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Courses - Fall 2016
AASP
African American Studies Department Site
AASP100
Introduction to African American Studies
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP
Significant aspects of the history of African Americans with particular emphasis on the evolution and development of black communities from slavery to the present. Interdisciplinary introduction to social, political, legal and economic roots of contemporary problems faced by blacks in the United States with applications to the lives of other racial and ethnic minorities in the Americas and in other societies.
AASP100H
Introduction to African American Studies
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP
Significant aspects of the history of African Americans with particular emphasis on the evolution and development of black communities from slavery to the present. Interdisciplinary introduction to social, political, legal and economic roots of contemporary problems faced by blacks in the United States with applications to the lives of other racial and ethnic minorities in the Americas and in other societies.
AASP101
Public Policy and the Black Community
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
GenEd: DSHS
Formerly: AASP300.
The impact of public policies on the black community and the role of the policy process in affecting the social, economic and political well-being of minorities. Particular attention given to the post-1960 to present era.
AASP187
The New Jim Crow: African-Americans, Mass Incarceration and the Prison Industrial Complex
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP, SCIS
Recommended: AASP100.
Students will examine the birth of the racial caste system following the abolition of slavery, the parallels between the racial hierarchy of the Jim Crow system and contemporary mass incarceration, and the rise of the prison industrial complex as a multi-billon business which thrives on the oppression of low-income populations and poor communities of color.
AASP202
Black Culture in the United States
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP
The course examines important aspects of African American life and thought which are reflected in African American literature, drama, music and art. Beginning with the cultural heritage of slavery, the course surveys the changing modes of black creative expression from the 19th-century to the present.
AASP202H
Black Culture in the United States
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP
The course examines important aspects of African American life and thought which are reflected in African American literature, drama, music and art. Beginning with the cultural heritage of slavery, the course surveys the changing modes of black creative expression from the 19th-century to the present.
AASP400
Directed Readings in African American Studies
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP
Prerequisite: AASP202 or AASP100.
The readings will be directed by the faculty of African American Studies. Topics to be covered will be chosen to meet the needs and interests of individual students.
Also offered as WMST498Y. Credit will be granted for one of the following: AASP400, AASP400H, or WMST498Y.
AASP400H
(Perm Req)
Directed Readings in African American Studies
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP
Prerequisite: AASP202 or AASP100.
The readings will be directed by the faculty of African American Studies. Topics to be covered will be chosen to meet the needs and interests of individual students.
For general honors students only.
AAST
Asian American Studies Department Site
AAST200
Introduction to Asian American Studies
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP
The aggregate experience of Asian Pacific Americans, from developments in the countries of origin to their contemporary issues. The histories of Asian Pacific American groups as well as culture, politics, the media, and stereotypes, viewed from an interdisciplinary perspective.
Also offered as AMST298C. Credit granted for AAST200 or AMST298C.
AAST398D
Selected Topics in Asian American Studies; Filipino American History and Biography
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP
Also offered as AMST328J. Credit granted for AAST398D or AMST328J.

Focus is placed on Filipino American experiences with an emphasis on identity, community building and organizing to influence public policy. We will cover pertinent events from the US and Philippine history in order to understand the impact of colonialism, migration, immigration and assimilation on Filipino Americans.
AAST443
Asian American Politics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP
Credit only granted for: AAST4898T, AAST443, GVPT368C or AMST 498J.
Formerly: AAST 498T.
Students will gain a greater understanding of 1)the role of Asian Americans in US politics, 2) the political attitudes and behaviors of Asian Americans and 3)how to conduct research on Asian American politics. Though the class will concentrate on Asian Americans, issues related to Asian American politics will be examined within the larger context of America's multicultural political landscape.
AMST
American Studies Department Site
AMST202
Cultures of Everyday Life in America
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS
Examine the structures and patterns of everyday life in the U.S., utilizing methods such as ethnography, oral history, survey research, and textual, visual, and material cultural analysis.
AMST260
American Culture in the Information Age
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, SCIS
Credit only granted for: AMST260 or AMST298I.
Formerly: AMST298I.
Examines the ways in which content and form of public information interact with the culture, families & individuals.
AMST298C
Introduction to Asian American Studies
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP
Also offered as AAST200. Credit granted for AAST200 or AMST298C.
AMST328J
Perspectives on Identity and Culture; Filipino American History and Biography
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP
Also offered ad AAST398D. Credit granted for AAST398D or AMST328J.

Focus is placed on Filipino American experiences with an emphasis on identity, community building and organizing to influence public policy We will cover pertinent events from the US and Philippine history in order to understand the impact of colonialism, migration, immigration and assimilation on Filipino Americans.
ANSC
Animal Science
ANSC225
Love Me, Hate Me, Use Me, Save Me: Our Conflicting Views of Animals
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, SCIS
Examine the evolution of human-animal relationships and consider some of the major social an scientific debates that have arisen in the last century as a result of our rapidly changing and diverse views about animals.
ANTH
Anthropology Department Site
ANTH240
Introduction to Archaeology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP
Exploration of the variety of past human societies and cultures through archaeology, from the emergence of anatomically modern humans to the more recent historical past.
ANTH260
Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology and Linguistics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP
Culture and social relationships in a wide variety of settings from small-scale to complex societies. An overview of how anthropology analyzes human behavior. Particular attention to the relationship between language and culture.
ANTH263
Sexuality and Culture
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP
Credit only granted for: ANTH298K or ANTH263.
Formerly: ANTH298K.
