General Education Program*

(formerly Undergraduate College)

College of Arts and Sciences
708 Clemens Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260

Phone: 716-645-3479
Fax: 716-645-6737
Web: gened.buffalo.edu

Peter S. Gold
Associate Dean for General Education
pgold@buffalo.edu

Patricia E. Carey
Director
pec@buffalo.edu

About the Program

*Not a baccalaureate degree program


Courses offered with a UGC prefix meet general education program requirements. The faculty who teach these courses are drawn from many academic departments of the university, where they continue to teach courses and conduct research in their own disciplines. For more information on UB's general education requirements, see http://gened.buffalo.edu.

Course Descriptions

UGC 111 World Civilizations I

Credits:  3
Semester: F
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC/REC

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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. The course�s perspective is global and focuses on the origins and development, geographical context, and interactions of world cultures. All sections of the course share common goals. Different sections emphasize different themes and perspectives.

UGC 112 World Civilizations II

Credits:  3
Semester: Sp
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC/REC

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UGC 112 is usually completed after UGC 111. Introduces students to the 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. The course�s perspective is global and focuses on the origins and development, geographical context, and interactions of world cultures. All sections of the course share common goals. Different sections emphasize different themes and perspectives.

UGC 211 American Pluralism and the Search for Equality

Credits:  3
Semester:
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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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.

UGC 302 Great Discoveries in Science: The Microworld

Credits:  3
Semester:
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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UGC 303 Great Discoveries in Science: The Macroworld

Credits:  3
Semester:
Prerequisites:  one-year sequence of introductory-level science and general education mathematics, computer sciences, or statistics
Corequisites:  None
Type:  LEC

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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. The 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. Either UGC 302 or UGC 303 meets the general education Depth requirement. The course focus varies by section.

 

Updated: Apr 12, 2006 11:04:16 AM