Fall 2017

  • Health Studies 400-01:  Senior Seminar in Health Studies
  • Health Studies 400-02:  Senior Seminar in Health Studies
  • International Business and Management 100-01:  Fundamentals of Business
  • Intentional Business and Management 300-03:  Comparative Business Ethics
  • Psychology 165-01:  Psychopathology
  • Religion 121:01:  Hinduism
  • Social Innovation/Entrepreneurship 400-01:  Senior Seminar in Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Spanish 239-01:  Spanish for the Heath Professions

Spring 2017

  • Environmental Studies 280-01:  Environmental and Social Justice
  • History 204-01:  Introduction to Historical Methodology
  • History 211-02:  American Landscapes
  • International Business and Management 300-01:  Human Resources Management
  • International Business and Management 400-03:  Seminar in International Business Policy and Strategy
  • Psychology 475-01:  Seminar in Community Psychology
  • Russian 334-01:  Workshop in Translation
  • Social Innovation/Entrepreneurship 400-01:  Senior Seminar in Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Sociology 240-02:  Qualitative Methods
  • Theatre & Dance 214-01:  Community Engagement and Artistic Activism

 

FALL 2017 SERVICE LEARNING AND COMMUNITY BASED RESEARCH

Health Studies 400-01:  Senior Seminar in Health Studies
Instructor:  David M Sarcone

The Senior Seminar in Health Studies is an interdisciplinary, topics driven course, with specific foci dependent upon the specialization(s) of the instructor. Students will survey the relevant literatures of at least two disciplines; identify specific problems or topics; complete a research project based on secondary and/or primary sources; and offer a final presentation of interdisciplinary work (in the forms of academic papers, oral presentations, or some other creative project (including film, narrative, performance, etc.).
Prerequisite: 201 and at least two other courses in Health Studies (as accepted by Health Studies Coordinator), or permission of instructor.Normally offered fall semester.

Health Studies 400-02:  Senior Seminar in Health Studies
Instructor:  Marie Helweg-Larsen

The Senior Seminar in Health Studies is an interdisciplinary, topics driven course, with specific foci dependent upon the specialization(s) of the instructor. Students will survey the relevant literatures of at least two disciplines; identify specific problems or topics; complete a research project based on secondary and/or primary sources; and offer a final presentation of interdisciplinary work (in the forms of academic papers, oral presentations, or some other creative project (including film, narrative, performance, etc.).
Prerequisite: 201 and at least two other courses in Health Studies (as accepted by Health Studies Coordinator), or permission of instructor.Normally offered fall semester.

International Business and Management 100-01:  Fundamentals of Business
Instructor:  Steven J Riccio

This course features an introductory focus on a wide range of business subjects including the following: business in a global environment; forms of business ownership including small businesses, partnerships, multinational and domestic corporations, joint ventures, and franchises; management decision making; ethics; marketing; accounting; management information systems; human resources; finance; business law; taxation; uses of the internet in business; and how all of the above are integrated into running a successful business. You will learn how a company gets ideas, develops products, raises money, makes its products, sells them and accounts for the money earned and spent.
This course will not fulfill a distribution requirement.

International Business and Management 300-01:  Comparative Business Ethics
Instructor:  Steven J Riccio

A topics course examining important issues in international management. Examples of course possibilities include issues in cross-cultural communication and ethics, issues in international marketing, issues in international dimensions of financial reporting, issues in government regulation of business, and issues in financial decision-making.
Prerequisite dependent upon topic/topic area.

Psychology 165-01:  Psychopathology
Suman Ambwani

An introduction to various psychological disorders and techniques of diagnosis and treatment. Relevant for students who anticipate careers in medicine, law, and the social or psychological services. This course is a Health Studies elective.

Religion 121:01:  Hinduism
Instructor:  Daniel G Cozort

A study of the dominant religion of south Asia that focuses on the contemporary "embodiment" of religion in culture. This course will explore ways in which religion permeates the Hindu cycle of life, shapes choices such as occupation and marriage partner, and infuses Indian arts. It will ask whether the variation in these patterns over time, among regions of India, in city and country, and among different groups, are diverse "Hinduisms" that nevertheless contain a vital unity.

Social Innovation/Entrepreneurship 400-01:  Senior Seminar in Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Instructor:  C Helen Takacs

This capstone course builds on and integrates the key concepts of the introductory course in this certificate program by requiring students to reflect on, synthesize, and apply knowledge gained through their academic programs and experiential learning experiences. The focus will be on creating shared value, which simultaneously enriches social, ecological, and economic systems. Through exercises in strategy formulation and implementation, students will gain an appreciation for the challenges and rewards associated with conceiving and transforming innovative solutions into new products, services, and/or initiatives that change our world in meaningful ways. In imagining these pathways for success, we will also address the importance of compassionate leadership, tools that nurture vital social connections, and the power of our own agency.

