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Courses - Spring 2020
AMST
American Studies Department Site
AMST210
Introduction to Ethnography
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP
A qualitative research method course used to study social worlds communities, cultures, institutions, and other social groups from the perspectives of the people who inhabit those social worlds. Ethnographic research involves understanding cultural traditions from an insider's perspective by studying the everyday lives of people steeped in those traditions.
AMST450
(Perm Req)
Seminar in American Studies
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: AMST201 and AMST340; and 1 course in AMST.
Restriction: Senior standing; and must be in American Studies program.
Developments in theories and methods of American Studies scholarship, with emphasis upon interaction between the humanities and the social sciences in the process of cultural analysis and evaluation.
ANSC
Animal Science
ANSC359
(Perm Req)
Internship Experience in Animal and Avian Sciences
Credits: 3 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: ANSC220, ANSC232, ANSC242, ANSC250, ANSC255, ANSC260, or ANSC262. Restriction: Must be in a major within the AGNR-Animal & Avian Sciences department; and permission of instructor.
ANSC435
Experimental Embryology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: ANSC212.
Recommended: Completion of one course in reproductive physiology is recommended.
Credit only granted for: ANSC435 or ANSC489M.
Formerly: ANSC489M.
Experimental approaches to mammalian embryology with emphasis on domestic livestock systems as applied to research and production systems. Lab will include hands-on experiments and demos of in vitro embryo production, embryo splitting, cell injection and nuclear transfer.
Students must pay a $50.00 lab materials fee.
ANTH
Anthropology Department Site
ANTH310
Method & Theory in Medical Anthropology and Global Health
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP, DVUP
Prerequisite: ANTH210.
Jointly offered with ANTH665. Credit only grant ed for: ANTH310, ANTH465, or ANTH665.
Formerly: ANTH465.
Provides a critical perspective to global health that encompasses key political, economic, and cultural factors associated with the nature and magnitude of global health issues such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, paying particular attention to how poverty and inequalities within and between societies has accelerated current global health challenges. Introduces students to how medical anthropologists have contributed to the debates surrounding the globalization of health.
Restriction: Must be in Anthropology program; or permission of BSOS Anthropology department.
ANTH341
Introduction to Zooarchaeology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP
Credit only granted for: ANTH298D, ANTH641 or ANTH341.
Formerly: ANTH298D.
Zooarchaeology is the study of animal remains, especially bones, from archaeological contexts. This course will address both methodology as well as many of the main issues in contemporary zooarchaeology. Zooarchaeology stands at the intersection of a number of social and biological sciences, such as Biology, Osteology, Ecology, History, Anthropology and Economics. We will discuss basic animal osteology and the concepts and practices behind the identification of animal remains from archaeological contexts. We will cover the nature of the data in zooarchaeology, especially issues around using proxy data.
ANTH464
Anthropology of Cultural Heritage
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: ANTH260.
Jointly offered with ANTH664. Credit only grant ed for: ANTH469T, ANTH689T, ANTH464, ANTH664.
Formerly: ANTH469T.
A global exploration of how the past is remade in the present. Covers the breadth of scope and specific interventions of heritage practice at the global scale, including the social, political, economic, and ethical dimensions of cultural heritage.
ANTH467
Researching Environment and Culture
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP
Recommended: ANTH322, ANTH360, ENSP101, or ENSP102.
In this applied course, students use mixed methods to research a locally-based, environmental sustainability issue. Classroom time will be split between seminar discussions of theory, methods, and relevant case studies, and lab work focused on project development, data analysis, and report write up. Students are expected to spend additional time outside class on data collection, analysis, and writing
ARCH
Architecture Department Site
ARCH271
People, Planet, and Profit: Building Sustainable Places
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP
Cross-listed with RDEV250.
Credit only granted for: ARCH271 or RDEV250.
An introduction to the four disciplines represented in the School: architecture and urban design, community planning, historic preservation, and real estate development, that work to create a more sustainable environment for the future to create a more sustainable environment for the future using our interpretation of the quadruple bottom line: socio-cultural, economic, environmental, and design sustainability. Students will be provided with an understanding of the fundamental scholarship and processes of each of these disciplines and examine the intersections between them. Additionally, they will learn by applying the approaches of the four disciplines through a series of field studies.
Cross-listed with RDEV250. Credit granted for ARCH271 or RDEV250.
ARCH289I
Sustainability at College Park
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSNS or DSSP, SCIS
ARCH402
Architecture Design Studio III
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in ARCH401.
Restriction: Must be in Architecture (B.S.) program.
Architectural design studio with emphasis on building and facade typologies, the development of architectural promenade and sequence, public and/or civic infill buildings dependent upon the architectural promenade, and urban housing types of varying densities. The architect's obligations to urban context are explored in many dimensions including historical, typological, and physical.
AREC
Agricultural and Resource Economics Department Site
AREC360
(Perm Req)
Global Agriculture: Developing Extension Education & Agriculture Technologies in Africa
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP
Restriction: Permission of AGNR-Agricultural & Resource Economics department.
Identifies challenges faced by farmers in Nimba County, Liberia, and works collaboratively across borders to discuss these challenges and develop extension education programming that will be implemented in the region in order to empower local farmers. The course is designed to create a paradigm shift for both cohorts of students who will educate and learn from each other in what is now becoming a critical context - the globalized workspace. UMD and LICC students will be grouped together to identify and develop particular thematic areas most needed by local farmers, and then as a cohort create a week-long extension program to be implemented on the ground.
For more course information or to obtain permission to enroll, contact Jill Janofsky at jjanofsk@umd.edu.
ARHU
Arts and Humanities Department Site
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 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 perpectives (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: 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.
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.
ARHU320
(Perm Req)
Writers' House Second Year Colloquium: Writing for Publication
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
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.
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.
ARTH
Art History & Archaeology Department Site
ARTH230
Symbolic Images: The Theory and Practice of Iconography in European Art, 1400-1850
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP
Iconographic interpretation of visual narratives, signs and symbols has long been a topic of art-historical inquiry. In early modern European art, images were often conceived with the deliberate intent of posing a 'puzzle' or 'problem' for the beholder to solve; yet in most cases we have little or no evidence of how contemporary beholders solved such enigmas. Provides students with the opportunity to take command of these research methods and source materials, addressing a genuine iconographic problem, researching the relevant literature, identifying the essential primary source evidence, making contextually appropriate assumptions, and producing a valid result.
