Undergraduate

  • EDUC-110 Introduction to Education

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Working with children and adolescents is a facet of many professions. This course will introduce students to the study of education occurring in formal and informal settings. This course focuses on the relationships among, and between, teachers, discourse, and community. Students will glean insight into the relationship of school and society as well as power and control in American Education. Required of all education minors. Five hours of field work required.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    Social Science

  • EDUC-202 Educational Psychology

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Examines the nature and development of human abilities and the teaching-learning process. Considers the facts and generalizations of child and adolescent growth and development, working with diverse cultures, and special needs children in school settings. Ten hours of field work.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    Social Science

  • EDUC-203 Service Learning: Pre-K Outreach and Tutoring

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Students complete a minimum of 35 hours of tutoring in an educational setting, or community organization, in conjunction with a weekly seminar on campus. Open to all majors. No previous experience required.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    Expanded Classroom Requirement,Social Science

  • EDUC-205 Service Learning: Community Tutoring Project

    Prerequisites:

    This class fulfills the Expanded Classroom Requirement

    Credits:

    4.00- 8.00

    Description:

    Students complete 35 hours per semester of educational tutoring in a local school (K-5), in conjunction with a weekly seminar on campus. Open to all majors. No previous experience required.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    Expanded Classroom Requirement,Social Science

  • EDUC-209 Reading and Writing in the Classroom

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Students will become knowledgeable about the various approaches to teaching reading and writing in the content areas. This course is designed for teaching the necessary literacy skills in both Middle School and High School. Topics include: formal and informal assessment techniques, differentiation of instruction, diagnosing problems and integrating reading and writing into curriculum and instruction.

  • EDUC-214 Introduction to Teaching

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course introduces students to the basic competencies of school teaching. Topics include: lesson planning, classroom management, grouping for instruction, effective pedagogical practices, assessment methods, requirements for licensure in Massachusetts, and discipline specific curriculum development using the curriculum frameworks/common core state standards. Field observations (25 hours) required.

  • EDUC-310 Culturally Responsive Education

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    The relationship between cultural diversity and schooling is explored by examining impediments to academic achievement and advancement by minority students, non-native English speaking students, and other under-represented groups. Topics include: standardized testing, identification of inequities, legal and ethical responsibilities of teachers, and promoting equity. Ten pre-practicum observation hours required for teacher candidates.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

    Type:

    Cultural Diversity Opt A,Social Science

  • EDUC-311 Curriculum and Pedagogy: Middle School

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Introduces students to the basic competencies of Middle School teaching. Topics include: behavioral problems, classroom management, grouping for instruction, motivation and reward systems, individualized instruction, IEP's, requirements for licensure in Massachusetts, and discipline specific curriculum development using the curriculum frameworks developed by the Massachusetts Department of Education. Field observations and experiences are grounded in theoretical discussion as students begin to develop their personal philosophies of education. Field observations (40 hours) required. Required prior to student teaching. Normally offered yearly.

    Type:

    Social Science

  • EDUC-312 Curriculum and Pedagogy: Middle and Secondary School

    Prerequisites:

    This course fulfills the Expanded Classroom Requirement

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Introduces students to the basic competencies of Middle and Secondary school teaching. Topics include: behavioral problems, classroom management,grouping for instruction, motivation and reward systems, individualized instruction, IEP's, requirements for licensure in Massachusetts, and discipline specific curriculum development using the curriculum frameworks developed by the Massachusetts Department of Education. Field observations and experiences are grounded in theoretical discussion as students begin to develop their personal philosophies of education. Field observations (40 hours) required. Required prior to student teaching.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

    Type:

    Expanded Classroom Requirement,Social Science

  • EDUC-313 Classroom Communication

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Examines communication between and among teachers and students in the classroom setting. Topics include: communication apprehension, building oral fluency, use of media technology to enhance student learning, cooperative learning, and related professional and legal responsibilities of teachers. Ten pre-practicum observation hours required for Teacher Candidates.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

    Type:

    Social Science

  • EDUC-315 Strategies for Emerging English Learners

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course examines the specific needs and challenges of the various language and cultural groups in schools. Topics include: theories of 1st and 2nd language acquisition, strategies for teaching academic content, modifying instruction in the mainstream classroom, creating classroom cultures that invite all students into learning, the role of advocacy and professional collaboration in ESL, and analysis of policies related to assessment and placement of English Language Learners.

  • EDUC-408 Youth Programming

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course focuses on the exploration and understanding of issues, strategies and frameworks related to developing and implementing youth programs. Students will be exposed to developmental theories, and various components of effective youth programmatic planning. Topics include: conducting needs assessments, developing goals and objectives, logistics planning, recruitment and training, and program evaluation.

  • EDUC-415 Practicum: Middle School Teaching

    Prerequisites:

    Coordinator of Student Teaching or Program Director's Consent

    Credits:

    8.00

    Description:

    A 12-week practicum experience as a student teacher in a middle school. See regulations regarding student teaching.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

    Type:

    Social Science

  • EDUC-416 Practicum: Secondary School Teaching

    Prerequisites:

    Instructor's or Program Director's Consent

    Credits:

    8.00

    Description:

    A 12-week practicum experience as a student teacher in a secondary school. See regulations regarding student teaching.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

    Type:

    Social Science

  • EDUC-417 Assessment Theory and Practice

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course examines the development of formative, summative, authentic, and alternative assessment in education. Seminal works by Archbald, Baron, Bloom, Kleinsasser, Schwab, and others comprise the theoretical component. The second half of the course is dedicated to the selection, application, and integration of formal and informal assessment strategies and tools. A final project requires students to design an assessment tool appropriate for their academic area and age level. Instructional strategies include case studies, class discussions, student presentations, and research reviews.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

    Type:

    Social Science

  • EDUC-424 Global Issues and Trends in American Education

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Examines major current issues of educational policy against the background of demographic trends, technological innovations, standardized testing, and curricular shifts.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Social Science

  • EDUC-510 Independent Study

    Prerequisites:

    An independent study form must be submitted to the CAS Dean's Office.

    Credits:

    1.00- 4.00

    Description:

    Members of the Department will meet with students to direct their research in areas of special interest to them. Projects of this sort will be authorized only in unusual circumstances upon the recommendations of the Department Chairperson and with the approval of the Dean. Offered by arrangement only.

    Type:

    Social Science

  • EHS-110 Introduction to Education

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Working with children and adolescents is a facet of many professions. This course will introduce students to the study of education occurring in formal and informal settings. This course focuses on the relationships among, and between, teachers, discourse, and community. Students will glean insight into the relationship of school and society as well as power and control in American Education. Required of all education minors. Five hours of field work required.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    Social Science

  • EHS-202 Educational Psychology

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Examines the nature and development of human abilities and the teaching-learning process. Considers the facts and generalizations of child and adolescent growth and development, working with diverse cultures, and special needs children in school settings. Ten hours of field work.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    Social Science

  • EHS-203 Service Learning: Pre-K Outreach and Tutoring

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Students complete a minimum of 35 hours of tutoring in an educational setting, or community organization, in conjunction with a weekly seminar on campus. Open to all majors. No previous experience required.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    Expanded Classroom Requirement,Social Science

  • EHS-205 Service Learning: Community Tutoring Project

    Prerequisites:

    This class fulfills the Expanded Classroom Requirement

    Credits:

    4.00- 8.00

    Description:

    Students complete 35 hours per semester of educational tutoring in a local school (K-5), in conjunction with a weekly seminar on campus. Open to all majors. No previous experience required.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    Expanded Classroom Requirement,Social Science

  • EHS-206 Reading Theory, Pedagogy & Practice

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Students will become knowledgeable about the various approaches to teaching reading, decoding, vocabulary development, and comprehension. The use of study skills in the Middle School content areas will be stressed. Students will be introduced to formal and informal assessment techniques to determine reading instructional needs. Normally offered yearly.

    Type:

    Social Science

  • EHS-207 Reading and Writing in the Content Areas

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    In-depth investigation of leading theoretical approaches to teaching reading and writing in the content areas. Topics include: diagnosing problems, individualizing instruction, understanding IEP's, and integrating reading and writing into the curriculum and instruction. Normally offered yearly.

    Type:

    Social Science

  • EHS-209 Reading and Writing in the Classroom

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Students will become knowledgeable about the various approaches to teaching reading and writing in the content areas. This course is designed for teaching the necessary literacy skills in both Middle School and High School. Topics include: formal and informal assessment techniques, differentiation of instruction, diagnosing problems and integrating reading and writing into curriculum and instruction.

  • EHS-210 Service Learning: Alternative Spring Break

    Prerequisites:

    Open to all majors,Instructor's signature required

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Students complete all research, travel, and reporting requirements in conjunction with Suffolk University's Alternative Spring Break. Open to all majors. No previous experience required.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

    Type:

    Social Science

  • EHS-310 Culturally Responsive Education

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    The relationship between cultural diversity and schooling is explored by examining impediments to academic achievement and advancement by minority students, non-native English speaking students, and other under-represented groups. Topics include: standardized testing, identification of inequities, legal and ethical responsibilities of teachers, and promoting equity. Ten pre-practicum observation hours required for teacher candidates.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

    Type:

    Cultural Diversity Opt A,Social Science

  • EHS-311 Curriculum and Pedagogy: Middle School

    Prerequisites:

    This course fulfills the Expanded Classroom Requirement

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Introduces students to the basic competencies of Middle School teaching. Topics include: behavioral problems, classroom management, grouping for instruction, motivation and reward systems, individualized instruction, IEP's, requirements for licensure in Massachusetts, and discipline specific curriculum development using the curriculum frameworks developed by the Massachusetts Department of Education. Field observations and experiences are grounded in theoretical discussion as students begin to develop their personal philosophies of education. Field observations (40 hours) required. Required prior to student teaching. Normally offered yearly.

    Type:

    Social Science

  • EHS-312 Curriculum and Pedagogy: Middle and Secondary School

    Prerequisites:

    This course fulfills the Expanded Classroom Requirement

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Introduces students to the basic competencies of Middle and Secondary school teaching. Topics include: behavioral problems, classroom management,grouping for instruction, motivation and reward systems, individualized instruction, IEP's, requirements for licensure in Massachusetts, and discipline specific curriculum development using the curriculum frameworks developed by the Massachusetts Department of Education. Field observations and experiences are grounded in theoretical discussion as students begin to develop their personal philosophies of education. Field observations (40 hours) required. Required prior to student teaching.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

    Type:

    Expanded Classroom Requirement,Social Science

  • EHS-313 Classroom Communication

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Examines communication between and among teachers and students in the classroom setting. Topics include: communication apprehension, building oral fluency, use of media technology to enhance student learning, cooperative learning, and related professional and legal responsibilities of teachers. Ten pre-practicum observation hours required for Teacher Candidates.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

    Type:

    Social Science

  • EHS-390 Employment and Labor Law

    Prerequisites:

    EHS 263 or EHS 360, or permission of instructor

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    The nature of the employment relationship and an overview of constitutional and federal statutory provisions which affect the employment relationship will be studied. Particular emphasis on the Civil Rights Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Statutory provisions regarding benefits and employment-related entitlements will also be studied. Prerequisites: EHS 264 or EHS 360 or permission of instructor. 1 term - 4 credits. Normally offered yearly.

