Fall 2017: Open UB Seminar Courses (3-credit)

The following are approved 3-credit UB Seminar courses for Fall 2017 with open seats. Incoming first-year and transfer students with less than 45 domestic credits will take a 3-credit UB Seminar. 

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AAS 199SEM - The American Image:Art, Media

How do images affect culture, society, and identity in America? As Americans, how do we sort out whom we are, while constantly bombarded with images and symbols telling us who we should be? These are a few of the questions we will explore in this cross-cultural course on American diversity. Investigating the roles of race, class, religion, gender, and sexuality in the world of images. Throughout the semester, we will pay particular attention to visual mediums such as art, television, movies, printed images, and a host of cultural symbols affecting us everyday. Readings and other course materials are interdisciplinary, including anthropological and historical perspectives, documentary films, literary material, and most of all, art.

Section: NEZ1
Registration Number: 22281
Instructor: Zarragoitia,Nestor E
Schedule: MWF 11:00am - 11:50am
Location: Clemen 206 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 14

AAS 199SEM - The African American Artist

From their earliest arrival in the American colonies until current times, African American artists have strived to establish their artistic traditions, while at the same time grappling with their historical social, economic, and political statuses in society. This course will explore that journey, including their struggles for self-identity in an art world whose traditions are rooted in disparity. This class will focus on different eras, art movements, and the lives and works of key artists that define this vision. We will examine the overall impacts of the African Diaspora on artistic expression, and the interwoven social issues confronting each generation.

Section: NEZ2
Registration Number: 22282
Instructor: Zarragoitia,Nestor E
Schedule: MWF 9:00am - 9:50am
Location: Clemen 103 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 26

AAS 199SEM - Aesthetic of Culture

This course will offer the opportunity to explore various African and African American, traditions and life experiences through the lens of film. From an aesthetic point of view we will gain insight and appreciation by analyzing cinematic productions through various methodologies. Students will gain knowledge of the deciphering modes of viewing movies while developing reception skills that are unique to the understanding of the African American experience. The socio-cultural issues being addressed by these films, while experiencing the artistic forces that shape them.

Section: PAP
Registration Number: 21864
Instructor: Pappas,James G
Schedule: T 7:00pm - 9:40pm
Location: Clemen 103 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 22

AAS 199SEM - Afri Amer and the City:19th Ce

This seminar explores the social, political, and economic development, as well as the transformation of African American urban experiences from the early 19th century through the 20th century. Emphases will be placed on the social conditions of urban life, the impact of economic policies, geographical location, labor, migration, family and institutional development, and responses to new forms of social control. The course explores the relationship between racial identification and community formation, and assesses the impact of notions of community and community solidarity. It also examines the impact of class and gender on community formation and how communities evolve over time as populations, the economy, and government policies and change in a climate of disinvestment and reinvestment.

Section: WIL
Registration Number: 23510
Instructor: Williams,Lillian S
Schedule: R 1:00pm - 3:40pm
Location: Talbrt 103 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 26

AHI 199SEM - Queer and Feminist Art

Each week we will explore a specific work of art that A) was made after 1945 and B) has been read through feminist and/or queer interpretive models. Pairing each work of art with at least two pieces of critical writing, our task will be to understand the different kinds of interpretation offered. How do early approaches to theorizing art after modernism differ from later approaches rooted in social politics? How do interpretations of art influenced by different social theories differ from one another?

Section: TT
Registration Number: 21593
Instructor: Triandos,Theodoros I
Schedule: M 6:30pm - 9:10pm
Location: Capen 260 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 25

AMS 199SEM - New Comers:The Caribbean Ameri

The New Comers is a multi-disciplinary course which explores the urban experiences of the United States largest Latino immigrants including Puerto Ricans, Mexicans, Cubans and compare their experiences with those of West Indians from Jamaica and Barbados. The course will draw on the methodology of documentary, history, sociology, and economics to examine this topic. We will further explore the socio-cultural, economic experiences and identity formation of these immigrant groups in the United States.

Section: CEN
Registration Number: 21934
Instructor: Centrie,Craig G
Schedule: TR 3:30pm - 4:50pm
Location: Talbrt 111 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 19

AMS 199SEM - New Comers:The Caribbean Ameri

The New Comers is a multi-disciplinary course which explores the urban experiences of the United States largest Latino immigrants including Puerto Ricans, Mexicans, Cubans and compare their experiences with those of West Indians from Jamaica and Barbados. The course will draw on the methodology of documentary, history, sociology, and economics to examine this topic. We will further explore the socio-cultural, economic experiences and identity formation of these immigrant groups in the United States.

Section: CEN2
Registration Number: 22283
Instructor: Centrie,Craig G
Schedule: TR 5:00pm - 6:20pm
Location: Talbrt 111 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 28

AMS 199SEM - From Thought to Act:What is Co

This course is affiliated with The Academies. It features experiential learning and may include field trips, guest speakers and mentored exploration. This First-Year Seminar immerses students in the world of contemporary and historical community activism through reading, documentary film viewing, class discussion, extensive writing and oral presentation, and multiple class-wide field-research trips in and around Buffalo to parts of the city where Community Activism has had a particularly important impact. We will place contemporary community activism into three broader contexts: 1) the political-philosophical distinction between service and activism; 2) the history of mass-movement building reaching back to the abolitionist, nonviolent resistance, and civil rights movements, as well as their contemporary offshoots across the world; 3) and the current social context of the divided and unequal cities of the United States as exemplified by the Buffalo metropolitan area. From there we will discuss how to analyze power structures, how to establish targets for campaigns, how to imagine effective strategies and tactics, how to use existing sources of power and organizations to win real benefits for communities, how to motivate people to join in campaigns, and how to acquire the skills necessary for all of these activities.

Section: CNI
Registration Number: 22284
Instructor: Nightingale,Carl H
Schedule: W 3:00pm - 5:40pm
Location: Bell 337 (South Campus)
Seats Available: 28

AMS 199SEM - New World Imaginaries

What is the "New World" and what place does it hold in the cultural imagination of the United States? How have ideas about the "New World" been developed and reinforced? And what are the consequences, in the past as well as the present, of imagining that the Americas were a "New World"? This course explores the notion that the "New World" is a concept that was socially constructed, that this concept has had wide-ranging consequences for the development of the United States, and that our understandings (and misunderstandings) of Native American peoples and tribal nations are closely tied to the ways that the "New World" was imagined in the past and continues to be conceptualized in contemporary US society.

Section: MTP
Registration Number: 23236
Instructor: Mt. Pleasant,Alyssa
Schedule: TR 1:30pm - 2:50pm
Location: Greiner 120B (North Campus)
Seats Available: 21

APY 199SEM - Why Have Wealth

Does money buy happiness, and if so in what forms, for whom, and under what circumstances? Does the world owe you a living regardless of what you do or don't do? Who really owes what to whom? In this course, we explore how our ideas about accumulating and distributing wealth shape our ideas about the nature of society, and about what society ought to be. We will explore some of the perspectives offered by the discipline of anthropology, the cross-cultural study of human thinking and behavior, on how our ideas about what to do with wealth influence our collective moral projects, such as those involving religion, family, the nation, and the global environment.

Section: FRA
Registration Number: 22072
Instructor: Franquesa,Jaume
Schedule: MWF 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Location: Clemen 04 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 16

APY 199SEM - A World of Stone

A World of Stone is a mixed seminar and laboratory-oriented course that focuses on the importance of stone as a natural resource and aspect of technology in world prehistory. The primary focus of the course is on the analysis and interpretation of chipped stone tools in archaeological context from a design perspective, including the hands-on production of tools through flint-knapping. The course also provides a survey of the use of stone in various contexts, from monumental architecture to the smallest of stone tool fragments, and from around the globe and at different times in prehistory to include: stone tools in paleo-anthropology- as critical elements of hominid evolution, Olmec Heads, Inca Stones, Stonehenge, birdstones and bannerstones, among others. The course examines stone tool materials, production technologies, use and discard patterns- from design and organization of technology frameworks. These aspects of technology are discussed in the context of problem-oriented research relating to subsistence, settlement patterns, land use, social organization and political development at various times in human history. Laboratory sessions will involve hands-on projects to aid in recognizing characteristics of stone artifacts and developing analyses that incorporate such characteristics. Students will participate in flint-knapping experiments and are encouraged to use the tools and debitage they make as experimental archaeological data.

Section: PER
Registration Number: 22071
Instructor: Perrelli,Douglas J
Schedule: MWF 10:00am - 10:50am
Location: Capen 260 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 21

APY 199SEM - At Home in Europe:Anth Persp

What does it mean to be at home? Is this connected to a building or a place? Or is it an emotion? In this UB Seminar we think about the meanings of home in European societies in the recent past and present. Examples we discuss range from ideas of domestic space in European peasant societies to the ways in which immigrants in European cities try to feel at home. We will look at such topics as the relationship between nationalism and concepts of home and homeland, ideas about hospitality in European societies, different understanding of home among men and women, and the role of the European Union in ideas of belonging and concepts of being at home in Europe. Students are encouraged to think comparatively and cross-culturally about ideas of home in their own societies of origin.

Section: RDA
Registration Number: 21786
Instructor: Reed-Danahay,Deborah E.
Schedule: W 2:00pm - 4:40pm
Location: Filmor 354 (Ellicott Complex)
Seats Available: 27

APY 199SEM - Magic and Witchcraft

Magic, sorcery, and witchcraft are widely used terms, in a variety of intriguing "occult" contexts, but there is little agreement on their meanings. In anthropology, the terms refer to ways of thinking and corresponding social behaviors that are absolutely universal, motivating people in all societies and at all stages of recorded human history. Understanding them and their social implications gives us deep and unique insight into what it means to be human.

Section: STE
Registration Number: 21785
Instructor: Stevens,Phillips
Schedule: TR 9:30am - 10:50am
Location: Capen 260 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 6

ART 199SEM - The Artists Journey

The idea of a journey suggests an intensely personal quest for change or fulfillment where a considerable amount of time and distance will be covered. Making the decision to be an artist is committing to a lifelong journey where one expects to encounter unknown obstacles and detours. There is no map to follow or guarantee of safe passage. It is risky but it can also be highly rewarding. In this course a diverse group of emerging, mid-career and established artists are observed as they reflect upon their lives, sources of inspiration, motivations and working processes. Profiled artists include painters, sculptors, printmakers, photographers, installation and new media artists from diverse demographic and cultural backgrounds. Through exposure to these artists, students will be introduced to the expanded field of contemporary visual art.

Section: MG
Registration Number: 23090
Instructor: Goldfarb,Maximilian
Schedule: 12:00pm - 2:40pm
Location: Cfa 117 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 20

ART 199SEM - The Artists Journey

The idea of a journey suggests an intensely personal quest for change or fulfillment where a considerable amount of time and distance will be covered. Making the decision to be an artist is committing to a lifelong journey where one expects to encounter unknown obstacles and detours. There is no map to follow or guarantee of safe passage. It is risky but it can also be highly rewarding. In this course a diverse group of emerging, mid-career and established artists are observed as they reflect upon their lives, sources of inspiration, motivations and working processes. Profiled artists include painters, sculptors, printmakers, photographers, installation and new media artists from diverse demographic and cultural backgrounds. Through exposure to these artists, students will be introduced to the expanded field of contemporary visual art.

Section: RR
Registration Number: 21590
Instructor: Reitzenstein,Reinhard
Schedule: TR 12:30pm - 1:50pm
Location: Filmor 328 (Ellicott Complex)
Seats Available: 27

BCH 199SEM - Genomics and You

April of 2003 the Human Genome Project reached their goal of sequencing the human genome. Now, over ten years later, we are still working to understand the possibilities, significance and impact of that discovery. The ability to sequence complete genomes, has had a revolutionary impact on medicine, agriculture, our environment and the very idea of what it means to be "human". Genomic medicine will impact virtually everyone in the United States in the coming decades. As informed citizens, it is important that we have a working understanding of genomics and its implications for individuals and for society at large. These conversations are critical to ensure the ethical and accessible use of genomics and to allow us to make informed decisions on both personal and public-policy levels. This course will explore both the science and the ethics of genomics, using case studies to illustrate and personalize the issues at hand. This course will be of interest to students contemplating careers in medicine, law, biomedical research, government/public policy, environmental studies, public health, and others, and to anyone interested in being able to develop informed, thoughtful opinions about pressing societal issues.

Section: GEN
Registration Number: 23759
Instructor: Surtees,Jennifer A.
Schedule: 3:00pm - 4:20pm
Location: Obrian 209 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 22

BIO 199SEM - Science, Pseudoscience and Non

This is the age of science and technology. They impact virtually everything: medicine, climate, transportation, species extinction, communication, art, reproduction and even religion. What is it about science that makes it so successful and potentially dangerous? And how, if anything, does it differ from other human activities? And what happens when science goes wrong? Science itself is changing from a small time cottage industry done by individuals largely working alone, to BIG SCIENCE, done by teams, sometimes numbering in the hundreds of scientists, and costing millions of dollars. Does this shift make any difference? Then there is pseudoscience, claims masquerading as true science that has always plagued the footsteps of real science; crop circles, aliens invading earth, Big Foot, extrasensory perception, astrology, intelligent design, and vaccination as a cause of autism. And what of science deniers: in spite of all evidence to the contrary, they reject the principle of evolution or dispute the fact of global climate change. In this course, we will try to pry apart what distinguishes science from non-science and non-sense. This course cannot be used as credit toward a Biological Sciences major or minor.