ARTH386
Experiential Learning
Credits: 3 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: Permission of ARHU-Art History & Archaeology department.
Restriction: Junior standing or higher.
Supervised internship experience in diverse areas of art historical, archaeological, and museological work.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ARTT
Art Studio Department Site
ARTT100
Two-Dimensional Design Fundamentals
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP
Principles and elements of two-dimensional design. Introduction to visual communication.
Students must pay a $40.00 studio lab fee.
ARTT110
Elements of Drawing I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP
Fundamental concepts, media, and processes of drawing. Emphasis on observation and representation in combination with individual expression. Subject matter includes still life, human figure, nature, the built environment, and conceptual projects.
Students must pay a $40.00 studio lab fee.
BMGT
Business and Management Department Site
BMGT190H
Introduction to Design and Quality
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP
Restriction: Must be in the Quest program.
Cross-listed with ENES190.
Credit only granted for: BMGT190 or ENES190.
QUEST students learn and apply design practices to design new products and services. Working in multidisciplinary teams, students use quality and process improvement methods to identify, analyze, and recommend solutions to real-world problems.
Restricted to QUEST program students. Cross-listed with ENES190H. Credit granted for ENES190H or BMGT190H.
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 only granted for BMGT289B or HONR289P. Course will meet 6 times on Monday evenings for assessments and guest speaker presentations.
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
BMGT289I
Why Good Managers Make Bad Decisions
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP, SCIS
BMGT289M
European Debt Crisis: More Integration or Withering of a Dream?
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP, SCIS
BMGT461
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP
Restriction: Must not have completed BMGT361.
Credit only granted for: BMGT261, BMGT361, BMGT461, ENES460 or HLMN470.
Process of creating new ventures, including evaluating the entrepreneurial team, the opportunity and the financing requirements. Skills, concepts, mental attitudes and knowledge relevant for starting a new business.
Restricted to BMGT majors with 72 credit hours completed. Non-majors should register for BMGT461N. BMGT minors should register for BMGT461M.
BMGT461M
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP
Restriction: Must not have completed BMGT361.
Credit only granted for: BMGT261, BMGT361, BMGT461, ENES460 or HLMN470.
Process of creating new ventures, including evaluating the entrepreneurial team, the opportunity and the financing requirements. Skills, concepts, mental attitudes and knowledge relevant for starting a new business.
Open to any College Park student.
BMGT461N
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP
Restriction: Must not have completed BMGT361.
Credit only granted for: BMGT261, BMGT361, BMGT461, ENES460 or HLMN470.
Process of creating new ventures, including evaluating the entrepreneurial team, the opportunity and the financing requirements. Skills, concepts, mental attitudes and knowledge relevant for starting a new business.
Open to all non-BMGT majors with 72 credit hours completed. BMGT majors should register for BMGT 461. Not open to Innovation and Entrepreneurship minors.
BMGT490H
QUEST Capstone Professional Practicum
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: ENES390 or BMGT390.
Cross-listed with ENES490. Credit only granted for: BMGT490 or ENES490.
The capstone course for the QUEST Honors Program provides students with an opportunity to learn in multidisciplinary teams of business, engineering, and science students in a real-world setting. Companies engage teams of QUEST students with real organizational challenges and dedicate resources to help students address these problems. Student teams must enhance their skills in quality management, process improvement, and systems design and will apply these to add value to a client. In the process, students will improve their teamwork skills.
Restricted to QUEST program students. Cross-listed with ENES490H. Credit granted for ENES490H or BMGT490H.
BMGT495
Strategic Management
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP
A case-based course where students learn to play the role of the "strategic manager" who defines the scope of its business operations and, within the chosen scope, how the firm will compete against rivals. This course focuses on how a firm can both formulate effective business-level and corporate-level strategies to achieve competitive advantage and earn above average profits.
Restricted to BMGT Honors students with 100 credit hours completed.
BMGT495H
(Perm Req)
Strategic Management
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP
A case-based course where students learn to play the role of the "strategic manager" who defines the scope of its business operations and, within the chosen scope, how the firm will compete against rivals. This course focuses on how a firm can both formulate effective business-level and corporate-level strategies to achieve competitive advantage and earn above average profits.
BMGT495M
Strategic Management
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP
A case-based course where students learn to play the role of the "strategic manager" who defines the scope of its business operations and, within the chosen scope, how the firm will compete against rivals. This course focuses on how a firm can both formulate effective business-level and corporate-level strategies to achieve competitive advantage and earn above average profits.
Restricted to General Business minors.
BSCI
Biological Sciences Program Department Site
BSCI416
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in BSCI410.
Recommended: BSCI330.
Approaches to human genetics and applications to biology and medicine focusing on specific human genetic topics using primary research papers as the main resource.
(Sponsoring Dept.: CBMG).
BSCI417
Microbial Pathogenesis
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: BSCI223 and BSCI222.
Restriction: Junior standing or higher.
Credit only granted for: BSCI348M or BSCI417.
Formerly: BSCI348M.
Current research in microbial pathogenesis and the molecular and cellular basis of bacterial disease. Comprehensive overview of the molecular basis of pathogenesis with a focus on model microbial systems to illustrate mechanisms of disease pathogenesis. Topics covered: how microorganisms attach to and enter cells; how host cells are damaged by microbial products; how the host responds to invasion; and host-pathogen evolution.
(Sponsoring Dept.: CBMG).
BSCV
CIVICUS
BSCV302
(Perm Req)
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: BSCV301.
Restriction: Sophomore standing or higher.
Credit only granted for: BSOS302 or BSCV302.
Formerly: BSOS302.
Capstone course required for CIVICUS citation. Supervised internship, community service, or research project on civil society topic. Application and continued study of skills and concepts, grounded in the social sciences, relevant to understanding and effectively dealing with contemporary social issues.
By permission of instructor.
