May 20, 2024  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Health Services Management and Policy

  
  
  
  
  
  • HSMP 5590 - Strategic Planning for Health Care

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: HSMP 5505  or permission of the instructor.

    This course applies the concepts of strategic planning within the context of the health care industry. Issues associated with competing in a changing health care environment are explored with a focus on the development of solutions to problems associated with this change. The strategic management of health care delivery will be addressed from a variety of perspectives, ranging from those of the insurance industry, to public facilities, to large health care networks, to small practices of health care providers.


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  • HSMP 5850 - Public Health Program Field Experience - Health Services Management and Policy

    (1-6 credits)
    In the field experience, students apply the principles of public health in a planned and supervised learning experience. This occurs through work in actual public health field settings. Students will observe and participate in different functions and operations of a public health agency or health service organization. Students with at least 4 years of full-time public health practice experience may be eligible to substitute part of the contact hours with additional learning activities that build on their past public health experience. Please contact the MPH Coordinator for more information.


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  • HSMP 5950 - Capstone in Health Administration

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

    Provides students the opportunity to integrate and synthesize the knowledge and skills acquired throughout their previous course work and experience in an original and comprehensive health administration project. Reviews the competencies of health administrators with emphasis on professional development and effective communication. Tools and methods for needs assessment, strategic planning and budgeting, and monitoring and evaluation are applied and reinforced. The course culminates with students creating a strategic plan for a community or organization of their choice.


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  • HSMP 5990 - Readings and Research - Health Services Management and Policy

    (1 credit)
    Prerequisites: Permission of student’s academic advisor.

    Students who are not enrolled in other coursework but require the use of university facilities and/or faculty guidance for studies, research, or preparation of a prospectus MUST enroll for Readings and Research. Variable credits (1-3) of Readings and Research may also be used, as approved by student’s academic advisor in conjunction with other coursework, to document such activities as development of research and scholarly skills that would not be appropriately covered by other types of independent study. Readings and Research credits do not count toward degree requirements. Grading of Readings and Research will be either satisfactory completion (S), satisfactory progress (SP), or unsatisfactory (U).


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  • HSMP 6120 - Interprofessional Communication and Workforce Development in Public Health

    (3 credits)
    Provides advanced training in the principles and practices of education and workforce development, with emphasis on inter-professional approaches to improving public health. Addresses the knowledge and skills necessary to assess learning needs and to deliver training and educational experiences that promote learning and advance health across multiple settings. Emphasis is on using best pedagogical practices and inter-professional communication and collaboration.


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  • HSMP 6130 - Public Health Leadership, Policy Development, and Ethics

    (3 credits)
    This course introduces the conceptual, methodological, and ethical foundations of public health leadership leading to the development and analysis of public health policy at the federal, state, and local levels. An applied systematic approach to the practice of public health policy will be used, focusing on establishing evaluation criteria, identifying policy alternatives, using criteria to analyze alternatives, implementing the proposed policy, and evaluating the outcomes.


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  • HSMP 6320 - Health Services Research Methods

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: Permission from the Course Instructor for students not enrolled in the Doctor of Public Health Program.

    Provides advanced training in research methods applied within the public health and health care organizational settings. Course content is focused on the foundational principles of empirical research and methodologies in public health and health services research. Emphasis is placed on the design of health services research studies, appropriate application of statistical methodologies, and scientific communication of research findings.


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  • HSMP 6330 - Health Policy, Advocacy, and Ethics

    (3 credits)
    Provides advanced training in the principles of leadership, policy development, and ethical decision-making within public health. Emphasizes leadership development in the areas of policy development and analysis, shared decision-making, creating organizational change, and reducing health inequities. Emphasis is placed on negotiation and consensus building methods, cultural proficiency, and effective advocacy for health policy.


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  • HSMP 6340 - Strategic Management and Resource Alignment in Public Health

    (3 credits)
    Provides students with advanced training in the principles of strategic management and resource allocation within health service practice environments. Course content is focused on the development and implementation of strategic plans and organizational change strategies, including alignment of human and fiscal resources to achieve planning objectives. Development of new resources and revenue to achieve organizational planning objectives is also examined.


