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2015 – 2016 IHU Courses

NOTE: Introduction to an Honors University (IHU) Seminars are open to all students during their first year at UMBC.

Fall 2015 | Spring 2016

Fall 2015

AFST100Y:
Introduction to the Black Experience

(AH) GEP, (AH) GFR
Lecture: TuTh 10:00am – 11:15am / Sherman Hall 011
Discussion: Fr 9:00AM – 9:50AM / Math & Psychology 010
Tammy Henderson

Understanding the black experience in the African diaspora. A survey of historical and sociocultural ties that link people of African descent worldwide. African roots in world civilizations are discussed. This course is an introductory course for majors and non-majors.


AGNG 100Y:
So You Say You Want a Revolution: How Boomers are Revolutionizing Aging

(SS) GEP, (SS) GFR
Lecture: TuTh 11:30AM – 12:45AM | Information Technology 104
Discussion: Tu 2:30PM – 3:30PM | Information Technology 104
Galina Madjaroff

Baby Boomers, who revolutionized youth, are now aging. This course uses multiple media to examine Boomers’ historical, cultural, and socioeconomic experiences to see why Boomers will challenge stereotypes about aging. Implications of this demographic wave for the creation of a new social and entrepreneurial landscape are discussed. Students will apply this multidimensional analysis to past and future cohorts to understand the revolutionary nature of why aging is not what it used to be, and what this means to each of us.


AGNG 200Y:
Aging People, Policy and Management

(SS) GEP, (SS) GFR (WI)
Lecture: Th 11:30AM – 12:45PM | Information Technology 104
Discussion: We 4:00PM – 5:15PM | Engineering 027
Galina Madjaroff

Based in the life-course perspective, this course blends academic analysis of human aging in social context with more experiential learning, including exposure to literature on older adults, awareness exercises about aging in the news and talking with older adults in and out of class to debunk common myths and stereotypes regarding aging and older adults. Academic content is broadly social, in terms of understanding family and community contexts of aging, the individual experience of aging including productivity, spirituality and typical engagement, normal changes and diseases common in physical and psychological health,and a focus on how society views aging. Finally, students will be encouraged to identify themselves as aging individuals, on a trajectory toward later life.


AMST 100Y:
Introduction to American Studies

(AH) GEP, (AH) GFR
Lecture: TuTh 1:00PM – 2:15AM | Janet & Walter Sondheim 206
Michelle Stefano
Discussion: Fr 1:00PM – 2:15AM | Math & Psychology 010
Staff

A broad introduction to the study of American culture, past and present. The course focuses upon primary ideas that have been most influential in the development of American culture and their expression in various forms, written and visual. Special emphasis is placed upon tensions between the individual and society and upon the relationship of culture to subcultures.


ANTH 211Y:
Cultural Anthropology

(AH) GEP, (AH) GFR, (Department Consent Required)
Lecture: TuTh 10:00AM – 11:15AM | Math & Psychology 106
Jana Rehak
Discussion: Fr 1:00PM – 2:15PM | Math & Psychology 105
TBA
or
Lecture: MoWe 1:00PM – 2:15PM | Math & Psychology 103
Sarah Chard
Discussion: Fr 1:00PM – 2:15PM | Physics 107
TBA

An introduction to the central concepts and issues in cultural anthropology. The course employs a worldwide comparative perspective that examines topics such as: the concept of culture, cultural-ecological systems and family organization; magic, religion and witchcraft; socialization, personality and mental illness; conflict resolution and warfare.


EHS 200Y:
Concepts of Emergency Health Services

(SS) GEP (Department Consent Required)
Lecture: TuTh 2:30PM – 3:45PM | Sherman Hall 003
Diane Flint
Discussion: We 1:00PM – 2:15PM | Sherman Hall 210
David Clurman, Diane Flint

This is a survey course that provides an overview of the operation of emergency health service systems. The history of EMS, the interface of public and private organizations, and review of the various personnel who constitute these systems are examined in relation to their impact on the health care delivery system.


ENES 101Y:
Introduction to Engineering

Lecture: MoFr 9:00AM – 9:50AM | Public Policy 105
Anne Spense, E LaBerge
Discussion: Tu 8:00AM – 9:50AM | Information Technology 238
Anne Spense, E LaBerge
or
Discussion: We 11:00AM – 11:50AM | TBA
Joshua Abrams

Introduction to engineering that covers dimensional analysis, data analysis, professional practice, and an introduction to engineering subjects such as statics, heat transfer, and linear circuits. Students must work in teams on a design project, which includes design, construction, evaluation, testing, modeling and presentation. Course includes an introduction to computer programming in MATLAB and basic skills in Computer Aided Design (CAD).