BSOS
Behavioral and Social Sciences
BSOS355
(Perm Req)
Social Sciences Internship Practicum
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP
Restriction: Must have earned a minimum of 60 credits; and minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5; and must have completed at least 1 semester at UMD.
Credit only granted for: BSOS388I or BSOS355.
Formerly: BSOS388I.
BSOS 355 is an internship course open to all majors. It will enable students to articulate and apply the scholarship from the discipline related to their specific internship placement into a real-work environment.
BSOS388B
Behavioral and Social Sciences Special Topics; Innovation and Social Change: Do Good Now
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP, SCIS
Cross-listed with HONR348D and PLCY388D. Credit will be granted for BSOS388B, HONR348D or PLCY388D.

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Click here for more course information on the BSOS Solutions Lab.
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.
CCJS300
(Perm Req)
Criminological and Criminal Justice Research Methods
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: CCJS100 and CCJS105; and (PSYC200, CCJS200, ECON321, BMGT230, or SOCY201).
Introduction to the formulation of research questions covering crime and justice, research designs, data collection, and interpretation and reporting in criminological and justice-system settings.
CMSC
Computer Science Department Site
CMSC122
Introduction to Computer Programming via the Web
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP
Restriction: Must not have completed any courses from CMSC131-499 course range; and must not be concurrently enrolled in CMSC131.
Credit only granted for: CMSC106, or CMSC122.
Introduction to computer programming in the context of developing full featured dynamic web sites. Uses a problem solving approach to teach basics of program design and implementation using JavaScript; relates these skills to creation of dynamic web sites; then explores both the potential and limits of web-based information sources for use in research. Intended to help relate a student's major to these emerging technologies.
COMM
Communication Department Site
COMM386
(Perm Req)
Experiential Learning
Credits: 3 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: Permission of ARHU-Communication department.
Restriction: Junior standing or higher; and must be in Communication program.
Supervised internship experience with communication professionals. Relation of academic training to professional experience.
CPJT
College Park Scholars-Justice and Legal Thought
CPJT230
Capstone for Justice and Legal Thought: Internship
Credits: 2 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP
The capstone of the four-semester College Park Scholars Justice and Legal thought citation program is an exploration of justice and law within a rigorous academic and experiential framework. Students must develop and perform practicum internships in professional law related settings. In all settings, students must interact directly with legal professionals in law related fields and through law-related institutions under the supervision of legal professionals and program staff. In conjunction with the experiential component, students will synthesize their experience within the learning outcomes of the Justice and Legal Thought Program through an innovative final project culminating in a poster presentation.
CPJT240
Capstone for Justice and Legal Thought: Service-Learning
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP
The capstone of the four-semester College Park Scholars Justice and Legal Thought citation program is an exploration of justice and law within a rigorous academic and experiential framework. Students must develop and perform practicum volunteer experiences in professional law related settings. In all settings, students must interact directly with legal professionals in law related fields and through law-related institutions under the supervision of legal professionals and program staff. In conjunctions with the experiential component, students will synthesize their experience within the learning outcomes of the Justice and Legal Thought program through an innovative final project culminating in a poster presentation.
CPJT250
Capstone for Justice and Legal Thought: Research
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP
The capstone of the four-semester College Park Scholars Justice and Legal Thought citation program is an exploration of justice and law within a rigorous academic and experiential framework. Students must develop and perform applied research in a law related setting. Students must interact directly with legal professionals under the supervision of program staff. Students will synthesize their experience within the learning outcomes of the Justice and Legal Thought Program through an innovative final research project culminating in a poster presentation.
CPSA
College Park Scholars-Arts
CPSA240
College Park Scholars: Arts Service-Learning Practicum
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: CPSA200.
Restriction: Students must be matriculated into the College Park Scholars Arts (CPSA) program.
Additional information: When paired with successful completion of CPSA 200, students will earn General Education Scholarship-in-Practice credit.
Supervised Service-Learning project in an area related to the arts.
CPSA250
College Park Scholars: Arts Research Practicum
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: CPSA200.
Restriction: Students must be matriculated into the College Park Scholars Arts (CPSA) program.
Additional information: When paired with successful completion of CPSA 200, students will earn General Education Scholarship-in-Practice credit.
Supervised research project in an area related to the arts.
CPSA260
College Park Scholars: Arts Peer-Teaching Practicum
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: CPSA200.
Restriction: Students must be matriculated into the College Park Scholars Arts (CPSA) program.
Additional information: When paired with successful completion of CPSA 200, students will earn General Education Scholarship-in-Practice credit.
Supervised peer-teaching project in an area related to the arts.
CPSG
College Park Scholars-Science and Global Change
CPSG230
College Park Scholars: Science & Global Change - Internship Practicum
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: CPSG200.
Restriction: Students must be enrolled in the College Park Scholars Science & Global Change (CPSG) program.
Supervised internship in an interest area related to science and global change.
CPSG250
College Park Scholars: Science & Global Change - Research Practicum
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: CPSG200.
Restriction: Students must be enrolled in the College Park Scholars Science & Global Change (CPSG) program.
Supervised research experience in an interest area related to science and global change.
CPSP
College Park Scholars Program Department Site
CPSP359D
Advanced Practicum: Research
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP
CPSP359G
Advanced Practicum: Research
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP
CPSP359N
Advanced Practicum: Research; International Studies
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP
CPSP359S
Advanced Practicum: Research; Discovery Research
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP
CPSS
College Park Scholars-Science, Technology and Society
CPSS240
College Park Scholars: Science, Technology & Society - Service-Learning Practicum
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP, SCIS
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.
Robotics Service-Learning in K-12 Schools.
DANC
DANC200
Introduction to Dance
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP
A study of dance as a form of communication and as an art form; a survey of the theories and styles of dance, and their relationships to other art forms.
EDCP
Education Counseling and Personnel Services Department Site
EDCP210
Peer Counseling Skills and Mental Health Advocacy
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP
Restriction: Must not have completed EDCP310; and must not have completed PSYC433.
Credit only granted for: EDCP210, EDCP310, or PSYC433.
Introduction to core helping skills in peer counseling settings and three predominant theoretical approaches used in the counseling field (humanistic, psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral). The course also explores mental health stigma and advocacy. Students will build an understanding of the practical application of underlying principles and theory in counseling and the helping professions, while exploring their own, and societal, biases, assumptions, and attitudes toward mental health.