Section: HER
Registration Number: 22035
Instructor: Herreid,Clyde F
Schedule: W 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Location: Capen 110 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 1

BIO 199SEM - Life and the Universe

Students will learn fundamental principles relevant to science and biology with a particular emphasis on diverse views in terms of philosophy of science, scientific method, and a biological view of the universe. Lesser-known models and perspectives will be compared and contrasted to widely held views. This experience will help students in successful pursuit of careers in all fields of study in addition to science by providing an introduction to university life, science fundamentals, and diverse interpretations in biology. This course cannot be used as credit toward a Biological Sciences major or minor.

Section: SHO
Registration Number: 22036
Instructor: Shortridge,Randall D.
Schedule: TR 11:00am - 12:20pm
Location: Talbrt 112 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 10

BMS 199SR - New Frontiers in Biomed Scienc

Students will engage with topics on medicine and health that relate to their everyday lives. The topics discussed will be pulled from the news and current events. These topics will encompass subjects we encounter either in our daily lives or as a larger community. Students will learn how to review articles from a scientific point of view and look at topics of health in the news from the prospective of a health professional. Small group recitations will be taught by a department within the school of medicine and topics will be examined through the lens of those individual departments. Subject areas will range from the cold flu, and Zika viruses to more controversial topics like medical marijuana, environmental hazards, and rising cost of health care. Students will have the opportunity to engage with the material under the guidance of medical school departments such as pharmacology & toxicology, biomedical informatics, microbiology, physiology and clinical lab sciences.

Section: A
Registration Number: 22329
Instructor: Shubert,David E
Schedule: T 10:00am - 11:20am
Location: Dfn 203 (South Campus)
Seats Available: 63

BMS 199SR - New Frontiers in Biomed Scienc

This recitation will discuss the Tuesday lecture from a pharmacology and toxicology perspective.

Section: A1
Registration Number: 22330
Instructor: Unknown
Schedule: R 10:00am - 11:20am
Location: Dfn 205 (South Campus)
Seats Available: 23

BMS 199SR - New Frontiers in Biomed Scienc

This recitation will discuss the Tuesday lecture in more detail by various faculty.

Section: A2
Registration Number: 22331
Instructor: Unknown
Schedule: R 10:00am - 11:20am
Location: Dfn 202 (South Campus)
Seats Available: 28

BMS 199SR - New Frontiers in Biomed Scienc

This recitation will discuss the Tuesday lecture from a biomedical informatics perspective.

Section: A3
Registration Number: 22332
Instructor: Unknown
Schedule: R 1:00pm - 2:20pm
Location: Dfn 207 (South Campus)
Seats Available: 12

BMS 199SR - Power of Com Engage to Reduce

The United States is becoming increasingly diverse and is burden with disparities. The involvement of community in research and academia is critical to reducing disparities in health, workforce, and social determinants of health. Community engagement is the foundation of service learning and T4 translation research embodied in community based research, particularly in participatory research. Understanding how to operationalize community engagement will facilitate advances in translational research, service learning, and workforce development. This course will provide the foundation for community engagement by critically appraising what is meant by community, community engagement, and health disparities. We will explore the impact of community engagement on translational research, service learning, and workforce development.

Section: B
Registration Number: 24539
Instructor: Tumiel-Berhalter,Laurene M
Schedule: T 3:00pm - 4:20pm
Location: Dfn 202 (South Campus)
Seats Available: 24

BMS 199SR - Power of Com Engage to Reduce

Section: B1
Registration Number: 24540
Instructor: Tumiel-Berhalter,Laurene M
Schedule: R 3:00pm - 4:20pm
Location: Dfn 202 (South Campus)
Seats Available: 24

CEP 199SEM - Help Child Aca Beha Chall Succ

Youth spend the majority of their day in structured school settings. For children with behavioral or academic challenges, this can be a setting that can support or inhibit appropriate development, depending on the interventions that are present. The present course will include an overview and introduction of applied behavioral analysis, it will include applied practice in behavioral observation, clinical decision-making based on evidence gathered, critical thinking within an applied behavior analysis framework, and an overview of training and careers within education and psychology. Students will obtain hands-on practice with employing treatments that are evidence-based for promoting school success.

Section: GF
Registration Number: 22295
Instructor: Fabiano,Gregory A
Schedule: M 11:30am - 2:20pm
Location: Baldy 106 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 12

CL 199SEM - Happiness:Anc Art of Liv Well

Among all the questions posed by ancient Greek and Roman thinkers, perhaps the most important was how to live a good life. Living well meant not only treating others properly. It also meant treating oneself properly by cultivating all the parts of a satisfying existence. A key lesson from antiquity is that pleasures alone can leave us feeling hollow and unfulfilled. Hence the principle that moderation was a key to happiness. Modern psychological studies confirm the ancient view that happiness is not a simple state, but rather follows from an art of making choices and forming one?s environment. This course will survey a number of perspectives from ancient Greece and Rome on how to live ?a good life,? and compare them with our modern experience. Students will discuss and write about these different perspectives on achieving happiness and compare them with their own views.

Section: COF
Registration Number: 21958
Instructor: Coffee,Neil
Schedule: TR 11:00am - 12:20pm
Location: Filmor 319 (Ellicott Complex)
Seats Available: 19

CL 199SEM - Buffalo Rome: Food and Culture

There is no bigger idea than that one that is passed from one culture to another to endure for millennia and provide the very foundation of humanistic values. The ancient Greeks, beginning with the poet Homer, are typically viewed as the people who gave literature to the west. But in that time when Homer's Iliad and Odyssey were beginning to take shape, Greeks were in contact with people of Asia whose attested story-crafting traditions were already centuries old people of Anatolia, Syria-Palestine, and Mesopotamia- that is, people of that region called the Near East. Ideas about the nature of the gods and of the human condition had been spread from culture to culture between these peoples, giving rise to the Hebrew Bible among other codified expressions of such ideas. In their wanderings into Asia the Greeks too came to be exposed to these and still other ideas, and they adopted these big ideas and incorporated them into their culture in their own efforts to engage meaningfully and effectively with the phenomena of human life. In this seminar we will examine the archaic Greek communities who ventured east, the peoples whom they encountered, and the transference of ideas that resulted.

Section: MAL
Registration Number: 21960
Instructor: Malamud,Martha Anne
Schedule: TR 2:00pm - 3:20pm
Location: Filmor 317 (Ellicott Complex)
Seats Available: 24

CL 199SEM - The Ancient World in the Movie

This course will explore the representation of the ancient Greek and Roman worlds in modern cinema, focusing on films made between 1960 and the present. We will pay attention not only to what these films show us about modern attitudes toward the ancient world, but also to how modern filmmakers use these films, set in antiquity, to talk about our modern world. Students will explore works of literature, ancient and modern, that offer our discussions rich context and further into how narratives reflect and shape cultural values.

Section: MCG
Registration Number: 21966
Instructor: McGuire,Donald T.
Schedule: TR 12:30pm - 1:50pm
Location: Filmor 325 (Ellicott Complex)
Seats Available: 26

COL 199SEM - On Dignity and Death

What is dignity? What is the relationship of dignity to what Victor Hugo calls the inviolability of life, but also and no less trenchantly to both the death penalty and the right to die? How does the concept of dignity work both to defend and to challenge both the death penalty and the right to die? On Dignity and Death explores these questions through readings of philosophy (Cicero, Kant, Hegel, Foucault), criminology (Beccaria), legal and medical accounts (Dworkin, Cohen-Almagor), literature (Hugo, Camus, Capote, Mailer), and abolitionists (Badinter, Prejean). We will also read the Universal Declaration of Universal Human Rights (1948) and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (proposed 1966, ratified 1976) in order to examine the paradox of a universal human right to life that coexists with the death penalty. In addition, we will read several United States Supreme Court decisions concerning both the States right to put to death and its right to make live.

Section: DJ
Registration Number: 21594
Instructor: Johnson,David E.
Schedule: TR 12:30pm - 1:50pm
Location: Clemen 204 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 18

COL 199SEM - On Dignity and Death

What is dignity? What is the relationship of dignity to what Victor Hugo calls the inviolability of life, but also and no less trenchantly to both the death penalty and the right to die? How does the concept of dignity work both to defend and to challenge both the death penalty and the right to die? On Dignity and Death explores these questions through readings of philosophy (Cicero, Kant, Hegel, Foucault), criminology (Beccaria), legal and medical accounts (Dworkin, Cohen-Almagor), literature (Hugo, Camus, Capote, Mailer), and abolitionists (Badinter, Prejean). We will also read the Universal Declaration of Universal Human Rights (1948) and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (proposed 1966, ratified 1976) in order to examine the paradox of a universal human right to life that coexists with the death penalty. In addition, we will read several United States Supreme Court decisions concerning both the States right to put to death and its right to make live.

Section: DJ2
Registration Number: 23160
Instructor: Johnson,David E.
Schedule: 2:00pm - 3:20pm
Location: Clemen 204 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 18

COL 199SEM - Telling Stories

Although it plays different roles in different cultures and different historical moments, storytelling seems to be a universal human activity. Children want the same stories to be told over and over again in exactly the same manner. As adults, we enjoy stories in literature, film, videos, or computer games. We listen to the stories of friends and family members. Historians, anthropologists and sociologists both research and construct their own stories in order to make sense of human cultures, traditions, laws and religions. Different kind of stories, such as testimonies and eyewitness accounts, are at work in legal trials. Patient stories are important for social workers, psychologists and doctors. Storytelling has invaded even neuroscience and medicine, for example in Kleinman, The Illness Narratives. Some philosophers argue that foundational stories of a given culture teach us about love, moral values, and good life. In this interdisciplinary seminar we will examine stories in literature, folklore, film, anthropology and history, as well as significant stories in your own lives, in order to ask fundamental questions: why do people tell stories? What kind of knowledge and wisdom is conveyed through stories? How are stories related to power and politics? What can story teach you that science cannot? And what counts as a story? How is it constructed? What is the difference between fictional stories and real stories, such as documentaries or history? Our readings will include stories from the Bible-- for example, the story of Isaac and Abraham-- and their subsequently pictorial and philosophical retellings; selected fairytales such as Beauty and the Beast and their film versions, short stories by diverse literary writers, such as Melville, Larsen, Kafka and Dinesen; films, for example the BBC film production of Shakespeare?s Hamlet; legal accounts, selected stories told by anthropologists, for example Carol Stack, All Our Kin, as well as some of the most interesting reflections by historians and literary critics on the role of storytelling in human culture. Students will also be asked to share the most important stories they learned during their first year colloquium and to reflect on the role of sharing stories through social media.

Section: EZ
Registration Number: 23357
Instructor: Ziarek,Ewa Plonowska
Schedule: 3:30pm - 4:50pm
Location: Bell 138 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 24

COL 199SEM - Quarrel Between Philo & Lit

Why do philosophers read poets, and why do poets read philosophy? The course will trace the history of this question, beginning with the ?quarrel? between philosophy and poetry in antiquity and leading up to the contemporary conversations and polemics between the two disciplines. This quarrel between philosophy and poetry is mentioned in Plato, and already at that time it was perceived as ?ancient.? The course will begin by exploring the provenance and the stakes of this quarrel as seen by Plato and proceed on this basis to inquire into its formulations in later texts, from ancient Greece to 20th literature, philosophy, and film. This seminar is open to all students interested in exploring the fascinating and challenging intersections between the two main areas of the humanities: literature and philosophy. Reading literary and philosophical texts, we will discuss such questions as the nature of human existence, the problem of time, death, and finitude, the role of gender, as well as the differences and similarities between imagination and reason, passion and logic, literary language and philosophical argumentation. What is the difference between how poetry and philosophy address and express those issues? How is poetic/literary saying different from philosophical ways of telling? How do we think between poetic images and philosophical reasoning/argumentation? In the first part of the course, we will examine convergences and differences between literary and philosophical texts in antiquity (Plato, Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics, Sophocles' tragedies), the Middle Ages (Boethius), and the Enlightenment (Voltaire). Rethinking the heritage of Greek culture and tragedy for the moderns, Nietzsche's influential study The Birth of Tragedy will serve as the transition to the questions that characterize contemporary debates between philosophy and literature. After The Birth of Tragedy, we will read essays by Heidegger and Irigaray, and a number of literary texts: short stories by Dinesen, Borges, and Faulkner, poetry by Wislawa Szymborska, Reggio?s film, Koyaanisqatsi.

Section: KZ
Registration Number: 23358
Instructor: Ziarek,Krzysztof
Schedule: 3:30pm - 4:50pm
Location: Norton 216 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 26

COM 199SEM - COM at the End of Life

This course is designed to examine the death and dying process from a communication perspective. We will look at end-of-life care and communication from multiple contexts to understand how crucial health, interpersonal, group, and family coordination is within the medical community.

Section: KET
Registration Number: 21903
Instructor: Tenzek,Kelly E
Schedule: MWF 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Location: Obrian 210 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 21

CSE 199SR - How the Internet Works

The Internet is changing every aspect of our lives, including how we communicate, learn, navigate, organize, work, play, and love. The Internet also represents a crowning achievement of computing: a single system uniting hardware and software, theory and implementation, standards and innovation, engineering and science, protests that topple governments and stupid cat videos. This course provides an overview of how the Internet works by describing everything required to answer a single search query. Along with its technologies, we will delve into the Internet?s past and future, policy challenges, and societal implications. The course is targeted at a general audience, but because the Internet reflects contributions from many areas of computer science and computer engineering, it also provides a good overview for potential majors. Familiarity with the web and access to a personal computer are assumed, but no technical background is required. Enrollment in this course includes a lecture twice per week and your selection of a once per week recitation topic.

