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Cultural Entrepreneurship B.A.

Foreign Languages & Literatures
College of Liberal Arts
  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2015
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 120
  • Required credits within the major: 70 to 71
  • This program requires summer terms.
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Cultural entrepreneurship is an emerging academic discipline that examines how cultural products traditionally associated with the fine and liberal arts, such as art, theater, poetry, and literature, but also cultural activities such as sports, music, food, and film events, are having an increasingly important impact on the growth of local, national, and global economies. Cultural entrepreneurship scholars thus study the impact of culture on economies, and develop new strategies for enhancing local livelihoods by creative, new, sustainable, socially responsible ways of producing income through cultural activity. The B.A. program in cultural entrepreneurship stresses the centrality of culture in the success of entrepreneurial endeavors. Building on the concept of cognitive ambidexterity, it combines training in quantitative skills and predictive logic that is common in business schools with extensive work in creative logic and thinking, as it is most often cultivated in the liberal arts. Predictive logic refers to the ability to generate models, forecasts, and estimates, while creative logic addresses the ability to self-examine, understand social contexts, and to shape the future by identifying courses of action and negotiating complexities of human decision-making. Students in this program will complete an extensive core of business and entrepreneurship courses, including economics, finance, accounting, operations management, organizational management, financial management, marketing, human resources, statistics, and entrepreneurship. Students will also receive a Certificate in Business Administration from the Labovitz School of Business and Economics (LSBE). They will receive instruction in at least two languages, and choose classes from six skill areas intended to foster their creative thinking skills and intercultural competency: Creativity and Design; Empathy, Ethics and Respect; Meaning; Picture and Story; Play and Discipline; Symphony and Synthesis. The program includes courses from all five collegiate units. Majors are encouraged to incorporate a study abroad experience into their programs. The UMD Study in England program at the University of Worcester is particularly well-suited to accommodate the need of transferable courses for students in the cultural entrepreneurship program.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
Required prerequisites
Introductory Requirement (1 cr)
Transfer students with 24 or more credits and current UMD students who change colleges to CLA are exempt from this requirement. New first-year students with 24 or more PSEO credits may request to be waived from this requirement.
UST 1000 - UMD Seminar (1.0-2.0 cr)
General Requirements
The Board of Regents, on recommendation of the faculty, grants degrees from the University of Minnesota. Requirements for an undergraduate degree from University of Minnesota Duluth include the following:
  1. Students must meet all course and credit requirements of the departments and colleges or schools in which they are enrolled including an advanced writing course. Students seeking two degrees must fulfill the requirements of both degrees. However, two degrees cannot be awarded for the same major.
  2. Students must complete all requirements of the Liberal Education Program.
  3. Students must complete a minimum of 120 semester credits.
  4. At least 30 of the last 60 degree credits earned immediately before graduation must be awarded by UMD.
  5. Students must complete at least half of their courses at the 3xxx-level and higher at UMD. Study-abroad credits earned through courses taught by UM faculty and at institutions with which UMD has international exchange programs may be used to fulfill this requirement.
  6. If a minor is required, students must take at least three upper division credits in their minor field from UMD.
  7. The minimum cumulative UM GPA required for graduation will be 2.00 and will include only University of Minnesota coursework. A minimum UM GPA of 2.00 is required in each UMD undergraduate major and minor. No academic unit may impose higher grade point standards to graduate.
  8. Diploma, transcripts, and certification will be withheld until all financial obligations to the University have been met.
Program Requirements
1. Written application to the CUE program director, explaining why the student wants to be admitted to the program and their career goals. 2. The CUE program will also support and strengthen optional study abroad sites currently available such as: Montpellier, Salamanca, St. Petersburg, Worcester, Potsdam and various sites in China. Students are advised to visit with the CUE program director about how courses abroad may be incorporated into this program. 3. Students must complete through the advanced level course of a foreign or indigenous language offered at UMD or equivalent (LANG designator for alternative). In addition, students complete a different second language through the beginning sequence. Students take an Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) to determine placement. This exam is administered through the UMD Foreign Languages and Literatures Department. The OPI determines the amount of courses required to complete the language requirement or waiver.
Certificate Core (16 credits)
After the successful completion of this required core, students will receive a Certificate of Business Administration from LSBE. These courses are provided in an on-line format in any order.
BUS 2100 - Fundamentals of Accounting (2.0 cr)
BUS 2200 - Fundamentals of Economics (2.0 cr)
BUS 2300 - Fundamentals of Operations Management (2.0 cr)
BUS 2400 - Fundamentals of Organizational Management (2.0 cr)
BUS 2500 - Fundamentals of Applied Statistics (2.0 cr)
BUS 2600 - Fundamentals of Financial Management (2.0 cr)
BUS 2700 - Fundamentals of Marketing (2.0 cr)
BUS 2800 - Fundamentals of Human Resource Management (2.0 cr)
Core Courses (11 - 12 cr)
CUE 1001 - Culture Industry and Creative Economy [GLOBAL PER] (3.0 cr)
CUE 3001 - Foundations of Cultural Entrepreneurship and Culture Management I (3.0 cr)
CUE 3002 - Foundations of Cultural Entrepreneurship and Culture Management II (3.0 cr)
Take one additional CUE course:
If additional CUE courses are taken, they may apply to the Electives area with CUE advisor approval.
CUE 4001 - Entrepreneurial Finance for Creative Industries (3.0 cr)
or CUE 4002 - Entrepreneurship, Opportunity and Feasibility (3.0 cr)
or CUE 4003 - Entrepreneurial Ethics and Values (3.0 cr)
or CUE 4097 - Internship (2.0 cr)
Cultural Literacy and Conceptual Competency Core (15 cr)
Students select five courses from at least two of the following six areas. Students may propose alternative courses with CUE advisor approval.
