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Monthly Archives: December 2016

Featured Course: The Politics of Climate Change

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According to NASA, 97 percent of actively publishing climate scientists agree that humans are responsible for global warming and climate change. This is no small phenomenon: Fifteen of the 16 warmest years ever on record have occurred in the twenty-first century (NOAA). In addition to rising global temperatures, evidence from around the globe includes rising sea levels, warming oceans, shrinking ice […]

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The Benefits of Online and Hybrid Courses

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Winter Session 2017 Online & Hybrid Courses

  UMBC Winter Session 2017 offers students the chance to catch up, get ahead, and GRIT going. Taking a winter course allows you to earn credits during the “off season,” which can help you graduate on time (or early) while lightening your spring course load. Still, many students forgo winter or summer session, instead opting to work, take on an […]

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Winter Session 2017 Political Science Roundup

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Political Science

  According to the U.S. Election Project, a whopping 41.9 percent of eligible voters did not go to the polls during the most recent presidential election. And despite recently overtaking the baby boomers as the largest voting-age demographic, citizens ages 18-24 have consistently had the lowest voter turnout of all age groups over the past several presidential elections. Elections have consequences, […]

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Featured Course: Special Topics: Business Ethics

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  According to a 2012 study conducted by the Ethical Compliance Initiative, 45 percent of U.S. workers witnessed some sort of misconduct in their workplace – over half of those workers reported their observations. Shockingly, 22 percent of those who reported their observations, also experienced some sort of retaliation. What constitutes misconduct in the workplace? What can we do about it? What […]

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