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Social Change Courses @ Northeastern

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Courses: Social Change @ Northeastern

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  • Graphic Design 2

    Course Number: ARTG 3450

    Department: Art – Design (ARTG)

    Explores the conceptual potential inherent in the merging of words/text with images/symbols to achieve a level of communication that exceeds the sum of visual and verbal components. Examining how the relationship of verbal and visual content can enhance meaning and comprehension, students identify a social issue of personal relevance and create a visual campaign targeting a core audience. Through a process including projects, readings, and lectures/discussions, students research, frame concepts, explore visual decisions, and determine appropriate deliverables.

  • Health Education, Promotion and Wellness and seminar

    Course Number: PT 6243

    Department: Physical Therapy (PT)

    Covers health promotion, wellness, disease, impairment, functional limitations, disability, and health risks. Addresses the concept of human difference as a construct relative to behavior theories, lifestyle choices, and health and wellness. Offers learners an opportunity to develop an educational health promotion program for individuals as well as community groups, considering the impact of health disparities, epidemiology, learning styles, barriers, and resources. Offers learners an opportunity to explore a potential consultative role to business, schools, government agencies, and other organizations.

  • Housing Rights Advocacy Clinic

    Course Number: LAW7691

    Department: Law (LAW)

    Offers students an opportunity to obtain hands-on experience in litigating housing-related matters, under the close supervision of clinical faculty. Students advise and represent clients facing housing insecurity, with opportunities to appear in court and before agency officials. Emphasizes ethical, client-centered representation; housing law and procedure; the practice of core litigation skills; and collaborative work with local community organizations advancing housing justice. Students attend weekly seminar and supervision meetings to develop their casework, as well as examine and think critically about the role of the lawyer, client, courts, and community in housing rights advocacy.

  • Human Behavior in the Social Environment

    Course Number: HSV 2240

    Department: Human Services – CPS (HSV)

    Offers students a foundation for understanding behavior as it applies within the context of dynamic human systems. Interactions with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities are at the core of practice. Explores the interrelationship between human development and behavior across the life span, focusing on the impact of surroundings such as culture, community, and social systems. Introduces research-oriented and practice-based perspectives to enhance students’ development with regard to professional values, ethics, assessment, and intervention strategies. Emphasizes diverse and at-risk populations.

  • Human Rights

    Course Number: GST 6740

    Department: Global Studies – CPS (GST)

    Introduces students to the concept of international human rights. Focuses on the role of global, regional, and national institutions to protect human rights as well as create and enforce human rights law. Explores the role of nongovernmental organizations and the media in fact-finding and publicizing human rights violations, along with current issues and case studies.

  • Human Rights

    Course Number: PHIL 2155

    Department: Philosophy (PHIL)

    Offers students an opportunity to obtain a solid understanding of the political, philosophical, and legal dimensions of human rights as well as an overview of some of the current debates in human rights. Discusses the intellectual history of human rights and explores their philosophical and historical roots. Examines their legal and political dimensions and human rights laws and institutions. Explores in-depth a number of contemporary human rights issues including genocide, women’s rights, children’s rights, refugees, and torture.

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