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    LIN 199SEM - Ub Seminar-Babel Forever! Lang Diff Arise
    Ub Seminar-Babel Forever! Lang Diff Arise A Enrollment Information (not real time - data refreshed nightly)
    Class #:   20726   Enrollment Capacity:   0
    Section:   A   Enrollment Total:   26
    Credits:   3.00 credits   Seats Available:   0
    Dates:   08/27/2018 - 12/07/2018   Status:   CLOSED
    Days, Time:   M W F , 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
    Room:   Capen 110 view map
    Location:   North Campus      
    The threats posed by globalization and modernization to the world's linguistic and cultural diversity are a popular topic of public and academic discussion. This seminar contrasts the effects of these homogenizing forces with the persistent emergence of new diversity. We will investigate language divergence at two levels. A number of special topics- including trade pidgins, language-like whistling and drumming, and invented languages such as Esperanto, Klingon and Quenya- provide additional perspective on communicative inventiveness and on our often conflicted attitudes toward diversity and uniformity.
    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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