ARHU - Arts and Humanities

ARHU158 Explorations in Arts and Humanities (3 Credits)

A first-year innovation and research experience. It introduces multiple disciplinary perspectives within a given theme to understand human beings, cultures and societies. Students will learn about key questions, concepts, methods, and practices within ARHU and will engage in original humanistic research while working with campus and college tools and resources.

Restriction: Must be in a major in ARHU-College of Arts & Humanities; and freshman standing.

ARHU230 Introduction to Humanities, Health, and Medicine (3 Credits)

An overview of the historical, cultural, ethical, and spiritual dimensions of medicine, human health, disease, and death from the points of view of various humanistic disciplines.

Restriction: Permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department. Cross-listed with: ENGL289C.

Credit Only Granted for: ARHU230 or ENGL289C.

ARHU240 Cultural Institutions of the United States (3 Credits)

An introduction to cultural institutions in the United States, while providing student exposure to the professional environment artist find themselves in. In order for artist and arts administrators to succeed after their educational experience it is critical to understand the history of their respective field, and which events and questions have shaped, and are shaping, their industry. This course is very much an interdisciplinary initiative. Over the past century the arts have become ever-more integrated with one another resulting in a requirement of not only understanding one discipline, but how other disciplines affect a particular practice.

ARHU269 Special Topics in Study Abroad II (1-6 Credits)

Special topics course taken as part of an approved study abroad program.

Repeatable to: 15 credits if content differs.

ARHU269A Morocco: In the Footsteps of the Beat Generation (3 Credits)

Educates students about the history, culture and socio-political situation in Morocco through the reading of fiction related to this country. The focus will be on the intersection of American and Moroccan culture and will cover film, music and literature. The American perception of the "orient" has historically been channeled through the French characterization of Arab societies in North Africa. This course aims to disentangle this western mythology from reality in Morocco. Some of the themes addressed will be globalization, colonialism, racism, orientalism, and women's oppressionCross-listed with: ENGL269M.

Credit Only Granted for: ARHU269A or ENGL269M.

ARHU275 Scriptwriting for Theater, Film, and Television (3 Credits)

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.Cross-listed with: ENGL275.

Credit Only Granted for: ENGL275 or ARHU275.

ARHU286 Experiential Learning (3-6 Credits)

Designed for students who have completed fewer than 60 credits, students who are in their first semester at the University of Maryland, and/or students who wish to complete legislative internships, research-based internships, some start-up internships and some remote internships. All students must be enrolled in an ARHU major or minor and the internship must be in one of the academic fields covered within the College of Arts and Humanities. In addition to completing their required hours on site, students with fewer than 60 credits and students who are in their first semester at the University of Maryland will be required to attend three bi-weekly seminars at the beginning of the semester to help develop their para-professional goals and understandings.

Prerequisite: Permission of ARHU-College of Arts & Humanities.

Restriction: Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5; and must be in a major or minor in ARHU - College of Arts and Humanities; and must have earned a minimum of 12 credits; and must not have earned more than 60 credits.

ARHU298 Special Problems in Arts and Humanities (3 Credits)

Repeatable to: 6 credits if content differs.

ARHU298L Are you - Nobody - too?" Why we create and share stories, poems, comics and zines (3 Credits)

Our ability to create and maintain meaningful social connections tells us that we are not alone; it reminds us that we are connected to something larger, a community, a group of people willing to celebrate our triumphs and help us cope during difficult times. Emphasizing the principles of participation, connection, and collaboration, this course explores how various traditionally marginalized people form their own cultural communities and develop a sense of reciprocal belonging through the creation (and independent distribution) of stories, poems, spoken word poetry, comics and zines.In spite of intersectional obstacles such as the lack of political power, access to resources and economic opportunities, these communities may find it possible to redefine their place in society by demonstrating originality, resilience, and talent.

ARHU299 Studies in Humanities Technology (1-3 Credits)

Selected topics in the use of Information Technology in the Humanities.

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

Repeatable to: 6 credits if content differs.

ARHU308 Critical Eras: An Interdisciplanary View (3 Credits)

An interdisciplinary exploration of a critical period, ranging from a year to an era, stressing the relationship between different forms of human expression and the social milieu.

Repeatable to: 6 credits if content differs.

