IHU Courses

First-Year Experience

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Fall 2022

Section: 01-LEC (3674)
Lecture: Th 11:30 – 12:45 p.m. | Janet & Walter Sondheim Rm. 101
Instruction Mode: Hybrid
Meeting Dates: 08/31/2022 – 12/13/2022
Instructor: Nicholas Welcome

Section: 02-DIS (3575)
Lecture: Fr 1 – 2:15 p.m. | Performing Arts & Humanity Building Rm. 123
Instruction Mode: In Person
Meeting Dates: 08/31/2022 – 12/13/2022
Instructor: Josh Abrams

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Section: 03-LEC (3676)
Lecture: MoWe 4 – 5:15 p.m. | Janet & Walter Sondheim Rm. 409
Instruction Mode: In Person
Meeting Dates: 08/31/2022 – 12/13/2022
Instructor: Camee Maddox-Wingfield

Section: 04-DIS (3677)
Lecture: Fr 1 – 2:15 p.m. | Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Rm. 301
Instruction Mode: In Person
Meeting Dates: 08/31/2022 – 12/13/2022
Instructor: Kaitlin Smith

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.

Notes: The IHU Seminar discussion section will be meeting in-person. Classes will be held on UMBC’s main campus. Sections that are designated as “Y” sections have the Introduction to an Honors University Seminar attached to them and are specifically designed for students in their first year at UMBC. For permission for ANTH 211Y contact Jill Randles at jrandles@umbc.edu

Section: 01-LEC (2128)
Lecture: Tu Th 10 – 11:15 a.m. | Engineering 231
Instruction Mode: In Person
Meeting Dates: 08/31/2022 – 12/13/2022
Instructor: Mark Berczynski

Section: 02-DIS (2129)
Lecture: Fr 1 – 2:15 p.m. | Information Technology 227
Instruction Mode: In Person
Meeting Dates: 01/26/2022 – 05/12/2022
Instructor: Christine Powers

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Section: 03-LEC (2130)
Lecture: TuTh 11:30 – 12:45 p.m. | Engineering 231
Instruction Mode: In Person
Meeting Dates: 08/31/2022 – 12/13/2022
Instructor: Mark Berczynski

Section: 04-DIS (2131)
Lecture: Fr 1 – 2:15 p.m. | Information Technology 233
Instruction Mode: In Person
Meeting Dates: 08/31/2022 – 12/13/2022
Instructor: Colin Sullivan

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Section: 05-LEC (2167)
Lecture: TuTh 1 – 2:15 p.m. | Engineering 231
Instruction Mode: In Person
Meeting Dates: 08/31/2022 – 12/13/2022
Instructor: Mark Berczynski

Section: 06-DIS (2168)
Lecture: Fr 1 – 2:15 p.m. | Janet & Walter Sondheim 109
Instruction Mode: In Person
Meeting Dates: 08/31/2022 – 12/13/2022
Instructor: Staff

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Section: 07-LEC (2271)
Lecture: TuTh 2:30 – 3:45 p.m. | Engineering 231
Instruction Mode: In Person
Meeting Dates: 08/31/2022 – 12/13/2022
Instructor: Mark Berczynski

Section: 08-DIS (2272)
Lecture: Fr 1 – 2:15 p.m. | Fine Arts 014
Instruction Mode: In Person
Meeting Dates: 08/31/2022 – 12/13/2022
Instructor: Jeremiah Sawyer

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Section: 09-LEC (2441)
Lecture: TuTh 4 – 5:15 p.m. | Engineering 231
Instruction Mode: In Person
Meeting Dates: 08/31/2022 – 12/13/2022
Instructor: Mark Berczynski

Section: 10-DIS (2442)
Lecture: Fr 1 – 2:15 p.m. | Information Technology 231
Instruction Mode: In Person
Meeting Dates: 08/31/2022 – 12/13/2022
Instructor: Staff

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.

Add Consent: Department Consent Required

Notes: The Introduction to an Honors University seminar is open to any student during their first-year at UMBC. This seminar will be offered online with both synchronous and asynchronous sessions. Please look for more details on the syllabus, as it becomes available, for the dates when you will be expected to meet online in real time. You will have a minimum of five synchronous sessions, when you will meet with members of your class “in-person” online. These sessions will be held at the time the “Y” discussion is scheduled. —- This course is presented online for the fall 2022 semester, and students will be able to participate in all lectures and discussions remotely.

