Online – Graduate

You may review the classes here, then register via MyUTK. Taking classes online allows you the flexibility to go home, travel, or work during the summer and still earn UT credit. Current students will register for classes using MyUTK. Visiting college students will complete a VIP application at One Stop Student Services, then register using MyUTK. Distance Education Campus denotes courses in fully online degree programs. Students not enrolled in those programs should select the Knoxville Campus section if available.

Summer 2014 Graduate Online Courses

3 credit hours
Instructor: Stephens
Distance Education Campus. Exploring techniques, models and theories of supervision. Principles and best practices for leading, administering, supervising, and managing agricultural leadership, education, extension and communication organizations. Analyzing selected case studies that apply theory to practice.
3 credit hours
Instructor: Stripling
Distance Education Campus. Recruitment, selection, training, retention and supervision of volunteers. Will explore the praxis between volunteer leadership theories and the practical application of those behaviors to effectively develop and lead a volunteer program in the contexts of agricultural education, Extension and community nonprofits.
3 credit hours
Instructor: Niknam
Distance Education Campus.Probabilistic failure models and parameter estimation (maximum likelihood, Bayes techniques). Model identification and comparison, accelerated life tests, failure prediction, system reliability, preventive maintenance, and warranties.
(See Nuclear Engineering 483.) Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level ― senior.
3 credit hours
Instructor: TBA
Distance Education Campus. Mechanical stabilization of soils by compaction, drainage, and blending; chemical stabilization of soils with admixtures, waterproofing and modifying soils and additives. Reinforced earth and stabilization with geosynthetics. Recommended Background: 331.
3 credit hours
Distance Education Campus. Grading Restriction: Satisfactory/No Credit grading only. Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours. Comment(s): Enrollment limited to students in non-thesis option only. Credit Level Restriction: Graduate credit only. Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – graduate.
3 credit hours
Online and on-campus sections offered. Legal, programmatic, and ethical responsibilities of educational administrators in design and implementation of special service programs within school settings. Special learner characteristics, program categories, service delivery models, and legal/ethical frameworks. Inclusion and full service delivery.
3 credit hours
Online and on-campus sections offered. Logical arrangement of case and statutory materials for public school administrators and teachers; problems concerning law and public education.
3 credit hours
Instructor: Bain
Distance Education Campus. Theory and research on emotional, social, and intellectual development over life span with applications to educational and therapeutic settings.
3credit hours
Instructors: Brockett, Smeltzer
Distance Education Campus. Key characteristics of adult learners, current theory and research on adult learning, and implications for teaching and learning concepts.
3 credit hours
Online synchronous with two on-campus class meetings May 29 & July 1. Models of action research and applications in professional practice.
3 credit hours
Instructor: Greenberg
Distance Education Campus. Exploration of students’ needs at any age and level of functioning who are not progressing up to their fullest potential. Causes of academic and motivational problems, and approaches to overcome them. Learning to learn, cultural alienation, and personal world view and interaction with effective teaching and learning.
3 credit hours
Asynchronous online. Processes for measuring and reporting student progress: Interpretation and use of available assessment data. Methods of assessment other than tests and measurements, such as portfolios, performance tasks, and exhibitions.
1-3 credit hours
Instructor: Brockett
Distance Education Campus. Grading Restriction: Satisfactory/No Credit or letter grade. Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 15 hours.
3 credit hours
Asynchronous online. Builds on a knowledge of basic educational research methods, with an emphasis on acquiring quantitative and qualitative research design skills necessary to answer applied questions within education and related fields. Conducting literature reviews, critiquing research, and designing a research proposal will be emphasized . Course is designed primarily for Doctoral-level students. Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – graduate.
3 credit hours
On-campus through August 1, then online. Recent trends and current materials and methods in teaching elementary language arts (except reading). Recommended Background: Course in language arts or consent of instructor.
