Supplementary Courses

In addition to the core Federal Fellows seminar course, students must take two supplementary courses. These courses are intended to enhance students' knowledge of public policy and/or issues related to the subject matter of the concentration. At least one such course must be completed prior to the internship semester. Courses completed prior to beginning the program may be used to satisfy this requirement! Courses must be taken at the university (no high school AP/IB course credit), must be at least 3 credits, and must be taken for a grade.

The courses below represent a sampling of supplementary courses offered across the university. Students may choose from this list or suggest additional courses for approval by emailing a course description to federalfellows.umd.edu.


Courses Pre-Approved for Students:

Energy and Environmental Policy  |  Health Policy  |  Homeland Security Policy  |  Political Engagement and Advocacy  

Pre-Approved Courses for Energy and Environmental Policy

AGNR301 Sustainability
AMST418G Cultural Themes in America; Food, Trauma, and Sustainability
ANTH265 Anthropology of Global Health
ANTH266 Changing Climate, Changing Cultures
ANTH222 Introduction to Ecological and Evolutionary Anthropology
ANTH410 Theory and Practice of Health and Community Development
ARCH271 People, Planet, and Profit: Building Sustainable Places 
ARCH289I Sustainability at College Park
AREC200 The Chesapeake Bay Ecosystem: intersection of Science, Economics, and Policy
ASOC123 Causes and Implication of Global Change
ASOC401 Global Environment
BSCI103 The World of Biology 
BSCI105 Principles of Biology I
BSCI106 Principles of Biology II
BSCI205 Environmental Science 
ECON454 Public Finance and Public Policy
ENCE189I Managing Natural Disasters: Hurricanes, Floods, Earthquakes, Tornadoes, Tsunamis, and Fires
ENCE215 Applied Engineering Sciences
ENCE215 Engineering for Sustainability
ENCE289I Engineering in the Developing World
ENCE310 Introduction to Environmental Engineering
ENCE340 Fundamentals of Geotechnical Engineering
ENCE370 Introduction to Transportation Engineering and Planning
ENCE411 Environmental Engineering Science
ENCE412 Environmental Engineering Unit Operations
ENCE431 Hydrologic Engineering
ENSP101 Introduction to Environmental Science 
ENSP102 Introduction to Environmental Policy
ENSP330 Introduction to Environmental Law
ENSP399A Special Topics in Environmental Science and Policy; Environmental Threats to Oceans and Coasts: Towards an integrated policy response
ENSP399B Special Topics in Environmental Science and Policy: Science, Ethics and Law of Water
GEOG110 The World Today: Global Perspectives
GEOG123/GEOL123 Causes and Implications of Global Change
GEOG130 Developing Countries
GEOG201 Geography of Environmental Systems
GEOG306 Introduction to Quantitative Methods for the Geographic Environmental Sciences
GEOG330 As the World Turns: Society and Sustainability in a Time of Great Change
GEOG331 Introduction to Human Dimensions of Global Change
GEOG332 Economic Geography
GEOG340 Geomorphology
GEOG342 Introduction to Biogeography
GEOG415 Land Use, Climate Change, and Sustainability
GEOG418 Field and Laboratory Techniques in Environmental Science
GEOG435 Population Geography
GEOG437 Political Geography
GEOG441 The Coastal Ocean
GEOG442 Biogeography and Environmental Change
GEOG445 Climatology
GEOL120 Environmental Geology
GEOL123/GEOG123 Causes and Implications of Global Change
GEOL437 Global Climate Change: Past and Present
GVPT273 Introduction to Environmental Politics 
GVPT289A Appetite for Change: Politics and The Globalization of Food
GVPT419B Seminar in Public Policy: Advanced Topics in Environmental Policy analysis
HLTH130 Introduction to Public and Community Health
HLTH391 Principles of Community Health I
HONR228O Honors Seminar: Carbon Cycle and Climate Change
HONR248R Sustainability Solutions: Business Lab
HONR269P Honors Seminar: Formulating U.S. Science and Technology Policy
HONR278Q Biodiversity, Global Environmental Change and Their Effects on Human Health
INST201 Introduction to Information Science 
INST335 Teams and Organizations 
INST354 Decision-Making for Information Science 
INST466 Technology, Culture, and Society
PHYS105 Physics for Decision Makers: Global Energy Crisis 
PUAF301 Sustainability
URSP250 The Sustainable City: Exploring Opportunities and Challenges


