Human Relations and Multicultural Education (HURL) Undergraduate Course Descriptions
HURL 102. Human Relations and Race [Goal 7] (Diversity/MGM)
Racial oppression using a framework that analyzes the interconnection of racism and other forms of oppression. Experiences of people of color and institutional racism in the United States. 3 Cr. F, S, SUM.
HURL 201. Non-Oppressive Relationships I [Goal 9] (Diversity/MGM)
Development of practical skills for eliminating racism, sexism, and other oppressive elements from personal, professional, and public life. 3 Cr. F, S, SUM.
HURL 206. Understanding Oppression (Diversity/MGM)
Consultants from oppressed groups will share expertise on various contemporary human relations issues (racism, sexism, disabilities, poverty, religious oppression, homophobia, etc.) 1 Cr. F, S, SUM.
HURL 303. Global Social and Environmental Justice [Goal 8, Goal 10]
Interconnections of global social and environmental justice through analyses of media, policies, activities, and cultural perspectives. Exploring individual and collective responsibilities for a just and sustainable future. 3 Cr. F, S.
Human Relations and Multicultural Education (HURL) Courses for Advanced Undergraduate and Graduate Students
HURL 402/502. Current Issues in Human Relations
Analysis of issues or problem areas in human relations. A specific topic will be selected each time the course is offered. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 credits. 1-3 Cr. DEMAND.
HURL 406/506. Sexual Assault Advocacy Training
Advocacy skills for sexual assault survivors including: understanding the impact of sexual assault on survivors, the social and cultural context in which sexual assault occurs, and the role the legal system, law enforcement, social services and medical services plays with survivors. Prereq.: 201 or 497. 3 Cr. F, SUM.
HURL 407/507. Indians and Contemporary Human Rights Issues
Social, political, and economic status of American Indians. Prereq.: 201 or 497. 3 Cr. SUM.
HURL 408/508. Global Human Relations
A global analysis of racism, sexism, heterosexism, class issues, and the interrelationships of global social justice issues. Prereq.: 201 or 497. 3 Cr. DEMAND.
HURL 411/511. Heterosexism
Institutionalized heterosexism and homophobia and the impact on Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transgender-Queer people. Prereq.: 201 or 497. 3 Cr. DEMAND.
HURL 412/512. Disability Rights
Disability rights from the perspective of disability activists, examined within an oppression framework that analyzes the parallels and differences between ableism and other forms of oppression. Explores historical and contemporary movements for accessibility and empowerment. Prereq.: 201 or 497. 3 Cr. DEMAND.
HURL 413/513. Diversity in the Workplace
Institutional policies and personal practices pertaining to harassment and discrimination in the workplace based on gender, race, national, origin, religion, disability, sexual orientation and class. Prereq.: 201 or 497. 3 Cr. DEMAND.
HURL 415/515. Sociology/Human Relations of Science
Critical examination of science in maintaining or challenging racism, sexism, ageism, ableism, xenophobia, heterosexism and class oppression within a global context. Prereq.: 201 or 497. 2 Cr. F.
HURL 416/516. Critical Analysis of Media
A critical examination of commercial mass media and alternative media in a global context; the ways media reinforce or challenge dominant or non-dominant paradigms and construct public consciousness particularly as it relates to class, gender, race and disability; and media investigation skills basic to democracy. Prereq.: 201 or 497. 3 Cr. S.
HURL 417/517. Global Issues in Gender
Gender issues in a global context. Gender examined from a global oppression framework that analyzes sexism, racism, classism, heterosexism and xenophobia. How these systems of oppression operate in United States as compared to other countries. 2 Cr. S.
HURL 418/518. Xenophobia
Xenophobic attitudes, practices, and their impact on human rights. U.S. interventions and issues of torture, terrorism and related war crimes. Prereq.: 201 or 497. 3 Cr. DEMAND.
HURL 419/519. Genocide and Oppression
Genocidal events across time, race, technology, place, politics, legal structures, property and religion. Predictors and patterns of past and present genocidal events. 3 Cr. DEMAND.
HURL 420/520. Human and Animal Relations/Rights
Human perceptions, values, and treatment of animals and the consequences for humans, animals, and the environment in a global context. Prereq.: 201 or 497. 3 Cr. DEMAND.
HURL 450/550. Theory and Practice
Advanced theories of peace, social and environmental justice, and skill development for responsible national and global action. Prereq.: 301. 3 Cr. F, S.
HURL 491/591. Change Agent Skills
Study of the theories of social empowerment and the development of practical skills for producing institutional and personal change. Prereq.: 201 or 497. 3 Cr. F, S, SUM.
HURL 492/592. Practicum in Social Empowerment
Experiential practicum. Application of theory and research to constructive institutional and social change. 1-3 Cr. F, S, SUM.
HURL 497/597. Human Relations for Teachers I (MGM)
Analysis of individual and institutional racism, sexism, and other forms of oppression in the school environment. A social reconstructionist model of education. 3 Cr. F, S, SUM.
HURL 498/598. Human Relations for Teachers II (MGM)
Implications of racism, sexism, heterosexism, immigration issues, disability status, classism and other forms of oppression in the school setting. Coreq.: 497-597. 1 Cr. F, S, SUM.