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Courses - Fall 2016
AASP
African American Studies Department Site
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.
AASP189I
HIV/AIDS in a Global Perspective
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP, DVUP, SCIS
AMST
American Studies Department Site
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.
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
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.
AOSC
Atmospheric and Oceanic Science
AOSC123
Causes and Implications of Global Change
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSNS, SCIS
Also offered as: GEOL123.
Credit only granted for: AOSC123, GEOG123, GEOL123, or METO123.
Formerly: METO123.
Responsible policy and decision making on issues related to the global environment requires understanding of the basic scientific issues, relationships between the geophysical and biological sciences, the impacts on regional and global endeavors, and the political manner in which humans respond. This course embodies an integrated introduction to the broad scientific and social aspects of the global change problem.
AOSC200
Weather and Climate
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSNL (if taken with AOSC201) or DSNS, SCIS
Prerequisite: MATH107, MATH110, or MATH115.
Recommended: Concurrent enrollment in AOSC201.
Formerly: METO200.
Broad survey of the state of knowledge and problems of atmospheric science. Origin and structure of the atmosphere, meteorological observations, weather maps, forecasting, satellites, energetics, wind, general circulation, storms, severe weather, climate change, air pollution.

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ARCH
Architecture Department Site
ARCH270
Design in Practice
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP, SCIS
Case studies and hands-on design projects ranging in scale from a product to a building to give students insight into the process by which architects work both individually and collaboratively to put disciplinary knowledge and expertise into practice to shape our built environment.

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AREC
Agricultural and Resource Economics Department Site
AREC200
The Chesapeake Bay Ecosystem: Intersection of Science, Economics, and Policy
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSNS or DSSP, SCIS
The Chesapeake Bay is one of the most studied and monitored ecosystems in the world. To develop effective policies to restore this system to a healthier status requires integrating what we know about the biological and physical properties of the system with our understanding of the human dimension. Issues such as achieving nutrient reduction goals, restoring healthy blue crab and oyster fisheries in the bay will be used to demonstrate how economics interacts with science to guide policies that can be effective in achieving Bay restoration goals.
ASTR
Astronomy Department Site
ASTR230
The Science and Fiction of Planetary Systems
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSNS, SCIS
Prerequisite: Must have math eligibility of MATH115 or higher; or MATH113.
Have you ever wondered if humans will ever terraform Mars or Europa so we could live there without a spacesuit? Has it ever crossed your mind how lucky you are that you live on a water-rich planet with an oxygen-rich atmosphere? Have you ever suspected novelists and scriptwriters of creating ridiculous planets that violate scientific laws? Does the fate of our planet's thin biosphere keep you up at night? How common is life in the Universe? These are difficult questions, but armed with the right information, you can answer all of them. The Science and Fiction of Planetary Systems will help you develop a deeper understanding of why planets are the way they are. Along the way, you'll see examples of mistakes made in classic science fiction movies, novels and short stories and get the chance to invent your own plausible planets!
BMGT
Business and Management Department Site
BMGT289A
Social Enterprise: Changing the World through Innovation and Transformative Action
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP, SCIS
BMGT289B
How Do Innovators Think?
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP, SCIS
Credit will be granted for only one of the following: BMBT289B or HONR289P. Evening guest speakers 6-9:30pm on various Thursdays. Daytime meetings will be held every week.
BMGT289D
Frauds, Scams, and Thefts: What, How and Why?
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP, SCIS
BMGT289E
Entrepreneurial Thinking for Non-Business Majors: How Not to Miss Great Opportunities Your Life Throws at You
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP, SCIS
BMGT289F
Is America Destined to Fall by 2076?
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP, SCIS
BMGT289I
Why Good Managers Make Bad Decisions
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP, SCIS
Why do smart managers make flawed decisions? Why do managers keep believing they have made the right choice, even with disastrous results staring them in the face? Why Good Managers Make Bad Decisions will address how evidence-based management and other decisionmaking tools can be used to uncover hidden assumptions in the corner offices of great corporations.
BSCI
Biological Sciences Program Department Site
BSCI135
Amazing Green: Plants that Transformed the World
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSNL, SCIS
An interactive way to learn about plants and science, focusing on how plants have changed human history, the biology of their growth, and the science behind their use.
Students must pay a $40.00 laboratory materials fee.
BSCI189I
Beyond Race: Human Biological Diversity
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSNL or DSSP, DVUP, SCIS
Students must pay a $40.00 laboratory materials fee.
BSCI223
General Microbiology
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSNL, SCIS
Prerequisite: BSCI170 and BSCI171; or BSCI105.