An overview of sexuality from an anthropological perspective, looking at aspects of sexuality within our own culture and in cultures around the world. Course topics include the biology and culture of sex, gender, physical attraction, sexual orientation, marriage and mating taboos, fertility control, sexually transmitted diseases, and commercial aspects of sex.
ANTH264
Anthropology and Immigration
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP, SCIS
An examination of the phenomenon of international migration, or immigration. Students develop awareness of how immigration has been framed in the general public and examined by social science disciplines, most prominently anthropology. Examination of case studies of different immigrant groups in distinct geographic contexts will illuminate the varied incorporation experiences of immigrants into U.S. society.
Also offered as IMMR219C. Credit granted for ANTH264 or IMMR219C.
ANTH265
Anthropology of Global Health
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP, SCIS
An overview of the growing field of global health including health care systems, medical practices, ideas about illness in cross-cultural contexts, issues of health development, global health inequity, and human rights issues. The course will focus on the history of global health, the critique of major international health agencies and their development paradigms, and the political economy of social inequalities and health.
ANTH266
Changing Climate, Changing Cultures
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, DVCC, SCIS
Explore past, present, and future interactions between humans and climate. Discussions, methods-oriented activities, and case study analyses provide students a foundation for appreciating the role of anthropology in understanding, responding to, and preparing for climate change.
ANTH305
Archaeological Methods and Practice
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHS
Prerequisite: ANTH240, ARTH200, or CLAS180.
Also offered as: ARTH305, CLAS305.
Credit only granted for: ANTH305, ARTH305, or CLAS305.
A team-taught, interdisciplinary course discussing theories, methods, and ethical issues in the practice of archaeology.
AREC
Agricultural and Resource Economics Department Site
AREC250
Elements of Agricultural and Resource Economics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS
Credit only granted for: ECON200, AREC240 or AREC250.
An introduction to economic principles of production, marketing, agricultural prices and incomes, farm labor, credit, agricultural policies, and government programs.
AREC345
Global Poverty and Economic Development
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP
This interdisciplinary course explores social and economic development around the world. Topics include geography, democratization, political instability and conflict, health and education, agricultural development, micro-entrepreneurship, and an introduction to impact evaluation methods used to evaluate the efficacy of public policy aimed at alleviating poverty.
ARTH
Art History & Archaeology Department Site
ARTH305
Archaeological Methods and Practice
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHS
Prerequisite: ANTH240, ARTH200, or CLAS180.
Also offered as: ANTH305, CLAS305.
Credit only granted for: ANTH305, ARTH305, or CLAS305.
A team-taught, interdisciplinary course discussing theories, methods, and ethical issues in the practice of archaeology.
BSGC
Global Communities
BSGC101
(Perm Req)
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHS, SCIS
Restriction: Must be in Global Communities Living-Learning program.
An interdisciplinary exploration of the historical evolution and contemporary significance of growing interconnectedness in the world. We debate different perspectives on globalization and its impact on social, political, economic and cultural issues.
BSOS
Behavioral and Social Sciences
BSOS289I
Playing the Market: Managing Risk and Using Technical Analysis
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS or DSSP, SCIS
Through readings, class discussion, guest lecturers, anda simulated portfolio construction and class trading competition, this course will introduce students to investing and trading, with special emphasis on the field of technical analysis. The technical approach to the markets focuses largelly on the analysis of price and volume patterns as indicators of stock trends. Students will learn how to evaluate companies using internet sources and a technical analysis program. Each student will be expected to use a set of trading rules to apply to theirtrading ofa virtual $100,000 margin portfolio and to manage risk. Students will develop an accurate view of the risks of benefits of trading stocks and an appreciation of the complexities involved in the technical approach to trading stocks. The course assumes no prior knowledge of the stock market.
BSST
Terrorism Studies
BSST334
States of Emergency
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, SCIS
Students will explore the manner in which crises unfold from the perspective of a variety of emergency response disciplines, including: emergency management, law enforcement, intelligence analysis, cyber analysis, risk communication, health and human services, and emergency psychiatry/psychology. Students will participate in a semester-long simulation of an unfolding terrorist attack.
CCJS
Criminology and Criminal Justice Department Site
CCJS100
Introduction to Criminal Justice
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS
Introduction to the administration of criminal justice in a democratic society, with emphasis on the theoretical and historical development of law enforcement. The principles of organization and administration for law enforcement; functions and specific activities; planning and research; public relations; personnel and training; inspection and control; direction; policy formulation.
CCJS105
Introduction to Criminology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS
Criminal behavior and the methods of its study; causation; typologies of criminal acts and offenders; punishment, correction and incapacitation; prevention of crime.
CCJS225
Responses to Violence
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS or DSSP, SCIS
Conflict is unfortunately resolved through violence in a number of settings. It ranges from interpersonal to international in its scope. This course investigates the strengths and weakness of a number of resolutions to reducing violence over the course of history using both state centered and informal control.
CCJS325
Slavery in the Twenty First Century: Combating Human Trafficking
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, SCIS
Credit only granted for: CCJS325 or CCJS498R.
Formerly: CCJS498R.
The trafficking of human beings in its historical, legal, economic, political and social contexts. Scope of the global problem, different forms of human trafficking, and regional trends and practices. Roles of government, the international community and individual actors. Strategies to combat trafficking.
CLAS
Classics Department Site
CLAS305
Archaeological Methods and Practice
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHS
Prerequisite: ANTH240, ARTH200, or CLAS180.
Also offered as: ANTH305, ARTH305.