  • EHS-391 Domestic Violence, Abuse & Neglect

    Prerequisites:

    EHS 264 or EHS 360 or instructor's permission

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    An opportunity to learn the history of domestic violence including battering, child abuse and child neglect, and the legal response to it. Focus will be on Massachusetts Law and its response, especially the Abuse Prevention Act, its application and enforcement, and on laws protecting children from abuse and neglect. Filings, law office issues and special issues in dealing with battered women and abused and neglected children will be included with the psychological issues, cultural issues, and advocacy possibilities. Prerequisite: EHS 264 OR EHS 360 or permission of instructor. 1 term - 4 credits. Normally offered yearly. Sophomore status required. Cultural Diversity A

    Type:

    Cultural Diversity Opt A

  • EHS-402 History & Philosophy of American Education

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Explores the evolution of schooling in the United States from The English High School to present. Theorists include: Mann, Franklin, Dewey, Sizer, and others.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

    Type:

    Social Science

  • EHS-414 Urban Schooling

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course is an in-depth investigation of policies effecting urban schools; topics include: demographic influence on education, influences of national and state regulations on urban schools, sociological factors unique to urban schools, and in-depth analysis of equity and achievement.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Social Science

  • EHS-415 Practicum: Middle School Teaching

    Prerequisites:

    Coordinator of Student Teaching or Program Director's Consent

    Credits:

    8.00

    Description:

    A 12-week practicum experience as a student teacher in a middle school. See regulations regarding student teaching.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

    Type:

    Social Science

  • EHS-416 Practicum: Secondary School Teaching

    Prerequisites:

    Instructor's or Program Director's Consent

    Credits:

    8.00

    Description:

    A 12-week practicum experience as a student teacher in a secondary school. See regulations regarding student teaching.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

    Type:

    Social Science

  • EHS-417 Assessment Theory and Practice

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course examines the development of formative, summative, authentic, and alternative assessment in education. Seminal works by Archbald, Baron, Bloom, Kleinsasser, Schwab, and others comprise the theoretical component. The second half of the course is dedicated to the selection, application, and integration of formal and informal assessment strategies and tools. A final project requires students to design an assessment tool appropriate for their academic area and age level. Instructional strategies include case studies, class discussions, student presentations, and research reviews.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

    Type:

    Social Science

  • EHS-421 Curriculum Theory

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Examines major realism, idealism, pragmatism, existentialism, and other ideas as they relate to public and private K-16 education systems. Normally offered alternate years.

    Type:

    Social Science

  • EHS-424 Issues and Trends in American Education

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Examines major current issues of educational policy against the background of demographic trends, technological innovations, standardized testing, and curricular shifts.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Social Science

  • EHS-430 Issues in College Access & Success

    Prerequisites:

    Instructor permission required

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Issues pertaining to college access and success with respect to underrepresented students will be explored within a Pre-K thru 16 continuum framework that views students' college choice and success as a complex and interwoven by-product of numerous socio-political, socio-economic and socio-cultural factors. Emphasis will be placed on the body of college access literature that centers the collegiate experiences and outcomes as being intrinsically and unavoidably linked to structural factors, decisions, plans and actions taken by students and their families in the pre-college, or Pre-K-12, context.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Social Science

  • EHS-510 Independent Study

    Prerequisites:

    An independent study form must be submitted to the CAS Dean's Office.

    Credits:

    1.00- 4.00

    Description:

    Members of the Department will meet with students to direct their research in areas of special interest to them. Projects of this sort will be authorized only in unusual circumstances upon the recommendations of the Department Chairperson and with the approval of the Dean. Offered by arrangement only.

    Type:

    Social Science

  • SOC-113 Introduction to Sociology

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    An introduction to the sociological understanding of human interaction, group process and social structures. Students are introduced to basic concepts, theories and methods of sociological investigation. Majors and minors must pass with a grade of C or better.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    Social Science

  • SOC-116 Social Justice

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    An examination of traditional and contemporary problems associated with major social institutions such as the family, economics, government and education. Social forces related to ethnicity, social class, health and welfare, and urbanization are also included. Alternative remedial measures based on behavioral science theories are discussed. Majors and minors must pass with a grade of C or better.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    Social Science

  • SOC-209 Youth in American Society

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    The goal of the course is to provide a broad overview of children and youth and their place in American society. Particular attention is paid to (1) the impact of geographical location, social class, gender, race, sexuality, popular culture, mass media, and technology; (2)the intersection of youth cultures and mainstream society; and (3) the contention that some youth cultures are deviant.

  • SOC-211 Corrections and Punishment

    Prerequisites:

    Take SOC-234 or SOC-333;

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    A sociological exploration of coercive and incapacitative responses to crime. Attention is given to the origins and patterning of segregative controls, the correctional claims of prison systems, alternatives to incarceration and relationships between types of crime, and criminals and varieties of punitive response.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • SOC-212 Statistics for Sociology

    Prerequisites:

    SOC 113 or 116; and MATH 128 or higher

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    In this course, students will be introduced to descriptive and basic inferential statistical techniques. The course will provide information on the following topics: Description - measures of central tendency (mean, median, mode) and measures of dispersion (range, standard deviation); logic of statistical inference, including normal curve and sampling distribution; hypothesis testing with one sample and two samples; measures of association between two variables (bivariate analysis), including chi-square, regression, and correlation; and introduction to multivariate regression. Students will utilize SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences) software to input and analyze data. The goals of the course are for students to appreciate the need for statistical methods in the broad field of sociology and to gain basic statistical literacy.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    Quantitative Reasoning

  • SOC-214 Research Methods in Sociology

    Prerequisites:

    SOC 113 or 116 with C or better & one other SOC course. Cannot be taken concurrently with SOC 310,315,or 333.

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    How sociologists decide what to study, how they select a research design, sample and collect data, analyze results, interpret findings, and write up reports. Students are introduced to the techniques most frequently used by sociologists and undertake their own small research project. Required for all Sociology majors.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • SOC-217 Sociology of Urban Life

    Prerequisites:

    Fulfills ECR requirement

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    An examination of the effects of the city on human life in its broadest as well as its most specific aspects. Greater Boston and similar communities across the nation will be studied as ecological settings, as producers and shapers of change, and as special contexts for understanding sociological ideas. Comparisons will be made among urban places in the U.S. and in other countries.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Social Science,Cultural Diversity Opt A,Expanded Classroom Requirement

  • SOC-218 Crime and Law in Indian Country

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    What happens if you commit a crime on an Indian reservation? Who will prosecute you and how will they punish you? This course will explore the roots of tribal legal systems and criminal law, both the Native and American influences. You will gain an understanding of tribal government, legal systems, criminal law, and the role of tradition in contemporary tribal law. The course will also examine the conflict between Native and Non-Native perspectives on several cases: sovereignty, rights to cultural practices, women, freedom of religion, and land.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Cultural Diversity Opt A

  • SOC-H218 Honors Crime and Law in Indian Country

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    What happens if you commit a crime on an Indian reservation? Who will prosecute you and how will they punish you? This course will explore the roots of tribal legal systems and criminal law, both the Native and American influences. You will gain an understanding of tribal government, legal systems, criminal law, and the role of tradition in contemporary tribal law. The course will also examine the conflict between Native and Non-Native perspectives on several cases: sovereignty, rights to cultural practices, women, freedom of religion, and land.

    Type:

    Cultural Diversity Opt A

  • SOC-220 Childhood and Adolescence in Contemporary Society

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course examines the development of children and adolescents from biological, psychological, and sociological perspectives. Major themes and changes associated with each developmental stage are discussed. The course explores practical implications of theory and research (parenting, juvenile justice, etc.), and current topics in child and adolescent development. Class format includes lectures discussion, debates and direct observation of children.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • SOC-221 Environment and Society

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    The history of the American Environmental Movement and eco-feminism will be examined as well as issues of pollution and depletion. Sustainable technologies and other current progressive programs will be addressed.

  • SOC-222 Women in Struggle on Film

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Women's struggles in arenas from war to labor disputes will be examined through films and writings. Societal, historical and cultural contexts of women's roles in films are discussed drawing on film criticism and sociological analyses.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • SOC-223 Families in Contemporary Society

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    An exploration of the diversity of contemporary families. Comparisons are made between the cultural myths of the ideal family and the lived realities. Challenges confronting contemporary families and their implications for social policy are examined in such areas as work/family conflicts, gay and lesbian families, welfare, family violence.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Social Science

  • SOC-224 Families in Contemporary Society (Spain)

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Spain has experienced major socio-demographic changes since the mid 1970s. These transformations mainly arise from the new role of women in society and, in particular, women's higher levels of education, work experience, and labor market attachment. The changes in women's labor force participation have occurred in conjunction with a progressive postponement of main family events, such as leaving the parental home, forming a partnership and having children, as well as with a reduction in the family size. Spain is, indeed, characterized as having one of the lowest low fertility levels within Western industrialized countries, a pattern that is exacerbating the ongoing process of population aging. This picture partly reflects the conflicting relationship that currently exists between women's labor force participation and the accommodation of family responsibilities: the so-called work/ family balance. Ongoing differences among countries have been accounted for by different explanatory factors that involve socio-economic, cultural and social policy dimensions. From a comparative perspective, the course is intended to cover recent debates, controversies, and research on family formation and family dilemmas in contemporary Spain.

    Type:

    Social Science

  • SOC-225 Sociology of Romance

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    The meaning of romance and courtship today and its social consequences in marriage, homogamy, stratification and divorce. The historical origins of romanticism and the sources of romance in socialization, books and magazines, television and movies, popular music and peer group membership are also considered.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • SOC-226 Religion in Contemporary Society

    Prerequisites:

    This course fulfills the ECR requirement.

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    An examination of the fundamental purpose and functions of religion in society. Major religious systems in America are analyzed in terms of basic values and structure. The impact of changes in religious organizations upon clergy, laity and society are discussed. This class fulfills the ECR requirement.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Expanded Classroom Requirement

  • SOC-227 Race in American Society

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Despite the election of Barack Obama as President of the United States, race remains one of the most divisive forces in U.S. society. While many of us struggle against racism, racial classification continues to affect where we live, where we work, and how we see ourselves. Racial classification affects our access to health care and our encounters with police officers. Distorted images of racial groups fill television and movie screens. Appeals to racism and fear of foreigners are dominant themes in elections to state and national offices. This course examines the formation and re-formation of racial classifications: how particular groups become racially identified, how these classifications change over time, and how conflicts over race have shaped American society. The meanings of race, as seen from a variety of perspectives, will be a consistent theme throughout the course.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Cultural Diversity Opt A

  • SOC-228 Social, Cultural and Global Perspectives

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Enables students to examine, as well as develop an awareness and appreciation of, diversity within today's society. Providing an overview of the major racial, ethnic, and cultural groups in the U.S., the focus is on the ways in which cultural awareness enhances professional helping relationships and improves the operation of human services systems.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Cultural Diversity Opt A

  • SOC-229 Social Class and Inequality

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course examines the difference between the life experience of those who are rich, poor and middle class. Topics include: the elite in Boston, theories of inequality; blue collar neighborhoods, the hard living poor, and ethnic and sexual stratification.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • SOC-230 Bad Girls

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This class explores the images of the traditional bad girl in films. The course examines the idea of moving beyond merely the delinquent, many images in film suggest that girls and women who break with the socially condoned role of femininity are somehow bad. Girls and women who have power or challenge authority are often portrayed in films as deviant and therefore bad. Girls and women who are frigid are just as bad as their sexually promiscuous silver-screen opposites. This course further focuses on the impact of these images on real life social roles for girls and women as well as the symbiotic relationship between fact and fiction.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Cultural Diversity Opt A

  • SOC-231 Victims of Crime

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    In recent years, public attention to victims of crime has grown enormously. The reasons for this are complex. They include the effects of political organizing by crime victims; increased media attention to crime (often driven by crime stories as entertainment and advertising vehicles); the exploitation of crime victims by the politicians; and long-standing community frustrations with the criminal justice system. This course will examine the rise of public attention to crime, the response of the criminal justice system to victims, and the problems and possibilities regarding new responses to victims of crime. New developments in restorative justice will be presented as an emerging alternative to problems victims have reported with the criminal justice system.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • SOC-232 Street Gangs

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course provides an overview of youth gangs and their sociological underpinnings, which are rooted in poverty and racism. Topical areas are discussed in relation to these key factors. Study topics include the history of gangs, theories about gang formation and individual membership, gangs and criminal behavior, socio-cultural importance of gangs, and strategies to control gang behavior. The course will utilize current gang issues in the US generally and in Massachusetts in particular as a basis to better understand the nuances of youth gangs.

