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Introduction to an Honors University (IHU) Seminar
2014 - 2015

Fall 2014 | Spring 2015 (TBA)

Fall 2014

AFST100Y: Introduction to the Black Experience

(AH) GEP, (AH) GFR
Lecture: Th 4:00pm - 5:15pm / Meyerhoff Chemistry 272
Discussion:  TuTh 10:00am - 11:15am / Lecture Hall 1
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 10:00am - 11:15pm / Information Technology 104
Discussion: Tu 11:30am - 12:30pm / TBA
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 1:00pm - 2:15pm / Sherman Hall 003

Galina Madjaroff
Discussion: We 4:00pm - 5:15pm / Meyerhoff Chemistry 272
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 8:30AM - 9:45AM / Information Technology 231

Kathy Bryan

Discussion: Tu 4:00PM - 5:15PM / Performing Arts & Humanities Building 124
TBA

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 / Fine Arts 215

Jana Rehak

Discussion: Fr 1:00PM - 2:15PM / Math & Psychology 102
Staff

or

Lecture: MoWe 2:30PM -3:45PM / Biological Sciences 120

Margaret Knisley

Discussion: Fr 1:00PM - 2:15PM / Sherman Hall 007
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 10:00AM - 11:15AM / Math & Psychology 010

Discussion: Fr 1:00PM - 2:15PM / TBA
David Mitch

or

Lecture: TuTh 11:30AM - 12:45PM / Math & Psychology 008

Discussion: Fr 1:00PM - 2:15PM / TBA
David Mitch

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
Lecture: TuTh 2:30PM - 3:45PM / Sherman Hall 003
Diane Flint
Discussion: We 1:00PM - 2:15PM / Sherman Hall 011
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 11:00AM - 11:50AM / Engineering 027
Anne Spence, E LaBerge
Discussion: Tu 8:00AM - 9:50AM / Information Technology 238
We 11:00AM - 11:50AM / Information Technology 237
Anne Spence, E LaBerge, Emily Abrams-Stephens, Joshua Abrams



ENGL 100Y: Composition
Lecture: TuTh 2:30PM - 3:45PM / Performing Arts & Humanities Building 314
Discussion: Fr 1:00PM - 2:15PM / Meyerhoff Chemistry 256
Mitzi Mabe
or
Lecture: TuTh 10:00AM - 11:15AM / Performing Arts &Humanities Building 314
Discussion: Fr 1:00PM - 2:15PM / Math & Psychology 105
Mitzi Mabe
or
Lecture:
TuTh 2:30PM - 3:45PM / Performing Arts & Humanities Building 318
Discussion: Fr 1:00PM - 2:15PM / Sherman Hall 207
April Walters
or
Lecture: TuTh 10:00AM - 11:15AM / Performing Arts & Humanities Building 317
Discussion: Fr 1:00PM - 2:15PM / Physics 107
April Walters
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 Science and Conservation
(SS) GEP, (SS) GFR
Lecture: TuTh 11:30AM - 12:45PM / Engineering 027

Discussion: Fr 1:00PM - 2:15PM / Performing Arts & Humanities Building 123
Margaret Holland

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, (SS) GEP, (SS) GFR, (C) GFR
Lecture: MoWeFr 9:00AM - 9:50AM / Biological Sciences 120

James Grubb
Discussion: We 10:00AM – 10:50PM / Administration 711
Staff

A survey of Western Civilization from the Enlightenment through to the present day. This course will cover the main political, economic, cultural, and social features and developments of the West in the modern era. Major topics will include Absolutism, the Enlightenment, the political revolutions of the eighteenth century, the Industrial Revolution, imperialism, nationalism, fascism, socialism, the World Wars, the Cold War, and globalization.



HIST 103Y: East-Asian Civilization
(SS) GEP, (SS) GFR
Lecture: MoWeFr 10:00AM - 10:50AM / Information Technology 104

Julie Oakes

Discussion: We 11:30AM - 11:50AM / Administration 711
Staff

A history of traditional society in East Asia, focusing on China and Japan, but touching also on Korea and Vietnam. This course will introduce the principal elements of East Asian civilization before the intrusion of the West in the 19th century. It also will provide an essential historical perspective to developments in contemporary East Asia.



IS 101Y: Introduction to Computer Based Systems
Lecture: TuTh 1:00PM - 2:15PM / TBA
Asim Ozok
Discussion: Th 2:30PM - 3:30PM / Information Technology 459
Asim Ozok, Barbara Morris
Lecture: TuTh 1:00PM - 2:15PM / Engineering 231
Carolyn Seaman
Discussion: Fr 1:00PM - 1:50PM / Engineering 231
Susan Martin
An overview of computer information systems. This survey course introduces computer hardware, software, procedures, systems and human resources, and it explores their integration and application in business and other segments of society. The fundamentals of computer problem-solving and programming in a higher-level programming language are discussed and demonstrated.



MATH 106Y: Algebra and Elementary Functions
Lecture: TuTh 1:00PM - 1:50PM / Biological Sciences 120
Rajalakshm Baradwaj
Lecture: Th 4:00PM - 5:15PM / Performing Arts & Humanities Building 124
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
Discussion: Fr 1:00PM - 2:50PM / Physics 111
Suzanne Braunschweig
or
Lecture: Mo 1:00PM - 2:15PM / Physics 111

Suzanne Braunschweig
Discussion: Fr 1:00PM - 2:15PM / Physics 101
Susan Schreier

or
Lecture: Fr 10:00AM - 11:50AM / Physics 111
Discussion: Mo 10:00AM - 11:15AM / 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
Lecture: Fr 1:00PM - 2:15PM / Math & Psychology 008

Staff
Discussion: TuTh 11:30AM - 12:45PM / Lecture Hall 1 101
Meryl Damasiewicz
or
Lecture: TuTh 2:30PM - 3:45PM / Engineering 027

Meryl Damasiewicz
Discussion: Fr 1:00PM - 2:15PM / Math & Psychology 010
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