Section: A
Registration Number: 21753
Instructor: Unknown
Schedule: MW 11:00am - 11:50am
Location: Alumni 97 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 83

CSE 199SR - How the Internet Works

The Internet is changing every aspect of our lives, including how we communicate, learn, navigate, organize, work, play, and love. The Internet also represents a crowning achievement of computing: a single system uniting hardware and software, theory and implementation, standards and innovation, engineering and science, protests that topple governments and stupid cat videos. This course provides an overview of how the Internet works by describing everything required to answer a single search query. Along with its technologies, we will delve into the Internet?s past and future, policy challenges, and societal implications. The course is targeted at a general audience, but because the Internet reflects contributions from many areas of computer science and computer engineering, it also provides a good overview for potential majors. Familiarity with the web and access to a personal computer are assumed, but no technical background is required. Enrollment in this course includes a lecture twice per week and your selection of a once per week recitation topic.

Section: B
Registration Number: 21754
Instructor: Unknown
Schedule: MW 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Location: Knox 109 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 60

CSE 199SR - How the Internet Works

This is the recitation for companion twice weekly lecture.

Section: B1
Registration Number: 22255
Instructor: Hughes,Andrew Richard
Schedule: F 9:00am - 9:50am
Location: Obrian 212 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 17

CSE 199SR - How the Internet Works

This is the recitation for companion twice weekly lecture.

Section: B2
Registration Number: 22260
Instructor: Hughes,Andrew Richard
Schedule: R 10:00am - 10:50am
Location: Baldy 112 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 15

CSE 199SR - How the Internet Works

This is the recitation for companion twice weekly lecture.

Section: B4
Registration Number: 22262
Instructor: Unknown
Schedule: R 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Location: Park 145 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 9

CSE 199SR - How the Internet Works

The Internet is changing every aspect of our lives, including how we communicate, learn, navigate, organize, work, play, and love. The Internet also represents a crowning achievement of computing: a single system uniting hardware and software, theory and implementation, standards and innovation, engineering and science, protests that topple governments and stupid cat videos. This course provides an overview of how the Internet works by describing everything required to answer a single search query. Along with its technologies, we will delve into the Internet?s past and future, policy challenges, and societal implications. The course is targeted at a general audience, but because the Internet reflects contributions from many areas of computer science and computer engineering, it also provides a good overview for potential majors. Familiarity with the web and access to a personal computer are assumed, but no technical background is required. Enrollment in this course includes a lecture twice per week and your selection of a once per week recitation topic.

Section: C
Registration Number: 21762
Instructor: Sridhar,Ramalingam
Schedule: MW 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Location: Knox 110 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 76

CSE 199SR - How the Internet Works

This is the recitation for companion twice weekly lecture.

Section: C1
Registration Number: 22254
Instructor: Hughes,Andrew Richard
Schedule: F 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Location: Hoch 139 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 24

CSE 199SR - How the Internet Works

This is the recitation for companion twice weekly lecture.

Section: C2
Registration Number: 22263
Instructor: Hughes,Andrew Richard
Schedule: F 11:00am - 11:50am
Location: Talbrt 115 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 15

CSE 199SR - How the Internet Works

This is the recitation for companion twice weekly lecture.

Section: C3
Registration Number: 22264
Instructor: Hughes,Andrew Richard
Schedule: R 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Location: Baldy 111 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 11

CSE 199SR - How the Internet Works

This is the recitation for companion twice weekly lecture.

Section: C4
Registration Number: 22265
Instructor: Hughes,Andrew Richard
Schedule: R 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Location: Clemen 107 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 21

CSE 199SR - How the Internet Works

The Internet is changing every aspect of our lives, including how we communicate, learn, navigate, organize, work, play, and love. The Internet also represents a crowning achievement of computing: a single system uniting hardware and software, theory and implementation, standards and innovation, engineering and science, protests that topple governments and stupid cat videos. This course provides an overview of how the Internet works by describing everything required to answer a single search query. Along with its technologies, we will delve into the Internet?s past and future, policy challenges, and societal implications. The course is targeted at a general audience, but because the Internet reflects contributions from many areas of computer science and computer engineering, it also provides a good overview for potential majors. Familiarity with the web and access to a personal computer are assumed, but no technical background is required. Enrollment in this course includes a lecture twice per week and your selection of a once per week recitation topic.

Section: D
Registration Number: 22879
Instructor: Regan,Kenneth W
Schedule: MW 11:00am - 11:50am
Location: Baldy 101 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 72

CSE 199SR - How the Internet Works

This is the recitation for companion twice weekly lecture.

Section: D1
Registration Number: 22880
Instructor: Unknown
Schedule: F 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Location: Bell 138 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 15

CSE 199SR - How the Internet Works

This is the recitation for companion twice weekly lecture.

Section: D2
Registration Number: 22881
Instructor: Unknown
Schedule: R 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Location: Hoch 307 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 20

CSE 199SR - How the Internet Works

This is the recitation for companion twice weekly lecture.

Section: D3
Registration Number: 22882
Instructor: Unknown
Schedule: F 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Location: Hoch 139 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 14

CSE 199SR - How the Internet Works

This is the recitation for companion twice weekly lecture.

Section: D4
Registration Number: 22883
Instructor: Unknown
Schedule: F 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Location: Norton 216 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 23

CSE 199SR - How the Internet Works

The Internet is changing every aspect of our lives, including how we communicate, learn, navigate, organize, work, play, and love. The Internet also represents a crowning achievement of computing: a single system uniting hardware and software, theory and implementation, standards and innovation, engineering and science, protests that topple governments and stupid cat videos. This course provides an overview of how the Internet works by describing everything required to answer a single search query. Along with its technologies, we will delve into the Internet?s past and future, policy challenges, and societal implications. The course is targeted at a general audience, but because the Internet reflects contributions from many areas of computer science and computer engineering, it also provides a good overview for potential majors. Familiarity with the web and access to a personal computer are assumed, but no technical background is required. Enrollment in this course includes a lecture twice per week and your selection of a once per week recitation topic.

Section: E
Registration Number: 23656
Instructor: Ren,Kui
Schedule: MW 11:00am - 11:50am
Location: Nsc 210 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 78

CSE 199SR - How the Internet Works

This is the recitation for companion twice weekly lecture.

Section: E1
Registration Number: 23668
Instructor: Unknown
Schedule: F 9:00am - 9:50am
Location: Hoch 139 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 14

CSE 199SR - How the Internet Works

This is the recitation for companion twice weekly lecture.

Section: E2
Registration Number: 23669
Instructor: Unknown
Schedule: F 8:00am - 8:50am
Location: Cooke 248 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 21

CSE 199SR - How the Internet Works

This is the recitation for companion twice weekly lecture.

Section: E3
Registration Number: 23670
Instructor: Unknown
Schedule: R 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Location: Capen 260 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 22

CSE 199SR - How the Internet Works

This is the recitation for companion twice weekly lecture.

Section: E4
Registration Number: 23833
Instructor: Unknown
Schedule: R 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Location: Park 152 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 24

CSE 199SR - How the Internet Works

The Internet is changing every aspect of our lives, including how we communicate, learn, navigate, organize, work, play, and love. The Internet also represents a crowning achievement of computing: a single system uniting hardware and software, theory and implementation, standards and innovation, engineering and science, protests that topple governments and stupid cat videos. This course provides an overview of how the Internet works by describing everything required to answer a single search query. Along with its technologies, we will delve into the Internet?s past and future, policy challenges, and societal implications. The course is targeted at a general audience, but because the Internet reflects contributions from many areas of computer science and computer engineering, it also provides a good overview for potential majors. Familiarity with the web and access to a personal computer are assumed, but no technical background is required. Enrollment in this course includes a lecture twice per week and your selection of a once per week recitation topic.

Section: F
Registration Number: 23655
Instructor: Unknown
Schedule: MW 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Location: Nsc 215 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 78

CSE 199SR - How the Internet Works

This is the recitation for companion twice weekly lecture.

Section: F1
Registration Number: 23671
Instructor: Unknown
Schedule: F 10:00am - 10:50am
Location: Hoch 139 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 23

CSE 199SR - How the Internet Works

This is the recitation for companion twice weekly lecture.

Section: F2
Registration Number: 23672
Instructor: Unknown
Schedule: F 11:00am - 11:50am
Location: Norton 213 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 15

CSE 199SR - How the Internet Works

This is the recitation for companion twice weekly lecture.

Section: F3
Registration Number: 23673
Instructor: Unknown
Schedule: R 10:00am - 10:50am
Location: Norton 209 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 15

CSE 199SR - How the Internet Works

This is the recitation for companion twice weekly lecture.

Section: F4
Registration Number: 23674
Instructor: Unknown
Schedule: R 11:00am - 11:50am
Location: Hoch 307 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 24

DAC 199SEM - Buff Stage:Story through Arc

Every built space, whether a public building, a private residence, or a set for a play, is a performance space, in which a visual artist tells a story to an audience. This course will examine the ways in which visual artists (set designers and architects) manipulate three dimensional space, ornament, and movement to tell these stories. Using FLW?s Darwin Martin House as a point of departure (for storytelling in architecture), we will explore the language of architecture and of theatrical design as an aspect of storytelling through performance. Through research and direct observation of buffalo's architecture, students will identify story, audience, and historical context and the creative use of built space.

Section: EF
Registration Number: 22007
Instructor: Frank,Erich
Schedule: W 10:00am - 12:40pm
Location: Dfn 208 (South Campus)
Seats Available: 28

DMS 199SEM - Making and Being Made by Media

Open to Freshman ONLY. The media field is expanding rapidly: networked, social and mobile media play an increasingly important role in structuring society and causing change. Full citizenship and full literacy in contemporary society depends not just on negotiating and decoding visual representation (film, TV, advertising, games), but in both theoretically understanding the scope and impact of media in a computer-based society and being able to create and communicate ideas and information using established and emerging media. In this course, students develop a critical perspective on mainstream Internet culture. Viewing/interacting with contemporary web-based art projects, interventionist art & hacktivism, and reading media theory that critically addresses the relations between viewers, producers, and media. In addition the course is an introduction to computer-based media production in the context of contemporary Internet tools and techniques. The course covers image and sound editing & manipulation, web development, and interactive design.

Section: PAPE
Registration Number: 21799
Instructor: Pape,David E
Schedule: MW 1:00pm - 2:20pm
Location: Cfa 242 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 19

DMS 199SEM - From Screens to Screens

Open to Freshman ONLY. In todays culture, moving images circulate across platforms and screens; film, television, and video shape our lives in a variety of ways. They persuade, entertain, educate, and distract us. In this seminar, students will learn to critically analyze moving images through making. The course will introduce students to the history of media production and study with screenings and readings that highlight the range of approaches to the organization and reception of media work. The seminar is organized into practical workshops and discussions. Assignments will require students to develop their reading and writing skills in addition to learning the basic principles of documentary, narrative, and experimental filmmaking including scriptwriting, interviewing, cinematography, editing, and distribution tools.

Section: VID
Registration Number: 21796
Instructor: Sarlin,Paige H
Schedule: MW 11:00am - 12:20pm
Location: Cfa 286 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 23

EAS 199SL - Grand Challenges for Engineeri

Engineers are problem solvers. Problem solving in engineering practice (i.e., industry) differs from the problems typically encountered in the classroom. Notably, "real world" problems are ill-structured, have multiple conflicting objectives, non-engineering standards and constraints, require knowledge from multiple disciplines (even beyond engineering!) and necessitate working on a team. The objective of this course is to allow students with an interest in engineering to explore an engineering identity. Through this exploration, students will gain an appreciation for the characteristics of good engineers: (1) Technical competence (technical knowledge, problem-solving skills, creativity; (2) Interpersonal skills (strong technical communication, effective teamwork); (3) Work ethic (attention to detail, diligence, persistence); and (4) Moral standards: honesty, integrity. This exploration will be facilitated through team projects, individual assignments and a professional development and career planning portfolio. The theme for this course will be consideration of the "Grand Challenges for Engineering" as defined by the National Academy of Engineers (www.engineeringchallenges.org).

Section: I
Registration Number: 22218
Instructor: Haggerty,Jennifer R
Schedule: MW 11:00am - 11:50am
Location: Nsc 205 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 91

EAS 199SL - Grand Challenges for Engineeri

Engineers are problem solvers. Problem solving in engineering practice (i.e., industry) differs from the problems typically encountered in the classroom. Notably, "real world" problems are ill-structured, have multiple conflicting objectives, non-engineering standards and constraints, require knowledge from multiple disciplines (even beyond engineering!) and necessitate working on a team. The objective of this course is to allow students with an interest in engineering to explore an engineering identity. Through this exploration, students will gain an appreciation for the characteristics of good engineers: (1) Technical competence (technical knowledge, problem-solving skills, creativity; (2) Interpersonal skills (strong technical communication, effective teamwork); (3) Work ethic (attention to detail, diligence, persistence); and (4) Moral standards: honesty, integrity. This exploration will be facilitated through team projects, individual assignments and a professional development and career planning portfolio. The theme for this course will be consideration of the "Grand Challenges for Engineering" as defined by the National Academy of Engineers (www.engineeringchallenges.org).

