Fall 2017

  • Computer Science 491-01:  Fall Senior Seminar
  • 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
  • International Business and Management 100-02:  Fundamentals of Business
  • International Business and Management 100-03:  Fundamentals of Business
  • International Business and Management 300-03:  Comparative Business Ethics
  • International Business and Management 300-07:  Comparative Business Ethics
  • Psychology 165-01:  Psychopathology
  • Religion 121:01:  Hinduism
  • Social Innovation/Entrepreneurship 400-01:  Senior Seminar in Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Sociology 230-01:  Conflict Analysis and Resolution
  • Spanish 239-01:  Spanish for the Heath Professions
  • Sustainability 550-01:  Climate Change and Human Security in Nepal

Spring 2017

  • Computer Science 491-01:  Fall Senior Seminar
  • 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

Computer Science 491-01:  Fall Senior Seminar
Instructor:  
Grant William Braught

Students define and begin a year-long project. Written and oral presentation of project progress reports will be required. Contemporary social, ethical, technical and philosophical issues in computer science will also be examined.
Prerequisite: Senior standing. Offered every fall. 

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

The course will take an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the impact of national health care reform on regional models of health care service delivery and reimbursement. We will begin the course with a comprehensive review of the U.S. Health Care System to include an identification of the system’s strengths and weaknesses. This will follow with a detailed review of enacted health care legislation (The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act) and proposed replacement legislation (The American Health Care Act).  To ensure a comprehensive review of the health system and proposals to improve overall system performance, we will survey literature from numerous disciplines to include psychology, sociology, economics, organizational theory, health policy, health services research, management, public health, and public finance.  

With support from the Partnership for Better Health, the community-based research will include student lead interviews with local and regional health care administrators and providers. The students will develop the interview guide; conduct interviews; and, code and analyze data generated from the interviews. Students then will use the research results to write a report to include academic background information, the survey methodology used, the findings, and discussion. The planned working report title is The Impact of National Health Care Reform on Systems of Health Care: Perspectives of Regional Health Care Institutions and Providers. The report will inform decisions made by the Partnership for Better Health in collaboration with regional health care providers to improve population and individual health status within the foundation’s defined service area. Learning goals:

  • effective team building and collaboration
  • professional conduct in communication and collaboration with a community partner
  • high quality oral and written final reports suitable for a community partner
  • interdisciplinary examination of national health care reform (e.g., psychology, sociology, economics, organizational theory, health policy, health services research, management, public health, and public finance perspectives)
  • skills associated with research including the development of interview guides; completion of interviews; coding and analysis data generated from the interviews; and, preparation of presentation and reports of the research findings.

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

The course will take an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the impact of national health care reform on regional models of health care service delivery and reimbursement. We will begin the course with a comprehensive review of the U.S. Health Care System to include an identification of the system’s strengths and weaknesses. This will follow with a detailed review of enacted health care legislation (The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act) and proposed replacement legislation (The American Health Care Act).  To ensure a comprehensive review of the health system and proposals to improve overall system performance, we will survey literature from numerous disciplines to include psychology, sociology, economics, organizational theory, health policy, health services research, management, public health, and public finance.  

With support from the Partnership for Better Health, the community-based research will include student lead interviews with local and regional health care administrators and providers. The students will develop the interview guide; conduct interviews; and, code and analyze data generated from the interviews. Students then will use the research results to write a report to include academic background information, the survey methodology used, the findings, and discussion. The planned working report title is The Impact of National Health Care Reform on Systems of Health Care: Perspectives of Regional Health Care Institutions and Providers. The report will inform decisions made by the Partnership for Better Health in collaboration with regional health care providers to improve population and individual health status within the foundation’s defined service area. Learning goals:

  • effective team building and collaboration
  • professional conduct in communication and collaboration with a community partner
  • high quality oral and written final reports suitable for a community partner
  • interdisciplinary examination of national health care reform (e.g., psychology, sociology, economics, organizational theory, health policy, health services research, management, public health, and public finance perspectives)
  • skills associated with research including the development of interview guides; completion of interviews; coding and analysis data generated from the interviews; and, preparation of presentation and reports of the research findings.

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 100-02:  Fundamentals of Business
Instructor:  Sherry Y Ritchey

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 100-03:  Fundamentals of Buisness
Instructor:  
Sherry Y Ritchey

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.

International Business and Management 300-07:  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.

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.

Sociology 230-01:  Conflict Analysis and Resolution
Instructor:  
Shalom D Staub

Conflict seems to be an inescapable aspect of social life. Are we, as human beings, predetermined to live in conflict? Yet as social beings living in mutually dependent social groups, we have developed various simple and complex strategies for managing and resolving conflicts. We will explore these mechanisms to manage or resolve conflicts of different kinds-- inter-personally, in families, workplace-based, among ethnic, racial, and religious groups, and internationally. This course will examine the growing literature on conflict studies, and will draw on inter-disciplinary perspectives to examine conflict and conflict resolution processes and strategies.

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

Computer Science 491-01:  Fall Senior Seminar
Instructor:  
Grant William Braught

Students define and begin a year-long project. Written and oral presentation of project progress reports will be required. Contemporary social, ethical, technical and philosophical issues in computer science will also be examined.
Prerequisite: Senior standing. Offered every fall. 

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.