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Courses - Fall 2018
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ARHU158K
Explorations in Arts and Humanities; Roads to J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP
Restricted to first semester freshmen in the College of Arts and Humanities.

Ever read The Hobbit or The Lord of the Rings? (Did you feel like skipping the poems?) Many know Tolkien for his fantasy fiction set in Middle-earth, but may not know that he was a poet in his youth, or that he was a scholar and professor of medieval literature and languages. Upon closer examination, Tolkien's scholarship, his poetry, and even his artwork all make important contributions to his famous tales of hobbits and wizards. Beginning with an exploration of Middle-earth from the perspectives of literature, art, film, and language studies, we will consider how -and why - authors employ more than one mode of expression in the development of their art. Additionally, our study of "multimodality" will allow us to examine the flexibility and range of our studies and career options in the Arts and Humanities.
ARHU158M
Explorations in Arts and Humanities; Art and War
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP
Restricted to first semester freshmen in the College of Arts and Humanities. The casualties of war go beyond human lives. Both of the world wars in Europe led to innumerable art and architectural losses. Recent conflicts in the Middle East have obliterated priceless and irreplaceable ancient monuments. Drawing on perspectives form visual arts, literature, and history, this course will address the destruction of our shared cultural heritage, as well as ways in which visual artists and writers have used their creative energy to deal with war trauma. Students will be introduced to key works of art and literature - lost in wars or inspired by war-time experience - ranging from antiquity to the twenty-first century. In addition to gaining a deeper understanding of this aspect of human civilization, they will engage in creative projects - including the development of interactive web features on this theme.
ARHU158N
Explorations in Arts and Humanities; The Practice of Embodied Learning
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP
Restricted to first semester freshmen in the College of Arts and Humanities. This course explores the movement of learning, how we exist within our bodies as we engage in our studies and how to have healthier relationships with our bodies that can carry through a lifetime. Physical practice is a key component of this course - students will engage in embodied research methodologies in order to bring a heightened state of awareness in the body system. Students will especially draw inspiration from the fields of dance, theatre, communication, and gender studies and discover how the Arts and Humanities have facilitated better intercommunication through creative collaboration of bodies in space together.
ARHU158O
Explorations in Arts and Humanities; Metaphoric Building Blocks of Knowledge
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP
Restricted to first semester freshmen in the College of Arts and Humanities. Is your new roommate a ray of sunshine or a snake in the grass? Human experience is grounded in metaphor: we process new information based on how it resembles (or differs from) those things already familiar to us. In this course, we will explore how people use metaphor to gain new knowledge and insights-and what happens when those metaphors lead us astray-in such fields as literature, history, and the visual arts.
ARHU158P
Explorations in Arts and Humanities; Words Matter - A Consideration of the Power of Language
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP
Restricted to first semester freshmen in the College of Arts and Humanities.

Beginning with the origins of the spoken and written word, this class will focus on the impact of words on relationships and cultural understanding. Exploring words from a variety of perspectives (sociolinguistic, interpersonal and intrapersonal) and as part of a dialogue on the intersectionality of race, class and gender, this course will consider the dynamic between words and their impact as we encounter them.
ARHU275
Writing to be Seen: Scriptwriting for Theatre, Film, and Television
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
GenEd: DSHU or DSSP
Also offered as: ENGL275.
Credit only granted for: ENGL278D, ENGL275, ARHU319B or ARHU275.
Formerly: ENGL278D; ARHU319B.
Introduction to theory and practice of scriptwriting with opportunity to read, view, evaluate, write, and revise texts meant to be performed for spectators. Practice writing for the stage, film and television, with emphasis on critical reading of textual and visual literary models. Theory and scholarship teaching opportunities and advantages of each format. Application of scholarship to analysis and critique of plays and texts successful across two different formats. Examination of selected scripts, performances, and film and television clips as models for students' own creative work. Frequent writing exercises and use of workshop format.
ARHU286
(Perm Req)
Experiential Learning
Credits: 3 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Prerequisite: Permission of ARHU-College of Arts & Humanities.
