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    CHE 199SEM - Ub Seminar-Conf In Sci:Rel,Pol,And Ethi
    Ub Seminar-Conf In Sci:Rel,Pol,And Ethi A Enrollment Information (not real time - data refreshed nightly)
    Class #:   21578   Enrollment Capacity:   28
    Section:   A   Enrollment Total:   0
    Credits:   3.00 credits   Seats Available:   28
    Dates:   01/29/2018 - 05/11/2018   Status:   OPEN
    Days, Time:   T R , 2:00 PM - 3:20 PM
    Room:   Talbrt 113 view map
    Location:   North Campus      
    Science is thought of as being ?exact? and free of human foible. In reality, science is fraught with human frailty: ideology, greed, power, politics, ego. The course will explore religious, political, factual, personal, and ethical conflicts in science from the 17th century to the present day. From Copernicus and Galileo placing the sun at the center of our solar system to Darwin describing the evolution of the species to issues of genetic engineering and stem cell research, science must always be placed in the context of society at the time. New facts do not speak for themselves, but must be placed within the world where they are first revealed.
    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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