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IHU Courses

Fall 2017 | Spring 2018
AGNG 100Y:
So You Say You Want a Revolution: How Boomers are Revolutionizing Aging

(SS) GEP, (SS) GFR
Lecture: TBA
Galina Madjaroff
IHU Seminar: Tu 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. | Fine Arts 108
Christine Powers

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 1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. | Information Technology 104
Galina Madjaroff
IHU Seminar: Th 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. | Sondheim 112
William Archer

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 8:00 a.m. – 8:50 a.m. | Performing Arts & Humanities Building 107
Kathy Bryan
IHU Seminar: Fr 1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. | Fine Arts 001
Paulomi Dholakia

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
Lecture: MoWeFr 11:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. | Sondheim 101
Staff
IHU Seminar: Fr 1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. | Public Policy 203
Staff
or
Lecture: MoWeFr 10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. | Sondheim 103
Staff
IHU Seminar: Fr 1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. | Physics 107
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.


ECON 101Y:
Principle of Microeconomics

(SS) GEP, (SS) GFR
Lecture: MoWe 1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. | Location: Public Policy 105
Lisa Dickson
IHU Seminar: Fr 1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. | Math & Psychology 102
William Klotz

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.


EHS 200Y:
Concepts of Emergency Health Services

(SS) GEP Department Consent Required
Lecture: TuTh 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. | Information Technology 102
Jaeyoung Yang, Jennifer Levy
IHU Seminar: We 1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. | Fine Arts 526
David Clurman, Jaeyoung Yang

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

(SS) GEP, (SS) GFR
Lecture: MoFr 11:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. | Engineering 027
Charles LaBerge
IHU Seminar: Tu 8:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m. | Information Technology 238
Anne Spence, Charles LaBerge
or
IHU Seminar: We 11:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. | Sondheim 209
Emily Abrams-Stephens

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:
English Composition

(English Composition) GEP, GFR
Lecture: TuTh 2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. | Performing Arts & Humanities 318
Elaine MacDougall
IHU Seminar: Fr 1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. | Engineering 122A
Staff
or
Lecture: TuTh 10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. | Performing Arts & Humanities 318
Elaine MacDougall
IHU Seminar: Fr 1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. | Engineering 333
Staff
or
Lecture: TuTh 2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. | Performing Arts & Humanities 317
Mitzi Mabe
IHU Seminar: Fr 1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. | Engineering 336
Staff
or
Lecture: TuTh 10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. | Performing Arts & Humanities 317
Mitzi Mabe
IHU Seminar: Fr 1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. | Engineering 122
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.


HIST 111Y:
Western Civilization 1700 to the Present

(C) GEP, (C) GFR
(SS) GEP, (SS) GFR
Lecture: MoWeFr 9:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m. | Physics 101
James Grubb
IHU Seminar: We 10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. | Sherman Hall 207
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 first year 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 104Y:
Quantitative Literacy

(M) GEP
Lecture: MoWe 5:30 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. | Fine Arts 306
Jordan White
IHU Seminar: We 4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. | Math & Psychology 102
Staff

Math 104 focuses on algebraic and numeric skills in a context of applications and problem-solving to prepare students for Introduction to Statistics (Stat 121) or Contemporary Mathematics (Math 100). Topics include quantitative relationships, algebraic reasoning, functional reasoning, probabilistic and statistical reasoning, and incorporate quantitative communication skills and technology.


MATH 106Y:
Algebra and Elementary Functions

Lecture: MoWeFr 8:00 a.m. – 8:50 a.m. | TBA
Rajalakshm Baradwaj
IHU Seminar: Fr 1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. | TBA
Staff

Math 106 is 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.

Note: You must have scored a 2 or 3 on the LRC/PLC MATH placement exam or have completed LRC 99 with a grade of ‘C’ or better to enroll in this course.


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

(M) GEP
Lecture: We 1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. | Physics 101
Suzanne Braunschweig

Lab: Fr 1:00 p.m. – 2:50 p.m. | Physics 111
Suzanne Braunschweig
IHU Seminar: Mo 1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. | Physics 111
John Fritz, Suzanne Braunschweig

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
Lecture: MoWe 2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. | Physics 101
Bryan Ellis
IHU Seminar: Fr 1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. | Public Policy 208
Staff
or
Lecture: TuTh 2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. | Administration 101
Nicole Cousin-Gossett
IHU Seminar: Fr 1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. | Public Policy 105
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.


Looking for more courses? Check these out.
FYS 101Y: First Year Seminars

meets Arts and Humanities (AH) requirements


FYS 102Y: First Year Seminars

meets Social Sciences (SS) requirements


FYS 107Y: First Year Seminars

meets Arts and Humanities and Culture (AH/C) requirements.


Spring 2018

Courses to be announced later.

Updated 6/14/2017