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Courses - Fall 2016
AAST
Asian American Studies Department Site
AAST498Y
(Perm Req)
Advanced Topics in Asian American Studies; The Multiracial Experience in the US
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DVCC
Also offered as AMST418W. Credit granted for AAST498Y or AMST418W.

Focuses on multiracial ("mixed race") identity and how the experiences of multiracial people contribute to our broader understanding of racial identity and formation. Course draws on literature and research produced by and about multiracial people. In addition, students will access the topic through comment boards, live chat sessions, podcasts, and multimedia. Readings and other course materials have been selected to challenge and grow students' understandings of race and mixed race.
AMST
American Studies Department Site
AMST418W
Cultural Themes in America; The Multiracial Experience in the US
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DVCC
Also offered as AMST418W. Credit granted for AAST498Y or AMST418W.

Focuses on multiracial ("mixed race") identity and how the experiences of multiracial people contribute to our broader understanding of racial identity and formation. Course draws on literature and research produced by and about multiracial people. In addition, students will access the topic through comment boards, live chat sessions, podcasts, and multimedia. Readings and other course materials have been selected to challenge and grow students' understandings of race and mixed race.
ANTH
Anthropology Department Site
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.
ANTH498C
(Perm Req)
Advanced Field Training in Ethnography; Service Learning for Applied Urban Ethnography
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP, DVCC
Requires 4 hours/week of off-campus service learning. Can only be taken concurrently with ANTH491 or ANTH617.
ARAB
ARAB410
Fascinating Monsters: American and Middle Eastern Stereotypes in Popular Film and Television
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DVCC
Restriction: Formerly offered as 499B. Credit only granted for ARAB410 or ARAB499B.
Credit only granted for: ARAB410, ARAB499B.
Formerly: ARAB499B.
Additional information: - Will fullfil General Education (Cultural Competence)
Exploration of cultural stereotyping in American and Middle Eastern cinema and television, focusing on ideological constructs of Otherness, propaganda techniques, and popular perceptions of Americans in Middle Eastern cultural production and Arabs/Muslims/Middle Easterners in American filmic discourses. Readings include theories of propaganda and cultural ideology.
COMM
Communication Department Site
COMM382
Essentials of Intercultural Communication
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DVCC
Credit only granted for: COMM382 or COMM482.
Introduction of major theories and concepts of intercultural communication; examination of processes that make up cultural differences; and use of intercultural communication competence skills.
CPPL
College Park Scholars-Public Leadership
CPPL100
College Park Scholars: Public Leadership First-Year Colloquium I
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DVCC
Restriction: Students must be enrolled in the College Park Scholars Public Leadership (CPPL) program.
Introductory colloquium: Examination of issues related to public leadership.
EDCI
Curriculum and Instruction Department Site
EDCI436
Understanding Cross-Cultural Communication for Teaching English Language Learners
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DVCC
Credit only granted for: EDCI436 or EDCI488T.
Formerly: EDCI488T.
Theories of intercultural communication and techniques for applying them in the teaching of English as a second language (ESL) and content classes. Research and evaluation of selected aspects of a culture as basis for creating, selecting and using culturally-responsive teaching materials and methods.
EDCI488G
Selected Topics in Teacher Education; Teaching Residency
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHU, DVCC
EDCI488J
Selected Topics in Teacher Education; Language Variation and Multilingualism in Elem. Classrooms
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHU, DVCC
EDHI
Education Leadership, Higher Ed and International Ed
EDHI338A
(Perm Req)
Teaching and Learning about Cultural Diversity through Intergroup Dialogue; Race/Ethnicity
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DVCC
EDHI338C
(Perm Req)
Teaching and Learning about Cultural Diversity through Intergroup Dialogue; Gender
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DVCC
EDHI338K
(Perm Req)
Teaching and Learning about Cultural Diversity through Intergroup Dialogue; Socio-economic Class
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DVCC
EDHI338N
(Perm Req)
Teaching and Learning about Cultural Diversity through Intergroup Dialogue; Sexual Identity
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DVCC
EDHI338P
(Perm Req)
Teaching and Learning about Cultural Diversity through Intergroup Dialogue; Emergent Theme
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DVCC
EDHI338R
(Perm Req)
Teaching and Learning about Cultural Diversity through Intergroup Dialogue; US Born/Internationally Born
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DVCC
EDHI338W
(Perm Req)
Teaching and Learning about Cultural Diversity through Intergroup Dialogue; Story Circle (Size and Appearance)
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DVCC
EDSP
Education, Special Department Site
EDSP220
Disability in Community: Access, Accommodation, and Adaptation
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP, DVCC
Examines the concept of disability in a variety of community settings. Drawing on classic and contemporary readings in psychology, sociology and special education, the course will couple conceptual and historical understanding of disability with first-hand service-learning experiences in the community. Students will develop a plan in several phases that encompasses principles of Universal Design for Living/Learning (UDL) to study and participate in community-based activities.
