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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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  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 Faculty: Greg Ealick

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Greg Ealick

  “Workplaces are like other places; some conflict is inevitable. The person who can shape that conflict constructively tends to win it.” Over the course of his 25-year teaching career, the one thing that Philosophy Lecturer Greg Ealick has noticed about students is their ability to express and defend their personal thoughts – a skill Ealick believes will be incredibly […]

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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: Introduction to Scientific Reasoning

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  Ever wonder why certain things happen, or how your mind reaches certain conclusions? Do we begin with a hypothesis and explore options to reach a conclusion? Deductive reasoning. Or do we start with what we see around us, drawing patterns from observations and using those trends to make a generalization? Inductive reasoning. This winter, explore the various ways to […]

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