Fundamental concepts in morphology, physiology, genetics, immunology, ecology, and pathogenic microbiology. Applications of microbiology to medicine, the food industry and biotechnology.
(Sponsoring Dept.: CBMG). Students must pay a $40.00 laboratory materials fee.
BSCI283
Principles of Microbiology
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSNL, SCIS
Prerequisite: BSCI207 and BSCI222.
Credit only granted for: BSCI223 or BSCI283.
Additional information: Priority given to BSCI, BCHM and CHEM majors.
Introduction to microorganisms designed for science majors. Genetic principles underlying microbial abilities; microbial structure-function relationships; metabolism, physiology, and ecology of microorganisms; interactions between microorganisms (including pathogens) and their hosts.
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
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.
CMSC
Computer Science Department Site
CMSC289I
Rise of the Machines: Artificial Intelligence Comes of Age
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP, SCIS
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.
CPSS240
College Park Scholars: Science, Technology & Society - Service-Learning Practicum
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP, SCIS
Prerequisite: CPSS101; or permission of instructor.
Restriction: Matriculation into the College Park Scholars Science, Technology & Society (CPSS) program; or permission of instructor.
Supervised Service-Learning practicum in issues related to science, technology and society.
Most of the class times will be spent at area Prince George's schools with partnering robotics teams. Consult the class requirements and locations provided in the syllabus at the beginning of the class.
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.
EDCI
Curriculum and Instruction Department Site
EDCI246
Good Stories: Teaching Narratives for Peace and Justice
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHU, SCIS
Through the study and use of oral storytelling and digital technologies explore qualities and characteristics of what makes a good story and how stories can be used to advance peace and justice on both individual and social levels.
EDCI288M
Special Topics in Teacher Education; You Say You Want a Revolution: Music as Protest and Social Action
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHU, SCIS
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.
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.
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
ENEE
Electrical & Computer Engineering Department Site
ENEE200
Social and Ethical Dimensions of Engineering Technology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHU, SCIS
What makes a technology socially responsible? At UMD, the Fearless Ideas campaign asks us to aim our enthusiasm for technology at big real problems. At the same time, we are coming to appreciate the increasingly complex nature of technological systems as they become integrated into all forms of infrastructure, we realize they may be unpredictable, interdependent on social and biological systems, and have unintended consequences. In this midst of this complexity, people make decisions with far reaching impacts. How then do we follow our passion for technology and innovation but also stay skeptical in a way that allows us to consider the potential and shortcomings of technology? Designed for both engineering and non-engineering students wishing to explore and assess the impact of engineering technology on society and the role of society in generating that technology.
ENES
Engineering Science
ENES210
Entrepreneurial Opportunity Analysis and Decision-Making in 21st Century Technology Ventures
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP, SCIS
This multi-disciplinary course helps students learn the principles of entrepreneurial opportunity analysis and decision-making in an increasingly dynamic and technically-inclined society. Emphasis is placed on how aspiring technology entrepreneurs can develop their entrepreneurial perspectives to develop winning entrepreneurial plans for their future ventures.
ENGL
English Department Site
ENGL130
Race and the Cultural Politics of Blood: A Historical Perspective
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHU, SCIS
Credit only granted for: ENGL130 or ENGL237.
Formerly: ENGL237.
Exploration of race, as term and concept, at three different historical times and from three different perspectives, through the reading of three stories: William Shakespeare's drama Othello, Aphra Behn's novella Oroonoko, and the short story Benito Cereno by Herman Melville. Exploration of the importance of context in interpretation. Study of how a concept for rationalizing human difference appears and adapts, fuses and fades away, relocates and is repurposed. How understanding of the particular situation of the concept, its context, changes our reading of the story.
ENGL140
American Fictions: Cross-Examining U.S. Literature, History, and Politics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHU, SCIS
Credit only granted for: ENGL140 or ENGL289Y.
Formerly: ENGL289Y.
Major works of American literature explored in relation to major texts and developments of U.S. history, culture and politics. Special attention to global contexts and complications of "American" literature and history. Key historical and political issues include human rights, democratic principles, independence, revolution, slavery, removal, immigration, free speech, labor rights, civil rights, feminism, environmentalism, economic globalization, technology and digital innovation, and the role literature and the humanities may play in fostering various forms of responsible citizenship.
ENGL150
Uncanny Technologies: Monsters, Droids, and Vampires
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHU, SCIS
Credit only granted for: ENGL150 or ENGL289T.
Formerly: ENGL289T.
