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Interdisciplinary Graduate Courses

  • HHS 589C: Refugee Experiences, Protection and Well-Being in Global Contexts (3)
    Students will learn about forced migration and population displacement issues in different world regions. Students will gain an understanding of how historical and current forces interact to produce refugees and displaced persons from a specific region (e.g., refugees from Myanmar). Students will participate in the international travel component where they will be exposed to regional agency operations (e.g., United Nations High Commission on Refugees and International Organization for Migration and International Organization for Migration, both located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) related to the protection and wellbeing of regional refugee groups (Burmese refugee groups) and processing for U.S. resettlement.

  • HHS 625: Research Methods for Health and Human Sciences (3)
    Research methods and designs for the study of families and individuals across the lifespan. Focus is on application of methods and designs for studies related to research in the health, human, developmental and behavioral sciences. This course is offered each Fall semester.

  • HHS 630: Survey Design in Heath and Human Sciences (3)
    This course introduces students to the skills and resources needed to design and conduct a high quality survey. These skills include identifying and developing specific survey objectives that will help to answer a particular research question, identifying which people to include in a study, encouraging people to complete the survey, developing reliable and valid questionnaires (which might include identifying usable questions from other surveys and /or writing your own questions), and administering the survey. This course is offered every other year in the Spring semester. It will be offered next in Spring 2018.

  • HHS 650: Applied Multiple Regression (3)
    Applied work on the iterative process of constructing meaningful research questions and hypotheses and then deriving and implementing the most informative analytical approaches to answer those questions. This course is offered each Fall semester.

  • HHS/PHE 702: Professional Grant Writing for Health and Human Service Organizations in the Community (3)
    Theoretical and applied avenues to learning professional grant writing for health and human service organizations in the community. This course is offered each Fall semester, and is open to graduate students in HHS or with permission of the instructor.

  • HHS 703 Teaching Undergraduates in Health and Human Sciences (3)
    Analysis and application of innovative approaches to undergraduate course design, teaching, and evaluation in Health and Human Sciences. This course will be offered in Spring 16 and then every fall beginning Fall 17.

  • HHS 711 Foundations in Intergroup Relations (3)
    Leadership in the 21st century will require a high level of ability to engage diversity. This is an interdisciplinary graduate course focused on core concepts of intergroup relations, intergroup dialogue (participation and facilitation), and the skills needed to address social justice, diversity, and inclusion, and equity in leadership and professional capacities. The course is designed to give graduate students a foundational understanding of the concepts central to intergroup relations, including multiculturalism, social justice, intercultural communication and leadership. Finally, students will have an opportunity to apply the skills they learn in the course to an on-campus event with a focus on social justice, diversity, and inclusion within higher education and with an emphasis on community engagement.

  • HHS 750: Professional Development Seminar (3)
    Preparation for academic careers, including expectations for promotion and tenure, effective writing techniques for publishing in academic journals, and planning for the academic job market, job applications, and campus interviews. This course is offered each Spring semester and is designed for advanced doctoral students in Health and Human Sciences. Students completing this course receive partial credit toward the Preparing Future Faculty Program sponsored by the Graduate School.

  • HHS 776: Higher Education Administration and Leadership in Health and Human Sciences (3)
    Issues of academic administration and leadership will address the major areas of responsibilities of a variety of academic administrative roles within a university, from program director and department chair/head to provost. Students will shadow an administrator within their department, or a closely related department, during this course. This course is offered every other Spring semester and is designed for doctoral students in HHS who intend to be leaders in health and wellness administration, mostly in higher education. Students must have an administrative mentor who agrees to participate in the practicum section of this course.