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Fall 2018 | Spring 2019

Fall 2018

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

Lecture: Online
Galina Madjaroff
IHU Seminar: Tu 1 – 2 p.m. | Sherman Hall 013
Ciera Clay Valian, Domonique Pitts

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

Lecture: TuTh 11:30 – 12:45 p.m. | Lecture Hall I
Galina Madjaroff
IHU Seminar: Th 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. | Fine Arts 001
Kyle Bianchini

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

Lecture: MoWeFr 8 – 8:50 a.m. | Performing Arts & Humanities Building 108
Kathy Bryan
IHU Seminar: Fr 1 – 2:15 p.m. | Performing Arts & Humanities Building 124
Gina Hurney

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

Lecture: MoWeFr 11 – 11:50 a.m. | Sondheim 101
Nicholas Welcome
IHU Seminar: Fr 1 – 2:15 p.m. | Public Policy 203
Kelly Fanning, Nathan Fanning
Lecture: MoWeFr 10:00 – 10:50 a.m. | Sondheim 101
Nicholas Welcome
IHU Seminar: Fr 1 – 2:15 p.m. | Physics 107
Kristen Coffey

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.

COMP 101Y:
Computational Thinking and Design

Lecture: TuTh 1 – 2:15 p.m. | Engineering 231
Carolyn Seaman
IHU Seminar: Fr 1 – 2:15 p.m. | Engineering 231
Ivanna Abreu
Lecture: TuTh 2:30 – 3:45 p.m. | Engineering 231
Carolyn Seaman
IHU Seminar: Fr 1 – 2:15 p.m. | Information Technology 238
Christine Powers
Lecture: TuTh 4 – 5:15 p.m. | Information Technology 238
Carolyn Seaman
IHU Seminar: Fr 1 – 2:15 p.m. | Engineering 023
Elizabeth Hilinski

Broad survey of the power, challenges, and specialties of computing fields. Topics include algorithmic problem solving, the design and development of computing solutions , human-centered computing, graphics and games, data management and exploration, hardware and systems, intelligent solutions, and academic and professional skills. Assumes no prior experience with computing. Restricted to those declared or considering a computing major (BTA,IS, CMSC, and CMPE). Intended to be taken in the first or second semester.

ECON 101Y:
Principle of Microeconomics

Lecture: MoWe 1 – 2:15 p.m. | Location: Public Policy 105
Lisa Dickson
IHU Seminar: Fr 1 – 2:15 p.m. | Public Policy 208
Hunter Shelton

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 – 12:45 p.m. | Information Technology 102
Jaeyoung Yang, Jennifer Levy
IHU Seminar: We 1 – 2:15 p.m. | Sherman Hall 210
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

Lecture: MoFr 11 – 11:50 a.m. | Engineering 027
Christopher Hennigan, E LaBerge, Jamie Gurganus
IHU Seminar: Tu 8 – 9:50 a.m. | Information Technology 456
E LaBerge, Jamie Gurganus
IHU Seminar: We 11 – 11:50 a.m. | Fine Arts 015
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 11:30 – 12:45 p.m. | Performing Arts & Humanities 317
Kimberly Banks
IHU Seminar: Fr 1 – 2:15 p.m. | Performing Arts & Humanities 123
Thomas Waters
Lecture: TuTh 10 – 11:15 a.m. | Performing Arts & Humanities 317
Janet Gross
IHU Seminar: Fr 1 – 2:15 p.m. | Sondheim 105
Janet Gross
Lecture: TuTh 11:30 – 12:45 p.m. | Performing Arts & Humanities 318
Nicole Pekarske
IHU Seminar: Fr 1 – 2:15 p.m. | Meyerhoff Chemistry 256
Michael Canale
Lecture: TuTh 10 – 11:15 a.m. | Performing Arts & Humanities 318
Mitzi Mabe
IHU Seminar: Fr 1 – 2:15 p.m. | Math & Psychology 012
Jessica Williams, Tina Carter-Brown

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.

FYS 101Y:
It Came from the `80s: Political, Social, and Cultural Changes of the 1980’s

Lecture: MoWe 1 – 2:15 p.m. | Information Technology 239
Jeremy Spahr
This is a combined section class.

The 1980s saw the rise of modern conservatism with the election of Ronald Reagan, the end of the Cold War, and a vast expansion in consumer culture. All of these changes were reflected and influenced by the popular culture of the 1980s in film, television, and music. This course examines the political, social, and cultural changes of the 1980s, and the way these changes were portrayed and even shaped by the popular culture of the decade. Students will choose a historical event from the 1980s and examine how popular culture interpreted the event, often in contrast with the views and valuations of historians.