Section: 01-LEC (7080)
Lecture: TuTh 11:30 – 12: 45 p.m. | Information Technology 102
Instruction Mode: In Person
Meeting Dates: 08/31/2022 – 12/13/2022
Instructor: Staff

Section: 02-DIS (7079)
Lecture: We 1 – 2:15 p.m. | Sherman Hall 207
Instruction Mode: In Person
Meeting Dates: 08/31/2022 – 12/13/2022
Instructor: David Clurman

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.

Notes: Lecture Section of 200Y course. Department Consent Required.

The IHU Seminar discussion section will be meeting in-person. Classes will be held on UMBC’s main campus. Students are required to attend both the Lecture and Discussion sections.

Section: 01-LEC (7581)
Lecture: MoWe 1 – 2:30 p.m. | Interdisciplinary Life Science Bldg. 116B
Instruction Mode: In Person
Meeting Dates: 08/31/2022 – 12/13/2022
Instructor: Christelle Viauroux

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.

Section: 01-LEC (7568)
Lecture: WeFr 1 – 2:30 p.m. | Janet & Walter Sondheim 207
Instruction Mode: In Person
Meeting Dates: 08/31/2022 – 12/13/2022
Instructor: Chunming Yuan

Basic economic principles and their policy applications: economic methods and institutions, measurement of aggregate economic activity, national income determination, business cycles and economic growth, and elements of aggregate economic policies such as monetary and fiscal policy.

Section: 01-LEC (3490)
Lecture: TuTh 1 – 2:15 p.m. | Interdisciplinary Life Science Bldg. 301
Instruction Mode: In Person
Meeting Dates: 08/31/2022 – 12/13/2022
Instructor: Nicole Pekarske

Section: 03-LEC (3492)
Lecture: TuTh 11:30 – 12:45 p.m. | Performing Arts & Humanity 318
Instruction Mode: In Person
Meeting Dates: 08/31/2022 – 12/13/2022
Instructor: Margie Burns

Section: 04-LAB (3493)
Lecture: We Noon – 1:15 p.m. | Janet & Walter Sondheim 108
Instruction Mode: In Person
Meeting Dates: 08/31/2022 – 12/13/2022
Instructor: Mona Ahmad, Natalie Lobb

Section: 05-LEC (3494)
Lecture: MoWe 5:30 – 6: 45 p.m. | Performing Arts & Humanity Bldg. 314
Instruction Mode: In Person
Meeting Dates: 08/31/2022 – 12/13/2022
Instructor: Janet Gross

Section: 06-LAB (3495)
Lecture: We 1 – 12:15 p.m. | Math & Psychology 010
Instruction Mode: In Person
Meeting Dates: 08/31/2022 – 12/13/2022
Instructor: Amery Thompson

Section: 07-LEC (3496)
Lecture: TuTh 2:30 – 3:45 p.m. | Performing Arts & Humanity Bldg.318
Instruction Mode: In Person
Meeting Dates: 08/31/2022 – 12/13/2022
Instructor: Shane Moritz

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.

Recommended Preparation: In consultation with an advisor, a student will self-place into English 100Y.

Notes: Must have a minimum score of 550 on the SAT verbal (43 on the ACT) or must have scored a 3 or better on the LRC English placement test to enroll in English 100 or 100Y.

Section: 01-LEC (4467)
Lecture: MoWe 2:30 – 3:45 p.m. | Fine Arts 424
Instruction Mode: In Person
Meeting Dates: 08/31/2022 – 12/13/2022
Instructor: Mejdulene Shomali

Section: 02-DIS (4718)
Lecture: Mo 4 – 5:15 p.m. | Performing Arts & Humanity Bldg. 108
Instruction Mode: In Person
Meeting Dates: 08/31/2022 – 12/13/2022
Instructor: Staff

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.

Notes: The Y section of GWST100 is reserved for students in the Women Involved in Learning and Leadership living and learning program. If you are not in WILL+, please register for the regular GWST100 section. The additional seminar component associated with this course is designed for students in their first year at UMBC. This class will be offered in a hybrid format. Thursdays will be in-person and Tuesdays will be entirely online. The instructor will offer greater detail on the first day of classes.

