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

The following are approved 1-credit UB Seminar courses for Spring 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.

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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: 22795
Instructor: Ahsan,Khalid
Schedule: F 10:00am - 10:50am
Location: Talbrt 112 (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: A
Registration Number: 21920
Instructor: Unknown
Schedule: M 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Location: Park 440 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 11

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: 22630
Instructor: Unknown
Schedule: T 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Location: Capen 109 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 14

GLY 198SEM - Natural Disas and Humans

Natural disasters have played a role in shaping human history and in our understanding of the Earth. This shaping is continuing, even accelerating today, and will continue into the future. This course will focus first on case studies of major disasters during historic times, such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and severe weather (e.g., droughts, unusually cold periods, hurricanes); this will be followed by case studies of 20th and 21st Century disasters, and by ?case studies? of disasters set in the future. Students will read literature from several disciplines, including geology, meteorology, social sciences, and others, in order to evaluate the case studies. Students will also use other sources of material such as articles for lay readers, TV reports and documentaries, and online resources (e.g., blogs), when available, to obtain different perspectives. Lectures will provide a foundation needed for understanding the scientific literature, and will raise key questions. The case studies will explore not only the physical science of the disasters but the human response and short- and long-term societal impacts. Group discussions will center on critical evaluation of the literature and of the interplay between disasters and humans. These discussions are aimed at deepening students? thinking about humans and their environment, and will focus on controversial aspects of the case studies.

Section: CHA
Registration Number: 23873
Instructor: Chaussard,Estelle
Schedule: M 10:00am - 10:50am
Location: Cooke 434 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 12

HIS 198SEM - The Bicycle

Economic recession, health consciousness, environmental sustainability, and the new urbanism have all contributed to a resurgence of interest in bicycling as a hobby and form of transportation in twenty-first-century life. We will examine both the history of pedaling and bicycling and the social, economic, political, and environmental implications of cycling. We will focus in part on Buffalo, a site of innovation in the nineteenth as well as twenty-first centuries, but will consider the bicycle in global context.

Section: SCH
Registration Number: 24518
Instructor: Schen,Claire
Schedule: T 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Location: Park 250 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 10

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: S1G
Registration Number: 21534
Instructor: Krupski,Michael Dennis
Schedule: W 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Location: Jacobs B34 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 4

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: S2G
Registration Number: 21535
Instructor: Krupski,Michael Dennis
Schedule: W 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Location: Jacobs B34 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 23

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: S3G
Registration Number: 21536
Instructor: Krupski,Michael Dennis
Schedule: W 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Location: Jacobs B34 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 21

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: FAR
Registration Number: 22577
Instructor: Farkas,Gaspar A.
Schedule: W 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Location: Dfn 208 (South Campus)
Seats Available: 4

SSC 198SEM - Move Your Research to the Next

Course will meet in Silverman Library room 310 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 course work you will answer these questions and more to gain a deeper understanding of your chosen major. Each week we?ll work through the process of identifying, developing, and creating a body of work, relevant to your major and in a format common in your chosen field, for inclusion in your ePortfolio.

Section: TYS
Registration Number: 22208
Instructor: Tysick,Cynthia A
Schedule: W 9:00am - 9:50am
Location: Clemen 103 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 11