Section: I1
Registration Number: 22219
Instructor: Haggerty,Jennifer R
Schedule: F 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Location: Baldy 110 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 25

EAS 199SL - Grand Challenges for Engineeri

Engineers are problem solvers. Problem solving in engineering practice (i.e., industry) differs from the problems typically encountered in the classroom. Notably, "real world" problems are ill-structured, have multiple conflicting objectives, non-engineering standards and constraints, require knowledge from multiple disciplines (even beyond engineering!) and necessitate working on a team. The objective of this course is to allow students with an interest in engineering to explore an engineering identity. Through this exploration, students will gain an appreciation for the characteristics of good engineers: (1) Technical competence (technical knowledge, problem-solving skills, creativity; (2) Interpersonal skills (strong technical communication, effective teamwork); (3) Work ethic (attention to detail, diligence, persistence); and (4) Moral standards: honesty, integrity. This exploration will be facilitated through team projects, individual assignments and a professional development and career planning portfolio. The theme for this course will be consideration of the "Grand Challenges for Engineering" as defined by the National Academy of Engineers (www.engineeringchallenges.org).

Section: I2
Registration Number: 22220
Instructor: Haggerty,Jennifer R
Schedule: T 11:00am - 11:50am
Location: Park 148 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 22

EAS 199SL - Grand Challenges for Engineeri

Engineers are problem solvers. Problem solving in engineering practice (i.e., industry) differs from the problems typically encountered in the classroom. Notably, "real world" problems are ill-structured, have multiple conflicting objectives, non-engineering standards and constraints, require knowledge from multiple disciplines (even beyond engineering!) and necessitate working on a team. The objective of this course is to allow students with an interest in engineering to explore an engineering identity. Through this exploration, students will gain an appreciation for the characteristics of good engineers: (1) Technical competence (technical knowledge, problem-solving skills, creativity; (2) Interpersonal skills (strong technical communication, effective teamwork); (3) Work ethic (attention to detail, diligence, persistence); and (4) Moral standards: honesty, integrity. This exploration will be facilitated through team projects, individual assignments and a professional development and career planning portfolio. The theme for this course will be consideration of the "Grand Challenges for Engineering" as defined by the National Academy of Engineers (www.engineeringchallenges.org).

Section: I3
Registration Number: 22221
Instructor: Haggerty,Jennifer R
Schedule: M 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Location: Cooke 127A (North Campus)
Seats Available: 23

EAS 199SL - Grand Challenges for Engineeri

Engineers are problem solvers. Problem solving in engineering practice (i.e., industry) differs from the problems typically encountered in the classroom. Notably, "real world" problems are ill-structured, have multiple conflicting objectives, non-engineering standards and constraints, require knowledge from multiple disciplines (even beyond engineering!) and necessitate working on a team. The objective of this course is to allow students with an interest in engineering to explore an engineering identity. Through this exploration, students will gain an appreciation for the characteristics of good engineers: (1) Technical competence (technical knowledge, problem-solving skills, creativity; (2) Interpersonal skills (strong technical communication, effective teamwork); (3) Work ethic (attention to detail, diligence, persistence); and (4) Moral standards: honesty, integrity. This exploration will be facilitated through team projects, individual assignments and a professional development and career planning portfolio. The theme for this course will be consideration of the "Grand Challenges for Engineering" as defined by the National Academy of Engineers (www.engineeringchallenges.org).

Section: I4
Registration Number: 22222
Instructor: Haggerty,Jennifer R
Schedule: F 10:00am - 10:50am
Location: Bell 138 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 24

EAS 199SL - Grand Challenges for Engineeri

Engineers are problem solvers. Problem solving in engineering practice (i.e., industry) differs from the problems typically encountered in the classroom. Notably, "real world" problems are ill-structured, have multiple conflicting objectives, non-engineering standards and constraints, require knowledge from multiple disciplines (even beyond engineering!) and necessitate working on a team. The objective of this course is to allow students with an interest in engineering to explore an engineering identity. Through this exploration, students will gain an appreciation for the characteristics of good engineers: (1) Technical competence (technical knowledge, problem-solving skills, creativity; (2) Interpersonal skills (strong technical communication, effective teamwork); (3) Work ethic (attention to detail, diligence, persistence); and (4) Moral standards: honesty, integrity. This exploration will be facilitated through team projects, individual assignments and a professional development and career planning portfolio. The theme for this course will be consideration of the "Grand Challenges for Engineering" as defined by the National Academy of Engineers (www.engineeringchallenges.org).

Section: J
Registration Number: 22223
Instructor: Burke,Kevin M
Schedule: TR 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Location: Nsc 216 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 92

EAS 199SL - Grand Challenges for Engineeri

Engineers are problem solvers. Problem solving in engineering practice (i.e., industry) differs from the problems typically encountered in the classroom. Notably, "real world" problems are ill-structured, have multiple conflicting objectives, non-engineering standards and constraints, require knowledge from multiple disciplines (even beyond engineering!) and necessitate working on a team. The objective of this course is to allow students with an interest in engineering to explore an engineering identity. Through this exploration, students will gain an appreciation for the characteristics of good engineers: (1) Technical competence (technical knowledge, problem-solving skills, creativity; (2) Interpersonal skills (strong technical communication, effective teamwork); (3) Work ethic (attention to detail, diligence, persistence); and (4) Moral standards: honesty, integrity. This exploration will be facilitated through team projects, individual assignments and a professional development and career planning portfolio. The theme for this course will be consideration of the "Grand Challenges for Engineering" as defined by the National Academy of Engineers (www.engineeringchallenges.org).

Section: J1
Registration Number: 22224
Instructor: Burke,Kevin M
Schedule: F 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Location: Clemen 19 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 23

EAS 199SL - Grand Challenges for Engineeri

Engineers are problem solvers. Problem solving in engineering practice (i.e., industry) differs from the problems typically encountered in the classroom. Notably, "real world" problems are ill-structured, have multiple conflicting objectives, non-engineering standards and constraints, require knowledge from multiple disciplines (even beyond engineering!) and necessitate working on a team. The objective of this course is to allow students with an interest in engineering to explore an engineering identity. Through this exploration, students will gain an appreciation for the characteristics of good engineers: (1) Technical competence (technical knowledge, problem-solving skills, creativity; (2) Interpersonal skills (strong technical communication, effective teamwork); (3) Work ethic (attention to detail, diligence, persistence); and (4) Moral standards: honesty, integrity. This exploration will be facilitated through team projects, individual assignments and a professional development and career planning portfolio. The theme for this course will be consideration of the "Grand Challenges for Engineering" as defined by the National Academy of Engineers (www.engineeringchallenges.org).

Section: J2
Registration Number: 22225
Instructor: Burke,Kevin M
Schedule: R 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Location: Park 148 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 24

EAS 199SL - Grand Challenges for Engineeri

Engineers are problem solvers. Problem solving in engineering practice (i.e., industry) differs from the problems typically encountered in the classroom. Notably, "real world" problems are ill-structured, have multiple conflicting objectives, non-engineering standards and constraints, require knowledge from multiple disciplines (even beyond engineering!) and necessitate working on a team. The objective of this course is to allow students with an interest in engineering to explore an engineering identity. Through this exploration, students will gain an appreciation for the characteristics of good engineers: (1) Technical competence (technical knowledge, problem-solving skills, creativity; (2) Interpersonal skills (strong technical communication, effective teamwork); (3) Work ethic (attention to detail, diligence, persistence); and (4) Moral standards: honesty, integrity. This exploration will be facilitated through team projects, individual assignments and a professional development and career planning portfolio. The theme for this course will be consideration of the "Grand Challenges for Engineering" as defined by the National Academy of Engineers (www.engineeringchallenges.org).

Section: J3
Registration Number: 22226
Instructor: Burke,Kevin M
Schedule: W 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Location: Clemen 220 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 20

EAS 199SL - Grand Challenges for Engineeri

Engineers are problem solvers. Problem solving in engineering practice (i.e., industry) differs from the problems typically encountered in the classroom. Notably, "real world" problems are ill-structured, have multiple conflicting objectives, non-engineering standards and constraints, require knowledge from multiple disciplines (even beyond engineering!) and necessitate working on a team. The objective of this course is to allow students with an interest in engineering to explore an engineering identity. Through this exploration, students will gain an appreciation for the characteristics of good engineers: (1) Technical competence (technical knowledge, problem-solving skills, creativity; (2) Interpersonal skills (strong technical communication, effective teamwork); (3) Work ethic (attention to detail, diligence, persistence); and (4) Moral standards: honesty, integrity. This exploration will be facilitated through team projects, individual assignments and a professional development and career planning portfolio. The theme for this course will be consideration of the "Grand Challenges for Engineering" as defined by the National Academy of Engineers (www.engineeringchallenges.org).

Section: J4
Registration Number: 22227
Instructor: Burke,Kevin M
Schedule: R 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Location: Clemen 107 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 22

EAS 199SL - Grand Challenges for Engineeri

Engineers are problem solvers. Problem solving in engineering practice (i.e., industry) differs from the problems typically encountered in the classroom. Notably, "real world" problems are ill-structured, have multiple conflicting objectives, non-engineering standards and constraints, require knowledge from multiple disciplines (even beyond engineering!) and necessitate working on a team. The objective of this course is to allow students with an interest in engineering to explore an engineering identity. Through this exploration, students will gain an appreciation for the characteristics of good engineers: (1) Technical competence (technical knowledge, problem-solving skills, creativity; (2) Interpersonal skills (strong technical communication, effective teamwork); (3) Work ethic (attention to detail, diligence, persistence); and (4) Moral standards: honesty, integrity. This exploration will be facilitated through team projects, individual assignments and a professional development and career planning portfolio. The theme for this course will be consideration of the "Grand Challenges for Engineering" as defined by the National Academy of Engineers (www.engineeringchallenges.org).

Section: K
Registration Number: 22228
Instructor: Latorre,Julia Talarico
Schedule: MW 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Location: Alumni 97 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 98

EAS 199SL - Grand Challenges for Engineeri

Engineers are problem solvers. Problem solving in engineering practice (i.e., industry) differs from the problems typically encountered in the classroom. Notably, "real world" problems are ill-structured, have multiple conflicting objectives, non-engineering standards and constraints, require knowledge from multiple disciplines (even beyond engineering!) and necessitate working on a team. The objective of this course is to allow students with an interest in engineering to explore an engineering identity. Through this exploration, students will gain an appreciation for the characteristics of good engineers: (1) Technical competence (technical knowledge, problem-solving skills, creativity; (2) Interpersonal skills (strong technical communication, effective teamwork); (3) Work ethic (attention to detail, diligence, persistence); and (4) Moral standards: honesty, integrity. This exploration will be facilitated through team projects, individual assignments and a professional development and career planning portfolio. The theme for this course will be consideration of the "Grand Challenges for Engineering" as defined by the National Academy of Engineers (www.engineeringchallenges.org).

Section: K1
Registration Number: 22229
Instructor: Latorre,Julia Talarico
Schedule: F 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Location: Park 145 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 24

EAS 199SL - Grand Challenges for Engineeri

Engineers are problem solvers. Problem solving in engineering practice (i.e., industry) differs from the problems typically encountered in the classroom. Notably, "real world" problems are ill-structured, have multiple conflicting objectives, non-engineering standards and constraints, require knowledge from multiple disciplines (even beyond engineering!) and necessitate working on a team. The objective of this course is to allow students with an interest in engineering to explore an engineering identity. Through this exploration, students will gain an appreciation for the characteristics of good engineers: (1) Technical competence (technical knowledge, problem-solving skills, creativity; (2) Interpersonal skills (strong technical communication, effective teamwork); (3) Work ethic (attention to detail, diligence, persistence); and (4) Moral standards: honesty, integrity. This exploration will be facilitated through team projects, individual assignments and a professional development and career planning portfolio. The theme for this course will be consideration of the "Grand Challenges for Engineering" as defined by the National Academy of Engineers (www.engineeringchallenges.org).

Section: K2
Registration Number: 22230
Instructor: Latorre,Julia Talarico
Schedule: T 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Location: Talbrt 112 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 25

EAS 199SL - Grand Challenges for Engineeri

Engineers are problem solvers. Problem solving in engineering practice (i.e., industry) differs from the problems typically encountered in the classroom. Notably, "real world" problems are ill-structured, have multiple conflicting objectives, non-engineering standards and constraints, require knowledge from multiple disciplines (even beyond engineering!) and necessitate working on a team. The objective of this course is to allow students with an interest in engineering to explore an engineering identity. Through this exploration, students will gain an appreciation for the characteristics of good engineers: (1) Technical competence (technical knowledge, problem-solving skills, creativity; (2) Interpersonal skills (strong technical communication, effective teamwork); (3) Work ethic (attention to detail, diligence, persistence); and (4) Moral standards: honesty, integrity. This exploration will be facilitated through team projects, individual assignments and a professional development and career planning portfolio. The theme for this course will be consideration of the "Grand Challenges for Engineering" as defined by the National Academy of Engineers (www.engineeringchallenges.org).

Section: K3
Registration Number: 22231
Instructor: Latorre,Julia Talarico
Schedule: R 10:00am - 10:50am
Location: Cooke 127A (North Campus)
Seats Available: 25

EAS 199SL - Grand Challenges for Engineeri

Engineers are problem solvers. Problem solving in engineering practice (i.e., industry) differs from the problems typically encountered in the classroom. Notably, "real world" problems are ill-structured, have multiple conflicting objectives, non-engineering standards and constraints, require knowledge from multiple disciplines (even beyond engineering!) and necessitate working on a team. The objective of this course is to allow students with an interest in engineering to explore an engineering identity. Through this exploration, students will gain an appreciation for the characteristics of good engineers: (1) Technical competence (technical knowledge, problem-solving skills, creativity; (2) Interpersonal skills (strong technical communication, effective teamwork); (3) Work ethic (attention to detail, diligence, persistence); and (4) Moral standards: honesty, integrity. This exploration will be facilitated through team projects, individual assignments and a professional development and career planning portfolio. The theme for this course will be consideration of the "Grand Challenges for Engineering" as defined by the National Academy of Engineers (www.engineeringchallenges.org).

