College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Hmong (HMG)

HMG 101   Introduction to Hmong Studies2 credits

Through a combination of lectures, reading and research, students will gain a better understanding of the Hmong community and the area of Hmong studies through the work of Hmong scholars and researchers from around the world.

HMG 110   Introduction to Hmong History4 credits

This course will examine the rich history of the Hmong people in China, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam and America and the various roles that the Hmong have had on these nations. The class will also look at the various challenges and opportunities that the Hmong faced in these countries.

HMG 201   Hmong Culture and Society4 credits

Through a combination of lectures and field work experiences, students will gain a better understand of the Hmong community here and throughout the world as they deal with changes relating to globalization and acculturation.

HMG 202   Hmong Literature and Art4 credits

In this course, students will explore the various literatures (folk as well as modern) and art forms that have been in use by the Hmong for over 4,000 years. A combination of field experiences/observations, and readings as well class discussion will be used.

HMG 255   People and Culture of China4 credits

China, known for its ancient culture, increasing modernization and breathtaking beauty, provides a rich setting for interdisciplinary learning. This course is designed to introduce students to the people and culture of China. Students will learn about the Chinese language, literature, history, religion, economics, politics, education, arts and other aspects of Chinese culture. Students will receive an orientation and become acquainted with the course objectives prior to the course. Classroom instruction and cultural appreciation will be integrated with a cultural tour of Beijing, Xi'an , and other major Chinese cities and sites. Visits to the great wall of china, the temple of heaven, the summer palace, Tiananmen Square, the forbidden city, and the Lama Temple. Excursions will be made to local markets, a Chinese cooking class, a river cruise, a site visit to a Chinese school, the Terracotta Warriors, and a Hmong village. Particular attention is given to the Hmong experience in two comparative contexts: China, and the United States.

HMG 301   Hmong Cosmology and Belief4 credits

This class will explore all the aspects of Hmong beliefs and the different forms of religions that are practiced by the Hmong throughout the world. Students will learn from books/assigned readings, lectures, class interaction and field work/observation.

HMG 327   Reading and Writing for Hmong2 credits

Students enrolled in the class will gain general understanding of the origin of the Hmong language and also be able to read and write basic Hmong.

HMG 328   Reading and Writing for Hmong-Intermediate2 credits

With regular interactive group activities, students will enhance their Hmong through a series of reading and writing Hmong short stories, poems, proverbs as well as key activities surrounding family and social events.

HMG 488   Independent Study1-4 credits