Creativity and Design
Take 0 or more course(s) from the following:
· AMIN 2605 - Survey of American Indian Arts [LE CAT9, FINE ARTS, CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 1604 - Cultural Anthropology [LE CAT6, LEIP CAT06, SOC SCI, GLOBAL PER] (4.0 cr)
· ANTH 1612 - Introduction to Archaeology [LE CAT6, SOC SCI] (4.0 cr)
· ART 1001 - Art Today [LE CAT9, LEIP CAT09, FINE ARTS] (3.0 cr)
· ART 1010 - Drawing I (3.0 cr)
· ART 1013 - 2-D Digital Design (3.0 cr)
· ART 2801 - 2-D Animation Principles (3.0 cr)
· ART 2911 - Graphic Design I (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 1303 - History of World Art I [LE CAT9, HUMANITIES, GLOBAL PER] (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 1304 - History of World Art II [LE CAT9, LEIP CAT09, HUMANITIES] (3.0 cr)
· CE 1000 - History of Structures [HUMANITIES] (3.0 cr)
· COMM 1500 - Media and Society [LE CAT8, HUMANITIES] (3.0 cr)
· CS 1301 - Introduction to 3D Game Development: Learning to Program Computers by Creating Video Games [LE CAT3, LOGIC & QR] (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 1801 - Freshman Seminar: American Gothic [LE CAT9, HUMANITIES] (4.0 cr)
· GEOG 2552 - Introduction to Maps and Geospatial Information [LE CAT2, LOGIC & QR] (3.0 cr)
· SOC 2155 - Introduction to Research Methods and Analysis (4.0 cr)
· CUE 11xx
or Empathy, Ethics and Respect
Take 0 or more course(s) from the following:
· AMIN 1020 - American Indian Experiences: 1900-present [LE CAT7, LECD CAT07, HUMANITIES, CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
· AMIN 2405 - American Indian Families and Society [LE CAT8, SOC SCI, CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
· ART 1814 - Creating Across Cultures [LE CAT9, LECD CAT09, FINE ARTS, CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 1080 - Understanding Global Cultures [LE CAT8, LEIP CAT08, SOC SCI, GLOBAL PER] (4.0 cr)
· ARTH 1305 - Survey of Non-Western Art [HUMANITIES, GLOBAL PER] (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 2300 - The City as a Work of Art [LE CAT9, LEIP CAT09, HUMANITIES] (3.0 cr)
· GEOG 1202 - World Regional Geography [LE CAT8, LEIP CAT08, GLOBAL PER] (3.0 cr)
· MU 1005 - Jazz Studies [LE CAT9, LECD CAT09, FINE ARTS, CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
· PHIL 1003 - Ethics and Society [LE CAT8, LEIP CAT08, HUMANITIES, CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
· POL 1610 - Introduction to Political Theory [LE CAT7, HUMANITIES] (3.0 cr)
· PSY 1003 - General Psychology [LE CAT6, SOC SCI] (4.0 cr)
· PSY 2021 - Developmental Psychology [LE CAT6, LECD CAT06, SOC SCI, CDIVERSITY] (4.0 cr)
· PSY 2023 - Marriages and Families Worldwide [LE CAT8, LEIP CAT08, GLOBAL PER] (4.0 cr)
· SW 1000 - Introduction to Social Welfare [SOC SCI] (3.0 cr)
· SW 1210 - Global Issues [LE CAT8, LEIP CAT08, SOC SCI, GLOBAL PER] (3.0 cr)
· TH 1111 - Introduction to Acting [LE CAT10, FINE ARTS] (3.0 cr)
or Meaning
Take 0 or more course(s) from the following:
· GEOG 2360 - Geography of Religion [LE CAT7, LEIP CAT07, GLOBAL PER] (4.0 cr)
· HIST 1027 - Introduction to Islam [LE CAT7, LEIP CAT07, HUMANITIES] (3.0 cr)
· HIST 1400 - Modern World History from 1500 to present [LE CAT7, LEIP CAT07, HUMANITIES] (3.0 cr)
· PHIL 1001 - Introduction to Philosophy [LE CAT7, HUMANITIES] (3.0 cr)
· PHIL 1007 - Philosophy and World Religions [LE CAT7, LEIP CAT07, HUMANITIES, GLOBAL PER] (3.0 cr)
· PHIL 1021 - Classical Mythology [LE CAT9, HUMANITIES] (3.0 cr)
· PHIL 2001 - Existential Literature [HUMANITIES] (3.0 cr)
· SOC 1201 - Sociology of the Family [LE CAT8, LECD CAT08, SOC SCI, CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
or Picture and Story
Take 0 or more course(s) from the following:
· ART 1605 - Fundamentals of Photography [LE CAT10, FINE ARTS] (3.0 cr)
· COMM 1000 - Human Communication Theory [LE CAT3, SOC SCI] (3.0 cr)
· COMM 1010 - Persuasion [LE CAT6, SOC SCI] (3.0 cr)
· COMM 1112 - Public Speaking [LE CAT3, COMM & LAN] (3.0 cr)
· COMM 3535 - Intercultural Communication [LE CAT6, LEIP CAT06, CDIVERSITY] (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 1582 - Introduction to World Literatures [LE CAT9, LEIP CAT09, HUMANITIES, GLOBAL PER] (4.0 cr)
· JOUR 2001 - Reporting and Writing I (3.0 cr)
· JOUR 2300 - News Photography (3.0 cr)
· MU 1004 - Music in Film [FINE ARTS] (3.0 cr)
· TH 1053 - Film and Society [LE CAT9] (3.0 cr)
or Play and Discipline
Take 0 or more course(s) from the following:
· DN 1001 - Introduction to the World of Dance [LE CAT9, LEIP CAT09, FINE ARTS] (3.0 cr)
· ENED 1000 - Introduction to Environmental and Outdoor Education (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 1805 - Freshman Seminar: Satire and Humor [LE CAT9, HUMANITIES] (4.0 cr)
· FR 2315 - French Cinema [LE CAT9, LEIP CAT09, HUMANITIES] (4.0 cr)
· POL 1800 - Mock Trial (3.0 cr)
· TH 1001 - Introduction to Theatre Arts [LE CAT9, FINE ARTS] (3.0 cr)
· TH 1051 - Introduction to Film [LE CAT9, FINE ARTS] (3.0 cr)
or Symphony and Synthesis (Relationships, Metaphors and Seeing the Big Picture)
Take 0 or more course(s) from the following:
· AST 1040 - Introductory Astronomy [LE CAT5, NAT SCI] (3.0 cr)
· BIOL 1001 - Biology and Society [LE CAT4, NAT SCI, SUSTAIN] (4.0 cr)
· WS 2001 - Introduction to Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Studies [LE CAT8, LECD CAT08, CDIVERSITY] (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 1507 - Time and Place [LE CAT9] (4.0 cr)
· ENGL 1666 - Tales of Terror [LE CAT9, HUMANITIES] (4.0 cr)
· GEOG 1304 - Human Geography [LE CAT6, LECD CAT06, SOC SCI] (3.0 cr)
· GEOG 1414 - Physical Geography [LE CAT4, NAT SCI, SUSTAIN] (4.0 cr)
· GEOG 2305 - Geography of Cultural Diversity [CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
