Fall 2018 UB Seminar Courses (3-credit)

The following are approved 3-credit UB Seminar courses for Fall 2018 with open seats. Incoming first-year and transfer students with less than 45 domestic credits will take a 3-credit UB Seminar. 

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AAS 199SEM - The American Image:Art, Media

How do images affect culture, society, and identity in America? As Americans, how do we sort out whom we are, while constantly bombarded with images and symbols telling us who we should be? These are a few of the questions we will explore in this cross-cultural course on American diversity. Investigating the roles of race, class, religion, gender, and sexuality in the world of images. Throughout the semester, we will pay particular attention to visual mediums such as art, television, movies, printed images, and a host of cultural symbols affecting us everyday. Readings and other course materials are interdisciplinary, including anthropological and historical perspectives, documentary films, literary material, and most of all, art.

Section: NEZ1
Registration Number: 21064
Instructor: Zarragoitia,Nestor E
Schedule: MWF 11:00am - 11:50am
Location: Alumni 88 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 1

AAS 199SEM - The African American Artist

From their earliest arrival in the American colonies until current times, African American artists have strived to establish their artistic traditions, while at the same time grappling with their historical social, economic, and political statuses in society. This course will explore that journey, including their struggles for self-identity in an art world whose traditions are rooted in disparity. This class will focus on different eras, art movements, and the lives and works of key artists that define this vision. We will examine the overall impacts of the African Diaspora on artistic expression, and the interwoven social issues confronting each generation.

Section: NEZ2
Registration Number: 21065
Instructor: Zarragoitia,Nestor E
Schedule: MWF 9:00am - 9:50am
Location: Capen 109 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 21

AAS 199SEM - Aesthetic of Culture

This course will offer the opportunity to explore various African and African American, traditions and life experiences through the lens of film. From an aesthetic point of view we will gain insight and appreciation by analyzing cinematic productions through various methodologies. Students will gain knowledge of the deciphering modes of viewing movies while developing reception skills that are unique to the understanding of the African American experience. The socio-cultural issues being addressed by these films, while experiencing the artistic forces that shape them.

Section: PAP
Registration Number: 20792
Instructor: Pappas,James G
Schedule: MW 3:00pm - 4:20pm
Location: Bell 138 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 19

AAS 199SEM - African Amer & the City

This seminar explores the social, political, and economic development, as well as the transformation of African American urban experiences from the early 19th century through the 20th century. Emphases will be placed on the social conditions of urban life, the impact of economic policies, geographical location, labor, migration, family and institutional development, and responses to new forms of social control. The course explores the relationship between racial identification and community formation, and assesses the impact of notions of community and community solidarity. It also examines the impact of class and gender on community formation and how communities evolve over time as populations, the economy, and government policies and change in a climate of disinvestment and reinvestment.

Section: WIL
Registration Number: 21954
Instructor: Williams,Lillian S
Schedule: R 1:00pm - 3:40pm
Location: Clemen 1030 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 7

AED 199SEM - Architecture and the Body

FOR APPROVED ARCHITECTURE B.S. STUDENTS *ONLY*

Section: BODY
Registration Number: 21193
Instructor: Tauke,Beth A
Schedule: M 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Location: Hayes 403 (South Campus)
Seats Available: 17

AHI 199SEM - Queer and Feminist Art

This UB Seminar explores Feminist, Queer, and Critical Race Theoretical approaches to writing about art since 1945. What forms of meaning previously unexplored in Art History and Art Criticism emerge in these approaches? Where and how do these approaches intersect?

Section: TT
Registration Number: 20643
Instructor: Triandos,Theodoros I
Schedule: M 6:30pm - 9:10pm
Location: Cfa 144 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 21

AMS 199SEM - New Comers:The Caribbean Ameri

The New Comers: The Caribbean American Immigrant Experience: The New Comers is a multi-disciplinary course which explores the urban experiences of the United States largest Latino immigrants including Puerto Ricans, Mexicans, Cubans and compare their experiences with those of West Indians from Jamaica and Barbados. The course will draw on the methodology of documentary, history, sociology, and economics to examine this topic. We will further explore the socio-cultural, economic experiences and identity formation of these immigrant groups in the United States.

Section: CEN2
Registration Number: 21066
Instructor: Centrie,Craig G
Schedule: TR 5:00pm - 6:20pm
Location: Baldy 108 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 21

AMS 199SEM - Native American Celebrity

Since the time of first contact, North American Indigenous societies have been a source of fascination for the Western world. At times exoticized, romanticized, feared, and detested, perceptions of Native American people were more a reflection of non-Indigenous interests and values than accurate accounts of indigenous histories, cultures and beliefs. Consequently, facts were replaced with the more important "image" of Indigenous peoples which in turn gave way to stereotypes and an assumed, colonized authority over them. For more than two hundred years Native people have then become cast as icons - heroic and otherwise - of American mythology, which has resulted in an often uneasy relationship between historical narrative, racial constructs, and national consciousness.Questions to be explored in this seminar include: How have (in) famous? Indigenous personalities been perceived by mainstream society in the past and present? And, what is the place of Indigenous people within modern contexts of popular and celebrity culture? This course will examine those Native American individuals who have been elevated as celebrities during their lifetimes (and beyond), the circumstances around their fame, and the subsequent impact of such celebrity status upon them and all Indigenous people. Factors to consider will include the social and political climate of historical contexts, responses to Indigenous celebrity then and now, and how media and technology has affected these issues in the present.

Section: DEM
Registration Number: 21730
Instructor: Demchak,Stephen John
Schedule: MW 12:00pm - 1:20pm
Location: Clemen 119 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 24

AMS 199SEM - Native American Celebrity

Since the time of first contact, North American Indigenous societies have been a source of fascination for the Western world. At times exoticized, romanticized, feared, and detested, perceptions of Native American people were more a reflection of non-Indigenous interests and values than accurate accounts of indigenous histories, cultures and beliefs. Consequently, facts were replaced with the more important "image" of Indigenous peoples which in turn gave way to stereotypes and an assumed, colonized authority over them. For more than two hundred years Native people have then become cast as icons - heroic and otherwise - of American mythology, which has resulted in an often uneasy relationship between historical narrative, racial constructs, and national consciousness.Questions to be explored in this seminar include: How have (in) famous? Indigenous personalities been perceived by mainstream society in the past and present? And, what is the place of Indigenous people within modern contexts of popular and celebrity culture? This course will examine those Native American individuals who have been elevated as celebrities during their lifetimes (and beyond), the circumstances around their fame, and the subsequent impact of such celebrity status upon them and all Indigenous people. Factors to consider will include the social and political climate of historical contexts, responses to Indigenous celebrity then and now, and how media and technology has affected these issues in the present.

Section: DEM2
Registration Number: 24430
Instructor: Demchak,Stephen John
Schedule: MW 8:00am - 9:20am
Location: Clemen 102 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 27

AMS 199SEM - New World Imaginaries

What is the "New World" and what place does it hold in the cultural imagination of the United States? How have ideas about the "New World" been developed and reinforced? And what are the consequences, in the past as well as the present, of imagining that the Americas were a "New World"? This course explores the notion that the "New World" is a concept that was socially constructed, that this concept has had wide-ranging consequences for the development of the United States, and that our understandings (and misunderstandings) of Native American peoples and tribal nations are closely tied to the ways that the "New World" was imagined in the past and continues to be conceptualized in contemporary US society.

Section: MTP
Registration Number: 23921
Instructor: Mt. Pleasant,Alyssa
Schedule: TR 2:00pm - 3:20pm
Location: Park 143 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 13

APY 199SEM - Contemporary Warfare

This seminar explores war as a contemporary social and political issue, and the effects of war on social life. Questions we will examine include the following. Is war intrinsic to human nature? Does culture cause war? How has the use of technology, especially drones and robots, altered the conduct of war? Why are women used as weapons of war? How do people in war-torn societies endure violence? The course will also explore debates about the so-called War on Terror and about recent attacks by ISIS and other militant groups. Our case studies will be drawn from many areas of the globe, including Rwanda, Iraq, Afghanistan, Colombia, Indonesia, and the United States. Please note this course is for students in the Honors Program only

Section: NEO
Registration Number: 20743
Instructor: Neofotistos,Vasiliki
Schedule: TR 12:30pm - 1:50pm
Location: Filmor 354 (Ellicott Complex)
Seats Available: 16

APY 199SEM - A World of Stone

A World of Stone is a mixed seminar and laboratory-oriented course that focuses on the importance of stone as a natural resource and aspect of technology in world prehistory. The primary focus of the course is on the analysis and interpretation of chipped stone tools in archaeological context from a design perspective, including the hands-on production of tools through flint-knapping. The course also provides a survey of the use of stone in various contexts, from monumental architecture to the smallest of stone tool fragments, and from around the globe and at different times in prehistory to include: stone tools in paleo-anthropology- as critical elements of hominid evolution, Olmec Heads, Inca Stones, Stonehenge, birdstones and bannerstones, among others. The course examines stone tool materials, production technologies, use and discard patterns- from design and organization of technology frameworks. These aspects of technology are discussed in the context of problem-oriented research relating to subsistence, settlement patterns, land use, social organization and political development at various times in human history. Laboratory sessions will involve hands-on projects to aid in recognizing characteristics of stone artifacts and developing analyses that incorporate such characteristics. Students will participate in flint-knapping experiments and are encouraged to use the tools and debitage they make as experimental archaeological data.