Pre-Approved Courses for Health Policy

AASP101 Public Policy and the Black Community
ANTH265 Anthropology of Global Health
ANTH410 Theory and Practice of Health and Community Development
AREC345 Global Poverty and Economic Development
AREC365 World Hunger, Population, and Food Supplies
BSCI425 Epidemiology and Public Health
ECON454 Public Finance and Public Policy
ECON465 Health Care Economics
ENST233 Introduction to Environmental Health 
FMSC280 Global Child and Family Health: Getting There Via E-Communications
FMSC290 Family Economics 
FMSC381 Poverty, Affluence, and Families 
FMSC383 Delivery of Human Services to Families 
FMSC410 Maternal, Child and Family Health 
FMSC452 Family Policy Analysis 
FMSC487 Legal Aspects of Family Problems
FMSC498A Special Topics: Family Science: Maternal and Child Health
GVPT170 American Government 
GVPT221 Introduction to Formal Theories of Political Behavior and Politics 
GVPT331 Law and Society 
GVPT419A Seminar in Public Policy: Examining the Public Policy Process in the U.S 
GVPT424 Topics in Formal Theories of Political Behavior and Politics 
GVPT431 Introduction to Constitutional Law 
GVPT473 Legislatures and Legislation / The U.S. Congress
HLTH130 Introduction to Public and Community Health 
HLTH140 Personal and Community Health
HLTH200 Introduction to Research in Community Health 
HLTH371 Communicating Safety and Health 
HLTH391 Principles of Community Health I 
HLTH490 Principles of Community Health II 
HONR208V Biodiversity on the Decline: Society's Biggest Threat 
HONR218N Stem Cells-Who Cares? Issues in Life Sciences 
HONR218T Political Ambition: The Pursuit and Uses of Political Power 
HONR229M Evaluating Health Risks from Environmental Toxicants
HONR238J Making Public Policy in America
HONR238N Public Health and Contemporary Health Issues - Saving Lives Millions at a Time
HONR248R Ethical Issues at the Beginning and End of Life 
HONR268K Beyond the Hype of Medical Miracles: Stem Cells, Gene Therapy, etc.
HONR269D Health Policy
HONR269A Bioethics: Scientific Progress: Challenges Created for Society 
HONR269V Virus Hunting: From Emerging Diseases to Nano-Technologies
HONR278Q Biodiversity, Global Environmental Change and Their Effects on Human Health
HONR288L Medical Devices: Applied Ethics and Public Policy 
HONR289A The Ecology and Evolutionary Biology of Infectious Disease
INST201 - Introduction to Information Science 
INST335 - Teams and Organizations 
INST354 - Decision-Making for Information Science 
INST466 - Technology, Culture, and Society 
PHIL140 Contemporary Moral Issues
PUAF201 Leadership for the Common Good


