Graduate Course Descriptions

The following directory lists the graduate courses which the University expects to offer, although the University in no way guarantees that all such courses will be offered in any given academic year, and reserves the right to alter the list if conditions warrant. Click on the links below for a list of courses in that subject area. You may then click “View Classes” to see scheduled classes for individual courses.

5318. Special Topics

1.00 - 3.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 12 credits.

Prerequisites: Open to students in the MSW program.

Grading Basis: Graded

Introduces new and innovative material into the curriculum on an experimental basis. Any special topics course may be offered only twice and may not duplicate content already available in the regular curriculum. Any instructor offering a special topics course must submit the title and a brief statement of focus of the course to the Registrar for inclusion in the course registration schedule. A student may apply up to eight credits of Independent Study and Special Topics in Social Work (combined) toward the M.S.W. degree.


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Term Class Number Campus Instruction Mode Instructor Section Session Schedule Enrollment Location Credits Grading Basis Notes
Spring 2024 12590 Hartford Online Synchronous Berthold, Megan 701 Reg Tu 4:00pm‑6:30pm
20/25 No Room Required - Online 3.00 Graded
Fall 2024 11880 Hartford Online Synchronous Carolan, Kelsi 702 Reg Th 4:00pm‑6:30pm
22/25 No Room Required - Online 3.00 Graded Topic: Health Equity and Disability Justice in Social Work Practice
Fall 2024 14041 Hartford In Person Elsaesser, Caitlin 703 Reg We 4:00pm‑6:30pm
13/25 HTB 212 3.00 Graded Topic: Introduction to Engaged Mindfulness - Grounded in the lineage of engaged mindfulness, in this course students will gain skills in developing a strong foundation of trauma-informed mindfulness practice (e.g., mindfulness of breath, sounds, body; self-compassion). Building on this, we will practice bringing mindfulness in communication, including practices in nonviolent communication.