3 credit hours
Instructor: Hyfantis
Distance Education Campus. Magnitude and characteristics of solid and hazardous waste problems; collection systems; design of treatment and disposal systems; landfills, incineration, stabilization, composting, and remediation technologies; remedial investigations and feasibility studies; industrial solid and hazardous waste treatment; current and future regulations. Comment(s): Graduate standing in science or engineering or consent of instructor required.
3 credit hours
Instructor: Cox
Distance Education Campus. Enrollment limited to environmental engineering students in non-thesis program. Grading Restriction: Satisfactory/No Credit grading only. Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours. Comment(s): Enrollment limited to students with graduate standing.
3 credit hours
Instructors: Niknam, Jin
Distance Education Campus. Probabilistic failure models, parameter estimation (maximum likelihood, Bayes techniques), Model identification and comparison, accelerated life tests, failure prediction, system reliability, preventive maintenance and warranties. (See Nuclear Engineering 483.) Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level ― senior.
3 credit hours
Instructor: Niknam, Jin
Distance Education Campus. Principles of maintenance and reliability engineering, and maintenance management. Topics include information extraction from machinery measurements, rotating machinery diagnostics, nondestructive testing, life prediction, failure models, lubrication oil analysis, establishing a predictive maintenance program, and computerized maintenance management systems. (See Nuclear Engineering 484.) Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level ― senior. Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.
1-15 credit hours
Instructor: TBA
Distance Education Campus. Grading Restriction: P/NP only. Repeatability: May be repeated. Credit Level Restriction: Graduate credit only. Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – graduate.
3 credit hours
Instructor: Awasthi
Distance Education Campus. Covers classic theories of knowledge and theories of first and second-generation knowledge management paradigms. Introduces related disciplines and the knowledge lifecycle, types of knowledge, organizational learning, intellectual capital, communities of practice, knowledge ecologies, knowledge audits, knowledge sharing repurposing of information, uses of information technology, and roles of information professionals in developing knowledge management initiatives. Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – graduate.
Instructor: Vargha
Distance Education Campus. Development and present status, scope and objectives. Information resources external to organization. Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – graduate. This section is an online course and requires access to a computer. For SIS DE Students only. See http://liveonline.utk.edu for system requirements.
3 credit hours
Instructor: Smith
Distance Education Campus. Critical survey of books and related materials for young adults; personal, vocational, and recreational needs and interests. Evaluation, selection, and utilization for school and public libraries. Registration Restriction(s): Master of Science – Information Sciences major. Minimum student level – graduate.This section is an online course and requires access to a computer. For SIS DE students only. See http://liveonline.utk.edu for system requirements.
3 credit hours
Instructor: Winkelstein
Distance Education Campus. Examines texts and materials for youth that reflect the contemporary settings and lives of young people from all over the world. This course will review the scholarship of literature and film to determine how to recognize stereotypes; how to understand publishing worlds; and how to recognize universal themes that transcend ethnicity, religion, gender, class, and nationhood. Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – graduate.
3-6 credit hours
Instructors: TBA, Williams-Cockfield, Long, Dodsworth
Distance Education Campus. Topics:

  • Section 004 – INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL SCHOLARSHIP
  • Section 006 – LIBRARY FUNDRAISING AND ADVANCEMENT
  • Section 008 – RURAL LIBRARIANSHIP
  • Section 010 – LEGAL RESEARCH
  • Section 012 – INTRODUCTION TO GEO WEB TECHNOLOGIES

These sections are online courses and require access to a computer. For SIS DE students only. See http://liveonline.utk.edu for system requirements.Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 18 hours. Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – graduate. Registration Permission: Consent of academic advisor.

3-6 credit hours
Instructors: Potnis, TBA
Distance Education Campus. This section will be assigned when appropriate paperwork has been submitted to the SIS student services coordinator. Forms available at http://www.sis.utk.edu/forms. Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours. Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – graduate. Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.
3 credit hours
Instructors: Potnis, TBA
Distance Education Campus. Advanced research techniques under supervision of staff research director whose area coincides with interests of student. Grading Restriction: Satisfactory/No Credit grading only. Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – graduate. Registration Permission: Consent of advisor and research director.
