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Courses - Spring 2020
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ARHU158P
Explorations in Arts and Humanities; Words Matter - A Consideration of the Power of Language
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
GenEd: DSSP
Restricted to first semester first year students 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
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
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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.
ARHU318A
(Perm Req)
Writers' House Colloquium: Creative Writing Across Languages and Cultures; Poetry Colloquium
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
ARHU318B
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Writers' House Colloquium: Creative Writing Across Languages and Cultures; Prose Colloquium
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Restricted to Jimenez-Porter Writers' House Students
ARHU318W
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Writers' House Colloquium: Creative Writing Across Languages and Cultures; Screenwriting/Scriptwriting
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Restricted to Jimenez-Porter Writers' House students.
ARHU319C
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Writers' House Second Year Colloquium: Form and Theory of Creative Writing; Spoken Word
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
GenEd: DSHU or DSSP
For further details, please contact Johnna Schmidt jmschmid@umd.edu.
ARHU320
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Writers' House Second Year Colloquium: Writing for Publication
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
GenEd: DSSP
Recommended: Completion of ARHU318 and ARHU319 recommended.
Restriction: Currently enrolled in Writers' House or permission of program.
Credit only granted for: ARHU319A or ARHU320.
Formerly: ARHU319A.
Students write, discuss and revise for multiple forms of publication: reading their own work at least once in public, sending work out for publication to literary journals, and producing a chapbook of high quality by end of semester.
ARHU338
(Perm Req)
Undergraduate Teaching Assistantship in a Living Learning Program
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
ARHU340
Financial Entrepreneurship for Arts Leaders
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP
Cross-listed with: MUSC448E.
Credit only granted for: ARHU340 or MUSC448E.
An introduction to financial entrepreneurship for the arts leader in order to prepare students for diverse and ever-changing careers in the arts and creative fields. Topics explored will include Professional Paperwork (resumes, cover letters, biographies, job searches), Financial Literacy (taxes, budgets, boards, tickets sales, musicians unions), Marketing (website development, social media, press packets, record labels vs. online distribution, headshots, audience development, community engagement, branded content), Communication (public speaking, writing), and Technology (online tools, computer software, peripherals, recording, photography/videography, on campus resources).
ARHU380
Arts & Humanities Special Topics: Social Innovation, Change, and Justice: Do Good Now
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP
Credit only granted for: ARHU380, BSOS388B, or PLCY388D.
The course serves as the core course for the Arts-and-Humanities track in PLCY's minor in "Nonprofit Leadership and Social Innovation." Students will be introduced to the role that the Arts and Humanities can play in social innovation and social change, while exploring various mechanisms for achieving impact with a focus on advancing social justice, equity and systems change. This course deepens understandings of nonprofit leadership, entrepreneurship and social innovation by guiding students through the creation and implementation of social change projects and ventures of their choice.
For Spring 2020: Credit only granted for AMST328Q, ARHU380, BSOS388B, or PLCY388D.
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.
ARHU398Q
Special Topics in Arts and Humanities; Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Quality
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
In this QUEST course, we build on the foundation concepts of quality and substantially broaden our field of view. Specifically, we consider the subjective, customer-created definition of quality and the social and cultural forces that shape customer perspectives. We explore the differences in quality perceptions between US and non-US consumers, the sources of these differences, and the challenges they present in measuring expectations, performance, and customer satisfaction in a multinational business environment.
ARHU468
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Peer Mentoring Program
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Restricted to ARHU upperclassmen who will serve as peer mentors to help transition new students to the university. Interested students must apply to become a peer mentor.
ARHU486
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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