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Featured Course: Urban Anthropology

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  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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The Lion Brothers Building & Discover Baltimore!

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Lion Brothers Building

  Get off campus (and earn credits!) this summer as you immerse yourself in Baltimore’s unique history, art, politics, and culture.   Lion Brothers Building The historic Lion Brothers Building is the home for UMBC’s new downtown classroom near the University of Maryand’s campus. Built in 1886, the 131 year-old factory building is one of Hollins Market’s oldest residents. After […]

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Featured Course: Public Communication

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  A 2016 Iowa State University study found that employers prefer recent college graduates who come equipped with strong oral communication skills – regardless of occupation. Employers ranked oral communication skills higher than visual and electronic communication skills. The reason is simple: people communicate more through speech. While speech reigns as the most common form of communication, it’s hard to […]

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Featured Course: The Beatles: Career, Music, Culture, Innovation, Impact

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  Aside from being chart toppers and the greatest pun in music, the Beatles are also one of music’s biggest influences. The “Fab Four” rocked the 1960s and early 70s with a constantly evolving sound. Using elements from classical, pop, rock, and Indian music, among others, the Beatles created a mix of both classic and eclectic hits that still resonate […]

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Featured Course: International Relations

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POLI 280 - International Relations

  How did a 38-second video improve diplomatic relations with countries that don’t share a formal alliance with each other? In September 2016, as an act of “public diplomacy” the United States military released a 38-second video meant to address the growing tensions in the Korean Peninsula and emphasize military cooperation between the U.S., Japan, and South Korea. At the […]

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