Fall 2017: Open UB Seminar Courses (1-credit)

The following are approved 1-credit UB Seminar courses for Fall 2017 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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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

Section: BODY
Registration Number: 22526
Instructor: Tauke,Beth A
Schedule: M 11:00am - 11:50am
Location: Dfn 146 (South Campus)
Seats Available: 15

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: 22333
Instructor: Shubert,David E
Schedule: M 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Location: Kimbal 108 (South Campus)
Seats Available: 4

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: 22334
Instructor: Covey,Thomas Jared
Schedule: W 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Location: Kimbal 108 (South Campus)
Seats Available: 11

CHE 198SEM - Science! If you are not part

Section: A
Registration Number: 24553
Instructor: Ahsan,Khalid
Schedule: F 10:00am - 10:50am
Location: Capen 108 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 7

COM 198SEM - Cultivating Personal Power

This course, about the dynamics of power and social attraction, touches upon key findings from interpersonal, small group, and organizational communication to provide an overview of Communication research and it's application in both personal and professional aspects of life.

Section: LR
Registration Number: 24525
Instructor: Rintamaki,Lance
Schedule: W 9:00am - 9:50am
Location: Capen 110 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 4

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: B
Registration Number: 22019
Instructor: Unknown
Schedule: T 9:00am - 9:50am
Location: Filmor 317 (Ellicott Complex)
Seats Available: 1

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: 22020
Instructor: Unknown
Schedule: T 8:00am - 8:50am
Location: Norton 214 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 2

EAS 198SEM - The Places You Will Go

Section: I
Registration Number: 23639
Instructor: Unknown
Schedule: T 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Location: Park 440 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 5

ECO 198SEM - Financial Literacy

JUST ADDED AS OF 5/30/2017! 1-credit, 50-minute class. Meets once a week on Thursday evenings.

Section: ATK
Registration Number: 24528
Instructor: Atkinson,Paul
Schedule: R 6:30pm - 7:20pm
Location: Talbrt 113 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 4

GEO 198SEM - Shrinking Cities

GEO 198 will cover contemporary urban topics contextualized within the history of urban shrinkage and decline in the United States. These topics will include causes and consequences of population shrinkage and decline as well as policy implications for resilience and sustainability.

Section: BAG
Registration Number: 24566
Instructor: Bagchi-Sen,Sharmistha
Schedule: W 11:00am - 11:50am
Location: Obrian 210 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 19

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: 21688
Instructor: Toth,Jeannette
Schedule: F 9:00am - 9:50am
Location: Jacobs B32 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 8

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: 21690
Instructor: Toth,Jeannette
Schedule: F 11:00am - 11:50am
Location: Jacobs B32 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 6

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: 21691
Instructor: Krupski,Michael Dennis
Schedule: F 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Location: Jacobs B32 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 14

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: 21692
Instructor: Krupski,Michael Dennis
Schedule: F 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Location: Jacobs B32 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 22

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: 21693
Instructor: Krupski,Michael Dennis
Schedule: W 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Location: Jacobs B32 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 3

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

Course will meet two Saturdays out of the semester with additional experiential activities. Classes on 9/10 and 9/24.

Section: 000
Registration Number: 22813
Instructor: Stuhlmiller,Cynthia Marie
Schedule: ARR -
Location: Wende Arr (South Campus)
Seats Available: 17

PHY 198SEM - Who on Earth Uses Physics?

In this course, students will be exposed to current research in several areas of physics. Students will learn how physicists push the envelopes in time (both long and short), in size (large and small) and in space/time. The topics are discussed in the context of their historical background and their connection to our daily lives. In additional to physics realted topics, the course will deal with questions that transfer students may have, i.e., structure of the UB Curriculum, expectations of majors, importance of research, communication skills, and the ePortfolio.

Section: LUO
Registration Number: 24529
Instructor: Luo,Hong
Schedule: W 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Location: Obrian 214 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 15

PSC 198SEM - Trump 45:Election & Presidency

We take a look back at the 2016 presidential election and the first few months Donald Trump?s presidency. Readings and lectures will focus on explanations for Trump?s victory and assessments of his first year as president.

Section: YOS
Registration Number: 24518
Instructor: Yoshinaka,Antoine Isao
Schedule: W 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Location: Alumni 88 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 12

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: 22622
Instructor: Farkas,Gaspar A.
Schedule: M 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Location: Dfn 207 (South Campus)
Seats Available: 1

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: 22709
Instructor: Kuo,Shiu-Ming
Schedule: R 9:00am - 9:50am
Location: Clemen 217 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 1

PUB 198SEM - NTR: Science for Your Health

Section: KUOB
Registration Number: 23189
Instructor: Kuo,Shiu-Ming
Schedule: R 8:00am - 8:50am
Location: Clemen 217 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 2

RLL 198SEM - Cinema in Literature

The aim of this course is to present a global literary phenomenon across romance language world cultures that can be briefly described as the impact that the medium of cinema had and has on the medium of literature. In other words, we will look at how cinema influenced and influences literature and how it was and it is represented in literature in translation of romance language world regions. Therefore, during the course we will read and analyze novels translated into English that belong to this "genre" and we will read and discuss critical texts on this subject. Students will be encouraged to offer their own approach to the study of this literary trend and to suggest and examine other narratives that can belong to this literary phenomenon.

Section: PEC
Registration Number: 22433
Instructor: Pecchioli,Emanuela
Schedule: M 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Location: Clemen 930 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 15

TH 198SEM - The Purpose of Playing

Artists aspire to instigate difficult conversations about controversial subjects in edifying ways. Artists expand understanding and extend ?hearing? beyond pretty pictures and simple entertainment. Theatre and Dance are art forms.This course will investigate the structure of the art form through a series of readings, discussions, and projects focused on a current UB Department of Theatre and Dance production. By studying the requirements for production (while mixing metaphors from Goethe and Shakespeare) the course intends to understand ?the purpose of playing? and ask: What social and moral issues are the ?body of the time? that ?hold?the mirror up to nature??

Section: DB
Registration Number: 23686
Instructor: Burlingame,Dyan L
Schedule: W 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Location: Cfa 144 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 21