Section: K4
Registration Number: 22232
Instructor: Latorre,Julia Talarico
Schedule: F 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Location: Clemen 06 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 24

EAS 199SL - Grand Challenges for Engineeri

Section: L
Registration Number: 22872
Instructor: Unknown
Schedule: MW 11:00am - 11:50am
Location: Obrian 112 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 95

EAS 199SL - Grand Challenges for Engineeri

Section: L1
Registration Number: 22873
Instructor: Unknown
Schedule: W 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Location: Park 145 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 25

EAS 199SL - Grand Challenges for Engineeri

Section: L2
Registration Number: 22874
Instructor: Unknown
Schedule: R 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Location: Capen 260 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 24

EAS 199SL - Grand Challenges for Engineeri

Section: L3
Registration Number: 22875
Instructor: Unknown
Schedule: T 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Location: Capen 260 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 24

EAS 199SL - Grand Challenges for Engineeri

Section: L4
Registration Number: 22876
Instructor: Unknown
Schedule: M 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Location: Capen 260 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 24

EAS 199SL - Grand Challenges for Engineeri

Engineers are problem solvers. Problem solving in engineering practice (i.e., industry) differs from the problems typically encountered in the classroom. Notably, "real world" problems are ill-structured, have multiple conflicting objectives, non-engineering standards and constraints, require knowledge from multiple disciplines (even beyond engineering!) and necessitate working on a team. The objective of this course is to allow students with an interest in engineering to explore an engineering identity. Through this exploration, students will gain an appreciation for the characteristics of good engineers: (1) Technical competence (technical knowledge, problem-solving skills, creativity; (2) Interpersonal skills (strong technical communication, effective teamwork); (3) Work ethic (attention to detail, diligence, persistence); and (4) Moral standards: honesty, integrity. This exploration will be facilitated through team projects, individual assignments and a professional development and career planning portfolio. The theme for this course will be consideration of the "Grand Challenges for Engineering" as defined by the National Academy of Engineers (www.engineeringchallenges.org).

Section: T
Registration Number: 22234
Instructor: Unknown
Schedule: TR 8:30am - 9:20am
Location: Talbrt 107 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 89

EAS 199SL - Grand Challenges for Engineeri

Engineers are problem solvers. Problem solving in engineering practice (i.e., industry) differs from the problems typically encountered in the classroom. Notably, "real world" problems are ill-structured, have multiple conflicting objectives, non-engineering standards and constraints, require knowledge from multiple disciplines (even beyond engineering!) and necessitate working on a team. The objective of this course is to allow students with an interest in engineering to explore an engineering identity. Through this exploration, students will gain an appreciation for the characteristics of good engineers: (1) Technical competence (technical knowledge, problem-solving skills, creativity; (2) Interpersonal skills (strong technical communication, effective teamwork); (3) Work ethic (attention to detail, diligence, persistence); and (4) Moral standards: honesty, integrity. This exploration will be facilitated through team projects, individual assignments and a professional development and career planning portfolio. The theme for this course will be consideration of the "Grand Challenges for Engineering" as defined by the National Academy of Engineers (www.engineeringchallenges.org).

Section: T2
Registration Number: 22236
Instructor: Unknown
Schedule: W 10:00am - 10:50am
Location: Obrian 210 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 27

EAS 199SL - Grand Challenges for Engineeri

Engineers are problem solvers. Problem solving in engineering practice (i.e., industry) differs from the problems typically encountered in the classroom. Notably, "real world" problems are ill-structured, have multiple conflicting objectives, non-engineering standards and constraints, require knowledge from multiple disciplines (even beyond engineering!) and necessitate working on a team. The objective of this course is to allow students with an interest in engineering to explore an engineering identity. Through this exploration, students will gain an appreciation for the characteristics of good engineers: (1) Technical competence (technical knowledge, problem-solving skills, creativity; (2) Interpersonal skills (strong technical communication, effective teamwork); (3) Work ethic (attention to detail, diligence, persistence); and (4) Moral standards: honesty, integrity. This exploration will be facilitated through team projects, individual assignments and a professional development and career planning portfolio. The theme for this course will be consideration of the "Grand Challenges for Engineering" as defined by the National Academy of Engineers (www.engineeringchallenges.org).

Section: T3
Registration Number: 22237
Instructor: Unknown
Schedule: F 11:00am - 11:50am
Location: Obrian 214 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 30

ECO 199SEM - Understanding Labor Policy

How does the minimum wage impact workers and firms? What are the trends in earnings inequality over time? How does immigration affect the welfare of natives? This course will examine these and other important questions concerning labor markets. It will introduce the basic economic principles and critical thinking necessary to assess public policies. Students will gain an understanding of the rationale and objectives of policy interventions and ways to conduct policy evaluation. Students will also develop the basic skills and institutional knowledge required to assess existing labor regulations. A wide range of topics will be covered including minimum wages, social security, disability and unemployment benefits, anti discrimination laws, labor unions, immigration restrictions, financial aid for education,welfare programs, tax policy, and earnings inequality. Prior knowledge of economics is not required.

Section: JSM
Registration Number: 22291
Instructor: McLaughlin,Ji Hyun S
Schedule: MW 4:00pm - 5:20pm
Location: Park 250 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 22

ECO 199SEM - Understanding Education Policy

What are the financial returns to a college degree? How does affirmative action impact academic achievement? What are the nonmonetary benefits of education? This course will examine these and other important questions concerning education. It will introduce the basic economic principles and critical thinking necessary to assess public policies. Students will gain an understanding of the rationale and objectives of policy interventions and ways to conduct policy evaluation. Students will also develop the basic skills and background knowledge required to assess existing institutions. A wide range of topics will be covered including financial aid, school quality, affirmative action, charter schools, standardized testing, school lunch, noncognitive skills, compulsory schooling, human capital, earnings inequality, and effects on crime, health, and families. Prior knowledge of economics is not required.

Section: RAO
Registration Number: 22292
Instructor: Rao,Neel Dattatray
Schedule: TR 11:00am - 12:20pm
Location: Talbrt 106 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 24

ELP 199SEM - Afr Amer Struggle for Equal Ed

This course studies the history of Black Student and other Social Movements in the U.S. in the struggle for equal and high quality educational opportunities. We will look at the ideological, political and economic origins of Black Protest movements for equal education, and explore the rhetoric and tactics employed to achieve those goals. We will pay particular attention to the structures of oppression (slavery, Jim Crow and ultimately mass Incarceration) and how they have worked to suppress and oppress the rights and freedom of both poor people and Black people of all economic statuses.

Section: A
Registration Number: 24214
Instructor: Durand,Henry J
Schedule: T 1:00pm - 3:40pm
Location: Greiner 116B (North Campus)
Seats Available: 15

ENG 199SEM - Making Shakespeare: Case of Ha

William Shakespeare really did exist, and really did write all or most of the plays traditionally attributed to him, as well as some others which have been lost. But how did Shakespeare become Shakespeare, the quintessential author in the western literary tradition, the bane and delight of every school child today, and the continued subject of critical, philosophical, and aesthetic appreciation and reinterpretation? We can address this question through any number of Shakespeare's plays. Our proof text for this semester will be Hamlet, in the 2010 Norton Critical Edition of the play, edited by Robert Miola, which combines comparative texts from the early editions of the plays with records of performances from Edwin Booth to Jude Law, contexts from the Bible to Thomas Kyd, criticism from John Dryden to Margreta DeGrazia, and afterlives from 18th-century experimentation with the plays ending to Tom Stoppard and John Updike.

Section: BON
Registration Number: 21603
Instructor: Bono,Barbara J
Schedule: MWF 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Location: Hoch 307 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 23

ENG 199SEM - Myths of King Arthur

Our course will explore cultural productions associated with King Arthur and his world, considering works of literature, mythology, visual arts, and film. After an introduction to the misty beginnings of Arthurian legend in early medieval history, we will engage with a survey of medieval Arthurian works (in translation) from a range of European cultures. Our course will explore chivalry and courtly love, tournaments, knights such as Gawain and Lancelot, and ladies such as Queen Guinevere and Morgan le Fay. We will also examine the modern reception of Arthur, by exploring images of Arthurian characters and texts, reading about modern vision, and by engaging with two films that deal (in very different ways) with King Arthur and his knights. The course will allow students to explore the simultaneous continuity and dynamism of Arthurian myth, as its meanings vary across times, places, and media.

Section: FRA
Registration Number: 24102
Instructor: Frakes,Jerold Coleman
Schedule: TR 2:00pm - 3:20pm
Location: Clemen 438 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 16

ENG 199SEM - The Name is the Game: The Poet

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.

Section: GOL
Registration Number: 21622
Instructor: Goldman,Judith Elizabeth
Schedule: TR 12:30pm - 1:50pm
Location: Clemen 438 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 24

ENG 199SEM - The Writing of Food Politics

In recent years, the politics of food has become a focus of both academic and popular attention. In this seminar, we will read some recent and canonical books and essays that have helped determine how scholars, pundits, citizens, and policymakers think about food. The aim of this class is not to examine how we do or should eat, but rather to explore how various ways of producing, distributing, and consuming food are implicated in specific organizations of power. As a result, the books and essays we read will offer opportunity for exploring how food, and the discourses surrounding food, help structure academic and popular understandings of a variety of issues, such as identity, property, labor, gender, responsibility, and death. Your assignments will ask you to explore an analogous issue: how books and ideas get ?digested.?

Section: LAV
Registration Number: 21620
Instructor: Lavin,Chad David
Schedule: MWF 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Location: Clemen 438 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 27

ENG 199SEM - Real LIfe:Telling Stories Crea

This class teaches students how to write compelling stories drawn from real life using the form known as creative nonfiction. The essence of creative nonfiction is all in its name factual stories (non-fiction) written stylishly and well (or creatively). Creative nonfiction is especially known as a vehicle for memoirs or personal essays, but this wide-ranging term also includes a diverse number of styles that include travel writing, popular science, investigative reporting, autobiography, political opinion, magazine journalism, war writing, sports writing, current affairs, and popular science. The opportunities are endless and creativity is key.

Section: LY1
Registration Number: 21621
Instructor: Lyon,Arabella
Schedule: MWF 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Location: Alumni 90 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 24

ENG 199SEM - Real LIfe:Telling Stories Crea

This class teaches students how to write compelling stories drawn from real life using the form known as creative nonfiction. The essence of creative nonfiction is all in its name factual stories (non-fiction) written stylishly and well (or creatively). Creative nonfiction is especially known as a vehicle for memoirs or personal essays, but this wide-ranging term also includes a diverse number of styles that include travel writing, popular science, investigative reporting, autobiography, political opinion, magazine journalism, war writing, sports writing, current affairs, and popular science. The opportunities are endless and creativity is key.

Section: LY2
Registration Number: 24103
Instructor: Lyon,Arabella
Schedule: MWF 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Location: Alumni 88 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 26

ENG 199SEM - Me?! Language and the Self

ME?! LANGUAGE AND THE SELF explores ways that language particularly figurative language such as metaphors help construct our sense of who we are in relation to other groups and categories of people. Are you described or perceived as nerdy, cool, fat, thin, large, small, handsome, pretty, homely, black, brown, white, quick, slow? What do these categories mean? Who influences definitions? How does language of popularity, weight, race, appearance, or other descriptive categories (whether essentializing or superficial) impact your life? Language can push us to think more inclusively about ourselves, others, and all things in the world, but it can also carry embedded assumptions that influence our perception and thought.

Section: MIC
Registration Number: 21623
Instructor: Miller,Cristanne Cay
Schedule: TR 9:30am - 10:50am
Location: Alumni 90 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 14

HIS 199SEM - Athletics & University

It is no secret that American college athletics have become big business. ESPN paid $7.3 billion for the inaugural rights to broadcast the college football playoffs and championship game. The NCAA basketball tournament in 2015 generated $1.13 billion in ad revenues alone. The integration of higher education and sports however was neither inevitable nor universal. The world is full of universities where students play sports without the immense fanfare, commercialization, and controversy found in the US. This course will examine this historical development of the relationship between athletics and universities, largely in the US and Great Britain. The birth and growth of modern sport in both countries was intimately tied to the development of the modern university. From Oxbridge's transition from medieval to modern curriculum, to the Ivy League's aping of their British cousins, to the founding and expansion of land grant universities, sport has played a prominent role in defining and at times distorting institutions.

Section: MCD
Registration Number: 21829
Instructor: McDevitt,Patrick F
Schedule: TR 9:30am - 10:50am
Location: Capen 108 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 8

HIS 199SEM - Travel and Self-Cultivation

Oscar Wilde wrote, "A map of the world that does not include Utopia is not even worth glancing at." Since the colonial period Americans have embraced utopia as both a literary form and as an opportunity to live their ideals in intentional communities. By the twentieth century American utopian thought pervaded architecture, theme parks, and university campuses. In this course we will read and discuss a variety of utopias, looking for similarities and differences that helped define American visions for the future. In addition, students will be introduced to historical methodologies and have an opportunity to create their own utopia in a group project.