Spanish 239-01:  Spanish for the Heath Professions
Instructor:  Asuncion Arnedo-Aldrich

This is a specialized course emphasizing Spanish language and culture as they relate to health and medicine. The course goal is written and oral communication and cultural fluency as they relate to Global Health Care, Food Security, Immigration, and the delivery of health-care services to Limited-English-Proficient, Hispanic patients. Off-campus volunteer work with native Spanish speakers is required.
Prerequisite: 202 or above, or permission of instructor.

 

SPRING 2017 SERVICE LEARNING AND COMMUNITY BASED RESEARCH

Environmental Studies 280-01:  Environmental and Social Justice
Instructor:  Heather Bedi

Society defines how collections of humans are organized around shared bonds including cultures, contexts, or identities. Margaret Mead famously warned, “we won’t have a society if we destroy the environment.” Drawing from social science methods, this class highlights how societies are intimately dependent on natural resources, and how human actions alter the environment. Students will examine how collections of humans experience, use, and change the environment. The class will discuss the social construction and production of the environment, understand structures of power, and learn about social change at the local and national scales. 

History 204-01:  Introduction to Historical Methodology
Instructor:  David D Commins

Local archives and libraries serve as laboratories for this project-oriented seminar that introduces beginning majors to the nature of history as a discipline, historical research techniques, varied forms of historical evidence and the ways in which historians interpret them, and the conventions of historical writing.
Prerequisite: one previous course in history. 

History 211-02:  American Landscapes
Instructor:  Gregory J Kaliss

Selected areas and problems in American history. Suitable for beginning history students, majors, and non-majors. 

International Business and Management 300-01:  Human Resources Management
Instructor:  Steven J Riccio

A topics course examining important issues in international management. Examples of course possibilities include issues in cross-cultural communication and ethics, issues in international marketing, issues in international dimensions of financial reporting, issues in government regulation of business, and issues in financial decision-making.
Prerequisite dependent upon topic/topic area.

International Business and Management 400-03:  Seminar in International Business Policy and Strategy
Instructor:  C Helen Takacs

This capstone course focuses on the challenges associated with formulating strategy in multinational organizations. The course will examine multinational business decisions from the perspective of top managers who must develop strategies, deploy resources, and guide organizations that compete in a global environment. Major topics include foreign market entry strategies, motivation and challenges of internationalization, the analysis of international industries, building competitive advantage in global industries, and the role of the country manager. Case studies will be used to increase the student's understanding of the complexities of managing international business operations. Prerequisite: Completion of at least four of the five 200-level courses (200, 220, 230, 240, 250). This course will not fulfill distribution requirement.  

Psychology 475-01:  Seminar in Community Psychology
Instructor:  Sharon Kingston

The practice of community psychology is typically directed toward the design and evaluation of strategies aimed at facilitating empowerment, preventing psychological disorders, and promoting social justice and change. The goal is to optimize the well-being of individuals and communities with innovative and alternative interventions designed in collaboration with affected community members and with other related disciplines inside and outside of psychology. This course is an advanced seminar that focuses in depth on special topics in the field of community psychology. Topics may include substance abuse and addiction, delinquency, stress and coping, prevention vs. intervention, social support, and program consultation and evaluation. Students will develop their understanding of topical issues by reading primary and secondary sources and participating in class discussions and applied exercises. 

Russian 334-01:  Workshop in Translation
Instructor:  Alyssa J DeBlasio (P) Eugenia Dudina

This course focuses on specific techniques for translating various kinds of texts (business, journalistic, scholarly, epistolary, and literary) from Russian into English, and from English into Russian. Concentrating on the practical matter of reading and writing, the course will also include special grammatical topics which present particular difficulties in translation, discussion of theories of translation, and introduction to technological tools of translation. The goal of the course is to further students' language ability and provide them with useful linguistic skills.
Prerequisite: 231, 232 or equivalent. Offered every two years. 

Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship 400-01:  Senior Seminar in Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Instructor:  C Helen Takacs

This capstone course builds on and integrates the key concepts of the introductory course in this certificate program by requiring students to reflect on, synthesize, and apply knowledge gained through their academic programs and experiential learning experiences. The focus will be on creating shared value, which simultaneously enriches social, ecological, and economic systems. Through exercises in strategy formulation and implementation, students will gain an appreciation for the challenges and rewards associated with conceiving and transforming innovative solutions into new products, services, and/or initiatives that change our world in meaningful ways. In imagining these pathways for success, we will also address the importance of compassionate leadership, tools that nurture vital social connections, and the power of our own agency. 

Sociology 240-02:  Qualitative Methods
Instructor:  Susan D Rose

This course introduces students to the theory and methods of social science research, beginning with an examination of the philosophies underlying various research methodologies. The course then focuses on ethnographic field methods, introducing students to the techniques of participant observation, structured and informal interviewing, oral histories, sociometrics, and content analysis. Students will design their own field projects.
Prerequisite: 110 or ANTH 101. 

Theatre and Dance 214-01:  Community Engagement and Artistic Activism
Instructor:  Erin Rose Crawley Woods

This course examines and applies theoretical and/or scientific study to the dancing body through experiential investigation, reading and lecture.
Prerequisite: Proficiency in ballet or modern dance at the intermediate level or permission of instructor.