· GER 2402 - Germany Today [LE CAT8, LEIP CAT08, HUMANITIES] (3.0 cr)
· HIST 1208 - Europe in the Modern Age [LE CAT7, HUMANITIES] (3.0 cr)
· HIST 1304 - US History Part I: 1607-1877 [LE CAT7, HUMANITIES] (3.0 cr)
· HIST 1305 - US History Part II: 1865-Present [LE CAT7, HUMANITIES] (3.0 cr)
· LING 1811 - Introduction to Linguistics [LE CAT2, LOGIC & QR] (3.0 cr)
· PHIL 1008 - Critical Thinking [LE CAT2, LOGIC & QR] (4.0 cr)
· PHIL 1018 - Logic [LE CAT2, LOGIC & QR] (4.0 cr)
· PHYS 1011 - Conceptual Physics [LE CAT5, NAT SCI] (3.0 cr)
· PHYS 1033 - Cosmology, String Theory and the Death of the Universe [LE CAT5, NAT SCI] (3.0 cr)
· POL 1011 - American Government and Politics [LE CAT6, SOC SCI] (3.0 cr)
· POL 1050 - International Relations [LE CAT8, LEIP CAT08, GLOBAL PER] (3.0 cr)
· POL 1500 - Introduction to Comparative Politics [LE CAT6, LEIP CAT06, GLOBAL PER] (3.0 cr)
· WS 2101 - Women, Race, and Class [LE CAT8, LECD CAT08, SOC SCI, CDIVERSITY] (3.0 cr)
First Foreign or Indigenous Language (3 cr)
Students must complete a language through the advanced or intermediate level (courses listed below). RUSS 1210 may be completed through inter-institutional cross-registration with the College of St. Scholastica or as a study abroad option through UMD.
Take no more than 1 course(s) from the following:
· AMIN 2104 - Intermediate Ojibwe II [LE CAT3, LECD CAT03, COMM & LAN] (3.0 cr)
· FR 2301 - Advanced French [LE CAT3, LEIP CAT03, COMM & LAN] (4.0 cr)
· GER 2301 - Advanced German [LE CAT3, LEIP CAT03, COMM & LAN] (4.0 cr)
· RUSS 1210 - Intermediate Russian Language and Culture (Abroad) [COMM & LAN] (8.0 cr)
· SPAN 2301 - Advanced Spanish [LE CAT3, LEIP CAT03, COMM & LAN] (4.0 cr)
Second Foreign or Indigenous Language (6 cr)
Students must complete a second language through the beginning sequence (two courses).
Take no more than 2 course(s) from the following:
AMIN 1103 - Beginning Ojibwe I [LE CAT3, LECD CAT03, COMM & LAN] (3.0 cr)
AMIN 1104 - Beginning Ojibwe II [LE CAT3, LECD CAT03, COMM & LAN] (3.0 cr)
or CHIN 1101 - Beginning Chinese I: A Practical Introduction to Everyday Mandarin Chinese [LE CAT3, LEIP CAT03, COMM & LAN] (4.0 cr)
CHIN 1102 - Beginning Chinese II: A Practical Introduction to Everyday Mandarin Chinese [LE CAT3, LEIP CAT03, COMM & LAN] (4.0 cr)
or FR 1101 - Beginning French I [LE CAT3, COMM & LAN] (4.0 cr)
FR 1102 - Beginning French II [LE CAT3, COMM & LAN] (4.0 cr)
or GER 1101 - Beginning German I [LE CAT3, COMM & LAN] (4.0 cr)
GER 1102 - Beginning German II [LE CAT3, COMM & LAN] (4.0 cr)
or RUSS 1101 - Beginning Russian I [LE CAT3, COMM & LAN] (4.0 cr)
RUSS 1102 - Beginning Russian II [LE CAT3, COMM & LAN] (4.0 cr)
or SPAN 1101 - Beginning Spanish I [LE CAT3, COMM & LAN] (4.0 cr)
SPAN 1102 - Beginning Spanish II [LE CAT3, COMM & LAN] (4.0 cr)
Electives (15 cr)
Students propose at least 5 courses above the 3xxx level for 15 credits; courses already taken may or may not be accepted. Since the major does not require a second field of study, only two proposed courses can be applicable to a second major or minor. Students must consult with their adviser before selecting their elective courses.
Take 5 or more course(s) totaling 15 or more credit(s) from the following:
The CUE program director will review and approve the proposed list of courses. Any changes to the list must be approved by the CUE program director.
· (Student proposes courses.)
Advanced Writing Requirement (3 cr)
WRIT 31xx Adv Writing (3 cr)
 
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UST 1000 - UMD Seminar
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Facilitates the successful transition into college learning and student life at UMD.
BUS 2100 - Fundamentals of Accounting
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to financial and managerial accounting. Basic financial statement preparation. Basic decision making by managers using financial information. prereq: CUE major or Business Administration Certificate or college consent; this course cannot be used to fulfill a LSBE major/minor requirement.
BUS 2200 - Fundamentals of Economics
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Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
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BUS 2300 - Fundamentals of Operations Management
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
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BUS 2400 - Fundamentals of Organizational Management
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
This course presents students with a broad introduction to management processes and the complex world of managing in today's business environment. Topics include what managers do and skills they must possess to achieve organizational objectives, the management functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling and organizational dynamics such as globalization, social responsibility, and change. prereq: CUE major or Business Administration Certificate or Museum Studies Certificate or college consent; this course cannot be used to fulfill a LSBE major/minor requirement.
BUS 2500 - Fundamentals of Applied Statistics
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
This course introduces students to the fundamental of modern business statistics. Emphasis is on application of the statistical concepts to decision making in an uncertain environment. Topics include summary statistics, probability distributions and statistical inference. which includes estimation, hypothesis testing and regression analysis. The application of computers in statistical analysis is introduced. prereq: CUE major or Business Administration Certificate or BTAG or college consent; this course cannot be used to fulfill a LSBE major/minor requirement.