    Type:

    Cultural Diversity Opt A

  • SOC-234 Crime and Justice in American Society

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    An overview of issues and social variables involved in the pre-arrest and arrest stages followed by a more in-depth analysis of pre-trial, trial, sentencing, and correctional phases. Sociological and criminal justice models are examined and compared with the actual processes and purported functions of criminal justice agencies. Required for all majors in the Crime and Justice Concentration.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • SOC-236 Deviance and Social Control

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Who and what is deviant? How shall the society respond? The course examines a range of deviance theories and associated social policies. A number of case studies will be used to evaluate these theories, such as body piercing, witchcraft, gay and lesbian sexuality, corporate crime, disability, prostitution, violence against women, racism, anti-Semitism, and gangs.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    Social Science

  • SOC-238 Cops & Robbers: Crime on Film

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    An examination of images of crime and justice portrayed in the American cinema. Special attention is paid to the social and historical forces that have shaped popular representations of good and evil during the modern era.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • SOC-239 Men and Violence

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    An exploration of the nature of masculinity and its connection to interpersonal and collective violence in American society. The course focuses on the emotional, spiritual, social and cultural roots of the crisis of boyhood and masculinity as a context for and consequence of violence.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Cultural Diversity Opt A

  • SOC-242 Law, Health & Human Rights

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course will look at the special opportunities and obligations of those in the health and legal professions to protect human rights. There will be an overview of human rights doctrine and key documents. Students will learn to apply human rights principles to particular occupations in the health and legal professions.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • SOC-243 Introduction to Health & Human Services

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    A survey of the fundamental values, organization and methods of practice of the major health and human services delivery systems. Problems associated with resource allocation and client base needs in the context of economic and political priorities are discussed. Alternative role models for professional workers in public and private settings are also evaluated.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • SOC-244 Social Work With Families

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course will provide an in-depth analysis of family dynamics as well as some beginning skills in counseling families. Using a systems approach, students will learn about family roles, sibling constellations and different types of families. The importance of ethnicity and culture in shaping family values and organization will be emphasized. Students will be encouraged to study their own families of origin so they might better understand how families change.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • SOC-253 Sociology of Health and Illness

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course provides students with an introduction to how social norms, structures, and practices shape experiences of illness and health. Among the topics that will be covered are: health and the environment, the reasons some groups of people are less healthy than others, living with chronic illness and disabilities, and public debates surrounding issues such as performance enhancing drugs and sports, Attention Deficit Disorder and the HPV vaccine. Required for all students in the health, Medicine and the Body Concentration.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • SOC-254 U.S. Health Care Landscapes

    Prerequisites:

    This course fulfills the ECR requirement.

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    In this course, students will learn about how the U.S. health care system works. We will study the politics and economics of the health care system and discuss the key health care policy issues of this decade. Using the theoretical perspectives provided by sociology, we will look at issues of power, hierarchy, race, and gender vis-a-vis the health care system. Reading for this course centers on first person narratives by people working in the health care system. This course fulfills the ECR requirement.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Expanded Classroom Requirement

  • SOC-256 Sociology of Aging

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Consideration of the physiological, psychological and social factors associated with the aging process. Contemporary American values toward the elderly are compared and contrasted with historical and cross-cultural studies. Current opportunities and techniques enabling the elderly to enrich and expand their societal roles are explored.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • SOC-264 Social Media and Society

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    An examination of the ways in which social structures and processes influence and are affected by modern ideas, needs and social practice techniques in technologically advanced societies is considered in conjunction with changes in the way in which we understand the world, the nature of work and leisure, the processing of information and the character of social institutions. Normally offered alternate years. Fulfills the Social Science Option. Fulfills the Sociology Department's Social Policy requirement.

    Type:

    Social Science

  • SOC-273 Women in Contemporary Society

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    A critical analysis of theory and research related to the socialization, roles and social participation of women in contemporary society.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • SOC-275 Women and Crime

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course examines the complex relationships between women and crime today. This focus will include women as criminal offenders; women as victims of crime; and women as both offenders and victims. Course materials draw from recent feminist scholarship on these issues in the social sciences. Topics include the causes of women's crime women, drugs, and crime; child abuse and trauma; prostitution and sex trafficking; race, gender and victimization; and feminist social movements against violence. Crimes of violence against women are a central focus in the course.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Cultural Diversity Opt A

  • SOC-276 Sex and Society

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    An examination of human sexuality as experience and institution. Sexuality is considered in relationship to power, love, religion, family, race, gender, sexual orientation, violence and courtship.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • SOC-285 Terrorism and Counterterrorism

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course is designed to give students an overview of Terrorism and its impact on American society. It will examine various aspects of terrorism for a local, national and international perspective. It will examine the consequences of terrorism focusing on social responses and public policy issues.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • SOC-286 Women and Work

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    An exploration of the relationship between gender roles, work environments, and careers in American society. The problems and prospects faced by women in the world of work are considered with special attention to power and sexism in the workplace, domestic vs. organizational work, role conflicts for working women, and the relationship between changing images of women and changing patterns of female employment. Policy requirement.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Cultural Diversity Opt A

  • SOC-301 Sociology of Law

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Law and legal systems are examined in contemporary society. Emphasis is placed on the manner in which legal structures and processes interact with other social arrangements and are transformed over time.

  • SOC-303 How Pocahontas Lives: the Health of Native American Women and Girls

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Native American women and girls experience many threats to their well-being: polluted environments, violence, and the continuation of colonial practices mean that their lives are at risk. Dominant political, economic, and cultural norms do little to protect them. Yet Native American women and girls can and do assert their right to well-being as they choose to define it, achieving health and self-determination. This class will examine the indigenous women and girls of the United States, to consider the continued impact of colonialism on women's health and the role of self determination in creating opportunities for the improvement of Native American women's health.

  • SOC-304 Hot, Polluted, and Hungry

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    In this course we will explore our natural environment and human interaction with it. We will study how the environment is impacting human life, exposure to environmental harms, and our foods which we may forget come from the earth. We will study the hidden ways that humans shape and are shaped by the environment. We will have an exciting and challenging time together trying to make sense of the ways our natural environment and our lives are evolving.

  • SOC-305 Mad, Bad, Sad: Illness and Incarceration In Contemporary US

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Incarcerated and criminalized Americans suffer from extraordinarily high rates of physical and mental illnesses ranging from Hepatitis C, tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS to bipolar disorder, PTSD, substance abuse, and schizophrenia. This course explores connections between illness and involvement with the correctional system from the perspective of the individual offender as well as in terms of broader American cultural and political patterns.

  • SOC-306 Population and Society

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    An introduction to demography or the study of population and its size, structure, and the ways it changes over time. Demographers study love, death and adventures, or the different patterns of fertility, mortality, and migration across the globe. The social causes and consequences of high mortality and fertility in sub-Saharan Africa, rapid fertility decline in China, and low fertility and mortality in western Europe are examined. Demographic approaches to social problems like world famine, teen pregnancy, HIV/AIDS pandemic, and social security system budget deficits are also considered.

  • SOC-308 Sociology of Education

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Education is key in a democracy in which students need to develop themselves into knowledgeable people, with a strong sense of self, able to think critically with a developed ability to question others and to feel and act as empowered, active citizens. This is a tall order given the varieties of pressures on schools these days. But it is extremely important for these skills to be developed. With the shift in the economy, schools are going to be the critical factor in enabling students to compete in a globalized workplace and world.

  • SOC-312 Sex Offenders

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course presents an overview of the policy issues related to sex offenders. Focusing on the current scholastic research on sex offenders, students will discuss myths about sexual offenders as well as the consequences of myths on policy. The course will additionally cover the history of sex offender policies and moral panics, explanations, treatment and prevention of sex offending and victimization.

  • SOC-315 Sociological Theory

    Prerequisites:

    SOC 113 or 116 with a grade of C or better and one other SOC course; CANNOT be taken concurrently with SOC 214;

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    An examination and comparison of the origin, development and structure of the major theoretical approaches in contemporary sociology. Contributions of different branches of sociology to theory are explored with special attention to the relevance of sociological explanations for society and the social process. Students must have taken SOC 113 or SOC 116 and passed with a C or better and one other course from the sociology department. Normally offered every semester.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • SOC-321 Identity, Self and Society

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course explores the emergence of the self as an intersection of biography, history and social structure. Emphasis is on modern , Western societies. Conceptually, we will take a life course approach which emphasizes processes of psychosocial, moral, intellectual, and spiritual development for contemporary men and women. This course is designed in part as a workshop where students will develop the skills and insights essential for conducting life history research and biographical studies that are sociological in focus.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • SOC-322 Tough Guise

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Representations of masculinity in contemporary societies are examined in terms of their social sources and consequences. Images and scripts for doing masculinity are explored through case studies of film, television, sports, advertising, comic books, video games, music and other media that define what it means to be a man.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Cultural Diversity Opt A

  • SOC-325 Popular Culture in America

    Prerequisites:

    Prerequisite: SOC 113 or SOC 116.

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    An investigation of the images of life provided by mass communications, the educational system and official culture. Topics include: the growth of the youth culture since the 1950s; images of working people; women, minorities and advertising; changing ideas of success; consciousness-raising and contra-cultures.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • SOC-326 Protest and Social Change

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    An exploration of recent and contemporary protest movements. Cases studied may include Civil Rights women's movement, environmental, militia, and new right, gay and lesbian, labor, etc. Movement issues such as goals, tactics, use of violence, use of media cultural politics, social control and repression will be considered. Under what conditions do protest movements succeed or fail in bringing desired social change?

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Cultural Diversity Opt A,BSBA SOCIAL CHANGE

  • SOC-327 Special Topics: General Sociology

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    A course with special interest topics in sociology which changes depending on the professor.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • SOC-329 Sociology of Globalization

    Prerequisites:

    Prerequisite: SOC 113 or SOC 116.

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Globalization is shrinking the world. How and why did this happen? This course will explore global change and the global processes which effect key social institutions: culture, the economy and politics. Students will study the processes of globalization and its impact on our lives and people around the globe.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Cultural Diversity Opt B

  • SOC-332 Restorative Justice

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the principles of restorative justice and to examine the programs, practices and policies within schools, juvenile justice and the adult criminal justice system which implement a restorative practices. Restorative justice is a different philosophy of responding to harm which provides new roles for the victim, offender, community and professionals . We will compare a restorative approach to crime with the traditional system of discipline and crime control and critique the shortcomings of an adversarial or retributive response to criminal behavior. We will explore the theoretical and historical origins of traditional justice systems and restorative approaches. We will also examine how these ideas are being applied in practical partnerships between the justice system and the community here in the United States and around the world.

  • SOC-333 Sociology of Crime

    Prerequisites:

    Take SOC-113 or SOC-116 with a minimum grade of C; Take one additional SOC course. Cannot be taken concurrently with SOC-214;

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    The question Why is there crime? lies at the heart of this course. This class will address what we mean by crime, who gets to define what crime is, how crime can be explained and how it can be reduced. Making sense of crime is essential if we are to respond effectively to victims and offenders. This course offers an in-depth examination of the many different theories of crime. These include biological, psychological, and sociological theories of victimization and offending. The course will study these theories in the context of many different kinds of criminal offending. By the end of the course, students will have a deep understanding of where these theories came from; what their strengths and weaknesses are; whether they are supported by research findings; and what implications these theories have for stopping crime.

  • SOC-334 Sociology of Policing

    Prerequisites:

    SOC 333 or SOC 234

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    An investigation of the emergence, organization, and structure of police systems. The course focuses on the conditions surrounding the relationship between the police and policed in different historical, cultural, political, and economic contexts.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • SOC-336 Probation and Parole

    Prerequisites:

    SOC-234 or SOC-333;

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Correctional theories are reviewed along with the historical development of probation and parole. Current research and analytical perspectives reflecting on administrative problems, innovative policies and the internal philosophical inconsistencies of these systems are examined.

