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Courses - Spring 2020
AAST
Asian American Studies Department Site
AAST498M
Asian American Public Policy
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DVCC
Cross-listed with: AMST418N.
Credit only granted for: AAST498M or AMST418N.
AMST
American Studies Department Site
AMST418N
Asian American Public Policy
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DVCC
Cross-listed with: AAST498M.
Credit only granted for: AAST498M or AMST418N.
ANTH
Anthropology Department Site
ANTH266
Changing Climate, Changing Cultures
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, DVCC, SCIS
Explore past, present, and future interactions between humans and climate. Discussions, methods-oriented activities, and case study analyses provide students a foundation for appreciating the role of anthropology in understanding, responding to, and preparing for climate change.
BSGC
Global Communities
BSGC398A
(Perm Req)
BSGC Experiential Learning in Global Communities: Global Service; Alternative Break/International Service
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DVCC
Restriction: Must be in Global Communities Living-Learning program. GC students who receive acceptance into select Alternate Breaks or International Service programs can apply for Global Experience credit by enrolling in BSGC 398A. This course will meet periodically throughout the semester and will require directed readings, reflective writings, and projects related to your Alternative Break/International Service experience.
COMM
Communication Department Site
COMM382
Essentials of Intercultural Communication
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DVCC
Credit only granted for: COMM382 or COMM482.
Introduction of major theories and concepts of intercultural communication; examination of processes that make up cultural differences; and use of intercultural communication competence skills.
CPSN
College Park Scholars-International Studies
CPSN101
College Park Scholars: International Studies First-Year Colloquium II
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DVCC
Prerequisite: CPSN100.
Restriction: Students must be enrolled in the College Park Scholars International Studies (CPSN) program.
Additional information: When paired with the successful completion of CPSN 100, students will earn Diversity/Cultural Competence General Education credits.
Introductory colloquium II: Continued examination of issues related to international studies.
CPSS
College Park Scholars-Science, Technology and Society
CPSS220
The Culturally Competent Expert
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DVCC
Restriction: Must be in the College Park Scholars Science, Technology or Society program or have permission of the program.
How can scientists communicate their work effectively? The field of science communication ventures that the answer is not simply a matter of improving capacity (e.g., because people lack scientific information, scientists lack communication skills, or both). Rather, it calls for sustained collaboration and empathy between laypersons and experts. In this hands-on, experiential course, we use a model of cultural competency to put forth solutions to bridge the expert-lay divide. We investigate typical venues in which science is communicated (museums, YouTube videos, federal agency websites, and much much more) and study best practices for communication. Then we explore emerging venues that support sustained contact between so-called "lay citizens" and scientific or technical experts (dance/improv techniques, ethnographic methods and citizen science). Students learn to use cross-cultural perspectives as a basis to pilot and test ways of strengthening relationships and improving communication.
EDHI
Education Leadership, Higher Ed and International Ed
EDHI338N
Teaching and Learning about Cultural Diversity through Intergroup Dialogue; Race, Gender, or Sexual Identity
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DVCC
EDHI338P
(Perm Req)
Teaching and Learning about Cultural Diversity through Intergroup Dialogue; Special Topic: Immigrant Identity and Experience
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DVCC
EDHI338T
Teaching and Learning about Cultural Diversity through Intergroup Dialogue; Race, Gender, or Citizenship
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DVCC
EDHI338X
Teaching and Learning about Cultural Diversity through Intergroup Dialogue; Race, Socioeconomic Status, or (Dis)Ability
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DVCC
EDHI338Z
(Perm Req)
Teaching and Learning about Cultural Diversity through Intergroup Dialogue; Greek Leadership Council Intergroup Dialogue
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DVCC
Restriction: Student must be a member of a Department of Fraternity and Sorority Life recognized fraternity or sorority.
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.
EDSP376
Fundamentals of Sign Language
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DVCC
Receptive and expressive skills in American Sign Language. Examination of the causes of deafness, characteristics of deaf education, and aspects of the culture of the deaf community.
ENES
Engineering Science
ENES472
International Business Cultures in Engineering and Technology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DVCC
Prerequisite: Permission of ENGR-A. James Clark School of Engineering.
Restriction: Sophomore standing or higher.
Credit only granted for: ENES472, SLLC471, or SLLC473.
The goal is to provide students with an understanding of cultural aspects pertaining to global business and engineering and develop the cultural understanding, attitudes, and communication skills needed to function appropriately within an increasingly global and multicultural working environment.
Restricted to students with the minor in international engineering (#EN01), engineering leadership development (#EN04), and global engineering leadership (#EN09). Students in global poverty (#AG06), in terrorism studies (#BS07), or in international development and conflict management (#BS02) may request permission for the course from Natasha Chapman (chapman3@umd.edu). All other students can be placed on a hold file.
FMSC
Family Science Department Site
FMSC110
Families and Global Health
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHS, DVCC
Students will explore, define, and study global health, social determinants of health, health inequalities, gender inequality, family violence, and maternal and child health using a global perspective.
GEOG
Geographical Sciences Department Site
GEOG202
Introduction to Human Geography
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, DVCC
Introduction to what geographers do and how they do it. Systematic study of issues regarding social and cultural systems from a global to a local scale. Looks at the distribution of these variables and answers the question "Why here, and not there"?
GVPT
Government and Politics Department Site
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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HESI
Higher Ed, Student Affairs, and International Ed Policy
HESI418B
Special Topics in Leadership; Black Student Leadership
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DVCC
HESI418F
Special Topics in Leadership; Jewish Leadership
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DVCC
HESI418G
Special Topics in Leadership; Women's Leadership
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DVCC
HIST
History Department Site
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
HLTH234
Global Health Messages: Understanding Exposure & Impact.
