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Courses - Fall 2021
AAST
Asian American Studies Department Site
AAST394
Growing Up Asian American: The Asian Immigrant Family and the Second Generation
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DVCC
Cross-listed with: AMST324, IMMR394.
Credit only granted for: AAST394, AAST398E, AMST324, AMST328V, IMMR319G or IMMR394.
Formerly: AAST398E.
An interdisciplinary course examines the experiences of children of Asian immigrants in the U.S., focusing on intergenerational dynamics in the Asian immigrant family, their intersections with race, gender, class, sexuality, and religion, and how these shape second-generation Asian American life. Topics include identity and personhood, the model minority myth and education, work and leisure, language and communication, filiality and disownment, mental health and suicide.
AMST
American Studies Department Site
AMST324
Growing Up Asian American: The Asian Immigrant Family and the Second Generation
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DVCC
Cross-listed with: AAST394, IMMR394.
Credit only granted for: AAST394, AAST398E, AMST324, AMST328V, IMMR319G or IMMR394.
Formerly: AAST398E.
An interdisciplinary course examines the experiences of children of Asian immigrants in the U.S., focusing on intergenerational dynamics in the Asian immigrant family, their intersections with race, gender, class, sexuality, and religion, and how these shape second-generation Asian American life. Topics include identity and personhood, the model minority myth and education, work and leisure, language and communication, filiality and disownment, mental health and suicide.
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.
BSCV
CIVICUS
BSCV301
Leadership in a Multicultural Society
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DVCC
Prerequisite: BSCV182.
Restriction: Must be in the CIVICUS program.
A study and application of skills, historical context, theories, and concepts for constructive leadership in a pluralistic, multicultural, and diverse society. Social science methodologies and theories will provide the structure for the study of contemporary social problems, civil society issues, and leadership practices.
BSST
Terrorism Studies
BSST335
Innovations in Countering Violent Extremism
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DVCC
Credit only granted for: BSST335 or BSST338V.
Formerly: BSST338V.
Additional information: It is recommended that BSST335 be taken after, or concurrent with, BSST330.
Introduces students to novel innovations in the development of Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) programs. CVE is a realm of policy, programs, and interventions designed to prevent individuals from engaging in violence associated with radical political, social, cultural, and/or religious ideologies. Unlike counterterrorism strategies that often focus on targeting and disrupting terrorist plots, CVE focuses on radicalization prevention through engagement and intervention with communities. CVE also focuses on deradicalization and rehabilitation of former extremists. Throughout the course, students will work in groups to develop their own innovative CVE programs, rather than merely learn about CVE through lectures.
Restricted to Global Terrorism Minor students (#BS07).
CHIN
Chinese Department Site
CHIN202
(Perm Req)
Intermediate Written Chinese I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DVCC
Prerequisite: CHIN103; or must have attained appropriate Foreign Language Placement Test (FLPT) score.
Corequisite: CHIN201.
Additional information: Must be taken in conjunction with CHIN201.
Reading and writing skills with emphasis on grammar and Chinese characters.
CHSE
Counseling, Higher Education, and Special Education
CHSE338B
Teaching and Learning about Cultural Diversity through Intergroup Dialogue; Race, Gender, or Socioeconomic Status
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DVCC
CHSE338I
Teaching and Learning about Cultural Diversity through Intergroup Dialogue; Religion and Spirituality, Size and Appearance
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DVCC
CHSE338K
(Perm Req)
Teaching and Learning about Cultural Diversity through Intergroup Dialogue; Equity and Inclusion in Engineering Design
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DVCC
Priority given to first-year students in the A. James Clark School of Engineering. Students should sent their UID# to globalengr@umd.edu to request permission to register.

Restriction: Must be in the A. James Clark School of Engineering and permission of department.
CHSE338L
Teaching and Learning about Cultural Diversity through Intergroup Dialogue; Race, Gender, or Citizenship
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DVCC
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.
CPPL
College Park Scholars-Public Leadership
CPPL100
College Park Scholars: Public Leadership First-Year Colloquium I
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DVCC
Restriction: Students must be enrolled in the College Park Scholars Public Leadership (CPPL) program.
Introductory colloquium: Examination of issues related to public leadership.
CPSS
College Park Scholars-Science, Technology and Society
CPSS220
The Future of Science Communication
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.
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
ENES213
(Perm Req)
Virtus Living and Learning Community Seminar III
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DVCC
Prerequisite: ENES113.
Restriction: Must be a participant in the second year of the Virtus program.
The seminar focuses on personal, academic and professional success by cultivating leadership skills, developing academic and technical ability and encouraging self awareness, identifying and employing strategies for academic and professional success, further enhancing career development through networking and mentoring and developing awareness of diversity issues.
ENES215
(Perm Req)
FLEXUS Living and Learning Community Seminar III
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DVCC
Prerequisite: ENES115 and ENES116.
Restriction: Must be a second year FLEXUS participant.
The seminar focuses on personal, academic and professional success by cultivating leadership skills, developing self-confidence and self-efficacy in academic and technical ability and encouraging self awareness, identifying and employing strategies for academic and professional success, further enhancing career development through networking, mentoring and role modeling, and developing awareness of diversity issues, specifically gender diversity.
ENES338K
(Perm Req)
Teaching and Learning about Cultural Diversity through Intergroup Dialogue; Equity and Inclusion in Engineering Design
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DVCC
Priority given to first-year students in the A. James Clark School of Engineering. Students should sent their UID# to globalengr@umd.edu to request permission to register.