Restriction: Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5; and must be in a major or minor in ARHU - College of Arts and Humanities; and must have earned a minimum of 12 credits; and must not have earned more than 60 credits.
Designed for students who have completed fewer than 60 credits, students who are in their first semester at the University of Maryland, and/or students who wish to complete legislative internships, research-based internships, some start-up internships and some remote internships. All students must be enrolled in an ARHU major or minor and the internship must be in one of the academic fields covered within the College of Arts and Humanities. In addition to completing their required hours on site, students with fewer than 60 credits and students who are in their first semester at the University of Maryland will be required to attend three bi-weekly seminars at the beginning of the semester to help develop their para-professional goals and understandings.
ARHU298L
Critical Approaches to Traditional and Non-Traditional Literary Forms across Different Cultures
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HL
GenEd: DSHU
Examines the different types of literature (Novel, Short Story, Flash Fiction, Comics, etc. ) produced by groups or individuals under diverse circumstances (cultural, historical, political, geographical, economic, philosophical, etc.). The required texts will provide the students with an opportunity to revaluate some commonly underestimated literary forms, such as flash fiction, comics orspoken word poetry and to understand the function of these manifestations in relationship to more traditional (canonical) expressions such as the novel.
ARHU309
(Perm Req)
Writers' House Colloquium: Creative Writing in Community
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg
For Writers House students only.
ARHU319A
(Perm Req)
Writers' House Second Year Colloquium: Form and Theory of Creative Writing; Prose
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHU or DSSP
For Writers' House students only. For further details please contact Johnna Schmidt jmschmid@umd.edu. Course will meet in Queen Anne's Library.
ARHU319B
(Perm Req)
Writers' House Second Year Colloquium: Form and Theory of Creative Writing; Poetry
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHU or DSSP
For Writers' House students only. For further details please contact Johnna Schmidt jmschmid@umd.edu. Course will meet in Queen Anne's Library.
ARHU319C
(Perm Req)
Writers' House Second Year Colloquium: Form and Theory of Creative Writing; Spoken Word
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHU or DSSP
For Writers' House students only. For further details please contact Johnna Schmidt jmschmid@umd.edu. Course will meet in the Stamp Student Union, Room 1121.
ARHU338
(Perm Req)
Undergraduate Teaching Assistantship in a Living Learning Program
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
ARHU375
(Perm Req)
The TV Writers Room Screenwriting for Television and Video
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: ARHU275, ARHU318, or FILM370; and permission of instructor.
Additional information: Priority in enrollment will be given to students participating in the Jimenez-Porter Writers' House and FILM studies programs.
Students engage with the theory and practice of screenwriting for television and video. Students read and watch teleplays designed to teach advantages of the television format. Students apply what they learn to prepare frequent writing exercises, share and provide feedback for peers scripts in a workshop format, and work together as a Writers Room to prepare an original pilot episode.
ARHU386
(Perm Req)
Experiential Learning
Credits: 3 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: Permission of ARHU-College of Arts & Humanities.
Restriction: Junior standing or higher.
ARHU468A
(Perm Req)
Peer Mentoring Program; Arts and Humanities' Ambassador Program
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg
Restricted to current ARHU students who will serve as ambassadors for the College of Arts and Humanities.
ARHU486
(Perm Req)
Internship Practicum in Arts and Humanities
Credits: 3 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Prerequisite: Have completed previous internship at U of MD.
Restriction: Must be in a major in ARHU-College of Arts & Humanities; and permission of ARHU-College of Arts & Humanities; and minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5; and must have earned a minimum of 60 credits; and completed 12 credits at U of MD.
An internship intended for students who have already completed an internship for credit. ARHU486 must be a different experience from the internship students have already taken for credit. Generally students intern with a different company, but they may continue working for the same company if the job is significantly different. See ARHU internship coordinator for details.
ARHU489
(Perm Req)
Advanced Internship Practicum in ARHU
Credits: 3 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Prerequisite: Permission of the College of Arts and Humanities.