ES 230 Social Ecological Perspectives on Physical Activity & Exercise – 3 credits
This course will discuss the sociocultural and psychological factors that influence physical activity behaviors in the United States and across the world. Students will explore the social, cultural, economic, political, and environmental factors that impact physical activity and exercise using a social science lens. Students will gain a global perspective of the health disparities associated with physical activity and explore strategies for increasing physical activity across the lifespan.
Meeting pattern: Hybrid, meets in-person on Wednesdays from 11-11:50 am on South campus. The online component is asynchronous.
This course is open to non-ES majors and is an approved pathway course. It is in List 2 of the following Thematic Pathway Topics: Environments, Technologies & Policy and Health, Sexuality and Society.
Community Organizing and Development Minor & Electives available to ALL MAJORS
For questions about whether these courses will count toward your university requirements, please speak to your academic advisor.
SW130LEC Black Lives Matter: Building Racial Justice and Solidarity T/R 3:00-4:20PM | Seated Instructor: C. Brockington This foundational course examines historic and contemporary anti-Black racism and white supremacy in the United States. Students will analyze policies and strategies to identify, challenge, and transform the values, structures, and behaviors that perpetuate systemic racism, white supremacy and anti-blackness. Students will also engage in self-reflection, develop self-awareness, and participate in critical analysis of systems of privilege and oppression, as well develop personal strategies for becoming antiracist and facilitating change in communities and society. *Course with a racial justice focus.*
SW140LEC Power to the People: Intro to Organizing & Advocacy Strategies T/R 10:00-11:20AM | Hybrid Instructor: L. Merriman This course focuses on the nuts and bolts of organizing and the strategies that inform advocacy with an emphasis on the roles social capital has on networking effectively across groups and systems. Because the skills and tasks of organizing and advocacy are predominately to catalyze and agitate for change, students will examine relevant policies and learn how to identify and map the distribution of power they promote particularly as they influence access to service and support in neighborhoods and communities.
SW150LEC Social Media in Social Change T/R 6:00-7:20PM | Remote Instructor: M. Schwartz This course will familiarize students with social media and social networking as they influence community change. Specifically, students will be introduced to the fundamental terms and concepts of social media and networking, including various interfaces, tools, and platforms that may be leveraged to promote community change and development. Students will also explore existing scholarship and best practices, as well asissues of social justice, trauma and adversity, social disadvantage, and human rights as they apply to the democratization of technology.
SW230LEC Theories & Policies of Community Organizing M/W 10:00-11:20AM | Seated Instructor: L. Lewis This course will build upon the Introduction to Community Organizing and Development course to provide students with an understanding of the ways in which the history of community organizing and development informs community theory and policy across urban and rural settings. With an emphasis on group development theory, students will be introduced to the major theories and policies that impact neighborhood/community capacity, including theories of poverty and development, inequality, human rights, urban and rural community development, neighborhood organizing, restorative practice, social movements, community transformation, social capital. A particular focus is the intersection of these theories and policies within this framework that can create social capital, and foster entrepreneurship, social innovation, and cross-sector collaboration.
SW309LEC Developing Leadership in Communities M/W 6:00-7:20PM | Hybrid Instructor: J. Bieron This course focuses on development of leadership skills and strategies that foster community engagement and strengthen the natural leadership of residents within communities. Students will examine theories of leadership and the ways in which they influence organizational structures that promote community well-being. This course will explore the mechanisms that support opportunities for collaboration across social, political, legal, and financial systems and the communication patterns that influence success.
SW401LEC Black Men: A Historical and Contemporary Discourse 1619-Present W 9:00-11:50AM | Seated Instructor: C. St. Vil
Mon. March 1, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. | This workshop will give you the tools you need to overcome your fears of presenting in front of large groups. Some of the topics we will discuss include non-verbal communication, confidence, and presentation styles.
Intentionally designed to engage students in conversations about leadership skills and strategies, this 8-week long program will help students discover who they are as a leader and develop their full leadership potential.
This program will be delivered synchronously through an online platform on Thursdays from 2:30 p.m – 3:30 p.m.
AIIS will be offering its summer language program online for summer 2020 and is extending the deadline for applying for the program until May 10, 2020. We will be offering an eight week program (June 17 to August 13) in Bangla, Gujarati Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Mughal Persian, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Tamil, Telugu, Tibetan, and Urdu. Students will have three options: a 140-hour program ($1,820), a 120-hour program ($1,560), and a 72-hour program ($936). AIIS will not be able to provide financial aid to students who apply during this extra extended application period, so those who apply during this time (now through May 10) will need to procure their own funding.* Decisions about admissions will be made by May 22.
To apply, students should go to www.indiastudies.org They should register on the portal but should ONLY upload one pdf containing two items: the two-page main application form and the one-page statement of purpose, They should NOT upload any other materials nor should they arrange for letters of recommendation. They would add the $25 application fee to the program fee they would pay.
*UB Asian Studies Study Abroad and Rustgi funding may be available to cover some or all of the cost of attendance. Please direct interested students to complete this form to apply for funding: https://forms.gle/84GrJVHyZe2DCzys9
Below are some additional courses the School of Public Health and Health Professions will be offering over the summer 2020:
PUB 210 (online) Global Public Health
This course will provide upper division undergraduate students with a meaningful appreciation of the challenges in achieving the human right to health in low- and middle-income countries worldwide. Students will understand the leading causes of illness, death, and disability and approaches to prevention and control of those conditions in resource-constrained settings. Students will also understand the complex interrelationships between social, environmental, and political factors that affect health and well-being in low- and middle-income countries. Further, students will learn how to critically evaluate solutions to improve global health.
Pre-Requisite: PUB 101.
PUB 325 (online) Interv Address Public Heath Problem
This course addresses how public health professionals take action to solve public health problems. Building on the foundation of understanding problems from PUB 320, the course addresses interventions used to prevent and treat infectious diseases, to change health behaviors, and to address environmental health hazards. A particular focus will be on intervention strategies that can be used at the population level to improve health for groups and communities.
For Public Health Majors only (Juniors and Seniors)
PUB 440 (online) Public Health Nutrition
This course focuses on the intersection of public health and nutrition and enables students to articulate, explain the purpose of, and apply core functions of public health including: assessment of the nutritional needs of the community, assurance and provision of programs that service those needs, and policy development to promote health. Students will develop critical thinking skills to allow evaluation of the scientific evidence supporting public health programs and policies. In addition, the class will expose students to a variety of professional careers in public health in community, clinical, and educational/academic settings.
Pre-Requisite: PUB 101
For Students in the Public Health Major and/or minor only (Juniors and Seniors)
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