EDHD
Education, Human Development Department Site
EDHD220
(Perm Req)
Exploring Early Childhood General and Special Education
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP
Restriction: Permission of EDUC-Human Development and Quantitative Methodology department.
Students who are considering a career in education will consider information about the teaching profession. Students reflect on their personal strengths, identify areas of growth, and examine their predisposition to work with young children with and without disabilities. They will discuss the nature of teaching, the moral and philosophic underpinnings that influenced their decision to enter into the teaching professions, as well as the roles and responsibilities of teachers and the characteristics and qualities for effective teachers (teaching styles and teacher's primary role in the classroom).
Students should allow an appropriate amount of travel time from the off-campus experience to your classes meeting on campus.
EDHD228
(Perm Req)
Research Experiences in Human Development
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP
Contact department for information to register for this course.
EDSP
Education, Special Department Site
EDSP220
Disability in Community: Access, Accommodation, and Adaptation
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP, DVCC
Examines the concept of disability in a variety of community settings. Drawing on classic and contemporary readings in psychology, sociology and special education, the course will couple conceptual and historical understanding of disability with first-hand service-learning experiences in the community. Students will develop a plan in several phases that encompasses principles of Universal Design for Living/Learning (UDL) to study and participate in community-based activities.
EDUC
Education
EDUC388
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in Education; Guided Experiences in College Teaching
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP
Restricted to students approved as undergraduate teaching assistants. Section 0101 is reserved for standard UTA program and should be taken concurrently with EDUC498, 0101 for one credit.
EDUC388C
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in Education; Guided Experience in Teaching for Peer Educators
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP
EDUC388T
(Perm Req)
Special Topics in Education; Guided Experiences in College Teaching - UTA
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP
ENES
Engineering Science
ENES100
(Perm Req)
Introduction to Engineering Design
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP
Corequisite: MATH140.
Students work as teams to design and build a product using computer software for word-processing, spreadsheet, CAD, and communication skills.
Credit granted for ENES100 or ENES100A.
ENES100A
(Perm Req)
Introduction to Engineering Design
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP
Corequisite: MATH140.
Students work as teams to design and build a product using computer software for word-processing, spreadsheet, CAD, and communication skills.
Restricted to non-engineering students. Credit granted for ENES100 or ENES100A.
ENES140
Discovering New Ventures
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP
Additional information: This course may count as an elective for a student at the University of Maryland, depending on the student's specific degree program. It cannot be counted towards the requirements for the Smith School of Business Entrepreneurship Fellow Program.
Students explore dynamic company startup topics by working in teams to design a new venture. This multi-disciplinary course helps students to learn the basic business, strategy, and leadership skills needed to launch new ventures. Topics include learning how to assess the feasibility of a startup venture, as well as how to apply best practices for planning, launching, and managing new companies. Students discuss a wide range of issues of importance and concern to entrepreneurs and learn to recognize opportunities, assess the skills and talents of successful entrepreneurs, and learn models that help them navigate uncertainty.

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ENES190H
Introduction to Design and Quality
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: Must be in the Quest program.
Cross-listed with BMGT190.
Credit only granted for: BMGT190 or ENES190.
QUEST students learn and apply design practices to design new products and services. Working in multidisciplinary teams, students use quality and process improvement methods to identify, analyze, and recommend solutions to real-world problems.
Restricted to QUEST program students. Cross-listed with BMGT190H. Credit granted for BMGT190H or ENES190H.
ENES192
Engineering For Us All
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: MATH107.
Additional information: Recommended for non-engineering majors.
Students are challenged to uncover hidden valuable connections among a variety of disciplines, while creatively seeking and solving problems as a team. Students learn and practice skills for how groups function and identify innovation while addressing the tensions between our inherent drives to seek and solve, to share, and to sell.
ENES210
Entrepreneurial Opportunity Analysis and Decision-Making in 21st Century Technology Ventures
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP, SCIS
Credit only granted for: ENES210 or ENES461.
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.
ENES317
Introduction to Engineering Leadership
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: Permission of ENGR-A. James Clark School of Engineering.
Focus is placed on general leadership theories in addition to real-world applications of leadership in engineering education, industry, and government.
Restricted to students in the Engineering Leadership Development minor (#EN04) and the Global Engineering Leadership minor (#EN09). All others may go on the holdfile.
ENES490H
QUEST Capstone Professional Practicum
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: ENES390 or BMGT390.
Cross-listed with BMGT490. Credit only granted for: BMGT490 or ENES490.
The capstone course for the QUEST Honors Program provides students with an opportunity to learn in multidisciplinary teams of business, engineering, and science students in a real-world setting. Companies engage teams of QUEST students with real organizational challenges and dedicate resources to help students address these problems. Student teams must enhance their skills in quality management, process improvement, and systems design and will apply these to add value to a client. In the process, students will improve their teamwork skills.
Restricted to QUEST program students. Cross-listed with BMGT490H. Credit granted for BMGT490H or ENES490H.
ENGL
English Department Site
ENGL271
Writing Poems and Stories: An Introductory Workshop
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
GenEd: DSSP
Introduction to theory and practice of writing fiction and poetry. Emphasis on critical reading of literary models. Exercises and workshop discussions with continual reference to modeling, drafting, and revising as necessary stages in a creative process.
ENGL272
Writing Fiction: A Beginning Workshop
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
GenEd: DSSP
Introduction to theory and practice of writing fiction. Emphasis on critical reading of literary models. Exercises and workshop discussions with continual reference to modeling, drafting, and revising as necessary stages in a creative process.
ENGL273
Writing Poetry: A Beginning Workshop
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
GenEd: DSSP
Introduction to theory and practice of writing poetry. Emphasis on critical reading of literary models. Exercises and workshop discussions with continual reference to modeling, drafting, and revising as necessary stages in a creative process.
ENGL275
Scriptwriting for Theater, Film, and Television
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
GenEd: DSHU or DSSP
Cross-listed with ARHU275.
Credit only granted for: ENGL278D, ENGL275, ARHU319B, or ARHU275.