Section: PER
Registration Number: 20918
Instructor: Perrelli,Douglas J
Schedule: MWF 10:00am - 10:50am
Location: Filmor 354 (Ellicott Complex)
Seats Available: 16

ART 199SEM - Art in the Toxic Field

This seminar couples academic and empirical research with the practice of art making, with an emphasis on drawing, to examine the toxicity of the environment around us. People pollute the environment as individuals, corporations, and governments. Buffalo is rich in its history of industry and the waste that comes with it, from the development of hydrogenated fats to nuclear bombs. Physical evidence abounds, in analog and digital archives and in the land itself. Through primary research in UB's Archives, text analysis, presentations on contemporary art, and field trips, students will investigate and respond to the impact of industry on the natural environment. The class will pay particular attention to the Love Canal. In 1978, this dumpsite near Niagara Falls brought the issue of industrial waste to national attention when citizen activists revealed that the subdivision and elementary school where they lived were built atop 20,000 tons of hazardous chemical materials.

Section: JL
Registration Number: 22983
Instructor: Linder,Joan L
Schedule: 10:00am - 12:40pm
Location: Cfa 218 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 14

ART 199SEM - Injuring me; Injuring you

Injurying Me, Injurying You: The Body In Pain. This seminar explores the body as a site of interchange between visuality and trauma. We will be concerned with the signifying conventions of representing trauma in visual culture and art. As a class, we will discuss trauma in both western and non-western contexts, and ask the following questions: How can we represent traumatic events? How does the body feature in this presentation? How can we understand the body as it enunciates traumatic events? What are the theoretical discussions around the body and its relationship to traumatic events? What are different modes of witnessing? What are the differences between massive cultural traumas (like genocide), and personal experiences of trauma? What strategies have artists developed to address these questions? The subject of this class is intrinsically interdisciplinary and requires a synthetic methodology that draws widely upon different theoretical strategies in psychology, art history, anthropology, critical theory, feminism, history, philosophy, political science, and sociology. Students are encouraged to explore any and all disciplinary models in thinking about trauma and the body, and are required to regularly reflect on artworks and readings in blog posts, develop a research paper, and present their insights on art and trauma in class using one artwork.

Section: JT
Registration Number: 24379
Instructor: Tumbas,Jasmina
Schedule: W 9:00am - 11:40am
Location: Filmor 352 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 19

ART 199SEM - The Artists Journey

The idea of a journey suggests an intensely personal quest for change or fulfillment where a considerable amount of time and distance will be covered. Making the decision to be an artist is committing to a lifelong journey where one expects to encounter unknown obstacles and detours. There is no map to follow or guarantee of safe passage. It is risky but it can also be highly rewarding. In this course a diverse group of emerging, mid-career and established artists are observed as they reflect upon their lives, sources of inspiration, motivations and working processes. Profiled artists include painters, sculptors, printmakers, photographers, installation and new media artists from diverse demographic and cultural backgrounds. Through exposure to these artists, students will be introduced to the expanded field of contemporary visual art.

Section: MG
Registration Number: 21614
Instructor: Goldfarb,Maximilian
Schedule: T 12:00pm - 2:40pm
Location: Alumni 88 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 17

AS 199SEM - The Idea of India

70 years after gaining independence, and more than a century after beginning its struggle for independence from the British Raj, this course will evaluate the legacy of India as both an idea and a reality by asking: To what extent has postcolonial India lived up to the promises outlined in the preamble to its 1949 constitution ?to secure to all its citizens? justice, liberty, equality, and fraternity? What role has colonialism played in shaping present-day Indian society? ?The Idea of India? will serve as an introduction to the vexed histories of colonialism, caste, gender, religion, language, and politics in modern India. No prerequisite coursework or experience with Asian Studies is expected prior to the start of the course. Students enrolled in the course will examine primary sources and secondary scholarship to understand debates about India?s status (aspiration or actual) as an independent political, cultural, and economic unit. Through online ?running notes? and exercises, in-class debates, and a final project, students will employ a various media (written, oral, visual) to argue, synthesize, and critically analyze unresolved questions about India?s past, present, and future. We will connect ethical debates about area studies with discussions of academic integrity to explore the broader political implications of how, why, and for whom knowledge gets produced.

Section: HAK
Registration Number: 23528
Instructor: Hakala,Walter Nils
Schedule: MW 3:00pm - 4:20pm
Location: Obrian 10 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 24

CEP 199SEM - Educational Inequalities

Educational Inequalities and Achievement Gaps: How unequal are educational opportunities and achievement outcomes among racial and socioeconomic groups of students in the nation?s public schools? Why do American students? math and science achievement lag behind their peers in other developed nations? What cause educational underachievement among disadvantaged minority students? What policy interventions work for eliminating the inequality of educational opportunities and closing the achievement gaps? In this seminar, students will read about and discuss major educational inequity issues facing educators and policy makers today. By taking the course, students will be able to understand the state, causes and consequences of educational inequity problems and to explore evidence-based policy interventions.

Section: JL
Registration Number: 23972
Instructor: Lee,Jaekyung
Schedule: TR 8:30am - 9:50am
Location: Norton 216 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 1

CHI 199SEM - Today's China

This course is an introduction to contemporary China from the founding of the People?s Republic of China in 1949. Today?s China invites students to read articles and watch visual material that presents contemporary Chinese culture and society from a number of perspectives. This class invites students to gain understanding of China as an idea, as an important subject for American foreign policy, an as a multifaceted society and culture. The UB Seminar is an introduction to the expectations and opportunities for undergraduate students at the University at Buffalo. By the end of the course, students will gain an understanding of the society and culture of contemporary China and acquire research and study skills to perform at a university level.

Section: 000
Registration Number: 24639
Instructor: Macdonald,Sean
Schedule: MWF 10:00am - 10:50am
Location: Norton 209 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 13

CL 199SEM - The Ancient World in the Movie

This course will explore the representation of the ancient Greek and Roman worlds in modern cinema, focusing on films made between 1960 and the present. We will pay attention not only to what these films show us about modern attitudes toward the ancient world, but also to how modern filmmakers use these films, set in antiquity, to talk about our modern world. Students will explore works of literature, ancient and modern, that offer our discussions rich context and further into how narratives reflect and shape cultural values.

Section: MCG
Registration Number: 20840
Instructor: McGuire,Donald T.
Schedule: TR 12:30pm - 1:50pm
Location: Filmor 351 (Ellicott Complex)
Seats Available: 6

COL 199SEM - On Dignity and Death

What is dignity? What is the relationship of dignity to what Victor Hugo calls the inviolability of life, but also and no less trenchantly to both the death penalty and the right to die? How does the concept of dignity work both to defend and to challenge both the death penalty and the right to die? On Dignity and Death explores these questions through readings of philosophy (Cicero, Kant, Hegel, Foucault), criminology (Beccaria), legal and medical accounts (Dworkin, Cohen-Almagor), literature (Hugo, Camus, Capote, Mailer), and abolitionists (Badinter, Prejean). We will also read the Universal Declaration of Universal Human Rights (1948) and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (proposed 1966, ratified 1976) in order to examine the paradox of a universal human right to life that coexists with the death penalty. In addition, we will read several United States Supreme Court decisions concerning both the States right to put to death and its right to make live.

Section: DJ2
Registration Number: 21670
Instructor: Johnson,David E.
Schedule: TR 2:00pm - 3:20pm
Location: Frnczk 408 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 18

COL 199SEM - Art & Madness

When we think of artists we often imagine people who are eccentric, at odds with the everyday world, and indulging in impulsive emotions: easily irascible, self-absorbed, volatile, passionate, melancholic, and self-destructive are some of the adjectives that come to mind. Two of the most celebrated modern artists have been known for their madness and social isolation: Van Gogh and Beethoven. Their iconic status in popular culture as prototypical romantic artists is not accidental, since it was Romanticism that established the modern image of the artistic genius as a mad and self-destructive character. At the same time, the artist's volatile psychology is often explained as the effect of inspiration: the artist seems to have a special, even sacred relation to a higher, spiritual reality to which average people lack access.

Section: KN
Registration Number: 23597
Instructor: Nikolopoulou,Kalliopi
Schedule: MWF 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Location: Capen 260 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 9

COL 199SEM - Quarrel Between Philo & Lit

Quarrel Between Philosophy and Literature: Why do philosophers read poets, and why do poets read philosophy? The course will trace the history of this question, beginning with the ?quarrel? between philosophy and poetry in antiquity and leading up to the contemporary conversations and polemics between the two disciplines. This quarrel between philosophy and poetry is mentioned in Plato, and already at that time it was perceived as ?ancient.? The course will begin by exploring the provenance and the stakes of this quarrel as seen by Plato and proceed on this basis to inquire into its formulations in later texts, from ancient Greece to 20th literature, philosophy, and film. This seminar is open to all students interested in exploring the fascinating and challenging intersections between the two main areas of the humanities: literature and philosophy. Reading literary and philosophical texts, we will discuss such questions as the nature of human existence, the problem of time, death, and finitude, the role of gender, as well as the differences and similarities between imagination and reason, passion and logic, literary language and philosophical argumentation. What is the difference between how poetry and philosophy address and express those issues? How is poetic/literary saying different from philosophical ways of telling? How do we think between poetic images and philosophical reasoning/argumentation? In the first part of the course, we will examine convergences and differences between literary and philosophical texts in antiquity (Plato, Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics, Sophocles' tragedies), the Middle Ages (Boethius), and the Enlightenment (Voltaire). Rethinking the heritage of Greek culture and tragedy for the moderns, Nietzsche's influential study The Birth of Tragedy will serve as the transition to the questions that characterize contemporary debates between philosophy and literature. After The Birth of Tragedy, we will read essays by Heidegger and Irigaray, and a number of literary texts: short stories by Dinesen, Borges, and Faulkner, poetry by Wislawa Szymborska, Reggio?s film, Koyaanisqatsi.