  • SOC-337 Juvenile Justice and the Law

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Considers the problems surrounding the legal definition and handling of juveniles who confront the law as offenders, clients and victims. Attention is devoted to the study of the special legal categories and procedures established for juveniles, the problems facing professionals providing juvenile services and the most significant directions of legal and social change affecting youth in our society. Normally offered every year. Fulfills the Sociology Department's Social Policy requirement.

  • SOC-338 White Collar Crime

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    An examination of the relationship between crime, business activity, and technology with special attention to the crimes of the powerful and the changing relationship between economic development and criminal activity.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • SOC-339 Sociology of Violence

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    A description of violence in the United States. This course emphasizes the historical development and utilization of violence from a sociological perspective. Social, political, and personal violence will be examined and an attempt will be made to develop some theoretical orientations that may be used to both explain and prevent violence.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • SOC-340 Licit/Lethal: America's Drug Problem

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Most Americans think of prohibited substances such as marijuana, cocaine or heroin when they hear the word drug. This course will provide an in-depth examination of legal drug use in American society. A broad conceptual framework will be presented that illustrates how history, politics, society and economics all have played a key role in defining certain substances as permissible in America. Fulfills the Sociology Department Social Policy and Globalization requirements.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • SOC-341 International Drug Control Policy

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Relying on a simplistic demand or supply explanation of why Americans use/abuse drugs obscures the reality of America's drug problem, is ineffective as a guide to public policy and has unforeseen, often negative consequences. Drug use is a complex and multi-faceted issue. There are no easy answers. To comprehend the complexity of America's drug problem one needs an understanding of the geography, history, religion, law, economics and international politics of the Middle and Far East, Eastern Europe, Africa, Mexico, and Central and South America. This class will provide this basic understanding without losing sight that the problem we seek to remedy is our own.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

    Type:

    Cultural Diversity Opt B

  • SOC-342 Law, Health & Human Rights

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course will look at the special opportunities and obligations of those in the health and legal professions to protect human rights. There will be an overview of human rights doctrine and key documents. Students will learn to apply human rights principles to particular occupations in the health and legal professions.

  • SOC-343 Child Welfare Services

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    A survey of the historical development and current composition of services for children, including income maintenance, daycare, foster and institutional care and the adoption process.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • SOC-344 Community Organization

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    A study of the different types and functions of communities. Through identifying community needs, resources, and structure, students learn effective ways to organize for change.

  • SOC-345 Get a Job: Welfare and Welfare Reform

    Prerequisites:

    SOC 113 or SOC 116

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    In 1996, Congress passed the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act (PRWORA), which requires states to reduce welfare caseloads by requiring recipients to work and limiting the number of years a family can receive benefits. This course will explore the history of welfare in the United States and the various efforts to reform it. Students will examine social, economic, and political forces that have driven recent reforms as well as exploring the interaction between race, gender, and poverty as they relate to welfare dependency and reform.

  • SOC-347 Immigration Law and Policy

    Prerequisites:

    Prerequisite: SOC 113 or SOC 116 OR Instructor's consent

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course examines U.S. Immigration legislation and policies, focusing on how and why various immigration laws and policies have been established and implemented throughout history. We will address the intersection between immigration policy and race, ethnicity, nationality and socioeconomic status, as well as explore the effects that immigration laws have had on various immigrant groups and society in general.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Cultural Diversity Opt A

  • SOC-354 Death and Dying

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    An examination of changing definitions of life and death, social factors affecting causes and rates of death, care of the dying and their families, institutionalization, the funeral industry, suicide, crisis intervention, and the impact of technology on the dying process.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • SOC-355 Women and Health

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    An exploration of topics that relate particularly to women as providers and consumers in the health care system. The course will consider historical and current information on issues of reproduction, technology, health and illness.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • SOC-357 Global Health and Healing

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    An examination of how different cultures understand health and illness. Healing approaches from Asia, Africa and the Americas will be explored.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Cultural Diversity Opt B

  • SOC-374 Diversity Among Women

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    An exploration of the diverse experiences of womanhood as shaped by race, ethnicity, class, sexuality, age and physical ability. The course examines the commonalities women share and considers what women's differences suggest about an agenda for change. Issues such as workplace equality, family, policy, violence against women, sexuality are studied. How do diverse women, along with men allies, build alliances and work together for social transformation? Cultural Diversity A

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Cultural Diversity Opt A

  • SOC-379 Anthropological Perspectives in Spain

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    The recent changes in both Spain and Portugal are only the latest in a series of important transformations which these two countries have undergone over the past fifty years or so. In that time, they have both gone from being predominantly rural societies where the majority of the population live and work on the land to becoming industrial societies not unlike those of northern Europe and North America. Yet the underlying cultural heterogeneity of the peoples of the Iberian Peninsula has meant that different regions have often had very distinct actions to the various pressures toward political, economic, and social change. This seminar will examine the ethnographic diversity of the Iberian Peninsula in its regional manifestations, using a specifically anthropological approach in order to better comprehend present-day Spain and Portugal. Offered on Madrid Campus only. 1 term - 4 credits

  • SOC-H379 Honors Anthropological Perspectives in Spain

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    The recent changes in both Spain and Portugal are only the latest in a series of important transformations which these two countries have undergone over the past fifty years or so. In that time, they have both gone from being predominantly rural societies where the majority of the population live and work on the land to becoming industrial societies not unlike those of northern Europe and North America. Yet the underlying cultural heterogeneity of the peoples of the Iberian Peninsula has meant that different regions have often had very distinct actions to the various pressures toward political, economic, and social change. This seminar will examine the ethnographic diversity of the Iberian Peninsula in its regional manifestations, using a specifically anthropological approach in order to better comprehend present-day Spain and Portugal. Offered on Madrid Campus only. 1 term - 4 credits

  • SOC-380 Special Topics in Sociology: Peer Tutoring

    Prerequisites:

    Instructor's consent; ECR

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Specialized topics based on peer tutoring research and development. Content, prerequisites and hours to be announced.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    Expanded Classroom Requirement

  • SOC-390 The Prison Experience, Literature and Film

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    An examination of prison writings, films, and the actual experience of prison life from literary and sociological perspectives. Students will have an opportunity to examine their own perspectives of the prison as a symbol and shadow in American Society and compare these impressions with the actual experience of inmates, correctional officers and others who have lived in the prison nation.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • SOC-406 The Immigrant Experience

    Prerequisites:

    Take SOC 113 or SOC 116 and one 200 level or above SOC course.

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    The United States of America: A land of immigrants; The Great Melting Pot. This country has indeed attracted immigrants from all over the world. However, not all have been welcomed or treated equally. This course will investigate the reasons various immigrant groups (past and present) have come to the United States. We will also examine their experiences and the impact race, ethnicity, gender, class and social structures have had on them. During Spring Break the class will visit Ellis Island and the Tenement Museum in New York and the Lowell National Historical Park in Lowell. The class will also visit various sites in Boston throughout the semester.

    Type:

    Cultural Diversity Opt A,Expanded Classroom Requirement

  • SOC-433 Senior Seminar

    Prerequisites:

    SOC 113 or 116 (with a grade of C or better) SOC 214, and SOC 315 or 333. Seniors only. Required of all majors.

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course explores contemporary topics in crime and justice, interrelating empirical and theoretical analyses. Topical areas vary by semester and by instructor. Students engage in a substantial research project to demonstrate mastery. Required for all students in the Crime and Justice Concentration.

  • SOC-443 Seminar in Health, Medicine, & the Body

    Prerequisites:

    Senior standing required for all Health and Human Services majors

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    An overview of the historical development and current concerns in the health and human services. Students select an area of interest and develop individualized study plans. The purpose of this course is to summarize and refine accumulated knowledge in this area. Students will demonstrate knowledge by engaging in a significant research project.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • SOC-453 Seminar in Sociology

    Prerequisites:

    SOC 113 or SOC 116 with a minimum grade of a C; SOC 214; SOC 310, SOC 315, or SOC 333; Seniors only.

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    This course will explore topics in sociology, requiring students to synthesize their learning in sociology to analyze research and develop their own study plans. The purpose of this course is to summarize and refine accumulated knowledge in sociology. Students will demonstrate knowledge by engaging in a significant research project.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • SOC-483 Professional Practicum I

    Prerequisites:

    To be eligible for the course, students must be a Sociology major; have one full day free each week; must have junior status at the time of application; must be in good academic standing; and must be in good standing with the Sociology Department. Applications for the Professional Practicum I must be approved by the Instructor. Normally offered every Fall and Spring. This course fulfills the ECR requirement.

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Students are provided with the opportunity to apply academic learning in a supervised internship consistent with their personal career goals or academic interest. The course covers such topics as career exploration and development, resume and cover letter writing, job fairs, and networking, and graduate school applications. In addition to the course assignments, students are required to complete a minimum full day internship each per week during the entire semester.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    Expanded Classroom Requirement

  • SOC-484 Professional Practicum II

    Prerequisites:

    To be eligible for the course, students must be a Sociology major; have successfully completed Professional Practicum I; have one full day free each week; must be in academic good standing; and must be in good standing with the Sociology Department. Applications for the Professional Practicum II must be approved the Instructor. Normally offered every Fall and Spring. This course fulfills the ECR requirement.

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Students are provided an opportunity to intensify or extend their internship experience. The course covers such topics as mock interviewing, informational interviewing, and job fairs.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    Expanded Classroom Requirement

  • SOC-510 Independent Study

    Credits:

    4.00

    Description:

    Members of the department hold special meetings with students and direct them in investigating topics of interest in sociology. Arrangements for independent study must be approved by the supervising instructor and the Department Chairperson.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

Graduate

  • CJ-657 Perspectives on Drug Policy

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This seminar will explore the challenge of creating effective community responses to the problems of substance abuse, with a special focus on substance abuse in urban poverty areas. Readings will be drawn from the literature of history, psychology, urban ethnography, public health and law. The course will first place drug policy decisions in an historical and empirical framework. After considering special topics related to this framework - racial issues in anti-drug law enforcement, the challenges of creating partnerships among public sector agencies and the community, emerging concepts of addiction, the social demographics of drug use in diverse community contexts - this course will focus on the process of local strategy development, implementation and success measurement. Finally, the course will consider the issues raised in the integration of local and national strategies.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • CJ-681 Crime and Communities

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Core required course for Master of Science in Crime and Justice Program. This course will examine the relationship among crime, criminal justice and the community as well as the impact of crime on local neighborhoods and community institutions. The role of the community in the criminal justice system and processes of social control are also examined. Topics covered include: local measurement of crime statistics; community policing; prevention and early intervention strategies; community corrections and intermediate sanctions. Strategies for empowering local communities to address the quality of life in the urban environment are also explored.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

  • CJ-683 Policing in America

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    A sociological examination of contemporary police systems. Attention will be devoted to controversial topics in American policing and will involve comparative analyses with policing in other societies. The major focus of the course is around the relationship of the police and the public. Some examples of topics areas are: policing multicultural populations; managing police discretion; ethnic and gender relations among police personnel; and the rights of defendants.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • CJ-685 Seminar in Corrections

    Prerequisites:

    3 credits

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course will examine the major issues in the adult correctional system. Traditional incarceration as well as pretrial and post-conviction alternatives will be explored. Covered topics may include: prison and jail overcrowding; issues in classification; mental health and incarceration; substance abuse treatment within the prison setting; prison security and disturbances; vocational and educational programming within prisons; ethics and corrections.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • CJ-686 Seminar in Juvenile Justice

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course examines the array of issues concerned with the administration and operation of the juvenile justice system. The historical, philosophical, and legal foundations of the juvenile justice system will be examined along with the legal and philosophical changes within the system in contemporary period. Special attention will be given to the Massachusetts model of juvenile corrections and treatment.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • CJ-687 Justice & the Community Courts

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course examines, from the perspective of a working judge, the administration of justice in the community courts. Topics include the role of the judge; relationships between prosecutors, defense lawyers, and the courts; the relationship between the courts and the police; the pros and cons of plea bargaining' the goals of sentencing; and the clash between victim's rights and defendant's rights. Difficult kinds of cases will be addressed, such as cases of domestic violence, child sexual abuse, and crime relating to substance abuse. Questions concerning judicial accountability and the role of judges in the community will also be raised.

