MLS COURSES FOR SPRING 2015

LBST D501: Humanities Seminar (3 cr.)
Black Fists, Black Voices: Politics & Culture in the Black Panther/Black Arts Movements - Emery
6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. T

This course will examine the interplay and the tensions between two key historical movements of the 1960s and 1970s: the Black Power Movement and the Black Arts Movement. Students will grapple with the legacy of Black politics and Black Nationalism for the 21st century, as represented by each strain of the movement. With our first African American president in office, and with controversies surrounding incarceration, violence, and voting rights in our everyday conversations, the time is ideal to look back at the ground breaking successes and frustrating failures of these movements.

LBST D502: Social Sciences Seminar (3 cr.)
Feminist Pedagogy for Post-Secondary Instruction - Accardi
6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. M

Feminist pedagogy in an interdisciplinary approach informed by feminist theory, educational theory, women’s and gender studies, and literary and cultural studies. Central questions that will guide the course include: What is feminism? What is feminist pedagogy? What does it look like, and what are its concerns? Why does it matter?

LBST D503: Natural Sciences Seminar (3 cr.)
Social, Legal, Economic, & Ethical Perspectives on Computer Information Technology - Manwanit
6 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. R (Hybrid Course)

Leading-edge computer technology has a potential that goes far beyond one’s imagination. To apply creativity to real-world issues, essential technology tools are developed. A thoughtful consideration of social, legal, ethical, and economic issues becomes indispensible for responsive and accountable functioning and application of computer technology.Students in this seminar will not only gain knowledge of different CIT tools, but also develop an understanding of issues associated with deploying computing technology in real-world situations.

LBST D511: Grant Writing (3 cr.)
Finkel
6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. M

Developing requests for funding, or simply stating your case to convince a reader/audience, is a part of life in most occupations: non-profits, businesses, academia, etc. We will explore the methods and components for pursuing funding in various arenas and writing successful funding proposals.

LBST D512: Survey Methods and Data Analysis (3 cr.)
Finkel
6 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. W

The course does not assume much prior statistical knowledge; it is designed to enable students to be both users and informed consumers of basic methodological and statistical techniques used in survey research. We will focus on sample selection, survey design, and analysis of survey data. This course is especially appropriate for those MLS students who would like to collect survey data as part of their thesis project.

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