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: Online
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: July
    • Session Length: Three Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Academic
    • Sub-Categories: Law, Social Justice, Writing, History, Geology
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: $1,500 - $2,999
    • Application Deadline: 05/01/22
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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.

    Please note that the residential program is not open to international F/J visa students.

    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.

    GEOG172: Earth from Space - Online

    Earth observations from space enable the mapping and monitoring of our changing planet. This survey course reviews current observational capabilities and examines scientific applications in quantifying global environmental change. Drivers and outcomes of key dynamics will be illustrated and discussed, including sea and continental ice loss, deforestation, ocean warming, urbanization, agricultural expansion and intensification, and vegetation response to climate change.

    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 - Online

    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 221: Social Psychology - Online

    This course looks closely at the influence of social factors on the individual and on interpersonal behavior. Topics such as conformity, attitude change, person perception, interpersonal attraction, and group behavior will be discussed. Students in this class will study the psychology of persons and their relationships with others and with groups and with society as a whole. This class will also look at macrosocial phenomena (e.g. social class) as they relate to the attitudes and behavior of individuals. Of special concern to psychological sociologists is how to explain a variety of demographic, social, and cultural facts in terms of human social interaction. Some of the major topics in this field are social inequality, group dynamics, social change, socialization, and social identity.

    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.

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