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  • HSMP 6850 - Doctor of Public Health Practicum - Health Management and Policy

    (1-6 credits)
    Prerequisites: Permission of student’s program advisor.

    This course enables students to apply the knowledge and experience gained in their DrPH courses to real life public health situations and leadership challenges in professional and community settings. Student placements, developed in consultation with the student’s practicum supervisor, focus on providing students with new experiences in practicing public health at a professional level. Students produce an analytical academic product either for publication or for presentation to the agency/organization.

    Notes: Repeatable for credit; six credits required; a total of 50 hours contact time per credits.


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History

  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  • HIST 5117 - Topics in European History

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: HIST 3410.

    Topics in European history challenge advanced undergraduate and graduate students to explore subjects reflecting the revolving research and teaching interests of faculty working in this area. Focused on writing skills, these courses enable students to evaluate academic literature, develop research topics, and construct relevant historical arguments in a specific area of advanced study. Repeatable for credit, maximum 9 credits.

    Dual Listed With: HIST 4117.


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  • HIST 5187 - Colloquium in World History

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: HIST 3410.

    Colloquiums in world history challenge advanced undergraduate and graduate students to explore subjects reflecting the revolving research and teaching interests of faculty working in this area. Focused on developing oral communication skill, these courses enable students to evaluate academic literature, develop research topics, and construct relevant historical arguments in a specific area of advanced study. Repeatable for credit, maximum 9 credits.

    Dual Listed With: HIST 4187.


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  • HIST 5287 - Topics in American History

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: HIST 3410.

    Topics in American History challenges advanced undergraduate and graduate students to explore subjects reflecting the revolving research and teaching interests of faculty working in a particular region or time period. Focused on writing skills, these courses enable students to evaluate academic literature, develop research topics, and construct relevant historical arguments in a specific area of advanced study. Course repeatable for credit, maximum 9 credits.

    Dual Listed With: HIST 4287.


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  • HIST 5297 - Topics in World History

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: HIST 3410 .

    Topics in world history challenge advanced undergraduate and graduate students to explore subjects reflecting the revolving research and teaching interests of faculty working in this area. Focused on writing skills, these courses enable students to evaluate academic literature, develop research topics, and construct relevant historical arguments in a specific area of advanced study. Course repeatable for credit, maximum 9 hours.

    Dual Listed With: HIST 4297.


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  • HIST 5317 - Topics in Comparative American History

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: HIST 3410.

    Topics in Comparative American History challenges advanced undergraduate and graduate students to explore subjects reflecting the revolving research and teaching interests of faculty working on issues related to multiple geographic areas or time periods. Focused on writing skills, these courses enable students to evaluate academic literature, develop research topics, and construct relevant historical arguments in a specific area of advanced study. Course repeatable for credit, maximum 9 credits.

    Dual Listed With: HIST 4317.


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  • HIST 5337 - Topics in Comparative European History

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: HIST 3410.

    Topics in Comparative European History challenges advanced undergraduate and graduate students to explore issues related to multiple nations, regions, or cultures across the continent. Focused on writing skills, these courses enable students to evaluate academic literature, develop research topics, and construct relevant historical arguments in a specific area of advanced study. Course repeatable for credit, maximum 9 credits.

    Dual Listed With: HIST 4337.


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  • HIST 5347 - Topics in Comparative World History

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: HIST 3410 or its equivalent.

    Topics in Comparative World History challenges advanced undergraduate and graduate students to explore issues related to multiple nations, regions, or cultures across the world. Focused on writing skills, these courses enable students to evaluate academic literature, develop research topics, and construct relevant historical arguments in a specific area of advanced study. Course repeatable for credit, maximum 9 credits.

    Dual Listed With: HIST 4347.


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  • HIST 5357 - Colloquium in American History

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: HIST 3410 or its equivalent.

    Colloquium in American history challenges advanced undergraduate and graduate students to explore subjects reflecting the revolving research and teaching interests of faculty working in this area. Focused on oral communication skills, these courses enable students to discuss academic literature, communicate research topics, and present relevant historical arguments in a specific area of advanced study. Course repeatable for credit, maximum 9 credits

    Dual Listed With: HIST 4357.


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  • HIST 5367 - Colloquium in European History

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: HIST 3410.

