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Featured Course: Politics & Film

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Politics and Film

  Politics has been defined as the authoritative allocation of values within a society. Because of this emphasis on social values, politics and popular culture frequently intersect, which means going to the movies is often a form of political engagement. Film, like politics, is most effective when it is persuasive. Sometimes, movies seek to challenge our preconceptions and assumptions, while […]

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Featured Course: Gender & Sitcoms

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  Do you enjoy watching sitcoms? Curious to see how sitcoms can influence the perception of genders and stereotypes? Study the relationship between changing gender roles and the leading ladies of television situation comedy between the 1950s and today with GWST 323 – Gender & Sitcoms. Watch 30 Rock for homework, paired with a text about the show’s discourses of feminism […]

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Featured Course: The Politics of Climate Change

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According to NASA, 97 percent of actively publishing climate scientists agree that humans are responsible for global warming and climate change. This is no small phenomenon: Fifteen of the 16 warmest years ever on record have occurred in the twenty-first century (NOAA). In addition to rising global temperatures, evidence from around the globe includes rising sea levels, warming oceans, shrinking ice […]

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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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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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