ARHU309 Writers' House Colloquium: Creative Writing in Community (1-3 Credits)

Colloquium designed to improve students' skills in literary and communication arts through lectures, workshop and discussions on the history and craft of writing across cultures. Topics include poetry and fiction in translation, and exploration of modes of critique, elements of craft of fiction and poetry, writing for different media, genre writing, writing for performance, screen or scriptwriting and creative non-fiction.

Prerequisite: Permission of ARHU-College of Arts & Humanities; and must be admitted to the Jimenez-Porter Writers' House.

Repeatable to: 6 credits if content differs.

ARHU318 Writers' House Colloquium: Creative Writing Across Languages and Cultures (1-3 Credits)

Colloquium designed to improve students' skills in literary and communication arts through lectures and discussions on the history and craft of writing across cultures. Topics for the different versions of ARHU 318 include poetry, fiction, writing for different media, autobiography and memoir, scriptwriting, screenwriting, and community engagement projects.

Prerequisite: Permission of ARHU-College of Arts & Humanities; and must be admitted to the Jimenez-Porter Writers' House.

Repeatable to: 6 credits if content differs.

ARHU319 Writers' House Second Year Colloquium: Form and Theory of Creative Writing (1-3 Credits)

Required course for Writers' House students pursuing the notation program. Offered in either poetry or imaginative prose writing. Students work at the intermediate level, refining creative writing skills through cross-cultural reading and writing exercises. As part of the course, students attend a series of lectures and readings given by professional writers.

Restriction: Must be in the Jimenez-Porter Writer's House program.

Repeatable to: 6 credits if content differs.

ARHU320 Writers' House Second Year Colloquium: Writing for Publication (3 Credits)

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.

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.

ARHU338 Undergraduate Teaching Assistantship in a Living Learning Program (1-3 Credits)

Offers exceptional students the opportunity to work closely with a faculty member and gain valuable experience. ARHU Living learning program UTAs also serve as peer mentors and program leaders. They assist with course planning, research, and student advising (as appropriate). We are also allowing for variable credit (1-3 cr hrs).

Restriction: Sophomore standing or higher; and must be in an ARHU Living Learning Program or be a graduate of the program; and must have permission of the Living Learning Program to enroll.

Repeatable to: 6 credits if content differs.

ARHU340 Financial Entrepreneurship for Arts Leaders (3 Credits)

An introduction to financial entrepreneurship for the arts leader in order to prepare students for diverse and ever-changing careers in the arts and creative fields. Topics explored will include Professional Paperwork (resumes, cover letters, biographies, job searches), Financial Literacy (taxes, budgets, boards, tickets sales, musicians unions), Marketing (website development, social media, press packets, record labels vs. online distribution, headshots, audience development, community engagement, branded content), Communication (public speaking, writing), and Technology (online tools, computer software, peripherals, recording, photography/videography, on campus resources).Cross-listed with: MUSC448E.

Credit Only Granted for: ARHU340 or MUSC448E.

ARHU350 Chilean Culture, Democracy, and Social Change (3 Credits)

Short term education abroad course offered in Summer term, in Santiago and Valparaiso, Chile. An exploration of both the conditions that led to the 1973 coup d'etat in Chile, and the complex legacy left by the following dictatorship, including competing economic philosophies that are underpinned by religious, historical, and ideological components. This course focuses on how the arts and literature continued to flourish during the dictatorship, and how they have played a continuing role in the country's recovery from its traumatic past.

Credit Only Granted for: ARHU350, ARHU369C, CMLT498C, GVPT309F, HIST329N, HONR349C.

Formerly: ARHU369C.

ARHU351 James Joyce's Dublin: A multi-media Odyssey (3 Credits)

Chapter by chapter analysis of the text with in situ tours to settings important to the book, and examination of the culture and circumstances from which it arose; review of the impact of Ulysses, and continuing controversies around the text. Multi-media explorations and creative projects will be included in course activities: collaborations on tumblr, and the use of such technologies as vine, instagram, twitter, etc., in an exploration of how our subjective experiences and the expressions they inspire are impacted by new technologies.

Credit Only Granted for: ARHU369I, ARHU351, ENGL369J, or HONR349L.

Formerly: ARHU369I.

ARHU369 Special Topics in Study Abroad III (1-6 Credits)

Special topics course taken as part of an approved study abroad program.

Repeatable to: 15 credits if content differs.