Section: 01-LEC (6207)
Lecture: MoWe 5:30 – 6:45 p.m. | Fine Arts 306
Instruction Mode: In Person
Meeting Dates: 08/31/2022 – 12/13/2022
Instructor: Rebecca Kirvan

Section: 02-DIS (6210)
Lecture: Fr 1 – 2:15p.m. | Math & Psychology 105
Instruction Mode: In Person
Meeting Dates: 08/31/2022 – 12/13/2022
Instructor: 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 120). Topics include quantitative relationships, algebraic reasoning, functional reasoning, probabilistic and statistical reasoning, Quantitative communication skills are incorporated.

Notes: This is a synchronous online course. Students are expected to attend class online during the days/times listed in the meeting pattern. This is a fully online course. It requires reliable internet access and computer literacy; and the ability to self-manage independent learning assignments according to deadlines. In place of classroom activities, online work may include independent mastery assignments, discussion boards, videos with quizzes, writing assignments, and other active learning experiences. Students are responsible for completing these online learning experiences by the specified deadlines and in accordance with instructor requirement.

Section: 01-LEC (5748)
Lecture: MoWe 1 – 2:15 p.m. | Interdisciplinary Life Science Bldg. 116A
Instruction Mode: In Person
Meeting Dates: 08/31/2022 – 12/13/2022
Instructor: Brian Dean

Section: 02-DIS (5749)
Lecture: Fr 1 – 2:15 p.m. | Math & Psychology 102
Instruction Mode: In Person
Meeting Dates: 08/31/2022 – 12/13/2022
Instructor: 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.

Notes: 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.

Section: 01-DIS (4426)
Lecture: We 4 – 5:15 p.m. | Information Technology 231
Instruction Mode: In Person
Meeting Dates: 08/31/2022 – 12/13/2022
Instructor: Emma Sellers

Section: 02-LEC (4428)
Lecture: MoWe 1 – 2:15 p.m. | Information Technology 229
Instruction Mode: In Person
Meeting Dates: 08/31/2022 – 12/13/2022
Instructor: Ian G. Anson

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.

Notes: This four-credit course Poli-100 meets on Monday and Wednesday from 1:00 pm to 2:15 pm am AND Poli-100Y on Wednesday from 4:00 pm to 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.

Section: 100-LEC (2695)
Lecture: We 1 – 2:15 p.m. | Physics 101
Instruction Mode: In Person
Meeting Dates: 08/31/2022 – 12/13/2022
Instructor: Suzanne Braunschweig

Section: 102-LAB (2696)
Lecture: Fr 1 – 2:50 p.m. | Physics 111
Instruction Mode: In Person
Meeting Dates: 08/31/2022 – 12/13/2022
Instructor: Suzanne Braunschweig

Section: 103-DIS (8929)
Lecture: Mo 1 – 2:15 p.m. | Physics 111
Instruction Mode: In Person
Meeting Dates: 08/31/2022 – 12/13/2022
Instructor: Domonique Pitts

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.

Notes: Sections that are designated as “Y” sections have the Introduction to an Honors University Seminar attached to them and are specifically designed for students in their first year at UMBC.

Section: 01-LEC (3191)
Lecture: MoWe 2:30 – 3:45 p.m. | Physics 101
Instruction Mode: Hybrid
Meeting Dates: 08/31/2022 – 12/13/2022
Instructor: Fariha Khalid

Section: 02-DIS (3212)
Lecture: Fr 1 – 2:15 p.m. | Public Policy 203
Instruction Mode: In Person
Meeting Dates: 08/31/2022 – 12/13/2022
Instructor: Desiree Sterling

Section: 03-LEC (3764)
Lecture: TuTh 2:30 – 3:45 p.m. | Administration Bldg. 101
Instruction Mode: Hybrid
Meeting Dates: 08/31/2022 – 12/13/2022
Instructor: Fariha Khalid

Section: 04-DIS (3765)
Lecture: Fr 1 – 2:15 p.m. | Interdisciplinary Life Science Bldg. 302
Instruction Mode: In Person
Meeting Dates: 08/31/2022 – 12/13/2022
Instructor: Rode Malone

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.

Notes: Also listed as SOCY 101-01. Sections that are designated as “Y” sections have the Introduction to an Honors University Seminar attached to them and are specifically designed for students in their first year at UMBC. 

This course is primarily online, but will meet in-person 4-5 times during the semester for review sessions. The instructor will communicate when the review sessions will be held.

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