An advanced anthropological study of the peoples and cultures of East Asia, focusing on China, Japan, and Korea. The aim is to apply anthropological theories and methods to the interpretation of contemporary East Asian cultures, relate family structure to individual choices and social interactions in East Asian cultures, and analyze how ethnic and national identities and regional differences affect regional and global interactions. Topics include urbanization, social values, social change, and the role of East Asia in the modern world.
Note: 4 Week Hybrid Class: available for Asia-wide enrollment: meets via Zoom on Fridays and Tuesdays (meeting times JST/KST)
World History II (3)
Recommended: WRTG 112 or equivalent. A survey of global civilizations from the 1500s to the present. The aim is to explain the development of new political and economic systems using basic geographical knowledge; describe how human contacts, global connections, and migrations contribute to the development of nations and global systems; and compare the development of institutions (social, political, familial, cultural, and religious) to explain their impact on societal transformations. Focus is on examining what history is and thinking critically about history by analyzing historical approaches and methods.
Note: 4 Week Hybrid Class: available for Asia-wide enrollment: meets via Zoom on Thursdays and Tuesdays (meeting times JST/KST)
Introduction to Research (1)
An introduction to the research process and methods for retrieving information in a library or through online sources. The aim is to identify an information need and locate, evaluate, and use appropriate resources in keeping with academic integrity and ethical standards. Focus is on implementing effective strategies for finding relevant information--including selecting appropriate print and electronic sources and effectively using web search engines and the UMGC Library's electronic resources to find information--and evaluating and correctly citing the information found. Students may not earn credit for LIBS 150 through challenge exam or portfolio credit and may receive credit for only one of the following courses: COMP 111, LIBS 100, or LIBS 150.
Note: 9-day Hybrid Class; available for Asia-wide enrollment: meets via Zoom Saturday, 6 Aug (meeting times JST/KST)
Program and Career Exploration in Multidisciplinary Studies (3)
(Fulfills the general education requirement in research and computing literacy.) An orientation to UMGC and exploration of how UMGC academic programs align to professional goals and career options. Focus is on developing and practicing communication, teamwork, professionalism, and integrity skills while exploring ways to develop and enhance career opportunities. The aim is to become familiar with the university's academic culture and expectations; learn about UMGC resources for success; reflect on academic and professional goals; and explore opportunities to shorten programs through transfer credit and other prior learning. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: PACE 111B, PACE 111C, PACE 111M, PACE 111P, PACE 111S, or PACE 111T.
Note: 4 Week Hybrid Class: available for Asia-wide enrollment: meets via Zoom on Thursdays and Mondays (meeting times JST/KST)
Theories of Personality (3)
(Formerly PSYC 435.) Prerequisite: PSYC 100. Recommended: PSYC 300. A study of major theories and perspectives on personality. The goal is to explain and evaluate major concepts in personality. Topics include trait, psychodynamic, behavioral, and humanistic theories. Methods of personality research and relevant findings are also introduced. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: PSYC 335 or PSYC 435.