Pre-Approved Courses for Homeland Security Policy

ANTH264 Anthropoliogy and Immigration
ANTH368I Regional Ethnography: Peacebuilding, Post-Conflict Reconstruction, and International Development
ANTH468T Fundamentalism and the Globalization of Terror
ARMY301 Advanced Military Leadership I 
BSOS330 Terrorist Motivations and Behaviors
BSOS331 Responses to Terrorism
BSOS332 The Practice of Terrorism Studies
BSOS388 Terrorist Tactics and Innovation
BSOS388 Terrorism Analysis for Intelligence Analysts
BSOS388 Counterterrorism in the European Union (Study Abroad)
BSST334 States of Emergency 
CCJS230 Federal Criminal Law
CCJS278B Criminological Aspects of Terrorism
CCJS331 Contemporary Legal Policy Issues
CCJS340 Concepts of Law Enforcement Administration
CCJS360 Victimology
CCJS370 Race, Crime and Criminal Justice
CCJS418B Cybercrime 
COMM398A Rhetorical Analysis Methods in Terrorism Studies
ECON315 Economic Development of Underdeveloped Areas 
ECON375 Economics of Poverty and Discrimination
ECON451 Public Choice
ECON454 Public Finance and Public Policy
GEOG456 The Social Geography of Metropolitan Areas in Global Perspective
GEOG498P Topical Investigations: The Global Criminal Economy 
GVPT170 American Government
GVPT200 International Political Relations
GVPT221 Introduction to Formal Theories of Political Behavior and Politics
GVPT309A Politics of War: From Vietnam to Iraq
GVPT331Law and Society 
GVPT350 International Relations of the Third World
GVPT354 Peacebuilding, Post-Conflict Reconstruction, and International Development 
GVPT355 Capstone I: International Development and Conflict Management
GVPT402 International Law
GVPT403 Law, Morality, War and Terrorism 
GVPT406 International Organizations
GVPT407 International Political Economy 
GVPT409A Seminar in International Relations and World Politics: The United States and the United Nations
GVPT409C Seminar in International Relations and World Politics: Middle East Politics
GVPT409D Seminar in International Relations and World Politics: International Security
GVPT409F Seminar in International Relations and World Politics: Conflict and Crisis
GVPT409H Seminar in International Relations and World Politics: International Security
GVPT409L Seminar in International Relations and World Politics: Domestic Politics and International Conflict
GVPT409N Seminar in International Relations and World Politics: US and United Nations
GVPT409V Seminar in International Relations and World Politics: Sectarianism in the Middle East
GVPT419A Seminar in Public Policy: Examining the Public Policy Process in the U.S. 
GVPT424 Topics in Formal Theories of Political Behavior and Politics 
GVPT431 Introduction to Constitutional Law 
GVPT439B Seminar in Public Law: Terrorism and the Constitution
GVPT449G Religion and Democracy
GVPT456 The Politics of Terrorism
GVPT459D Seminar in Comparative Politics: Terrorism
GVPT473 Legislatures and Legislation / The U.S. Congress
GVPT475 The Presidency and the Executive Branch 
HIST408T Senior Seminar: Arab Nationalism
HIST408V Immigration and Ethnicity in the United States
HONR218T Political Ambition: The Pursuit and Uses of Political Power 
HONR238J Making Public Policy in America 
HONR238R Terrorism 
HONR269T Understanding U.S. Foreign Policy in Afghanistan
HONR278D National Security Dilemmas
HONR278P Crime and Public Policy
HONR279O Counterterrorism
HONR288L Medical Devices: Applied Ethics and Public Policy
HONR378N Research in Science and Public Policy for the US National Security Agency (Scholarship and Practice) 
INST201 - Introduction to Information Science 
INST335 - Teams and Organizations 
INST354 - Decision-Making for Information Science 
INST466 - Technology, Culture, and Society 
PHYS199M The Manhattan Project 
SOCY463 Sociology of Combat
SOCY464 Military Sociology
SOCY465 The Sociology of War

 


Pre-Approved Courses for Political Engagement and Advocacy

GVPT170 American Government
GVPT221 Introduction to Formal Theories of Political Behavior and Politics
GVPT319C Topics in Social Advocacy; Careers in the Social Sector
GVPT319D Topics in Social Advocacy; Careers in Government and Politics
GVPT388B Topical Investigations; Innovation in the Public Sector
GVPT459I Seminar in Comparative Politics; Thinking Like a Citizen: Civic Ideals and Civic Practices
GVPT473 The U.S. Congress
GVPT474 Political Parties
GVPT475 The Presidency and the Executive Branch
GVPT479A Seminar in American Politics; Mobilization and Civic Engagement
PLCY100 Foundations of Public Policy
PLCY201 Leadership for the Common Good
PLCY300 Governance: Collective Action in the Public Interest
PLCY306 Public Policy Analysis in Action
PLCY311 Women in Leadership
PLCY313 Advocacy in the American Political System
PLCY401 Contemporary Issues in Public Policy
COMM107 Oral Communication: Principles and Practices
COMM200 Critical Thinking and Speaking
COMM201 Introduction to Public Relations
COMM230 Argumentation and Debate
COMM324 Communication and Gender
COMM330 Argumentation and Public Policy
COMM401 Interpreting Strategic Discourse
COMM420 Theories of Group Discussion