Human Relations and Multicultural Education (HURL) Graduate Course Descriptions
HURL 502. Current Issues in Human Relations.
Focus on a problem area or issue in Human Relations. May be repeated to a maximum of six credits. 1-3 credits DEMAND.
HURL 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. 3 credits SUM.
HURL 507. Indians and Contemporary Human Rights Issues.
Analysis of the factors that lead to the current social, political, and economic status of American Indians. Prereq.: 201 or 497. 3 credits SUM.
HURL 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 credits DEMAND.
HURL 511. Heterosexism.
Study of institutionalized heterosexism and homophobia and the impact on LGBTQ people. Prereq.: 201 or 497. 3 credits DEMAND.
HURL 512. Disability Rights.
Disability rights from the perspective of disability activists, examined within an oppression framework that which analyzes the parallels and differences between abelism and other forms of oppression. Explores historical and contemporary movements for accessibility and empowerment. Prereq.: 201 or 497. 3 credits DEMAND.
HURL 513. Diversity in the Workplace.
Examination of 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. Knowledge and skills to enhance a constructive work environment for respect and equality. Prereq.: 201 or 497. 3 credits DEMAND.
HURL 515. 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. 2 credits F.
HURL 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 its relates to class, gender, race and disability; and media investigation skills basic to democracy. 3 credits S.
HURL 517. Global Issues and Gender.
Study of gender issues in a global context. Gender will be examined from a global oppression framework that analyzes sexism, racism, classism, heterosexism and xenophobia. How these systems of oppression operate in U.S. as compared to other countries will examined. 2 credits S.
HURL 518. Xenophobia.
Study of xenophobic attitudes and practices and their impact on human rights in other countries. Examination of U.S. interventions and issues of torture, terrorism and related war crimes. Prereq.: 201 or 497. 3 credits DEMAND.
HURL 520. Human and Animal Relations/Rights.
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 credits DEMAND.
HURL 550. Theory and Practice.
Advanced theories for peace, social and environmental justice, and for skill development towards responsible national and global action. Prereq.: 301. 3 credits F, S.
HURL 591. Change Agent Skills.
Study of the theories of social empowerment and the development of practical skills for producing institutional and personal change. 3 credits F, S, SUM.
HURL 592. Practicum in Social Change.
Experiential practicum: application of theory and research to constructive institutional and social change. 1-3 credits F, S, SUM.
HURL 597. Human Relations for Teachers I.
Defines, recognizes, and analyzes individual and institutional racism, sexism, and other forms of oppression in the school environment. Students become familiar with a social reconstructionist model of education. 3 credits F, S, SUM.
HURL 598. Human Relations for Teachers II.
Consultants will speak on the implications for teachers of oppression in the school setting. They will focus on racism, sexism, heterosexism, immigration issues, disability status, classism and other forms of oppression. Coreq.: 497/597. 1 credit F, S, SUM.
Human Relations and Multicultural Education (HURL) Courses for Graduate Students Only
HURL 620. Research Methods in HURL.
This course exposes students to an overview of the research process and its place in the social environment. This overview includes a critical examination of the philosophical foundations of the scientific process, specifically from the perspective of oppressed social groups. Students will learn research designs and techniques appropriate to field settings and useful for social groups not represented in the research process. Research literature focusing on minorities, women, and other social groups will be critically examined for underlying assumptions. 2 credits DEMAND.
HURL 622. Professional Writing and Reporting in HURL.
This course provides students with information and experiences that will enable them to write proposals for grants and contracts, research and technical reports, academic research proposals, and other professional documents in the areas of human relations and social equity. Prereq.: 620, 621. 2 credits DEMAND.
HURL 630. Topics in Social Responsibility.
Selected topics and issues in the study and practice of social responsibility. Specific titles to be listed in class schedule. May be repeated under different topics to a maximum of six credits. 1-3 credits DEMAND.
HURL 680. Internship in Human Relations.
Supervised experiences with selected agency school, organization, etc. , that has a primary goal to facilitate the improvement of human relationships between individuals and groups. 2-8 credits DEMAND.
HURL 681. Teaching Social Justice.
This seminar will focus upon various techniques for facilitating human relations education. It will be sub-divided into two main components: (1) facilitating group leadership, techniques in intergroup, interracial and non-sexist communications; and (2) instructional techniques in the study of human relations issues. 3 credits SUM.
HURL 682. Advanced Theory and Issues in Human Relations.
Advanced study of current human relations theories and application of these theories in various settings and in regard to various human relations issues. 3 credits F.
HURL 699. Thesis.
1-6 credits F, S, SUM.