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UB Undergraduate Academic Schedule: Fall 2022

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SOC 199SEM - Ub Seminar-What Is Normal? Dev,Disa & Se
Ub Seminar-What Is Normal? Dev,Disa & Se HAT Enrollment Information (not real time - data refreshed nightly)
Class #:   23194   Enrollment Capacity:   30
Section:   HAT   Enrollment Total:   6
Credits:   3.00 credits   Seats Available:   24
Dates:   08/29/2022 - 12/09/2022   Status:   OPEN
Days, Time:   T R , 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
Room:   Bell 337 view map
Location:   North Campus      
In this course we will investigate the social construction of ┐normal┐ and ┐abnormal┐ through examination of three themes: deviance, sexuality, and disability. Through this analysis we will discover that what is considered ┐normal┐ is a culturally contingent phenomenon, changing over time and across space. Yet, even as such social constructions are not fixed, they wield a great deal of power, as the ┐abnormal┐ is typically rendered invisible, grotesque, and/or second-class. We will examine how such cultural constructs are policed and challenged, variously leading to cultural continuity, tension, and change. Through this academic exploration, students will not only gain critical thinking skills but also skills in studying and time management, research, writing, and speaking.
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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