    Colloquium in European history challenges advanced undergraduate and graduate students to explore subjects reflecting the revolving research and teaching interests of faculty working in this area. Focused on oral communication skills, these courses enable students to discuss academic literature, communicate research topics, and present relevant historical arguments in a specific area of advanced study. Repeatable for credit, maximum 9 credits.

    Dual Listed With: HIST 4367.


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  • HIST 5387 - History of the Holocaust

    (3 credits)
    A study of the background and origins of the Holocaust, including the legacy of anti-Semitism in Christian Europe and the emergence of racial anti-Semitism, the impact of World War I, Hitler’s ideology, and the racial ideas of the Nazi state. Emphasis will also be put on the decision for and implementation of the Final Solution, with emphasis on the perpetrators, victims, and bystanders, as well as how the initially limited Nazi killings expanded into the Holocaust as we know it. Finally, the meaning and possible uniqueness of the Holocaust will be explored.


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  • HIST 5540 - Public History: Theory and Practice

    (3 credits)
    Offers an intensive engagement of current and significant scholarship exploring questions, concepts, and issues of concern to academics and to professionals in various fields of public history, including museums, archives, historic preservation, heritage tourism, digital history, oral history, and cultural resource management. This course includes history and evolution of public history as a discipline, relationship between public history and academic history, practical experience in public history practice, and exploration of avenues for professional employment.


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  • HIST 5827 - America in the 1960s

    (3 credits)
    The domestic history of the United States during the 1960s, with emphasis on the era’s social and cultural forces: Civil Rights (Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, the Black Power Movement), Social Policy (John F. Kennedy’s New Frontier and Lyndon B. Johnson’s Great Society), the impact of Vietnam and 1968 on the home front (Antiwar Protests, the Counterculture, Student Rights), Modern Feminism, environmentalism, and the popular music and literature of the decade.

    Dual Listed With: HIST 4817.


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  • HIST 5837 - Women Since 1945

    (3 credits)
    An examination of the social, political, economic, commercial, legal, sexual, and racial issues faced by American women since the end of World War II. Topics will include the domestic containment of the 1950s, Betty Friedan’s 1963 groundbreaking study, The Feminine Mystique, birth control, Roe V. Wade, the origins of the protest movements, women’s liberation, defeat of the Equal Rights Amendment, and the rise of radical and conservative.

    Dual Listed With: HIST 4837.


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  • HIST 5989 - Cooperative Education

    (1-3 credits)
    Students must clear arrangements for this course through the Cooperative Education Office prior to registration. Businesses, industries, and government agencies provide opportunities for planned and supervised work assignments. Students may alternate between periods (usually two semesters) of full-time study and employment with a cooperative education employer. Credit received carries full academic value, and students receive compensation as full-time employees.


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  • HIST 5990 - Readings and Research

    (1-3 credits)
    Students who are not enrolled in other coursework but require the use of university facilities and/or faculty guidance for studies, research, or preparation of a prospectus MUST enroll for Readings and Research. Variable credits (1-3) of Readings and Research may also be used, as approved by student’s advisory committee in conjunction with other coursework, to document such activities as development of research and scholarly skills that would not be appropriately covered by other types of independent study. Readings and Research credits do not count toward degree requirements. Grading of Readings and Research will be either satisfactory completion (S), satisfactory progress (SP), or unsatisfactory (U).


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  • HIST 5999 - Cooperative Education

    (1-3 credits)
    Students must clear arrangements for this course through the Cooperative Education Office prior to registration. Businesses, industries, and government agencies provide opportunities for planned and supervised work assignments. Students may alternate between periods (usually two semesters) of full-time study and employment with a cooperative education employer. Credit received carries full academic value, and students receive compensation as full-time employees.


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Human Development and Learning

  
  
  
  • HDAL 5127 - Divorce: Causes and Consequences

    (3 credits)
    Explores the social-psychological impact of divorce on families. The economics, legal, social, emotional, co-parental, and former spouse consequences of divorce will be discussed. The various theoretical models explaining both the movement toward divorce, as well as the divorce transition, will be described. Special attention will be given to the impact of divorce on children.

    When Offered: Spring.
    Dual Listed With: HDAL 4127.