3-6 credit hours
Instructor: McClanahan
Distance Education Campus.Opportunity to translate theory into practice under guidance of qualified information professionals. Grading Restriction: Satisfactory/No Credit grading only. Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours. Recommended Background: Completion of core and pertinent advanced courses relevant to student’s practicum design. Registration Restriction: 3.0 GPA required. Minimum student level – graduate. Registration Permission: Consent of advisor and approval of practicum coordinator.
3 credit hours
Asynchronous online with some required on-campus sessions. Investigation of Internet, its origin and historical development. Hands-on use of Internet for consuming, sharing, and publishing information. Relevant issues regarding legal and ethical issues, evaluation, responsible use, proprietary rights. Participants will need unrestricted access to a personal computer connected to the Internet to complete all course activities. Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.
3 credit hours
Instructors: Derco, Gramling
Online and on-campus sections offered. Field-based project involving aspects of the instructional design process in an online learning environment with reflection on theory and practice issues. Prerequisite(s): 532 and 566.
1-3 credit hours
Asynchronous online with three LiveOnline sessions May 29, June 26, and Aug 7. Grading Restriction: Satisfactory/No Credit or letter grade. Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 12 hours.
3 credit hours
Mathematical logic and methods of argument, sets, functions and relations, combinatorics. Normally, the first graduate course for students seeking Master of Mathematics degree. Credit Restriction: May not apply toward mathematics major (Master of Science). Recommended Background: 1 year of calculus or equivalent. Comment(s): For students in Master of Mathematics program and for students in graduate programs in the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences.
3 credit hours
Instructor: Niknam
Distance Education Campus. Probabilistic failure models and parameter estimation (maximum likelihood, Bayes techniques). Model identification and comparison, accelerated life tests, failure prediction, system reliability, preventive maintenance, and warranties. (See Nuclear Engineering 483.) Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level ― senior.
3 credit hours
Instructor: Niknam
Distance Education Campus. Principles of maintenance and reliability engineering and maintenance management. Topics include information extraction from machinery measurements, rotating machinery diagnostics, nondestructive testing, life prediction, failure models, lubrication oil analysis, establishing a predictive maintenance program, and computerized maintenance management systems. (See Nuclear Engineering 484.) Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level ― senior. Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.
3 credit hours
Past, present and future issues influencing mathematics curriculum in schools, elementary through college. Teacher’s role in curriculum development and implementation. Rationales for curriculum decisions.
3 credit hours
Instructor: Niknam
Distance Education Campus. Principles of maintenance and reliability engineering, and maintenance management. Topics include information extraction from machinery measurements, rotating machinery diagnostics, nondestructive testing, life prediction, failure models, lubrication oil analysis, establishing a predictive maintenance program, and computerized maintenance management systems. (See Nuclear Engineering 484.) Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level ― senior. Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.
3 credit hours
Instructor: Niknam
Distance Education Campus. Probabilistic failure models and parameter estimation (maximum likelihood, Bayes techniques). Model identification and comparison, accelerated life tests, failure prediction, system reliability, preventive maintenance, and warranties. (Same as Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 483; Industrial Engineering 483; Mechanical Engineering 483.) Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level ― senior. Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.
3 credit hours
Instructor: Niknam
Distance Education Campus. Principles of maintenance and reliability engineering and maintenance management. Topics include information extraction from machinery measurements, rotating machinery diagnostics, nondestructive testing, life prediction, failure models, lubrication oil analysis, establishing a predictive maintenance program, and computerized maintenance management systems. (Same as Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 484; Industrial Engineering 484; Materials Science and Engineering 484; Mechanical Engineering 484.) Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level ― senior. Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.
1-15 credit hours
Instructors: Coble, Gehin, Grossbeck, Hall, Hayward, Heilbronn, Hines, Lang, Lukosi, Miller, Pevey, Ruggles, Skutnik, Townsend, Wirth, Upadhyaya, Maldonado, Zinkle
Distance Education Campus. The three types of prognostic techniques will be introduced with theoretical foundations, assumptions, and data requirements: Conventional reliability-based using failure times (e.g. Weibull analysis), Population based with environmental considerations (e.g. proportional hazards modeling), Individual based (e.g. general path model). Prerequisite(s): 579 or consent of instructor.
