(Click on an essay title to read the essay in the UMUC Digital Repository.)
"Benefits and Implications of Globalization and Post Modernization on the Operations of Multinational corporations in the United States and Abroad"
"Madagascar and Globalization: Take the Good with the Bad?"
"Childhood Obesity: Relationship to Fast Food"
The essay contest is open to all UMUC students and invites them to demonstrate their social science knowledge and critical thinking skills. Essays must examine a contemporary social problem or issue and analyze it from a theoretical perspective or approach of one or more disciplines in the social sciences.
A panel of UMUC faculty chooses the winning essays. This year's winners received the following prizes:
First place: A student membership in the academic organization of his or her choice (up to $100), a plaque and a $100 prize
Second place: Social science book(s), a certificate and a $50 prize
Third place: Social science book(s), a certificate and a $25 prize
The contest is proudly sponsored by Maryland Theta, UMUC's chapter of Pi Gamma Mu, the International Honor Society for the Social Sciences. The winning authors are encouraged to submit their essays to Pi Gamma Mu's flagship journal, International Social Science Review, for publication.
The Library joins the entire UMUC community in congratulating this year's winners!