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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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Featured Course: Social Problems in American Society

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  From the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement to the historically divisive 2016 presidential election, there’s never a better time to discuss social issues.  SOCY 201 – Social Problems in American Society provides you with the chance to understand issues such as race and ethnic conflict, criminal justice reform, social justice, and economic inequality. How will the President-Elect’s […]

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Featured Course: The Politics of Poverty

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  According to Feed America, 43.1 million Americans or 13.5 percent of the population lived in poverty in 2015. The Cato institute tells us that federal government spends $668 billion on social welfare programs each year. Combine that figure with state and local spending, and our country contributes $1 billion to counteract poverty annually. But where does that money actually go? How […]

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