2017-18
Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog

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UE Courses


  • UE 101SEM UE 101 LEC Major and Career Exploration
    Seminar

    Lecture This course is designed to assist freshmen who are exploring majors acquire the necessary skills, information and resources to make informed and timely academic decisions. Through in-class activities, guest speakers and self-reflective homework assignments, students will learn about their various academic and career options. After successfully completing UE 101, students will: Know the resources on campus to help make an informed decision when choosing a major. Increase self-awareness regarding interests, values and academic strengths. Increase knowledge of academic and career options of interest. Understand career decision-making as a process informed by direct experiences and chance events. Type: Lecture Credits: 1 Prerequisites: Incoming freshmen assigned to Student Advising Services only. Grading: A-F Typically Offered: Fall

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • UE 130SEM Special Topics
    Seminar

    Topics vary by term.

    Credits: 1 - 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • UE 140SEM Undergraduate Academies Introductory Seminar
    Seminar

    This seminar provides an overview of the mission and goals of the academies. The three academies are Civic Engagement, Research Exploration, and Global Perspectives. Students will have an opportunity to explore interesting topics through the perspective of all three academies. Faculty will rotate through the three sections of the course helping expose students to a wider range of perspectives. On a regular basis The Academies will offer academy-wide experiences to help students to integrate the various perspectives and to bond as a community. Through in and out of class experiences, students will develop an awareness of the three academy focus areas, begin to appreciate how further study in these areas might be applied to study of important contemporary issues and how this might shape academic endeavors at UB, as well as experience and meaningfully contribute to a community of faculty, staff, and fellow students eager to engage around common interests.

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • UE 141LEC Discovery Seminar Program
    Lecture

    UB's Discovery Seminar Program offers a small class experience for students, providing them with the opportunity to engage with a distinguished faculty member in a congenial, academic setting. Seminars will focus on current disciplinary or interdisciplinary topics in the faculty member's field. This program seeks to introduce students to the exciting intellectual atmosphere of UB, helping them to explore areas of interest and broaden their academic horizons. Intended for freshman and sophomores only. A maximum of 6 Discovery Seminar credit hours can apply toward graduation.

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • UE 142SEM Civic Engagement Academy I
    Seminar

    The Civic Engagement seminar is designed to create foundational knowledge that will allow for further exploration focusing on the theme of the academy. Students will be introduced to existing and new opportunities for applied learning (projects, workshops, lectures, clubs and other organizations). Students will develop strengths in specific areas to prepare for out-of-class experiences.

    Credits: 2
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • UE 143SEM Civic Engagement Academy II
    Seminar

    The Civic Engagement seminar is designed to explore how individuals and communities make change, and empower themselves to do so. The seminar will introduce students to theoretical, conceptual, and ethical frameworks for assessing, intervening, and evaluating outcomes in communities. Students will explore what the roles and responsibilities of individual citizens as members and leaders of communities should be in the change process. In addition students will discuss and analyze public policy at the grassroots level, the relationship between funding and social change, communication and coalition-building, and leadership development.

    Credits: 2
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
    Prerequisites: UE 142
  • UE 144SEM Global Perspectives Academy Seminar I
    Seminar

    The Global Perspectives seminar is designed to create foundational knowledge that will allow for further exploration focusing on the theme of the academy. Students will be introduced to existing and new opportunities for applied learning (projects, workshops, lectures, clubs and other organizations). Students will develop strengths in specific areas to prepare for out-of-class experiences.

    Credits: 2
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • UE 145SEM Global Perspectives Academy Seminar II
    Seminar

    The Global Perspectives seminar is designed to create foundational knowledge that will allow for further exploration focusing on the theme of the academy. The Global Perspectives Academy seminar is an opportunity to explore a wide range of contemporary societies and cultures and explore some of the major forces that are reshaping our world today. The seminar will help students to explore the many ways in which people, ideas, information, and opportunities are "on the move" in today's world; to enhance students understanding of what globalization means for different people and different cultures; and develop greater skills in critical thinking, research, writing, and presentation.

    Credits: 2
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • UE 146SEM Research Exploration Academy Seminar I
    Seminar

    The Research Exploration seminar is designed to create foundational knowledge that will allow for further exploration focusing on the theme of the academy. The seminar explores the world of scholarly research and introduces students to UB's research endeavors. Students will be introduced to existing and new opportunities for applied learning (projects, workshops, lectures, clubs and other organizations). Students will develop strengths in specific areas to prepare for out-of-class experiences.