Credit only granted for: ANTH305, ARTH305, or CLAS305.
A team-taught, interdisciplinary course discussing theories, methods, and ethical issues in the practice of archaeology.
CPMS
College Park Scholars-Media, Self and Society
CPMS225
Analyzing Media Practice through Theory
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, SCIS
Prerequisite: CPMS100.
Restriction: Must be in the Scholars Media, Self & Society Program.
Formerly: CPSP222.
Media analysis investigating patterns of ownership, the working of media organizations, patterns of coverage and the nature of audiences.
CPSS
College Park Scholars-Science, Technology and Society
CPSS225
College Park Scholars Capstone: Science, Technology, and Society
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, SCIS
Prerequisite: CPSS100.
Restriction: Must be in the College Park Scholars Science, Technology & Society (CPSS) program.
Formerly: CPSP227.
Exploration and understanding of ways science and technology shape and are shaped by society.
ECON
Economics Department Site
ECON111
Thinking Like an Economist
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHS, SCIS
Restriction: Sophomore standing or lower; or permission of BSOS-Economics department.
An introduction to the modes of thought of economics. Use of simple standard tools of economics to analyze important problems that arise frequently in public policy, the news media, and in daily life. An emphasis on how economists predict what choices societies make and how economists analyze whether those are good choices. Practical application of a variety of economic tools leading to a focus on the essential unity underlying these analytical tools, viewing economics as a discipline that applies a core methodology in different ways in different situations.
ECON175
Inequality: Determinants and Policy Remedies
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHS, SCIS
Through most of the 20th century gaps in income between rich and poor declined in the US, but after 1970 we experienced a very rapid increase in inequality. This course challenges students to investigate why people make different amounts of money, why income inequality has risen so dramatically in recent years, what public policy tools exist to counter inequality increases, and what different institutional arrangements different countries use to lower inequality. This course will introduce students to theoretical tools used by economists to understand the sources of inequality and will also examine empirical evidence to better understand changes in the wage distribution and, more generally, in income distribution.
ECON200
Principles of Microeconomics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS
Prerequisite: MATH107 or MATH110; or must have math eligibility of MATH113 or higher.
Credit only granted for: ECON200, AREC240, or AREC250.
Additional information: It is recommended that students complete ECON200 before taking ECON201.
Introduces economic models used to analyze economic behavior by individuals and firms and consequent market outcomes. Applies conceptual analysis to several policy issues and surveys a variety of specific topics within the broad scope of microeconomics.
ECON201
Principles of Macroeconomics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS
Prerequisite: MATH107 or MATH110; or must have math eligibility of MATH113 or higher.
Recommended: ECON200.
Credit only granted for: ECON201 or ECON205.
An introduction to how market economies behave at the aggregate level. The determination of national income/output and the problems of unemployment inflation, will be examined, along with monetary and fiscal policy.
EDCI
Curriculum and Instruction Department Site
EDCI288W
Special Topics in Teacher Education; Forbidden Books: Censorship of Children's and Young Adult Literature
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, SCIS
EDHD
Education, Human Development Department Site
EDHD221
Aggression and Violence in Everyday Life: Can Violence Be Prevented?
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHS, SCIS
History of aggression and violence in the world and in the United States. Examines the extent to which various forms are prevalent today and scientifically supported prevention strategies. Methods of studying aggression are reviewed, as are theories and methods of preventing aggression and violence.
EDHD230
Human Development and Societal Institutions
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP
Development of the individual in the context of relationships with the formal and informal institutions of society. An examination of various aspects of development from the broad perspective of the social sciences.
EDHD231
Inside 21st Century Creativity: How Creative Ideas, Concepts, and Products are Generated
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHS, SCIS
Mechanisms of the creative mind. Psychological, social, sociological, developmental, cultural, educational, genetic and neural based roots of creativity.
EDHD320
Human Development Through the Life Span
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
GenEd: DSHS
Central concepts related to parameters of human development, individual and social, which arise throughout the life span. Continuity and change within the developing individual.
EDHD400
Introduction to Gerontology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
GenEd: DSHS
Multidisciplinary survey of the processes of aging. Physiological changes, cultural forces, and self-processes that bear on quality of life in later years. Field study of programs, institutions for elderly, individual elders, their families and care providers.
EDHD411
Child Growth and Development
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
GenEd: DSHS
Theoretical approaches to and empirical studies of physical, psychological and social development from conception to puberty. Implications for home, school and community.
EDHD412
Infant Development
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS
Infant development across domains, including perceptual, motor, cognitive, language, social and emotional functioning from pre-natal through third year of life.
EDHD413
Adolescent Development
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHS
Adolescent development, including special problems encountered in contemporary culture. Observational component and individual case study.
EDHD460
Educational Psychology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
GenEd: DSHS
Prerequisite: PSYC100; or permission of EDUC-Human Development and Quantitative Methodology department.
Application of psychology to learning processes and theories. Individual differences, measurement, motivation, emotions, intelligence, attitudes, problem solving, thinking and communicating in educational settings.
EDPS
Education Policy Studies
EDPS301
Foundations of Education
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS
Credit only granted for: EDPL301 or EDPS301.
Formerly: EDPL301.
Social context of education and conflicts over philosophies, values, an goals that are reflected in educational institutions in our pluralistic society. Helps teachers become reflective, critical thinkers about the social and philosophical issues they face and the choices they make.