BUS 2600 - Fundamentals of Financial Management
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
The objective of this course is to help the student to develop an understanding of the concepts and techniques of financial management in the modern business enterprise. Evaluation of the financial risks, returns, and costs is the necessary framework in which all business policies must be examined. Students are expected to have a basic understanding of the concepts and methods of financial management by the completion of this course. Specific topics of coverage include financial statement analysis, time value of money, risk and return, the valuation of equity and bonds, capital budgeting and the cost of capital analysis. Moreover, the course also serves as a foundation for advanced work in finance. prereq: CUE major or Business Administration Certificate or college consent; this course cannot be used to fulfill a LSBE major/minor requirement.
BUS 2700 - Fundamentals of Marketing
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
This course introduces students to the discipline of marketing as it is practices by organizations. Emphasis is on understanding how to best serve the consumer needs utilizing the most appropriate value proposition. The four P's of marketing (product, place, price, and promotion) are introduced in the context of a globally competitive environment. prereq: CUE major or Business Administration Certificate or Museum Studies Certificate or college consent; this course cannot be used to fulfill a LSBE major/minor requirement.
BUS 2800 - Fundamentals of Human Resource Management
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
This course introduces students to the field of Human Resource Management (HRM). Course materials and assignments are designed to help students understand why organization have an HRM function, what are the primary functional areas of HRM, how a well-developed HRM system can benefit organizations, and the respective roles of line managers, employees, and HRM professional in carrying out good HRM policies and practices. prereq: CUE major or Business Administration Certificate or college consent; this course cannot be used to fulfill a LSBE major/minor requirement.
CUE 1001 - Culture Industry and Creative Economy (GLOBAL PER)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This course is an introduction to the history and contemporary scope of the culture industry, and the closely associated creative economy. Topics discussed include tourism, sports, arts and entertainment, mass media, and the food and beverage industry.
CUE 3001 - Foundations of Cultural Entrepreneurship and Culture Management I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
This first of two entrepreneurship courses exposed students to the key concepts of the culture industry and creative economy, introduces them to key business and information system principles, guides them to the establishment of a business plan and covers the basic and fundamental of entrepreneurial finance. prereq: 1001, CUE major
CUE 3002 - Foundations of Cultural Entrepreneurship and Culture Management II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
This second of two entrepreneurship courses exposes students to the key concepts of the culture industry and creative economy, and introduces them to key business and information system principles. Specifically, it guides students from a business plan to actual business implementation, covering a variety of topics, from sales, inventory management and banking, to personnel management and data analysis. prereq: 3001
CUE 4001 - Entrepreneurial Finance for Creative Industries
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course focuses on the financing issues facing new business ventures in the culture industry/creative economy and examines financing from the perspective of both the entrepreneur and the employee in these ventures. Students will learn how to analyze financial statements, create financial forecast for the creative industry, and evaluate new creative ventures. They will study the tools and methods used in determining how much money a venture needs in order to be viable and explore tools and approaches used when selling an idea to potential investors. Attention will be devoted to the different types of financing alternatives available to new, young, and small ventures. The venture capital market will be investigated in detail, including self-financing, debt financing, angel financing, and financing from venture capital firms. Students will explore issues involved in negotiating deals and in formulating deal structures and encouraged to understand financing issues and options from the vantage points of the entrepreneur, the lender, and the investor. prereq: CUE 3002, no grad credit
CUE 4002 - Entrepreneurship, Opportunity and Feasibility
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
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CUE 4003 - Entrepreneurial Ethics and Values
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
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CUE 4097 - Internship
Credits: 2.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Summer
Students taking this course have been place in an entrepreneurial internship, following consultation with the CUE director. Students complete a minimum of 80 hours of work at a selected internship site, observing and participating in the everyday operations of a non-profit or for-profit venture. To receive credit for the internship, students must complete a final report of their activities, and receive a favorable evaluation by their internship supervisor. prereq: 1001, 3001, instructor consent; no grad credit
AMIN 2605 - Survey of American Indian Arts (LE CAT9, FINE ARTS, CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Traditional arts of American Indians and the cultures that produced them; techniques, motifs, and aesthetics of Indian textiles and utilitarian and ceremonial arts. prereq: Credit will not be granted if already received for 2105.
ANTH 1604 - Cultural Anthropology (LE CAT6, LEIP CAT06, SOC SCI, GLOBAL PER)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
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ANTH 1612 - Introduction to Archaeology (LE CAT6, SOC SCI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
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Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introductory survey of influence of art and roles of artists in varied sociocultural contexts, emphasizing recent art and its historical sources.
ART 1010 - Drawing I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
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Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Two-dimensional studio and graphic design concepts using the computer as a creative tool. Laptop required; digital instruction presented only on the Mac platform. prereq: Art or art education major or pre GDM BFA or GDM BFA or pre MGD BBA or MGD BBA or art minor or photography minor or arts in media minor or instructor consent. Laptop required; digital instruction presented only on the Mac platform.
ART 2801 - 2-D Animation Principles
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Summer
Introduction to 2-D animation principles. Students will create a short animation project using traditional cel techniques and subsequent digital capture. prereq: 1010 or 1006, 1011
ART 2911 - Graphic Design I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 2905, 2907, graphic design major or GDM BFA or pre-MGD BBA or MGD BBA or instructor consent; laptop required; digital instruction presented only on the Mac platform.
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to theory and practice of graphic design. Meaning and aesthetics of image juxtaposition; resonance of type and image. prereq: 2905, 2907, graphic design major or GDM BFA or pre-MGD BBA or MGD BBA or instructor consent; laptop required; digital instruction presented only on the Mac platform.
ARTH 1303 - History of World Art I (LE CAT9, HUMANITIES, GLOBAL PER)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Development of world art and architecture from prehistory through Middle Ages.
ARTH 1304 - History of World Art II (LE CAT9, LEIP CAT09, HUMANITIES)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Development of world art and architecture from Renaissance to present.