ENGL 100Y:
Composition

Lecture: TuTh 2:30PM – 3:45PM | Performing Arts and Humanities Building 317
Elaine MacDougall
Lab: Fr 1:00PM – 2:15PM | Meyerhoff Chemistry 256
Staff
or
Lecture: TuTh 10:00AM – 11:15AM | Performing Arts and Humanities Building 317
Elaine MacDougall
Lab: Fr 1:00PM – 2:15PM | Engineering 022
Staff
or
Lecture: TuTh 2:30AM – 3:45PM | Performing Arts and Humanities Building 314
Mitzi Mabe
Lab:Fr 1:00PM – 2:15PM | Performing Arts and Humanities Building 108
Staff
or
Lecture: TuTh 10:00AM – 11:15PM | Performing Arts and Humanities Building 318
Mitzi Mabe
Lab: Fr 1:00PM – 2:15PM | Performing Arts and Humanities Building 107
Staff

A course in critical thinking, reading, and composing, with an emphasis on integrating academic research and documentation. Students read and produce work for a variety of purposes and audiences, focusing on strategies for researching, organizing, drafting, sharing, and revising. To satisfy the composition general education requirement, this course must be taken within a student’s first 30 credit hours of enrollment at UMBC.


GES 120Y:
Environmental Sciences and Conservation

(SS) GEP, (SS) GFR
Lecture: TuTh 10:00AM – 11:15AM | Lecture Hall 1 101
Margaret Holland
Discussion: Fr 1:00PM – 2:15AM | Public Policy 203
Staff

An introduction to the interdisciplinary study of how the earth and the earth’s ecosystems work, how they are interconnected, and how humans utilize and impact natural resource systems. Environmental problems and solutions are examined and natural resource conservation strategies and policies are reviewed. Topics covered in the course include ecosystem processes, climate and climate change, biodiversity and endangered species, land degradation and deforestation, human population growth, agriculture, and water and soil resources.


HIST 111Y:
Western Civilization 1700 to the Present

(C) GEP, (C) GFR
(SS) GEP, (SS) GFR
Lecture: MoWeFr 9:00AM – 9:50AM | Janet & Walter Sondheim 101
strong>James Grubb
Discussion: We 10:00AM – 10:50AM | Administration 711
Staff

Students must enroll in HIST 111-01.

The Introduction to an Honors University (IHU) seminar is a one-credit course linked to a content course and is open to students in their firstyear at UMBC. The goals are to enhance academic success (writing, test taking, research, time management), reinforce learning in the content class, and learn about campus resources (Albin O. Kuhn library, Career Services, Shirver Center, Tutoring, Retriever Learning Center, etc.) through small group discussion and collaborative activities in and outside the classroom. Engaging with the many opportunities offered by the University and connecting with peers, faculty and staff is also a major focus of the course.

The additional seminar component associated with this course is designed for new students in their first year at UMBC.


MATH 106Y:
Algebra and Elementary Functions

Lecture: MoWeFr 11:00AM – 11:50AM | Janet & Walter Sondheim 101
Rajalakshm Baradwaj
Discussion: Fr 1:00PM – 1:50PM | Math & Psychology 102
Staff

An introduction to the basic techniques and functions of mathematics. This course is especially recommended for those students who need to brush up due to a shaky high school preparation or for those who haven’t had a mathematics course in several years. Topics include linear equations and inequalities; quadratic equations; polynomials; and rational functions and their inverses, including the exponential and the logarithm.


SCI 100Y: Water: An Interdisciplinary Study (MS)

(SS) GEP, (SS) GFR
Lecture: We 1:00PM – 2:15PM | Physics 101
Lab: Fr 1:00PM – 2:50PM | Physics 111
Discussion: Mo 1:00PM – 2:50PM | Physics 111
Susan Schreier

An interdisciplinary lab science experience that integrates biology, chemistry, earth sciences and physics into a single, three-credit course with a unifying theme of water. Topics covered may include: Water Quality, Unique Physical and Chemical Properties of Water, Biological Importance of Water, Water in the Earth’s Environment, and Water and Policy. The course consists of a combination of lecture, discussion, laboratory exercises and fieldwork. Frequent access to a computer with an internet connection is a requirement in this course; students will be expected to participate online regularly. This course is intended for those students not majoring in the natural/physical sciences or engineering, and it satisfies the GFR and GEP graduation requirement for a laboratory-based science course.


SOCY 101Y:
Basic Concepts in Sociology

(SS) GEP, (SS) GFR
Discussion: Fr 1:00PM – 2:15PM | Physicsy 201
Staff
Lecture: TuTh 8:30AM – 9:45AM | Lecture Hall 1 101
Meryl Damasiewicz
or
Lecture: MoWe 4:00PM – 5:15PM | Administration 101
Brandy Wallace
Discussion: Fr 1:00PM – 2:15PM | Sherman Hall 011
Staff

An introduction to the concepts used in all advanced sociology courses: basic elements of social structure, including primary groups and organizations, culture and society, socialization, social stratification and social change.