EDSP
Education, Special Department Site
EDSP289I
Disability: From Stigma and Sideshow to Mainstream and Main Street
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP, SCIS
FMSC
Family Science Department Site
FMSC110S
Families and Global Health
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHS
Students will explore, define, and study global health, social determinants of health, health inequalities, gender inequality, family violence, and maternal and child health using a global perspective.
FMSC170
Future of Families: Issues and Controversies
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, SCIS
Credit only granted for: FMSC170 or FMSC298F.
Formerly: FMSC298F.
Examination of current trends and controversial issues in family life, including issues of marriage, reproductive technologies, adoption, child custody, remarriage, and marital violence.
FMSC260
Couple Relationships
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS
Credit only granted for: FMSC260 or FMST260.
Formerly: FMST260.
Couple relationships and their alternatives in contemporary dating, courtship and marriage.
Restricted to Majors or non-majors with less than or equal to 60 credits.
FMSC302
Research Methods in Family Science
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS or DSSP
Prerequisite: Must have completed an introductory statistics course.
Restriction: Must be in a major within SPHL-Family Science department.
Credit only granted for: FMSC302 or FMST302.
Formerly: FMST302.
Introduction to the methods of the social and behavioral sciences employed in family science. The role of theory, the development of hypotheses, measurement, design, and data analysis.
FMSC330
Family Theories and Patterns
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP
Restriction: Junior standing or higher.
Credit only granted for: FMSC330 or FMST330.
Formerly: FMST330.
Theory and research on the family, including a cross-cultural analysis of family patterns.
FMSC332
Children in Families
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS
Prerequisite: PSYC100 or FMSC105.
Credit only granted for: FMSC332 or FMST332.
Formerly: FMST332.
A family life education approach to the study of children and families. Emphasis on the interaction of children with parents, siblings, extended kin, and the community.
FMSC381
Poverty, Affluence, and Families
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP
Prerequisite: SOCY100 or SOCY105.
Restriction: Must be in a major within SPHL-Family Science department.
Credit only granted for: FMSC381 or FMST381.
Formerly: FMST381.
Social, political, cultural and economic factors influencing income and wealth in American families.
FMSC460
Violence in Families
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP
Prerequisite: SOCY100, SOCY105, or PSYC100.
Credit only granted for: FMSC460 or FMST460.
Formerly: FMST460.
Theories of child, spouse, and elder abuse in the family setting. Emphasis on historical, psychological, sociological and legal trends relating to physical, emotional, and sexual abuse. Introduction to methods for prevention and remediation.
GEOG
Geographical Sciences Department Site
GEOG110
The World Today: Global Perspectives
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP
The most critical issue facing the world today is the sustainability of both human and physical systems in the 21st century. This class uses the context of regions of the world to explore the 21st century issues of climate change, development, politics, economy, and demography. Each region will be used to highlight aspects of sustainability.
GEOG130
Developing Countries
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS or DSSP
An introduction to the geographic characteristics of the development problems and prospects of developing countries. Spatial distribution of poverty, employment, migration and urban growth, agricultural productivity, rural development, policies and international trade. Portraits of selected developing countries.
GEOG330
As the World Turns: Society and Sustainability in a Time of Great Change
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP, SCIS
Credit only granted for: GEOG330, GEOG360, or GEOG362.
Formerly: GEOG362.
Cultural geography course on society and sustainability. Culture is the basic building block that is key to sustainability of societies. Course will cover sustainability of societies on different scales, examining local, regional, and worldwide issues. Sustainability will be examined as a key element of environmental sustainability. How societies adjust to rapid world change will be examined as a positive and/or negative factor in sustainability.
GVPT
Government and Politics Department Site
GVPT105S
Introduction to Political Ethics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS
Restriction: Must be in the College Park Scholars program; and must be in International Studies program or Public Leadership program.
An examination of major theories of political life and politics as they pertain to international politics, conflict, and culture. Emphasis will be given to theories of ethics and morality that pertain to international studies, such as human rights.
GVPT170
American Government
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS
A comprehensive study of national government in the United States.
GVPT200
International Political Relations
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP
A study of the major factors underlying international relations, the causes of conflict and cooperation among international actors, the role of international institutions, the interactions of domestic and foreign policies, and major issues in security, economy and the environment.
GVPT205S
Special Topics in International Ethics, Conflict, and Immigration
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP
Prerequisite: GVPT105.
Recommended: GVPT241.
Restriction: Must be in College Park Scholars program; and must be in GVPT international Studies program.
An examination of issues in international ethics, conflict generated at the international level, and problems in immigration policy and law, including theories of rights and immigration, and ideological sources of international violence.
GVPT289A
Special Topics in Government and Politics; Appetite for Change: Politics and the Globalization of Food
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, SCIS
GVPT289L
Special Topics in Government and Politics; Religions, Beliefs, and World Affairs
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP, SCIS
HACS
ACES-Cybersecurity
HACS208C
Seminar in Cybersecurity; Human Actors and Cyber Attacks
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHS or DSSP, SCIS
Must be a student in the ACES Honors program.
HACS208P
Seminar in Cybersecurity; Beyond Technology, the Policy Implications of Cyberspace
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHS, SCIS
Must be a student in the ACES Honors program.
HESP
Hearing and Speech Sciences Department Site
HESP120
Introduction to Linguistics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS or DSSP
Additional information: HESP120 is required for HESP majors. HESP majors may not substitute LING200.
An introduction to the scientific study of natural language with focus on the basic concepts of phonology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics, with subsequent attention to the applied aspects of linguistic principles.
HIST
History Department Site
HIST106
American Jewish Experience
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP
Also offered as: JWST141.