Formerly: ENGL278D; ARHU319B.
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.
ENGL290
Introduction to Digital Studies
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHU or DSSP
Introductory course in digital studies. Surveys contemporary humanities work in digital technologies, including the web and social media and their historical antecedents. Explores design and making as analytical tools alongside reading and writing. Situates digital media within power and politics and develops critical awareness of how media shape society and ethics. Interdisciplinary approaches to creativity, analysis, and technology. While the course will include hands-on practice, no prior experience of programming, designing, or making required other than a willingness to experiment and play.
ENGL292
Writing for Change
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP, DVUP
Prerequisite: Permission of ARHU-English department.
Recommended: ENGL101.
Restriction: Requires application and references.
Service learning in collaboration with students at area high schools. Explores how writing can be a tool for social change. Participants serve as mentors, create a performance event concerning a pressing social issue, and compose reflections, literacy narratives, publicity materials, and a multimodal project. Focus on developing critical self-awareness.
Jointly offered with ENGL388C. Credit granted ENGL292 or ENGL388C.
ENGL293
Writing in the Wireless World
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHU or DSSP
Recommended: ENGL101.
Credit only granted for: ENGL278Z or ENGL293.
Formerly: ENGL278Z.
A hands-on exploration of writing at the intersection of technology and rhetoric. Students will learn to read, analyze, and compose the kind of multimodal documents (combining text, image, and sound) that constitute communication in our digital world.
ENGL294
Persuasion and Cleverness in Social Media
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHU or DSSP
Prerequisite: Must have satisfied Fundamental Studies Academic Writing requirement.
Exploration of various persuasive media encountered in daily life through the lens of rhetorical and critical theories. Principles of rhetoric and analysis of how persuasion functions across media. Invention of effective multimedia works appropriate to purpose, audience, and context. Concepts from cultural studies used to develop critical awareness about power and ideology and how they influence the way people produce and understand messages. By integration of technology, rhetoric, and cultural studies, students become more critically-rhetorically informed thinkers, authors, and audiences of arguments and culture in the digital age. Writing intensive course. No prior multimedia experience is expected.
ENGL297
Introduction to Professional Writing
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: ENGL101.
Introduction to the rhetorical principles and professional practices of professional writing, particularly the research, writing, communication, analytical, and technological skills needed for the Professional Writing minor. How culture and technology relate to the work of professional writing; design principles and rhetorical moves; digital tools, research skills, and writing strategies of professional writers. Develops skills needed to publish a writing portfolio that showcases students' professional writing competencies and projects your professional writer identities.
ENGL361
Recovering Oral Histories
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHU or DSSP
Prerequisite: Students must have completed one course in English, Latin American Studies, or Education.
Credit only granted for: ENGL261 or ENGL361.
Service-learning course that gives students an opportunity to develop writing, interviewing, and communication skills as they contribute to the work of a community organization. In the classroom, students will reflect on the process and do background research to understand the particular context of the organization's work. In the field, students will interview (or have informal discussions with) young people helped by the organization in order to construct a narrative about their lives, their perceptions of themselves, and their experiences.
Prerequisite: Must have completed at least one course in English or Latin American Studies. Credit only granted for: ENGL261 or ENGL361. Formerly: ENGL261/ENGL361
ENGL388C
(Perm Req)
Writing, Research, and Media Internships; Writing for Change
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
GenEd: DSSP, DVUP
Prerequisite: Permission of ARHU-English department. Recommended: ENGL101. Restriction: Requires application and references."
ENGL388M
(Perm Req)
Writing, Research, and Media Internships; Maryland General Assembly Writing Internship
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: permission of department and completion of either ENGL381 or HONR368A. Cross-listed with HONR379W. Credit granted for ENGL388M or HONR379W.
ENGL388P
(Perm Req)
Writing, Research, and Media Internships; Pre-professional Internship
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: permission of the department. Contact english@umd.edu.
ENGL388V
(Perm Req)
Writing, Research, and Media Internships; Undergraduate Teaching Assistants in English
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: permission of department. Repeatable to 12 credits. Contact Lyra Hilliard, lyrahill@umd.edu. Students taking ENGL388V for the first time should register for either section 0101 or 0401 for 4 credits. When taking the course again in subsequent semesters, students should register for 2001 or 3001 for 3 credits."
ENGL388W
(Perm Req)
Writing, Research, and Media Internships; Writing Center Internship
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: permission of department. Repeatable to 12 credits. To apply, go to http://www.english.umd.edu/academics/writingcenter/ internship.

Students taking ENGL388W for the first time should register for section 0101 for 4 credits. When taking the course a gain in subsequent semesters, students should register for 2001.
ENSP
Environmental Science and Policy Department Site
ENSP400
(Perm Req)
Capstone in Environmental Science and Policy
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: ENSP101; and ENSP102.
Restriction: Must be in Environmental Science and Policy program; and senior standing; and permission of the Environmental Science and Policy Program.
Integration of physical, biological, and social sciences with applications to environmental science and policy. Problem-solving and multi-disciplinary case study evaluations pertinent to contemporary and future issues related to the environment.
ENST
Environmental Science and Technology Department Site
ENST472
(Perm Req)
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: ENST471.
Restriction: Must be in a major within AGNR-Environmental Science & Technology department; and permission of AGNR-Environmental Science & Technology department.
This course is the second in a two-part series. Students will continue work on projects proposed and begun in ENST471. Focus on professional project preparation, presentation, critical evaluation on environmental science research, professional development, and career planning. Students will develop and present original projects and critique projects presented by others.
FGSM
Federal and Global Fellows
FGSM398
Federal and Global Experiential Learning
Credits: 3 - 9
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP
FMSC
Family Science Department Site
FMSC302
(Perm Req)
Research Methods in Family Science
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS or DSSP
Prerequisite: Must have completed an introductory statistics course.
Restriction: Must be in a major within SPHL-Family Science department.
Credit only granted for: FMSC302 or FMST302.
Formerly: FMST302.
Introduction to the methods of the social and behavioral sciences employed in family science. The role of theory, the development of hypotheses, measurement, design, and data analysis.