Section: KZ
Registration Number: 21833
Instructor: Ziarek,Krzysztof
Schedule: MWF 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Location: Park 440 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 23

COL 199SEM - Literature and/of Human Rights

This course will explore the intersections between literature and human rights through a number of contemporary post-modern, diasporic and post-colonial works.Summary: a). Narratives of witness; b). poetics of sentiment, creating an audience; c) politics of representation / aestheticization d.) suffering of others, e.) articulation of rights. How does literature bear witness to human suffering and crimes against humanity? A prominent dimension of the novel since its inception has been the drama of human suffering and championship of the persecuted. In the 18th century, an iconic instance of this was Richardsons heroine, Clarissa; in the 19th century, the social protest novels of Charles Dickens, Mrs. Gaskell and others charted the horrors of industrialization in Victorian Britain while Zola?s Rougon-Macquart cycle did the same for the French underclasses. Across the Atlantic, a large corpus of slave narratives and novels like Uncle Toms Cabin gave momentum to the abolitionist movement which became to precursor to the contemporary discourse around human rights.

Section: SI
Registration Number: 20662
Instructor: Irlam,Shaun A.
Schedule: TR 11:00am - 12:20pm
Location: Capen 108 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 27

CSE 199SR - How the Internet Works

The Internet is changing every aspect of our lives, including how we communicate, learn, navigate, organize, work, play, and love. The Internet also represents a crowning achievement of computing: a single system uniting hardware and software, theory and implementation, standards and innovation, engineering and science, protests that topple governments and stupid cat videos. This course provides an overview of how the Internet works by describing everything required to answer a single search query. Along with its technologies, we will delve into the Internet?s past and future, policy challenges, and societal implications. The course is targeted at a general audience, but because the Internet reflects contributions from many areas of computer science and computer engineering, it also provides a good overview for potential majors. Familiarity with the web and access to a personal computer are assumed, but no technical background is required. Enrollment in this course includes a lecture twice per week and your selection of a once per week recitation topic.

Section: A
Registration Number: 20731
Instructor: Hartloff,Jesse Lee
Schedule: MW 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Location: Nsc 222 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 40

CSE 199SR - How the Internet Works

The Internet is changing every aspect of our lives, including how we communicate, learn, navigate, organize, work, play, and love. The Internet also represents a crowning achievement of computing: a single system uniting hardware and software, theory and implementation, standards and innovation, engineering and science, protests that topple governments and stupid cat videos. This course provides an overview of how the Internet works by describing everything required to answer a single search query. Along with its technologies, we will delve into the Internet?s past and future, policy challenges, and societal implications. The course is targeted at a general audience, but because the Internet reflects contributions from many areas of computer science and computer engineering, it also provides a good overview for potential majors. Familiarity with the web and access to a personal computer are assumed, but no technical background is required. Enrollment in this course includes a lecture twice per week and your selection of a once per week recitation topic.

Section: B
Registration Number: 20732
Instructor: Hartloff,Jesse Lee
Schedule: MW 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Location: Hoch 114 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 20

CSE 199SR - How the Internet Works

The Internet is changing every aspect of our lives, including how we communicate, learn, navigate, organize, work, play, and love. The Internet also represents a crowning achievement of computing: a single system uniting hardware and software, theory and implementation, standards and innovation, engineering and science, protests that topple governments and stupid cat videos. This course provides an overview of how the Internet works by describing everything required to answer a single search query. Along with its technologies, we will delve into the Internet?s past and future, policy challenges, and societal implications. The course is targeted at a general audience, but because the Internet reflects contributions from many areas of computer science and computer engineering, it also provides a good overview for potential majors. Familiarity with the web and access to a personal computer are assumed, but no technical background is required. Enrollment in this course includes a lecture twice per week and your selection of a once per week recitation topic.

Section: C
Registration Number: 20737
Instructor: Hartloff,Jesse Lee
Schedule: MW 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Location: Cooke 121 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 20

CSE 199SR - How the Internet Works

The Internet is changing every aspect of our lives, including how we communicate, learn, navigate, organize, work, play, and love. The Internet also represents a crowning achievement of computing: a single system uniting hardware and software, theory and implementation, standards and innovation, engineering and science, protests that topple governments and stupid cat videos. This course provides an overview of how the Internet works by describing everything required to answer a single search query. Along with its technologies, we will delve into the Internet?s past and future, policy challenges, and societal implications. The course is targeted at a general audience, but because the Internet reflects contributions from many areas of computer science and computer engineering, it also provides a good overview for potential majors. Familiarity with the web and access to a personal computer are assumed, but no technical background is required. Enrollment in this course includes a lecture twice per week and your selection of a once per week recitation topic.

Section: D
Registration Number: 21468
Instructor: Hartloff,Jesse Lee
Schedule: MW 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Location: Nsc 218 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 18

CSE 199SR - How the Internet Works

This is the recitation for companion twice weekly lecture.

Section: D3
Registration Number: 21471
Instructor: Hartloff,Jesse Lee
Schedule: F 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Location: Nsc 222 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 1

CSE 199SR - How the Internet Works

The Internet is changing every aspect of our lives, including how we communicate, learn, navigate, organize, work, play, and love. The Internet also represents a crowning achievement of computing: a single system uniting hardware and software, theory and implementation, standards and innovation, engineering and science, protests that topple governments and stupid cat videos. This course provides an overview of how the Internet works by describing everything required to answer a single search query. Along with its technologies, we will delve into the Internet?s past and future, policy challenges, and societal implications. The course is targeted at a general audience, but because the Internet reflects contributions from many areas of computer science and computer engineering, it also provides a good overview for potential majors. Familiarity with the web and access to a personal computer are assumed, but no technical background is required. Enrollment in this course includes a lecture twice per week and your selection of a once per week recitation topic.

Section: E
Registration Number: 22073
Instructor: Hartloff,Jesse Lee
Schedule: MW 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Location: Nsc 228 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 17

CSE 199SR - How the Internet Works

The Internet is changing every aspect of our lives, including how we communicate, learn, navigate, organize, work, play, and love. The Internet also represents a crowning achievement of computing: a single system uniting hardware and software, theory and implementation, standards and innovation, engineering and science, protests that topple governments and stupid cat videos. This course provides an overview of how the Internet works by describing everything required to answer a single search query. Along with its technologies, we will delve into the Internet?s past and future, policy challenges, and societal implications. The course is targeted at a general audience, but because the Internet reflects contributions from many areas of computer science and computer engineering, it also provides a good overview for potential majors. Familiarity with the web and access to a personal computer are assumed, but no technical background is required. Enrollment in this course includes a lecture twice per week and your selection of a once per week recitation topic.

Section: F
Registration Number: 22072
Instructor: Hartloff,Jesse Lee
Schedule: MW 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Location: Knox 110 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 30

CSE 199SR - How the Internet Works

This is the recitation for companion twice weekly lecture.

Section: F1
Registration Number: 22084
Instructor: Hartloff,Jesse Lee
Schedule: F 10:00am - 10:50am
Location: Norton 213 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 6

CSE 199SR - How the Internet Works

This is the recitation for companion twice weekly lecture.

Section: F3
Registration Number: 22086
Instructor: Hartloff,Jesse Lee
Schedule: R 10:00am - 10:50am
Location: Capen 108 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 4

DMS 199SEM - Making and Being Made by Media

Section: LISO
Registration Number: 23722
Instructor: Lison,Andrew
Schedule: MW 1:00pm - 2:20pm
Location: Cfa 244 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 5

DMS 199SEM - From Screens to Screens

Open to Freshman ONLY. In todays culture, moving images circulate across platforms and screens; film, television, and video shape our lives in a variety of ways. They persuade, entertain, educate, and distract us. In this seminar, students will learn to critically analyze moving images through making. The course will introduce students to the history of media production and study with screenings and readings that highlight the range of approaches to the organization and reception of media work. The seminar is organized into practical workshops and discussions. Assignments will require students to develop their reading and writing skills in addition to learning the basic principles of documentary, narrative, and experimental filmmaking including scriptwriting, interviewing, cinematography, editing, and distribution tools.

