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UB Undergraduate Academic Schedule: Spring 2022

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JDS 199SEM - Ub Seminar-Modern Rev: Indus, Poli, Socia
Ub Seminar-Modern Rev: Indus, Poli, Socia COH Enrollment Information (not real time - data refreshed nightly)
Class #:   21909   Enrollment Capacity:   28
Section:   COH   Enrollment Total:   28
Credits:   3.00 credits   Seats Available:   0
Dates:   01/31/2022 - 05/13/2022   Status:   CLOSED
Days, Time:   T R , 12:30 PM - 1:50 PM
Room:   Park 440 view map
Location:   North Campus      
What are revolutions? What makes a revolution revolutionary? How are we affected by them? Evolution occurs by gradual incremental small changes; revolution tears up, ruptures, changes radically. Revolutions can occur overnight or take centuries. The Industrial Revolution, for instance, is still occurring, eliminating the last remnants of a past world of tradition, community and hierarchy, replacing that slower more personal world with abstract high-speed relations of space, time, communications, commodities and above all of money. In its wake came the prospect of widespread prosperity, and the political ideas of democracy, human rights, equality and liberty, which inspired the American, French, Russian and Chinese revolutions, as well as producing populist counter-movements, culminating in fascism This course will examine selected modern revolutions to better understand the transformations of the human condition social, economic, political, cultural which they produced and which in large measure determine our world and who we are today.
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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