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Spring 2021 Course List

Here is the approved list of courses being offered fully in-person or in a hybrid format during the spring 2021 semester. Any course not on the list is being offered fully online.

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UMBC’s Schedule of Classes should be considered the primary resource for the most up-to-date information. The Schedule of Classes includes course information for UMBC classes at the Universities at Shady Grove.

Spring 2021 Class Locations/Modalities

During the spring 2021 semester, most courses will continue to meet fully online, with the remainder meeting meeting fully in-person on campus or in a hybrid format consisting of a combination of some in-person meetings and online delivery. In-person and hybrid courses include::

  • Courses required for the major that can only be taught in-person, either fully or partially, to ensure continuity toward academic progression and degree completion. These include but are not limited to:
    • Courses that require special spaces, facilities/equipment, or pedagogy that cannot be reproduced in an online environment;
    • Courses for students who need to complete a research project or creative activity by doing in-person work;
    • Thesis research undertaken by graduate students that can only be performed on campus, consistent with the research re-launching plan; and
    • Courses with final lab/project/creative activity components wherein a prototype or an artistic creation must be produced on campus and in person to achieve learning outcomes and such learning outcomes cannot be achieved by any other means.
  • Courses designed to build a tangible connection between new students and the campus.

ALL courses approved for in-person or hybrid delivery have passed a health and safety risk assessment review to ensure that appropriate social distancing and sanitation measures can be, and are, implemented.

Student Safety

We recognize that not all students will be able to or feel comfortable returning to campus for in-person classes. All instructors for in-person courses are fully prepared to accommodate students who cannot attend in-person classes through online methods. In addition, instructors are developing alternative plans should health conditions require a switch to fully online instruction for the campus.

Fall 2020 Class Locations/Modalities

During the fall 2020 semester, 91 percent of courses are meeting fully online, with the remainder meeting meeting fully in-person on campus or in a hybrid format consisting of a combination of some in-person meetings and online delivery.