Credit only granted for: HIST106 or JWST141.
History of the Jews in America from colonial times to the present. Emphasis on the waves of migration from Germany and Eastern Europe; the changing nature of the American Jewish community and its participation in American social, economic, and political life.
Additional Note: Also offered as HIST106. Credit granted for HIST106 or JWST141.
HIST111
The Medieval World
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP
The development of Europe in the Middle Ages; the role of religious values in shaping new social, economic, and political institutions; medieval literature, art and architecture.
HIST113
The Making of Modern Europe
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS
Evolution of modern nation states since late medieval times. Industrial-economic structure and demography. Emergence of modern secular society.
HIST133
"God Wills It!" The Crusades in Medieval and Modern Perspectives
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, SCIS
Credit only granted for: HIST133, HIST289D, or RELS289D.
Formerly: HIST289D.
An examination of the identities and convictions both of the Western Europeans who participated in the Crusades and of the Easterners (Muslim, Christian, and Jewish) whom they encountered in the Holy Land. Focuses on the era of the first four great Crusades, from about 1095 to 1215. Consideration of the cultural impact of these movements on both Western Europe and the Middle East.
Also offered as RELS289D.
HIST136
Moneyland: Business in American Culture
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, SCIS
Examines the interplay between America's stature as a business society and the public distrust of commerce, big business, and money.
HIST142
Looking at America through a Global Lens
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, SCIS
Credit only granted for: HIST289I or HIST142.
Formerly: HIST289I.
Looking at America will focus on a thematic approach to the study of foreign -- negative and positive -- perceptions of America in the 20th century.
HIST200
Interpreting American History: Beginnings to 1877
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS or DSHU
Credit only granted for: HIST156 or HIST200.
Formerly: HIST156.
The United States from colonial times to the end of the Civil War. Establishment and development of American institutions.
HIST201
Interpreting American History: From 1865 to the Present
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS or DSHU, DVUP
Credit only granted for: HIST157 or HIST201.
Formerly: HIST157.
The United States from the end of the Civil War to the present. Economic, social, intellectual, and political developments. Rise of industry and emergence of the United States as a world power.
HIST204
Introduction to the History of Science
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS
Credit only granted for: HIST174 or HIST204.
Formerly: HIST174.
An exploration of the roots of modern science from the ancient Greeks through the medieval and early modern periods. Focus on the men and women who helped to create the sciences and to change public perceptions of their disciplines.
HIST205
Environmental History
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS or DSHU
An exploration of the way different societies have used, imagined, and managed nature. Includes examination of questions of land use, pollution, conservation, and the ideology of nature, especially but not exclusively in Europe and North America.
HIST213
History of Sexuality in America
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS
Credit only granted for: HIST213 or HIST219O.
Formerly: HIST219O.
Explores the social construction of sexualities from the first colonial settlement to the modern era in the United States. Analyzes the implications of these understandings for power relations in U.S history.
Also offered as WMST298L. Credit only granted for: HIST213, HIST219O, or WMST298L. Formerly: HIST219O.
HIST219G
Special Topics in History; Zionism, the Yishuv, and Palestine under the Ottomans and the British Mandate, 1881-1948
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS
Also offered as HIST219G. Credit granted for ISRL249A or HIST219G.

To understand modern Israel one has to understand Zionism. In the Yishuv period (1881-1948) the Jews developed their future state governing instituions, economy, military, culture, identity and relations with thelocal Arab population. The course's main focus is the history and the development of the Zionist idea since its inception in the 19th century untilthe establishment of Israel in 1948. No previous background required.
HIST224
Modern Military History, 1494-1815
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS
Survey of the military history of Europe through an examination of the economic, financial, strategic, tactical, and technological aspects of the development of military institutions and warfare from the dynastic wars of the Valois and Habsburgs to the national wars of the French Revolution and Napoleonic Empire.
HIST233
Empire! The British Imperial Experience 1558-1997
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP
Credit only granted for: HIST219P or HIST233.
Formerly: HIST219P.
Britain's empire from the mid-sixteenth century to the late twentieth century, focusing on the encounter between Britain and indigenous peoples. Topics include the origins of British imperialism in Ireland and North America, the slave trade, the East India Company and India, women in empire, transportation and the making of Australia, sex in empire, missionaries, racial theories, and decolonization.
HIST234
History of Britain to 1485
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS
British history from Roman times to the 15th century. The Anglo-Saxon, Scandinavian, and Norman invasions; the coming of Christianity; Magna Carta, the development of Parliament, legal institutions, and the Common Law; the decline of medieval kingship.
HIST250
Colonial Latin America
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP
Also offered as: LASC250.
Credit only granted for: HIST250 or LASC250.
Introductory survey of the history of Latin America from pre-Columbian Indian cultures to the beginning of the wars for independence (ca. 1810), covering cultural, political, social, and economic developments. Major themes include conquest, colonialism, indigenous culture, African slavery, religion, race and ethnicity, and gender ideologies.
HIST266
The United States in World Affairs
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS
A study of the United States as an emerging world power and the American response to changing status in world affairs. Emphasis on the relationship between internal and external development of the nation.
HIST284
East Asian Civilization I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP
An interdisciplinary survey of the development of East Asian cultures. An historical approach drawing on all facets of East Asian traditional life, to gain an appreciation of the different and complex cultures of the area.
HIST287
Why the Jews? Historical and Cultural Investigations
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS or DSHU, DVUP
Restriction: Must not have completed HIST282, HIST283, JWST234, or JWST235.
