 2023/05/03
Wednesday
6:00PM - 8:50PM
TBD
3
TBD
OL TBD TBD
Lisa Brown
3
TBD

SNHS 570 - Health Promotion: A Global Perspective

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

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
OL01 TBD TBD
Rachele Pojednic
2
TBD
OL02 TBD TBD
Rachele Pojednic
2
TBD

Sociology

SOCI 101 - Principles of Sociology

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

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2023/01/18 - 2023/05/03
Wednesday
8:00AM - 10:50AM
Danielle Currier
4
TBD

SOCI 225 - Social Movements

Examines a variety of social movements around the world including the environmental movement, labor movement, peace movement, the civil rights movement in the United States, white supremacy movement, anti-abortion/pro-choice movement. Explores theoretical explanations for the rise of social movements in modern societies. Pays special attention to the ways in which movements intersect and are informed by one another.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2023/01/18 - 2023/05/03
Wednesday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
Danielle Currier
4
TBD

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. Instructor consent required.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2023/01/17 - 2023/05/04
Tuesday, Thursday
9:30AM - 10:50AM
Danielle Currier
4
TBD
CD01 2023/01/17 - 2023/05/02
Tuesday
8:00PM - 9:20PM
TBD
4
TBD

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 Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2023/01/17 - 2023/05/02
Tuesday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
Charlotte Powley
4
TBD
02 2023/01/19 - 2023/05/04
Thursday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
Dawna Thomas
4
TBD
OL 2023/01/17 - 2023/05/04
Tuesday, Thursday
9:30AM - 10:50AM
Elise Brenner
4
TBD

SOCI 245 - Global Health

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

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
CD01 2023/01/23 - 2023/05/01
Monday
8:00PM - 9:20PM
TBD
4
TBD
OL 2023/01/17 - 2023/05/04
Tuesday, Thursday
8:00AM - 9:20AM
Elise Brenner
4
TBD

SOCI 249 - Inequalities

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

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2023/01/17 - 2023/05/04
Tuesday, Thursday
11:00AM - 12:20PM
Saher Selod
4
TBD
02 2023/01/17 - 2023/05/04
Tuesday, Thursday
11:00AM - 12:20PM
Danielle Currier
4
TBD
CD01 2023/01/19 - 2023/05/04
Thursday
8:00PM - 9:20PM
Jocelyn Leighton
4
TBD

SOCI 285 - Drugs and Society

Drugs permeate our society. Pharmaceutical companies advertise medications on TV, marijuana is being legalized, children are increasingly being medicated, and heroin overdoses are rising. In this course, we will examine legal and illicit drugs with a critical lens, to better understand the social factors and policies that shape our consumption.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
CD01 2023/01/23 - 2023/05/01
Monday
8:00PM - 9:20PM
Carolyn Rodgers
4
TBD

SOCI 301 - Disability and Society

Examines the concepts of normalcy and disability, using personal narratives, literature, film, legal documents, social science research, and public health statistics. Students question how and why disability is socially constructed as a social category. Demonstrates the power of this concept in terms of policies created to "control" disability, and those people with disabilities have created.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2023/01/23 - 2023/05/01
Monday
2:00PM - 4:50PM
Dawna Thomas
4
TBD

SOCI 355 - Thesis

Consent of department required.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 TBD TBD
Saher Selod
8
TBD

SOCI 501 - Disability and Society

Examines the concepts of normalcy and disability, using personal narratives, literature, film, legal documents, social science research, and public health statistics. Students question how and why disability is socially constructed as a social category. Demonstrates the power of this concept in terms of policies created to "control" disability, and those people with disabilities have created.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2023/01/23 - 2023/05/01
Monday
2:00PM - 4:50PM
Dawna Thomas
4
TBD

Spanish

SPAN 101 - Elementary Spanish I

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

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2023/01/18 - 2023/05/05
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
8:00AM - 8:50AM
Pia Cuneo-Ruiz
4
TBD

