Students at the Architecture and Planning Reflection Space Construction at Silo City in Buffalo.

Students at the Architecture and Planning Reflection Space Construction at Silo City in Buffalo.

Explore your interests, challenge your assumptions.

Academics mean more when you put them into practice. ELN can help you identify the best way to do that. Consider taking our featured courses that incorporate exploration, critical reflection and hands-on learning. Choose from:

UB Seminars. ELN is committed to providing courses featuring field trips, service or engagement with community organizations and leaders. See below for a list of spring 2018 examples. Contact us and we will help find the right fit for you.


Spring 2018 Courses

  • END 457 – Creative Problem Solving for Global Challenges
    • Learn to navigate the cultural, economic, political, environmental and technological issues of the world's challenges by developing creative problem solving and design thinking strategies that will advance your academic and professional careers! Course #23504.
  • ENG 199 – Shades of Fake News
    • Learn how to identify bad information and keep it from spreading in Prof. Biehl's spring UB Seminar! Learn where information comes from in this exciting class that will push you to consider your media diet and how it affects your life and understanding of the world. Open to all first-year students without UB Seminar credit. Course #23784.
  • LAI 410 – Literacy, Access and Equity: Embracing Diversity to Enrich Our Community
    • Approach literacy from a social justice stance and work with Buffalo Public School K-8 multilingual learners to help develop the literacy skills needed to communicate, problem solve, design, argue and plan. The class will meet on North Campus with field experiences at BPS #6. Course #24583.
  • LIN 496 – Linguistics Internship
    • Students are placed in the Buffalo Public Schools as teacher's aides or tutors, working with children on developing their language and literacy skills. Interns will work about 8-10 hours per week. Email Prof. David Fertig for more information or to apply. Course #14229
  • SSC 198 – Move Your Research to the Next Level
    • If you want an intro to UB's research culture, SSC 198 "Move Your Research to the Next Level" is the course for you! Gain a deeper understanding of how research can facilitate impactful global change through course work and a digital media campaign designed for a NGO. Course #22208.
  • UE 498 – Transnational Community Development Studio
    • Bring ideas for community-focused projects and enhance your cultural competence and communication skills through online engagement and collaboration with students from San Luis Potosí, Mexico. You’ll gain hands-on experience through project-based learning that will support your academic and professional goals. Course #22100 (COIL Section).


Short-term study abroad. Spend your winter or summer session exploring distant regions and cultures with renowned UB faculty members. Take these courses as part of your UBC Global Pathways requirements.



Mentored research opportunities. Whether you're interested in science or inspired by the humanities, all students can benefit from participating in mentored research. Find out how CURCA can provide you with projects, funding and opportunities to present your work.

Independent projects. Have an idea for an experiential learning project or want to dive deeper into a topic of interest? Meet with ELN faculty and staff to explore offerings and opportunities.

Learn how to incorporate experiential learning into your UB education. Stop by 17 Norton to get started today.