Section: PAC
Registration Number: 21828
Instructor: Pack,Sasha D
Schedule: TR 11:00am - 12:20pm
Location: Clemen 215 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 16

HIS 199SEM - Vietnam War

This seminar will consider the causes, events, and consequences of the Vietnam War, or what the Vietnamese call the American War. While investigating the conflict, students will learn about different approaches scholars have used to understand the history of this particular war and American foreign relations more generally. Thus, in addition to the traditional focus on elite decision-making and military strategy, we will consider newer trends such as the interplay between domestic and international politics, the life and views of ordinary people who participated in the conflict, and the life and views of non-Americans.

Section: RAD
Registration Number: 21826
Instructor: Radford,Gail E
Schedule: TR 12:30pm - 1:50pm
Location: Alumni 90 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 18

HIS 199SEM - 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. This course will examine both the history of pedaling and bicycling and the technological, ethical, environmental, and social aspects of the bicycle: materials, doping and cheating in racing, green transportation, the ability of women and children and teenagers to ride freely. We will focus in part on Buffalo, a site of innovation in the manufacturing of bicycles and bicycle tires, and a locus of bicycle racing and riding for fun and transportation in the city?s heyday. Buffalo is adding miles of bike lanes now, giving us the opportunity to study intermodal transportation and what it means to be a city undergoing a renaissance. We will also look at the social implications of bicycles for women and youth who had new means of self-powered transportation in their grasp through the twentieth century. Ultimately, we will consider bicycles in a global context, from the decline of bicycling in China and India in favor of cars to the development of courier bicycles for use in Africa and in cities around the world. You don?t need to be a rider to join the class!

Section: SCH
Registration Number: 23602
Instructor: Schen,Claire
Schedule: MWF 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Location: Obrian 214 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 28

HIS 199SEM - Joan of Arc

Joan of Arc's success in a male-dominated era and especially in the male domain of war, her piety, her famed virginity soon gave rise to legends. She fascinated not only her contemporaries but people ever since. She has been the subject of biographies, hagiographies, scholarly analyses, poems, plays, novels, films, and endless artistic representations. She therefore offers an ideal opportunity to examine an historical figure from multiple perspectives. In this course, we will therefore read about Joan herself, her myth, her trial, and her legend. We will discuss several movie versions, and end with a staging of George Bernard Shaw's play Saint Joan.

Section: VAR
Registration Number: 21827
Instructor: Vardi,Liana
Schedule: M 4:00pm - 6:40pm
Location: Park 532 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 27

JDS 199SEM - Modern Rev: Indus, Poli, Socia

Hardly any other events in human history have contributed more greatly to the transformation of humanity and its self-understanding after the rise of modern science, than the industrial revolution (steam engine, railroad, factory line), the spread of democracy (American and French revolutions) and the spectre of socialism (Russian revolution). They opened prospects such as the universal spread of democracy, the liberal transformation of religion, the growth of a worldwide metropolitan culture, and the prospect of general prosperity. Seeking to better understand these ends by examining their beginnings, we will explore the old and the new in the prose and poetry of such thinkers and artists as Kant, Hegel, Feuerbach, Marx, Dostoyevsky, Darwin, Bergson and Nietzsche, among others.

Section: COH
Registration Number: 23551
Instructor: Cohen,Richard A
Schedule: TR 2:00pm - 3:20pm
Location: Baldy 119 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 27

JDS 199SEM - Modern Rev: Indus, Poli, Socia

Hardly any other events in human history have contributed more greatly to the transformation of humanity and its self-understanding after the rise of modern science, than the industrial revolution (steam engine, railroad, factory line), the spread of democracy (American and French revolutions) and the spectre of socialism (Russian revolution). They opened prospects such as the universal spread of democracy, the liberal transformation of religion, the growth of a worldwide metropolitan culture, and the prospect of general prosperity. Seeking to better understand these ends by examining their beginnings, we will explore the old and the new in the prose and poetry of such thinkers and artists as Kant, Hegel, Feuerbach, Marx, Dostoyevsky, Darwin, Bergson and Nietzsche, among others.

Section: COH2
Registration Number: 23579
Instructor: Cohen,Richard A
Schedule: TR 3:30pm - 4:50pm
Location: Clemen 19 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 26

JDS 199SEM - Justice

"A law that is not just is not law" said recently a protester against racial discrimination. This argument exemplifies a problem we will address in this course through reading, discussing, theatrically staging, and critically applying the work of the best writers and thinkers, both ancient and contemporary, who addressed the problem of justice in relationship to equality, law, and freedom. In that way, we will conduct a comparative study of the relationship between justice, law, and society in pagan, Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Thought.

Section: DOL
Registration Number: 24487
Instructor: Dolgopolski,Sergey B
Schedule: TR 2:00pm - 3:20pm
Location: Clemen 708 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 19

JDS 199SEM - Origins of Good and Evil

Determining the origin of our moral beliefs and values is one of the central debates that has animated Western philosophers and theologians across time. One culture may consider a certain action morally correct and another culture may consider the same action morally incorrect. Why is that? How do we know what is good and evil, right and wrong? Is there one standard that unites different value systems or are all systems equally correct and variable? This course will not directly tackle the specific beliefs themselves (whether it be the ethics of war and peace, euthanasia, suicide, abortion or any such issue), but will seek to examine the different reasons that groups may arrive at diverse answers. We will read selections of classical works such as Plato?s Republic, Aristotle?s Nicomachean Ethics, Hebrew Bible, Aquinas? Summa Theologicae, Nietzsche?s Genealogy of Morals, Martin Buber?s I and Thou, and view a movie: Woody Allen?s Crimes and Misdemeanors.

Section: GRN
Registration Number: 22780
Instructor: Green,Alexander
Schedule: TR 9:30am - 10:50am
Location: Clemen 708 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 23

JDS 199SEM - Human and Animal

The course will examine various depictions of human-animal relationship in Western literature and culture, from classical times to modern times. By looking at these texts, we will chart the emergence of a figure that occupies a borderline state between human and animal, and explore its implications for our understanding of Jewish and Christian relationships as well as human and animal nature. Readings include: Ovid, Marie de France, Hobbes, Shakespeare, Heine, Baudelaire, Tolstoy, Nietzsche, Kafka, and more.

Section: PIN
Registration Number: 21965
Instructor: Pines,Noam
Schedule: TR 11:00am - 12:20pm
Location: Filmor 328 (Ellicott Complex)
Seats Available: 26

JDS 199SEM - Genesis and Gender

Section: SEG
Registration Number: 24371
Instructor: Segol,Marla B
Schedule: TR 12:30pm - 1:50pm
Location: Baldy 125 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 27

LAI 199SEM - Info Overload Edu in 21st Cent

Teaching and learning are more challenging today than 100 or even 20 years ago. In every discipline, there is more information to sort through, both because more information is being produced by a growing population, but also because it is more widely available. Everyone must learn to cope with and ideally, thrive, in this information-rich environment. The implications of ?information overload? for the developing learner are especially critical to understand. In this course we will explore how 21st century learning environments tax our attentional resources and what strategies are most effective for successful learning and interactions. You will learn practical skills such as effective note-taking and time management in the college setting. We will also examine contemporary issues such as technology and attention, the role of movement and exercise in learning and development, how cognition is embedded in our social selves, how stress affects our cognitive processes, how cultural differences are reflected in cognition, the goal of schooling and assessment, and how educational policies can be created and improved, based on research.

Section: A
Registration Number: 24259
Instructor: Cameron,Claire E
Schedule: TR 10:00am - 11:20am
Location: Baldy 127 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 13

LIN 199SEM - Babel Forever! Lang Diff Arise

The threats posed by globalization and modernization to the world's linguistic and cultural diversity are a popular topic of public and academic discussion. This seminar contrasts the effects of these homogenizing forces with the persistent emergence of new diversity. We will investigate language divergence at two levels. A number of special topics- including trade pidgins, language-like whistling and drumming, and invented languages such as Esperanto, Klingon and Quenya- provide additional perspective on communicative inventiveness and on our often conflicted attitudes toward diversity and uniformity.

Section: A
Registration Number: 21734
Instructor: Fertig,David L.
Schedule: MWF 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Location: Baldy 108 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 25

LIN 199SEM - Words We Can Live By: Etymolog

Words, the building blocks of everything we think and communicate, change over time. They live and die. They have their own personal histories, reflecting changes in interpretation, cultural attitudes and interaction, surprising relationships, and fascinating innovations. In this seminar we will investigate the processes of changes in word form and lexcial meaning, how different cultures mutually influence and contribute to their vocabularies, and how members of a society create new words, not only out of necessity, but also out of pure delight.

Section: B
Registration Number: 21735
Instructor: Hoeing,Robert G
Schedule: TR 12:30pm - 1:50pm
Location: Alumni 88 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 22

LIN 199SEM - 1534 Onward: Lang of America's

The most up-to-date estimates count over 2000 languages spoken by the one billion people living in Africa, about the same number of languages as spoken by the more than four billion people of Asia. These languages are divided across four large language families and a dozen or so smaller ones, and they show considerable variation in the way they sound and the way that words and sentences are formed within them. Next to this linguistic diversity, one finds extraordinary cultural diversity as well, with hunter-gatherers living alongside farmers and rapidly growing urban areas increasingly dominating the lives of Africa?s people. The continent spans diverse ecologies as well: rainforest, savannah, desert, and even mediterranean climates are found there. This course will examine Subsaharan African diversity?from the perspective of the present day and what we know about the African past?through the lens of language. Students will be introduced to basic concepts of linguistics in order to be able to understand the ways in which the continent?s languages are different from, and similar to, each other in an informed way, and the course will also consider topics at the intersection of linguistics and other fields, in particular: the historical development of African languages and what this tells us about the continent?s prehistory, how patterns of language use relate to other features of culture, the relationship between the languages that people speak and their genes, and how the natural environment influences the maintenance and spread of languages. By the end of the course, students will have a basic understanding of the nature of linguistic scholarship, the ways in which language can be used to illuminate a wide range of questions of human history and culture, and an appreciation of the linguistic, cultural, and political diversity of African communities.

Section: D
Registration Number: 21737
Instructor: Michelson,Karin E
Schedule: MWF 10:00am - 10:50am
Location: Talbrt 103 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 28

MGG 199SR - Corp&Ind Social Respblity

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. These Corporate Social Responsibility actions obviously benefit our society. But, they also benefit corporations as more and more customers expect companies to act socially responsible. Satisfied customers can often mean more profit. We will examine specific examples of CSR. What has been successful? What has been unsuccessful? We will also debate why companies participate in CSR. Is it more socially-oriented or profit-oriented? Does that really matter as long as our communities and our world benefit? Furthermore, we will discuss social responsibility on an individual basis and how you can improve our society as a student, right now. In addition, this course will help freshmen students make the transition to higher education. College-level skills, including oral and written communication, study skills, time management, and library skills will be emphasized. These critical skills will help ensure the success of students during their freshman year, as well as their entire college career. Enrollment in this course includes a lecture twice per week and your selection of a once per week recitation topic.

Section: A
Registration Number: 21695
Instructor: Grossman,Debora M
Schedule: WF 9:00am - 9:50am
Location: Obrian 112 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 29

MGG 199SR - Corp&Ind Soc Rsp:Finance

Is Greed Good? Gordon Gekko, played by Michael Douglas in the 1987 movie Wall Street, tells us that "greed, for lack of a better word, is good. Greed is right, greed works." But should corporations really be concerned only with shareholder wealth maximization, or do they need to take into account a larger group of stakeholders? Do managers have the right to make moral decisions on behalf of shareholders? Do firms have a moral responsibility to pay a "fair" amount of taxes? Are corporate social responsibility and profit maximization really incompatible? These are some of the questions we will try to answer in this freshmen seminar.This is the recitation for companion twice weekly lecture.

Section: A1
Registration Number: 21696
Instructor: Fotak,Veljko N
Schedule: T 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Location: Jacobs B32 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 3

MGG 199SR - Corp&Ind Soc Rsp:Finance

Is Greed Good? Gordon Gekko, played by Michael Douglas in the 1987 movie Wall Street, tells us that "greed, for lack of a better word, is good. Greed is right, greed works." But should corporations really be concerned only with shareholder wealth maximization, or do they need to take into account a larger group of stakeholders? Do managers have the right to make moral decisions on behalf of shareholders? Do firms have a moral responsibility to pay a "fair" amount of taxes? Are corporate social responsibility and profit maximization really incompatible? These are some of the questions we will try to answer in this freshmen seminar. This is the recitation for companion twice weekly lecture.

Section: A2
Registration Number: 21697
Instructor: Fotak,Veljko N
Schedule: T 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Location: Jacobs B32 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 8

MGG 199SR - Corp&Ind Soc Rsp:Finance

Is Greed Good? Gordon Gekko, played by Michael Douglas in the 1987 movie Wall Street, tells us that "greed, for lack of a better word, is good. Greed is right, greed works." But should corporations really be concerned only with shareholder wealth maximization, or do they need to take into account a larger group of stakeholders? Do managers have the right to make moral decisions on behalf of shareholders? Do firms have a moral responsibility to pay a "fair" amount of taxes? Are corporate social responsibility and profit maximization really incompatible? These are some of the questions we will try to answer in this freshmen seminar. This is the recitation for companion twice weekly lecture.