3 credit hours
Instructor: Coble
Distance Education Campus. The three types of prognostic techniques will be introduced with theoretical foundations, assumptions, and data requirements: Conventional reliability-based using failure times (e.g. Weibull analysis), Population based with environmental considerations (e.g. proportional hazards modeling), Individual based (e.g. general path model). Prerequisite(s): 579 or consent of instructor.
3-9 credit hours
Instructors: Coble, Gehin, Grossbeck, Hall, Hayward, Heilbronn, Hines, Lang, Lukosi, Maldonado, Miller, Pevey, Ruggles, Skutnik, Upadhyaya, Wirth, Zinkle
Distance Education Campus. Experience in solving and reporting on engineering problems. Grading Restriction: Satisfactory/No Credit grading only. Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 15 hours. Comment(s): Enrollment limited to alternative plan students. Registration Permission: Consent of department.
1-15 credit hours
Instructor: Gunther
Distance Education Campus. Required for the student not otherwise registered during any semester when student uses university facilities and/or faculty time before degree is completed. Grading Restriction: Satisfactory/No Credit grading only. Repeatability: May be repeated. Credit Restriction: May not be used toward degree requirements. Credit Level Restriction: Graduate credit only. Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – graduate.
1-6 credit hours
Instructor: TBA
Distance Education Campus. Individually designed teaching experience in collegiate nursing program or nursing practice setting. Objectives to be developed collaboratively by student and faculty. Grading Restriction: Satisfactory/No Credit or letter grade. Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours. Corequisite(s): 566. Credit Level Restriction: Graduate credit only. Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – graduate. Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.
3 credit hours
Instructor: Wyatt
Distance Education Campus. Exploration and analyses of selected education, curriculum; teaching – learning, measurement, and evaluation principles and theories as applied to instruction of collegiate nursing students, staff development, and patient education. Credit Level Restriction: Graduate credit only. Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – graduate. Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.
1-10 credit hours
Instructor:Lasater
Distance Education Campus. Additional opportunities for advanced nursing practice. Objectives to be developed collaboratively by student and faculty. Grading Restriction: Satisfactory/No Credit or letter grade. Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 14 hours. Comment(s): Enrollment in or completion of graduate-level courses in clinical nursing required. Credit Level Restriction: Graduate credit only. Registration Restriction(s): Master of Science in Nursing – nursing major. Minimum student level – graduate.
3-15 credit hours
Instructors: Thomas, Roman, Gunther, Speraw, Wyatt, Hall
Distance Education Campus. Grading Restriction: P/NP only. Repeatability: May be repeated. Registration Restriction(s): Doctor of Philosophy – nursing major. Minimum student level – graduate.
3 credit hours
Instructor: Thomas
Distance Education Campus. Critique and application of qualitative nursing research methods. Prerequisite(s): 603. Registration Restriction(s): Doctor of Philosophy – nursing major. Minimum student level – graduate.
1-3 credit hours
Instructors: Mixer, Thomas, Speraw, Nypaver, Wyatt, Myers, Doyle, TBA
Distance Education Campus. Supervised individual or group research experience under guidance of faculty. Grading Restriction: Satisfactory/No Credit or letter grade. Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 12 hours. Registration Restriction(s): Doctor of Philosophy – nursing major. Minimum student level – graduate. Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.
2 credit hours
Instructor: Umberger
Distance Education Campus. Critical Analysis and synthesis of literature in selected focus area within nursing science. Registration Restriction(s): Doctor of Philosophy – nursing major. Minimum student level – graduate.
1-3 credit hours
Instructors: Speraw, Nypaver, Myers
Distance Education Campus. Individually-designed practicum, field, or internship experiences in variety of administrative, educational, research, or clinical practice settings.