SPAN 102 - Elementary Spanish II

Continuation of SPAN-101.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2023/01/18 - 2023/05/05
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
9:00AM - 9:50AM
Pia Cuneo-Ruiz
4
TBD
02 2023/01/18 - 2023/05/05
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
10:00AM - 10:50AM
Pia Cuneo-Ruiz
4
TBD
03 2023/01/18 - 2023/05/05
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
11:00AM - 11:50AM
TBD
4
TBD
05 2023/01/18 - 2023/05/05
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
1:00PM - 1:50PM
Beatriz Cobeta
4
TBD

SPAN 201 - Intermediate Spanish I

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

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2023/01/18 - 2023/05/05
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
9:00AM - 9:50AM
Arlene Ovalle-Child
4
TBD
02 2023/01/18 - 2023/05/05
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
10:00AM - 10:50AM
Arlene Ovalle-Child
4
TBD
03 2023/01/18 - 2023/05/05
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
11:00AM - 11:50AM
Arlene Ovalle-Child
4
TBD

SPAN 202 - Intermediate Spanish II

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

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2023/01/17 - 2023/05/04
Tuesday, Thursday
11:00AM - 12:20PM
Danisa Bonacic
4
TBD

SPAN 245 - Advanced Conversation and Composition

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

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2023/01/17 - 2023/05/04
Tuesday, Thursday
12:30PM - 1:50PM
Danisa Bonacic
4
TBD

SPAN 269 - The Representation of Women in 19th and 20th Century Spanish Fiction

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.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2023/01/18 - 2023/05/05
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
11:00AM - 11:50AM
Beatriz Cobeta
4
TBD
02 2023/01/18 - 2023/05/05
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
12:00PM - 12:50PM
Beatriz Cobeta
4
TBD

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.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2023/01/17 - 2023/05/04
Tuesday, Thursday
2:00PM - 3:20PM
Danisa Bonacic
4
TBD

SPAN 349 - Directed Study

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

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 TBD TBD
Danisa Bonacic
4
TBD

SPAN 350 - Independent Study

Consent of instructor required.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 TBD TBD
Danisa Bonacic
4
TBD

Special Needs Educ

SPND 344 - Special Education Laws & Regulations For Teachers & Administrators

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

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2023/01/18 - 2023/03/01
Wednesday
6:00PM - 8:50PM
Martha Wall
2
TBD

SPND 345 - IEP: Strategies for Devel., Inter. & Implem.

<div><div>Description</div></div><div><div><div><div>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.</div></div></div></div>

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2023/03/15 - 2023/05/03
Wednesday
6:00PM - 8:50PM
Martha Wall
2
TBD

SPND 400DL - Digital Literacy Modules

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 TBD TBD
Janet Chumley
TBD
TBD
05 TBD TBD
Heather Fortin
TBD
New England Center for Children Campus

SPND 412

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

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location

Inclusion, Consultation, and Collaboration

06BL 2023/01/11 - 2023/04/12
Wednesday
5:00PM - 8:00PM
Kristine Wiltz
4
New England Center for Children Campus
10BL 2023/01/11 - 2023/04/12
Wednesday
4:30PM - 7:30PM
Susan Campbell
4
New England Center for Children Campus

Inclusion, Consultation and Collaboration for Meaningful Access to Curriculum

36BL 2023/01/08 - 2023/04/23
Sunday
8:00AM - 12:00PM
Kristine Wiltz
4
New England Center for Children Campus

SPND 438 - Practicum in Special Education (Moderate Disabilities, PreK-8)

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

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 TBD TBD
Lori Hyde
4
TBD
02 TBD TBD
Janet Chumley
4
TBD

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

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

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 TBD TBD
Lori Hyde
4
TBD

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

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

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2023/01/18 - 2023/03/01
Wednesday
6:00PM - 8:50PM
Martha Wall
2
TBD

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

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

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2023/03/08 - 2023/05/03
Wednesday
6:00PM - 8:50PM
Martha Wall
2
TBD

SPND 450 - Independent Study

For graduate students only.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
OL TBD TBD
Lori Hyde
2
TBD

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.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 TBD TBD
Lori Hyde
4
TBD