Section: SARL
Registration Number: 20749
Instructor: Sarlin,Paige H
Schedule: MW 11:00am - 12:20pm
Location: Cfa 286 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 6

EAS 199SL - Grand Challenges for Engineeri

Engineers are problem solvers. Problem solving in engineering practice (i.e., industry) differs from the problems typically encountered in the classroom. Notably, "real world" problems are ill-structured, have multiple conflicting objectives, non-engineering standards and constraints, require knowledge from multiple disciplines (even beyond engineering!) and necessitate working on a team. The objective of this course is to allow students with an interest in engineering to explore an engineering identity. Through this exploration, students will gain an appreciation for the characteristics of good engineers: (1) Technical competence (technical knowledge, problem-solving skills, creativity; (2) Interpersonal skills (strong technical communication, effective teamwork); (3) Work ethic (attention to detail, diligence, persistence); and (4) Moral standards: honesty, integrity. This exploration will be facilitated through team projects, individual assignments and a professional development and career planning portfolio. The theme for this course will be consideration of the "Grand Challenges for Engineering" as defined by the National Academy of Engineers (www.engineeringchallenges.org).This is the recitation for companion twice weekly lecture.

Section: I4
Registration Number: 21016
Instructor: Stamm,Jennifer Rose
Schedule: F 10:00am - 10:50am
Location: Bell 337 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 3

EAS 199SL - Grand Challenges for Engineeri

Engineers are problem solvers. Problem solving in engineering practice (i.e., industry) differs from the problems typically encountered in the classroom. Notably, "real world" problems are ill-structured, have multiple conflicting objectives, non-engineering standards and constraints, require knowledge from multiple disciplines (even beyond engineering!) and necessitate working on a team. The objective of this course is to allow students with an interest in engineering to explore an engineering identity. Through this exploration, students will gain an appreciation for the characteristics of good engineers: (1) Technical competence (technical knowledge, problem-solving skills, creativity; (2) Interpersonal skills (strong technical communication, effective teamwork); (3) Work ethic (attention to detail, diligence, persistence); and (4) Moral standards: honesty, integrity. This exploration will be facilitated through team projects, individual assignments and a professional development and career planning portfolio. The theme for this course will be consideration of the "Grand Challenges for Engineering" as defined by the National Academy of Engineers (www.engineeringchallenges.org).Enrollment in this course includes a lecture twice per week and a once per week recitation.

Section: J
Registration Number: 21017
Instructor: Burke,Kevin M
Schedule: TR 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Location: Knox 110 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 6

EAS 199SL - Grand Challenges for Engineeri

Engineers are problem solvers. Problem solving in engineering practice (i.e., industry) differs from the problems typically encountered in the classroom. Notably, "real world" problems are ill-structured, have multiple conflicting objectives, non-engineering standards and constraints, require knowledge from multiple disciplines (even beyond engineering!) and necessitate working on a team. The objective of this course is to allow students with an interest in engineering to explore an engineering identity. Through this exploration, students will gain an appreciation for the characteristics of good engineers: (1) Technical competence (technical knowledge, problem-solving skills, creativity; (2) Interpersonal skills (strong technical communication, effective teamwork); (3) Work ethic (attention to detail, diligence, persistence); and (4) Moral standards: honesty, integrity. This exploration will be facilitated through team projects, individual assignments and a professional development and career planning portfolio. The theme for this course will be consideration of the "Grand Challenges for Engineering" as defined by the National Academy of Engineers (www.engineeringchallenges.org).This is the recitation for companion twice weekly lecture.

Section: J3
Registration Number: 21020
Instructor: Burke,Kevin M
Schedule: W 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Location: Clemen 106 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 6

EAS 199SL - Grand Challenges for Engineeri

Engineers are problem solvers. Problem solving in engineering practice (i.e., industry) differs from the problems typically encountered in the classroom. Notably, "real world" problems are ill-structured, have multiple conflicting objectives, non-engineering standards and constraints, require knowledge from multiple disciplines (even beyond engineering!) and necessitate working on a team. The objective of this course is to allow students with an interest in engineering to explore an engineering identity. Through this exploration, students will gain an appreciation for the characteristics of good engineers: (1) Technical competence (technical knowledge, problem-solving skills, creativity; (2) Interpersonal skills (strong technical communication, effective teamwork); (3) Work ethic (attention to detail, diligence, persistence); and (4) Moral standards: honesty, integrity. This exploration will be facilitated through team projects, individual assignments and a professional development and career planning portfolio. The theme for this course will be consideration of the "Grand Challenges for Engineering" as defined by the National Academy of Engineers (www.engineeringchallenges.org).Enrollment in this course includes a lecture twice per week and a once per week recitation.

Section: K
Registration Number: 21022
Instructor: Latorre,Julia Talarico
Schedule: MW 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Location: Alumni 97 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 44

EAS 199SL - Grand Challenges for Engineeri

Engineers are problem solvers. Problem solving in engineering practice (i.e., industry) differs from the problems typically encountered in the classroom. Notably, "real world" problems are ill-structured, have multiple conflicting objectives, non-engineering standards and constraints, require knowledge from multiple disciplines (even beyond engineering!) and necessitate working on a team. The objective of this course is to allow students with an interest in engineering to explore an engineering identity. Through this exploration, students will gain an appreciation for the characteristics of good engineers: (1) Technical competence (technical knowledge, problem-solving skills, creativity; (2) Interpersonal skills (strong technical communication, effective teamwork); (3) Work ethic (attention to detail, diligence, persistence); and (4) Moral standards: honesty, integrity. This exploration will be facilitated through team projects, individual assignments and a professional development and career planning portfolio. The theme for this course will be consideration of the "Grand Challenges for Engineering" as defined by the National Academy of Engineers (www.engineeringchallenges.org).This is the recitation for companion twice weekly lecture.

Section: K2
Registration Number: 21024
Instructor: Latorre,Julia Talarico
Schedule: T 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Location: Capen 257 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 7

EAS 199SL - Grand Challenges for Engineeri

Engineers are problem solvers. Problem solving in engineering practice (i.e., industry) differs from the problems typically encountered in the classroom. Notably, "real world" problems are ill-structured, have multiple conflicting objectives, non-engineering standards and constraints, require knowledge from multiple disciplines (even beyond engineering!) and necessitate working on a team. The objective of this course is to allow students with an interest in engineering to explore an engineering identity. Through this exploration, students will gain an appreciation for the characteristics of good engineers: (1) Technical competence (technical knowledge, problem-solving skills, creativity; (2) Interpersonal skills (strong technical communication, effective teamwork); (3) Work ethic (attention to detail, diligence, persistence); and (4) Moral standards: honesty, integrity. This exploration will be facilitated through team projects, individual assignments and a professional development and career planning portfolio. The theme for this course will be consideration of the "Grand Challenges for Engineering" as defined by the National Academy of Engineers (www.engineeringchallenges.org).This is the recitation for companion twice weekly lecture.

Section: K3
Registration Number: 21025
Instructor: Latorre,Julia Talarico
Schedule: F 9:00am - 9:50am
Location: Capen 110 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 15

EAS 199SL - Grand Challenges for Engineeri

Engineers are problem solvers. Problem solving in engineering practice (i.e., industry) differs from the problems typically encountered in the classroom. Notably, "real world" problems are ill-structured, have multiple conflicting objectives, non-engineering standards and constraints, require knowledge from multiple disciplines (even beyond engineering!) and necessitate working on a team. The objective of this course is to allow students with an interest in engineering to explore an engineering identity. Through this exploration, students will gain an appreciation for the characteristics of good engineers: (1) Technical competence (technical knowledge, problem-solving skills, creativity; (2) Interpersonal skills (strong technical communication, effective teamwork); (3) Work ethic (attention to detail, diligence, persistence); and (4) Moral standards: honesty, integrity. This exploration will be facilitated through team projects, individual assignments and a professional development and career planning portfolio. The theme for this course will be consideration of the "Grand Challenges for Engineering" as defined by the National Academy of Engineers (www.engineeringchallenges.org).This is the recitation for companion twice weekly lecture.

Section: K4
Registration Number: 21026
Instructor: Latorre,Julia Talarico
Schedule: F 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Location: Talbrt 103 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 21

EAS 199SL - Grand Challenges for Engineeri

Engineers are problem solvers. Problem solving in engineering practice (i.e., industry) differs from the problems typically encountered in the classroom. Notably, "real world" problems are ill-structured, have multiple conflicting objectives, non-engineering standards and constraints, require knowledge from multiple disciplines (even beyond engineering!) and necessitate working on a team. The objective of this course is to allow students with an interest in engineering to explore an engineering identity. Through this exploration, students will gain an appreciation for the characteristics of good engineers: (1) Technical competence (technical knowledge, problem-solving skills, creativity; (2) Interpersonal skills (strong technical communication, effective teamwork); (3) Work ethic (attention to detail, diligence, persistence); and (4) Moral standards: honesty, integrity. This exploration will be facilitated through team projects, individual assignments and a professional development and career planning portfolio. The theme for this course will be consideration of the "Grand Challenges for Engineering" as defined by the National Academy of Engineers (www.engineeringchallenges.org).Enrollment in this course includes a lecture twice per week and a once per week recitation.