Explores dark, uncertain borders between human and nonhuman, natural and unnatural, life and death. What literature teaches about new technologies that seek to represent or replicate human experience. Examination of a series of nineteenth-century American, French, German, and British novels and stories from Frankenstein (1818) to Dracula (1897) featuring recently introduced media and inventions such as photographs, phonographs, automata, and motion pictures that are concerned, like works of literature, with recording and reproducing human consciousness and human body.
ENMA
Engineering, Materials Department Site
ENMA150
Materials of Civilization
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSNS, SCIS
The discovery of new materials has shaped history and built civilizations. The utilization, properties and production techniques of materials from the Bronze Age up through modern times and into the future will be traced. These materials are explained by considering their atomic structure, the binding forces between atoms and their arrangement, and how controlling the structure controls the materials properties.

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FMSC
Family Science Department Site
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.
GEOG
Geographical Sciences Department Site
GEOG140
Natural Disasters: Earthquakes, Floods, and Fires
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSNS, SCIS
Catastrophic Environmental Events (CCE) that are becoming more common i this time of global environmental change and it is essential that today's students be equipped with the knowledge and skills to be leaders as we, as a society, understand the upheaval that these CCEs are causing. Students will examine how CEEs shape human society and ecosystem from the interdisciplinary perspective afforded by the field of Geography. Students will use the latest geographic science concepts and techniques in exploring these events. Using satellite imagery they will gain a multi-scale perspective of the ecological and societal aspects of the events.
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.
GEOL
Geology Department Site
GEOL123
Causes and Consequences of Global Change
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSNS, SCIS
Also offered as: AOSC123.
Credit only granted for: AOSC123, GEOG123, GEOL123, or METO123.
Study of the major components of Earth's climate system and climate change history. Discussion of 21st century climate change prediction, mitigation and adaptation efforts.
GEOL124
(Perm Req)
Evolution of Life and Environment on Planet Earth
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSNS, SCIS
An exploration of how life has shaped Earth's physical environments, both in the contemporary Earth and over the long course of Earth history. Topics range from evidence for the origin and diversification of life and its impact on Earth environments to the mind-set and methods of the scientists who interpret it, and what those methods tell us about future interactions between life and the environment, both on Earth and in the Solar System.
Restricted to students in the new Carillon Once and Future Planet living learning community.

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GEOL200
Earth's Fury: Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Tsunami
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSNS, SCIS
Earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and tsunami frequently remind us of th dangers associated with living on a constantly changing planet. How do people prepare for these rare but dramatic events? Student will study the science behind earthquakes and volcanoes, how it guides monitoring, forecasting, prevention, and response, and the cultural and ethical aspects of these events.
GVPT
Government and Politics Department Site
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.
HIST
History Department Site
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.
HIST134
Spies, Assassins, Martyrs, and Witches: Famous Trials in American History
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHU, SCIS
Examination of some of the most famous trials in American history and their enduring hold on the imagination.
HIST134S
Spies, Assassins, Martyrs, and Witches: Famous Trials in American History
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHU, SCIS
Examination of some of the most famous trials in American history and their enduring hold on the imagination.
Restricted to students in College Park Scholars-Justice and Legal Thought program.
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.
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.
HIST289R
Pocketbook Politics: A History of American Buying and Selling
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHU, SCIS
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
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
HONR208L
Honors Seminar; Justice Matters: Law, Literature, and Film
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHU, SCIS
HONR218B
Honors Seminar; Making a Difference: The Lives and Words of Leaders Who Shape Our Time
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHU, SCIS
HONR218J
Honors Seminar; Sustainability and Development: From the Individual to the Global
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHS, SCIS
HONR218P
Honors Seminar; Immigration: Personal Stories and Policy Changes
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHU, DVUP, 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
HONR228G
Honors Seminar; Food Ethics: You Gonna Eat That?
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSNS, SCIS
HONR228J
Honors Seminar; The Caribbean Amidst the Global: Interrogating Issues of Pirates and Piracy
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP, SCIS
HONR229D
Honors Seminar; How to Make Better Decisions
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHS, SCIS
HONR229F
Honors Seminar; New Media Frontiers
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHU, 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
HONR229L
Honors Seminar; Climate Change: Science, Economics, and Governance
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSNS, SCIS
HONR238I
Honors Seminar; Eating with Eyes Wide Open
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSNS, SCIS
HONR238Q
Honors Seminar; Nuclear Waste: The Other Consequences of Nuclear Weapons
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSNS, SCIS
HONR239X
Honors Seminar; Ecological Design Thinking
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP, SCIS
HONR268L
Honors Seminar: United States Immigration Issues
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP, SCIS
HONR268N
(Perm Req)
Honors Seminar; Cracking the Secrets of the Universe Using Computers: Re-discovering the Higgs and Searching for Invisible Matter
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSNS or DSSP, SCIS
This course is part of a two-semester Honors research seminar. Part two of this series will be offered in the Spring 2017 Semester. For more information about the course, please visit physics.umd.edu/courses/Honr268N/. For permission to enroll, please contact Dr. Shabnam Jabeen at Jabeen@umd.edu.
