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First Year Seminar

Spring 2009


General Education Info: GFR | GEP (for students starting Fall 2007)



FYS 101D  Turning to One Another: Beliefs and                     3 credits
          Behaviors                                         

          Grade Method: REG
          GEP/GFR:Meets AH.  This course is oriented
          toward  the exploration  of questions that
          are  both  personal  and  global  in their
          orientation.   What  do  I  believe  about
          others?  What  is the  relationship I want
          with  the  earth?  When  and  where  do  I
          experience   sacred?   Conversations  will
          occur  around  topics  such  as  these  to
          expand and inform our understanding of how
          our  beliefs and behaviors  have the power
          to transform.
[7565] 0101 TuTh.......2:30pm- 3:45pm (ACIV210)       LEE, D


FYS 102D  Investigating Everyday Problems and Their               3 credits
          Current IT                                        

          Grade Method: REG
          GEP/GFR:Meets  SS.   The  purpose  of this
          course  is  to  provide  students  with an
          opportunity   to   study  some  real-world
          problems   and  to  see  how  research  is
          carried  out  on  those problems  at UMBC.
          This  course will  concentrate on problems
          currently  being studied by members of the
          CSEE   Department,   but   the  course  is
          interdisciplinary   in   nature   so   the
          problems  researched will  vary in subject
          matter tremendously.
[2969] 0101 TuTh.......2:30pm- 3:45pm (ENGR122A)      EVANS, S


FYS 102E  What Should Government Do? Exploring the                3 credits
          Interplay of                                      

          Grade Method: REG
          GEP/GFR:Meets  SS.  Most of  our time will
          be  spent  reading,  writing,  and talking
          about  how  multidisciplinary perspectives
          provide  sometimes  compatible,  sometimes
          conflicting  insights into  crucial issues
          facing  us  as citizens.  Students will be
          expected  to  think critically  about what
          government  does  and does not  do, and to
          share  their discoveries, assessments, and
          questions with the class.
[2970] 0101 MW.........2:30pm- 3:45pm (ITE 237)       BRENNAN, T


FYS 102G  Sexuality, Health and Human Rights                      3 credits

(PermReq) Grade Method: REG
          GEP/GFR:Meets  SS.   In  this  seminar, we
          will   consider  a  number  of  sexuality,
          health  and  human rights  questions: What
          are sexual rights? What is meant by sexual
          health?  How important  are sexual rights?
          What  characteristics of a society promote
          or     hinder    sexual    rights?    What
          responsibilities   are   tied   to  sexual
          rights?  To what extent  do Americans have
          sexual  rights? What  laws restrict sexual
          rights?
[2971] 0101 TuTh.......1:00pm- 2:15pm (PUP 203)       LOTTES, I


FYS 103C  Issues in Biotechnology                                 3 credits

          Grade Method: REG
          GEP:Meets                    Sci(non-lab).
          GFR:Biol/PhySci(non-lab).          Through
          directed  readings, class discussions, and
          student  presentations, this  seminar will
          focus   on   understanding  these  various
          aspects  of  modern biotechnology  with an
          emphasis    on   its   scientific   basis.
          Practical  demonstrations  and  visits  to
          UMBC     labs    using    biotechnological
          techniques  will  be an  important part of
          the  course to illustrate  how the methods
          theoretically   discussed   in  class  are
          actually done.
[2972] 0101 TuTh.......2:30pm- 3:45pm (BIOL461)       CRAIG, N


FYS 103D  Global Warming                                          3 credits

          Grade Method: REG
          GEP:Meets                    Sci(non-lab).
          GFR:Biol/PhySci(non-lab).    Students   in
          this   course   will   be   challenged  to
          represent   and   refute   the  scientific
          arguments    leading    to   our   current
          understanding  of the state-of-the-science
          and,  subsequently, examine the process by
          which  such scientific  information can be
          used to affect the making of public policy
          in regards to what is publicly known about
          global warming.
[7591] 0101 TuTh.......4:00pm- 5:15pm (MEYR256)       STAFF


FYS 103I  Dynamics of Problem Solving                             3 credits

          Grade Method: REG
          GEP/GFR:Meets  M.  Through the use of case
          studies  and discussion students will work
          independently  and  in  groups  to analyze
          selected  problems  in order  to determine
          reasonable  solutions.  We will  examine a
          variety   of  different  ways  of  solving
          problems,  how problems are perceived, and
          the   variability   of   the   success  of
          different  models in different situations.
          Prerequisite:  A  grade  "C" or  better in
          MATH 106 or placement above MATH 106.
[2973] 0101 MW.........2:30pm- 3:45pm (SOND101)       CARMI, S


FYS 104A  Intercultural Exploration through Film                  3 credits

          Grade Method: REG
          GEP/GFR:Meets  C.   Films will  be grouped
          into   thematic  units  that  include  The
          Intercultural  Experience of the Immigrant
          Family,  The  Intercultural  Experience in
          Times   of   War,  and  The  Intercultural
          Experience  in Times of Peace. Because the
          films themselves are the core materials of
          the course, it is mandatory to attend each
          class,  participate in discussions, and do
          the required reading for each session.
[2974] 0101 Th.........4:30pm- 7:00pm (ACIV219)       BELL, A


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