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Featured Course: Topics in Judaic Studies: Coen Brothers: Genre & Irony

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JDST390

  “That rug really tied the room together.” – Jeffrey Lebowski aka “The Dude”   If you don’t get that reference, it may be a sign that you should take JDST 390 – Topics in Judaic Studies: Coen Brothers: Genre & Irony. For more than thirty years, Joel and Ethan Coen have crafted provocative and humorous films that take on […]

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Featured Faculty: Erin L. Berry

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Erin Berry

  “I would describe my teaching style as organic, transparent, thoughtful, and engaging. I absolutely love teaching and I love learning. I look at the classroom as a space to cultivate knowledge and make social change.” – Erin L. Berry, PhD candidate for the Language, Literacy, and Culture Program at UMBC. Professor Erin Berry first brought her natural teaching methods […]

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Featured Course: Selected Topics: Atlantic Revolutions on Film

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HIST 355

  Fears about government being run by an autocrat. Battles over freedom of the press. Concerns about immigration, illegal voting, and foreign influence in politics. Mass resistance movements springing up across the land. Protest marches through city streets. Town hall meetings erupting into shouting matches. Citizens considering one another the enemy, sometimes coming to blows. Acts of terror. The specter […]

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Tuition Remission for Faculty & Staff

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Tuition Remission

  Tuition remission is available during Summer Session 2017 for eligible UMBC faculty and staff, as well as their spouses and dependents. As an additional benefit, mandatory fees associated with course registration (i.e., the summer session fee and auxiliary facilities fee) will be remitted for UMBC faculty/staff taking courses at UMBC. If you’ve always wanted to take a class for personal interest […]

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Featured Course: Gender and Inequality in America

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Gender and Inequality in America

  Gender inequality has a huge influence on everyday life, whether we notice or not. The most glaring example of gender inequality exists in the workplace, in the form of occupation and wage. In 2015, the Institute for Women’s Policy Research found that women earn an average 20% less than their male counterparts, despite holding more college and graduate degrees. This […]

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