 


Fall 2015 | Spring 2016

Spring 2016

AGNG 100Y – So You Say You Want a Revolution: How Boomers are Revolutionizing Aging
(SS) GEP, (SS) GFR
Lecture: TuTh 1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. | Information Technology 104
IHU Seminar: Tu 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. | Math & Psychology 012
Galina Madjaroff

Baby Boomers, who revolutionized youth, are now aging. This course uses multiple media to examine Boomers’ historical, cultural, and socioeconomic experiences to see why Boomers will challenge stereotypes about aging. Implications of this demographic wave for the creation of a new social and entrepreneurial landscape are discussed. Students will apply this multidimensional analysis to past and future cohorts to understand the revolutionary nature of why aging is not what it used to be, and what this means to each of us.


AGNG 200Y – Aging People, Policy and Management
(SS) GEP, (SS) GFR (WI)
Lecture: TuTh 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. | Sherman Hall 003
Galina Madjaroff
IHU Seminar: Tu 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Janet & Walter Sondheim 107
Holly Bielak

Based in the life-course perspective, this course blends academic analysis of human aging in social context with more experiential learning, including exposure to literature on older adults, awareness exercises about aging in the news and talking with older adults in and out of class to debunk common myths and stereotypes regarding aging and older adults. Academic content is broadly social, in terms of understanding family and community contexts of aging, the individual experience of aging including productivity, spirituality and typical engagement, normal changes and diseases common in physical and psychological health,and a focus on how society views aging. Finally, students will be encouraged to identify themselves as aging individuals, on a trajectory toward later life.


AMST 100Y – Introduction to American Studies
(AH) GEP, (AH) GFR
Lecture: MoWeFr 9 a.m. – 9:50 a.m. | Fine Arts 215
Kathy Bryan
IHU Seminar: Fr 1 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. | Fine Arts 018
Staff

A broad introduction to the study of American culture, past and present. The course focuses upon primary ideas that have been most influential in the development of American culture and their expression in various forms, written and visual. Special emphasis is placed upon tensions between the individual and society and upon the relationship of culture to subcultures.


ANTH 211Y – Cultural Anthropology
(AH) GEP, (AH) GFR, (Department Consent Required)
Lecture:Time: TBA | Location: TBA
Staff
IHU Seminar: Fr 1 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. | Math & Psychology 102
TBA
or
Lecture: MoWe 4 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. | Public Policy 206
Staff
Discussion: Fr 1 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. | Meyerhoff Chemistry 256
Staff

An introduction to the central concepts and issues in cultural anthropology. The course employs a worldwide comparative perspective that examines topics such as: the concept of culture, cultural-ecological systems and family organization; magic, religion and witchcraft; socialization, personality and mental illness; conflict resolution and warfare.


ECON 101Y – Principles of Microeconomics
(SS) GEP, (SS) GFR
Lecture: TuTh 8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. | Administration 101
Bing Ma
IHU Seminar: Fr 1 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. | Sherman Hall 207
Staff

Basic economic principles and their policy applications: value and price for the firm and industry in different competitive situations, public policy toward the firm, income distribution, elements of international economics and comparative economic systems.


HIST 111Y – Western Civilization 1700 to the Present
(C) GEP, (C) GFR
(SS) GEP, (SS) GFR
Lecture: MoWeFr 10 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. | Information Technology 102
James Grubb
IHU Seminar: We 10 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. | Information Technology 237
Jarrett Kealey
Students must enroll in HIST 111-01.

The Introduction to an Honors University (IHU) seminar is a one-credit course linked to a content course and is open to students in their firstyear at UMBC. The goals are to enhance academic success (writing, test taking, research, time management), reinforce learning in the content class, and learn about campus resources (Albin O. Kuhn library, Career Services, Shirver Center, Tutoring, Retriever Learning Center, etc.) through small group discussion and collaborative activities in and outside the classroom. Engaging with the many opportunities offered by the University and connecting with peers, faculty and staff is also a major focus of the course.


MATH 106Y – Algebra and Elementary Functions
Lecture: MoWeFr 1 p.m. – 1:50 p.m. | Janet & Walter Sondheim 101
Rajalakshm Baradwaj
IHU Seminar: Fr 11 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. | Math & Psychology 010
Staff

An introduction to the basic techniques and functions of mathematics. This course is especially recommended for those students who need to brush up due to a shaky high school preparation or for those who haven’t had a mathematics course in several years. Topics include linear equations and inequalities; quadratic equations; polynomials; and rational functions and their inverses, including the exponential and the logarithm.

SOCY 101Y – Basic Concepts in Sociology
(SS) GEP, (SS) GFR
Lecture: TuTh 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. | Information Technology 104
Nicole Cousin-Gossett
IHU Seminar: Fr 1 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. | Public Policy 208
Staff
or
Lecture: MoWe 2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. | Information Technology 104
Meryl Damasiewicz
IHU Seminar: Fr 1 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. | Performing Arts & Humani 123
Staff

An introduction to the concepts used in all advanced sociology courses: basic elements of social structure, including primary groups and organizations, culture and society, socialization, social stratification and social change.

Ask your advisor about taking one of these courses or for more Information, please contact:
Jill Randles
Assistant Vice Provost of Undergraduate Education
jrandles@umbc.edu | (410) 455-3715