CE 1000 - History of Structures (HUMANITIES)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course will study structures of historical significance. The social and economic importance of each structure as well as the merits of the engineering design of each structure will be considered. Students will learn to evaluate qualitatively how load is transferred in typical structures, for example, cable-stayed and suspension bridges. The styles of major contemporary structural designers will be examined; for example, the work of Eiffel, Roebling, Eads, Ammann and Maillart. Local structures, such as the Duluth lift bridge, will also be studied.
COMM 1500 - Media and Society (LE CAT8, HUMANITIES)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Historical survey of media genres, and examination of influence of contemporary media on society.
CS 1301 - Introduction to 3D Game Development: Learning to Program Computers by Creating Video Games (LE CAT3, LOGIC & QR)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduces skills used to solve problems with computers. Students learn fundamental computer programming skills through the development of 3D animation and 3D games.
ENGL 1801 - Freshman Seminar: American Gothic (LE CAT9, HUMANITIES)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Exploration of the Gothic tradition in American literature from colonial days to the present, with special attention to psychological and cultural implications. Some attention, also, to visual arts, film, and theories of terror, horror, the uncanny, and the grotesque. prereq: Freshman, fewer than 30 credits
GEOG 2552 - Introduction to Maps and Geospatial Information (LE CAT2, LOGIC & QR)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
This course will define a map and consider maps as tools for communication. Students will explore the effects of scale, projection, cartographic symbolization and generalization on the mapping process and resulting digital databases. Students will be introduced to spatial data models, types of spatial data and representation, and will study alternative or non-tradition map representations provided by GIS and Remote Sensing.
SOC 2155 - Introduction to Research Methods and Analysis
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Principles/practice of research design, sampling, data collection including field observation/surveys. Data management, analysis, and reporting of quantitative/qualitative data. Ethics/administration in sociological research. Introduction to SPSS statistical software. Lab
AMIN 1020 - American Indian Experiences: 1900-present (LE CAT7, LECD CAT07, HUMANITIES, CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Through a chronological and biographical approach, the social, economic, political, and cultural changes and continuities of American Indian life from 1900 to the present will be introduced. Significant changes experienced by American Indians as well as their ability to adapt, resist, and thrive will be analyzed. prereq: Credit will not be granted if already received for 1120.
AMIN 2405 - American Indian Families and Society (LE CAT8, SOC SCI, CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Indigenous North American families before European contact; impact of contact, events and governmental policies upon family structure and survival: Native parenting past and present; current issues for American Indian families.
ART 1814 - Creating Across Cultures (LE CAT9, LECD CAT09, FINE ARTS, CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Underrepresented visual arts of cultural groups within U.S. society. prereq: Credit will not be granted if already received for 2814
ANTH 1080 - Understanding Global Cultures (LE CAT8, LEIP CAT08, SOC SCI, GLOBAL PER)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Explores nations around the globe towards the goal of developing a cross-cultural understanding of how cultures function. Explores America as a foreign culture, looking at the United States from the viewpoints of foreign anthropologists and other scholars, using comparative ethnographic perspectives to interpret aspects of American culture.
ARTH 1305 - Survey of Non-Western Art (HUMANITIES, GLOBAL PER)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Survey of non-Western art examines the visual arts of the Americas, Asia and Africa. This course aims to develop a critical understanding of art forms from non-Western cultures. We will examine a range of visual material including painting, sculpture, ceramics, and architecture, from prehistoric times to present. We will also examine the critical debates that frame the study of non-Western art.
ARTH 2300 - The City as a Work of Art (LE CAT9, LEIP CAT09, HUMANITIES)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
The city as a work of art and center of culture. A study of artistic representations combined with references to primary texts. Use of case studies of particular urban centers to explore the rise of the city and the history of urban planning around the globe.
GEOG 1202 - World Regional Geography (LE CAT8, LEIP CAT08, GLOBAL PER)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Geography of human groups in diverse settings. Emphasis on cultural diversity, regional development, and human and environmental forces shaping regional patterns and processes. Geographic analysis of selected regions and countries.
MU 1005 - Jazz Studies (LE CAT9, LECD CAT09, FINE ARTS, CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Evolution of jazz: social problems in America that fostered its origin and continue to shape its development.
PHIL 1003 - Ethics and Society (LE CAT8, LEIP CAT08, HUMANITIES, CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Classic theories addressing questions of whether morality is subjective or objective, cultural relativism versus universal rules, how right and wrong should be determined. Moral issues such as euthanasia, the environment, population and birth control, nuclear deterrence, alternative life styles, and capital punishment in their international dimension. prereq: credit will not be granted if already received for CLA 1101
POL 1610 - Introduction to Political Theory (LE CAT7, HUMANITIES)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to the history of political thought from a thematic perspective such as freedom and citizenship, democracy and its critics, political obligation and justice, diversity and inequality. Close attention to method of interpretation and argument.
PSY 1003 - General Psychology (LE CAT6, SOC SCI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Scientific study of behavior; current knowledge of biological, social, and cognitive areas of psychology. Assessment, research methods, human development, personality, mental disorders, and therapy.
PSY 2021 - Developmental Psychology (LE CAT6, LECD CAT06, SOC SCI, CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Major processes in human development, conception through lifespan; biological and cultural influences on physical-motor, cognitive, social, and emotional development; effects of diverse cultural traditions and values; social policy implications.
PSY 2023 - Marriages and Families Worldwide (LE CAT8, LEIP CAT08, GLOBAL PER)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Family functions and structures worldwide; impact of expectations, gender roles, race, culture, and values on partner and parenting; love, sex, communication, power, abuse, stress, and satisfaction; small group experiences with focus on strengthening families.
SW 1000 - Introduction to Social Welfare (SOC SCI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Contemporary social welfare problems and the historical development of social services programs designed to address them. Complex social problems, such as poverty, homelessness and child maltreatment examined, as well as the response of social institutions, social policies, and the profession of social work to these problems. Social justice issues and the role of citizen involvement to create change.
SW 1210 - Global Issues (LE CAT8, LEIP CAT08, SOC SCI, GLOBAL PER)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01459 - SW 1210/1211/1212
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Global problems of war, peace, national security; population, food, hunger; environmental concerns, global resources; economic and social development; human rights. Examines issues from a global problem-solving perspective. Value, race, class, gender differences.
TH 1111 - Introduction to Acting (LE CAT10, FINE ARTS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Developing the ability to respond to imaginative situations with sincerity, individuality, and effectiveness; projects in elementary acting techniques.
