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In past projects, students have had the opportunity to

Type: Honor societyAvailable To: Undergraduate

(Fulfills the general education requirement in communications but is not a writing course.) Prerequisite: WRTG 101 or 101S. An overview designed to identify complex components and relationships involved in today's media. The goal is to understand the technical, political, economic, cultural, and organizational influences on mediated messages. Topics include visual rhetoric, legal and ethical issues, social media, transactional model, advertising, security and privacy concerns.

The bachelor's degree in social science requires 49 credits of minor and/or elective coursework.

Type: Honor societyAvailable To: Undergraduate

An intermediate-level exploration of world prehistory and archaeology. The goal is to analyze the cultural and subsistence patterns of prehistoric humans in order to relate these patterns to contemporary human societies and populations. Discussion includes archaeological theories and methods, subsistence strategies, and the application of archaeology to community, regional and global issues and concerns.

Type: Academic clubAvailable To: Undergraduate and Graduate

(Fulfills the general education requirement in communications.) Practice in effective writing and clear thinking at all levels, including the sentence and paragraph, with emphasis on the essay and the integration of research into one's writing. A review of grammar is provided. The objective is to apply specific steps within the writing process, including formulating purpose, identifying an audience, and selecting and using research resources and methods of development. Emphasis is on revising essays and applying a recursive writing process. Assignments require the application of various rhetorical patterns, including narrative, comparison-contrast, and cause-effect analysis, and the integration of sources in APA format. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: ENGL 101, ENGL 101X, WRTG 101, WRTG 101S, or WRTG 101X.

Faculty members in this program hold or have recently held positions including


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This program is designed to help prepare you for careers in policy analysis, research, program development, and management in fields that include business administration, elder care, government, health services, law enforcement, human resources, and community service.

This program accepts up to 90 transfer credits.

Sigma Phi Omega is a national academic honor and professional society in gerontology. It was established in 1980 to recognize excellence among students studying gerontology and aging and to acknowledge the outstanding service of professionals who work with or on behalf of older persons. The society provides a much-needed link between educators, practitioners, and administrators in various settings where older persons are served. Sigma Phi Omega seeks to promote scholarship, professionalism, friendship, and services to older persons and to recognize exemplary attainment in gerontology and aging studies and related fields.

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This club provides its members information and resources on careers and graduate school in social science-related fields. Group activities include discussions on how members can help the community. Periodically, the club hosts guest speakers with backgrounds in a variety of social science disciplines.

UMUC is a proud member of the University System of Maryland.

Electives: Electives can be taken in any academic discipline. No more than 21 credits can consist of vocational or technical credit. Pass/fail credit, up to a maximum of 18 credits, can be applied toward electives only.

UMUC is a proud member of the University System of Maryland.

Katherine Im has been with UMUC's Undergraduate School since 2005. Her academic interests are in the interdisciplinary study of issues related to aging, gender, social inequity, and health.