Section: L
Registration Number: 21461
Instructor: Hammond,Emily M
Schedule: MW 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Location: Baldy 101 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 20

EAS 199SL - Grand Challenges for Engineeri

Engineers are problem solvers. Problem solving in engineering practice (i.e., industry) differs from the problems typically encountered in the classroom. Notably, "real world" problems are ill-structured, have multiple conflicting objectives, non-engineering standards and constraints, require knowledge from multiple disciplines (even beyond engineering!) and necessitate working on a team. The objective of this course is to allow students with an interest in engineering to explore an engineering identity. Through this exploration, students will gain an appreciation for the characteristics of good engineers: (1) Technical competence (technical knowledge, problem-solving skills, creativity; (2) Interpersonal skills (strong technical communication, effective teamwork); (3) Work ethic (attention to detail, diligence, persistence); and (4) Moral standards: honesty, integrity. This exploration will be facilitated through team projects, individual assignments and a professional development and career planning portfolio. The theme for this course will be consideration of the "Grand Challenges for Engineering" as defined by the National Academy of Engineers (www.engineeringchallenges.org).This is the recitation for companion twice weekly lecture.

Section: L3
Registration Number: 21464
Instructor: Hammond,Emily M
Schedule: T 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Location: Capen 109 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 4

EAS 199SL - Grand Challenges for Engineeri

Engineers are problem solvers. Problem solving in engineering practice (i.e., industry) differs from the problems typically encountered in the classroom. Notably, "real world" problems are ill-structured, have multiple conflicting objectives, non-engineering standards and constraints, require knowledge from multiple disciplines (even beyond engineering!) and necessitate working on a team. The objective of this course is to allow students with an interest in engineering to explore an engineering identity. Through this exploration, students will gain an appreciation for the characteristics of good engineers: (1) Technical competence (technical knowledge, problem-solving skills, creativity; (2) Interpersonal skills (strong technical communication, effective teamwork); (3) Work ethic (attention to detail, diligence, persistence); and (4) Moral standards: honesty, integrity. This exploration will be facilitated through team projects, individual assignments and a professional development and career planning portfolio. The theme for this course will be consideration of the "Grand Challenges for Engineering" as defined by the National Academy of Engineers (www.engineeringchallenges.org).This is the recitation for companion twice weekly lecture.

Section: L4
Registration Number: 21465
Instructor: Hammond,Emily M
Schedule: M 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Location: Park 440 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 17

EAS 199SL - Grand Challenges for Engineeri

Engineers are problem solvers. Problem solving in engineering practice (i.e., industry) differs from the problems typically encountered in the classroom. Notably, "real world" problems are ill-structured, have multiple conflicting objectives, non-engineering standards and constraints, require knowledge from multiple disciplines (even beyond engineering!) and necessitate working on a team. The objective of this course is to allow students with an interest in engineering to explore an engineering identity. Through this exploration, students will gain an appreciation for the characteristics of good engineers: (1) Technical competence (technical knowledge, problem-solving skills, creativity; (2) Interpersonal skills (strong technical communication, effective teamwork); (3) Work ethic (attention to detail, diligence, persistence); and (4) Moral standards: honesty, integrity. This exploration will be facilitated through team projects, individual assignments and a professional development and career planning portfolio. The theme for this course will be consideration of the "Grand Challenges for Engineering" as defined by the National Academy of Engineers (www.engineeringchallenges.org).Enrollment in this course includes a lecture twice per week and a once per week recitation.

Section: T
Registration Number: 21028
Instructor: Unknown
Schedule: TR 8:30am - 9:20am
Location: Davis 101 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 47

EAS 199SL - Grand Challenges for Engineeri

Engineers are problem solvers. Problem solving in engineering practice (i.e., industry) differs from the problems typically encountered in the classroom. Notably, "real world" problems are ill-structured, have multiple conflicting objectives, non-engineering standards and constraints, require knowledge from multiple disciplines (even beyond engineering!) and necessitate working on a team. The objective of this course is to allow students with an interest in engineering to explore an engineering identity. Through this exploration, students will gain an appreciation for the characteristics of good engineers: (1) Technical competence (technical knowledge, problem-solving skills, creativity; (2) Interpersonal skills (strong technical communication, effective teamwork); (3) Work ethic (attention to detail, diligence, persistence); and (4) Moral standards: honesty, integrity. This exploration will be facilitated through team projects, individual assignments and a professional development and career planning portfolio. The theme for this course will be consideration of the "Grand Challenges for Engineering" as defined by the National Academy of Engineers (www.engineeringchallenges.org).This is the recitation for companion twice weekly lecture.

Section: T2
Registration Number: 21030
Instructor: Unknown
Schedule: W 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Location: Park 440 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 18

EAS 199SL - Grand Challenges for Engineeri

Engineers are problem solvers. Problem solving in engineering practice (i.e., industry) differs from the problems typically encountered in the classroom. Notably, "real world" problems are ill-structured, have multiple conflicting objectives, non-engineering standards and constraints, require knowledge from multiple disciplines (even beyond engineering!) and necessitate working on a team. The objective of this course is to allow students with an interest in engineering to explore an engineering identity. Through this exploration, students will gain an appreciation for the characteristics of good engineers: (1) Technical competence (technical knowledge, problem-solving skills, creativity; (2) Interpersonal skills (strong technical communication, effective teamwork); (3) Work ethic (attention to detail, diligence, persistence); and (4) Moral standards: honesty, integrity. This exploration will be facilitated through team projects, individual assignments and a professional development and career planning portfolio. The theme for this course will be consideration of the "Grand Challenges for Engineering" as defined by the National Academy of Engineers (www.engineeringchallenges.org).This is the recitation for companion twice weekly lecture.

Section: T3
Registration Number: 21031
Instructor: Unknown
Schedule: F 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Location: Norton 216 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 29

ECO 199SEM - Understanding Labor Policy

How does the minimum wage impact workers and firms? What are the trends in earnings inequality over time? How does immigration affect the welfare of natives? This course will examine these and other important questions concerning labor markets. It will introduce the basic economic principles and critical thinking necessary to assess public policies. Students will gain an understanding of the rationale and objectives of policy interventions and ways to conduct policy evaluation. Students will also develop the basic skills and institutional knowledge required to assess existing labor regulations. A wide range of topics will be covered including minimum wages, social security, disability and unemployment benefits, antidiscrimination laws, labor unions, immigration restrictions, financial aid for education, welfare programs, tax policy, and earnings inequality. Prior knowledge of economics is not required.

Section: JSM
Registration Number: 21071
Instructor: McLaughlin,Joanne Song
Schedule: MW 4:00pm - 5:20pm
Location: Capen 260 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 5

ELP 199SEM - Afr Amer Struggle for Equal Ed

African American Struggles for Equal Educational Opportunity: This course studies the history of Black Student and other Social Movements in the U.S. in the struggle for equal and high quality educational opportunities. We will look at the ideological, political and economic origins of Black Protest movements for equal education, and explore the rhetoric and tactics employed to achieve those goals. We will pay particular attention to the structures of oppression (slavery, Jim Crow and ultimately mass Incarceration) and how they have worked to suppress and oppress the rights and freedom of both poor people and Black people of all economic statuses.

Section: A
Registration Number: 22505
Instructor: Durand,Henry J
Schedule: T 4:00pm - 6:50pm
Location: Clemen 117 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 2

ELP 199SEM - Afr Amer Struggle for Equal Ed

Section: B
Registration Number: 22997
Instructor: Durand,Henry J
Schedule: R 7:00pm - 9:40pm
Location: R25 Needs Assignment (North Campus)
Seats Available: 20

ENG 199SEM - Making Shakespeare

William Shakespeare really did exist, and really did write all or most of the plays traditionally attributed to him, as well as some others which have been lost. But how did Shakespeare become Shakespeare, the quintessential author in the western literary tradition, the bane and delight of every school child today, and the continued subject of critical, philosophical, and aesthetic appreciation and reinterpretation? We can address this question through any number of Shakespeare's plays. Our proof text for this semester will be Hamlet, in the 2010 Norton Critical Edition of the play, edited by Robert Miola, which combines comparative texts from the early editions of the plays with records of performances from Edwin Booth to Jude Law, contexts from the Bible to Thomas Kyd, criticism from John Dryden to Margreta DeGrazia, and afterlives from 18th-century experimentation with the plays ending to Tom Stoppard and John Updike.

Section: BON
Registration Number: 20647
Instructor: Bono,Barbara J
Schedule: TR 11:00am - 12:20pm
Location: Alumni 90 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 22

ENG 199SEM - Real Life: Telling Stories

This class teaches students how to write compelling stories drawn from real life using the form known as creative nonfiction. The essence of creative nonfiction is all in its name factual stories (non-fiction) written stylishly and well (or creatively). Creative nonfiction is especially known as a vehicle for memoirs or personal essays, but this wide-ranging term also includes a diverse number of styles that include travel writing, popular science, investigative reporting, autobiography, political opinion, magazine journalism, war writing, sports writing, current affairs, and popular science. The opportunities are endless and creativity is key.