  • CJ-688 Restorative Justice

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Restorative justice is a philosophical framework which poses an alternative to our current way of thinking about crime and justice. Through restorative justice, all the stakeholders to crime - victims, offenders, families, the wider community and the state - are active in response to crime. This course examines both the theoretical foundation of restorative justice rooted in a variety of legal and religious traditions; and the array of practices associated with restorative justice from around the world. Restorative justice philosophy and practice has impacted all areas of the criminal justice system including policing, probation, courts and the correctional programming for juvenile and adult offenders. Students will be afforded a hands-on experience through role-playing, guest speakers and field trips in the application of restorative values to contemporary justice system. Students will examine the meaning of justice in their own experiences, and be challenged to envision a community-based restorative response to crime and violence.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

  • CJ-691 Intimate Violence & Sexual Assault

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This seminar focuses on two interrelated types of violence, battering and sexual assault. Both of these crimes have been the subject of intense political organizing, cultural controversy, and criminal justice reform over the past 25 years. Together these issues currently account for a significant portion of the work of the police and courts. The research literature on these topics has increased dramatically in recent years. There are now many studies of women victimized by batterings and rape, and of men who commit these crimes. There is a growing body of research on institutional responses to such violence, particularly criminal justice responses. There is new literature on the racial and class dimensions of this violence, on trauma and recovery, and on battering in lesbian and gay relationships. This course examines these crimes from psychological, sociological, and criminal justice perspectives.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • CJ-692 Criminal Justice Policy

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course will focus on the policy implications of various sociological theories of crime and punishment. Focus will be on the analysis of various alternative policies within the criminal justice system both within the U.S. and in Europe. Attention will be given to the politics of crime control and to the role of the media, citizen groups and other interest groups in shaping criminal justice policy.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • CJ-694 Critical Victimology

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    In recent years, public attention to victims of crime has grown enormously. The reasons for this are complex. They include the effects of political organizing by crime victims; increased media attention to crime (often driven by crime stories as entertainment and advertising vehicles); the exploitation of crime victims by politicians; and long-standing community frustrations with the criminal legal system. This course will examine the rise of public attention to crime, the variety of social movements addressing victims of crime, the response of the criminal justice system to victims, and the problems and possibilities regarding new developments concerning crime victims. The course takes the perspective of a critical victimology in that the course materials question official definitions of crime, popular definitions of victims and offenders, and traditional beliefs about justice. Rather than seeing victims and offenders as entirely separate categories, a number of the books address individuals who are both victims and offenders. New developments in restorative justice will be presented as an emerging alternative to current problems that victims have reported with the criminal legal system.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

  • CJ-695 Special Topics

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Thematic investigations of problems and topics in criminal justice. Special topics include but are not limited to the areas of domestic violence and sexual assault; children and crime; crime; justice and popular culture; restorative justice; community policing; drugs and the law, drug policy, crime mapping, counterterrorism policy, female offenders and criminalistics.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • CJ-698 Community-Based Responses to Violence Against Women

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    There are many different ways that communities have responded to violence against women. Both in the United States and around the world, the most common methods have involved either punishment for offenders, efforts to create safety for victims, or attempts to reform offenders. A new set of antiviolence approaches are being developed that go beyond the goals of punishment, safety, and reform. These new approaches, which I have loosely grouped together as community-based responses," seek to mobilizing specific communities against violence; organize women across communities of color; and challenge the theories, practices, and politics of existing antiviolence efforts. These new approaches are the focus of this course.

  • CJ-701 Seminar in Crime & Justice

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Core required course for Master of Science in Crime and Justice Studies. A sociological investigation of the relationship between crime and justice in contemporary American society. The possibilities and limits of traditional approaches to crime control are examined in the context of our search for harmony, justice and social change. Problems in evaluating the techniques, goals, and effectiveness of criminal justice agencies and organizations are considered as well as models for rethinking the scope and nature of our responses to crime.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • CJ-702 Research Methods

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Core required course for Master of Science in Crime and Justice Studies. This course provides students with the fundamental tools for evaluating, designing and implementing basic and applied empirical research in criminal justice. The association between theories and research methods used in the study of criminal justice is explored through a variety of related data sources. Topics covered include: the principles of research design; issues in measurement; modes of observation; basic methods of data analysis; and ethical concerns. Students will obtain hands-on experience in project design through the development of their own research proposal.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • CJ-704 Legal Issues in Criminal Justice System

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course examines two subjects throughout the semester: substantive criminal law (e.g. what is money laundering, the insanity defense, conspiracy?); and criminal procedure: 4th Amendment (search and seizure), 5th Amendment (due process, self-incrimination, double jeopardy, etc.), 6th Amendment (right to a lawyer, public trial, etc..), 8th Amendment (cruel and unusual punishment), 14th Amendment (due process, equal protection of law), 1st Amendment (interaction of criminal law with free expression and with religious rights), and 2nd Amendment (firearms). Unlike other similar undergraduate and graduate courses, this one emphasizes principles and case summaries, de-emphasizes actual cases and case names, and does not entail teaching how to brief (summarize) cases.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • CJ-705 Class, Race, Gender & Justice

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course examines crime and justice in the context of the social inequalities of race, class, and gender. Surprisingly, this is a recent focus within criminology. And yet, without attention to the intersections of race, class, and gender, it is difficult to make sense of victimization, crime, or punishment in the United States today. The course readings include some of the most recent theoretical and empirical studies of these issues. The goals of the course are to develop an understanding of what a race, class, and gender analysis is, and why this is important for individuals working in criminal justice, mental health, and related fields.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • CJ-708 Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice Profession

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course examines the ethics of criminal justice professionals' use of deceptive interrogation, undercover operations, confidential informants, excessive force, and fabricated evidence; the ethics of prosecutors, prisons, and whistle-blowing; and administrative approaches, such as ethics training, to ethical problems, such as corruption. Students will learn the major schools of ethical thought, including utilitarianism, ethical formalism, and the ethics of care, so that they can assess situations systematically. The course relies on real-life ethical problems from news outlets and government reports.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • CJ-709 Quantitative Analysis

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Core required course for Master of Science in Crime and Justice Studies. This course introduces students to the foundations of statistical analysis. Topics include: measures of central tendency; dispersion; probability; sampling distributions; hypothesis testing; correlations; and regression. Using SPSS software, students will be required to apply statistical concepts to existing data resulting in a completed research project.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

  • CJ-730 Bad Girls

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This class explores the images of the traditional bad girl in films. The course examines the idea of moving beyond merely the delinquent, many images in film suggest that girls and women who break with the socially condoned role of femininity are somehow bad. Girls and women who have power or challenge authority are often portrayed in films as deviant and therefore bad. Girls and women who are frigid are just as bad as their sexually promiscuous silver-screen opposites. This course further focuses on the impact of these images on real life social roles for girls and women as well as the symbiotic relationship between fact and fiction.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • CJ-731 What Works for Youth

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This semester provides an overview of the best practices in positive youth development and juvenile programming for delinquency prevention; intervention and treatment. This seminar will explore the cutting edge of programming for youth in a wide range of community-based and institutional settings including schools, social services, and juvenile corrections.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • CJ-734 Youth Gangs

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course provides an overview of youth gangs and their sociological underpinnings, which are rooted in poverty and racism. Theories of gang formation and individual gang membership will be examined closely. Study topics include the history of gangs, gangs and criminal behavior, socio-cultural importance of gangs, and strategies to control gang behavior as well as community responses more generally. The course will utilize current gang issues in the US generally and in Massachusetts in particular as a basis to better understand the nuances of youth gangs.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • CJ-783 Practicum in Crime & Justice Studies I

    Prerequisites:

    Prerequisite: Permission of the director must be obtained prior to arranging a practicum. 3 credits

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This practicum is designed for the working professional graduate student who does not anticipate a career change but intends to seek advancement in their profession. The purpose of this practicum is to allow the student (1) to integrate what they learned in the classroom with their professional career, (2) to anticipate future opportunities in their profession, and (3) to develop a formal network of well-established colleagues. Students register for one semester and must meet with the practicum advisor in the semester prior to the practicum. Library research, interviewing, and a presentation will be required. Prerequisite: Permission of the director must be obtained prior to arranging a practicum.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • CJ-784 Practicum in Crime & Justice Studies II

    Prerequisites:

    Prerequisite: Permission of the director must be obtained prior to arranging a practicum. 3 credits

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This practicum is designed for the working professional graduate student who does not anticipate a career change but intends to seek advancement in their profession. The purpose of this practicum is to allow the student (1) to integrate what they learned in the classroom with their professional career, (2) to anticipate future opportunities in their profession, and (3) to develop a formal network of well-established colleagues. Students register for one semester and must meet with the practicum advisor in the semester prior to the practicum. Library research, interviewing, and a presentation will be required.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • CJ-786 Internship in Crime & Justice Studies I

    Prerequisites:

    Permission of the director must be obtained prior to arranging an internship. 3 credits.

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Placements are designed for the student who has no previous experience in a criminal justice agency or for the professional who wants to make a career change. The primary objective is to provide the student with the opportunity to experience the day-to-day functioning of a criminal justice agency. The student may register for one or two semesters and must meet with the internship advisor in the semester prior to the placement. A minimum commitment of working one day per week per semester (total minimum of 110 hours per semester) is required.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • CJ-787 Internship in Crime & Justice Studies II

    Prerequisites:

    Permission of the director must be obtained prior to arranging an internship.

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Placements are designed for the student who has no previous experience in criminal justice or for the professional who wants to make a career change. The primary objective is to provide the student with the opportunity to experience the day-to-day functioning of a criminal justice agency. The student may register for one or two semesters and must meet with the internship advisor in the semester prior to the placement. A minimum commitment of working one day per week per semester (total minimum of 110 hours per semester) is required.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • CJ-910 Independent Study

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Students pursue an in-depth research project under the direction of a qualified member of the graduate faculty.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • EHS-625 Organization & Administration of Higher Education

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course provides a broad overview of the American higher education landscape and serves as the primary vehicle for introducing students to the complex nature of college and university administration. The interplay between organizational characteristics, structures, and modes of governance will be explored as a means of elucidating the practical application of administrative theories in higher education.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • EHS-626 Legal Aspects Higher Education

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course provides students with a practical, working understanding of the legal foundations that govern institutions of higher educations. Using the case study method, it examines legal problems facing college and university administrators including tort liability, rights of teachers and students, free speech issues, contracts, tenure, confidentiality of records, and legal aspects of hiring and discrimination. Students will learn the current state of the law and acquire appropriate skills and resources necessary to make sound decisions in their professional practice, utilizing their knowledge of student development theories and the practical application of law and policy in higher education. Some emphasis will be placed on those areas of significance to the student affairs professional.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • EHS-627 Junior/Community College: Processes & Problems

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Examines the rationale, role, structure and function of public and private two-year institutions, with attention to the sociology of student populations, curricular and instructional trends, administrative problems, and future planning.