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, DVCC, SCIS
Using a global perspective, this course teaches students to be critical consumers of current and historical health communication interventions. It also provides students with the skills to develop media interventions that target specific and general populations. Students will discover the array of diverse media messages that influence the health and well-being of individuals and communities.
HONR
HONR218E
'Naturally Chic': Fashion, Gender, & Nationalism in French History
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHS, DVCC
Allegedly uttered by Louis XIV, the Sun King, this statement exposes the importance of fashion to French history. Indeed from its very beginnings, the fashion industry in France has been synonymous with the international reputation of the entire nation. Similarly, being "chic," or having an innate sense of discernment and style, became synonymous with French femininity. This seminar will explore the interconnectivity of the history of fashion design in France, the requirements it placed on French women, and the international reputations and pressures the fashion industry has shouldered since the French Revolution. We will look at how fashion reflected and created the moods of various historical periods, including the designs of Coco Chanel in the 1920s and Christian Dior in the 1950s, and we will also see how French women's national belonging has been innately tied to their ability to display French fashion.
HONR348J
Contemporary Social Issuses
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DVCC
This country is starting to feel like Bizarro World. Not only are we deeply divided culturally, politically, racially, economically, geographically, religiously, and perhaps spiritually, we have a president who defies norms with apparent relish. He lies blithely, attacks people with schoolyard epithets, picks fights with friendly leaders and sucks up to our antagonists. Plus, he has completely uprooted his political party and seems more committed to strongman rule than traditional conservatism. And despite his checkered relationship with personal morality, his strongest supporters are Evangelical Christians, while also drawing support from the proto-fascist ultra right-wing white supremacists. Next year's presidential election promises to be contentious, possibly beyond our worst fears in which those differences may play out violently, as predicted by President Trump. Judging from the vituperation coming from the President and his supporters, it would seem that the cultural and political divisions are reaching ever deeper into our national psyche. These divisions extend beyond liberal vs. conservative to gender, birth status, culture, social class, morality, belief in God, to what America stands for and what it means to be American. They embrace our conflicting visions of what our country is, its values, and where it is headed. And where it should be headed. With low confidence in government and the news media, called 'fake news' by Trump, who still occasionally threatens to jail Hilary Clinton. Most of his own Republican party appear to be afraid of him. Fear and anger seem to be the words of the day. Not only in Congress but also in the cultural conflicts that have plagued the country in recent times. The Supreme Court has affirmed gay rights, including the right to marry, but resistance to this is bitter. And is poised to end abortion in many states despite the fact that a slim majority of the population supports the fundamental right of a woman t
INST
Information Studies
INST466
Technology, Culture, and Society
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
GenEd: DVCC
Prerequisite: 1 course with a minimum grade of C- from (INST201, INST301).
Restriction: Permission of INFO-College of Information Studies.
Individual, cultural, and societal outcomes associated with development of information & communication technologies (ICTs), including pro- and anti-social factors. Unpacking how gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disabilities, and political affiliations affect consumption and production of online experiences. Unpacking how structures of dominance, power and privilege manifest at individual, institutional and cultural levels.
LGBT
Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Studies
LGBT386
(Perm Req)
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Organization Internship
Credits: 3 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP, DVCC
Prerequisite: 9 credits in LGBT courses.
Restriction: Permission of LGBT Studies Program.
Supervised internship experience with a community organization that expressly serves lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. Students will be expected to relate course material to experience in an analysis of an organization's activities.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
NFSC
Nutrition and Food Science Department Site
NFSC470
(Perm Req)
Community Nutrition
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP, DVCC
Prerequisite: Minimum of C- in NFSC315.
Perspectives underlying the practice of nutrition services in community settings. Assessment of needs, program planning and evaluation. Programs and strategies to meet nutrition needs outside the acute care setting, such as nutrition education and food assistance. National nutrition policy and federal initiatives in nutrition will be examined. Students will be required to travel to local community nutrition sites during the semester.
PLCY
Public Policy
PLCY302
Examining Pluralism in Public Policy
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DVCC
Credit only granted for: PLCY302 or PUAF302.
Formerly: PUAF302.
Understanding pluralism and how groups and individuals coexist in society is an essential part of the public policy process. This course will examine the ways in which the diverse experiences of race, gender, ethnicity, class, orientation, identity, and religion impact the understanding of and equitable delivery of public policy. The examination of how identity development shapes our understanding of society and influences the decision-making process is central to students' shaping policy that is truly for the people. This course will equip students with the skills needed to analyze pluralism and draw conclusions about the application of various theories to public policy issues.
RELS
Religious Studies
RELS289I
What is Religion?
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHU, DVCC, SCIS
Draws upon examples from a wide variety of religious traditions to explore the question of what religion is and how to best understand it. Engagement with diverse approaches to religion including phenomenology and the study of "the sacred"; sociology and the study of religious communities; and questions of religious experience, ritual, and identity formation.
TLPL
Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership Department Site
TLPL443
Understanding Cross-Cultural Communication for Teaching English Language Learners
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DVCC
Credit only granted for: EDCI436 or TLPL443.
Formerly: EDCI436.
Theories of intercultural communication and techniques for applying them in the teaching of English as a second language (ESL) and content classes. Research and evaluation of selected aspects of a culture as basis for creating, selecting and using culturally-responsive teaching materials and methods.