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Aug 25 iconBook Discussion will be held for all New Students

August 25, 2014
3:00 - 4:15 p.m.
See your Welcome Week Leaders for locations.

Sept 23 iconMeet the author of our NSBE selection

September 23, 2014
UC Ballroom
7:00 p.m.
Join us and meet the author, Sonia Nazario for a open discussion and book signing afterwards. Bring your book!

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New Student Book Experience
Book Discussion

Enrique's Journey by Sonia Nazario
August 25, 2014
3:00 - 4:15 p.m.
See your Welcome Week Leaders for locations.
Info on NSBE 2014 can be found here...





Intro to the Black Experience

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

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.



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Enriques Journey

New Students: Have you bought your copy of "Enrique's Journey by Sonia Nazario?"

All new students are expected to read this book in preparation for discussions held during Welcome Week and the author's visit in September.

Enrique's Journey by Pulitzer Prize winning author Sonia Nazario is our 2014-2015 selection. Enrique’s Journey recounts the unforgettable quest of a Honduran boy looking for his mother, eleven years after she is forced to leave her starving family to find work in the United States. Braving unimaginable peril, often clinging to the sides and tops of freight trains, Enrique travels through hostile worlds full of thugs, bandits, and corrupt cops. But he pushes forward, relying on his wit, courage, hope, and the kindness of strangers.




Considered adding a First-Year Seminar?

New students, first-years and transfers, interested in making a smooth transition to the University should consider adding a First-Year Seminar (FYS) or a course with the "Introduction to a Honors University" seminar connected to it to their fall schedule. FYS courses are listed in the schedule of classes, and a list of courses with the IHU can be found at:

IHU Schedule


Transfer students should also check out our TRS 201 seminars. These courses are specifically designed to support new transfer students in their transition to UMBC and assist in preparing students for the work expected in 300- and 400-level courses.

Undergraduate Research TabWorkshops are available for the opportunistic student who wants to succeed in undergraduate research. Now is the time! Carpe Diem!