ARHU375 The TV Writers Room Screenwriting for Television and Video (3 Credits)

Students engage with the theory and practice of screenwriting for television and video. Students read and watch teleplays designed to teach advantages of the television format. Students apply what they learn to prepare frequent writing exercises, share and provide feedback for peers scripts in a workshop format, and work together as a Writers Room to prepare an original pilot episode.

Prerequisite: ARHU275, ARHU318, or FILM370; and permission of instructor.

Additional Information: Priority in enrollment will be given to students participating in the Jimenez-Porter Writers' House and FILM studies programs.

ARHU380 Arts & Humanities Special Topics: Social Innovation, Change, and Justice: Do Good Now (3 Credits)

The course serves as the core course for the Arts-and-Humanities track in PLCY's minor in "Nonprofit Leadership and Social Innovation." Students will be introduced to the role that the Arts and Humanities can play in social innovation and social change, while exploring various mechanisms for achieving impact with a focus on advancing social justice, equity and systems change. This course deepens understandings of nonprofit leadership, entrepreneurship and social innovation by guiding students through the creation and implementation of social change projects and ventures of their choice.

Credit Only Granted for: ARHU380, BSOS388B, or PLCY388D.

ARHU386 Experiential Learning (3-6 Credits)

Prerequisite: Permission of ARHU-College of Arts & Humanities.

Restriction: Junior standing or higher.

ARHU390 Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Quality (3 Credits)

Examines strategic quality management in a globalized setting with emphasis on cross-cultural communication and culturally influenced perception of quality. One of four courses in the QUEST curriculum.

Prerequisite: Must be in the Quest Program.

ARHU398 Special Topics in Arts and Humanities (3 Credits)

An in-depth exploration of thematic topics in Arts and Humanities.

Repeatable to: 9 credits if content differs.

ARHU439 Interdisciplinary Studies in Arts and Humanities (3 Credits)

An interdisciplinary exploration of chronological, geographical or thematic topics in Arts and Humanities.

Repeatable to: 6 credits if content differs.

ARHU440 Arts Leadership Seminar (3 Credits)

An advanced seminar in arts leadership exposing students to the foundations of arts leadership in not-for-profit organizations as it intersects with current trends in technology, demographics, government policy, and the economy. In case studies based on examples drawn from local arts organizations, students will learn about audience engagement as well as institutional development terminology and best practices.Cross-listed with: TDPS440.

Credit Only Granted for: TDPS4440 or ARHU440.

ARHU458 Graduate School Preparation (1 Credit)

Designed for Juniors and Seniors who are interested in applying to graduate school. Topics include skills needed for the graduate school search and application process, evaluation and reflection of application materials, preparation for GRE exam, and exploration into career options after graduate school. Focus on the Humanities fields.

Restriction: Must have earned a minimum of 45 credits.

Repeatable to: 3 credits if content differs.

ARHU468 Peer Mentoring Program (1 Credit)

A workshop for sophomore, junior or senior students who wish to serve as peer mentors helping first-year students to cope with the numerous issues which often arise in the transition to the university.

Restriction: Sophomore standing or higher; and permission of ARHU-College of Arts & Humanities.

Repeatable to: 3 credits if content differs.

ARHU486 Internship Practicum in Arts and Humanities (3-6 Credits)

An internship intended for students who have already completed an internship for credit. ARHU486 must be a different experience from the internship students have already taken for credit. Generally students intern with a different company, but they may continue working for the same company if the job is significantly different. See ARHU internship coordinator for details.

Prerequisite: Have completed previous internship at U of MD.

Restriction: Must be in a major in ARHU-College of Arts & Humanities; and permission of ARHU-College of Arts & Humanities; and minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5; and must have earned a minimum of 60 credits; and completed 12 credits at U of MD.

ARHU489 Advanced Internship Practicum in ARHU (3-6 Credits)

Designed for students who have already completed at least 2 upper level internship courses for academic credit. It is an advanced practicum to assist students in continuing to develop and hone their professional writing, presentation and analytical skills.

Prerequisite: ARHU486.

Restriction: Must be in a major in ARHU-College of Arts & Humanities; and minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5; and permission of instructor.

Repeatable to: 6 credits if content differs.

Additional Information: Course is designed to follow ARHU486.

ARHU498 Special Topics in Arts and Humanities (3 Credits)

Repeatable to: 6 credits if content differs.