Also offered as: JWST233.
Credit only granted for: HIST287 or JWST233.
Examines the history and culture of the Jews from the thirteenth century BCE/BC to the present through an examination of significant themes or problems (such as "religion" or "diaspora") that shape our understanding of the Jewish people. A primary focus in the course will be on texts, artifacts, and other cultural products by Jews and others that illustrate the history of the Jews help understand their cultural heritage.
HIST289C
Mirror of Democracy: The Golden Age of Athens
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, SCIS
HIST289O
Lawlessness: From Pirates to Body-snatchers, Exploring the Legitimacy of Illicit Activity
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, SCIS
From pirates to body-snatchers, racketeers to smugglers- tales of lawlessness provoke strong reactions, be they delight, fascination or disgust. Yet how often do we seriously assess the meaning and legitimacy of the illicit activities that provide spice to such stores? Ranging from the 1600s to the present and from the Caribbean to Britain, Africa, and Asia the course will focus on specific instances of lawless behavior. Students will explore the motives of those engaged in illicit activity, tease out different understandings of lawlessness, and consider responses to lawless behavior in both past and present. Among the issues addressed will be the influence of legend and reality, the tensions between national sovereignty and international security, debates over human and property rights, and concerns about personal freedom, scientific progress, and community survival.
HIST289Y
Zombies, Fear, and Contagion: A Cultural History of Public Health, Medicine, and Technology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS or DSHU, DVUP, SCIS
HIST370
Jews and Judaism in Antiquity I: Sixth Century BCE through the First Century CE
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS or DSSP, DVUP
Also offered as: JWST325.
Credit only granted for: HIST370 or JWST325.
Political, social, and religious history of the Jews from the Persian period to the Judean revolt of 66-70 CE. Special attention to the rise of sectarian and revolutionary movements.
HLTH
HLTH130
Introduction to Public and Community Health
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS
Restriction: Must not have completed HLTH105; and non-majors must have 45 or fewer credits.
Credit only granted for: HLTH105 or HLTH130.
Formerly: HLTH105.
An introduction to the theory and practice of public and community health. The influence of public health professionals on the past, present, and future health status of society through the examination of critical health issues will be described. Programming models, theories and policy development are included.
Restricted to Majors or non-majors with less than or equal to 45 credits.
HLTH230
Introduction to Health Behavior
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
GenEd: DSHS
Prerequisite: Must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in HLTH130.
Psychological, social psychological, and sociological approaches to the following health areas: development of health attitudes and behavior, patient-provider interaction and the organization of health care.
Restricted to Majors or non-majors with less than or equal to 45 credits.
HLTH234
Global Health Messages: Understanding Exposure & Impact.
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, DVCC, SCIS
Using a global perspective, this course teaches students to be critical consumers of current and historical health communication interventions. It also provides students with the skills to develop media interventions that target specific and general populations. Students will discover the array of diverse media messages that influence the health and well-being of individuals and communities.
HLTH285
Controlling Stress and Tension
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
GenEd: DSHS
Health problems related to stress and tension. Analysis of causative psychosocial stressors and intervening physiological mechanisms. Emphasis on prevention and control of stress through techniques such as biofeedback, meditation and neuromuscular relaxation.
Also offered as HLTH285H. Credit granted for HLTH285 or HLTH285H. Restricted to Majors or non-majors with less than or equal to 45 credits.
HLTH285H
(Perm Req)
Controlling Stress and Tension
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS
Health problems related to stress and tension. Analysis of causative psychosocial stressors and intervening physiological mechanisms. Emphasis on prevention and control of stress through techniques such as biofeedback, meditation and neuromuscular relaxation.
Also offered as HLTH285. Credit granted for HLTH285 or HLTH285H.
HONR
HONR208B
Honors Seminar; Contemporary Indian Society
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHS
HONR218J
Honors Seminar; Sustainability and Development: From the Individual to the Global
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHS, SCIS
HONR219W
Honors Seminar; Africa and the Global Criminal Economy
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP, SCIS
HONR219Y
Who Am I Becoming?: The Processes of Self Development
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHS, SCIS
HONR228J
Honors Seminar; The Caribbean Amidst the Global: Interrogating Issues of Pirates and Piracy
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP, SCIS
HONR228N
Alleviating Poverty in Developing Countries: The Economics and Challenges of Development Programs
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHS
HONR229D
Honors Seminar; How to Make Better Decisions
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHS, SCIS
HONR229K
Honors Seminar; Achieving Justice and Equality in the 21st Century: Problems, Policies and Practices
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP, SCIS
HONR238L
Honors Seminar: Engineering in Ancient Empires
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHS
HONR238R
Honors Seminar: Terrorism
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHS
HONR239N
Honors Seminar; The Columbian Exchange: How American Encounters Transformed the World
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP
HONR248H
Honors Seminar: From Willowbrook to Attica: Delinquency in the Context of Disability
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP
HONR258F
Honors Seminar; Incarceration Nation: Behind Bars in Early America
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHS
HONR268L
Honors Seminar: United States Immigration Issues
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP, SCIS
HONR269T
Honors Seminar: Understanding U.S. Foreign Policy toward Afghanistan
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHS, SCIS
This is a Global Classroom course. There will be approximately 2-4 weeks where this course will meet on an alternative day of the week for videoconferencing meetings with students in Kabul, Afghanistan instead of meeting at its normal weekly time on Thursday nights (the exact dates are TBA).