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  • HDAL 5137 - Youth Violence - Intervention to Prevention

    (3 credits)
    This course is designed to inform and train individuals in a variety of fields that deal with children and youth. The course is a combination of defining the concept of violence in society, evaluating current research in the field, and looking at practical strategies for developing protective factors for youth. Students will view various media representations of violence patterns and solutions, review current literature, and listen to some brief lecture material. The majority of time will be spent on student interaction with each other and the instructor.

    Dual Listed With: HDAL 4137.


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  • HDAL 5147 - The Opioid Crisis

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: Senior or Graduate Standing or permission of instructor.

    Provides the ethical skills and knowledge necessary for students and professionals in the helping professions to identify issues around the opiate/opioid crisis. This course embraces practices that take a systemic approach to dealing with the addicted individual and those suffering opioid use disorder in order to significantly ameliorate personal, social, and community problems and advance more adaptive approaches to individual, family and community functioning. 

    Dual Listed With: HDAL 4147. 


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  • HDAL 5167 - Trauma Theory

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: Permission from instructor. 

    Explores the paradigm of trauma informed care and examines working with individuals across the lifespan that have been exposed to trauma. In addition, the course provides an understanding of the pervasive nature of trauma and identifies ways of promoting recovery rather than re-traumatization. Theoretical models for assessing vulnerability trauma stress reactions, trauma symptoms, for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and their treatment are discussed. 

    Dual Listed With: HDAL 4167. 


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  • HDAL 5990 - Readings and Research

    (1-3 credits)
    Students who are not enrolled in other coursework but require the use of university facilities and/or faculty guidance for studies, research, or preparation of a prospectus MUST enroll for Readings and Research. Variable credits (1-3) of Readings and Research may also be used, as approved by student’s advisory committee in conjunction with other coursework, to document such activities as development of research and scholarly skills that would not be appropriately covered by other types of independent study. Readings and Research credits do not count toward degree requirements. Grading of Readings and Research will be either satisfactory completion (S), satisfactory progress (SP), or unsatisfactory (U).


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Human Services

  
  • HSRV 5100 - Human Services: Systems and Leadership

    (3 credits)
    Details the profession of human service including its history, foundations, ethics, mission, clientele, practitioners, theories, and skills - is detailed in this course. Management and administration of human service organizations and educational institutions are accented, focusing on leader qualities and skills, nonprofit and for profit community agencies, charter and therapeutic schools, and governmental entities. Emphasized are styles of leadership, organizational dynamics, human resources, budgeting and finance, marketing and fund raising, employee and professional supervision.


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  • HSRV 5200 - Ethics and Social Justice

    (3 credits)
    Understanding of ethics and social justice and how they intertwine within human services to follow the Ethical Standards of Human Service Professionals and the HS-BCP Code of Ethics. Instrumental for human service practitioners are issues related to advocacy and social justice. The history of social change is explored along with advanced perspectives in diversity and community activism. A service learning project is incorporated within this course


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Immunology, Inflammation and Infectious Diseases

  
  
  • IIID 6800 - Microbial Pathogenesis

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: BIOM 6010  and BIOM 6020  and MICR 6000  and MICR 6300 , or permission of instructor.  

    Exposes students to the current understanding of microbial pathogenesis in humans. Topics focus on how pathogens modify, disrupt, and utilize host physiologic and cellular functions for their own purposes. The significance of these interactions in terms of better understanding both pathogenesis and host biology are discussed. Additionally, the course emphasizes critical evaluation of primary literature to assist in developing novel hypotheses and designing experiments that answer critical questions in the field of microbial pathogenesis research. 


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Journalism

  
  
  
  

Language

  
  
  
  
  
  
  

Leadership

  
  • LEAD 5467 - Leadership Studies

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: Successful completion of 60 credits.

    The study of leadership from a historical and contemporary perspective. Students identify, apply, and reflect on aspects of leadership development, including concepts of personal change toward effective leadership in a changing environment. Topics cover personal assessment and development, values and ethics, power and influence, followership, group dynamics, controversy with civility, and citizenship. Students observe a decisionmaking group outside of class over the course of the semester.

    Dual Listed With: LEAD 4467.


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