SPND 481 - Practical Applications in Teaching: Severe Disabilities

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
36 TBD TBD
Bethany Raffanello
2
Abu Dhabi Campus

SPND 483 - Seminar for Practical Applications in Teaching I

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
36BL 2023/01/09 - 2023/04/10
Monday
8:00AM - 11:00AM
Bethany Raffanello
2
Abu Dhabi Campus

SPND 488

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

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location

Seminar and Fieldwork in Education - Moderate & Severe

OL1 TBD TBD
Lori Hyde
2
TBD

Seminar & Fieldwork in Education

OL2 TBD TBD
Janet Chumley
2
TBD

SPND 490 - Introduction to Exceptionalities

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

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
05BL 2023/01/10 - 2023/04/11
Tuesday
8:00AM - 11:00AM
Christine Evans
4
New England Center for Children Campus

SPND 494 - Applied Autism Research I & Lab

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

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
05BL 2023/01/12 - 2023/04/13
Thursday
5:00PM - 8:00PM
Jonathan Seaver
4
New England Center for Children Campus
06BL 2023/01/10 - 2023/04/11
Tuesday
5:00PM - 8:00PM
Jessica Seaver
4
New England Center for Children Campus

SPND 497 - Practicum: Severe Disabilities/Autism II

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

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
06 TBD TBD
Heather Fortin
2
New England Center for Children Campus

SPND 499 - Seminar/Autism II

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

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
06 2023/01/12 - 2023/04/13
Thursday
5:00PM - 8:00PM
Heather Fortin
2
New England Center for Children Campus

Statistics

STAT 118 - Introductory Statistics

This is an introduction to statistics for everyone who needs to collect, describe, and draw inferences from data. We will discuss various sources of data (experiments, surveys, etc.), graphical and numerical descriptions of data, confidence intervals and hypothesis testing for drawing inferences, and simple and multiple linear regression for making predictions. Students will become proficient in the use of R for these tasks.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2023/01/18 - 2023/05/05
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
8:00AM - 8:50AM
Lauren Trichtinger
4
TBD
02 2023/01/18 - 2023/05/05
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
1:00PM - 1:50PM
Lauren Trichtinger
4
TBD
03 2023/01/18 - 2023/05/05
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
12:00PM - 12:50PM
Amy Cole
4
TBD
04 2023/01/18 - 2023/05/05
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
10:00AM - 10:50AM
TBD
4
TBD
05 2023/01/18 - 2023/05/05
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
11:00AM - 11:50AM
TBD
4
TBD
CD01 2023/01/17 - 2023/05/02
Tuesday
8:00PM - 9:20PM
Roberta Osborne
4
TBD

STAT 228 - Introduction to Data Science

This course serves as an introduction to data science using R. Students will learn how to wrangle, organize, and manipulate data in a variety of formats; design accurate and effective data graphics; &#34;tidy&#34; data principles; perform basic spatial data analyses and create data maps; predictive modeling and statistical learning; tools for working with text data. Prerequisites include Introductory Statistics (or equivalent) and a willingness to code.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2023/01/18 - 2023/05/03
Monday, Wednesday
6:30PM - 7:50PM
TBD
4
TBD

STAT 229 - Regression Models

Covers modern regression models used in medical research. Includes descriptive and inferential methods in simple and multiple linear regression, simple and multiple logistic regression, and survival analysis models. Students will use the statistical package, SPSS.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2023/01/17 - 2023/05/04
Tuesday, Thursday
11:00AM - 12:20PM
Robert Goldman
4
TBD

STAT 391 - Special Topics in Statistics and Biostatistics

Investigates an advanced topic in Statistics or Biostatistics, with emphasis on developing research skills.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2023/01/18 - 2023/05/05
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
10:00AM - 10:50AM
Lauren Trichtinger
4
TBD

Social Work

SW 101 - Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare

Introduces students to the historical development of professional social work and social welfare and orients them to the purposes, values, and worldview of the profession. The evolution of contemporary social work, contributions of key historical figures and pioneers, role of influential social policies, and ways in which social workers have shaped the social service system are discussed. Finally, an overview of contemporary social work practice principles with an emphasis on social and economic justice is provided. This course includes a 40-hour service learning component.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
CD 2023/01/17 - 2023/05/02
Tuesday
6:00PM - 7:20PM
Jennifer Meade
4
TBD

