2018-19
Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog

Undergraduate College (UGC)

UGC Courses


  • UGC 111LR World Civilizations I
    Lecture

    UGC 111 is usually completed before UGC 112. Introduces students to the development of world civilizations from prehistory to about 1500, and concerns the peoples, forces, and ideas that have shaped the way individuals have experienced (and still do experience) the world. Features global perspectives, focuses on the origins and development, geographical context, and the interactions of world cultures. All sections of the course share common goals. Different sections emphasize different themes and perspectives. This course is a controlled enrollment (impacted) course. Students who have previously attempted the course and received a grade other than W may repeat the course in the summer or winter; or only in the fall or spring semester with a petition to the College of Arts and Sciences Deans' Office.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • UGC 112LR World Civilizations II
    Lecture

    UGC 112 is usually completed after UGC 111. Introduces students to the continuing development of world civilizations from about 1500 to the present, and concerns the peoples, forces, and ideas that have shaped the way individuals have experienced (and still do experience) the world. Features global perspectives, focuses on the origins and development, geographical context, and the interactions of world cultures. All sections of the course share common goals. Different sections emphasize different themes and perspectives. This course is a controlled enrollment (impacted) course. Students who have previously attempted the course and received a grade other than W may repeat the course in the summer or winter; or only in the fall or spring semester with a petition to the College of Arts and Sciences Deans' Office.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • UGC 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.
  • UGC 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.
  • UGC 211LEC American Pluralism and the Search for Equality
    Lecture

    UGC 211 is usually completed after UGC 111-UGC 112. Focuses on the changing nature of American society, examining the rich diversity of cultural experiences in America and issues associated with diversity. Introduces students to five important areas of American experience and culture: race, gender, ethnicity, class, and religious sectarianism. Examines writings by and about Americans of color; women; and people from diverse ethnic, class, and religious groups. Approaches their experiences through a number of traditional academic disciplines.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • UGC 211REC American Pluralism and the Search for Equality
    Recitation

    UGC 211 is usually completed after UGC 111-UGC 112. Focuses on the changing nature of American society, examining the rich diversity of cultural experiences in America and issues associated with diversity. Introduces students to five important areas of American experience and culture: race, gender, ethnicity, class, and religious sectarianism. Examines writings by and about Americans of color; women; and people from diverse ethnic, class, and religious groups. Approaches their experiences through a number of traditional academic disciplines.

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • UGC 302LEC Great Discoveries in Science: The Microworld
    Lecture

    The Microworld focuses on experimental studies of microscopic phenomena, including such areas as quantum theory, molecular theory, DNA, etc. UGC 302 and UGC 303 focus upon selected great discoveries of science, presenting a particular body of scientific facts and concepts and connecting them with the process of science, related history and philosophy, and the interdependence of science and technology. These courses engage non-science students in a meaningful analysis of scientific developments and methodology, building on the student's prior knowledge of science, social science, arts and literature. These courses emphasize the central ideas that set the framework for a discipline and its great discoveries. Selected examples from diverse fields provide a breadth that complements the depth offered in the prerequisite introductory-level science course. The course focus varies by section. Coverage may include the biology of women, microbiology in our daily lives, the solar system, or medical implant controversies. Whether the matters be medical, environmental, or issues of national defense, students must be able to sort fact from fantasy, accident from design, research from quackery. They must feel secure enough in the world of science to participate in those decisions which will determine the quality of their lives, and that of their world. Either UGC 302 or UGC 303 meets the general education Depth requirement.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • UGC 303LEC Great Discoveries in Science: The Macroworld
    Lecture

    The Macroworld involves larger and longer-term phenomena such as evolution, plate tectonics, astrophysics, etc. UGC 302 and UGC 303 focus upon selected great discoveries of science, presenting a particular body of scientific facts and concepts and connecting them with the process of science, related history and philosophy, and the interdependence of science and technology. These courses engage non-science students in a meaningful analysis of scientific developments and methodology, building on the student's prior knowledge of science, social science, arts and literature. These courses emphasize the central ideas that set the framework for a discipline and its great discoveries. Selected examples from diverse fields provide a breadth that complements the depth offered in the prerequisite introductory-level science course. The course focus varies by section. Coverage may include the biology of women, microbiology in our daily lives, the solar system, or medical implant controversies. Whether the matters be medical, environmental, or issues of national defense, students must be able to sort fact from fantasy, accident from design, research from quackery. They must feel secure enough in the world of science to participate in those decisions which will determine the quality of their lives, and that of their world. Either UGC 302 or UGC 303 meets the general education Depth requirement.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • UGC 495TUT Supervised Teaching
    Tutorial

    Credits: 1 - 4
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
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