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Courses - Spring 2022
BMGT
Business and Management Department Site
BMGT110
Introduction to the Business Value Chain
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: IE
Students are provided with an introduction to the business value chain with an emphasis on inter-organizational and intra-organizational coordination of core business processes. Emphasis is on cross-functional integration and the efficient and effective management of core processes with an emphasis on marketing, operations and supply chain management.
BMGT110S
Introduction to the Business Value Chain
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: IE
Restricted to College Park Scholars in Business, Society, and the Economy.
BMGT289E
Entrepreneurial Thinking for Non-Business Majors: How Not to Miss Great Opportunities Your Life Throws at You
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
CORE: IE
In this course, students learn how to analyze the world around them and then notice and define new trends, emerging problems, impending gaps, and how to turn these into exciting opportunities by providing creative solutions. Students will have a chance to not only sharpen their critical thinking skills, but also learn how to take initiative, develop a working solution, identify and resolve conflicts, and be confident and persistent, yet flexible enough to respond to changes. Student teams identify a compelling problem in present day life and then propose a creative solution taking into account possible difficulties in implementation. In addition, students will also be given problems on a much smaller scale and asked to create and present a workable solution. Students will be exposed to how a visionary's mind works and the creative solution process. In addition, students will also learn how entrepreneurial thinking can improve their day-to-day life.
BSGC
Global Communities
BSGC102
(Perm Req)
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: IE
Prerequisite: BSGC101.
Restriction: Must be in Global Communities Living-Learning program.
A survey of some of the major global challenges facing society today, such as human trafficking, nuclear security, and global health. We explore contending approaches to resolving problems, culminating in a major group project.
CMSC
Computer Science Department Site
CMSC122
Introduction to Computer Programming via the Web
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: IE
Restriction: Must not have completed any courses from CMSC131-499 course range; and must not be concurrently enrolled in CMSC131.
Credit only granted for: CMSC106, or CMSC122.
Introduction to computer programming in the context of developing full featured dynamic web sites. Uses a problem solving approach to teach basics of program design and implementation using JavaScript; relates these skills to creation of dynamic web sites; then explores both the potential and limits of web-based information sources for use in research. Intended to help relate a student's major to these emerging technologies.
ENEE
Electrical & Computer Engineering Department Site
ENEE200
Technology and Consequences: Engineering, Ethics, and Humanity
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
CORE: IE
Cross-listed with: ENES200.
Credit only granted for: ENEE200 or ENES200.
What makes a technology socially responsible? At UMD, the Fearless Ideas campaign asks us to aim our enthusiasm for technology at big real problems. At the same time, we are coming to appreciate the increasingly complex nature of technological systems as they become integrated into all forms of infrastructure, we realize they may be unpredictable, interdependent on social and biological systems, and have unintended consequences. In this midst of this complexity, people make decisions with far reaching impacts. How then do we follow our passion for technology and innovation but also stay skeptical in a way that allows us to consider the potential and shortcomings of technology? Designed for both engineering and non-engineering students wishing to explore and assess the impact of engineering technology on society and the role of society in generating that technology.
Restricted to students in Electrical Engineering (09090) and Computer Engineering (09991) majors only. Non-majors interested in the course should get into the holdfile; Department will make seats available to students in the holdfile after December 8, 2021.
ENES
Engineering Science
ENES210
Entrepreneurial Opportunity Analysis and Decision-Making in 21st Century Technology Ventures
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: IE
Credit only granted for: ENES210 or ENES461.
This multi-disciplinary course helps students learn the principles of entrepreneurial opportunity analysis and decision-making in an increasingly dynamic and technically-inclined society. Emphasis is placed on how aspiring technology entrepreneurs can develop their entrepreneurial perspectives to develop winning entrepreneurial plans for their future ventures.
All questions regarding this course should bedirected to mtecheducation@umd.edu.
ENST
Environmental Science and Technology Department Site
ENST214
Introduction to Fish and Wildlife Sciences
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: IE
Prerequisite: BSCI160 and BSCI161; or permission of instructor.
Restriction: Must be in the ENST Natural Resources Management or ENSP Wildlife Ecology & Management programs; and must have completed less than 90 credits; or permission of instructor.
Lectures, discussion, and readings in social, biological, and human dimension issues facing fisheries and wildlife biologists and natural resource managers in the United States. Coverage will include history and philosophical discussions of fish and wildlife sciences; conservation and management; principles of community, habitat, and animal ecology and management; and interrelations of wildlife, fish, and forestry.
GEMS
Gemstone
GEMS104
Topics in Science, Technology and Society (STS)
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: IE
Prerequisite: GEMS100.
Restriction: Must be in the Gemstone program.
An examination of how cultural, economic, political and social forces shape scientific and technological systems and, conversely, how scientific and technological systems have affected the culture, economies, organization and politics of societies. Students in the course will form small teams to carry out semester-long research on socio/technical topics related to the course theme chosen for that specific semester.
GEMS104 discussions will be various times through the week beginning January 24 and running through spring break on March 18. Beginning with week 9, March 28 (the week after spring break), GEMS104 lectures will continue to be on Tuesdays from 5-6:15pm and discussions will move to Thursdays (March 31 is the first Thursday) from 5-6:15pm.
HLTH
HLTH285
Controlling Stress and Tension
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: IE
Health problems related to stress and tension. Analysis of causative psychosocial stressors and intervening physiological mechanisms. Emphasis on prevention and control of stress through techniques such as biofeedback, meditation and neuromuscular relaxation.
HLTH285H
(Perm Req)
Controlling Stress and Tension
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: IE
Health problems related to stress and tension. Analysis of causative psychosocial stressors and intervening physiological mechanisms. Emphasis on prevention and control of stress through techniques such as biofeedback, meditation and neuromuscular relaxation.
JOUR
Journalism Department Site
JOUR175
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: IE, D
Additional information: Not applicable toward journalism major.
An analysis of the information, values and underlying messages conveyed via television, newspapers, the internet, magazines, radio and film. Examines the accuracy of those messages and explores how media shape views of politics, culture and society.
JOUR289I
Information 3.0: Exploring Technological Tools
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: IE
Students will expand their understanding of various digital information and the issues it raises, evaluate media research investigating how users interact with information for different purposes, analyze how diverse audiences seek, select, share and produce various types of digital information, and evaluate the ethics related to digital privacy and security.
MATH
Mathematics Department Site
MATH274
History of Mathematics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: IE
Prerequisite: MATH120, MATH130, MATH136, or MATH140; or must have completed MATH220.
An overview of aspects in the history of mathematics from its beginning in the concrete problem solving of ancient times through the development of abstraction in the 19th and 20th centuries. The course considers both mathematical ideas and the context in which they developed in various civilizations around the world.
MATH 274 cannot satisfy a CMSC major requirement.
PHIL
Philosophy Department Site
PHIL261
Philosophy of the Environment
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: IE
Credit only granted for: HONR218F or PHIL261.
Formerly: HONR218F.
An evaluation of different kinds of arguments for the claim that the natural environment should be preserved. Perspectives cut across the disciplines of philosophy (environmental ethics and philosophies of nature); economics (cost-benefit analysis); and biology (evolution, ecology, environmental studies).