    Credits: 2
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • UE 147SEM Research Exploration Academy Seminar II
    Seminar

    The Research Exploration seminar is designed to create foundational knowledge that will allow for further exploration focusing on the theme of the academy. The advanced seminar focuses on understanding discipline specific research and connects scholarly research to students' academic majors. By the conclusion of this course, students will be able to identify steps in the research process; Use standards of the field to gather information; Use standards of the field to evaluate information; and Contribute to a class research project.

    Credits: 2
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • UE 149SEM Entrepreneurship
    Seminar

    Credits: 2
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • UE 150SEM Sustainability Academy Seminar
    Seminar

    "Sustainability" is something we all seem to want. But it is less clear what sustainability is. As more and more institutions, cities, businesses, and even private citizens are promoting sustainability, we would do well to get clear on what sustainability is, and how it might be implemented. This course will be focused on three related tasks in order to increase your understanding of sustainability as it applies to our region, UB, and you: (1) participation in an internship or related project or outreach activity. For those students not in a sustainability internship, this will involve a related activity which we will discuss the first week of class. (2) We will work through selected literature on sustainability related to student internships, outreach activities, interests, or contemporary debates. (3) We will develop presentations on local and regional sustainability efforts for the Celebration of Excellence later in the spring.

    Credits: 2
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • UE 198SEM UB Seminar
    Seminar

    The one credit UB Seminar is focused on a big idea or challenging issue to engage students with questions of significance in a field of study and, ultimately, to connect their studies with issues of consequence in the wider world. Essential to the UB Curriculum, the Seminar helps transition to UB through an early connection to UB faculty and the undergraduate experience at a comprehensive, research university. This course is equivalent to any 198 offered in any subject. This course is a controlled enrollment (impacted) course. Students who have previously attempted the course and received a grade of F or R may not be able to repeat the course during the fall or spring semester.

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
    Other Requisites: Students who have already successfully completed the UB seminar course may not repeat this course. If you have any questions regarding enrollment for this course, please contact your academic advisor.
  • UE 199SEM UB Seminar
    Seminar

    The three credit UB Seminar is focused on a big idea or challenging issue to engage students with questions of significance in a field of study and, ultimately, to connect their studies with issues of consequence in the wider world. Essential to the UB Curriculum, the Seminar helps students with common learning outcomes focused on fundamental expectations for critical thinking, ethical reasoning, and oral communication, and learning at a university, all within topic focused subject matter. The Seminars provide students with an early connection to UB faculty and the undergraduate experience at a comprehensive, research university. This course is equivalent to any 199 offered in any subject. This course is a controlled enrollment (impacted) course. Students who have previously attempted the course and received a grade of F or R may not be able to repeat the course during the fall or spring semester.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
    Other Requisites: Students who have already successfully completed the first year seminar course may not repeat this course. If you have any questions regarding enrollment for this course, please contact your academic advisor.
  • UE 201SEM Experiential Learning Network: Sophomore Seminar
    Seminar

    Sophomore year can be seen as a gateway to the future. This project-based course is designed for sophomores who are ready to make a positive community impact and develop the skills necessary to stand out from the crowd. Class time and activities will focus on helping students develop ideas and solidify plans for their unique group projects. Students in this course will participate in a series of reflective activities designed to clarify their personal and academic interests and partake in a meaningful group project aimed to make a real world impact.

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • UE 252SEM Service Learning in the Buffalo Public Schools
    Seminar

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • UE 495TUT Academies Supervised Teaching
    Tutorial

    Academies Supervised Teaching

    Credits: 1 - 4
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • UE 496TUT Internship
    Tutorial

    Internships off the potential for valuable learning opportunities outside the standard classroom setting. The internship can also serve as a bridge between the traditional academic setting and the professional world to which the student aspires. This Community-based Internship encourages direct exposure to and practical work experience from, a wide range of diverse public and private agency assignments.

    Credits: 1 - 12
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • UE 498TUT Independent Study
    Tutorial

    Independent Study

    Credits: 1 - 6
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • UE 499TUT Undergraduate Academies Research
    Tutorial

    Undergraduate Academies Research

    Credits: 1 - 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies

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