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UB Undergraduate Academic Schedule: Spring 2021

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ENG 199SEM - Ub Seminar-The Name Is The Game
Ub Seminar-The Name Is The Game GOL Enrollment Information (not real time - data refreshed nightly)
Class #:   20805   Enrollment Capacity:   20
Section:   GOL   Enrollment Total:   16
Credits:   3.00 credits   Seats Available:   4
Dates:   02/01/2021 - 05/07/2021   Status:   OPEN
Days, Time:   T R , 11:10 AM - 12:25 PM
Room:   Remote view map
Location:   Remote      
What is the name game? In this course, we'll investigate onomastics, or names and naming, paying close attention to the peculiar nature of names and to the interesting, sometimes complicated or contested, and often strange processes by which all sorts of entities receive their names. What do names tell us of the named? Do names and the act of naming exert special power over the named, somehow helping to form or create them? Who gets to name, and who gets to use that name? Which names stick (or don't), and why? How do names change in different times and contexts? What is at stake in a name? Why do names matter? Over the semester, we'll develop insights into such questions of the poetics and politics of naming.
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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