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 Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2023/01/23 - 2023/05/01
Monday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
Gordon Chinamasa
4
TBD
02 2023/01/17 - 2023/05/02
Tuesday
2:00PM - 4:50PM
Gordon Chinamasa
4
TBD
CD 2023/01/23 - 2023/05/01
Monday
8:00PM - 9:20PM
Jeannine Chester
4
TBD

SW 253 - Human Behavior in Social Environment

Human Behavior in the Social Environment allows 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. Students explore foundational theories necessary to an understanding of human growth and development and integrate information from biology, psychology, sociology, and social work. Using a life span approach, a social work strengths perspective, a social justice perspective, and a person-in-environment framework, Human Behavior in the Social Environment follows the human life span, covering the prenatal period through older adulthood and end of life.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2023/01/23 - 2023/05/01
Monday
8:00AM - 10:50AM
Gordon Chinamasa
4
TBD
02 2023/01/18 - 2023/05/03
Wednesday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
Julia Swartz
4
TBD
CD01 2023/01/23 - 2023/05/01
Monday
6:00PM - 7:20PM
Jeremy Brown
4
TBD

SW 255 - Interviewing and 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 Time Instructor Credits Location
CD01 2023/01/17 - 2023/05/02
Tuesday
8:00PM - 9:20PM
TBD
4
TBD

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 Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2023/01/17 - 2023/05/02
Tuesday
12:30PM - 1:50PM
Aqueela Culbreath-Britt
4
TBD
02 2023/01/20 - 2023/05/05
Friday
2:00PM - 3:20PM
Jessie Quintero Johnson
4
TBD

SW 345X - Junior Virtual Field Experience Seminar

This course is intended to help students apply knowledge of social work skills, values and ethics to immersive community and virtual field experiences and to assist students in integrating classroom learning with their emerging practice experience. The course will also support students socialization into the profession and their self-reflective preparation for their Senior Field Practicum. The Junior Virtual Field Experience will provide the student with learning opportunities that complement SW 351 Social Work Practice l: Introduction to Generalist Practice and SW 352 Social Work Practice ll: Work with Individuals and Families,<i> </i>and provide a basis for generalist practice. In this context, students will be expected to develop and discuss knowledge, understanding and skills concerning relationships with prospective clients, supervisors, coworkers and external organizations. Students will also develop their resume and work on communicating skills development as they prepare for Senior Field Internship<i>.</i> In the Junior Field Lab, students will share learning experiences across a variety of immersive community and virtual field experiences. Students will be active learners in group process and group leadership skills. Lastly, students will discuss and understand the professional use of self in the social work role.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
CD01 2023/01/18 - 2023/05/03
Wednesday
6:00PM - 7:20PM
Judy Han
4
TBD

SW 351 - Social Work Practice I: Introduction to Generalist Practice

The first in the Program's series of four practice courses for social work majors, this course is aimed at orienting students to social work practice by providing a firm framework of social work knowledge and values and specific foundational skills. Students examine the ways that research, social policy and programs, economic and political forces, social work history, and explanatory theoretical paradigms inform work with clients. An introduction to the social work generalist perspective, this course allows students to begin to develop a professional identity and the relationship-building, interviewing, and planned change skills necessary for work with client systems of all sizes. Students become grounded in the constructs which make the social work profession unique.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
CD01 2023/01/19 - 2023/05/04
Thursday
6:00PM - 7:20PM
Jeremy Brown
4
TBD

SW 352

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.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location

Social Work Practice II

01 2023/01/19 - 2023/05/04
Thursday
2:00PM - 4:50PM
Sarah Kilduff
4
TBD

Social Work Practice II: Work with Individuals and Families

02 2023/01/18 - 2023/05/03
Wednesday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
Rebecca Dessertine
4
TBD
CD01 2023/01/23 - 2023/05/01
Monday
7:00PM - 8:20PM
Jacqueline Wehrli
4
TBD