FYS 102Y:
Images of Madness

Lecture: Th 4:30 – 7 p.m. | Math & Psychology 102
Carolyn Tice
Discussion: Th 4 – 5:15 p.m. | Meyerhoff Chemistry 256
C Randles, Laila Shishineh

In contemporary society, virtually everyone goes to movie theaters or views feature films at home on videos, DVD’s or television. For many people, films, regardless of their accuracy, serve as a major source of information on social issues, including mental illness. This course reviews Academy Award winning films depicting mental illness to consider the influence of motion pictures on the public perception of social issues, policies, and services. Beginning with The Snake Pit (1948) through As Good as it Gets (1997), students analyze films using a historical framework and in conjunction with assigned readings that address cultural stereotypes, societal attitudes, and the public’s response toward people with mental illness.

FYS 107Y:
American Orientalism

Lecture: TuTh 10 – 12:15 p.m. | Sherman Hall 109
Autumn Reed
Discussion: Th 10 a.m.  –  11:15 a.m. | Sondheim 203
Tia Howard

This course will introduce students to the concept of Orientalism through the lens of the United States’s changing relationship with and representations of the Middle East since the late 19th century. Particular emphasis will be placed on the ways in which gender, sexuality, race, nation, class, and religion intersect in U.S. cultural productions of the Middle East. Throughout the semester, students will interact with a variety of cultural texts, including art, literature, film, and the news to identify and assess U.S. Orientalism.

GWST 100Y:
Introduction to Gender and Women’s Studies

(C) GEP, (C) GFR
Lecture: MoWe 2:30 – 3:45 p.m. | Fine Arts 427
Mejdulene Shomali
IHU Seminar: Mo 1 – 2:15 p.m. | Sherman Hall 110
Elizabeth Everhart

This course introduces students to the interdisciplinary field of gender and women’s studies, feminist scholarship, and feminist activism. We will examine the relationship between gender, power, and the production of feminist knowledge in a variety of fields, including psychology, sociology, literature, media studies and history. The course provides critical perspectives on the social construction of gender and sexuality, social inequalities based on gender and sexuality, and how those norms function interactively with categories of difference such as race, class, nation, ability and age.

HIST 111Y:
Western Civilization 1700 to the Present

(C) GEP, (C) GFR
Lecture: MoWeFr 9 – 9:50 a.m. | Physics 101
Mary Laurents
IHU Seminar: We 10 – 10:50 a.m. | Sherman Hall 006
Domonique Flowers
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

Lecture: MoWe 5:30 – 6:45 p.m. | Fine Arts 306
Jordan White
IHU Seminar: We 4 – 5:15 p.m. | Engineering 104
Victoria Skinner

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 – 8:50 a.m. | Sherman Hall 145
Rajalakshm Baradwaj
IHU Seminar: Fr 1 – 2:15 p.m. | Math & Psychology 104
Kristen Luther

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.

POLI 100Y:
American Government and Politics

Lecture: TuTh 10 – 11:15 a.m. | Public Policy 208
Ian Anson
IHU Seminar: Tu 4 – 5:15 p.m. | Fine Arts 526
Emma Sellers

An introduction to American national government and politics. An examination of the ideas, institutions and processes that define the American political system. Intended as a first course in political science for both majors and non-majors.

Please note: This four-credit course meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 am to 11:15 am AND on Tuesdays from 4:00 pm-5:15 pm. Introduction to an Honors University (IHU) Seminar is designed for first year students at UMBC. This course will focus on the academic expectations, skills, and behaviors needed to achieve success at an honors research university. Additionally, the course will provide you with resources to help you connect with the larger campus community and provide support to you throughout your UMBC experience. All sections of IHU are linked with an academic class – this particular section is linked to your POLI-100-01 class. While the three-credit POLI-100 course and the one-credit IHU seminar have different instructors and different content, the faculty and staff will work together as an academic team to connect the two courses at many points throughout the semester and will be in communication to identify ways to best support your academic success at UMBC.

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

Lecture: We 1 – 2:15 p.m. | Physics 101
Suzanne Braunschweig

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

Lecture: MoWe 2:30 – 3:45 p.m. | Physics 101
Brandy Wallace
IHU Seminar: Fr 1 – 2:15 p.m. | Physics 201
Deveraux Smith
Lecture: TuTh 2:30  –  3:45 p.m. | Administration 101
IHU Seminar: Fr 1 – 2:15 p.m. | Public Policy 206
Claire Eckenrode

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.

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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.

Updated 8/2/2018