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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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UNIV 099 Internship Seminar () Restriction: Must have earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 (undergraduates) or 3.0 (graduate students); and permission of the Career Center; and permission of instructor. Complements students' supervised work experiences. Open to all majors; all class levels. Involves exploring career options, developing professional work skills, examining the relationship between internship and academic coursework. Course may be repeated.

UNIV 100 The Student in the University (1) Credit only granted for: EDCP108O or UNIV100. Formerly: EDCP108O. Introduces students to University life. In a small classroom setting, students will explore how to successfully bridge the gap between high school and college. Study skills, career decision-making, and student development processes will be explored.

UNIV 101 The Student in the University and Introduction to Computer Resources (2) Introduces students to University life and current computer resources. In a small classroom setting, students will explore the world of higher education and current technological advances available to them. Additionally students will explore current resources both internal and external to the University, and how to utilize the World Wide Web as a research tool.

UNIV 102 STEP: Confidence Building and Study Skills in Mathematics (2) Restriction: Must be in STEP Individual Admits program. A mathematics preparatory class designed to facilitate a student's transition toward fundamental studies mathematics, including study skills and strategies for success.

UNIV 103 STEP: Making a Successful Transition to University Life (1) Restriction: Must be in STEP Individual Admits program. A course designed to promote student awareness of university wide campus resources, and to assist students in their transition from high school to college.

UNIV 104 STEP: Reading and Writing at the College Level (1) Restriction: Must be in STEP Individual Admits program. A workshop designed to enhance students' college level reading and writing abilities to include study skills and strategies for success.

UNIV 107 Science Technology Engineering Mathematics Colloquium (1) Restriction: Must be a current student in Letters & Sciences. For students interested in pursuing a STEM related major. Introduces students to the fundamentals of career and major exploration and career development within the various disciplines of STEM.

UNIV 108 Business Exploration Series Colloquium (1) Restriction: Must be a current student in Letters and Science. For students interested in pursuing a business career. Students learn the fundamentals of career development and what the internship/job search process entails.

UNIV 131 Cultural Studies: Self, Tribe and Country (1) This class will explore the role of culture in the human experience, and the skills necessary to work with diverse individuals and teams.

UNIV 150 Innovation & Research Foundations (3) Promotes research-readiness and productive capacity through the development of skill-sets in working with primary literature, collaborative proposal authorship and scholarly communication. Students will engage a central course theme in the development of novel business, research and policy proposals.

UNIV 218 Study Abroad Exploration (3) Restriction: Must be in designated Study Abroad programs. Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. Topics and assignments will vary by travel site.

UNIV 269 Connecting Across Cultures (1) Restriction: Must be in a study abroad program. An examination of culture to guide study abroad students through the stages of cross cultural adjustment and to promote cultural competency by providing the motivation, knowledge and skills necessary to work with diverse individuals and teams.

UNIV 318 Special Topics in Study Abroad (3) Restriction: Must be in a designated Study Abroad program; and must not have six credits of CPSP379 if College Park Scholar student; and freshman standing or higher. Topics and assignments will vary by travel site, as indicated by subtitles such as Italian Art, Chinese History, and French Theater.

UNIV 325 Beyond the Classroom Seminar I: Civic Engagement and Social Change in a Global Context (3) Restriction: Must be in the Beyond the Classroom (BTC) living and learning program. Develops and applies the concept of civic engagement and strategies for enhancing civic engagement and advancing social justice in different contexts (global to local; multi-cultural). Develop students' leadership capacities and skills for fostering civil discourse and effective professional practices in the nonprofit and civil society sector. Students identify the key civic values, attitudes and expectations that motivate them personally as well as others to engage in civic action and leadership. Students prepare professional portfolios in preparation of a semester-long internship.

UNIV 326 Beyond the Classroom Seminar II (1) Prerequisite: UNIV325. Restriction: Must be in the Beyond the Classroom (BTC) living and learning program. Seminar for students in internships and service-learning experiences as context for applying communication skills and knowledge of civic engagement leadership skills first introduced in UNIV325. Must be taken concurrently with experiential learning practicum.

UNIV 339 McNair Research Methods and Writing (2-6) Restriction: Must have earned a minimum of 60 credits. As an introduction to qualitative and quantitatvie research methods, students will be taught how to: (1) create, analyze, and disseminate knowledge conceptually and empirically; (2) write a research document; (3) use the IRB process; (4) develop research posters; (5) read and evaluate research studies; (6) read and understand statistics; (7) conduct interviews, develop surveys, and design experiments; and (8) communicate effectively to public audiences.

UNIV 348 Federal Semester Seminar (3) Restriction: Must be in the Federal Semester program; and permission of UGST-Undergraduate Studies; and junior standing or higher. Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. This topical seminar will approach Federal policy formation through a combination of framework-based and content-specific considerations. Content and themes will vary. The Federal Semester is an offering of the Office of Undergraduate Studies in conjunction with several academic colleges and the University Career Center.

UNIV 349 Federal Semester Experiential Learning (1-6) Prerequisite: UNIV348. Restriction: Must be in the Federal Semester program; and must have a Learning proposal approved by the Office of Undergraduate Studies and student's internship sponsor; and junior standing or higher. Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. This is the internship component of the Federal Semester program, an offering of the Office of Undergraduate Studies in conjunction with several academic colleges and the University Career Center.

UNIV 378 Beyond the Classroom Experiential Learning (1-3) Prerequisite: UNIV325. Restriction: Must be in the Beyond the Classroom program; and must have proposal approved by director of Beyond the Classroom. This is the internship component of the Beyond the Classroom program in which students hold internships at organizations such as governmental units and non-profit agencies.

UNIV 389 Special Topics in Undergraduate Studies (3) Restriction: Freshman standing. Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. Courses will focus on interdisciplinary topics and will be planned in cooperation with Undergraduate Studies.

UNIV 399 Experiential Learning in Undergraduate Studies (1-3) Restriction: Must have a Learning proposal approved by the Office of Undergraduate Studies and student's internship sponsor; and junior standing or higher. Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. Experiential learning offered in conjunction with certain designated Office of Undergraduate Studies programs.

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