FMSC341
Personal and Family Finance
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP
Credit only granted for: FMSC341 or FMST341.
Formerly: FMST341.
Individual and family financial strategies with emphasis on financial planning, savings, investments, insurance, income taxes, housing, and use of credit. Planning, analyzing, and controlling financial resources to resolve personal/family financial problems and to attain financial security.
GEMS
Gemstone
GEMS104
Topics in Science, Technology and Society (STS)
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
GenEd: DSHS or DSHU or DSSP, SCIS
Prerequisite: GEMS100.
Restriction: Must be in the Gemstone program.
An examination of how cultural, economic, political and social forces shape scientific and technological systems and, conversely, how scientific and technological systems have affected the culture, economies, organization and politics of societies. Students in the course will form small teams to carry out semester-long research on socio/technical topics related to the course theme chosen for that specific semester.
Discussions will meet at various times during weeks 1-8 (1/27-3/27) and after team formation (3/28) starting week 9, on Thursdays from 5-6:15pm.
GEMS497
Team Thesis Defense
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: GEMS396.
Restriction: Must be in the Gemstone program.
Gemstone teams will complete the team research project and thesis. The team will formally present the thesis to experts in the area of interest at a Team Thesis Conference before final submission.
Restricted to Gemstone Students.
GEOL
Geology Department Site
GEOL394
Geology Senior Thesis II: Research
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: GEOL393; and must have completed at least three upper level GEOL courses.
Restriction: Must be in Geology program; and junior standing or higher; and in addition, non-degree-seeking students require the permission of the department.
The second semester of the two-semester Geology Senior Thesis. Investigation of specific original research question in geosciences. Emphasis is on completion of original research proposed in GEOL393 and presentation of results both in writing and in public presentations that adhere to geosciences professional standards.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
GVPT
Government and Politics Department Site
GVPT201
Scope and Methods for Political Science Research
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP
Credit only granted for: GVPT100 or GVPT201.
Formerly: GVPT100.
An introduction to empirical research in political science.
GVPT241
The Study of Political Philosophy: Ancient and Modern
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP
Examines some of the salient continuities and breaks between the ancient and modern traditions in Western political philosophy.
GVPT273
Introduction to Environmental Politics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP
An overview of modern environmental philosophy, politics, and policy, exploring environmental politics in the US by way of comparison with other developed and developing countries.
GVPT356
(Perm Req)
Capstone in International Development
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP, DVCC
Prerequisite: GVPT354.
Restriction: Enrollment is restricted to students in the Minor in International Development and Conflict Management; and sophomore standing or higher; and permission of BSOS-Government & Politics department.
Serves as one of the two capstone courses for the Minor in International Development and Conflict Management. Focuses on advanced theory and the practice and profession of international development and is designed to provide students an introduction to, and a chance to engage with, a core set of practical skills relevant to the field.

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HACS
ACES-Cybersecurity
HACS208E
Seminar in Cybersecurity; Introduction to Reverse Engineering
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP
Restriction: Must be a student in the ACES (Advanced Cybersecurity Experience for Students) Living-Learning Program. Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs.
HACS208I
Seminar in Cybersecurity; Security Incident Handling and Management
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP
Restriction: Must be a student in the ACES (Advanced Cybersecurity Experience for Students) Living-Learning Program. Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs.
HACS287
(Perm Req)
Undergraduate Research in Cybersecurity
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP
Restriction: Must be a student in the ACES (Advanced Cybersecurity Experience for Students) Living-Learning Program; and permission of UGST-HCOL-ACES Cybersecurity Program.
The Advanced Cybersecurity Experience for Students (ACES) program encourages its students to engage in research in order to gain greater insight into a specific area within cybersecurity, obtain an appreciation for the subtleties and difficulties associated with the production of knowledge and fundamental new applications, and to prepare for graduate school and the workforce.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
HDCC
Design Cultures and Creativity
HDCC209A
Practicum in Digital Cultures and Creativity
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP
HDCC209B
Practicum in Digital Cultures and Creativity
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP
HDCC209C
Practicum in Digital Cultures and Creativity
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP
HDCC209D
Practicum in Digital Cultures and Creativity
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP
HESI
Higher Ed, Student Affairs, and International Ed Policy
HESI217
Introduction to Student Leadership
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP
Restriction: Freshman standing; or sophomore standing.
Introduction to leadership theories, concepts, and skills. Completion of personal and leadership self-assessments, values exploration, and small group application.
Students must pay a $32.00 materials fee.
HESP
Hearing and Speech Sciences Department Site
HESP120
Introduction to Linguistics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS or DSSP
Additional information: HESP120 is required for HESP majors. HESP majors may not substitute LING200.
An introduction to the scientific study of natural language with focus on the basic concepts of phonology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics, with subsequent attention to the applied aspects of linguistic principles.
HHUM
Honors Humanities Department Site
HHUM106
Honors Humanities: The Humanities in Practice
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHU or DSSP
Recommended: HHUM105.
Restriction: Must be in the Honors Humanities Program.
Additional information: Priority enrollment will be given to students in Honors Humanities.
The application of the disciplines, methods and traditions of the Humanities to contemporary problems and issues such as social injustice, immigration, income inequality, and the role of social media. Students will apply to such issues the tools of the Humanities: research and historical analysis, critical reasoning, communication and persuasion, ethical debate, and imagination. The course will utilize the institutions of Washington, D.C. to explore contemporary problems and will guide students in the creation of their individual proposals for the capstone project that is the culmination of the curriculum in Honors Humanities.
HHUM206
Honors Humanities Keystone Project
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP
Design, execution and completion of students' chosen Keystone Projects in the form of research, creativity, or service. Students will have formulated tentative plans for their projects in HHUM106; in this course they will revise and augment those proposals, articulate their connections with the traditions and methods of the humanities, formulate a work plan for completing the project within one semester, and work with their fellow students to workshop their materials as they develop. The course will culminate in a presentation of the project at the annual Keystone Symposium and with the submission of the project in its final form.
HIST
History Department Site
HIST396
(Perm Req)
Honors Colloquium II
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: Permission of ARHU-History department; or HIST395.
Restriction: Must be in History program.