SW 354 - Social Work Practice IV: Macro Social Work

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
CD01 2023/01/17 - 2023/05/02
Tuesday
6:00PM - 7:20PM
Rosa Cho
4
TBD

SW 370 - Social Work Field Placement I

The Social Work Field Placement and Seminar I (Fall) 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 Fall 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 and twenty minute, 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 Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
CD01 2023/01/23 - 2023/05/01
Monday
6:00PM - 7:20PM
Tiffany Pinckney
8
TBD

SW 371

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 Dates Time Instructor Credits Location

Social Work Field Placement II

01 2023/01/19 - 2023/05/04
Thursday
12:30PM - 1:50PM
Aqueela Culbreath-Britt
8
TBD

Social Work Field Placement and Seminar II

CD01 2023/01/19 - 2023/05/04
Thursday
8:00PM - 9:20PM
Tiffany Pinckney
8
TBD

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.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2023/01/17 - 2023/05/02
Tuesday
2:00PM - 4:50PM
Katrina Huff-Larmond
4
TBD

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

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

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2023/01/23 - 2023/05/08
Monday
6:00PM - 8:50PM
Beverly Sealey
3
TBD
02 2023/01/17 - 2023/05/02
Tuesday
6:00PM - 8:50PM
Renada Goldberg
3
TBD
03 2023/01/18 - 2023/05/03
Wednesday
8:00AM - 10:50AM
Gary Bailey
3
TBD
04 2023/01/18 - 2023/05/03
Wednesday
2:00PM - 4:50PM
Beverly Sealey
3
TBD
05 2023/01/18 - 2023/05/03
Wednesday
6:00PM - 8:50PM
Gary Bailey
3
TBD
06 2023/01/19 - 2023/05/04
Thursday
6:00PM - 8:50PM
Renada Goldberg
3
TBD
07 2023/01/20 - 2023/05/05
Friday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
Beverly Sealey
3
TBD

SW 404 - Social Welfare Policy

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

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2023/01/20 - 2023/05/05
Friday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
John Lloyd
3
TBD
02 2023/01/17 - 2023/05/02
Tuesday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
Steven Doobin
3
TBD

SW 411 - Human Behavior in the Social Environment

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

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2023/01/19 - 2023/05/04
Thursday
6:00PM - 8:50PM
Abbie Frost
3
TBD

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.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2023/01/18 - 2023/05/03
Wednesday
8:00AM - 10:50AM
Rebekah Gibbons
3
TBD

SW 421B - Social Work Practice

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

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2023/01/23 - 2023/05/08
Monday
6:00PM - 8:50PM
Seth Kleinman
3
TBD
02 2023/01/17 - 2023/05/02
Tuesday
6:00PM - 8:50PM
Leah Coburn
3
TBD
03 2023/01/18 - 2023/05/03
Wednesday
8:00AM - 10:50AM
Suzanne Wintner
3
TBD
04 2023/01/18 - 2023/05/03
Wednesday
2:00PM - 4:50PM
Colleen Hayden
3
TBD
05 2023/01/18 - 2023/05/03
Wednesday
6:00PM - 8:50PM
Melanie Robinson Findlay
3
TBD
06 2023/01/19 - 2023/05/04
Thursday
6:00PM - 8:50PM
Thomas Mecsas-Faxon
3
TBD
07 2023/01/20 - 2023/05/05
Friday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
Noelle Dimitri
3
TBD
08 2023/01/20 - 2023/05/05
Friday
2:00PM - 4:50PM
Jackie Savage-Borne
3
TBD

SW 422 - Substance Use and Social Work

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

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2023/01/17 - 2023/05/02
Tuesday
6:00PM - 8:50PM
Cali Collin
3
TBD
02 2023/01/18 - 2023/05/03
Wednesday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
Cali Collin
3
TBD