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
HONR278K
Honors Seminar; Evolutionary Processes in Health Medicine
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSNS, SCIS
HONR279L
Honors Seminar; The Problem of Prejudice: Overcoming Impediments to Global Peace and Justice
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHU, SCIS
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
HONR289N
Honors Seminar; Physical Activity in Health and Human Performance: From Fat to Fit to Olympic Gold
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSNS, SCIS
ISRL
Israel Studies
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.
JOUR
Journalism Department Site
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.
JOUR289I
Information 3.0: Exploring Technological Tools
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP, SCIS
This innovative course blends face-to-face and virtual meetings with state-of-the art technology that includes mobile devices, a custom course app, and social media to address the overwhelming amounts of information from an increasing number of technologies. Instead of traditional written exams assignments, students learn and apply new ways to seek, select, share & learn from digital media. Students combine text and tweets with audio and video to address the sociological and psychological benefits and consequences of emerging technologies in school, work, and play.
JOUR289J
Probing War: Investigative Narratives and American Conflicts
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHU, SCIS
In this course, we will explore the realities of war through the work of journalists who pushed beyond the daily headlines, some risking life and limb, to challenge official versions and document uncomfortable realities about American conflicts.
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.
JWST
Jewish Studies Department Site
JWST289J
Jerusalem in Antiquity: The History of Sacred Space in a Holy City
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHU, DVUP, SCIS
Also offered as RELS289J. Credit will be granted for JWST289J or RELS289J.

The questions of sacred space through the topic of Jerusalem are explored. The study of Jerusalem's history as a holy city reveals the many ways by which sacred space is constructed. It will also examine the development of places that continue to hold great sanctity in Judaism (the Western Wall), Christianity (the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the Mount of Olives), and Islam (the Dome of the Rock and the Al-Aqsa Mosque on the Haram ash-Sharif).
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.
KNES289W
Topical Investigations; The Cybernetic Human
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSNS, SCIS
Can the profound and rapid technological advances experienced in the 21st century change what it means to be human or the nature of humanity? Emergent technologies, new materials, increased computer power,engineering innovations, and groundbreaking work in the sciences of cognition and action provide myriad opportunities for repairing and enhancing the human body and brain. Examines the ethical, social, and technological implications of an increasing synergism of technology and the body in sports and the arts, at work or home, rehabilitating the body and the brain, and society at large.
LARC
Landscape Architecture Department Site
LARC151
Urban Agriculture: Designing and Assessing Edible Landscapes
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP, SCIS
Students will examine the growing development of urban agriculture and edible landscapes. Urban agriculture has seen a recent growth and interest in cities across the globe. From Paris to New York, from Baltimore to Detroit, urban agriculture is an emerging land use to address a variety of needs. Redevelopment, food deserts, community engagement and environmental justice are just some of the issues and topics that are connected to the recent growth of urban agriculture. This course will take a critical examination of urban agriculture's contribution to the food system, its input and outputs in the urban landscape, and the planning and design of urban agriculture and edible landscapes.
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
PHIL209I
Philosophical Issues: Spooky Action at a Distance: Where Physics meets Metaphysics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHU, SCIS
Einstein believed physics should represent a "reality in space and time,free from spooky action at a distance" and worried that quantum theory failed that test. This course will investigate whether Einstein was right.
PHIL209J
Philosophical Issues: The Rights and Wrongs of Killing People
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHU, SCIS
This course raises some very simple, basic questions: Why is killing usually wrong? What makes it wrong? When is it permissible to kill? Is it ever permissible to kill an innocent human being intentionally?
PHYS
Physics Department Site
PHYS105
Physics for Decision Makers: Global Energy Crisis
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSNS, SCIS
This marquee course will consider the global energy crisis from a scientific perspective. Topics include basic laws of energy and thermodynamics, their effects on energy production and distribution, greenhouse gas, global warming and policy options for decision makers. This course is aimed at the non-science major.

A Marquee Science and Technology Course designed for Non-Science Majors: http://www.marqueecourses.umd.edu/* Click here for more Marquee course information.
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.

A Marquee Science and Technology Course designed for Non-Science Majors: http://www.marqueecourses.umd.edu/* Click here for more Marquee course information.
PLSC
Plant Sciences
PLSC115
How Safe is Your Salad? The Microbiological Safety of Fresh produce
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSNS, SCIS
Recommended: PLSC100, PLSC101, or BSCI105; or (BSCI170 and BSCI171).