Section: BRA
Registration Number: 24096
Instructor: Bramen,Carrie T.
Schedule: MWF 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Location: Clemen 438 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 3

ENG 199SEM -

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Section: KEA
Registration Number: 22418
Instructor: Keane,Damien D
Schedule: TR 2:00pm - 3:20pm
Location: Alumni 90 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 27

ENG 199SEM - Me?! Language and the Self

ME?! LANGUAGE AND THE SELF explores ways that language particularly figurative language such as metaphors help construct our sense of who we are in relation to other groups and categories of people. Are you described or perceived as nerdy, cool, fat, thin, large, small, handsome, pretty, homely, black, brown, white, quick, slow? What do these categories mean? Who influences definitions? How does language of popularity, weight, race, appearance, or other descriptive categories (whether essentializing or superficial) impact your life? Language can push us to think more inclusively about ourselves, others, and all things in the world, but it can also carry embedded assumptions that influence our perception and thought.

Section: MIC
Registration Number: 20656
Instructor: Miller,Cristanne Cay
Schedule: MWF 9:00am - 9:50am
Location: Alumni 88 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 12

ENG 199SEM - Hollywood and Amer Lit

Hollywood and American Literature examines the impact of motion pictures on narrative fiction and lyric poetry in this country through much of the twentieth century. Like the mass of Americans in these years, writers often fell in love with the movies; but just as consistently they expressed their hostility toward their new cultural rival. In this course, we will read and analyze a representative selection of twentieth century literary materials that have addressed the psychological and sociopolitical repercussions of the growth of the cinema in this country.

Section: SOL
Registration Number: 20658
Instructor: Solomon,William D
Schedule: MWF 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Location: Park 143 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 7

GEO 199SEM - Slums of World's Megacities

In 1975 there were five cities in the world with a population above ten million. At present, there are at least 23 such megacities in the world and this number is predicted to grow significantly over the next couple decades. Such a development means incredible concentrations of the world?s urban poor, as much of this urban growth will take place in the underdeveloped areas of the Global South. Already, slum populations are growing by a staggering 25 million per year. Along with climate change, these concentrations of urban poverty are likely to be the most significant and explosive political problem of the next century. This course examines life in the slums of the world?s megacities. It surveys slums in cities from all over the developing world, including Cairo, Jakarta, Manila, Mexico City, Mumbai, Rio de Janeiro, Johannesburg, S?o Paulo, Kinshasa, and Lagos. The course reviews the major processes responsible for the production of slums, including the structural adjustment programs demanded by international debt holders, neoliberal reductions of government spending and regulation, chaotic conditions in the global countryside, postcolonial legacies of poor infrastructure and racial divisions, and the burgeoning populations of the Global South.

Section: LUS
Registration Number: 23873
Instructor: Lustig,Nicholas F
Schedule: MWF 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Location: Filmor 351 (Ellicott Complex)
Seats Available: 11

GLY 199SEM - Design Hearts and Minds

Science and religion both impinge upon some of our most personal and deeply held conceptions, such as our thoughts about who we are, how we came to be, whether or not we have a purpose we may/should/ought to fulfill. These different approaches often, but no always, lead us to different or even conflicting conclusions. In this 3 cr. course we will discuss a series of essays and books that address these issues with a focus on several core questions: What does long--?term evolutionary history look like in the rock record and how do we study it? Is progress a general feature of that history? What do we mean by progress, anyway? Does ?Intelligent Design? offer valid scientific critique of that history or of evolution generally? If not, what accounts for its strength in American society? By thinking carefully about these questions we may learn some useful things about ourselves and one another, as well as gain critical thinking and other valuable tools for effective learning.

Section: MIT
Registration Number: 23800
Instructor: Mitchell,Charles E.
Schedule: TR 11:00am - 12:20pm
Location: Cooke 434 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 21

HIS 199SEM - The Bicycle

Economic recession, health consciousness, environmental sustainability, and the new urbanism have all contributed to a resurgence of interest in bicycling as a hobby and form of transportation in twenty-first-century life. This course will examine both the history of pedaling and bicycling and the technological, ethical, environmental, and social aspects of the bicycle: materials, doping and cheating in racing, green transportation, the ability of women and children and teenagers to ride freely. We will focus in part on Buffalo, a site of innovation in the manufacturing of bicycles and bicycle tires, and a locus of bicycle racing and riding for fun and transportation in the city?s heyday. Buffalo is adding miles of bike lanes now, giving us the opportunity to study intermodal transportation and what it means to be a city undergoing a renaissance. We will also look at the social implications of bicycles for women and youth who had new means of self-powered transportation in their grasp through the twentieth century. Ultimately, we will consider bicycles in a global context, from the decline of bicycling in China and India in favor of cars to the development of courier bicycles for use in Africa and in cities around the world. You don?t need to be a rider to join the class!

Section: SCH
Registration Number: 22023
Instructor: Schen,Claire
Schedule: MWF 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Location: Park 145 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 20

ITA 199SEM - The Renaissance Genius

The early modern period saw the emergence of a seeming unprecedented number of creative geniuses. Michelangelo in painting, sculpture, and architecture; Leonardo da Vinci in drawing and engineering; Niccolo Machiavelli in politics, William Shakespeare in playwriting; and Galileo Galilei in physics and astronomy (to name just the most popular among them). The works of such groundbreaking and extremely versatile geniuses resulted in innovations in all the fields of human knowledge. This course will explore the revolutionary creations, the discoveries, and the intellectual achievements of the men of the fourteenth, fifteenth, and early seventeenth centuries in literature, the arts, and the sciences, as well as the notion of the intellectual exceptionality (the genius) of this period. It will also investigate the influence that all such creations and discoveries had in breaking up with the past and in laying the foundations upon which our contemporary society is built.

Section: UGO
Registration Number: 23560
Instructor: Ugolini,Paola
Schedule: TR 11:00am - 12:20pm
Location: Clemen 930 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 3

JDS 199SEM - Modern Rev: Indus, Poli, Socia

Modern Revolutions: Industrial, Political, Social: Hardly any other events in human history have contributed more greatly to the transformation of humanity and its self-understanding after the rise of modern science, than the industrial revolution (steam engine, railroad, factory line), the spread of democracy (American and French revolutions) and the spectre of socialism (Russian revolution). They opened prospects such as the universal spread of democracy, the liberal transformation of religion, the growth of a worldwide metropolitan culture, and the prospect of general prosperity. Seeking to better understand these ends by examining their beginnings, we will explore the old and the new in the prose and poetry of such thinkers and artists as Kant, Hegel, Feuerbach, Marx, Dostoyevsky, Darwin, Bergson and Nietzsche, among others.

Section: COH
Registration Number: 21983
Instructor: Cohen,Richard A
Schedule: TR 11:00am - 12:20pm
Location: Bell 138 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 23

JDS 199SEM - Human and Animal

The course will examine various depictions of human-animal relationship in Western literature and culture, from classical times to modern times. By looking at these texts, we will chart the emergence of a figure that occupies a borderline state between human and animal, and explore its implications for our understanding of Jewish and Christian relationships as well as human and animal nature. Readings include: Ovid, Marie de France, Hobbes, Shakespeare, Heine, Baudelaire, Tolstoy, Nietzsche, Kafka, and more.

Section: PIN
Registration Number: 20839
Instructor: Pines,Noam
Schedule: TR 11:00am - 12:20pm
Location: Clemen 708 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 24

LAI 199SEM - Info Overload Edu in 21st Cent

Information Overload: Education in 21st Century Learning Environments: Teaching and learning are more challenging today than 100 or even 20 years ago. In every discipline, there is more information to sort through, both because more information is being produced by a growing population, but also because it is more widely available. Everyone must learn to cope with and ideally, thrive, in this information-rich environment. The implications of ?information overload? for the developing learner are especially critical to understand. In this course we will explore how 21st century learning environments tax our attentional resources and what strategies are most effective for successful learning and interactions. You will learn practical skills such as effective note-taking and time management in the college setting. We will also examine contemporary issues such as technology and attention, the role of movement and exercise in learning and development, how cognition is embedded in our social selves, how stress affects our cognitive processes, how cultural differences are reflected in cognition, the goal of schooling and assessment, and how educational policies can be created and improved, based on research.

Section: A
Registration Number: 22541
Instructor: Cameron,Claire E
Schedule: MW 1:00pm - 2:20pm
Location: Capen 108 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 13

LIN 199SEM - Words We Can Live By: Etymolog

Word we Can Live By: Etymology and Onomastics, The Study Word Histories and Names: Words, the building blocks of everything we think and communicate, change over time. They live and die. They have their own personal histories, reflecting changes in interpretation, cultural attitudes and interaction, surprising relationships, and fascinating innovations. In this seminar we will investigate the processes of changes in word form and lexcial meaning, how different cultures mutually influence and contribute to their vocabularies, and how members of a society create new words, not only out of necessity, but also out of pure delight.

Section: B
Registration Number: 20727
Instructor: Hoeing,Robert G
Schedule: TR 12:30pm - 1:50pm
Location: Alumni 90 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 1

MGG 199SR - Corp&Ind Social Respblity

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is when management decides to "do good for society". In other words, companies use some of their profits towards initiatives that benefit society. Some initiatives that are focused on include improving the environment, donating to charities (locally & nationally), and assisting community programs. These Corporate Social Responsibility actions obviously benefit our society. But, they also benefit corporations as more and more customers expect companies to act socially responsible. Satisfied customers can often mean more profit. We will examine specific examples of CSR. What has been successful? What has been unsuccessful? We will also debate why companies participate in CSR. Is it more socially-oriented or profit-oriented? Does that really matter as long as our communities and our world benefit? Furthermore, we will discuss social responsibility on an individual basis and how you can improve our society as a student, right now. In addition, this course will help freshmen students make the transition to higher education. College-level skills, including oral and written communication, study skills, time management, and library skills will be emphasized. These critical skills will help ensure the success of students during their freshman year, as well as their entire college career. Enrollment in this course includes a lecture twice per week and your selection of a once per week recitation topic.

