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Courses - Spring 2024
AAST
Asian American Studies Department Site
Open Seats as of
02/28/2024 at 10:30 PM
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.
Cross-listed with AMST418N. Credit only granted for AAST421 or AMST418N.
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.
AMST418N
Asian American Public Policy
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DVCC
Cross-listed with: AAST421.
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.
Cross-listed with AAST421. Credit only granted for AAST421 or AMST418N.

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.
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.
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, 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.
CPSS
College Park Scholars-Science, Technology and Society
CPSS220
The Future of Communicating Science
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
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, 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
ENES138
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 or in the Global Engineering Leadership minor. Credit only granted for: ENES338K, CHSE338K, or ENES138. Formerly: ENES338K.

Through deliberate reflections on the past and current patterns of exclusion and inclusion within engineering, you will develop skills for engaging in equitable and inclusive processes and practices that can transform your collaborations and approach to engineering and the design process. This course engages students, from multiple social identity groups, in facilitated dialogue that focus on the tensions, similarities, and differences of experience that exist within, between, and/or across groups.
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.
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
HESI421
Leadership and the Black Community
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DVCC
Credit only granted for: HESI418B or HESI421.
Formerly: HESI 418B.
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.
HESI422
Women and Leadership
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DVCC
Credit only granted for: HESI418G or HESI422.
Formerly: HESI418G.
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. We will talk about the social constructs of leadership and gender, including systems and structures, and the role media, television, movies, and sports play in defining women and their leadership in a cultural context. The exploration of women leaders will be broad based including the role that gender identity and expression, race, sexual orientation, country of origin, and ethnicity/culture play in women's definition and the expression of their leadership.
HESI424
Leadership and the Jewish Community
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DVCC
Credit only granted for: HESI418F or HESI424.
Formerly: HESI418F.
Offers students the opportunity to critically examine leadership and leadership identity development in relation to Jewish culture and identity. Explores how Jewish culture and ethnicity influence leadership styles and the role that leadership has played within Jewish history. Students will explore general leadership theories as well as personal leadership identity development in both an overall sense and as a member of the Jewish community. Examines leaders within the Jewish movement and how their leadership has influenced Jewish communities and explores issues facing the Jewish community both on college campuses and in the world and prepare student leaders to act as advocates for the Jewish community.
HESP
Hearing and Speech Sciences Department Site
HESP204
Multicultural Issues in Communication Disorders
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DVCC
Enables 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 examine the legal and ethical implications of serving culturally and linguistically diverse populations.
HESP458F
Global Perspectives in Communication Sciences and Disorders; International Service Learning Program
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, DVCC
HIST
History Department Site
HIST465
Oral History of Immigration
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP, DVCC
Credit only granted for: HIST428M or HIST465.
Formerly: HIST428M.
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.
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: Minimum grade of C- in INST201 or INST301; and minimum grade of C- in PSYC100 or SOCY105.
Restriction: Must be in the Information Science program or Technology and Information Design 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
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.
WEID
Words of Engagement Intergroup Dialogue Program
WEID139N
Navigating Social Identity Difference through Intergroup Dialogue; Race, Gender, or Sexuality
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
GenEd: DVCC
WEID139T
Navigating Social Identity Difference through Intergroup Dialogue; Race, Gender, or Citizenship
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
GenEd: DVCC