UB Undergraduate Catalog 2006-2007: University At Buffalo Experience*

University At Buffalo Experience*

Division of Student Affairs

112 Student Union
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-2100

Phone: 716.645.6125
Fax: 716.645.3351
Web: www.student-affairs.buffalo.edu/nsp

Matthew Weigand
Director
weigand@buffalo.edu

About the Program

*Not a baccalaureate degree program; some courses were formerly offered under Clifford Furnas College

The mission of Student Affairs is to provide high-quality student and campus experiences in fulfillment of the university's mission. Through value-based development, enrichment, and support, Student Affairs promotes an open, enhanced, and diverse learning environment to help prepare students for opportunities and challenges. In pursuit of this mission, University at Buffalo Experience (UBE) offers such courses as UBE 101 University Experience, UBE 102 Dynamics of Leadership, and UBE 202 Career Planning. UBE also offers courses from the Creative Craft Center that encourage students to develop skills and creativity in such areas as pottery, weaving, and jewelry making. Additionally, UBE offers a variety of independent study and internship opportunities in the areas of leadership development, peer mentoring, and peer education.

Course Descriptions

UBE 101 University Experience

Credits:  1
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  SEM

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Weekly seminar that assists first-year students in making the transition to the university. Through a small, interactive classroom environment intended to engage students in learning, we provide resources, foster important relationships, and help students to understand their responsibilities and privileges within the university community. A faculty or staff member and an undergraduate peer mentor collaboratively teach the course. UB 101 is for first semster students only. Students who are not in their first semester will be deregistered from the course. The repeat policy does not apply to this course.

UBE 102 Dynamics of Leadership

Credits:  2
Semester: Sp
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  SEM

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Helps students acquire the skills, attitudes, and knowledge necessary to successfully take a leadership role in a group or organization. Emphasizes leadership in student organizations. Although participants need not have any leadership experience, it is recommended that they be an active member of a student group.

UBE 104 Introduction to Design in Fibers

Credits:  3
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LAB

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Introduces various off-loom fiber processes (e.g., felt-making, bookbinding, and spinning), emphasizing design and technique.

UBE 105 Advanced Design in Fibers

Credits:  3
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  UBE 104 or permission of instructor
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LAB

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Advanced study and application of previously learned fiber processes, and exploration of new processes, emphasizing design and technique.

UBE 106 Introduction to Design in Metals

Credits:  3
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LAB

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Introduces metal working processes, emphasizing jewelry design, construction, etching, and casting.

UBE 107 Advanced Design in Metals

Credits:  3
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  UBE 106 or permission of instructor
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LAB

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Students utilize advanced study of previously mastered metal working techniques to complete projects.

UBE 110 Introduction to Peer Education

Credits:  2
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  SEM

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Prepares students for a peer education experience. Provides the skills necessary to play a role as a peer educator, a resident advisor, or a leader of a club or organization; or, prepares students for future careers.

UBE 202 Career Planning

Credits:  3
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  permission of instructor
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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Assists students in examining their career choice. Focuses on career awareness, personal awareness, and educational awareness as they relate to the process of making a career decision. Discusses planning skills and self-assessment instruments that help identify tentative career options. Also explores decision-making strategies, resume/cover letter writing, interviewing skills, and job-search strategies.

UBE 495 Undergraduate Supervised Teaching

Credits:  2 - 3
Semester:
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  TUT

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Students serve as undergraduate teaching assistants in one of the following courses: UBE 101 - University Experience, or UBE 202 Career Planning. Responsibilities for UBE 101 TAs (peer mentors) include serving as role models and sources of support to new students enrolled in UB 101, helping to ease their transition to UB. Peer Mentors share their experiences as successful students, and they work in collaboration with a UB 101 instructor, assisting with class participation and facilitating class discussions. Responsibilities for UBE 202 TAs include aiding the primary instructor and the students, and sharing their developing knowledge of the Career Services office.

UBE 496 Internship/Practicum

Credits:  1 - 3
Semester:
Prerequisites:  Variable (set by instructor)
Corequisites:  None
Type:  TUT

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Students increase their understanding of particular areas of interest including leadership, diversity, health and wellness, career planning, public radio, and more through educational and work experience in various Student Affairs offices.

UBE 499 Independent Study

Credits:  1 - 4
Semester: F Sp
Prerequisites:  permission of instructor
Corequisites:  None
Type:  TUT

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Offers students unique educational experiences not covered by existing formal courses.

 

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