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Courses


 

Theatre

  
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    THEA 496 - Field Work: Theatre Tour


    This course is designed to give students experience with touring theatre. It is a performance and production laboratory. Students engage in multiple performances at differing sites. Content allows for all phases of production including development of technical and pedagogical materials.

    Requisites: THEA 136 or THEA 470 or instructor permission. (Required, Previous).

    Credits:1-6 cr

1-6 cr
  
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    THEA 497 - Senior Project in Theatre


    Student must submit a detailed and substantiated proposal for approval.

    Requisites: Written and oral presentation of proposal for departmental approval one semester prior to registration. (Required, Previous).

    Credits:3-6 cr

    Notes: Forms available from faculty advisor.
3-6 cr

Youth Services

  
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    YS 310 - Diverse Youth and Families


    Developing an understanding of and appreciation for diverse youth and families, who are members of populations that are at risk of experiencing prejudice, discrimination, and oppression. Diversity competent approaches to working with these populations are studied.

    Credits:3 cr

3 cr
  
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    YS 311 - Working With Juvenile Delinquents


    A study of approaches to working with juvenile delinquents and status offenders in juvenile court, residential care, runaway shelters, and delinquency, school truancy, diversion, and prevention programs, and similar settings serving youth and their families.

    Credits:3 cr

3 cr
  
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    YS 315 - LGBTQ Youth and Families


    An overview of emerging definitions and contemporary issues affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender & questioning youth and their families. Diversity competent approaches to social institutions, developmental experiences, obstacles and resources for these youth are studied.

    Requisites: Junior status and above. (Required, Previous).

    Credits:3 cr

3 cr
  
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    YS 318 - Issues in Sexuality for Youth & Families


    This course will examine sexuality from the interpersonal as well as the broader cultural and political context. Students will gain a better understanding of how their sexual intelligence and bias were created and how to lessen them with clients. This course will take a psychosocial approach, reflecting the view that psychological factors and social conditioning have a crucial impact on sexual attitudes, values and behaviors. This approach will allow the student to better understand their personal bias and conditioning and provide for a better understanding of the issues social workers face with their clients. Controversial sexual issues will be discussed using the social work code of ethics and current research as our guide.

    Credits:3 cr

3 cr
  
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    YS 320 - International Child


    This course will explore global child welfare issues both policy and modes of service delivery through a multiple national lens. Geographic considerations which shape areas of concern lend an international perspective to classroom discussion.

    Credits:3 cr

3 cr
  
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    YS 322 - Treatment Courts for Youth and Families


    Treatment Courts for Youth and Families introduces students to the development and expansion of treatment courts in the United States as a way to address substance abuse treatment needs for court-involved individuals. Comparisons between traditional justice system approaches and treatment court approaches are made by underscoring the idea of therapeutic jurisprudence. Areas of focus include shared and contrasting elements of juvenile drug treatment courts, family treatment courts, adult drug treatment courts and mental health courts.

    Credits:3 cr

3 cr
  
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    YS 345 - Youth in Transition


    Youth in Transition is an intensive study of issues and services for foster children who are aging out of the foster care system and in transition to adult independence.   Areas of focus include: post-secondary education, employment, personal financial management, interpersonal relationships, housing, cultural identity, grief and loss.

    Credits:3 cr

3 cr
  
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    YS 347 - Problems of American Youth


    A study of the social, psychological and personal problems of age in America. Areas of focus include: childhood and youth as social inventions; socialization processes; anxiety, identity, authority and life goals; the amelioration of personal problems and growth in social maturity, with emphasis on strategies and treatment.

    Credits:3 cr

3 cr
  
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    YS 349 - Group Work with Youth


    Theory and skills for working with youth through groups. Principles and strategies of intervention, problem assessment, use of group and programming and intervention tools, select appropriate methods/skills. Stages of group development, goal planning with groups, assessment of race, ethnic origin and socio-economic status of group members. The use of group programming as a viable means for individual change.

    Credits:3 cr

3 cr
  
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    YS 390 - Special Topics in Youth Services


    A departmental course in a subject area not currently listed in the catalog. A descriptive title will appear in the Course Schedule and the transcript.

    Credits:1-4 cr

1-4 cr
  
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    YS 396 - Field Studies in Youth Services


    By arrangement with instructor, service learning opportunity with youth and families.

    Requisites: Instructor permission (Required, Previous)

    Credits:1-4 cr

1-4 cr
  
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    YS 405 - Group Facilitation


    Developing group facilitation skills with parenting groups and groups with children and youth. Group work as an intervention with families in need of a nurturing supportive environment that supports appropriate parent-child interactions.

    Credits:3 cr

3 cr
  
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    YS 490 - Selected Topics


    Study of selected topics of particular significance or current importance and interest to the youth services area such as Interviewing children and adolescents, youth in residential care, and administration of youth services.

    Requisites: Junior or senior standing. (Required, Previous).

    Credits:1-4 cr

1-4 cr
  
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    YS 496 - Field Work in Youth Services


    Field work in settings serving children, youth, and families. Field site must be approved by the instructor. May include a combination of field experiences and course work designed to prepare students for field experiences with specific populations or settings.

    Requisites: 2 YS courses or instructor permission. (Required, Previous).

    Credits:1-6 cr

1-6 cr
  
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    YS 497 - Field Work in Juvenile Delinquency


    Field work in settings serving juvenile delinquents, pre-delinquents, status offenders, school truants, and youth at risk becoming a member of any of these populations. Field site must be approved by the instructor.

    Requisites: SW 410, YS 410, SW 411 or YS 411. (Required, Previous).

    Credits:1-6 cr

    Notes: May be taken multiple times for up to a total of 6 credits.
1-6 cr

Other

  
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    BLS 100 - Introduction to Black Studies (GE7)


    Foundation course for  . Examines the intellectual, disciplinary origins and development of this field and central concepts. This course examines the full scope of the African Diaspora including topics such as race relations models, the construction of race, systems of slavery, colonialism, and segregation, resistance, anti-colonialism, liberation, nationalism, Pan-Africanism, Afrocentrism, Black Feminism, institutions, politics and culture.

    Credits:3 cr

3 cr
 

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