  • EHS-628 Financial Aspects Higher Education

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course examines financial management and fiduciary practices internal to institutions of higher education. It provides an introduction to the sources of higher education funding, budgeting and disbursement, control mechanisms, and the role of finance in strategic planning. It also provides students with information they need to better understand and participate more effectively in the funding, budgeting, and revenue/expenditure processes in higher education. Students examine the role of strategic planning and resource allocation in public and private colleges/universities. Various topics, issues, and trends in the financial arena of higher education are also explored.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

  • EHS-632 Diversity Issues in Higher Education

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course provides students with the opportunity to examine theoretical scholarship and empirical research on race, class, and gender in American higher education. The overall goal of this course is to assist future practitioners in the field in developing an ability to critically evaluate institutional and departmental approaches to diversity in higher education. Students will explore such issues as affirmative action, sexual harassment, access and financial aid practices, and the relationship of diversity to learning outcomes.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • EHS-634 Student Development: Theory and Practice

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course will explore theories, rationales, and methods of student development in higher education, as well as the organization and administration of student personnel services. Students will explore the history of student affairs and develop an understanding of the various functional areas and competencies associated with student affairs work. In addition, students will become familiar with a variety of theorists who have shaped the profession and incorporate relevant theories into program planning and assessment.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • EHS-635 The American College/University Student

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    The course is an in-depth examination of post-secondary students at all levels utilizing available statistics and other resources to describe various campus cultures and explore student attitudes toward society in general and the post-secondary experience in particular. Focus is given to exploring trends and changes in the enrollment characteristics of college students and addressing the attitudes and values of campus sub groups and cultures. Consideration is given to methods of locating resources on students and to measuring the effect of post-secondary education.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

  • EHS-640 Reading & Research

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course provides an opportunity for students to research a topic of special interest in higher education and write a related comprehensive research paper that integrates scholarly resources on the topic. The course enables students to gain research competence in a selected area of interest relative to the field of higher education.

    Term:

    Occasional

  • EHS-642 College and University Culture

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    The purpose of this course is to provide students with an overview of college and university cultures in American higher education. Students will gain an understanding of the properties of campus culture, including norms of behavior, values, stories, physical artifacts, sagas, myths, symbols, and architecture, all of which guide and shape institutional behavior. In addition, students will examine the cultural norms of behavior of various institutional stakeholders - faculty, staff, students, and administrators - and develop an understanding of how campus culture affects each of these groups. In order to become more familiar with the ethos of institutional functioning and behavior, students will conduct a small-scale independent research project, employing qualitative research techniques, to investigate and analyze a particular campus subculture.

  • EHS-643 Leadership

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    The purpose of this course is to introduce students to leadership characteristics and theories in higher education. The course examines various leadership styles endemic to the college and university environment, focusing on those relevant to the president, vice presidents, department chairs, deans, faculty, and students. Trait-factor, group, transformational, situational, and other theories of leadership are explored in the context of team-building, participatory decision-making, staff development, resource allocation, and future planning.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

  • EHS-645 Practicum in Administration

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    The practicum experience provides for the practical application of administrative skills in an appropriate field placement under the guidance of a site supervisor at an institution of higher education. The experience helps students gain exposure to various fields of work, and it provides an opportunity for students to observe, experience, and understand employer/employee relationships within the higher education environment. Students will apply theories learned in the classroom to a wide array of professional projects. Students enrolled in the course will meet as a class to discuss practicum-related issues.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • EHS-647 Critical Issues in Higher Education

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    In-depth research into and discussion of a range of pressing issues and problems such as affirmative action, executive compensation, international higher education and globalization, online/distance learning, for-profit higher education, and Internet issues. The goal of this course is to help students gain a general knowledge of some of the most salient higher education issues in the United States and develop skills to analyze and manage emerging issues they may encounter as professionals in the field.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

  • EHS-648 Research in Higher Education

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course provides the knowledge and skills necessary for locating sources of information and doing effective descriptive research in higher education. Students will design and execute field research on structures and problems of specific post-secondary institutions.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

  • EHS-649 History of Higher Education

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course examines the development of institutions and practices of higher education from their medieval origins to the present, concentrating on the American experience and identifying key trends in theory, organizations curriculum, and sociology. Not offered on a regular basis.

  • EHS-650 Instructional Design

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course introduces students to the systematic design of instruction. Students are expected to learn how to plan, develop, evaluate and manage the instructional process effectively. This course covers various elements of instructional design process, including needs assessments, learner characteristics, task analysis, instructional objectives, content sequencing, instructional strategies, instructional delivery, evaluation instruments, instructional resources (media selection), formative evaluation, project management and summative evaluation. A mix of activities is planned that require a high level of active, experiential participation. A prototype design project, including the preparation of design documents, learning objectives, content outlines, lesson plans, participant materials, and evaluations is the major product outcome of the course.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

  • EHS-651 Organizational Learning

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Introduction to the core essentials of organizational learning, encompassing concepts based on theories and proven practice. The course will also address the five disciplines of the learning organization with special emphasis on three: team learning, shared vision, and personal mastery. Using structured experiences the students will learn how to utilize various organizational learning methods. Organizational learning theories will be applied to the learner's own area of interest through an action-learning project.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • EHS-652 Training and Development Methods

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course examines the teaching-learning process appropriate to a variety of educational/learning settings. Exploration of appropriate methods, techniques and strategies appropriate to generational differences. The course investigates the special characteristics of the adult learner, motivational strategies, training older adults,and training in virtual environments. Development of presentation skills.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • EHS-654 Adult Learning Theory

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Adult learning theory and adult development theory are explored as a means to understand the adult as a learner. Through the integration of theory, practice and research, students will link these theories to their own theory of facilitation. Students will critically examine their views by critiquing their own practice in light of this literature. We will draw upon readings on the theories of: learning from experience, constructive-developmental theory, self directed learning, and transformative learning. This journey will shed light on the factors that facilitate or impede the learning process and the motivational factors that prompt adults to seek out educational opportunities.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

  • EHS-657 Advanced Instructional Design

    Prerequisites:

    EHS-650 or instructor's permission

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    The traditional role that instructional designers play in the field of training and development has been greatly expanded. Instructional designers may find themselves working alongside video producers, audio engineers, project managers, software engineers, corporate trainers, or university professors. This course will focus on exploration and evaluation of the various e-learning software tools available today (both commercial and open source); storyboarding techniques for designing/developing e-learning modules, including animations and interactive simulations. The course will also include dynamics of the virtual classroom, including the design and facilitation of synchronous sessions (webinars) and emerging technologies and trends.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • EHS-658 Systems Thinking

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Have you noticed persistent challenges and problem areas in your organization? Do you need more effective solutions that have long-term effectiveness? Then change your view! Systems Thinking examines the behaviors of systems through the common principles they all follow and a wide-angle view. Through participative interaction, you will learn how to map organizational problems or areas of concern within your own area of expertise, identify the key leverage points for improved thinking, and develop effective action strategies.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • EHS-660 Professional Career Development Internship

    Credits:

    3.00- 6.00

    Description:

    This course encompasses career development topics including but not limited to the job search, including the use of a LinkedIn profile; career planning; networking, salary negotiation; professional development; and current, cutting-edge topics in organizational development, learning and human resources. Students currently employed in the field may enroll for three (3) academic credits; students requiring a hands-on internship experience will enroll for 6 credits over two consecutive semesters. The internship field site requires advisor approval. An application for the internship must be filed by October 1 for spring semester internships and March 1 for fall semester internships. This course should be selected toward the end of the conclusion of the degree program.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

  • EHS-661 Teaching and Learning Styles

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    An examination of learning and trainer style inventories including: personality testing instruments; information processing inventories; social interaction inventories; and instructional preference inventories. Development of instructional modules and design documents appropriate to individual differences and learner needs. Use of pod casts and video casts as tools for delivering instruction.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

  • EHS-662 Learning and Development Seminar

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Demonstration of program competencies through the creation and presentation of a comprehensive, mediated training module derived from a case study. Examination of advanced training and facilitation techniques and appropriate blended learning strategies. Topics include: exploration of databases for researching companies and industries; dealing with difficult participants; the use of social media as a tool for collaborative learning; and self-assessment inventories. The course also addresses group and process techniques utilized by effective facilitators.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • EHS-664 Communicating for Results

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Application of communication theory, human relations concepts, research methods, and information technology to the internal communication of professionals who work in environments with automated information and communication systems. Topics include: brainstorming, team building, problem solving, presentation skills, communication styles, and interpersonal relations. Emphasis on the human factors of communications and interaction.

    Term:

    Summer

  • EHS-665 HR Information Systems

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Introduces automated information systems to human resources functions for the purpose of improving the planning and decision-making aspects. This course provides an overview of popular industry-leading human resources software. Customized to meet individual student needs, students will select software packages for in-depth, individualized learning. The course addresses: the information and data base requirements; system development considerations and constraints; the evaluation of existing software packages; and integration into the organization's business information systems.

  • EHS-666 Coaching and Mentoring

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course presents the theories, models, and tools of effective coaching. Step-by-step review of coaching competencies as defined by the International Coaching Federation (ICF). Exploration of the expected knowledge, skills and behaviors of coaches and the seminal thinking that has contributed to coaching models in current use. Topics include executive/leadership coaching, performance coaching and team coaching. Development of a personal coaching model, designed from one's unique perspective and experience, will be addressed. Diagnostic and gap analysis tools used by coaches for their own development and the development needs of their clients will be shared and explored. Classroom time will be allocated to skills practice, role-playing scenarios, and additional experiential learning opportunities in order to expose participants to the application of coaching in the workplace. Mentoring in the workplace and the similarities and differences between coaching and mentoring will be discussed.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

  • EHS-672 Organizational Culture & Change

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Set in the context of issues facing business and organizations today, this foundational module will explore the theories and values shaping the practice of organizational development. OD concepts, interventions, models, current issues, and trends will be examined. A thorough understanding of the importance of organizational culture will be presented as a backdrop to the introduction of change management. This course will explore in depth how to plan, communicate, lead and evaluate organizational change efforts. a practical guide for organization design, one of the OD consultant's key tools for improving organizational effectiveness will be reviewed.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • EHS-674 Performance and Practice Consulting

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course will emphasize the skills, procedures, and processes involved in transitioning from a learning and development role to one of effective performance consultation. A review of consultant competencies as well as techniques will be examined and applied. The stages of consulting will be analyzed including: contracting, data gathering, analysis, diagnosis, feedback, implementation and measurement on individual, team, and organizational levels. Issues faced by the internal and external consultant and how to resolve them are also addressed.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

  • EHS-675 Performance Management

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    A challenge to organizations today is maximizing individual and organizational performance. This course will examine how organizations identify goals and measure performance against them. Different performance management models will be introduced. A competency-based approach to performance management will be examined as a tool for the performance consultant; current industry trends will be discussed and evaluated.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • EHS-676 Organizational Leadership

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    What does it take to be a very effective leader in today's fast paced business environment? What are the critical milestones on an individual's leadership journey. This course will delineate the core characteristics of leaders, how power is defined in organizations, and how to influence others to remain competitive. Several leadership models will be discussed.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

  • EHS-680 The Human Resources Functions

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Examines human resources functions in organizations. Includes review of staffing, training and development, benefits, compensation, safety and health. The course addresses these topics from a business perspective and focuses on the human resource function as a business partner and change agent. The course explores changes in the HR role,work force demographics, technology, and the global business environment.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • EHS-681 Training and Development

    Prerequisites:

    Restricted to HRLPP students only

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    An overview of the training and development function within organizations. A systems approach to training and development will be emphasized. Such topics as needs assessment, staffing, training techniques, and evaluation will be explored. Restricted to HRLPP students only.

  • EHS-682 Human Resources & the Law

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    A review of the legal environment as it affects management/employee relations. The course will explore the legislation and legal cases in the areas such as: job descriptions; the employment process; the employee handbook; performance appraisal; employee conduct, complaints, discipline and termination; and the personnel file.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

  • EHS-683 Recruitment & Selection

    Prerequisites:

    EHS 680 May be taken concurrently with EHS 680

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    An in-depth examination of the recruitment process from workforce planning through recruiting to final selection. Specific areas covered include: developing position specifications, assessing the labor markets, advertising, employment agencies, internal control systems, candidate relations and assessment, and closing the deal.

