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MUS 199SEM - Ub Seminar-Frank Zappa, Media Bias
Ub Seminar-Frank Zappa, Media Bias NEL Enrollment Information (not real time - data refreshed nightly)
Class #:   19510   Enrollment Capacity:   28
Section:   NEL   Enrollment Total:   24
Credits:   3.00 credits   Seats Available:   4
Dates:   08/31/2020 - 12/11/2020   Status:   OPEN
Days, Time:   M W , 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Room:   Slee B1 view map
Location:   North Campus      
Frank Zappa, Media Bias & Censorship The purpose of this course is to explore issues of media bias and censorship in modern American society through the life and work of Frank Zappa. As a musician, Zappa was internationally recognized for composing and performing his own unique genre of music. He also garnered attention from political movements and media outlets for his writings and statements about bias and censorship. This course will survey a thorough body of Zappa's work. Students will examine and analyze song lyrics, along with political trends in media and government that existed concurrently to Zappa's career.
Enrollment Requirements
Prerequisites: Students who have already successfully completed the first year seminar course may not repeat this course. If you have any questions regarding enrollment for this course, please contact your academic advisor.
  Course Description
The three credit UB Seminar is focused on a big idea or challenging issue to engage students with questions of significance in a field of study and, ultimately, to connect their studies with issues of consequence in the wider world. Essential to the UB Curriculum, the Seminar helps students with common learning outcomes focused on fundamental expectations for critical thinking, ethical reasoning, and oral communication, and learning at a university, all within topic focused subject matter. The Seminars provide students with an early connection to UB faculty and the undergraduate experience at a comprehensive, research university. This course is equivalent to any 199 offered in any subject. This course is a controlled enrollment (impacted) course. Students who have previously attempted the course and received a grade of F or R may not be able to repeat the course during the fall or spring semester.
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