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Courses - Spring 2024
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06/13/2024 at 11:30 AM
ARHU158Q
Explorations in Arts and Humanities; The Power of Youth
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
GenEd: DSSP
Restricted to first semester first year students in the College of Arts and Humanities.

Twenty-something influencers such as Kylie Jenner and Shawn Mendes use social media to reach their millions of followers and to help shape what they think about, talk about, and purchase. Former Parkland, Florida student David Hogg shows 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.
ARHU230
(Perm Req)
Introduction to Humanities, Health, and Medicine
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHU
Restriction: Permission of ARHU-English Department.
Cross-listed with: ENGL254, HIST219N, WGSS230.
Credit only granted for: ARHU230 , ENGL289C, ENGL254, ARHU298A, HIST219N, or WGSS230.
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.
ARHU275
Scriptwriting for Theater, 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.
Designed for students who are in their first semester at the University of Maryland and/or students who wish to complete legislative 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 will be required to attend three bi-weekly seminars at the beginning of the semester to help develop their para-professional goals and understandings.
ARHU299M
Studies in Humanities Technology; Machine Learning in Language and Art
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Cross-listed with COMM298M and ENGL289G. Credit only granted for ARHU299M, COMM298M, or ENGL289G.

How do language models like ChatGPT generate essays, poems, and stories? How do machine learning models learn to determine the author of a text, or identify the artist behind a painting? What makes language models like ChatGPT different from image generators like Stable Diffusion? And can language models be used to make music? We will teach you how to build models that read and write in natural languages, what makes those models different from applications of machine learning to visual art and music, how to use Python for data analysis and statistics, how to visualize data, and how to apply mathematical and statistical knowledge to practical problems in the digital humanities. No background in coding or statistics is required, but students with some programming or statistics experience are also very welcome in the course.
ARHU318A
(Perm Req)
Writers' House Colloquium: Creative Writing Across Languages and Cultures; TOTUS Spoken Word Colloquium
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Restricted to Jimenez-Porter Writers' House Students. This class will meet every other Wednesday starting 1/24/24
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
ARHU318D
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Writers' House Colloquium: Creative Writing Across Languages and Cultures; Multimedia Digital Storytelling
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
ARHU320
(Perm Req)
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.
Restricted to Jimenez-Porter Writers' House students.
ARHU338
(Perm Req)
Undergraduate Teaching Assistantship in a Living Learning Program
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
ARHU380
Arts & Humanities in Social Innovation, Change, and Justice: Do Good Now
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHU or DSSP, SCIS
Cross-listed with: JWST319P.
Credit only granted for: ARHU380, BSOS388B, JWST319P, 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.
Cross-listed with JWST319P. For Spring 2023: Credit granted only for JWST319P, 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.
ARHU440
Arts Leadership Seminar
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Cross-listed with: TDPS440.
Credit only granted for: TDPS440 or ARHU440.
An advanced seminar in arts leadership exposing students to the foundations of arts leadership in not-for-profit organizations as it intersects with current trends in technology, demographics, government policy, and the economy. In case studies based on examples drawn from local arts organizations, students will learn about audience engagement as well as institutional development terminology and best practices.
ARHU458
Graduate School Preparation
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Must have earned a minimum of 60 credits. Repeatable to 3 credits if content differs.

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.
ARHU468
(Perm Req)
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