Uses a seminar approach to examine a major problem of historical interpretation across two or more diverse cultures in different periods. Topics vary and include: religion and society, the city in history, gender, slavery and emancipation, and modernization.
HIST408A
(Perm Req)
Senior Seminar; The Worlds of Benjamin Franklin
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP
To a remarkable extent, Franklin witnessed and created the world that seems familiar to us now. His long life (1706-1790) spanned most of the eighteenth century, making his incredibly varied accomplishments a superb measure of the cultural and historic changes in this era. What's more, he began his life at a modest level but then ended it as the most famous American of his day, his self-made manhood making him an excellent case study of the differences between ordinary and extraordinary lives, typical and atypical experiences, common and elite cultures.
HIST408J
(Perm Req)
Senior Seminar; Telling War Stories: Using Oral History to Write Military History
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP
This research seminar explores the human side of war, concentrating on the "war stories" of the ordinary men and women who gave their blood, sweat, and tears on the frontlines. It will culminate in a research paper based upon the oral histories gathered by the Library of Congress' Veterans' Oral History Project.
HIST408K
(Perm Req)
Senior Seminar; Antisemitism: Classic, Modern, and New
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP
A readings seminar on change and continuities between the "old" forms of Christian religious anti-Judaism and the "modern" racist antisemitism that culminated in the Holocaust. We then turn to the "new" and "golbalized" antisemitism that emerged inside and outside Europe in the 20th century in leftist, far right and Islamist variations and continues in recent decades.
HIST408M
(Perm Req)
Senior Seminar; Race and the History of Jim Crow
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP
This readings seminar examines the work of race and racial formation during the rise of Jim Crow sanctioned by law and custom from 1865-1967.
HIST408X
(Perm Req)
Senior Seminar; Britain at War: A Social and Cultural History, From WWI to the Cold War
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: Permission of department. From the idealism of the "Soldier Poets" of 1914 who believed war would be "a great adventure" to the apocalyptic fears of the Cold War generation, war has shaped Twentieth Century British social and cultural history, especially British notions of class and gender. This is a readings based seminar, using memoirs, novels, and films, as well as secondary sources.
HIST408Y
(Perm Req)
Senior Seminar; Jewish Women and Modernity
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP
This research seminar will explore how Jewish women experienced modernization in Europe and America in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. We will read memoirs of Jewish women in Germany, Russia, Poland, and the United States to see how they experienced assimilation, religious change, gender norms, education, and politics. Students will use primary sources to study Jewish women in these places and others.
HIST428M
Selected Topics in History; Oral History of Immigration
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP, DVCC
Uses oral history to explore experiences of migrants to the Washington, D.C. area since the mid-twentieth century in projects based on engagement with local immigrants.
HLTH
HLTH391
(Perm Req)
Making a Difference: Applying Community Health
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: SPHL100, HLTH124, HLTH140, HLTH200, HLTH230, and EPIB301; and must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in HLTH302 and EPIB315.
Restriction: Must be in a major within the SPHL-Behavioral and Community Health department.
The exploration and application of community health concepts including theoretical models, advocacy, cultural competency, asset mapping, and needs assessment. Includes planning, implementing and evaluating a community health program with a designated community partner.
HLTH391H
(Perm Req)
Making a Difference: Applying Community Health
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: SPHL100, HLTH124, HLTH140, HLTH200, HLTH230, and EPIB301; and must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in HLTH302 and EPIB315.
Restriction: Must be in a major within the SPHL-Behavioral and Community Health department.
The exploration and application of community health concepts including theoretical models, advocacy, cultural competency, asset mapping, and needs assessment. Includes planning, implementing and evaluating a community health program with a designated community partner.
HONR
HONR209G
Honors Seminar; Elements of Drawing for Non-Majors
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP
Students must pay a $40.00 studio lab fee.
HONR218M
Honors Seminar; Elements of Music Composition for Non-Majors
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP
HONR218O
Wild and Wasted: Nature in Film and TV
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHU or DSSP
The gaze of the camera lens is one of the most powerful and ubiquitous ways that we experience nature. It is a medium filled with potential for insight, empathy, and conservation; it is also fraught with misrepresentation and exploitation. For the first half of class, we will examine and critique nature in film and TV through three genres: Wildlife and Slow Film, Documentary, and Big Hollywood. Through these units we will gather a sense of how media both supports and masks ecological realities, how indigenous others are represented by colonizing explorers, how nature is depicted variously as resource, wilderness, and acculturated playground, and the differences in focus and effect between niche-market and popular films. The second half of class will be the filmmaking portion. In groups of 4-5, students will collaborate to produce a short film, either narrative or documentary, that may have a thematic focus such as food, habitat, transportation, or waste. Groups will draft and revise a short screenplay, and set up the locations, interviews, and any other simple elements of production they might need. Each group will then produce and finish a short film of ~5 minutes in length and present it to the class. Exceptional work may merit additional support to enter the film into festivals.
HONR219T
Honors Seminar: Surviving Natural Disasters: Learning from Hurricane Katrina, Big Earthquakes, and Other Natural Hazards
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP, SCIS
HONR238C
The Future of Energy and Climate Policy
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP
HONR239A
Honors Seminar; Constructing and De-Constructing the Colonial Chesapeake
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHS or DSSP, SCIS
HONR258A
Honors Seminar; Renewing the Body: The Science Behind Regeneration and Immortality
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP
HONR258E
Honors Seminar; Creating the Future through Systemic Thinking and Design
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP
HONR268G
The Science of Birdwatching
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP
In this course you will learn the skill of birdwatching (or "birding") and will contribute your observations to a world database of sightings that help establish trends in overall bird populations. Birding (and bird feeding) is one of the most popular pastimes in the United States, with tens of billions of dollars spent annually by enthusiasts. Birds also tell us about the health of our natural environment: by noting where birds are, and where they are absent, scientists can learn about harmful changes to our world ecosystem and how to reverse them. We can help out by becoming responsible citizen scientists. This course will feature regular field trips to observe birds in their natural habitats. No prior birding experience is needed.
HONR268Z
Honors Seminar; Catastrophic Animal and Human Disease Outbreaks: What Else Can We Do To Prevent Them?