Section: A
Registration Number: 20695
Instructor: Grossman,Debora M
Schedule: WF 9:00am - 9:50am
Location: Talbrt 107 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 3

MGG 199SR - Corp&Ind Soc Rsp:Finance

Is Greed Good? Gordon Gekko, played by Michael Douglas in the 1987 movie Wall Street, tells us that "greed, for lack of a better word, is good. Greed is right, greed works." But should corporations really be concerned only with shareholder wealth maximization, or do they need to take into account a larger group of stakeholders? Do managers have the right to make moral decisions on behalf of shareholders? Do firms have a moral responsibility to pay a "fair" amount of taxes? Are corporate social responsibility and profit maximization really incompatible? These are some of the questions we will try to answer in this freshmen seminar. This is the recitation for companion twice weekly lecture.

Section: A3
Registration Number: 20698
Instructor: Fotak,Veljko N
Schedule: T 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Location: Jacobs B32 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 3

MGG 199SR - Corp&Ind Social Respblity

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is when management decides to "do good for society". In other words, companies use some of their profits towards initiatives that benefit society. Some initiatives that are focused on include improving the environment, donating to charities (locally & nationally), and assisting community programs. These Corporate Social Responsibility actions obviously benefit our society. But, they also benefit corporations as more and more customers expect companies to act socially responsible. Satisfied customers can often mean more profit. We will examine specific examples of CSR. What has been successful? What has been unsuccessful? We will also debate why companies participate in CSR. Is it more socially-oriented or profit-oriented? Does that really matter as long as our communities and our world benefit? Furthermore, we will discuss social responsibility on an individual basis and how you can improve our society as a student, right now. In addition, this course will help freshmen students make the transition to higher education. College-level skills, including oral and written communication, study skills, time management, and library skills will be emphasized. These critical skills will help ensure the success of students during their freshman year, as well as their entire college career. Enrollment in this course includes a lecture twice per week and your selection of a once per week recitation topic.

Section: B
Registration Number: 20700
Instructor: Grossman,Debora M
Schedule: WF 8:00am - 8:50am
Location: Knox 109 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 45

MGG 199SR - Corp&Ind Soc Rsp:MIS

Answering with Analytics. How do you support or take down claims about a baseball player?s performance in a given season? What goes into making a good recommendation system, be it for shopping online or browsing movies? Can Internet search patterns tell us something about the state of the world? How does data on a tennis player?s popularity, play schedule and social media chatter help power computing infrastructure planning? How do you stop suspicious cars at border crossings? How do airlines decide how many tickets to sell at each price for a flight? Learn how analytics can help answer such questions. This is the recitation for companion twice weekly lecture.

Section: B3
Registration Number: 20703
Instructor: Basile,Jennifer Lynn
Schedule: M 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Location: Jacobs B34 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 10

MGG 199SR - Corp&Ind Soc Rsp:MIS

Answering with Analytics. How do you support or take down claims about a baseball player?s performance in a given season? What goes into making a good recommendation system, be it for shopping online or browsing movies? Can Internet search patterns tell us something about the state of the world? How does data on a tennis player?s popularity, play schedule and social media chatter help power computing infrastructure planning? How do you stop suspicious cars at border crossings? How do airlines decide how many tickets to sell at each price for a flight? Learn how analytics can help answer such questions. This is the recitation for companion twice weekly lecture.

Section: B4
Registration Number: 20704
Instructor: Basile,Jennifer Lynn
Schedule: M 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Location: Jacobs B34 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 21

MGG 199SR - Corp&Ind Soc Rsp:Org Beh

Happy and Productive: Getting Ready to Enter the 21st Century Work-Force. Why are some employees happier than others? Why are some leaders able to get their subordinates to work harder whereas other subordinates sabotage their leaders? How can companies remain innovative and at the same time be efficient? How should one learn and network so that they can be successful? Why is Google so innovative where as Microsoft is not? When is working in teams a drag and what can one do to make it a better experience? The purpose of this seminar is to identify and answer such important questions as one seeks to become a part of the work force. This is the recitation for companion twice weekly lecture.

Section: B5
Registration Number: 20706
Instructor: Treadway,Darren
Schedule: T 11:00am - 11:50am
Location: Jacobs B30 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 15

MGG 199SR - Corp&Ind Social Respblity

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is when management decides to "do good for society". In other words, companies use some of their profits towards initiatives that benefit society. Some initiatives that are focused on include improving the environment, donating to charities (locally & nationally), and assisting community programs. These Corporate Social Responsibility actions obviously benefit our society. But, they also benefit corporations as more and more customers expect companies to act socially responsible. Satisfied customers can often mean more profit. We will examine specific examples of CSR. What has been successful? What has been unsuccessful? We will also debate why companies participate in CSR. Is it more socially-oriented or profit-oriented? Does that really matter as long as our communities and our world benefit? Furthermore, we will discuss social responsibility on an individual basis and how you can improve our society as a student, right now. In addition, this course will help freshmen students make the transition to higher education. College-level skills, including oral and written communication, study skills, time management, and library skills will be emphasized. These critical skills will help ensure the success of students during their freshman year, as well as their entire college career. Enrollment in this course includes a lecture twice per week and your selection of a once per week recitation topic.

Section: C
Registration Number: 20705
Instructor: Grossman,Debora M
Schedule: WF 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Location: Hoch 114 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 19

MGG 199SR - Corp&Ind Soc Rsp:MIS

Answering with Analytics. How do you support or take down claims about a baseball players performance in a given season? What goes into making a good recommendation system, be it for shopping online or browsing movies? Can Internet search patterns tell us something about the state of the world? How does data on a tennis player?s popularity, play schedule and social media chatter help power computing infrastructure planning? How do you stop suspicious cars at border crossings? How do airlines decide how many tickets to sell at each price for a flight? Learn how analytics can help answer such questions. This is the recitation for companion twice weekly lecture.

Section: C1
Registration Number: 20707
Instructor: Basile,Jennifer Lynn
Schedule: M 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Location: Jacobs B34 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 9

MGG 199SR - Corp&Ind Soc Rsp:Org Beh

Happy and Productive: Getting Ready to Enter the 21st Century Work-Force. Why are some employees happier than others? Why are some leaders able to get their subordinates to work harder whereas other subordinates sabotage their leaders? How can companies remain innovative and at the same time be efficient? How should one learn and network so that they can be successful? Why is Google so innovative where as Microsoft is not? When is working in teams a drag and what can one do to make it a better experience? The purpose of this seminar is to identify and answer such important questions as one seeks to become a part of the work force. This is the recitation for companion twice weekly lecture.

Section: C2
Registration Number: 20708
Instructor: Treadway,Darren
Schedule: T 9:00am - 9:50am
Location: Jacobs B30 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 10

MGG 199SR - Corp&Ind Social Respblity

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is when management decides to "do good for society". In other words, companies use some of their profits towards initiatives that benefit society. Some initiatives that are focused on include improving the environment, donating to charities (locally & nationally), and assisting community programs. These Corporate Social Responsibility actions obviously benefit our society. But, they also benefit corporations as more and more customers expect companies to act socially responsible. Satisfied customers can often mean more profit. We will examine specific examples of CSR. What has been successful? What has been unsuccessful? We will also debate why companies participate in CSR. Is it more socially-oriented or profit-oriented? Does that really matter as long as our communities and our world benefit? Furthermore, we will discuss social responsibility on an individual basis and how you can improve our society as a student, right now. In addition, this course will help freshmen students make the transition to higher education. College-level skills, including oral and written communication, study skills, time management, and library skills will be emphasized. These critical skills will help ensure the success of students during their freshman year, as well as their entire college career. Enrollment in this course includes a lecture twice per week and your selection of a once per week recitation topic.

Section: D
Registration Number: 20710
Instructor: Grossman,Debora M
Schedule: WF 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Location: Knox 109 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 26

MGG 199SR - Corp&Ind Soc Rsp:Org Beh

Happy and Productive: Getting Ready to Enter the 21st Century Work-Force. Why are some employees happier than others? Why are some leaders able to get their subordinates to work harder whereas other subordinates sabotage their leaders? How can companies remain innovative and at the same time be efficient? How should one learn and network so that they can be successful? Why is Google so innovative where as Microsoft is not? When is working in teams a drag and what can one do to make it a better experience? The purpose of this seminar is to identify and answer such important questions as one seeks to become a part of the work force. This is the recitation for companion twice weekly lecture.

