Spring 2019 UB Seminar Courses (3-credit)

The following are approved 3-credit UB Seminar courses for spring 2019 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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Before registering, browse all UB Seminar options and ensure you have found your final choice. After enrolling, you will be unable to make a change in your selection. 

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: ZAR
Registration Number: 21634
Instructor: Zarragoitia,Nestor E
Schedule: MWF 9:00am - 9:50am
Location: Clemen 103 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 4

AED 199LLB - Prac Exp for those w Prac None

Section: 000
Registration Number: 24491
Instructor: Sternberg,Ernest
Schedule: M 9:00am - 10:40am
Location: Hayes 402 (South Campus)
Seats Available: 18

AED 199LLB - Prac Exp for those w Prac None

Section: LAB
Registration Number: 24494
Instructor: Sternberg,Ernest
Schedule: W 9:00am - 10:40am
Location: Hayes 402 (South Campus)
Seats Available: 18

DAC 199SEM - Dancing DNA;Embodying the Hum

Section: DNA
Registration Number: 23835
Instructor: Surtees,Jennifer A.
Schedule: MW 10:30am - 11:50am
Location: Alumni 188 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 21

DAC 199SEM -

Section: JD
Registration Number: 23361
Instructor: Del Monte,Jenna
Schedule: TR 12:30pm - 1:50pm
Location: Cfa 144 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 23

DAC 199SEM -

Section: MA
Registration Number: 23362
Instructor: Aceto,Melanie
Schedule: MW 11:00am - 12:20pm
Location: Filmor 102 (Ellicott Complex)
Seats Available: 23

ENG 199SEM - Myths of King Arthur

This course will explore cultural productions associated with King Arthur and his world, considering works of literature, mythology, visual arts, and film. After an introduction to the misty beginnings of Arthurian legend in early medieval history, we will engage with a survey of medieval Arthurian works (in translation) from a range of European cultures. Our course will explore chivalry and courtly love, tournaments, knights such as Gawain and Lancelot, and ladies such as Queen Guinevere and Morgan le Fay. We will also examine the modern reception of Arthur, by exploring images of Arthurian characters and texts, reading about modern vision, and by engaging with 2 films that deal (in very different ways) with King Arthur and his knights.

Section: FRA
Registration Number: 20201
Instructor: Frakes,Jerold Coleman
Schedule: W 7:00pm - 9:40pm
Location: Alumni 88 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 3

ENG 199SEM - American Proletarian Fiction

In American Proletarian Fiction, we will consider five substantial and diverse novels from the Thirties (mostly) to the Nineties, with a focus on working-class experience, including labor, family life, intellectual reflection, sexuality, political organization, and aesthetic experimentation. For each writer, we will consider genre, non-fictional writings on class and society by each author, and their relation to the fiction, the particular quality of waged and unwaged labor in each time and locale, and a critique of capitalist and patriarchal ideology, and utopian visions of liberated collective life. Literary criticism means doing original work with primary sources, generating new knowledge of our works, of ourselves, and of the world. In this class, you will be developing techniques for posing analytical and exploratory questions techniques that you will be able to apply in your future studies at the university and beyond.

Section: HOL
Registration Number: 23183
Instructor: Holstun,James
Schedule: MWF 9:00am - 9:50am
Location: Clemen 436 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 14

TH 199SEM - Shakespeare Found: Rsch Method

Shakespeare is (and has been) such an innocuous part of Western culture that he remains omnipresent throughout history and often pops up in the most unexpected places. This class will examine historical examples of incidental Shakespeare before turning to the modern era to critically encounter Shakespeare via film and digital media. Readings will come from historical texts and popular culture, as well as more ?nontraditional? avenues such as YouTube, Blogs, Twitter, etc. Students will also be asked to watch several films and/or television episodes throughout the course. Through digital channels, students will record and interrogate their own encounters with Shakespeare, culminating in a final research project that uncovers a student-driven Shakespearean discovery.

Section: DR
Registration Number: 20742
Instructor: Rosvally,Danielle
Schedule: TR 2:00pm - 3:20pm
Location: Alumni 90 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 23