Restriction: Must be in the A. James Clark School of Engineering and permission of department.
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 minors in global engineering leadership (#EN09), global poverty (#AG06), terrorism studies (#BS07), or international development and conflict management (#BS02).

All other students should complete this form for permission: https://go.umd.edu/gelpermission Permission will be granted to non-minor on the first day of classes.
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.
FMSC110S
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.
HESI
Higher Ed, Student Affairs, and International Ed Policy
HESI220
Adaptive Strategies for Multicultural Leadership and Dialogue
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DVCC
Restriction: Must not have completed BSCV301; and junior standing or lower.
Credit only granted for: EDCP318L or HESI220.
Formerly: EDCP318L.
As U.S. society becomes increasingly complex along multiple and continually evolving dimensions of individual and group identities, successful leaders will benefit from learning adaptive strategies and practices that will help them to navigate this complexity and adapt effectively in a climate of constant change. This class will focus on specific strategies, concepts, and insights for successful leadership and dialogue in twenty-first century U.S. multicultural society.
HESI418D
Special Topics in Leadership; Leadership and Ethnicity
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DVCC
This course will examine the concept of leadership from the standpoint of race, ethnicity, and culture. Specifically, we will explore the concept and differing meanings of leader and leadership within racial/ethnic communities in the United States. Issues of leaders and leadership will be examined as influenced by political, cultural, and historic events. The course will place particular emphasis on colleges and universities as a microcosm of the larger society and as a cultural site for exploring and assessing issues of race, ethnicity, diversity and leadership.
HESI418F
Special Topics in Leadership; Jewish Leadership
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DVCC
This course will offer students the opportunity to critically examine leadership and leadership identity development in relation to Jewish culture and identity. We will also explore how Jewish culture and ethnicity influence leadership styles and the role that leadership has played within Jewish history.
HLTH
HLTH234
Global Health Messages: Understanding Exposure & Impact
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, DVCC, SCIS
Restriction: Must not be in the Community Health program.
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.
HLTH234H
(Perm Req)
Global Health Messages: Understanding Exposure & Impact
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, DVCC, SCIS
Restriction: Must not be in the Community Health program.
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.
IMMR
Immigration Studies
IMMR394
Growing Up Asian American: The Asian Immigrant Family and the Second Generation
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DVCC
Cross-listed with: AAST394, AMST324.
Credit only granted for: AAST394, AAST398E, AMST324, AMST328V, IMMR319G or IMMR394.
Formerly: AAST398E.
An interdisciplinary course examines the experiences of children of Asian immigrants in the U.S., focusing on intergenerational dynamics in the Asian immigrant family, their intersections with race, gender, class, sexuality, and religion, and how these shape second-generation Asian American life. Topics include identity and personhood, the model minority myth and education, work and leisure, language and communication, filiality and disownment, mental health and suicide.
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: Must be in the Information Science program.
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
LGBT350
(Perm Req)
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People and Communication
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP, DVCC
Prerequisite: LGBT200; and permission of LGBT Studies Program.
Study of differences, stereotypes, and values distinguishing LGBT people and of effective means of communicating such differences to non-LGBT people. Emphasis on contemporary LGBT life and on the development of didactic skills. Preparation and presentation of forums on LGBT people; facilitation of workshops in various outreach locations (residence halls, Greek system, classes).
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.
PEER
Health Center
PEER312
(Perm Req)
Peer Education: Preventing Power-Based Violence
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DVCC
Prerequisite: Students must complete an interview before enrolling in this course.
Restriction: Permission of instructor; and minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.
Credit only granted for: HLTH382 or PEER312.
Formerly: HLTH382.
Additional information: Students are required to attend a 40-hour training the week before classes begin which will equip them with the information and tools necessary to provide outreach as early as the first week of the Fall classes. Some evening and weekend hours may be required.
Designed to train students to become Peer Educators who are responsible for presenting to members of the campus community about the complex dynamics surrounding issues of power-based personal violence. This includes: sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking, bystander intervention, consent, and rape culture. Students fully learn the on and off-campus resources for victim/survivors. Programming is done in classroom settings, residence halls, Greek life spaces, and at tables during special events.
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.
TLPL
Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership Department Site
TLPL401
(Perm Req)
Student-Centered Curriculum and Instruction
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP, DVCC
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor; and TLPL102; and must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in TLPL488M.
Credit only granted for: TLPL488P or TLPL401.
Formerly: TLPL488P.
Additional information: Field experience for this course will require students to be available for a 2-4 hour block of time at various points throughout the semester to complete observations and teach lessons between 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. A background check is required and will be facilitated through the Terrapin Teacher program coordinator.
A focus on using student-centered teaching and learning approaches in high school STEM classrooms. Students will develop and implement a multi-day series of lessons, building upon the foundations of inquiry-based practices developed in prior courses. Students will also consider the implications of cultural awareness on teaching practices broadly, as well as in the specific contexts of their fieldwork.
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.