Section: A3
Registration Number: 21698
Instructor: Fotak,Veljko N
Schedule: T 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Location: Jacobs B32 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 18

MGG 199SR - Corp&Ind Social Respblity

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. These Corporate Social Responsibility actions obviously benefit our society. But, they also benefit corporations as more and more customers expect companies to act socially responsible. Satisfied customers can often mean more profit. We will examine specific examples of CSR. What has been successful? What has been unsuccessful? We will also debate why companies participate in CSR. Is it more socially-oriented or profit-oriented? Does that really matter as long as our communities and our world benefit? Furthermore, we will discuss social responsibility on an individual basis and how you can improve our society as a student, right now. In addition, this course will help freshmen students make the transition to higher education. College-level skills, including oral and written communication, study skills, time management, and library skills will be emphasized. These critical skills will help ensure the success of students during their freshman year, as well as their entire college career. Enrollment in this course includes a lecture twice per week and your selection of a once per week recitation topic.

Section: B
Registration Number: 21700
Instructor: Grossman,Debora M
Schedule: WF 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Location: Nsc 201 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 101

MGG 199SR - Corp&Ind Soc Rsp:Marketing

Marketing-Nomics: The Stranger than Fiction "Reality" of People and Products. Why do people buy more Squid when it's not referred to as Squid but instead Calamari? Why is a Credit Card Surcharge illegal in some states but a Cash Discount legal, when they are the exact same thing? Can how a simple form is worded affect such things as important as Organ Donation giving rates? Can the price of water and wine influence how good it tastes? Why are diamonds the gem of choice for engagement and wedding rings? Why do we really buy brands? These questions and more will be addressed in this freshman seminar. This is the recitation for companion twice weekly lecture.

Section: B1
Registration Number: 21701
Instructor: Lindsey,Charles Daniel
Schedule: M 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Location: Jacobs B30 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 8

MGG 199SR - Corp&Ind Soc Rsp:Marketing

Marketing-Nomics: The Stranger than Fiction "Reality" of People and Products. Why do people buy more Squid when it's not referred to as Squid but instead Calamari? Why is a Credit Card Surcharge illegal in some states but a Cash Discount legal, when they are the exact same thing? Can how a simple form is worded affect such things as important as Organ Donation giving rates? Can the price of water and wine influence how good it tastes? Why are diamonds the gem of choice for engagement and wedding rings? Why do we really buy brands? These questions and more will be addressed in this freshman seminar. This is the recitation for companion twice weekly lecture.

Section: B2
Registration Number: 21702
Instructor: Lindsey,Charles Daniel
Schedule: M 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Location: Jacobs B30 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 4

MGG 199SR - Corp&Ind Soc Rsp:MIS

Answering with Analytics. How do you support or take down claims about a baseball player?s performance in a given season? What goes into making a good recommendation system, be it for shopping online or browsing movies? Can Internet search patterns tell us something about the state of the world? How does data on a tennis player?s popularity, play schedule and social media chatter help power computing infrastructure planning? How do you stop suspicious cars at border crossings? How do airlines decide how many tickets to sell at each price for a flight? Learn how analytics can help answer such questions. This is the recitation for companion twice weekly lecture.

Section: B3
Registration Number: 21703
Instructor: Smith,Sanjukta Das
Schedule: M 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Location: Jacobs B34 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 9

MGG 199SR - Corp&Ind Soc Rsp:MIS

Answering with Analytics. How do you support or take down claims about a baseball player?s performance in a given season? What goes into making a good recommendation system, be it for shopping online or browsing movies? Can Internet search patterns tell us something about the state of the world? How does data on a tennis player?s popularity, play schedule and social media chatter help power computing infrastructure planning? How do you stop suspicious cars at border crossings? How do airlines decide how many tickets to sell at each price for a flight? Learn how analytics can help answer such questions. This is the recitation for companion twice weekly lecture.

Section: B4
Registration Number: 21704
Instructor: Smith,Sanjukta Das
Schedule: M 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Location: Jacobs B34 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 18

MGG 199SR - Corp&Ind Soc Rsp:Org Beh

Happy and Productive: Getting Ready to Enter the 21st Century Work-Force. Why are some employees happier than others? Why are some leaders able to get their subordinates to work harder whereas other subordinates sabotage their leaders? How can companies remain innovative and at the same time be efficient? How should one learn and network so that they can be successful? Why is Google so innovative where as Microsoft is not? When is working in teams a drag and what can one do to make it a better experience? The purpose of this seminar is to identify and answer such important questions as one seeks to become a part of the work force. This is the recitation for companion twice weekly lecture.

Section: B5
Registration Number: 21706
Instructor: Balkundi,Prasad
Schedule: T 11:00am - 11:50am
Location: Jacobs B30 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 18

MGG 199SR - Corp&Ind Soc Rsp:Operations

Welcome to the Backstage of Modern Life. Why do they put mirrors in elevators? What do fire fighters and artists have in common? When is efficiency ever a bad thing? How do you plan for a surprise? Exactly how much food is in a supermarket? What do all these questions have in common? They are all answered by operations management, the theme of this freshman seminar.

Section: B6
Registration Number: 22865
Instructor: Kishore,Rajiv
Schedule: T 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Location: Jacobs B32 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 19

MGG 199SR - Corp&Ind Soc Rsp:Operations

Welcome to the Backstage of Modern Life. Why do they put mirrors in elevators? What do fire fighters and artists have in common? When is efficiency ever a bad thing? How do you plan for a surprise? Exactly how much food is in a supermarket? What do all these questions have in common? They are all answered by operations management, the theme of this freshman seminar.

Section: B7
Registration Number: 22866
Instructor: Kishore,Rajiv
Schedule: T 11:00am - 11:50am
Location: Jacobs B32 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 20

MGG 199SR - Corp&Ind Social Respblity

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. These Corporate Social Responsibility actions obviously benefit our society. But, they also benefit corporations as more and more customers expect companies to act socially responsible. Satisfied customers can often mean more profit. We will examine specific examples of CSR. What has been successful? What has been unsuccessful? We will also debate why companies participate in CSR. Is it more socially-oriented or profit-oriented? Does that really matter as long as our communities and our world benefit? Furthermore, we will discuss social responsibility on an individual basis and how you can improve our society as a student, right now. In addition, this course will help freshmen students make the transition to higher education. College-level skills, including oral and written communication, study skills, time management, and library skills will be emphasized. These critical skills will help ensure the success of students during their freshman year, as well as their entire college career. Enrollment in this course includes a lecture twice per week and your selection of a once per week recitation topic.

Section: C
Registration Number: 21705
Instructor: Grossman,Debora M
Schedule: WF 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Location: Talbrt 107 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 72

MGG 199SR - Corp&Ind Soc Rsp:MIS

Answering with Analytics. How do you support or take down claims about a baseball players performance in a given season? What goes into making a good recommendation system, be it for shopping online or browsing movies? Can Internet search patterns tell us something about the state of the world? How does data on a tennis player?s popularity, play schedule and social media chatter help power computing infrastructure planning? How do you stop suspicious cars at border crossings? How do airlines decide how many tickets to sell at each price for a flight? Learn how analytics can help answer such questions. This is the recitation for companion twice weekly lecture.

Section: C1
Registration Number: 21707
Instructor: Smith,Sanjukta Das
Schedule: M 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Location: Jacobs B34 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 20

MGG 199SR - Corp&Ind Soc Rsp:Org Beh

Happy and Productive: Getting Ready to Enter the 21st Century Work-Force. Why are some employees happier than others? Why are some leaders able to get their subordinates to work harder whereas other subordinates sabotage their leaders? How can companies remain innovative and at the same time be efficient? How should one learn and network so that they can be successful? Why is Google so innovative where as Microsoft is not? When is working in teams a drag and what can one do to make it a better experience? The purpose of this seminar is to identify and answer such important questions as one seeks to become a part of the work force. This is the recitation for companion twice weekly lecture.

Section: C2
Registration Number: 21708
Instructor: Balkundi,Prasad
Schedule: T 9:00am - 9:50am
Location: Jacobs B30 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 16

MGG 199SR - Corp&Ind Soc Rsp:Org Beh

Happy and Productive: Getting Ready to Enter the 21st Century Work-Force. Why are some employees happier than others? Why are some leaders able to get their subordinates to work harder whereas other subordinates sabotage their leaders? How can companies remain innovative and at the same time be efficient? How should one learn and network so that they can be successful? Why is Google so innovative where as Microsoft is not? When is working in teams a drag and what can one do to make it a better experience? The purpose of this seminar is to identify and answer such important questions as one seeks to become a part of the work force. This is the recitation for companion twice weekly lecture.

Section: C3
Registration Number: 21709
Instructor: Balkundi,Prasad
Schedule: T 10:00am - 10:50am
Location: Jacobs B30 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 18

MGG 199SR - Corp&Ind Soc Rsp:Operations

Welcome to the Backstage of Modern Life. Why do they put mirrors in elevators? What do fire fighters and artists have in common? When is efficiency ever a bad thing? How do you plan for a surprise? Exactly how much food is in a supermarket? What do all these questions have in common? They are all answered by operations management, the theme of this freshman seminar.

Section: C4
Registration Number: 22867
Instructor: Kishore,Rajiv
Schedule: T 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Location: Baldy 109 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 18

MGG 199SR - Corp&Ind Social Respblity

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. These Corporate Social Responsibility actions obviously benefit our society. But, they also benefit corporations as more and more customers expect companies to act socially responsible. Satisfied customers can often mean more profit. We will examine specific examples of CSR. What has been successful? What has been unsuccessful? We will also debate why companies participate in CSR. Is it more socially-oriented or profit-oriented? Does that really matter as long as our communities and our world benefit? Furthermore, we will discuss social responsibility on an individual basis and how you can improve our society as a student, right now. In addition, this course will help freshmen students make the transition to higher education. College-level skills, including oral and written communication, study skills, time management, and library skills will be emphasized. These critical skills will help ensure the success of students during their freshman year, as well as their entire college career. Enrollment in this course includes a lecture twice per week and your selection of a once per week recitation topic.

Section: D
Registration Number: 21710
Instructor: Grossman,Debora M
Schedule: WF 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Location: Nsc 222 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 46

MGG 199SR - Corp&Ind Soc Rsp:Org Beh

Happy and Productive: Getting Ready to Enter the 21st Century Work-Force. Why are some employees happier than others? Why are some leaders able to get their subordinates to work harder whereas other subordinates sabotage their leaders? How can companies remain innovative and at the same time be efficient? How should one learn and network so that they can be successful? Why is Google so innovative where as Microsoft is not? When is working in teams a drag and what can one do to make it a better experience? The purpose of this seminar is to identify and answer such important questions as one seeks to become a part of the work force. This is the recitation for companion twice weekly lecture.

Section: D1
Registration Number: 21711
Instructor: Balkundi,Prasad
Schedule: M 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Location: Jacobs B30 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 7

MGG 199SR - Corp&Ind Soc Rsp:Org Beh

Happy and Productive: Getting Ready to Enter the 21st Century Work-Force. Why are some employees happier than others? Why are some leaders able to get their subordinates to work harder whereas other subordinates sabotage their leaders? How can companies remain innovative and at the same time be efficient? How should one learn and network so that they can be successful? Why is Google so innovative where as Microsoft is not? When is working in teams a drag and what can one do to make it a better experience? The purpose of this seminar is to identify and answer such important questions as one seeks to become a part of the work force. This is the recitation for companion twice weekly lecture.

Section: D2
Registration Number: 21712
Instructor: Balkundi,Prasad
Schedule: M 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Location: Jacobs B32 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 21

MGG 199SR - Corp&Ind Soc Rsp:Org Beh

Happy and Productive: Getting Ready to Enter the 21st Century Work-Force. Why are some employees happier than others? Why are some leaders able to get their subordinates to work harder whereas other subordinates sabotage their leaders? How can companies remain innovative and at the same time be efficient? How should one learn and network so that they can be successful? Why is Google so innovative where as Microsoft is not? When is working in teams a drag and what can one do to make it a better experience? The purpose of this seminar is to identify and answer such important questions as one seeks to become a part of the work force. This is the recitation for companion twice weekly lecture.

Section: D3
Registration Number: 21713
Instructor: Balkundi,Prasad
Schedule: M 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Location: Jacobs B32 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 18

MUS 199SEM - Exploding Piano

The Exploding Piano - The piano has long been regarded as a laboratory for musical experimentation and the last 100 years have been notable for the degree to which musicians and artists of all kinds have felt free to experiment. This course seeks to examine some of the big musical innovations of the 20th and 21st centuries as reflected in the piano music of the time. Each course meeting consists of a mix of lecture and listening with some examples performed live in class. The course strives to broaden students understanding of modern music and emphasizes critical listening, reading and writing.

Section: HUE
Registration Number: 22309
Instructor: Huebner,Eric H
Schedule: M 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Location: Baird 327 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 24

MUS 199SEM - On Edge:A Course to Prac Perf

On the Edge: A course to Practice Performing A course designed for the performer as a practical method to bridge the gap between the studio and the stage. Performers will concentrate on strengthening performance skills, building a strong stage presence, and increasing confidence and awareness in an effort to reach "peak" performance. Note that performance here includes many different categories of activity the class is not simply for performers such actors, musicians and dancers, but welcomes everyone, since we are all called upon to perform, whether in public speaking, presentation and leadership in the workplace, as part of our civic responsibilities as citizens of a democracy, in advocative and interpersonal roles of every kind. Taught in intensive two or three-hour segments, classes are small with a maximum of twenty-five students. Participants perform in every class building to the final public concert.

