Featured Course: Diversity and Pluralism: An Interdisciplinary Perspective

“I believe that we are here for each other, not against each other. Everything comes from an understanding that you are a gift in my life – whoever you are, whatever our differences.”

  • John Denver

UMBC boasts one of the most inclusive and diverse college campuses around. In fact, we claim it as one of our hallmarks – Inclusive Excellence! It only makes sense for students to stay informed about the range of perspectives that exist on campus and in our ever-changing and adapting world. This knowledge not only makes students more aware of these concepts when entering the workforce, but it also gives students a more well-rounded view of the world, especially given the current political climate.

If you’re looking to expand your view on topics like race, class, gender, sexual orientation, look no further. In SOCY 204 – Diversity and Pluralism: An Interdisciplinary Perspective student analyze these complicated issues and their roles in how society as we know it functions. Learn how to better communicate despite differences between you and others.

“Here in America, we don’t let our differences tear us apart. Not here. Because we know that our greatness comes from when we appreciate each other’s strengths, when we learn from each other, when we lean on each other, because in this country, it’s never been each person for themselves. No, we’re all in this together. We always have been.”

  • Michelle Obama

SOCY 204 fulfills the Culture and Social Sciences GEPs and takes place every Tuesday and Thursday from 1 – 4:10 p.m. during summer session I.

This class includes helpful small group discussions to help promote the deep analysis of these topics.

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SOCY 204 is taught by Professor Bryan Ellis, a visiting assistant professor. He attended University of Montana for his Bachelor’s in Sociology and Howard University for both his Master’s and Ph. D. in Sociology.

Special Programs Scholarship

Students who register for SOCY 204 (or any other Special Programs course) may be eligible to apply for a Community-Based Internship Scholarship.


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