The program offers special features in addition to the traditional strengths of a liberal arts curriculum.
Theory of Knowledge (TOK) is a required interdisciplinary course intended to stimulate critical reflection upon the knowledge and experience gained inside and outside the classroom.
The coursework to be completed will be determined in consultation with faculty advisors in Engineering and German.
In the spring semester of the fourth year, students will complete a paid internship in German industry or a university lab.
By arranging work in this fashion, students are able to explore some subjects in depth and some more broadly over the two-year period.
Students may also opt to take individual specific IB courses only, with the aim of earning individual course IB Certificates for each course.The following list of FHS courses represents the course pathways available within each discipline to meet IB Programme requirements successfully.Please contact IB Coordinator Jennifer Gabbard with any questions.All courses offered with the diploma are also available for certificates, though integrated Core components (the most highly-respected components recognized by university programs) are omitted.Certificate coursework for IB still involves Higher Level (HL) and Standard Level (SL) course options.Subjects are studied concurrently, and students are exposed to the two great traditions of learning: the humanities and the sciences.Diploma candidates are required to select one subject from each of the six subject groups.Creativity, Action, Service (CAS) is a key requirement of the diploma curriculum.Students are required to earn hours among these three elements in order to develop awareness, concern, and the ability to work cooperatively with others.James Clark School of Engineering and the Department of Germanic Studies in the School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. The Engineering and German program is for highly motivated students with strong high school or college grades who are willing to embark on an exciting and challenging endeavor.Its purpose is to promote technology, language, and cultural development for students interested in these areas. REQUIREMENTSThe requirements include engineering and science courses, the general education courses required for all students at the University of Maryland, and German courses in language, literature, and culture.