SW 424B - Advanced Clinical Practice

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

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2023/01/23 - 2023/05/08
Monday
6:00PM - 8:50PM
Gina Gambardella
3
TBD
02 2023/01/17 - 2023/05/02
Tuesday
8:00AM - 10:50AM
Ben Kudler
3
TBD
03 2023/01/17 - 2023/05/02
Tuesday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
Ashley Anechiarico
3
TBD
04 2023/01/17 - 2023/05/02
Tuesday
2:00PM - 4:50PM
Phernel Manigat
3
TBD
05 2023/01/17 - 2023/05/02
Tuesday
6:00PM - 8:50PM
Phernel Manigat
3
TBD
06 2023/01/18 - 2023/05/03
Wednesday
2:00PM - 4:50PM
Rebekah Gibbons
3
TBD
07 2023/01/18 - 2023/05/03
Wednesday
6:00PM - 8:50PM
Maura McDonald-Brown
3
TBD
08 2023/01/19 - 2023/05/04
Thursday
6:00PM - 8:50PM
David O'Donnell
3
TBD
09 2023/01/20 - 2023/05/05
Friday
8:00AM - 10:50AM
Francis Kuehn
3
TBD
10 2023/01/20 - 2023/05/05
Friday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
Kate Mayers
3
TBD
11 2023/01/17 - 2023/05/02
Tuesday
6:00PM - 8:50PM
Meghan Vooris
3
TBD

SW 425 - Family Approaches

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.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2023/01/17 - 2023/05/02
Tuesday
6:00PM - 8:50PM
Steven Doobin
3
TBD

SW 441 - Social Work Research

In this introductory course, students examine the research process as it applies to the specialized interests and needs of social work. Illustrations are chosen from the studies of social work practice. The course is designed to enable students to be critical consumers of research, to understand the principles and process of research and the evaluation of practice, to become familiar with ethical considerations when designing and implementing a project, and to be capable of participating in practice related research. Sections with some online class sessions are designated as &#34;blended.&#34;

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2023/01/17 - 2023/05/02
Tuesday
6:00PM - 8:50PM
Taylor Patskanick
3
TBD
02 2023/01/18 - 2023/05/03
Wednesday
8:00AM - 10:50AM
Peter Maramaldi
3
TBD
03 2023/01/18 - 2023/05/03
Wednesday
6:00PM - 8:50PM
Samantha Schneider
3
TBD
04 2023/01/20 - 2023/05/05
Friday
8:00AM - 10:50AM
TBD
3
TBD

SW 446A - Field Education

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

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 TBD TBD
Eugenia Knight
5
TBD

SW 446B - Field Year I

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.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 TBD TBD
Eugenia Knight
4
TBD

SW 447B - Field Year II

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.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 TBD TBD
Eugenia Knight
4
TBD

SW 448 - Social Work Practice with Sexual and Gender Minorities

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&#43; 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&#43; 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&#43; 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.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2023/01/18 - 2023/05/03
Wednesday
6:00PM - 8:50PM
Greta Spoering
3
TBD

SW 461 - Best Practices in Group Work

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2023/01/20 - 2023/05/05
Friday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
Kristine Dennery
3
TBD

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

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

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2023/01/18 - 2023/05/03
Wednesday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
Christina Sellers
3
TBD

SW 478 - Social Work Practice in Healthcare

The course focuses on knowledge and skills essential for practice in health care settings including: understanding psycho-social influences on illness and the disease process; clinical analysis of problems, such as ethical dilemmas or end of life issues; the need to respond quickly in a fast moving system; knowledge in the scientific advances in health care as well as alternative therapies; intervening in multiple systems and the need to approach a situation from both macro and micro perspectives. Practice skills include rapid assessment tools, brief focused treatment, and &#34;care mapping&#34; 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.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2023/01/19 - 2023/05/04
Thursday
6:00PM - 8:50PM
Noelle Dimitri
3
TBD

SW 481 - Social Work, Health, and 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.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2023/01/23 - 2023/05/08
Monday
6:00PM - 8:50PM
Joanna Almeida
3
TBD

SW 483 - 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.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2023/01/20 - 2023/05/05
Friday
8:00AM - 10:50AM
Jessie Quintero Johnson
3
TBD

