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Courses - Fall 2019
ARHU
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ARHU158L
Explorations in Arts and Humanities; Let's Talk Gender: The Construction of Gendered Identities Across Media and Culture
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP
Restricted to first semester freshmen in the College of Arts and Humanities.

Students will explore the connection between gender, media, and culture. They will pose questions about how various communication and cultural practices shape the manifestations and representations (or misrepresentations) of complex and varied gendered identities, whether feminine, masculine, or queer. They will also fully engage in a wide-ranging discussion of the ties between gender, race, ethnicity, culture, and mediated communication from a multidisciplinary perspective, stretching across the fields of communication, gender studies, sociology, anthropology, and history.
ARHU158Q
Explorations in Arts and Humanities; The Power of Youth
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP
Restricted to first year students in the College of Arts and Humanities.

Twenty-something influencers like Kylie Jenner and PewDiePie use social media to reach their millions of followers and to help shape what they think about, talk about, and purchase. Parkland, Florida students Emma Gonzalez and David Hogg show how young people can affect social change by advocating for stricter gun control laws on national media outlets. Starting with these examples and drawing from literature, politics, and gender and sexuality studies, we will analyze youth and its power in our culture.
ARHU158R
Explorations in Arts and Humanities; Why do American Places Matter?
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP
Restricted to first semester freshmen in the College of Arts and Humanities.

Where do you live, work, study, and spend free time? Who gets to "use" specific places and why? What can the histories of places reveal to us about life in the modern world and how do they challenge powerful assumptions about the American experience? Drawing from history, literature, and art history, we will examine our relationships to American places-- to its "built environments"-- ranging from shopping malls, factories, and fast-food restaurants to impoverished neighborhoods, gentrifying downtowns, college campuses, suburban skate parks, and perhaps, through a research project, your home town.
ARHU158T
Explorations in Arts and Humanities; Using Science Fiction to Interrogate Diversity, Identity, and Power
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP
Restricted to first semester freshmen in the College of Arts and Humanities.

How do we engage with, embrace, or push back against various science fiction visions of the future? And what does that tell us about ourselves and our collective futures? Students will examine how science fiction texts-- including novels, short stories, movies, and television-- and science fiction scholarship-- intersect with writers and readers (including women, LGBTQ people, people of color, and indigenous populations) and with current political movements, trends, and "identity politics."
ARHU230
Introduction to Health, Medicine, and Humanities
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHU
Restriction: Permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department.
Cross-listed with: ENGL289C.
Credit only granted for: ARHU230 or ENGL289C.
An overview of the historical, cultural, ethical, and spiritual dimensions of medicine, human health, disease, and death from the points of view of various humanistic disciplines.
Credit only granted for: ENGL289C or ARHU230.
ARHU240
Cultural Institutions of the United States
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
An introduction to cultural institutions in the United States, while providing student exposure to the professional environment artist find themselves in. In order for artist and arts administrators to succeed after their educational experience it is critical to understand the history of their respective field, and which events and questions have shaped, and are shaping, their industry. This course is very much an interdisciplinary initiative. Over the past century the arts have become ever-more integrated with one another resulting in a requirement of not only understanding one discipline, but how other disciplines affect a particular practice.
Cross-listed with TDPS258C. Credit granted for ARHU240 or TDPS258C.
ARHU275
Writing to be Seen: Scriptwriting for Theatre, Film, and Television
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
GenEd: DSHU or DSSP
Cross-listed with: ENGL275.
Credit only granted for: ENGL275 or ARHU275.
Introduction to the theory and practice of scriptwriting with an opportunity to read, view, evaluate, write, and revise texts meant to be performed. Students will practice writing for the stage, film, and television and also examine selected scripts, performances, and film and television clips as models for their own creative work. Students will complete frequent writing exercises, participate in workshops, and learn to apply scholarship to the analysis and critique of scripts.
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
Our ability to create and maintain meaningful social connections tells us that we are not alone; it reminds us that we are connected to something larger, a community, a group of people willing to celebrate our triumphs and help us cope during difficult times. Emphasizing the principles of participation, connection, and collaboration, this course explores how various traditionally marginalized people form their own cultural communities and develop a sense of reciprocal belonging through the creation (and independent distribution) of stories, poems, spoken word poetry, comics and zines.In spite of intersectional obstacles such as the lack of political power, access to resources and economic opportunities, these communities may find it possible to redefine their place in society by demonstrating originality, resilience, and talent.
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 further details please contact Johnna Schmidt jmschmid@umd.edu. Cour se 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.
ARHU458
Graduate School Preparation
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Restriction: Must have earned a minimum of 45 credits.

Designed for Juniors and Seniors who are interested in applying to graduate school. Topics include skills needed for the graduate school search and application process, evaluation and reflection of application materials, preparation for GRE exam, and exploration into career options after graduate school. Focus on the Humanities fields.
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.