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UB Undergraduate Academic Schedule: Fall 2022

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PHY 199SEM - Ub Seminar-The Physics Of How Things Work
Ub Seminar-The Physics Of How Things Work PRL Enrollment Information (not real time - data refreshed nightly)
Class #:   17075   Enrollment Capacity:   28
Section:   PRL   Enrollment Total:   28
Credits:   3.00 credits   Seats Available:   0
Dates:   08/29/2022 - 12/09/2022   Status:   CLOSED
Days, Time:   M W F , 1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Room:   Frnczk 341 view map
Location:   North Campus      
PHY 199 PRL Title: Physics in Everyday Life: How technology works and shapes society PHY 199 PRL discusses issues in physics and science at large that affect our everyday lives. We will explore the scientific foundations of topics like weather and climate and the physics behind devices and machines in our everyday lives, like smart phones and WiFi, or electric and gasoline-powered cars. The course will emphasize topics related to current events, such as the physics of personal protective equipment (e.g., face masks) and ventilators, or the biophysics of viruses. You will gain basic knowledge of science that will enable you to be a smarter consumer and a more informed participant in society. You will practice discussing science and its effects on society by producing YouTube videos and audio podcasts. In short, you will learn how to make decisions based on science and how our decisions affect the world around us.
Enrollment Requirements
Prerequisites: Students who have already successfully completed the first year seminar course may not repeat this course. If you have any questions regarding enrollment for this course, please contact your academic advisor.
  Course Description
The three credit UB Seminar is focused on a big idea or challenging issue to engage students with questions of significance in a field of study and, ultimately, to connect their studies with issues of consequence in the wider world. Essential to the UB Curriculum, the Seminar helps students with common learning outcomes focused on fundamental expectations for critical thinking, ethical reasoning, and oral communication, and learning at a university, all within topic focused subject matter. The Seminars provide students with an early connection to UB faculty and the undergraduate experience at a comprehensive, research university. This course is equivalent to any 199 offered in any subject. This course is a controlled enrollment (impacted) course. Students who have previously attempted the course and received a grade of F or R may not be able to repeat the course during the fall or spring semester.
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