Section: D2
Registration Number: 20712
Instructor: Treadway,Darren
Schedule: W 11:00am - 11:50am
Location: Capen 110 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 12

MGG 199SR - Corp&Ind Soc Rsp:Org Beh

Happy and Productive: Getting Ready to Enter the 21st Century Work-Force. Why are some employees happier than others? Why are some leaders able to get their subordinates to work harder whereas other subordinates sabotage their leaders? How can companies remain innovative and at the same time be efficient? How should one learn and network so that they can be successful? Why is Google so innovative where as Microsoft is not? When is working in teams a drag and what can one do to make it a better experience? The purpose of this seminar is to identify and answer such important questions as one seeks to become a part of the work force. This is the recitation for companion twice weekly lecture.

Section: D3
Registration Number: 20713
Instructor: Treadway,Darren
Schedule: T 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Location: Jacobs B32 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 14

MUS 199SEM - Exploding Piano

The Exploding Piano - The piano has long been regarded as a laboratory for musical experimentation and the last 100 years have been notable for the degree to which musicians and artists of all kinds have felt free to experiment. This course seeks to examine some of the big musical innovations of the 20th and 21st centuries as reflected in the piano music of the time. Each course meeting consists of a mix of lecture and listening with some examples performed live in class. The course strives to broaden students understanding of modern music and emphasizes critical listening, reading and writing.

Section: HUE
Registration Number: 21081
Instructor: Huebner,Eric H
Schedule: M 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Location: Baird 327 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 11

MUS 199SEM - On Edge: Practice Performing

On the Edge: A course to Practice Performing A course designed for the performer as a practical method to bridge the gap between the studio and the stage. Performers will concentrate on strengthening performance skills, building a strong stage presence, and increasing confidence and awareness in an effort to reach "peak" performance. Note that performance here includes many different categories of activity the class is not simply for performers such actors, musicians and dancers, but welcomes everyone, since we are all called upon to perform, whether in public speaking, presentation and leadership in the workplace, as part of our civic responsibilities as citizens of a democracy, in advocative and interpersonal roles of every kind. Taught in intensive two or three-hour segments, classes are small with a maximum of twenty-five students. Participants perform in every class building to the final public concert.

Section: KOP
Registration Number: 21082
Instructor: Kopperud,Jean K
Schedule: TR 5:00pm - 6:20pm
Location: Baird 250 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 13

MUS 199SEM - Open Ears, Open Minds

?OPEN EARS, OPEN MINDS? is a listening and discussion-based class that explores the way indie rock and indie pop music intersect with classical new music (music composed within the last 50 years). Each week will feature a new classical work juxtaposed with a piece of popular music with the intention of drawinf parallels between the two seemingly disparate worlds. Through weekly listening and writing assignments, students will learn to open their minds and ears to a variety of sound worlds. By cultivating critical listeners who are willing to explore challenging sounds and dismiss genre barriers, the hope is that students will apply this openness of thinking to their academic journey and beyond.

Section: MOS
Registration Number: 22740
Instructor: Moseley,Brian C
Schedule: TR 9:30am - 10:50am
Location: Baird 318 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 8

MUS 199SEM - Frank Zappa, Media Bias

Frank Zappa, Media Bias & Censorship The purpose of this course is to explore issues of media bias and censorship in modern American society through the life and work of Frank Zappa. As a musician, Zappa was internationally recognized for composing and performing his own unique genre of music. He also garnered attention from political movements and media outlets for his writings and statements about bias and censorship. This course will survey a thorough body of Zappa's work. Students will examine and analyze song lyrics, along with political trends in media and government that existed concurrently to Zappa's career.

Section: NEL
Registration Number: 21094
Instructor: Nelson,Jon R.
Schedule: MW 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Location: Baird 211 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 24

PHI 199SEM - Philosophy in Literature

Literary works often deal with important philosophical issues. For example, many narratives are structured around underlying ethical distinctions between good and bad actions or between good and bad character traits. In addition, many narratives raise questions about human nature or the structure of the world in which we live and act. The purpose of this class is to consider how a general philosophical issue might be investigated through a work of literature. We will read both philosophy texts and literary texts, using the philosophy texts first for a basis understanding of a particular issues and then comparing the treatment of that philosophical issue in a selection of literary works. We focus initially on questions of human freedom. What does it mean for human beings to be free to direct their lives and choose to commit, or refrain from committing, particular actions? Is the world structured in a way that allows for human freedom? Is freedom a requirement for moral responsibility? The second half of the course focuses on ethical issues. What sorts of actions are morally permissible? What sorts of actions are morally impermissible? What sorts of habits or personality traits characterize morally virtuous people? What sorts of habits or personality traits characterize morally degenerate people? How, generally, should we live? What are the attributes of a good life? Particular philosophical texts used in the course include selections from Aristotle, Epictetus, Boethius, Kant, and Bentham. Literary readings include works of Sophocles, Henry James, David Thoreau, and Benjamin Franklin.

Section: DON
Registration Number: 20923
Instructor: Donnelly,Maureen
Schedule: TR 9:30am - 10:50am
Location: Park 143 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 10

PSC 199SEM - Issues in US Foreign Policy

This course is designed to give students a better understanding of the major issues in U.S. foreign policy and its role in the world today. The course is divided into three thematic sections. After surveying the broader historical and theoretical foundations, we will move to the domestic context by looking at the pivotal actors who shape and influence U.S. foreign policy. Our focus then shifts to a select number of contemporary issues that present major challenges or opportunities for the U.S., including the problems of terrorism, emerging global rivalries, humanitarian issues resulting from civil wars, and immigration. In the end, students should be able to integrate their knowledge about (a) the past and present in U.S. foreign policy, and (b) domestic and international factors influencing it. By introducing students to both political science literature and quality media sources, the course will provide them with new skills to understand foreign policy problems facing the U.S. with a sharpened analytical sense.

Section: DAN
Registration Number: 20970
Instructor: Danilovic,Vesna
Schedule: TR 12:30pm - 1:50pm
Location: Park 143 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 1

RLL 199SEM - Global Perspectives

This course is affiliated with The Academies. It features experiential learning and may include field trips, guest speakers and mentored exploration. The globalized world presents a unique set of challenges to people who aspire to make well informed choices and act ethically. The dynamic space of globalization is one in which the reliability of information is constantly called into question, and our choices can have consequences for people in far away places whom we will never meet. In the broadest possible terms, the objective of this course is to help students think through how to be the people that they want to be in the context of globalization. In order to achieve that objective, students will pursue a series of readings that contextualize the workings of globalization. Armed with that information, we will take on a series of topics that we'll call "the forces of globalization"--the things that make the world go round. For each topic, in the manner of a case study, we'll consider a challenge presented to the global community and a person or entity that is responding to that challenge. For each individual or organization that we consider, we'll look at opportunities for volunteer work, internships, or employment that an interested person could pursue in the mid to long term.

Section: CUL
Registration Number: 21110
Instructor: Culleton,Colleen
Schedule: TR 11:00am - 12:20pm
Location: Park 143 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 2

RLL 199SEM - Rep. of Smoking and Smoker

The goal of the class is to identify and evaluate the image of tobacco and the tobacco user in representative selections from the literary, cinematic, and artistic traditions of French-, Italian-, and Spanish-speaking countries. In particular we will seek to trace how that image has evolved since the introduction of tobacco to Europe. Given its evolution and impact, tobacco use must be understood in a broad historical and social context; the course will therefore take into account economic and political factors as well as public health issues.

Section: JAM
Registration Number: 21027
Instructor: Jameson,Maureen
Schedule: MWF 9:00am - 9:50am
Location: Clemen 218 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 15

SSC 199SEM - Framing Dig Iden Age of Google

This course will introduce students to the impact and opportunities available to them as global citizens in an online, participatory culture. Students will begin crafting their digital identity through the use of their social media accounts and the UB ePortfolio. Students will explore a research topic of interest to them and follow it from rough idea to published online Wikipedia article; thus, building their ?brand? as researcher. Throughout the course students will work in thematic, discipline-related teams to construct a group project using digital media that critically exams a major current event. Underpinning this course will be the Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education: Authority Is Constructed and Contextual, Information Creation as a Process, Information Has Value, Research as Inquiry, Scholarship as Conversation, and Searching as Strategic Exploration.

Section: TYS
Registration Number: 24083
Instructor: Tysick,Cynthia A
Schedule: TR 8:00am - 9:20am
Location: Norton 209 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 18

TH 199SEM - Performance & Pro Wrestling

Professional wrestling is a highly theatrical performance form with a history reaching back to the 1800s, spanning multiple countries and languages. Taking up professional wrestling as a live form of popular, commercial entertainment and art, this course examines a range of topics important to theatre and performance studies, especially as they have been considered in the rapid expansion of professional wrestling scholarship in recent decades. Students will utilize print and digital resources to watch professional wrestling, read about professional wrestling, and write and present on professional wrestling, considering it carefully through its social, cultural, and financial contexts. Through their engagement with the topic and course assignments and activities, students will gain an introduction to the work of being a university student. Students will work collaboratively, while acquiring essential academic skills and asking critical and essential questions about the learning process. Quite practically, students will learn how to engage with research sources available through the library and online, speak publicly and organize group activities, gain time management skills, better understand academic integrity, and learn about the many opportunities available to them at UB, among other activities and skills necessary for success as a university student.

Section: EL
Registration Number: 23932
Instructor: Laine,Eero Philbrook
Schedule: TR 9:30am - 10:50am
Location: Frnczk 408 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 25