GEOG 2360 - Geography of Religion (LE CAT7, LEIP CAT07, GLOBAL PER)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
This course is an introduction to the geography of religion. Topics covered include the origins and distribution of sacred places in all major world religions, the geography of holy men and women, religious pilgrimages, and contested religious spaces.
HIST 1027 - Introduction to Islam (LE CAT7, LEIP CAT07, HUMANITIES)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Summer
This course is an introduction to Islam delivered fully online through MOODLE. It starts with the history of the pre-Islamic Middle East, the life of the Prophet Muhammad; and the emergence of Islam. It follows the survey of the Qur'an and Traditions; the tenets of the faith, sectarian differences; gender and the family, and Islam's encounter with the Occident.
HIST 1400 - Modern World History from 1500 to present (LE CAT7, LEIP CAT07, HUMANITIES)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd, Summer Even Year
This course surveys the evolution of the world from relatively isolated regions around 1500 to the global interdependence whose trends continues to the present day. This course will examine the emergence of the interdependence among major civilizations, especially between the West and the East. This latest interaction was initiated by the European colonizations and sustained by the contributions of other civilizations. Major themes of the course include the social, cultural, political, economic, demographic, and environmental ramifications of the global interaction.
PHIL 1001 - Introduction to Philosophy (LE CAT7, HUMANITIES)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01432 - Phil 1001/1101
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to philosophical heritage through examination of several classic philosophical problems such as the existence of God, nature of knowledge, free will versus determinism, and the relation of mind to body.
PHIL 1007 - Philosophy and World Religions (LE CAT7, LEIP CAT07, HUMANITIES, GLOBAL PER)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Comparative philosophical examination of teachings and practices of several major world religions selected from ancient polytheism, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Taoism, Buddhism, Hinduism, and various Native American and African religions.
PHIL 1021 - Classical Mythology (LE CAT9, HUMANITIES)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Readings in Greek and Roman myths, especially in those that have influenced Western culture.
PHIL 2001 - Existential Literature (HUMANITIES)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Themes of love, death, boredom, and alienation through plays and novels of such 19th- and 20th-century authors as Kafka, Dostoyevsky, Barth, Sartre, Camus, Murdoch, and Fowles. prereq: WRIT 1120, 30 cr or instructor consent
SOC 1201 - Sociology of the Family (LE CAT8, LECD CAT08, SOC SCI, CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
The family as a basic social institution: similarities and variations in family systems, their interrelationships with other institutions, and patterns of continuity and change.
ART 1605 - Fundamentals of Photography (LE CAT10, FINE ARTS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01385 - Art 2600/1600/1605/1607
Prerequisites: Not for art majors or minors
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Introduction to photography and its roles in the communications culture. Basic photographic principles and introduction to digital darkroom. Assignments emphasize creative thinking. Requires digital camera with adjustable shutter speeds and apertures. Laptop and software required; instruction presented only on the Mac platform. prereq: Not for art majors or minors
COMM 1000 - Human Communication Theory (LE CAT3, SOC SCI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to fundamental concepts, models, and theories of human communication. Issues concerning verbal and nonverbal symbolic processes, language and meaning, and the relationship between communication and understanding. Communication processes and problems in various contexts. Liberal Education social science credit will be effective fall 2015.
COMM 1010 - Persuasion (LE CAT6, SOC SCI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Introduction to the analysis of social scientific persuasion techniques used to influence attitudes, perceptions, knowledge, and behavior of others in society.
COMM 1112 - Public Speaking (LE CAT3, COMM & LAN)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01378 - Comm 1112/1511
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Application of the theoretical bases of rhetoric to the public speaking situation.
COMM 3535 - Intercultural Communication (LE CAT6, LEIP CAT06, CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
This is a skills course in which students learn how to engage in effective intercultural communication and relationships. Students apply what they are learning by participating in intercultural communication with classmates from a wide variety of cultures. Students learn about variations in cultural practices and values and how social, political and economic forces have both been influenced by and influence those cultures. prereq: credit will not be granted if already received for 2929
ENGL 1582 - Introduction to World Literatures (LE CAT9, LEIP CAT09, HUMANITIES, GLOBAL PER)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Sampling of literary works mainly from Middle East, Africa, Far East, and South America.
JOUR 2001 - Reporting and Writing I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Skill-based course in reporting and writing that introduces the fundamentals used by all jounalists; information gathering; writing basic news stories; professional news style; structure and readability; and interviewing techniques. Examples of professional journalism will be read and discussed. prereq: WRIT 1120
JOUR 2300 - News Photography
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: Credit will not be granted if already received for 3300.
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
How to take the types of photographs commonly used by professional news operations, ranging from features and photo essays to spot news and sports. Work produced may be used in the student newspaper if the student editor accepts it. Develops an understanding of the ethical and theoretical aspects of news photography and a vocabulary for discussing and critiquing visual images. prereq: Credit will not be granted if already received for 3300.
MU 1004 - Music in Film (FINE ARTS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Music in Film explores several aspects of music in motion pictures including its connection to other orchestral music styles, modern and historical, and how it aids in the entertainment of the film. This course examines how many modern films use musical storytelling techniques to add to the film's narrative.
TH 1053 - Film and Society (LE CAT9)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
An examination of how films influence the moral and cultural life of our time, and how culture affects film.
DN 1001 - Introduction to the World of Dance (LE CAT9, LEIP CAT09, FINE ARTS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Appreciation of dance as an art and entertainment form using aesthetic, sociocultural, historical, and genre studies. Video and concert viewing, readings on choreographers and dancers, critiques, and lab experiences.
ENED 1000 - Introduction to Environmental and Outdoor Education
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Prerequisites: Credit will not be granted if already received for REC 1000
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Overview of outdoor education, including outdoor recreation, environmental education and adventure education, will be explored. The structure and role of outdoor education in contemporary society will be considered. prereq: Credit will not be granted if already received for REC 1000
ENGL 1805 - Freshman Seminar: Satire and Humor (LE CAT9, HUMANITIES)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Satire and humor in their historical, social, aesthetic, and intellectual contexts. prereq: Freshman, fewer than 30 credits
FR 2315 - French Cinema (LE CAT9, LEIP CAT09, HUMANITIES)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Images of human diversity in French cinema. Films with English subtitles; class discussion in English.