EDSP376
Fundamentals of Sign Language
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DVCC
Receptive and expressive skills in American Sign Language. Examination of the causes of deafness, characteristics of deaf education, and aspects of the culture of the deaf community.
ENES
Engineering Science
ENES472
International Business Cultures in Engineering and Technology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DVCC
Prerequisite: Permission of ENGR-A. James Clark School of Engineering.
Restriction: Sophomore standing or higher.
Also offered as: SLLC472.
Credit only granted for: ARHU439B, ARHU439E, ARHU439T, ENES472, SLLC471, SLLC472, or SLLC473.
Formerly: ARHU439T.
The goal is to provide students with an understanding of cultural aspects pertaining to global business and engineering and develop the cultural understanding, attitudes, and communication skills needed to function appropriately within an increasingly global and multicultural working environment.
Restricted to students with the minor in international engineering (#EN01) and in engineering leadership development (#EN04). Students in global poverty (#AG06), in terrorism studies (#BS07), or in international development and conflict management (#BS02) may request permission for the course from Jane Fines (jfines@umd.edu). All other students can be placed on a hold file.
GVPT
Government and Politics Department Site
GVPT356
(Perm Req)
Capstone in International Development
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP, DVCC
Prerequisite: GVPT354.
Restriction: Enrollment is restricted to students in the Minor in International Development and Conflict Management; and sophomore standing or higher; and permission of BSOS-Government & Politics department.
Serves as one of the two capstone courses for the Minor in International Development and Conflict Management. Focuses on advanced theory and the practice and profession of international development and is designed to provide students an introduction to, and a chance to engage with, a core set of practical skills relevant to the field.
HESI
Higher Ed, Student Affairs, and International Ed Policy
HESI418A
Special Topics in Leadership; Asian American Leadership
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DVCC
Students will be introduced to leadership models and examples specific to Asian American & Pacific Islander communities throughout history and in current times. While the central objective of this course is to develop politically engaged and historically informed leaders and community members for the AAPI campus community, this course is open to anyone who is interested in social justice and learning more about student organizing around identity.
HESI418D
Special Topics in Leadership; Leadership and Ethnicity
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DVCC
HESI418F
Special Topics in Leadership; Jewish Leadership
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DVCC
HESI418I
Special Topics in Leadership; LGBT Leadership
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DVCC
HLTH
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.
HONR
HONR348J
Advanced Honors Seminar; Contemporary Social Issues
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DVCC
LGBT
Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Studies
LGBT350
(Perm Req)
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People and Communication
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP, DVCC
Prerequisite: LGBT200; and permission of LGBT Studies Program.
Study of differences, stereotypes, and values distinguishing LGBT people and of effective means of communicating such differences to non-LGBT people. Emphasis on contemporary LGBT life and on the development of didactic skills. Preparation and presentation of forums on LGBT people; facilitation of workshops in various outreach locations (residence halls, Greek system, classes).
LGBT386
(Perm Req)
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Organization Internship
Credits: 3 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP, DVCC
Prerequisite: 9 credits in LGBT courses.
Restriction: Permission of LGBT Studies Program.
Supervised internship experience with a community organization that expressly serves lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. Students will be expected to relate course material to experience in an analysis of an organization's activities.
Contact department for information to register for this course.