Section: KOP
Registration Number: 22310
Instructor: Kopperud,Jean K
Schedule: TR 5:00pm - 6:20pm
Location: Baird 250 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 21

MUS 199SEM - Electronics & Computers In Mus

Electronics and Computers in Music This course is intended as an introduction to the history, theory, and practice of music involving electronics and computers. The rich and unique influence of technology on music, past, present, and future, will be discussed. We will study the pioneers who developed the majority of techniques used today in popular music. These pioneers include experimental and avant-garde composers of the 20th century, sound engineers, instrument builders, and inventors. We will listen to and discuss experimental, pop, rock, DJ, drum and bass, house, techno, mashups, dubstep, remixes, EDM, and other music sub-genres. We will examine electronic music techniques and discuss the strong relationship that exists between technology (tools) and these techniques. In addition, we will explore basic acoustic and psychoacoustics principles pertaining to music. By the end of the semester students should be capable of informed critical listening to music they regularly enjoy, having gained a deeper historical perspective and technical/auditory understanding of how music is created today. On a practical level, students will have the opportunity to experiment with and create small musical studies using the most significant techniques of electronic music: sampling, synthesis, sound processing, and mixing. No previous musical experience/knowledge is necessary, but by the end of the semester, students will have demonstrated an understanding of electronic and computer music and the creative processes inherent therein.

Section: LIP
Registration Number: 22308
Instructor: Lippe,Cort
Schedule: MW 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Location: Baird B33 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 15

MUS 199SEM - Open Ears, Open Minds

?OPEN EARS, OPEN MINDS? is a listening and discussion-based class that explores the way indie rock and indie pop music intersect with classical new music (music composed within the last 50 years). Each week will feature a new classical work juxtaposed with a piece of popular music with the intention of drawinf parallels between the two seemingly disparate worlds. Through weekly listening and writing assignments, students will learn to open their minds and ears to a variety of sound worlds. By cultivating critical listeners who are willing to explore challenging sounds and dismiss genre barriers, the hope is that students will apply this openness of thinking to their academic journey and beyond.

Section: MOS
Registration Number: 24498
Instructor: Moseley,Brian C
Schedule: MW 9:30am - 10:50am
Location: Baird 327 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 27

MUS 199SEM - Frank Zappa, Media Bias

Frank Zappa, Media Bias & Censorship The purpose of this course is to explore issues of media bias and censorship in modern American society through the life and work of Frank Zappa. As a musician, Zappa was internationally recognized for composing and performing his own unique genre of music. He also garnered attention from political movements and media outlets for his writings and statements about bias and censorship. This course will survey a thorough body of Zappa's work. Students will examine and analyze song lyrics, along with political trends in media and government that existed concurrently to Zappa's career.

Section: NEL
Registration Number: 22336
Instructor: Nelson,Jon R.
Schedule: MW 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Location: Baird 227 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 26

MUS 199SEM - Beethoven & the Econ of Genius

Beethoven and the Economics of Genius - Trained from a young age to serve as a court musician, Ludwig van Beethoven instead spent much of his career navigating a treacherous new world of public concerts, sheet music sales, and contract negotiations. Beethoven and the Economics of Genius begins with a look at Beethoven as a businessman, and considers how the composer?s professional decisions influenced not only his financial situation but also the style of his music itself. The seminar investigates the reasons why the public?s fascination with Beethoven?s life and music increased following his death in 1827, and how the composer?s legacy influenced both the development of nineteenth-century style and the growth of the modern musical marketplace. At the end of the seminar, we will explore Beethoven?s ongoing role and importance as an icon of classical music in contemporary culture.

Section: STR
Registration Number: 24169
Instructor: Strykowski,Derek Robert
Schedule: MWF 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Location: Baird 318 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 27

PHI 199SEM - Living Well

This course explores the question of what it means to live well and some of the obstacles to living well from a philosophical point of view. Students will become familiar with classic ideas of philosophers like Aristotle and Zhuangzi, but also more contemporary work. We will examine issues relevant to becoming a university student like procrastination and note-taking from a practical point of view with an eye to solving common obstacles to living well. We will also critically examine the underlying concepts. For example, considering how procrastination relates to theories of rationality and the ideas of memory and originality that are involved in academic writing.

Section: BOM
Registration Number: 22078
Instructor: Bommarito,Nicolas P
Schedule: MWF 11:00am - 11:50am
Location: Hoch 139 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 10

PHI 199SEM - Philosophy in Literature

Literary works often deal with important philosophical issues. For example, many narratives are structured around underlying ethical distinctions between good and bad actions or between good and bad character traits. In addition, many narratives raise questions about human nature or the structure of the world in which we live and act. The purpose of this class is to consider how a general philosophical issue might be investigated through a work of literature. We will read both philosophy texts and literary texts, using the philosophy texts first for a basis understanding of a particular issues and then comparing the treatment of that philosophical issue in a selection of literary works. We focus initially on questions of human freedom. What does it mean for human beings to be free to direct their lives and choose to commit, or refrain from committing, particular actions? Is the world structured in a way that allows for human freedom? Is freedom a requirement for moral responsibility? The second half of the course focuses on ethical issues. What sorts of actions are morally permissible? What sorts of actions are morally impermissible? What sorts of habits or personality traits characterize morally virtuous people? What sorts of habits or personality traits characterize morally degenerate people? How, generally, should we live? What are the attributes of a good life? Particular philosophical texts used in the course include selections from Aristotle, Epictetus, Boethius, Kant, and Bentham. Literary readings include works of Sophocles, Henry James, David Thoreau, and Benjamin Franklin.

Section: DON
Registration Number: 22081
Instructor: Donnelly,Maureen
Schedule: TR 11:00am - 12:20pm
Location: Alumni 90 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 22

PHI 199SEM - Race & Ethnicity

What is race? What is ethnicity? What is the relation between race and ethnicity? What are racial and ethnic identities? How are these identities related to personal identity? Can the same person have several identities? How are racial and ethnic groups individuated? How can we tell that someone belongs to a particular racial or ethnic group? Does belonging to these groups entail particular rights? Do ethnic groups have linguistic rights? Are social groups entitled to reparations for past wrongs committed against members of the groups? Can affirmative action policies with respect to racial and ethnic groups be justified? How are race and ethnicity manifested in cultural phenomena, such as literature and art? These are some of the questions we will be dealing with in this course. The readings come from the writings of authors who have recently staked out important, and sometimes controversial, positions on these issues.

Section: GRA
Registration Number: 23402
Instructor: Gracia,Jorge J.
Schedule: W 4:00pm - 6:40pm
Location: Alumni 90 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 22

PHI 199SEM - Moral, Real, and Mean of TV

Contemporary television programs and films often involve the same issues, questions and probing reflections that philosophers have explored since the time of Plato: How do we know what is a morally right action? How do we know whether something is real, or only a dream or illusion? Is there more to reality that what we can experience with our senses? Do individuals have a purpose or destiny as a result of external conditions or forces, or is this a matter for individuals themselves to decide? Bringing together pop culture and philosophy is beneficial to both sides. Stories told with skill and imagination in popular culture provide compelling illustrations of ideas treated abstractly and systematically by philosophers. Connecting popular culture with the concepts developed by philosophers makes the concepts seem less abstract, more real. At the same time, by showing the presence of profound conceptual content in the works of pop culture, we will take these works more seriously?as more than mere entertainment. Often, the best of pop culture provides explorations that take philosophical ideas to unexpected levels, and so provide fresh stimulus for deeper philosophical reflection. Bringing together some of the most prominent works in contemporary popular culture with relevant classical texts from the history of philosophy is both entertaining and intellectually fruitful. The course will examine episodes from the TV series, The Simpsons and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, as well as the films, Crimes and Misdemeanors, The Matrix, and Avatar. Course text: James Lawler, The God Tube: The Hidden Spiritual Message in Pop Culture (Chicago: Open Court Publishers, 2010).

Section: LAW
Registration Number: 22080
Instructor: Lawler,James M
Schedule: MWF 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Location: Obrian 212 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 14

PHY 199SEM - The Physics of How Things Work

Title: How things work. The topic is: science basis of modern everyday devices. PHY 199 will examine the principles behind the operation of familiar devices which we use every day such as the car, the laser, radio and television etc. The course will also examine the story of the discovery of these principles as well as the development of useful devices based on them. The discovery stories contain both heroes and villains and telling them will shed light on ethical issues associated with science and technology. The course will also discuss the changes brought to societies by the use of new technology, the problems that these technologies solve and the new ones that emerge from their use.

Section: PET
Registration Number: 22311
Instructor: Petrou,Athos
Schedule: MWF 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Location: Frnczk 341 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 12

PSC 199SEM - Issues with US Foreign Policy

This course is designed to give students a better understanding of the major issues in U.S. foreign policy and its role in the world today. The course is divided into three thematic sections. After surveying the broader historical and theoretical foundations, we will move to the domestic context by looking at the pivotal actors who shape and influence U.S. foreign policy. Our focus then shifts to a select number of contemporary issues that present major challenges or opportunities for the U.S., including the problems of terrorism, emerging global rivalries, humanitarian issues resulting from civil wars, and immigration. In the end, students should be able to integrate their knowledge about (a) the past and present in U.S. foreign policy, and (b) domestic and international factors influencing it. By introducing students to both political science literature and quality media sources, the course will provide them with new skills to understand foreign policy problems facing the U.S. with a sharpened analytical sense.

Section: DAN
Registration Number: 22151
Instructor: Danilovic,Vesna
Schedule: TR 2:00pm - 3:20pm
Location: Park 143 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 7

PSC 199SEM - Making Sense of 2016 Pre Elec

What explains the result of the 2016 U.S. presidential election? How can we make sense of a campaign that started long before this Novembers election, beginning with each party's nomination process and culminating with more than 120 million votes cast? How did we get here, with this particular set of candidates and issues at the forefront among the hundreds of other potential candidates and issues? How do candidates, voters, outside groups, and the media navigate the increasingly complex rules that regulate, among other things, campaign finance and voting rights? What can we learn from previous elections that helps us understand the current contest? How did our understanding of campaigns change over the last half century? This course will consider these questions by introducing students to the political science literature on U.S. presidential elections

Section: YOS
Registration Number: 22154
Instructor: Yoshinaka,Antoine Isao
Schedule: TR 3:30pm - 4:50pm
Location: Capen 109 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 22

PUB 199SEM - Health-You, Me, or We?

As individuals, we are often concerned with our own health- we want to be as healthy as possible, worry about getting sick, and try to manage our physical, mental, and social well being in a variety of ways. As a society, we are often concerned with our health and others "health" current events like global epidemics, the spread of obesity and its health consequences, controversy over health care reform, just to name a few, highlight the importance of health in many social contexts.In this course, we will use big ideas from public health to explore individual and societal concerns about health. In particular, we will use the lens of public health to understand explain and address three big issues: mandatory vaccination (should parents be required to vaccinate their children?), health disparities (why does health depend on things like education, income, and race/ethnicity), and health care reform (should people be required to have health insurance and how do we pay for it?).

Section: KIV
Registration Number: 21991
Instructor: Kiviniemi,Marc T
Schedule: MWF 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Location: Dfn 207 (South Campus)
Seats Available: 16

RLL 199SEM - Global Perspectives

This course is affiliated with The Academies. It features experiential learning and may include field trips, guest speakers and mentored exploration. The globalized world presents a unique set of challenges to people who aspire to make well informed choices and act ethically. The dynamic space of globalization is one in which the reliability of information is constantly called into question, and our choices can have consequences for people in far away places whom we will never meet. In the broadest possible terms, the objective of this course is to help students think through how to be the people that they want to be in the context of globalization. In order to achieve that objective, students will pursue a series of readings that contextualize the workings of globalization. Armed with that information, we will take on a series of topics that we'll call "the forces of globalization"--the things that make the world go round. For each topic, in the manner of a case study, we'll consider a challenge presented to the global community and a person or entity that is responding to that challenge. For each individual or organization that we consider, we'll look at opportunities for volunteer work, internships, or employment that an interested person could pursue in the mid to long term.

Section: CUL
Registration Number: 22374
Instructor: Culleton,Colleen
Schedule: TR 11:00am - 12:20pm
Location: Park 143 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 19

RLL 199SEM - Rep. of Smoking and Smoker

The goal of the class is to identify and evaluate the image of tobacco and the tobacco user in representative selections from the literary, cinematic, and artistic traditions of French-, Italian-, and Spanish-speaking countries. In particular we will seek to trace how that image has evolved since the introduction of tobacco to Europe. Given its evolution and impact, tobacco use must be understood in a broad historical and social context; the course will therefore take into account economic and political factors as well as public health issues.

Section: JAM
Registration Number: 22233
Instructor: Jameson,Maureen
Schedule: MWF 9:00am - 9:50am
Location: Alumni 88 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 28

SOC 199SEM - The Darkside of Happiness

We all want to be happy, some would argue it is a particularly American trait to prioritize happiness over all else. But what are the limitations and dangers of this relentless pursuit of happiness? We will read work by both positive scholars and those critical of positive science in a semester-long exploration of positivity, pessimism, happiness and unhappiness. We will discuss the way in which a culture of positivity may blame individuals for their own illness or economic troubles and how relentless optimism may even result in a lack of preparedness for natural disasters and a refusal to see looming crisis. In the end, students will evaluate the arguments read throughout the semester along with their own portfolio of happiness artifacts and their position papers on the power of positivity to decide if there is in a fact a dark side to happiness.

Section: LEE
Registration Number: 23411
Instructor: Lee,Kristen Schultz
Schedule: MWF 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Location: Park 250 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 12

TH 199SEM - Live Event Production

Section: JS
Registration Number: 23687
Instructor: Shimon,Jonathan Rory
Schedule: TR 8:00am - 9:20am
Location: Cfa 144 (North Campus)
Seats Available: 25