Cross-listed: Same as Public Health 614. Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours. Prerequisite(s): 601. Comment(s): Required for all Doctor of Philosophy – Nursing majors. Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – graduate.
4 credit hours
Instructors: Bland, Pierce, Lasater, Ramsey, Wyatt, Myers, TBA
Distance Education Campus. Field experiences in areas of clinical focus and planning for capstone project. Contact Hour Distribution: 2 directed study and 2 practicum. Grading Restriction: Satisfactory/No Credit or letter grade. Prerequisite(s): 631. Registration Restriction(s): Doctor of Nursing Practice – nursing major. Minimum student level – graduate.
1-12 credit hours
Instructors: Gunther, Myers, Wyatt, Callen, Pierce, TBA
<Distance Education Campus. Individually designed practicum, field, or internship experiences in a variety of administrative, educational, research, or clinical practice settings. Grading Restriction: Satisfactory/No Credit only. Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 12 hours. Prerequisite(s): 632. Corequisite(s): 612 and 613. Registration Restriction(s): Doctor of Nursing Practice – nursing major. Minimum student level – graduate.
3 credit hours
Especially assigned theoretical or experimental work on problems not covered in other courses. Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 9 hours.
2-3 credit hours
Section 1 offers combination online and in-class delivery mode. Students should register for 3 credit hours.
2-3 credit hours
Section 3 is asynchronous online. Students should register for 2 credit hours.
1-3 credit hours
Instructors: TBA
Distance Education Campus. Individually-designed practicum, field, or internship experiences in variety of administrative, educational, research, or clinical practice settings. Cross-listed: See Nursing 614. Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours. Prerequisite(s): Nursing 601. Comment(s): Required for all Doctor of Philosophy – Nursing majors. Distance Education Campus. Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – graduate.
3 credit hours
On-campus through August 1, then online. Trends in methods, materials, basic approaches, skill development and assessment procedures for teaching reading at elementary school level. Recommended Background: Course in teaching of reading or consent of instructor.
1-6 credit hours
Online section for Polk County interns only. Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.
3 credit hours
Procedures, methodologies and materials for diagnosing and correcting classroom reading problems. Recommended Background: Course in reading education or equivalent teaching experience or consent of instructor.
3 credit hours
Instructor: Rimmell
Distance Education Campus. An examination of current issues in rehabilitation counseling. Topics will include use of technology, professional issues in the public, private-not-for-profit and proprietary rehabilitation systems, ethical and professional behavior issues, and other topics selected by the instructor.
3 credit hours
Instructor: Skinner
Distance Education Campus. Psychological impact of disability on person and family. Reaction to loss, coping with disability, and societal rehabilitation. Disability as a cultural phenomenon. Impact of cultural differences on reaction and adjustment to disability. Cross cultural effects upon the rehabilitation counseling process and therapeutic relationship.
3 credit hours
Section 1 for students registering for only online courses in summer. Section 2 for students registering for both online and on-campus courses in summer. Interview as used in assessment and planning with people who have disabilities and vocational handicaps.
3-6 credit hours
Supervised practice in rehabilitation and counseling. 600 clock hours required for graduation. Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 9 hours.
3 credit hours
Recent trends in methods, materials and content in teaching science to students in grades K-4.
3 credit hours
Asynchronous with some synchronous sessions. Explores the theoretical and practical aspects of summative and formative assessment techniques used in science classrooms across grade levels.
3 credit hours
Asynchronous with some synchronous sessions. Analysis of current trends in science instruction, instructional issues facing elementary, secondary, and community college science teachers, and application of learning theory to teaching biological, physical, and environmental sciences. Prerequisite(s): 496.
3 credit hours
Instructor: Metzgar
Distance Education Campus. Social work practice-focused quantitative and qualitative research knowledge and skills. Includes critical evaluation of empirical literature and basic research methodology including construct operationalization; study design; selection, development, implementation, and evaluation of measures and instruments; and data management and analysis using statistical software.