  • EHS-684 Employee Relations

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course reviews the employer and employee relationship by studying such topics as employee/ employer rights and responsibilities, recruitment and retention, empowerment, conflict resolution, performance management, change management, and work/life balance. The course looks at these topics through a behavioral approach as well as from a business perspective and provides the student with opportunities to apply techniques and methods studied.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

  • EHS-685 Compensation System/ Employee Benefits

    Prerequisites:

    EHS 680 May be taken concurrently with EHS 680

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Compensation of employees and related benefits are the largest expense for most organizations. This course examines these important areas of human resources and includes: The study of the role of compensation in the business environment. Does it motivate? Does it achieve the organization's objectives? The design of wage and salary programs and performance-based pay packages. The study and analysis of the concepts and principles guiding the design of employee benefit plans. The course will cover retirement plans, insurance, statutory benefits, personnel policies, and emerging benefits. Open to HRLPP majors or with instructor permission. Normally offered yearly.

  • EHS-687 Strategic Human Resources Planning

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    High-performance organizations are recognizing the role of human resources in building better, faster, and more competitive organizations. Accordingly, the human resources function is an integral component of the corporate strategy. Human resources is expected to strengthen the organization's competitiveness in the fast-moving global, quality focused organizations. This course will examine the ways human resource professionals, in the business partner role, work with managers to effectively implement people- intensive strategies for sustainability.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

  • EHS-688 Virtual Human Resources

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Improving productivity and reducing cost demands new ways of working and communicating, and rapid, continual learning is part of today's global business environment. This course addresses such issues as training and managing employees who work at remote locations and the effective use and application of Internet and intranet technologies for human resources functions. The best practices of HR organizations living in a virtual office complex will be explored.

    Term:

    Summer

  • EHS-689 Cultural Understanding in International Human Resources

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    In order for the human resource professional to be a valued resource in today's global business environment, he/she must understand and appreciate the differences international cultures. This course will explore, through the use of scholarly readings, business cases, and other learning tools, the dynamics of cultural diversity in global business organizations. Topics for study will include the effective human resource systems involved with managing, communicating, developing, motivating, and working with diverse international organizations and preparing employees and managers for international assignments. Normally offered yearly.

  • EHS-690 International Politics and Labor Relations

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Organizations involved in international business ventures must understand and be able to work with the varied political and labor relations approaches that currently exist in the global business world. Given the complexities of these approaches, organizations must develop effective human resource systems that take into account these differences so that they can achieve their business goals both at home and abroad. This course will review the political and labor relations challenge contemporary organizations must meet to compete successfully in international business. Normally offered yearly.

  • EHS-691 New Economy & Global Human Resources

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    All business organizations today find themselves challenged by the latest developments in globalization and the new market economy. This course is designed to provide the student with an overview of the influence of the market economy on business decisions and on the management of human resources. Students will read scholarly articles, study business cases that provide models and examples of human resource systems that effectively address the effects of today's global economy.

    Term:

    Summer

  • EHS-695 Action Research

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Action research is participant-driven research, focused on continuously creating learning and change. This course will allow students to explore and apply action research as an alternative method to traditional sociological and statistical research methodologies. Students will learn principles and practices of action research and apply action research in a long-form research project focused on transformational learning and change at the individual and/or organizational level. Students may register for this core course only after completion of 30 credits.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

  • EHS-701 Child and Adolescent Development

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Examines the childhood, preadolescent and adolescent stages of human development relative to students' learning, social development, and parental relationships. Special emphasis will be placed on deviant behavior, social actions, outreach and prevention programs. Ten observation hours required. Normally offered yearly.

  • EHS-710 Introduction to School Counseling

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    The foundation course for those enrolled in the school counseling program. The philosophical, historical and theoretical foundations for school counseling are investigated,as well as the varied roles and functions of the school counselor. Forty (40) field-based observation hours are required. Normally offered yearly.

  • EHS-712 Life Span Development

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course examines the process of human development across the lifespan. While it will focus primarily on psychological processes, the intersection with biological and social processes will be explored as well. The major psychological theories of cognitive, social and emotional development will be covered as will the foundations for individual differences. Special emphasis will be placed on topics of interest to people entering the counseling professions. Normally offered yearly.

  • EHS-713 Counseling: Theory & Practice

    Prerequisites:

    EHS 713

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Analysis of selected counseling theories representative of the field of counseling psychology. Theories will be selected from the following areas: Psychoanalytic, Psychosocial, Rational, Cognitive Behavioral/Learning Theory, Person-Centered, and Existential Theory. Treatment goals and techniques will be explored.

  • EHS-714 Psychology of Career Development

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    A survey of various theories of vocational choice and development, and strategies for the implementation of vocational counseling in the school, agency, or business/industrial setting. Concepts of work, vocational concerns of women and minorities and other major issues also investigated.

  • EHS-715 Methods of Research

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Principles, concepts and methods of research design and statistics associated with psychological and educational research. Practical applications of research studies to a diverse range of interests in education, psychology and counseling. Offered yearly.

  • EHS-716 Psychological Diagnosis

    Prerequisites:

    EHS 717

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    The study of the nature of mental disorders; central concepts and processes. Psychogenesis, psychodynamics, role of anxiety, and clinical assessment using the DSM-IV.

  • EHS-717 Introduction to Psychological Testing

    Prerequisites:

    EHS 713

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Evaluating, administering, scoring, interpreting, and reporting results of standardized tests of personality, academic performance, cognitive functioning, aptitude, and achievement. Self-study development and assessment of testing programs. Critical issues in testing. Normally offered yearly.

  • EHS-720 School Counseling Practicum I

    Prerequisites:

    EHS 710, EHS 737, EHS 746

    Credits:

    3.00- 6.00

    Description:

    Application of skills in a school environment. Students will spend a minimum of fifteen hours per week in a school and participate in weekly group sessions at the University for the evaluation of progress and clinical supervision. Open only to degree candidates in the School Counseling Program who have formally applied for the Practicum and have completed at least 18 hours of coursework. Offered fall semester.

  • EHS-721 School Counseling Practicum II

    Prerequisites:

    EHS 720

    Credits:

    3.00- 6.00

    Description:

    Continuation of EHS 720 with an opportunity to assume increased responsibility for clients under supervision. Offered spring semester.

  • EHS-722 Groups in Schools

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    An overview of the various group counseling formats utilized in schools, and related theories. Issues related to the development and implementation of small counseling groups (e.g., group dynamics and processes for group member selection) and larger educational and prevention-based groups (e.g., fostering positive mental health, career-related programming, anti-bullying) will be explored and discussed.

  • EHS-725 Forensic Psychological Assessment

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    The interface of psychology and the law will be examined in the context of forensic evaluations performed for courts, attorneys and related agencies or facilities. Topics ranging from Competency to Stand Trial and Criminal Responsibility to termination of parental rights and custody and visitation evaluations will be explored. Practical applications of the skills and knowledge domains needed to perform forensic evaluations will be emphasized, as will the study of relevant laws and regulations as applied to forensic assessment. Discussion will include specialized forensic topics such as the evaluation of juvenile sexual offenders and the forensic use of psychological testing.

  • EHS-726 Family Therapy

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Selected models of family therapy will be explored. Special emphasis will be placed on assessment and the acquisition of treatment strategies proven to be effective for counselors in helping families cope with developmental stresses. Normally offered alternate years.

  • EHS-727 Substance Abuse & Treatment

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    A study of the origin, contributing factors, and implications of drug and alcohol misuse. Various stages and manifestations of abuse/ dependence will be considered and current treatment modalities will be explored.

  • EHS-728 Professional Orientation: Ethical/ Legal Issues

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    An overview of the legal issues confronting counselors, human services providers and administrators. Study of regulatory and licensing matters, standards of care, confidentiality laws, mental health and disability laws and family law, constitutional issues, malpractice and legal/ethical dilemmas in human services.

  • EHS-729 Human Sexuality Seminar

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    The anatomy, physiology and psychology of human sexual functioning are reviewed. Etiology, interpersonal dynamics, and treatment of sexual dysfunctions are reviewed.

  • EHS-730 Diagnosis & Treatment for Personality Disorders

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    A theoretical exploration of the nature of personality, a review of the DSM-IV criteria for diagnosing personality disorders and an examination of current treatment approaches.

  • EHS-731 Action Research

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Research designs, methods, and statistics for students in educator preparation programs (school counseling and teacher preparation). The focus of this course is on the practical methods of conducting practitioner-led research, and involves the execution and presentation of an original research project. Normally offered yearly.

  • EHS-732 Psychological Disorders of Childhood & Adolescence

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course explores the major psychological disorders of childhood and adolescence from biological, psychological, and sociocultural perspectives. Attention-deficit and Disruptive Behavior Disorders, Feeding and Eating Disorders, anxiety and depression are among the disorders explored. Student interest determines other topics. Assessment, treatment, and outcome studies are also discussed. Completion of EHS 701 or EHS 712 is recommended before taking this course. Normally offered alternate years.

  • EHS-733 Counseling Diverse Populations

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    A survey of problems and issues confronting cultural diversity. The study of ethnicity and sexual orientation as they influence the development of identity. Implications for counseling strategies. Normally offered yearly.

  • EHS-734 Seminar in Counseling Psychology

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    The study of selected topics in counseling and human relations, with the emphasis on problem identification, intervention and remediation.

  • EHS-735 Group Counseling

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    A study of the practical and theoretical aspects of counseling small groups. There will be provision for a laboratory experience in which students participate in a group and study the dynamics of behavior as this group develops. Group stages of development and leadership skills will also be examined. Normally offered yearly.

  • EHS-737 Counseling Skills Lab

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    An introduction to the fundamental techniques and methods of interpersonal relationships, self-examination, and field visits in relation to the role of the professional counselor. The course will involve skill building through role playing, video and/or audio taping. Normally offered spring semester.

  • EHS-738 Mental Health Counseling Practicum I

    Prerequisites:

    EHS 713 and EHS 737

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Application of skills in an assigned field placement (school, agency or industry). Students will spend fifteen hours per week in field work and participate in weekly group sessions at the University for the evaluation of progress. Open only to degree candidates in Mental Health Counseling. Offered fall semester.

  • EHS-739 Mental Health Counseling Practicum II

    Prerequisites:

    EHS 738

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Continuation of EHS 738 with an opportunity to assume increased responsibility for clients under supervision. Failure to successfully complete the practicum field experience for any reason following two attempts will result in termination from the program. Offered spring semester.

  • EHS-740 Counseling Internship I

    Prerequisites:

    EHS 738 and EHS 739

    Credits:

    6.00

    Description:

    Application of skills in an approved field placement (school, clinic, hospital, agency, industry) totaling 300 clock hours. The opportunity to develop advanced skills and to integrate professional knowledge appropriate to the field experience. Failure to successfully complete the practicum field experience for any reason following two attempts will result in termination from the program. Offered fall semester.

  • EHS-741 Counseling Internship II

    Prerequisites:

    EHS 740

    Credits:

    6.00

    Description:

    Continuation of Counseling Internship I with advanced responsibilities totaling 300 clock hours. Exploration of an area of individual specialization. Failure to successfully complete the practicum field experience for any reason following two attempts will result in termination from the program. Offered spring semester.

  • EHS-745 Counseling & Human Relations Supervision II

    Prerequisites:

    EHS 744

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Continuation of Clinical Supervision I. Increased responsibility for supervision. Normally offered fall semester.

  • EHS-746 Issues in School Counseling

    Prerequisites:

    EHS 710

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    An in-depth investigation of current major areas of concern for the secondary school counselor, including involvement in special needs, legal issues, working with diverse populations and developmental/psychological education. Normally offered yearly.

