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    BCH 199SEM - Ub Seminar-Dancing Dna;embodying The Hum
    Ub Seminar-Dancing Dna;embodying The Hum BCH Enrollment Information (not real time - data refreshed nightly)
    Class #:   23342   Enrollment Capacity:   25
    Section:   BCH   Enrollment Total:   21
    Credits:   3.00 credits   Seats Available:   4
    Dates:   01/29/2018 - 05/11/2018   Status:   OPEN
    Days, Time:   M W , 12:00 PM - 1:20 PM
    Room:   Alumni 188 view map
    Location:   North Campus      
    The ability to engage in the creative process is one factor that makes human beings unique. Processes of creation can be observed both in the movement embedded in our cells and through conscious expressions of human endeavor such as choreography. In this course, we seek to explore the commonalities between movement that occur at the molecular level in the DNA and movements that exist in the whole body while experiencing and creating dance. This course brings processes of the human genome together with movement/dance creation. Dialog between these systems will provide knowledge and experiences that allow students to integrate choreographic methods and devices with an understanding of the human genome to enhance literacy in both disciplines and an appreciation of the importance of each. By visualizing and embodying molecular processes through dance, students will identify with these fundamental functions as a part of themselves- understand how they function and that they are constantly at work. Topics covered will include: genome maintenance, DNA replication, chromosome condensation and segregation, as well as explorations of space, size, dynamics, shape, body parts, repetition, retrograde, transposition, transformation and augmentation.
    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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