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    University of Maryland: Terp Young Scholars | College of Behavioral and Social Sciences

    University of Maryland: Terp Young Scholars | College of Behavioral and Social Sciences


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Day, Online
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: July
    • Session Length: Three Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Academic
    • Sub-Categories: Forensic Science, Law, Writing, History, Biology, Geology, Psychology
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 15, 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: $1,500 - $2,999
    • Credit Awarded: Yes
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    The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSOS) is a premier institution of academics, instruction, research, innovation and entrepreneurship. Through Terp Young Scholars, students engage in a special opportunity to learn and critically think about human behavior.

    2023 course offerings include:

    Environmental Biology - Campus

    The environment is in the news almost daily- global warming, toxic waste, oil spills, loss of biodiversity. How can you understand these complex topics? What is the basis for your own behaviors and decisions regarding the environment? The science of environmental biology can help you make sense of the natural world around you and the impact you have on it. BSCI279E will explore adaptation and natural selection; organismic, population, community, and ecosystem ecology; and human impact on natural systems. Each week will feature organized learning activities that spotlight ideas and information crucial to course topics.

    GEOG140: Natural Disasters: Earthquakes, Floods, and Fires - Campus

    Catastrophic Environmental Events (CCE) that are becoming more common in this time of global environmental change and it is essential that today's students be equipped with the knowledge and skills to be leaders as we, as a society, understand the upheaval that these CCEs are causing. Students will examine how CEEs shape human society and ecosystem from the interdisciplinary perspective afforded by the field of Geography. Students will use the latest geographic science concepts and techniques in exploring these events. Using satellite imagery they will gain a multi-scale perspective of the ecological and societal aspects of the events.

    CCJS105: Introduction to Criminology - Online

    Discover the world of Criminology. This course examines criminal behavior and the methods of its study; causation; typologies of criminal acts and offenders; punishment, correction and incapacitation; prevention of crime.

    GVPT200: International Political Relations - Campus

    Discover what it takes to be a world leader in this hands-on exploration of the field of international relations. Using the major theories of international relations, find out how the international system works in an intensive, interactive exploration. Learn why nations go to war and why they make peace and whether the nature of the international system is inherently hostile or inherently collaborative. Finally, consider how countries react when new issues, threats, risks, and opportunities emerge in the international arena.

    MLAW 298M: Mock Trial - Campus

    Experience the excitement and reward of arguing, and perhaps winning your client's case in court! Mock Trial is designed to introduce students to the key principles of trial advocacy through a “learn by doing” approach to instruction. While classes will include explanatory lectures, the emphasis will be on learning through student exercises and by students observing and analyzing the performances of others.

    While no one should expect to leave this class as a polished advocate ready for trial, everyone can expect to leave with a greater understanding of litigation tactics and courtroom performance.  Irrespective of initial skill levels, students will leave this class with greater confidence in public speaking and advocacy. Should you apply and be admitted to the University of Maryland, College Park as a degree-seeking student, this course will also prepare you to join the national champion UMD Mock Trial team when you enroll.

    PSYC 354: Multicultural Psychology - Online

    What are the psychological implications of racism, sexism, homophobia and other structures of inequality in the United States? How do socio-cultural privilege and oppression influence individual and group thoughts, feelings, and behaviors? This course will take a current events focus to understanding multicultural and social justice issues in psychology with an emphasis on self-reflection, mental health, cross-cultural communication, and strategies for social change.

    Introduction to Forensic Sciences - Campus

    The role of forensic scientists can be broadly defined in terms of skills, technology, experience, research, and contributions to the literature. This course will provide a brief history of forensic sciences, an introduction to some of the techniques used, and a demonstration of some of the applications of forensic sciences. There will be several hands-on activities in the classroom. This course is not a training course, but a survey course designed to give the student some exposure to the kinds of scientific knowledge and techniques applied to the medico-legal investigation of death and other crimes.