In BSCV 181: CIVICUS Student and the University, students explore some of the academic, social and personal transition to college life, enabling them to gain a better understanding of themselves and other members of the UMCP community. During the course students are familiarized with the services, resources and activities available at UMCP. Students learn how to do critical reflection, through both writing and discussion.
Students will examine domestic societal issues and their national, regional, and local dimensions from political, economic, and policy perspectives. Students will work with local direct service non-profit organizations.
BSCV 191: Introduction to CIVICUS will introduce students to the social and historical foundations of civil society. Students will examine the roles of individuals, groups, social institutions and community services. Students will explore the five themes of civil society: citizenship, leadership, community service learning, community building in a diverse society, and scholarship. This course will analyze current social issues and discuss how students can be advocates of change in both local and global communities.
A study and application of skills, historical context, theories, and concepts for constructive leadership in a pluralistic, multicultural, and diverse society. Social science methodologies and theories will provide the structure for the study of contemporary social problems, civil society issues, and leadership practices.
BSCV 302: CIVICUS Capstone is the capstone course required for CIVICUS citation. Supervised internship, community service, or research project on civil society topic. Application and continued study of skills and concepts, grounded in the social sciences, relevant to understanding and effectively dealing with contemporary social issues.
An introductory course in expository writing. The goal of English 101, an academic course grounded in inquiry and rhetoric, is to familiarize students with the kind of writing they will have to do in college, broadly referred to as academic writing. While characteristics of academic writing vary across university disciplines, successful academic writing largely relies on using inquiry and rhetoric to engage in a scholarly conversation. These three concerns—inquiry, rhetoric, and conversation—are the three major concerns of English 101.
An examination of contemporary social problems through sociological perspectives; ways in which social problems are part of the organization of society; a detailed study of selected social problems including social conflict and social inequality.