As food is produced in larger quantities and made to travel longer distances, keeping our food safe in this day and age is an ever growing challenge. This course will focus on the question of what it takes to grow and maintain safe fruits and vegetables, as food travels along the path from the farm to your fork. Food safety of fresh produce will be discussed from the public health, agricultural, economical and policy perspectives.
PLSC125
Feeding Nine Billion by 2050: Food Security and Crop Protection
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSNS, SCIS
A big question in global food security is "how can we feed 9 billion people in 2050?" This course will stimulate creative thinking about possible solutions particularly from the crop production perspective. The instructor will introduce the concept of food security and different dimensions of this complex issue, identify major constraints to food security, and discuss scientific approaches that may be used to meet the grand challenge. Emphasis will be placed on topical and controversial issues such as the impact of biofuel production and GM crops on food security, and novel strategies that can enhance crop protection for improving food security.
PLSC289I
Greening Cities: Who Wins, Who Loses, and Who Cares?
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP, SCIS
PSYC
Psychology Department Site
PSYC289D
Living the Good Life: The Psychology of Happiness
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, SCIS
PUAF
Public Policy
PUAF201
Leadership for the Common Good
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHS or DSSP, SCIS
This course is designed to provide undergraduate students an introduction to leadership theory and a chance to practice a core set of practical skills relevant to transformational and collaborative leadership.
Restriction: Must be in the College Park Scholars Public Leadership program; and freshman standing.
PUAF214
(Perm Req)
Leading and Investing in Social Change: Re-defining and Experimenting with Philanthropy
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP, SCIS
Credit only granted for: PUAF214 or PUAF359I.
Formerly: PUAF359I.
Defines philanthropy as an exploration of how one develops a vision of the public good and then deploys resources (including donations, volunteers, and voluntary associations) to achieve an impact.
RELS
Religious Studies
RELS289D
God Wills It! The Crusades in Medieval and Modern Perspective
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, SCIS
Also offered as: HIST133. Credit only granted for: HIST133, HIST289D, or RELS289D.
RELS289J
New Explorations in Religious Studies; Jerusalem in Antiquities
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHU, DVUP, SCIS
Also offered as JWST289J. Credit will be granted for JWST289J or RELS289J.

The questions of sacred space through the topic of Jerusalem are explored. The study of Jerusalem's history as a holy city reveals the many ways by which sacred space is constructed. It will also examine the development of places that continue to hold great sanctity in Judaism (the Western Wall), Christianity (the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the Mount of Olives), and Islam (the Dome of the Rock and the Al-Aqsa Mosque on the Haram ash-Sharif).
SLLC
School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures Department Site
SLLC285
European Encounters with New Worlds
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHU, SCIS
Studies travel accounts, maps and visual images from Marco Polo, Christopher Columbus, Amerigo Vespucci and others to gain insight into resilient mechanisms of cross-cultural perception, communication, and representation that inform cross-cultural encounters today. Taught in English.
SOCY
Sociology Department Site
SOCY125
Why does Educational Inequality in the U.S. Persist? Explaining Differences in Educational Attainment
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHS, SCIS
Explores questions related to educational inequality in the US. Examines what variables other than individual ability and effort influence educational attainment - how well and how far we go in school.
SOCY200
Human Societies
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, SCIS
A comparative, historical, interdisciplinary study of human socieities that focuses on the main components of human societies, how they are organized, how they change, and how they come to shape our collective social existence.
SOCY224
Why are We Still Talking About Race?
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHS, SCIS
Exploration of the major debates and assumptions that construct individual perceptions of what race is and how race matters. Sociological and sub-cultural theories will give students a historical and present day frame with which to view race and ethnic relations in the twenty first century.
SOCY225
Women's Jobs, Men's Jobs: How and Why Do They Differ?
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, SCIS
An exploration of critical issues pertaining gender differences in the workplace. Overview of theories explaining why some people do better than the others in the world of work, and discussions of more specific questions relating to women's and men's job opportunities and experiences.
URSP
Urban Studies and Planning
URSP250
The Sustainable City: Exploring Opportunities and Challanges
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP, SCIS
An exploration, through an interdisciplinary approach, of a number of issues related to making cities more sustainable in terms of environmental protection, economic opportunity, and social justice. The course assist students to develop skills in critical analysis and systems thinking and to use those skills in analyzing sustainability related problems and potential solutions, and to expand students' understanding of the political implications of crafting and moving towards a sustainable urban future.
WMST
Women's Studies Department Site
WMST298D
Women's Bodies in Contention
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP, SCIS