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP, SCIS
Credit may only be granted for HONR268Z or ANSC277.
HONR269L
(Perm Req)
Honors Seminar; Cracking the Secrets of the Universe Using Computers: Re-discovering the Higgs & Searching for Invisible Matter-Part II
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSNS or DSSP, SCIS
The second part of a two-semester Honors research seminar. Part one of this series was offered in the Fall 2018 semester. For permission to enroll, please contact Dr. Shabnam Jabeen at Jabeen@umd.edu.
HONR289P
Honors Seminar; How Do Innovators Think?
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP, SCIS
Credit only granted for BMGT289B or HONR289P. Course will meet 6 times on Monday evenings for assessments and guest speaker presentations.
HONR299K
Honors Seminar; Global Governance or World Government?
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP, SCIS
HONR348M
Advanced Honors Seminar; Stock Market
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHS or DSSP, SCIS
HONR378P
(Perm Req)
Advanced Honors Seminar; Elements of Music Composition for Non-Majors II
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: HONR218M. Permission of instructor required.
HONR379W
(Perm Req)
Honors Independent Study; Writing Internship: Maryland General Assembly Pre-Professional Writing Internship
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: permission of department and completion of either ENGL381 or HONR368A. Cross-listed with ENGL388M. Credit granted for ENGL388M or HONR379W.
INAG
Institute of Applied Agriculture
INAG252
Agricultural Public Relations
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP
Recommended: INAG103.
Introduces the fundamental concepts and procedures of public relations in agriculture. Topics include understanding external audiences; key practices in agricultural media relations, social media, executive communication, and crisis communication; and managing the research, planning, and evaluation aspects of the public relations process. Students will gain the public relations knowledge and skills necessary for communicating effectively with an organization's external audiences.
INST
Information Studies
INST123
Databases for All
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP
An introduction to relational databases for students with no previous programming experience. Provides a means for students of diverse backgrounds to successfully learn how to store, retrieve, and maintain data in relational databases. Topics include a brief comparison of database systems with an emphasis on relational databases, fundamental relational database concepts, and data types. Includes technical approaches to accessing information stored in relational databases.
INST152
"Fake Checking": Battling Misinformation and Disinformation in the Real World
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
GenEd: DSSP
Examining the phenomenon of "fake news" using the principles of information literacy, students will develop their skills in locating, analyzing, and evaluating different information sources -- in the classroom, in their personal lives, and in the workplace.
INST327
Database Design and Modeling
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in INST126. And 1 course with a minimum grade of C- from (INST201, INST301); or must be concurrently enrolled in INST201 or INST301.
Restriction: Must be in Information Science program.
Credit only granted for: INST327 or BMGT402.
Introduction to databases, the relational model, entity-relationship diagrams, user-oriented database design and normalization, and Structured Query Language (SQL). Through labs, tests, and a project, students develop both theoretical and practical knowledge of relational database systems.
JOUR
Journalism Department Site
JOUR150
Introduction to Mass Communication
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS or DSSP
Additional information: Not applicable toward journalism major.
Survey of the functions and effects of the mass media in the United States. A consumer's introduction to newspapers, television, radio, film, sound recording, books, magazines, and new media technology.
JOUR175
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP, DVUP
Additional information: Not applicable toward journalism major.
An analysis of the information, values and underlying messages conveyed via television, newspapers, the internet, magazines, radio and film. Examines the accuracy of those messages and explores how media shape views of politics, culture and society.
JOUR325
(Perm Req)
Capital News Service Bureau
Credits: 9
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: JOUR320; and permission of JOUR-Philip Merrill College of Journalism.
Advanced journalism training. Students report as part of college's Capital News Service program.
Washington, DC students should enroll in section 0101. Annapolis students should enroll in section 0201. College Park students should enroll in section 0301.
JOUR327
(Perm Req)
Urban Affairs Reporting
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: JOUR320; and permission of instructor.
Jointly offered with JOUR627.
Credit only granted for: JOUR327 or JOUR627.
Students are immersed in coverage of issues affecting cities, working on a semester-long multi-platform reporting project based in Baltimore.
JOUR353
(Perm Req)
News Bureau: Multimedia Reporting
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: JOUR352; and permission of JOUR-Philip Merrill College of Journalism; and (JOUR320 or JOUR360).
Advanced reporting and writing in an online environment focusing on multimedia, non-traditional storytelling and investigative reporting.
Contact instructor to obtain permission.
JOUR355
(Perm Req)
News Bureau: Multimedia Editing and Production
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: JOUR320 or JOUR360; and JOUR352; and permission of JOUR-Philip Merrill College of Journalism.
Advanced online journalism training. Students work as multimedia and social media editors and producers, building interactive content and special reports.
JOUR367
(Perm Req)
Broadcast News Bureau
Credits: 9
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: JOUR361; and permission of JOUR-Philip Merrill College of Journalism.
Advanced broadcast journalism training. Students report as part of the college's Capital News Service program.
KNES
Kinesiology Department Site
KNES214
Science and Methods of Personal Fitness Instruction
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP
Credit only granted for: KNES214 or KNES210 and KNES211, or KNES210 and KNES212, or KNES289N.
Formerly: KNES210/KNES211, KNES210/KNES212, and KNES289N.
Basic concepts of human anatomy, exercise physiology, applied kinesiology, nutrition and the physiology of exercise training. Includes the CORE knowledge required for the American Council on Exercise (ACE) Personal Trainer certification.
KNES286
Empowering Healthy Physical Activity
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP
Learn evidence-based techniques that health professionals use to promote physical activity programs that meet the needs of diverse populations. Develop and implement an intervention plan targeting a specific population.
Implementation of the interventions will take place during the Maryland Day festivities.
KNES334
Adapted Physical Activity: Empowering People with Disabilities to Lead a Healthy and Active Lifestyle.
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
GenEd: DSSP, DVUP
Credit only granted for: KNES498L or KNES334.
Formerly: KNES498L.
Study of the field of adapted physical activity and its impact on the health and wellness of individuals with disabilities. Students will design an adapted physical activity program proposal and develop the skills needed to empower people with disabilities to participate in physical activity and sports programs and to lead active lifestyles.
KNES477
(Perm Req)
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: