Fall 2018: Open UB Seminar Courses (1-credit)

The following are approved 1-credit UB Seminar courses for Fall 2018 with open seats. Transfer students with 45 or more domestic credits will take a 1-credit UB Seminar that most closely aligns with your intended field of study.

Registration Reminder

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. 

AED 198SEM - Built Environment & the Body

Reserved for Architecture majors only.

Section: BODY
Registration Number: 21208
Instructor: Tauke,Beth A
Schedule: M 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Location: Hayes 403 (South Campus)
Seats Available: 11

BIO 198SEM - Controversial Biology

Each session will explore current topics discussed by the news media related to the field of Biology. Students will learn how to interpret, research, and question news articles, while critically evaluating the conclusions and discussing the impacts on related social and ethical concerns. Classes will incorporate a combination of lectures, class discussions, and writing.

Section: BL1
Registration Number: 24801
Instructor: Blanke,Kristina
Schedule: W 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Location: Frnczk 408 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 25

BIO 198SEM - Controversial Biology

Each session will explore current topics discussed by the news media related to the field of Biology. Students will learn how to interpret, research, and question news articles, while critically evaluating the conclusions and discussing the impacts on related social and ethical concerns. Classes will incorporate a combination of lectures, class discussions, and writing.

Section: BL2
Registration Number: 24802
Instructor: Blanke,Kristina
Schedule: R 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Location: Frnczk 408 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 28

BMS 198SEM - Current Events in Bio Science

Students will use contemporary research to discuss current topics in Biomedical Sciences. Students will engage in group and whole class discussions based on articles found in scientific journals as well as mainstream media. Course topics will vary based on current events of the time.

Section: A
Registration Number: 21092
Instructor: Shubert,David E
Schedule: M 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Location: Dfn 207 (South Campus)
Seats Available: 19

BMS 198SEM - Current Events in Bio Science

Students will use contemporary research to discuss current topics in Biomedical Sciences specifically around the topic of Neuroscience. Students will engage in group and whole class discussions based on articles found in scientific journals as well as mainstream media. Course topics will vary based on current events of the time.

Section: B
Registration Number: 21093
Instructor: Covey,Thomas Jared
Schedule: W 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Location: Dfn 207 (South Campus)
Seats Available: 20

CAS 198SEM -

Section: 000
Registration Number: 24806
Instructor: Kohler II,Jeffrey Joseph
Schedule: M 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Location: Park 145 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 27

CEP 198SEM - Human Learning & Cognition

Please note: After the first week of classes, this class will meet every other week for 100 minutes. In this course, you will explore the most recent research on how people learn best, different kinds of learning (e.g., procedural versus content), and other types of human cognition, such as attention, memory, and perception. You will apply this content to your own learning to better understand how you learn efficiently and effectively. You will also learn about strategies you can employ to facilitate learning in a variety of learning environments. This course provides opportunities for small group interactions, focused on the learning that takes place in a large, public research university setting, specific to students? chosen major or among a selection of fields. In addition, you will begin to frame your learning within the UB Curriculum philosophy to facilitate the creation of the electronic portfolio required for the UB Curriculum capstone.

Section: HLC
Registration Number: 21696
Instructor: Van Zile-Tamsen,Carol M
Schedule: R 8:30am - 10:10am
Location: Clemen 202 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 3

CHE 198SEM - Science! If you are not part

Chemistry has a reputation for being a complicated science. In simple terms, chemistry is important because it explains the world around us. Chemistry is a big part of our everyday lives. From the everyday foods we eat, to items like clothes, cosmetics, cell phones and pharmaceuticals, chemistry has played a role in its production. This 1-credit UB Seminar will use learning tools like lectures, exercises, in-class activities, discussions and debates. It will focus on different aspects of chemistry and career opportunities open to chemists. Students will also learn the importance of research in chemistry; they will learn the role played by basic as well as applied research in industrial development and in the protection of our environment.

Section: A
Registration Number: 22786
Instructor: Ahsan,Khalid
Schedule: F 10:00am - 10:50am
Location: Talbrt 112 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 16

EAS 198SEM - The Places You Will Go

This course will focus on "Big ideas" to explore important educational, scholarly, economic and community challenges. These ideas will be organized around areas of university strength relating to one or more key themes and how these themes relate to the National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenges. Students will come together to address issues that have implications for understandings and solutions to key challenges leading students to engage with questions of significance in engineering and, ultimately, to connect their studies with issues of consequence in the wider world.

Section: C
Registration Number: 20875
Instructor: Unknown
Schedule: T 8:30am - 9:20am
Location: Park 146 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 21

EAS 198SEM - The Places You Will Go

This course will focus on "Big ideas" to explore important educational, scholarly, economic and community challenges. These ideas will be organized around areas of university strength relating to one or more key themes and how these themes relate to the National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenges. Students will come together to address issues that have implications for understandings and solutions to key challenges leading students to engage with questions of significance in engineering and, ultimately, to connect their studies with issues of consequence in the wider world.

Section: D
Registration Number: 20876
Instructor: Unknown
Schedule: F 9:00am - 9:50am
Location: Clemen 119 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 15

EAS 198SEM - The Places You Will Go

This course will focus on "Big ideas" to explore important educational, scholarly, economic and community challenges. These ideas will be organized around areas of university strength relating to one or more key themes and how these themes relate to the National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenges. Students will come together to address issues that have implications for understandings and solutions to key challenges leading students to engage with questions of significance in engineering and, ultimately, to connect their studies with issues of consequence in the wider world.

Section: E
Registration Number: 20877
Instructor: Unknown
Schedule: F 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Location: Park 440 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 15

EAS 198SEM - The Places You Will Go

This course will focus on "Big ideas" to explore important educational, scholarly, economic and community challenges. These ideas will be organized around areas of university strength relating to one or more key themes and how these themes relate to the National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenges. Students will come together to address issues that have implications for understandings and solutions to key challenges leading students to engage with questions of significance in engineering and, ultimately, to connect their studies with issues of consequence in the wider world.

Section: F
Registration Number: 20878
Instructor: Unknown
Schedule: W 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Location: Talbrt 115 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 13

EAS 198SEM - The Places You Will Go

This course will focus on "Big ideas" to explore important educational, scholarly, economic and community challenges. These ideas will be organized around areas of university strength relating to one or more key themes and how these themes relate to the National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenges. Students will come together to address issues that have implications for understandings and solutions to key challenges leading students to engage with questions of significance in engineering and, ultimately, to connect their studies with issues of consequence in the wider world.

Section: G
Registration Number: 20879
Instructor: Unknown
Schedule: M 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Location: Bell 337 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 14

EAS 198SEM - The Places You Will Go

This course will focus on "Big ideas" to explore important educational, scholarly, economic and community challenges. These ideas will be organized around areas of university strength relating to one or more key themes and how these themes relate to the National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenges. Students will come together to address issues that have implications for understandings and solutions to key challenges leading students to engage with questions of significance in engineering and, ultimately, to connect their studies with issues of consequence in the wider world.

Section: H
Registration Number: 21692
Instructor: Unknown
Schedule: W 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Location: Park 440 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 5

EAS 198SEM - The Places You Will Go

This course will focus on "Big ideas" to explore important educational, scholarly, economic and community challenges. These ideas will be organized around areas of university strength relating to one or more key themes and how these themes relate to the National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenges. Students will come together to address issues that have implications for understandings and solutions to key challenges leading students to engage with questions of significance in engineering and, ultimately, to connect their studies with issues of consequence in the wider world.

Section: I
Registration Number: 22058
Instructor: Unknown
Schedule: T 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Location: Bell 138 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 2

MGG 198SEM - Corp&Ind Social Rspblity

The purpose of this one-credit seminar is to introduce transfer students to the University at Buffalo, as well as the School of Management. Faculty and new upper division UB transfer students will be brought together to establish a successful transition to becoming a student at the University at Buffalo. This course will be based around the discussion and debate of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), as well as individual responsibility. 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. In addition, we will discuss social responsibility on an individual basis and how you can improve our society as a student, right now. Furthermore, students will explore different concentrations and careers within the School of Management. Students will also learn/refine skills required for academic success.

Section: F1G
Registration Number: 20688
Instructor: Toth,Jeannette
Schedule: F 9:00am - 9:50am
Location: Jacobs B32 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 21

MGG 198SEM - Corp&Ind Social Rspblity

The purpose of this one-credit seminar is to introduce transfer students to the University at Buffalo, as well as the School of Management. Faculty and new upper division UB transfer students will be brought together to establish a successful transition to becoming a student at the University at Buffalo. This course will be based around the discussion and debate of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), as well as individual responsibility. 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. In addition, we will discuss social responsibility on an individual basis and how you can improve our society as a student, right now. Furthermore, students will explore different concentrations and careers within the School of Management. Students will also learn/refine skills required for academic success.

Section: F3G
Registration Number: 20690
Instructor: Toth,Jeannette
Schedule: F 11:00am - 11:50am
Location: Jacobs B32 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 21

MGG 198SEM - Corp&Ind Social Rspblity

The purpose of this one-credit seminar is to introduce transfer students to the University at Buffalo, as well as the School of Management. Faculty and new upper division UB transfer students will be brought together to establish a successful transition to becoming a student at the University at Buffalo. This course will be based around the discussion and debate of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), as well as individual responsibility. 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. In addition, we will discuss social responsibility on an individual basis and how you can improve our society as a student, right now. Furthermore, students will explore different concentrations and careers within the School of Management. Students will also learn/refine skills required for academic success.

Section: F4G
Registration Number: 20691
Instructor: Krupski,Michael Dennis
Schedule: F 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Location: Jacobs B32 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 20

MGG 198SEM - Corp&Ind Social Rspblity

The purpose of this one-credit seminar is to introduce transfer students to the University at Buffalo, as well as the School of Management. Faculty and new upper division UB transfer students will be brought together to establish a successful transition to becoming a student at the University at Buffalo. This course will be based around the discussion and debate of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), as well as individual responsibility. 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. In addition, we will discuss social responsibility on an individual basis and how you can improve our society as a student, right now. Furthermore, students will explore different concentrations and careers within the School of Management. Students will also learn/refine skills required for academic success.

Section: F5G
Registration Number: 20692
Instructor: Krupski,Michael Dennis
Schedule: F 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Location: Jacobs B32 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 30

MGG 198SEM - Corp&Ind Social Rspblity

The purpose of this one-credit seminar is to introduce transfer students to the University at Buffalo, as well as the School of Management. Faculty and new upper division UB transfer students will be brought together to establish a successful transition to becoming a student at the University at Buffalo. This course will be based around the discussion and debate of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), as well as individual responsibility. 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. In addition, we will discuss social responsibility on an individual basis and how you can improve our society as a student, right now. Furthermore, students will explore different concentrations and careers within the School of Management. Students will also learn/refine skills required for academic success.

Section: F6G
Registration Number: 20693
Instructor: Krupski,Michael Dennis
Schedule: W 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Location: Jacobs B32 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 18

NSG 198SEM - Going "Glocal": An Exam Glob

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Section: 000
Registration Number: 21416
Instructor: Stuhlmiller,Cynthia Marie
Schedule: ARR -
Location: Wende Arr (South Campus)
Seats Available: 25

PUB 198SEM - How Brain Works (and Doesn't)

This 1-credit UB Seminar is a discussion-based course that will use a variety of formats (readings from the Old Testament, books, movies, documentaries, popular TV shows, and a guided tour of UB?s Brain Museum) to explore the underlying anomalies in neurological cases. A review of normal neuroanatomy and function will lead to a discussion of how these are disrupted in the particular case and consequent impact on global function. Case studies will be selected to cover a broad range of neurological systems (vision, speech, memory, personality). By integrating illnesses/injures concurrent to learning the physiology/anatomy, students will not only gain an appreciation and understanding of normal neurological function, but more importantly, an appreciation of the resiliency and adaptability of the neurological system, and most importantly, of the human spirit.

Section: FARA
Registration Number: 21279
Instructor: Farkas,Gaspar A.
Schedule: M 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Location: Dfn 208 (South Campus)
Seats Available: 14

PUB 198SEM - How Brain Works (and Doesn't)

This 1-credit UB Seminar is a discussion-based course that will use a variety of formats (readings from the Old Testament, books, movies, documentaries, popular TV shows, and a guided tour of UB?s Brain Museum) to explore the underlying anomalies in neurological cases. A review of normal neuroanatomy and function will lead to a discussion of how these are disrupted in the particular case and consequent impact on global function. Case studies will be selected to cover a broad range of neurological systems (vision, speech, memory, personality). By integrating illnesses/injures concurrent to learning the physiology/anatomy, students will not only gain an appreciation and understanding of normal neurological function, but more importantly, an appreciation of the resiliency and adaptability of the neurological system, and most importantly, of the human spirit.

Section: FARB
Registration Number: 21280
Instructor: Farkas,Gaspar A.
Schedule: R 11:00am - 11:50am
Location: Dfn 203 (South Campus)
Seats Available: 14

PUB 198SEM - NTR: Science for Your Health

The 1-credit UB Seminar uses a mixture of lectures and faculty-moderated discussion to introduce Nutrition as a science discipline and to help the transfer students assimilating into UB life. Instead of the traditional focus on each nutrient, the class will use nutrition-related health problems of common interests to introduce the basic function and metabolism of nutrients; nutrition research; as well as nutrition-related policies. To complete the learning experience, students will also submit weekly internet surveys, a special project report and a final report.

Section: KUO
Registration Number: 21346
Instructor: Kuo,Shiu-Ming
Schedule: R 9:00am - 9:50am
Location: Clemen 107 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 17

PUB 198SEM - NTR: Science for Your Health

The 1-credit UB Seminar uses a mixture of lectures and faculty-moderated discussion to introduce Nutrition as a science discipline and to help the transfer students assimilating into UB life. Instead of the traditional focus on each nutrient, the class will use nutrition-related health problems of common interests to introduce the basic function and metabolism of nutrients; nutrition research; as well as nutrition-related policies. To complete the learning experience, students will also submit weekly internet surveys, a special project report and a final report.

Section: KUOB
Registration Number: 21688
Instructor: Kuo,Shiu-Ming
Schedule: R 8:00am - 8:50am
Location: Clemen 107 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 15

SSC 198SEM - Move Your Research to the Next

This course will introduce you to the UB research culture. What does it mean to be a student at a research university? How does your undergraduate education weave through the themes of UB2020? How can you conduct meaningful research at UB? What is this ePortfolio you keep hearing about? Through coursework you will answer these questions and more to gain a deeper understanding of your chosen major.

Section: TYS
Registration Number: 23127
Instructor: Tysick,Cynthia A
Schedule: W 8:00am - 8:50am
Location: Norton 216 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 5