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Featured Course: Topics in Political Science: Legal Advocacy 2: Moot Court

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POLI 409

  The Supreme Court is an important institution within our justice system. Recently there have been several United States Supreme Court cases dealing with controversial issues such as women’s reproductive rights, affirmative action, and immigration. These kinds of court cases have the potential to change the lives of hundreds, possibly thousands, of people. This summer, show off your legal knowledge […]

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Featured Course: Public History Methods – Explore Baltimore Heritage

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HIST 411 - Baltimore Heritage

  Baltimore is home to many sites tied to important moments in American history. From the Battle of Baltimore at Fort McHenry, which inspired the Star Spangled Banner, to the Edgar Allen Poe house, to the Pratt Street Riot at Camden Yards that lead to the first casualties of the Civil War. This summer, students will have the opportunity to […]

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Featured Course: Studies in Visual Culture (Prehistory through the 1750s)

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ART 216

  Nintendo looked to the prehistoric civilization of Jomon as inspiration for its newest game in The Legend of Zelda series: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Intricate flame-like patterns, one of Jomon’s signifying visual features, can be found all over the game on guardian robots, in dungeons, and on Link’s Sheikah Slate. Another relic from the Jomon era, […]

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Featured Course: Urban Anthropology

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ANTH 311

  Public art has become an essential feature to urban life. It has progressed from street art mislabeled as graffiti to a variety of sculptures, statues, and murals that convey the character of a neighborhood or city. Public art has recently become the focus of both city planners and nonprofit organizations because of its power to transform or preserve a […]

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