  • EHS-747 College Admission Counseling Fundamental Fundamentals

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course will discuss issues surrounding admission testing and financial aid practices, admission policies and procedures, diverse students (e.g., first generation, students with learning disabilities, traditionally underrepresented populations in higher education), and the technology tools used to facilitate the college search and application process (e.g., Naviance, ConnectEDU, the Common Application). School-based programs to promote early college awareness will also be discussed, and the perspective of both the high school and undergraduate admissions counselor will be considered. Normally offered yearly

  • EHS-748 Fieldwork: College Visits

    Prerequisites:

    EHS 747

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course will require students to visit a minimum of 8 public and private four-year and 2 two-year higher education institutions. Students will meet with admission, diversity services, and disability services personnel of each college to gain insight into how prospective students with diverse backgrounds and abilities would fit the campus resources and offerings. Normally offered yearly

  • EHS-749 Access and Equity in Higher Education

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Historical and current problems regarding access and equity to higher education opportunities for traditionally underrepresented groups in the college classroom will be explored, with a focus on research describing the problems, and their solutions Course to be offered yearly by the Administration of Higher Education Program

  • EHS-751 Domestic Violence, Abuse & Neglect

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    An opportunity to learn the history of domestic violence including battering, child abuse and child neglect, and the legal response to it. Focus will be on Massachusetts Law and its response, especially the Abuse Prevention Act, its application and enforcement, and on laws protecting children from abuse and neglect. Filings, law office issues and special issues in dealing with battered women and abused and neglected children will be included with the psychological issues, cultural issues, and advocacy possibilities. Normally offered yearly.

  • EHS-802 History and Philosophy of American Education

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Explores the evolution of schooling in the United States from The English High School to the present. Theorists include: Mann, Franklin, Dewey, Sizer, and others. Normally offered yearly.

  • EHS-806 Reading Theory, Pedagogy & Practice

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Students will become knowledgeable about the various approaches to teaching reading, decoding, vocabulary development, and comprehension. The use of study skills and application of reading skills in the Middle School content areas will be stressed. Students will be introduced to formal and informal assessment techniques to determine reading instructional needs. Normally offered yearly.

  • EHS-807 Reading and Writing in Content Areas

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    In-depth investigation of leading theoretical approaches to teaching reading and writing in the content areas. Topics include: diagnosing problems, individualizing instruction, developing IEP's, and integrating reading and writing into the curriculum and instruction. Normally offered yearly.

  • EHS-810 Culturally Responsive Education

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    The relationship between cultural diversity and schooling is explored by examining impediments to academic achievement and advancement by minority students, non-native English speaking students, and other under-represented groups. Topics include: standardized testing, identification of inequities, legal and ethical responsibilities of teachers, and promoting equity. 15 pre-practicum observation hours required. Normally offered each semester.

  • EHS-811 Curriculum and Pedagogy: Middle School

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Introduces students to the basic competencies of Middle School teaching. Topics include: behavioral problems, classroom management, grouping for instruction, motivation and reward systems, individualized instruction, IEP's, requirements for licensure in Massachusetts, and discipline specific curriculum development using the curriculum frameworks developed by the Massachusetts Department of Education. Field observations and experiences are grounded in theoretical discussion as students begin to develop their personal philosophies of education. Field observations (40 hours) required. Required prior to student teaching. Normally offered yearly.

  • EHS-812 Curriculum and Pedagogy: Secondary School

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Introduces students to the basic competencies of Secondary School teaching. Topics include: behavioral problems, classroom management, grouping for instruction, motivation and reward systems, individualized instruction, IEP's, requirements for licensure in Massachusetts, and discipline specific curriculum development using the curriculum frameworks developed by the Massachusetts Department of Education. Field observations and experiences are grounded in theoretical discussion as students begin to develop their personal philosophies of education. Field observations (40 hours) required. Required prior to student teaching. Normally offered yearly.

  • EHS-813 Classroom Communication

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Examines communication between and among teachers and students in the classroom setting. Topics include: communication apprehension, building oral fluency, use of media technology to enhance student learning, cooperative learning, and related professional and legal responsibilities of teachers Normally offered yearly.

  • EHS-814 Urban Schooling

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course is an in-depth investigation of policies effecting urban schools. Topics include: demographic influence on education, influences of national and state regulations on urban schools, sociological factors unique to urban schools, and in-depth analysis of equity and achievement. Normally offered alternate years.

  • EHS-815 Practicum: Middle School Teaching

    Credits:

    6.00

    Description:

    A 12-week practicum experience as a student teacher in a middle school. See regulations regarding student teaching. Normally offered each semester.

  • EHS-816 Practicum: Secondary School Teaching

    Credits:

    6.00

    Description:

    A 12-week practicum experience as a student teacher in a secondary school. See regulations regarding student teaching. Normally offered each semester.

  • EHS-817 Assessment Theory and Practice

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course examines the development of formative, summative, authentic, and alternative assessment in education. Seminal works by Archbald, Baron, Bloom, Kleinsasser, Schwab, and others comprise the theoretical component. The second half of the course is dedicated to the selection, application, and integration of formal and informal assessment strategies and tools. A final project requires students to design an assessment tool appropriate for their academic area and age level. Instructional strategies include case studies, class discussions, student presentations, and research reviews. Normally offered yearly.

  • EHS-821 Curriculum Theory

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Examines major realism, idealism, pragmatism, existentialism, and other ideas as they relate to public and private K-16 education systems. Normally offered yearly.

  • EHS-824 Issues and Trends in American Education

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Examines current major issues of educational policy against the background of demographic trends, technological innovations, standardized testing, and curricular shifts. Normally offered yearly.

  • EHS-830 Issues of College Access & Success

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Issues pertaining to college access and success with respect to underrepresented students will be explored within a Pre-K thru 16 continuum framework that views students' college choice and success as a complex and interwoven by-product of numerous socio-political, socio-economic and socio-cultural factors. Emphasis will be placed on the body of college access literature that centers the collegiate experiences and outcomes as being intrinsically and unavoidably linked to structural factors, decisions, plans and actions taken by students and their families in the pre-college, or Pre-K-12, context. Normally offered alternate years

  • EHS-832 Educational Psychology

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Examines the nature and development of human abilities and the teaching-learning process. Considers the facts and generalizations of child and adolescent growth and development, working with diverse cultures, and special needs children in school settings. Ten pre-practicum observation hours required for teacher candidates. Normally offered each semester.

  • EHS-910 EHS Independent Study

    Credits:

    1.00- 3.00

    Description:

    Members of the Department will meet with students to direct their research in areas of special interest to them. Projects will be authorized upon the recommendations of the Department Chairperson and with the approval of the Dean.

  • WH-691 Intimate Violence & Sexual Assault

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This seminar focuses on two interrelated types of violence, battering and sexual assault. Both of these crimes have been the subject of intense political organizing, cultural controversy, and criminal justice reform over the past 25 years. Together these issues currently account for a significant portion of the work of the police and courts. The research literature on these topics has increased dramatically in recent years. There are now many studies of women victimized by batterings and rape, and of men who commit these crimes. The is a growing body of research on institutional responses to such violence, particularly criminal justice responses. There is a new literature on the racial and class dimensions of this violence, on trauma and recovery, and on battering in lesbian and gay relationships. This course examines these crimes from a psychological, sociological, and criminal justice perspectives.

  • WH-694 Critical Victimology

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Victimology is the study of crime victims. In the history of criminology and criminal justice, this has been a surprisingly neglected topic. This course investigates the relationship between victims of crime and offenders; the harms suffered by crime victims; recovery from victimization; and the response to crime victims by criminal justice institutions and the helping professions. Critical attention will also be given to victimization occurring within criminal justice institutions as in the case of rape in prisons. Recent changes in criminal justice responses to victims of child abuse, violence against women, and hate crimes will also be addressed. Topics will also include the public reaction to crime victims and recent organizing around victim's rights.

  • WH-695 Special Topics

    Prerequisites:

    3 credits

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course presents a holistic, cross-cultural look at aging which furthers our understanding of forces shaping the health and lives of women in the United States and internationally. The course offers insight into health, economic security and public policy issues, and utilizes a participatory, experiential methodology in which the thinking and experiences of participants are central. The focus is on advancing practical knowledge and skills, and I make use of a variety of learning approaches involving activity-based methods, interviews, excursions, and the creative arts. By the end of the course, participants will have greater awareness of the challenges, possibilities and achievements of living beyond sixty-five, and will have knowledge of and ability to access resources about support structures for elders including health, housing, social services, and hospice care.

  • WH-703 Women and the U.S. Health Care System

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Women use and work in the health care system at higher rates than men, yet men predominate as its leaders and decision-makers. This course introduces students to the U.S. health system, emphasizing components that are most significant for women. Topics include the (gendered) role of professions, institutions, consumers, and government; landmark legislation; and Medicaid and Medicare. Students also learn how to use a gender perspective to analyze health care policies and legislation.

  • WH-705 Diversity in Women's Health and Illness

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course delves more deeply into the sociology of women's health through careful attention to diversity and difference both nationally and internationally. We address health differences among women by race, ethnicity, class, disability, and sexual orientation, as well as by national and immigrant status. In addition, the course explores the health and health care realities of women in developing countries and introduces students to ethnographic approaches to studying women's health.

  • WH-707 Practicum Planning and Field Experience

    Prerequisites:

    Students must meet with the director in the semester prior to the practicum, and permission of the director must be obtained. Restricted to students in the Master of Arts in Women's Health Program.

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Each student will work 16 hours/week with a local organization or agency, under the dual supervision of a Suffolk faculty member and a staff member at the host institution. At the start of the internship, students prepare a document, together with faculty and staff members, detailing goals for the internship period. These goals include specific skills to be acquired or practiced, as well as programmatic contributions. Weekly class meetings encourage students to apply relevant frameworks and skills, as well as providing group support, strategizing, and problem solving. Restricted to students in the Master of Arts in Women's Health Program.

  • WH-708 Practicum Assessment and Evaluation

    Prerequisites:

    Students must meet with the practicum instructor during the semester prior to the practicum, and permission of the instructor must be obtained prior to arranging a practicum. Restricted to students in the Master of Arts in Women's Health Program.

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course may be taken after or together with WH 707. In this course students write a paper assessing both their own experience and the work of the host institution. This paper must have a clear thesis that demonstrates an in-depth understanding of the relationship between the project, learning objectives and women's health theories and knowledge. Students may be asked to present this paper to relevant colleagues in the host institution as well as to a committee of Suffolk University faculty and students. Restricted to students in the Master of Arts in Women's Health Program.

  • WH-725 Alternative and Complementary Medicines: Gender Perspectives

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) has become a multi-billion dollar industry in the United States and the West, and women are the largest consumers. What fuels this business, and what does it reveal about healthcare, healing and women's relationships with the medical establishment? This course presents an exciting look at today's cutting edge practices including mind-body-spirit therapies, manipulative and body-based therapies, energy and biofield work, and biological-based medicine including herbs and nutraceuticals. We examine clinical responses to various therapies, the belief systems which undergird these therapies, and the forces that contribute to their popularity in different cultures and societies around the world. We also explore the idea of self as healer, the shifting response of the American medical establishment to CAM, and the move to license and regulate CAM practitioners.

  • WH-732 Adolescent Girls' Health

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This seminar addresses the lives of girls from early adolescence through early adulthood focusing on: (1) sexual and reproductive behaviors, (2) mental health issues and the role of peers in the lives of adolescent girls, and (3) a variety of vulnerabilities that can interfere with the development of healthy women. These vulnerabilities may lead to court involvement, teen-pregnancy, and susceptibility to relationship violence. A special emphasis on cross-cultural comparisons of the health of girls will be included in this course.

  • WH-910 Independent Study in Women's Health

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Students pursue an independent academic project under the supervision of a qualified member of the graduate faculty. - 3 credits