HONR278D
Honors Seminar; National Security Dilemmas
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHS, SCIS
HONR278G
Honors Seminar; Exploring How Foreign Policy Is Developed
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHS
HONR278R
Honors Seminar; Creative People, Creative Practice
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHS
HONR279B
Honors Seminar; Social Security in a Changing America
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHS
HONR279M
Honors Seminar; How Does the Brain Speak? Insights from Neuroimaging and Brain Damage
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHS, SCIS
HONR288N
Honors Seminar; Understanding the Global Economic Environment
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHS, SCIS
ISRL
Israel Studies
ISRL249A
Selected Topics in Israel Studies; Zionism, the Yishuv, and Palestine under the Ottomans and the British Mandate, 1881-1948
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS
Also offered as HIST219G. Credit granted for ISRL249A or HIST219G.

To understand modern Israel one has to understand Zionism. In the Yishuv period (1881-1948) the Jews developed their future state governing instituions, economy, military, culture, identity and relations with thelocal Arab population. The course's main focus is the history and the development of the Zionist idea since its inception in the 19th century untilthe establishment of Israel in 1948. No previous background required.
ISRL289I
The Israeli/Palestinian Conflict: Fundamental Questions
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, SCIS
Why are Palestinians and Israelis unable to resolve their conflict? Will they ever? Using insights and methodologies from a variety of disciplines and contrasting interpretations of history, this course will examine why the Palestinian-Israeli conflict continues, why it has become so central in world politics and how it connects with other global issues.
ISRL448R
Seminar in Israel Studies; Introduction to Human Rights in Israel
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP
Provides an overview of how the State of Israel deals with human rights of its citizens, and also non-citizens over which it has control. It will introduce Israel's legal system, human rights record, and its methods of dealing with human rights violations, including those impacting the Arab minority in Israel, women's rights, and those of the Palestinians in the Occupied Territories.
JOUR
Journalism Department Site
JOUR150
Introduction to Mass Communication
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS or DSSP
Restriction: Not open to students who have completed JOUR100 prior to Fall 1999.
Additional information: Not applicable toward journalism major.
Survey of the functions and effects of the mass media in the United States. A consumer's introduction to newspapers, television, radio, film, sound recording, books, magazines, and new media technology.
JOUR289E
Media Law and Ethics in the Digital Age
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, SCIS
This course is intended for non-journalism majors. Explore the First Amendment, libel, privacy, FOIA and copyright as they have evolved in the digital news age of bloggers, tweeters and citizen journalists. The course will cover fundamental legal and ethical concepts as well as practical application.
JOUR289P
Scandal! Exposing Corruption, Injustice, and Vice in America
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, SCIS
Students will examine the nature and meaning of scandals in society: how they are uncovered and constructed; why some forms of wrongdoing are considered scandalous but not others; how this definition has changed over time; and how scandals resonate in ways that reflect evolving societal norms.
JOUR476
(Perm Req)
Researching Emerging Media in Journalism: Past, Present and Future
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
GenEd: DSHS
Prerequisite: Must have completed a university statistics course.
Credit only granted for: JOUR479W or JOUR476.
Formerly: JOUR479W.
Students will examine developments billed as innovative in the current technology-laden news ecology -- such as social media, mobile reporting and virtual reality -- and the blurring of lines between hard news, informed opinion and advocacy. While questions about the future cannot be answered with any certainty, an exploration of the past allows us to see what happened when new technologies, information systems and practices appeared as possible tools for use by journalists and the communities they served. Students will learn to use resources for researching emerging media, including UMD library databases and open access sources. The course will include presentations by the instructor, discussions, field trips, in-class exercises and student presentations. Each student will engage in a research project to understand the experience of emerging media in a decade between 1820 and 1980. Students will also write an essay contemplating current trends and the future of emerging media.
JWST
Jewish Studies Department Site
JWST141
American Jewish Experience
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP
Also offered as: HIST106.
Credit only granted for: HIST106 or JWST141.
History of the Jews in America from Colonial times to the present. Emphasis on the waves of migration from Germany and Eastern Europe; the changing nature of the American Jewish community and its participation in American social, economic, and political life.
Additional Note: Also offered as HIST106. Credit granted for HIST106 or JWST141.
JWST233
Why the Jews? Historical and Cultural Investigations
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS or DSHU, DVUP
Restriction: Must not have completed HIST282, HIST283, JWST234, or JWST235.
Also offered as: HIST287.
Credit only granted for: JWST233 or HIST287.
Examines the history and culture of the Jews from the thirteenth century BCE/BC to the present through an examination of significant themes or problems (such as "religion" or "diaspora") that shape our understanding of the Jewish people. A primary focus in the course will be on texts, artifacts, and other cultural products by Jews and others that illustrate the history of the Jews help understand their cultural heritage.
JWST325
Jews and Judaism in Antiquity I: Sixth Century BCE through the First Century CE
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS or DSSP, DVUP
Also offered as: HIST370.
Credit only granted for: HIST370 or JWST325.
Political, social, and religious history of the Jews from the Persian Period to the Judean Revolt of 66-70CE. Special attention to the rise of sectarian and revolutionary movements.
JWST347
Tradition and Change: Jewish Religion in the Modern World
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS or DSHU, DVUP
Credit only granted for: JWST419E, JWST347, HIST429X, JWST419R, or RELS419R.
Formerly: JWST419E, JWST419R.
An exploration of the history of the different modern Jewish religious movements that developed in Europe, starting with messianic movements and ending with Reform and Orthodoxy. Emphasis will be placed on the influence of the academic study of Judaism on the development of modern Jewish religious ideologies and practices.