1 credit hour
Instructor: Ellis
Distance Education Campus. Examines how to (1) convert information needs related to practice decisions into well-structured answerable questions; (2) efficiently locate the best evidence with which to answer such questions; (3) critically appraise such evidence; (4) apply results to practice and policy decisions; and (5) evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of the application of such results to practice and policy decisions.
1 credit hour
Instructor: Bolen
Distance Education Campus. For Advanced Standing students. Covers the basis of neurophysiology. Students will explore the effects of genetics and epigenetics on human development and behavior; brain development and functioning; and physiological responses to stress and trauma. Particular focus is placed on understanding interactions between environment (including intra-uterine, cultural, and other environments) and physiological processes and how these topics relate to social work practice and all system levels. Comment(s): Admission to Advanced Standing program.
3 credit hours
Instructor: Gonzalez
Distance Education Campus. Course will immerse students in the knowledge and issues related to working ethically and effectively with child and adolescent victims of child maltreatment, interpersonal traumas, and manmade/natural disasters. Will pay particular attention to cultural status, including race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, disability status, and others in understanding and working with traumatized children while maintaining a strengths perspective. Prerequisite(s): 510, 512, 513, 517, 519, 522, 537, 538 and 539. Comment(s): Advanced Standing satisfies prerequisites. Registration Permission: Non-MSSW students may register with consent of instructor.
3 credit hours
Instructor: Cooper
Distance Education Campus. Theory and practice of planned short term, emergency, and crisis interventions. Provides an introduction to the evidence-based practice, motivational interviewing (MI). Learners will be introduced to application of MI to increasing motivation for substance use reduction, mental health service utilization, and other health behavior changes. Finally, students will understand the evidence based theory, the transtheoretical model of change and its foundational role in motivational interviewing. Prerequisite(s): 510, 512, 513, 517, 519, 522, 537, 538 and 539. Comment(s): Advanced Standing satisfies prerequisites. Registration Permission: Non-MSSW students may register with consent of instructor.
3 credit hours
Instructor: Elswick
Distance Education Campus. Place of school as community institution and resource. Methods, processes, and techniques employed in school social work. Prerequisite(s): 510, 512, 513, 517, 519, 522, 537, 538 and 539. Comment(s): Advanced Standing satisfies prerequisites. Registration Permission: Non-MSSW students may register with consent of instructor.
3 credit hours
Instructor: Veit
Distance Education Campus. Examines psychopathology and mental disorders from an ecological perspective. Emphasis on understanding biopsychosocial influences on the incidence, course and treatment of the most commonly presented mental disorders and the differential effect of these factors on diverse populations. Emphasizes the acquisition of diagnostic skills as they relate to comprehensive social work assessment and the development of social work interventions. Stresses ethical issues, collaboration with families, knowledge of psychopharmacology and the varied roles social workers play in mental health settings.
2 credit hours
Instructor: Cope
Distance Education Campus. Organizational management knowledge, leadership skills and supervision required in development and management of structure, resources and cultures of human services delivery systems. Administrative financial knowledge and skills in budgeting, resource allocation, marketing and expenditure control. Issues regarding organizational management change in organizations, communities and national global contexts.
3 credit hours
Instructors: Mallory, Cooper, Davis, Childers
Distance Education Campus. Current topics in theories and practice for advanced social work. Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours. Prerequisite(s): 510, 512, 513, 517, 519, 522, 537, 538 and 539. Comment(s): Advanced Standing satisfies prerequisites. Registration Permission: Non-MSSW students may register with consent of instructor.
3 credit hours
Instructor: Cassie
Distance Education Course. Explores the reciprocal relationship between society and those considered older by society. Examines the social and cultural forces that impinge on the aging process, including socially constructed images of older adults, and patterns of inequality of gender, race, and economics. Theoretical perspectives relevant to the aging process, from activity theory and life span development to post modern constructions of aging are examined. Emphasis is placed on current critical aging-related issues and how these issues are experienced personally and societally. Students are challenged to critically analyze prevailing assumptions and perspective on aging and how these impact older adults, family members and society. Prerequisite(s): 510, 512, 513, 517, 519, 522, 537, 538 and 539. Comment(s): Advanced Standing satisfies prerequisites. Registration Permission: Non-MSSW students may register with consent of instructor.
1-6 credit hours
Instructor: Keiser
Distance Education Campus. Instruction and supervision in advanced evidence-based social work practice. Includes an agency-based experience. Students may take concurrent required concentration and elective courses, but are not required to do so. Grading Restriction: Satisfactory/No Credit grading only. Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 12 hours. Prerequisite(s): 542 and 544. Registration Restriction(s): Master of Science in Social Work – social work major.
1-6 credit hours
Instructors: Strand, TBA
Distance Education Campus. Individualized study, student selects, designs, and completes examination of special issue or problem. Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.
3 credit hours
Instructor: Cooper
Distance Education Campus. Reviews theoretical underpinnings of CBT (behavioral, social learning, cognitive, acceptance based / mindfulness), development of case conceptualizations, and technique development. Registration Restriction: Doctor of Social Work – Social Work major. Minimum student level – graduate.
3 credit hours
Instructor: Swan
Distance Education Campus. Examines the role of interpersonal and psychodynamic processes in biopsychosocial problems. Provides the theoretical and clinical framework of Interpersonal Psychotherapy, a time-limited, structured psychotherapy. Develops and enhances clinician technical skills to improve client’s interpersonal relationships. Registration Restriction: Doctor of Social Work – Social Work major. Minimum student level – graduate.
3 credit hours
Instructor: Thompson
Distance Education Campus. Presents current bio-ecological research findings that inform our understanding of trauma. Emphasis is placed on understanding biopsychosocial influences on the incidence, course and treatment of acute stress and PTSD, and the differential effect of these factors on diverse populations at risk. The course focuses on the acquisition of diagnostic skills as they relate to comprehensive social work assessment of adults, adolescents and children. Assessment and interventions skills will be taught for specific types of trauma, e.g. rape, war, natural disasters. Evidence-based interventions to treat victims of trauma will be presented.
Registration Restriction: Doctor of Social Work – Social Work major. Minimum student level – graduate.
3 credit hours
Instructor: Thompson
Distance Education Campus. Presents a review and exploration of emergent and cutting-edge intervention methods and clinical skills. Registration Restriction: Doctor of Social Work – Social Work major. Minimum student level – graduate.
3 credit hours
Instructor: Patterson
Distance Education Campus. Preparation of a publishable paper that includes 1) selection of a biopsychosocial problem experienced by a specific population served in student’s current practice, 2) addresses the empirical and theoretical understanding of the etiology, 3) reviews the array of possible evidence-based interventions and the demonstrated outcomes. Student defends his/her paper at an oral defense. Registration Restriction: Doctor of Social Work – Social Work major. Minimum student level – graduate.
3 credit hours
Instructor: Nugent
Distance Education Campus. Preparation of a publishable paper reporting the results of student’s clinical research study. Student defends his/her paper at an oral defense. Registration Restriction: Doctor of Social Work – Social Work major. Minimum student level – graduate.
3 credit hours
Univariate and bivariate data collection and organization, statistical estimation and hypothesis testing; analysis of relationships for categorical and numerical data, including Chi-square tests and simple linear and quadratic regression. Use of computing facilities required. Credit Restriction: Students may not receive credit for both 531 and 537. Recommended Background: 1 year of college mathematics.
3 credit hours
Multivariate techniques: Hotellings T-sq. MANOVA, discriminant analysis, canonical correlation, principal component analysis, and factor analysis. Computer oriented approach: analysis and interpretation. Knowledge of basic matrices and SAS essential. Prerequisite(s): 538 or knowledge of regression and analysis of variance.
3 credit hours
Asynchronous with some synchronous sessions. Examination of contemporary trends and issues in education.
1-3 credit hours
Section 310. This is a hybrid course offered online and in class. Class meeting times will be June 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, and 19, 2014.
1-3 credit hours
Section 312. Some class meetings will be offered online.