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Courses - Spring 2022
AAST
Asian American Studies Department Site
AAST394
Growing Up Asian American: The Asian Immigrant Family and the Second Generation
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
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.
AAST421
Asian American Public Policy
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DVCC
Cross-listed with: AMST418N.
Credit only granted for: AAST421, AAST498M or AMST418N.
Formerly: AAST498M.
Using Asian Pacific Americans as a case study, this course will analyze the development of public policy in America. Each week, topics such as community development, voting rights, and the movement to redress the wartime internment of Japanese Americans will serve as backdrops for discussion. We will explore the policy-making roles of legislators, judges, local and national political leaders, journalists, writers, unions, social movements, and community organizations.
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.
AREC
Agricultural and Resource Economics Department Site
AREC360
Global Agriculture: Developing Extension Education & Agriculture Technologies in Africa
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP, DVCC
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, contact Taryn Devereux at taryndev@umd.edu.
CHIN
Chinese Department Site
CHIN204
(Perm Req)
Intermediate Written Chinese II
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
GenEd: DVCC
Prerequisite: CHIN202; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department; or must have attained appropriate Foreign Language Placement Test (FLPT) score.
Corequisite: CHIN203.
Additional information: Must be taken in conjunction with CHIN203.
Continuation of CHIN202.
CHSE
Counseling, Higher Education, and Special Education
CHSE338J
(Perm Req)
Teaching and Learning about Cultural Diversity through Intergroup Dialogue: Dialogue Facilitation Practicum
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DVCC
Cross-listed with: CPSP369J, HONR338J.
Credit only granted for: CHSE338J, HONR338J, or CPSP369J.
Engages students, from one or more cultural identity groups, in facilitated dialogue about the similarities and differences of experience that exist within a group and/or between and across groups. The goal of intergroup dialogue is for students to develop comfort with, and skill for, discourse on identity-based topics toward the end of fostering positive, meaningful, and sustained cross-group relationships. Whereas in debate, students learn to listen to gain advantage, in intergroup dialogue, students learn to listen to gain understanding. In so doing, students develop increased multicultural interaction facility, heightened intergroup awareness and sensitivity, and greater commitment to civic engagement.
Restriction: Permission of department.
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
Restriction: permission of department.
CHSE338N
Teaching and Learning about Cultural Diversity through Intergroup Dialogue; Race, Gender, or Sexual Identity
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DVCC
Please add note: Formerly offered as EDHI338N.
CHSE338P
(Perm Req)
Teaching and Learning about Cultural Diversity through Intergroup Dialogue; Emergent Theme
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DVCC
CHSE338T
Teaching and Learning about Cultural Diversity through Intergroup Dialogue; Race, Gender or Citizenship
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DVCC
Please add note: Formerly offered as EDHI338T
CHSE338X
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
Please add note: Formerly offered as EDHI338X.
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.
CPBE
College Park Scholars-Business, Society, and Economy
CPBE270
College Park Scholars: Business, Society & the Economy Education Abroad Practicum
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
GenEd: DSSP, DVCC, SCIS
Prerequisite: CPBE100; or by permission.
Restriction: Students must be matriculated into the College Park Scholars Business, Society & the Economy (CPBE) program; or by permission.
Cross-listed with: HONR298A.
Credit only granted for: CPBE270 or HONR298A.
Additional information: Students taking this course as HONR298A should contact the Honors College for permission to register.
Education-abroad experience with content in areas related to business, society and/or the economy.
CPSN
College Park Scholars-International Studies
CPSN101
College Park Scholars: International Studies First-Year Colloquium II
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
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.
CPSP
College Park Scholars Program Department Site
CPSP369J
Teaching and Learning about Cultural Diversity through Intergroup Dialogue: Dialogue Facilitation Practicum
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DVCC
Cross-listed with: CHSE338J, HONR338J.
Credit only granted for: CHSE338J, HONR338J, or CPSP369J.
