Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog
2016-17

Undergraduate Education * - Courses

BIO 301 Intermediate Cell Biology
Biological Sciences

This course is designed for students who want to extend their knowledge of cell biology beyond introductory cell biology (Bio 201). A wide range of topics will be covered with emphasis on the basic concepts and the experimental approaches that support these concepts.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: BIO 201 and BIO 205


DMS 220 Machines, Codes and Cultures
Media Study

This course will follow the history of machines and coding systems from the monastery bell to the latest humanoid robot; from the origins of numeric notation to social media in select episodes. This is not a history course, but an overview of concepts related to information technologies that substantially impact daily life today. Consequently, the course will focus on cultural aspects of technologies and the myriad ways in which they are woven into the fabric of human activities. Topics will include the making of cities, numbering systems, inventions and automation, robots, interaction design, household appliances, software systems, social media and critical design. Students will be introduced to these concepts through primary source materials (texts and videos) and guided through them in weekly discussions. Grades will be based on a mid-semester position paper, a multiple choice final exam as well as participation in class discussions and a voluntary extra credit assignment. This course will follow the history of machines and coding systems from the monastery bell to the latest humanoid robot; from the origins of numeric notation to social media in select episodes. This is not a history course, but an overview of concepts related to information technologies that substantially impact daily life today. Consequently, the course will focus on cultural aspects of technologies and the myriad ways in which they are woven into the fabric of human activities. Topics will include the making of cities, numbering systems, inventions and automation, robots, interaction design, household appliances, software systems, social media and critical design. Students will be introduced to these concepts through primary source materials (texts and videos) and guided through them in weekly discussions.

Credits: 4
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)



UE 101 UE 101:Major and Career Exploration
Undergraduate Academic Srvcs

This course is designed to assist first semester freshmen who are exploring majors to 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. A primary focus of the course is ensuring students experience a successful transition to the University at Buffalo.

Credits: 1
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)


UE 130 Special Topics
Undergraduate Academic Srvcs

Topics vary by term.

Credits: 1-3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)



UE 140 Undergraduate Academies Introductory Seminar
Undergraduate Academic Srvcs

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
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)


UE 141 Discovery Seminar Program
Undergraduate Academic Srvcs

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
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)



UE 142 Civic Engagement Academy I
Undergraduate Academic Srvcs

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
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)


UE 143 Civic Engagement Academy II
Undergraduate Academic Srvcs

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
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: UE 142



UE 144 Global Perspectives Academy Seminar I
Undergraduate Academic Srvcs

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
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)


UE 145 Global Perspectives Academy Seminar II
Undergraduate Academic Srvcs

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
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)



UE 146 Research Exploration Academy Seminar I
Undergraduate Academic Srvcs

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
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)


UE 147 Research Exploration Academy Seminar II
Undergraduate Academic Srvcs

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
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)



UE 149 Entrepreneurship
Undergraduate Academic Srvcs

Credits: 2
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)


UE 150 Sustainability Academy Seminar
Undergraduate Academic Srvcs

"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
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)



UE 252 Service Learning in the Buffalo Public Schools
Undergraduate Academic Srvcs

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)


UE 496 Internship
Undergraduate Academic Srvcs

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
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)




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