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Featured Course: Race and Ethnic Relations

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SOCY 321: Race and Ethnic Relations

  Today in the United States, we celebrate Beyonce as Queen Bey and have elected a black man to be president twice. At the same time, however, movements like #OscarsSoWhite and #BlackLivesMatter have sparked a nationwide conversation about race and equality. These contrasting examples of success and failure embody how complex discrimination, inequality, and racism are deeply seeded in our nation’s […]

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Featured Course: Korean Films

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  Earn your GEP Culture credit this summer as you analyze and discuss how films reflect the challenges within Korean society and culture. MLL 315: Images of Society in Contemporary Korean Films allows you the opportunity to dive deep into another culture and expand your knowledge and understanding of various customs. Taught in English, MLL 315 requires no previous knowledge of the […]

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Featured Course: Introduction to the Black Experience

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AFST 100 - Introduction to the Black Experience

AFST 100: Introduction to the Black Experience helps students to understand the black experience in the African Diaspora. The course covers current and historical events, the historical and sociocultural ties that link people of African descent, and the economic, cultural, and political challenges confronting people of African descent in the twenty-first century. AFST 100 is a 4-week, online course that fulfills […]

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Featured Course: American Culture in Global Perspective

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AMST 352

  Facebook. Fast food. The TV show Friends. The consumable objects and activities that make up what we call popular culture or consumer culture circle the globe millions of times every day. In the process, they carry images of “the good life” recognized around the world as the American Dream, both shaping and reflecting the complex technological, political and economic […]

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Featured Faculty: Gib Mason

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  Gib Mason, a UMBC alumnus, is a successful serial entrepreneur who is passionate about his students, which is greatly reflected in his teach style. Former students describe Gib as amazing, dedicated, genuine, and invigorating. Gib has worked as CEO, COO, and CFO for various different startups and well-established companies, including the 180s, which is known for inventing those wrap […]

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