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Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015


Approved Courses

The following list includes undergraduate courses that have been approved as of May 2014.  Courses added after that date do not appear in this list.  Courses eliminated after that date may still appear.  Not every course is offered regularly.  Students should consult the Schedule of Classes at www.testudo.umd.edu to ascertain which courses are actually offered during a given semester.

COURSE NUMBERING SYSTEM

Number   Eligibility
000-099   Non-credit course
100-199   Primarily freshman course
200-299   Primarily sophomore course
300-399   Junior, senior course not acceptable for credit toward graduate degrees
386-387   Campus-wide internship courses; refer to information describing Experiential Learning
400-499   Junior, senior course acceptable for credit toward some graduate degree
500-599   Professional School course (Dentistry, Architecture, Law, Medicine) or post-baccalaureate course
600-899   Course restricted to graduate students
799   Master Thesis credit
899   Doctoral Dissertation credit

 

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Courses in "BSGC-Global Communities"

BSGC - Global Communities

BSGC 100 The Student in the University: Global Communities (1) Restriction: Must be enrolled in Global Communities Living-Learning Program. By Permission Only (BPO). Students will develop a sense of community within the program, become familiar with campus resources, gain skills and information to prepare for the Global Experience Semester, and explore the surrounding international community.

BSGC 101 Globalization (3) Restriction: Must be in Global Communities Living-Learning program. An exploration of a variety of perspectives and ways of understanding the historical evolution and contemporary significance of growing interconnectedness in the world. We will examine this through the lens a major contemporary issue, currently "global food," which looks at the ways in which food is culturally, economically, politically and socially placed within a global context.

BSGC 102 Global Issues (3) Prerequisite: BSGC101. Restriction: Must be in Global Communities Living-Learning program. An in-depth exploration of the ways in which globalization affects different issue areas, such as food security, disease, war, and the environment. Contending approaches to resolving problems, and evaluation of different policy options.

BSGC 302 BSGC 302 Capstone: Global Connections (1) Restriction: Must be in Global Communities Living-Learning program. By permission only (BPO). Additional information: This course is limited to second-year students in the Global Communities Living-Learning Program who have completed or are in the midst of completing their Global Experience requirement. Final component of the Global Communities curriculum. The course connects the global experience with previous BSGC coursework.

BSGC 338 Global Service Abroad (3) Restriction: Permission of Global Communities Living and Learning Program. Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. Additional information: Prior knowledge of the language of the host country is preferred but not required. The course is open to ALL majors, with preference given to Global Communities students. Community service is a valuable response to social problems faced by marginalized populations. How do we perform valuable and effective service in an international setting? This course is designed to enable students to be thoughtful providers of international service. Students will be introduced to existing responses to social problems and will work to formulate their own individual and collective responses. BSGC 338 was developed with funding from the UMD Stamp Service-Learning Fellowship.

BSGC 386 Experiential Learning in Global Communities: Global Internship (1-3) Restriction: Must be in Global Communities Living-Learning program. Credit only granted for: BSGC398E or BSGC386. Formerly: BSGC398E. Experiential Learning in Global Communities: Global Internship, will give students an opportunity to connect theory with practice.

BSGC 398 BSGC Experiential Learning in Global Communities: Global Service (3) Restriction: Must be in Global Communities Living-Learning program. By permission only (BPO). Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. Additional information: - Open to students enrolled in the Global Communities Living-Learning Program. Experiential learning is an integral element of the Global Communities program. Students will gain an understanding of social issues in marginalized communities, engage in service-learning, and develop an action plan for civic engagement in a diverse global society.

BSGC 399 Topical Investigations in Global Communities (1-3) Restriction: Must be a current student in Global Communities Living and Learning Program; and permission of instructor. Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. Additional information: Contact department for information to register for this course. Variable from 1-3 credits and repeatable up to 6 if content varies.

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