POL 1800 - Mock Trial
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Prerequisites: Students may take this course twice for a maximum of 6 credits. Political Science majors and minors may only apply one attempt towards the major or minor. Political Science majors and minors may only take the course once.
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Mock trial covers the procedures, evidentiary rules, and functioning of the judiciary at the trial court level. Students apply their classroom training as attorneys and witnesses in American Mock Trial association sanctioned tournaments. The course increases student skills in critical thinking, analysis, and oral and written expression and argument. prereq: Students may take this course twice for a maximum of 6 credits. Political Science majors and minors may only apply one attempt towards the major or minor. Political Science majors and minors may only take the course once.
TH 1001 - Introduction to Theatre Arts (LE CAT9, FINE ARTS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Appreciation of theatre arts. Developing sensitivity and critical sophistication as articulate, discriminating theatregoers. Play viewing, play reading, critiques, and term projects.
TH 1051 - Introduction to Film (LE CAT9, FINE ARTS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
History and genres of film; how movies are made. Watching and analyzing films and developing an articulate and discerning viewpoint.
AST 1040 - Introductory Astronomy (LE CAT5, NAT SCI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Survey of present knowledge of solar system, interstellar space, stars, galaxies, and universe. Historical development of astronomy as a science. Taught in day school and in Individualized Learning Program format.
BIOL 1001 - Biology and Society (LE CAT4, NAT SCI, SUSTAIN)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This course covers basic biology as it pertains to contemporary issues. Biology coverage includes cell biology, genetics, evolution and ecology. In addition to helping students understand biology, students will learn to more critically evaluate science that is presented in the media. (3 hrs lect, 2 hrs lab) prereq: For nonmajors
WS 2001 - Introduction to Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Studies (LE CAT8, LECD CAT08, CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Examines identity politics, LGBT popular media images and analysis, birth and history of LGBT social movement and intersections with other social movements, HIV/AIDS, policy/legislative issues especially immigration, marriage, adoption, and U.S. military policy; all with international comparative analysis. prereq: credit will not be granted if already received for CST 2001
ENGL 1507 - Time and Place (LE CAT9)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Close reading of selected works about experience of time and place.
ENGL 1666 - Tales of Terror (LE CAT9, HUMANITIES)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Gothic masterpieces chiefly from English and American literature, with emphasis on sociological and psychological implications of the genre.
GEOG 1304 - Human Geography (LE CAT6, LECD CAT06, SOC SCI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Ecological basis of human existence. Human population patterns and cultural diffusion. Agricultural geography. Political geography. Geography of language, religion, and ethnic groups. Effects of urbanization; economic geography.
GEOG 1414 - Physical Geography (LE CAT4, NAT SCI, SUSTAIN)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Earth-sun relations, maps and globes, and major factors of the natural environment, including water resources, landforms, weather and climate, natural vegetation, and soils. (3 hrs lect, 2 hrs lab)
GEOG 2305 - Geography of Cultural Diversity (CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Culture is ubiquitous as it is ambiguous in social science research. Cultural geography overlaps into all other sub disciplines, along with current approaches, issues and debates in contemporary research. It defies any clear, satisfying definition. Consequently, the numerous philosophical, theoretical, methodological and ethical issues pertaining to the investigation and representation of culture in academia will be the focus. prereq: credit will not be granted if already received for GEOG 2405
GER 2402 - Germany Today (LE CAT8, LEIP CAT08, HUMANITIES)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Survey of culture, politics, and society of Germany and German-speaking countries, beginning with post World War II era and emphasizing the European Union's emergence and Germany's role in contemporary Eastern Europe. Taught in English.
HIST 1208 - Europe in the Modern Age (LE CAT7, HUMANITIES)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Making of modern Europe; analysis of economic and technological revolution, collision of ideologies, imperialist expansion, revolutions, and wars.
HIST 1304 - US History Part I: 1607-1877 (LE CAT7, HUMANITIES)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Evolution of the United States from colonial origins into a modern nation. Frontier and agrarian heritage, constitutional development, emergence of modern U.S. political system, expansion of democracy, and cultural diversity. Colonial period to 1877.
HIST 1305 - US History Part II: 1865-Present (LE CAT7, HUMANITIES)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Historical roots of major challenges facing Americans today: global responsibility as a world power; the quest for political, economic, and social justice; and community and family changes in modern society; 1877 to present.
LING 1811 - Introduction to Linguistics (LE CAT2, LOGIC & QR)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Provides an introduction to a theoretical study of the nature of natural language, using examples primarily from present-day English. Students are expected to learn analytical skills to understand how human languages (and the human mind) work and how the sub-components (sounds, words, sentences and meaning) of natural languages are systematically organized.
PHIL 1008 - Critical Thinking (LE CAT2, LOGIC & QR)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Patterns of reasoning encountered in everyday life, including advertising, editorials, and politics. Use of language in formulating arguments; differences between deductive and inductive arguments; how to detect and avoid mistakes in reasoning.
PHIL 1018 - Logic (LE CAT2, LOGIC & QR)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01433 - Phil 1018/1118
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to symbolic logic. Nature of language, species of arguments, informal versus formal arguments, techniques of translation, methods of sentential logic, and methods of predicate logic.
PHYS 1011 - Conceptual Physics (LE CAT5, NAT SCI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Descriptive, nonmathematical survey of basic concepts in physics from Newton to present. Instructor has considerable latitude regarding content. Primarily for liberal arts students; not for preprofessional preparation. prereq: Will not satisfy major or minor requirements in phys
PHYS 1033 - Cosmology, String Theory and the Death of the Universe (LE CAT5, NAT SCI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
A qualitative introduction to cosmology and string theory; the structure, evolution, and death of the universe, and of the galaxies, stars and planets it contains; fundamental theories for the structure, including extra dimensions, supersymmetry, and string dualities; extinction-level events ranging in scale from planetary to universal.
POL 1011 - American Government and Politics (LE CAT6, SOC SCI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Principles of American national government. Survey of American governmental system, structure, operations, and services; constitutionalism, federalism, civil liberties, parties, pressure groups, and elections.