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.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2023/01/23 - 2023/05/08
Monday
6:00PM - 8:50PM
Kelli Kirshtein
3
TBD

SW 487 - 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.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2023/01/17 - 2023/05/02
Tuesday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
Steve O'Neill
3
TBD

SW 509 - Evaluation in Social Work Practice

Building on the concepts and principles from SW 441 this course prepares students in basic principles of practice and program evaluation and their application to social work practice in agency settings. Using their agency settings as laboratories, students learn the major approaches to evaluation (needs assessment, process, and outcome) with attention to the struggles, tensions, and ambiguities related to current evaluation models and agency demands for evaluation. Sections with some online class sessions are designated as &#34;blended&#34;.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2023/01/17 - 2023/05/02
Tuesday
8:00AM - 10:50AM
Abbie Frost
3
TBD
02 2023/01/17 - 2023/05/02
Tuesday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
Mary Catherine Savard
3
TBD
03 2023/01/17 - 2023/05/02
Tuesday
6:00PM - 8:50PM
Danelle Marable
3
TBD
04 2023/01/17 - 2023/05/02
Tuesday
6:00PM - 8:50PM
Esteban Barreto
3
TBD
05 2023/01/18 - 2023/05/03
Wednesday
6:00PM - 8:50PM
Abbie Frost
3
TBD

SW 511 - Social Work Assessment and Treatment of Eating Disorders

Using a strengths-based and person-in-environment lens, this 3-credit social work course will provide an overview of the etiology, assessment, and treatment of eating disorders and disordered eating. Students will gain a deeper understanding of the theoretical and empirical understandings of the development and maintenance of eating disorders, as well as practice assessment techniques, clinical diagnoses, and evidence-based interventions. In addition, related topics including socio-cultural determinants of health, body image, obesity, and nutrition will be discussed. Students will engage in reflexive practice throughout the course, with ample opportunity to explore how factors such as lived experience, privilege, and structural oppression shape their own attitudes and biases related to eating disorders. Students will leave the course with the knowledge and skills to effectively identify and treat eating disorders and disordered eating among diverse populations and in collaboration with interdisciplinary teams. SW421B is a prerequisite. 

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2023/01/17 - 2023/05/02
Tuesday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
TBD
3
TBD

SW 528B - Lifespan of Trauma Treatment: Adults and Families

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

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2023/01/17 - 2023/05/02
Tuesday
2:00PM - 4:50PM
Kelly Pratt
3
TBD
02 2023/01/20 - 2023/05/05
Friday
11:00AM - 1:50PM
Kelly Pratt
3
TBD
03 2023/01/20 - 2023/05/05
Friday
2:00PM - 4:50PM
Kelly Pratt
3
TBD

SW 576 - Social Work Practice with 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.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 2023/01/17 - 2023/05/02
Tuesday
2:00PM - 4:50PM
Regina McCaffery
3
TBD

SW 582 - Attachment, Neurobiology and 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.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
02 2023/01/17 - 2023/05/02
Tuesday
8:00AM - 10:50AM
Maura McDonald-Brown
3
TBD

SW 597 - Field Educ. ADV Standing II

<div><div>Description</div></div><div><div><div><div>Advanced Standing Field Education is an agency-based course in which students apply, in supervised practice, the theoretical concepts, principles, values, and ethics taught in the generalist curriculum. In addition to the supervised learning of clinical skills with individuals, families, and groups, students will learn the varied roles and skills used by social workers at the agency and community level. Case based learning is deepened and amplified through field instruction, process recordings, and required written assignments.</div></div></div></div>

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
01 TBD TBD
Diane Zipoli
5
TBD

SW 633 - Survey Research Methods

The course is designed to introduce students to the theory and practice of survey research. Students will work individually and collectively to prepare for and conduct a survey that will be pilot tested during the course. Course topics will include: matching research design to data needs; understanding the role of qualitative research in quantitative survey measurement; probability and non-probability sampling methods; developing questions and questionnaires; choosing modes and methods of data collection; analyzing survey data; and the effective presentation and reporting of survey findings to relevant audiences.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
OL 2023/01/19 - 2023/05/04
Thursday
2:00PM - 4:00PM
Joanna Almeida
3
TBD