Engages students, from one or more cultural identity groups, in facilitated dialogue about the similarities and differences of experience that exist within a group and/or between and across groups. The goal of intergroup dialogue is for students to develop comfort with, and skill for, discourse on identity-based topics toward the end of fostering positive, meaningful, and sustained cross-group relationships. Whereas in debate, students learn to listen to gain advantage, in intergroup dialogue, students learn to listen to gain understanding. In so doing, students develop increased multicultural interaction facility, heightened intergroup awareness and sensitivity, and greater commitment to civic engagement.
EDSP
Education, Special Department Site
EDSP220
Disability in Community: Access, Accommodation, and Adaptation
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
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
ENES338K
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
Restriction: Must be a student in the A. James Clark School of Engineering.
ENES472
Leading Global Teams and Engaging Across Cultures in Business, Engineering, and Technology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DVCC
Restriction: Sophomore standing or higher; must be a minor in Global Engineering Leadership (#EN09), Global Poverty (#AG06), Global Terrorism Studies (#BS07), or International Development and Conflict Management (#BS02).
Credit only granted for: ENES472, SLLC471, or SLLC473.
Additional information: Students not meeting restriction requirements should add themselves to the course holdfile. Restrictions DO NOT apply to winter and summer terms.
Develop global leadership capacities and an understanding of the cultural aspects pertaining to industry and international business. In a globalized world, the ability to work, lead and communicate in culturally diverse settings has become a core component to leadership. Through real-world examples, research, and simulations, students will increase their self-awareness and understanding of culture and how culture influences attitudes, behaviors, and practices at the individual, organizational, or societal levels. Students will develop the skills necessary to navigate, negotiate, and lead cross-cultural engagements and teams. The course content is relevant and applicable to anyone interested in developing cross-cultural leadership competencies and cultivating a global mindset.
FMSC
Family Science Department Site
FMSC110
Families and Global Health
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
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
Examines leadership from the perspective of the African American experience. Specifically, we will explore the concept and differing meanings of "leader and leadership" within the African-American community 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 African American leadership.
HESI418F
Special Topics in Leadership: Jewish Leadership
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DVCC
Offers 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.
HESI418G
Special Topics in Leadership: Women's Leadership
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DVCC
The primary goal of this course is for students to develop an understanding of women's leadership and women's ways of influencing organizations. The course will rely heavily on the idea that you must know yourself first before you explore how "you" fit into the organization and how that organization fits into a broader context such as nation, culture, or community.
HESP
Hearing and Speech Sciences Department Site
HESP204
Multicultural Issues in Communication and Communication Disorders
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DVCC
This course will enable students to understand cultural influences on communication, communication disorders, language, and society. Exploration of (self and others') perceptions, stereotypes, media influences and identity will be used to understand how society shapes and responds to language usage. We will also the legal and ethical implications of serving culturally and linguistically diverse populations.
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.
HONR
HONR338J
Teaching and Learning about Cultural Diversity through Intergroup Dialogue: Dialogue Facilitation Practicum
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DVCC
Cross-listed with: CHSE338J, CPSP369J.
Credit only granted for: CHSE338J, HONR338J, or CPSP369J.
Engages students, from one or more cultural identity groups, in facilitated dialogue about the similarities and differences of experience that exist within a group and/or between and across groups. The goal of intergroup dialogue is for students to develop comfort with, and skill for, discourse on identity-based topics toward the end of fostering positive, meaningful, and sustained cross-group relationships. Whereas in debate, students learn to listen to gain advantage, in intergroup dialogue, students learn to listen to gain understanding. In so doing, students develop increased multicultural interaction facility, heightened intergroup awareness and sensitivity, and greater commitment to civic engagement.
Restricted to students in the Honors College and College Park Scholars.
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, P-F, 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
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
RELS271
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHU, DVCC, SCIS
Credit only granted for: RELS289I or RELS271.
Formerly: RELS289I.
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
TLPL288R
Critical Race Counter-storytelling
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP, DVCC, SCIS
Repeatable to 3 credits.
Additional information: This is a storytelling writing/composing workshop. Students will engage regularly in small writing groups.
This is a storytelling course where students explore what it means to compose counternarratives through critical race lenses. How might we compose stories that challenge dominant narratives about people and communities who are often subjected to one-sided, deficit portrayals? How do we interrogate the white gaze and the white imagination as represented in popular media, literary works, and academic writing, particularly about communities of color?
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.