POL 1050 - International Relations (LE CAT8, LEIP CAT08, GLOBAL PER)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to contemporary international politics: levels of analysis; the international system; nation-state behavior; foreign policy decision making; economic and defense policy issues.
POL 1500 - Introduction to Comparative Politics (LE CAT6, LEIP CAT06, GLOBAL PER)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Survey of the politics of countries selected to reflect alternative styles of politics and forms of government; examples of Western liberal democratic, Communist and post-Communist, and Third World systems.
WS 2101 - Women, Race, and Class (LE CAT8, LECD CAT08, SOC SCI, CDIVERSITY)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Racism, sexism, and classism are major factors which have influenced human relations from past to present. This course examines how the social-historical construction of race, class and gender continues to affect the experience of all people in particular people of color. This course seeks to enable students to understand the processes through which these social oppressions are created, normalized, internalized, maintained and perpetuated. A core element to this course is provoking students to recognize their own contribution in perpetuating oppressive systems, and their responsibility creatively to develop individual and collective acts of resistance to all of the "isms" and to societal transformation towards the just society.
AMIN 2104 - Intermediate Ojibwe II (LE CAT3, LECD CAT03, COMM & LAN)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Speaking basic Ojibwe sentences and paragraphs at fluent level so listener can understand speaking pattern context. Ability to write and read Ojibwe language proficiently. prereq: 2103 or instructor consent; credit will not be granted if already received for 2204.
FR 2301 - Advanced French (LE CAT3, LEIP CAT03, COMM & LAN)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Development of French literacy within a culturally authentic contemporary context. Emphasis on practical writing and formal oral and aural communication skills; vocabulary building; enhancement of reading skills; review of key grammar. Taught in French. prereq: 5 years high school french or 1202 or instructor consent
GER 2301 - Advanced German (LE CAT3, LEIP CAT03, COMM & LAN)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Development of German literacy within a culturally authentic contemporary context. Emphasis on practical writing and formal oral and aural communication skills; vocabulary building; enhancement of reading skills; review of key grammar. Taught in German. prereq: 5 years high school german or 1202 or instructor consent
RUSS 1210 - Intermediate Russian Language and Culture (Abroad) (COMM & LAN)
Credits: 8.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Summer Even Year
This five week program/course improves students' proficiency in Russian, while providing cultural and historical understanding of Russian society. All language skills are practiced and improved, beginning at the intermediate level. This course takes place in St. Petersburg, Russia, where students apply their language skills by learning about the history of the city, as well as aspects of contemporary Russian culture and politics. This course is composed of in-class instruction, seminars, discussions, field trips, and small group project. Taught in Russian. prereq: 1102 and consent from the UMD International Education Office
SPAN 2301 - Advanced Spanish (LE CAT3, LEIP CAT03, COMM & LAN)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Development of Spanish literacy within a culturally authentic contemporary context. Emphasis on practical writing and formal oral and aural communication skills; vocabulary building; enhancement of reading skills; review of key grammar. Taught in Spanish. prereq: 5 yrs high school Span or 1202 or instructor consent
AMIN 1103 - Beginning Ojibwe I (LE CAT3, LECD CAT03, COMM & LAN)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Speaking and comprehension of basic Ojibwe speech patterns. Development of rudimentary reading knowledge.
AMIN 1104 - Beginning Ojibwe II (LE CAT3, LECD CAT03, COMM & LAN)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Speaking and comprehension of basic Ojibwe speech patterns. Development of rudimentary reading knowledge. prereq: 1103 or instructor consent
CHIN 1101 - Beginning Chinese I: A Practical Introduction to Everyday Mandarin Chinese (LE CAT3, LEIP CAT03, COMM & LAN)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to Mandarin Chinese for students with little or no prior study. Emphasis will be on expressions for daily living with appropriate grammar and vocabulary. Writing in the phonetic pin yin system will be introduced as will high frequency characters. prereq: Little or no prior formal study of this language or instructor consent
CHIN 1102 - Beginning Chinese II: A Practical Introduction to Everyday Mandarin Chinese (LE CAT3, LEIP CAT03, COMM & LAN)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to Mandarin Chinese for students with little prior study. Emphasis will be on expressions for daily living with appropriate grammar and vocabulary. Writing in the phonetic pin yin system will be introduced as will high frequency characters. prereq: 1101
FR 1101 - Beginning French I (LE CAT3, COMM & LAN)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Conversation and communicative course for students with little or no previous study of French. Emphasis on oral and aural skills; some grammar. Taught in French and English. prereq: Little or no prior formal study of this language, or instructor consent
FR 1102 - Beginning French II (LE CAT3, COMM & LAN)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Conversation and communicative course for students with limited previous study of French. Emphasis on oral and aural skills; some grammar. Taught in French and English. prereq: 1-2 yrs high school French or 1101 or instructor consent
GER 1101 - Beginning German I (LE CAT3, COMM & LAN)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Conversation and communicative course for students with little or no previous study of German. Emphasis on oral and aural skills; some grammar. Taught in German and English. prereq: Little or no prior formal study of this language, or instructor consent
GER 1102 - Beginning German II (LE CAT3, COMM & LAN)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Conversation and communicative course for students with limited previous study of German. Emphasis on oral and aural skills; some grammar. Taught in German and English. prereq: 1-2 years high school german or 1101 or instructor consent
RUSS 1101 - Beginning Russian I (LE CAT3, COMM & LAN)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01994
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Grammar, reading, and conversation for students with no previous knowledge of Russian. prereq: Little or no prior formal study of this language, or instructor consent
RUSS 1102 - Beginning Russian II (LE CAT3, COMM & LAN)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01994 - RUSS 1110/RUSS 1101, RUSS 1102
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Grammar, reading, and conversation. prereq: 1101 or equiv or instructor consent
SPAN 1101 - Beginning Spanish I (LE CAT3, COMM & LAN)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Conversation and communicative course for students with little or no previous study of Spanish. Emphasis on oral and aural skills; some grammar. Taught primarily in Spanish, with some English. prereq: Little or no prior formal study of this language, or instructor consent
SPAN 1102 - Beginning Spanish II (LE CAT3, COMM & LAN)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Conversation and communicative course for students with limited previous study of Spanish. Emphasis on oral and aural skills; some grammar. Taught primarily in Spanish, with some English. prereq: 1-2 yrs high school Span or 1101 or instructor consent