SW 654 - Qualitative Research Methods

The course addresses underlying philosophical principles of qualitative inquiry, the development of answerable questions in qualitative inquiry, the link between theory and method in qualitative inquiry, issues of researcher power and researcher reflexivity, ethics, and subjectivity, and the fundamental concepts and vocabularies of qualitative research. The course will be conducted as a seminar, with ample time for in-class discussion of work-in-progress. During the semester, students will engage intensively in close reading and analytic dissection of specific examples of qualitative research to understand the strengths, weaknesses, uses, and characteristics of different qualitative approaches. Assignments will culminate in a qualitative research proposal to be submitted to the Simmons IRB for study approval. Students taking the companion qualitative data analysis class will use this approved IRB study proposal to collect data suitable for analysis in that course.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
OL 2023/01/19 - 2023/05/04
Thursday
2:00PM - 4:00PM
Johnnie Hamilton-Mason
3
TBD

SW 660 - Independent Study

This option is intended to allow students to supplement their doctoral study in areas of special interest to them. Contact the director of the doctoral program for more information.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
OL TBD TBD
Michelle Putnam
3
TBD

SW 670 - Integrating Public Policy Issues and Outcomes into Social Work Research

This course provides students with public policy knowledge and analysis skills aimed at integrating public policy issues and outcomes into social work research. Students will learn about: theories and models of policy analysis, designing research for policy change, and translation of scholarly research into policy change. Additionally, students will gain knowledge about policy-making systems and trends with regard to development, implementation and evaluation of evidence-based policy. Dynamics of political systems, policy change, population and stakeholder diversity, and cultural norms and trends will be incorporated throughout the course; students will build critical analysis skills to assess the influence of these dynamics on social work research.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
OL 2023/01/19 - 2023/05/04
Thursday
9:00AM - 11:00AM
Michelle Putnam
3
TBD

SW 685A - Integrative Research & Professional Development Seminar

This is a seminar course designed to help students integrate material learned across PhD courses, advance their individual scholarly agendas and research work, and develop professional academic and career skills. Students enroll in this course SWO 685 every semester they are in the program (Fall, Spring, and Summer terms). First and second year students enroll in 685 section A; Third year students enroll in section 685B, and students in their fourth year and beyond enroll in section C, only during Fall and Spring terms.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
OL 2023/01/19 - 2023/05/04
Thursday
12:00PM - 1:00PM
Joanna Almeida
1
TBD

SW 685B - Integrative Research & Professional Development Seminar

This is a seminar course designed to help students integrate material learned across PhD courses, advance their individual scholarly agendas and research work, and develop professional academic and career skills. Students enroll in this course SWO 685 every semester they are in the program (Fall, Spring, and Summer terms). First and second year students enroll in 685 section A; Third year students enroll in section 685B, and students in their fourth year and beyond enroll in section C, only during Fall and Spring terms.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
OL 2023/01/19 - 2023/05/04
Thursday
12:00PM - 1:00PM
Joanna Almeida
1
TBD

SW 685C - Integrative Research & Professional Development Seminar

This is a seminar course designed to help students integrate material learned across PhD courses, advance their individual scholarly agendas and research work, and develop professional academic and career skills. Students enroll in this course SWO 685 every semester they are in the program (Fall, Spring, and Summer terms). First and second year students enroll in 685 section A; Third year students enroll in section 685B, and students in their fourth year and beyond enroll in section C, only during Fall and Spring terms.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
OL 2023/01/19 - 2023/05/04
Thursday
12:00PM - 1:00PM
Joanna Almeida
1
TBD

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.

Section Section Dates Time Instructor Credits Location
OL TBD TBD
Michelle Putnam
TBD
TBD

SW 692 - Doctoral Research Practicum

This practicum is for Social Work PhD students and focuses on developing and applying research skills while working on an active research study at the School of Social Work. Before registering, PhD 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 Time Instructor Credits Location
OL TBD TBD
Michelle Putnam
TBD
TBD
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