Splash Fall 17
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Arts

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A316: Improv-tu Decisions
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Takreem Zulfiqar

Learn to do improv and other fun theater techniques. We will be playing improv and storytelling games. Put on your fast thinking caps and get ready to have some fun!


Prerequisites
None

A325: History of Video Games
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Maxwell Poole

Learn about the History of Video Games. We will be covering the early history of video games. As part of the presentation we will have actual video game consoles for students to see.

We will be covering:
Pinball banned as gambling
Games played on radar equipment
The rise of Atari
The Video Game Crash
The rise of Nintendo
Nintendo Vs. Sega
Playstation and the CD Generation

A324: Poetry
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Ceyda Baysal

Learn how to express yourself with words and how previous poets made art out of their thoughts, just like you can!


Engineering

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E326: Exploding Toothpaste
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Elizabeth Tan

Be a chemical engineer for a day. We will utilize engineering skills and concepts to overcome a challenge in a team-based setting.

*Hosted by the American Institute of Chemical Engineering Chapter at UMBC

E328: Structural Design Challenge
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Shelbi Tippett

Join the Society of Women Engineers in a mini design competition. Employ your creative mind to build a tower that exceeds expectations. The winning team will receive a prize!


Humanities

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H320: French 101
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Carole Nketcha

Who wouldn't want to visit France?
I know a lot of people would love to have the privilege to learn French and to be able to hold a conversation. It is psychologically proven that learning a second language helps to expand your intelligence.
This course will not be easy to understand; however, we will only focus on the basics. We will be learning the fundamentals on how to hold a basic conversation, conjugation of verbs, and how to use adjectives, and adverbs.


Prerequisites
Knowledge of the basics of French is preferred but not required.

H314: Japanese 121: Hito wa hito, anata wa anata
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Jeremiah Quijote

Have you always been interested in Japanese stuff? Well, get a taste of the language in this introductory class in Japanese!

(Middle School Edition)


Prerequisites
Recommended (but NOT REQUIRED): A familiarization of Hiragana and Katakana

H327: Spanish Culture
Difficulty: **

Learn about Spanish culture including music, food, dance and much more! We will also learn the history of our Latin ancestors. There will be a pinata and food.

H319: Spanish
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Mikayla Hanna

Basic Spanish phrases

H313: Japanese 121HS: Hito wa hito, anata wa anata
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Jeremiah Quijote

Have you always been interested in Japanese stuff? Well, get a taste of the language in this introductory class in Japanese!

(High School Edition)


Prerequisites
Recommended (but NOT REQUIRED): A familiarization of Hiragana and Katakana

H323: Become a Reading Expert
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Chyna Ayres

In this course you will learn that what ever you are interested in can be easily be found in a book. If you have a hard time staying engaged or being able to diagnose a book you have to read for class? This class will give you the right tips to achieve your goals in becoming a reading expert on any type of books you want or have to read.


Math & Computer Science

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M318: Basic Computer Science
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Mikayla Hanna

Basic syntax, basic debugging and finish off with creating a basic program

M317: Algebra
Difficulty: *
Teachers: atinuke ogundolie

Allow me to prove how interesting math can be. Have fun using and finding letters in mathematics.

M322: The Art of the Game
Difficulty: **

Do you want to learn how to win? Learn how to make the greatest gains using logic and game theory. We will explore popular paradoxes such as the Monty Hall problem.


Prerequisites
For high schoolers, algebra; no prerequisites for the middle school class.


Science

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S311: Electric Chemistry
Difficulty: **

Do you want to know about the processes your body goes through when you take medications (Aspirin, Vitamins, etc)? Would you like to learn about the foods that you eat on a daily basis that can have a big impact on your body function?

This course is an Introduction to the Physical and Life Sciences and will also provide the student with tools for application to the real world.
The course is a Team Taught Course, Nashara Moreau will be teaching the first half and Andrew Stripling will be teaching the second half.
The course is also here to provide students with Information about Post-Secondary Education.
There may be a live demonstration during the class.


Prerequisites
No previous Biology or Chemistry knowledge is necessary.

S315: Rapid-Fire Marine Biology
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Clio Macrakis

Ever wondered what coral reefs look like under a microscope? How sharks are different from other fish? How starfish move? In this class we'll go over a range of marine biology topics and I'll try to answer your questions -- so please bring many to guide the class!

S321: Fire and Ice!
Difficulty: **

In this course, students will be guided through various scientific experiments that include playing with fire, making oobleck, and so much more!


Miscellaneous

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X310: How To Succeed in College (Without Really Trying)
Difficulty: *
Teachers: Jonelle McKenzie

This course is designed to help the student become acclimated to various college environments that include social as well as educational, real-life examples of situations they will have to deal with later on in their college experience. Practical and hilarious at the same time, students will have the opportunity to enact their own situations and get feedback from real college students as well!

X312: Volleyball!
Difficulty: **
Teachers: Christopher Paul

This class is an introductory class to Volleyball. We'll be learning the proper way to bump a volleyball, to set a volleyball, and maybe even serve. And of course we'll be learning the rules.

Class will be taught outside with a Volleyball to practice on of course. We won't be running so don't worry about that.