Also offered as HIST429X and RELS419R.
JWST370
Before the Holocaust: The Golden Age of Eastern European Jewry
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP
Credit only granted for: JWST419E, JWST370, or HIST419Q.
Formerly: JWST419E.
An exploration of the history of the Jews of Eastern Europe from the period of the Polish Lithuanian Commonwealth until the Holocaust. Topics to be covered include religious, political, social, and cultural transformation of Jewish life in Eastern Europe in the context of the general political changes in the area.
Also offered as HIST419Q.
KNES
Kinesiology Department Site
KNES222
Gambling in the New Millennium: Poker, The Preakness, Point-spreads, Powerball and Public Policy
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, SCIS
Recommended: ENGL101 and COMM107.
Is gambling in the public interest? Students will critically examine the various implications of "what it means to gamble" through investigations of various gambling forms, different sectors of the gambling industry and the related economics, along with consumer behavior, sport, public policy and public health in this context.
KNES287
Sport and American Society
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP
Sport will be related to such social problems as delinquency, segregation, collective behavior, and leisure; to social processes such as socialization, stratification, mobility, and social control; and to those familiar social institutions the family, the school, the church, the military, the economy, the polity, and the mass media.
Restricted to Majors or non-majors with less than or equal to 45 credits.
KNES293
History of Sport in America
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
GenEd: DSHS
The growth and development of sport in America. The transformation of sport within the perspective of American history, including class sport, professionalization, amateurism, and international involvement.
Restricted to Majors or non-majors with less than or equal to 45 credits.
KNES350
The Psychology of Sports
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
GenEd: DSHS
An exploration of personality factors, including but not limited to motivation, aggression and emotion, as they affect sports participation and motor skill performance.
KNES350H
(Perm Req)
The Psychology of Sports
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS
An exploration of personality factors, including but not limited to motivation, aggression and emotion, as they affect sports participation and motor skill performance.
This section is restricted to students who have been admitted in the Kinesiology Honors program.
LASC
Certificate in Latin American Studies
LASC234
Issues in Latin American Studies I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHS or DSHU, DVUP
Also offered as: SPAN234, PORT234.
Credit only granted for: LASC234, SPAN234, or PORT234.
Interdisciplinary study of major issues in Latin America and the Caribbean, including Latin America's cultural mosaic, migration and urbanization. Democratization and the role of religions. Taught in English.
LASC234H
Issues in Latin American Studies I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHS or DSHU, DVUP
Also offered as: SPAN234, PORT234.
Credit only granted for: LASC234, SPAN234, or PORT234.
Interdisciplinary study of major issues in Latin America and the Caribbean, including Latin America's cultural mosaic, migration and urbanization. Democratization and the role of religions. Taught in English.
LASC250
History of Colonial Latin America
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP
Also offered as: HIST250.
Credit only granted for: LASC250 or HIST250.
Introductory survey of the history of Latin America from pre-Columbian Indian cultures to the beginning of the wars for independence (ca. 1810), covering cultural, political, social, and economic developments. Major themes include conquest, colonialism, indigenous culture, African slavery, religion, race and ethnicity, and gender ideologies.
LGBT
Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Studies
LGBT200
Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP
Credit only granted for: LGBT200.
An interdisciplinary study of the historical and social contexts of personal, cultural and political aspects of LGBT life. Sources from a variety of fields, such as anthropology, history, psychology, sociology, and women's studies, focusing on writings by and about LGBT people.
LING
Linguistics Department Site
LING200
Introductory Linguistics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS
Credit only granted for: HESP120 or LING200.
Additional information: Does not count toward the Linguistics major and does not fulfill prerequisite requirements for all upper-level courses.
An exploration of the nature of human language, designed for non-majors Introduction to the basic concepts and methodology of modern linguistic analysis (sound systems, word formation, sentence structure). Additional topics may include: semantics, pragmatics, social aspects of language, dialects, language change, acquisition, writing systems, typology, language universals, comparison with other communication systems, etc.
PERS
Persian Department Site
PERS251
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS
General sociopolitical introduction to modern Iran from establishment of the Qajar dynasty in the late 18th century to the present day. Taught in English.
Also offered as HIST219X. Credit granted for PERS251 or HIST219X.
PHIL
Philosophy Department Site
PHIL209B
Investigating Darwin's Dangerous Idea
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS or DSHU or DSSP, SCIS
PHYS
Physics Department Site
PHYS199M
The Manhattan Project
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS or DSNS, SCIS
This course explores the development of the atomic bomb during the Manhattan project. Nuclear Physics is introduced in a historical context from the discovery of radioactivity in 1896 to the discovery of nuclear fission in Germany in 1938; this historical approach allows students to understand how scientific knowledge is built up over time.

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PSYC
Psychology Department Site
The following courses may involve the use of animals. Students who are concerned about the use of animals in teaching have the responsibility to contact the instructor, prior to course enrollment, to determine whether animals are to be used in the course, whether class exercises involving animals are optional or required and what alternatives, if any, are available.
The Department of Psychology enforces course prerequisites. Students who do not meet the course prerequisites will be administratively dropped from the course.
PSYC100
Introduction to Psychology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS or DSNS
A basic introductory course, intended to bring the student into contact with the major problems confronting psychology and the more important attempts at their solution.
Discussion sections do not meet until after first lecture. Research requirement: may involve participation in research.
PSYC221
Social Psychology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud