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Wednesday
07/26/17

MUS 266 Arts One, Exploring Buffalo’s Art Scene Fall 2017

Posted by Tim on July 26, 2017 in Academics, General Education Requirements, UB Curriculum

Do you love to experience art or wish you had a greater appreciation for it?    Are you looking for a class which fulfills the old “arts requirement” or is in the new “Milestones in Western Culture and Arts” pathway?  Consider registering for Arts One (MUS 266LEC) this fall and experience Buffalo’s art scene in a hands-on, interactive way!

This class will meet once each week to attend and discuss events such as concerts, gallery shows, installations, poetry readings, theatrical performances, and architectural tours in and around Buffalo.   Before and/ or after each event, there will be opportunities to reflect, address large-scale topics relevant to the creation and reception of art, and to interact with and learn from artists first-hand.

To take this class, all you need is an open mind and willingness to participate.   Registration is now open MUS 266 Arts One #24672.

It will be engaging to those experienced and unexperienced in art alike!

Contact Jessie Downs at jldowns2@buffalo.edu for more information.

Monday
07/24/17

AHI 203 Intro: Latin American Art Fall 2017

Posted by Tim on July 24, 2017 in Academics, General Education Requirements, UB Curriculum

AHI203 Intro: Latin American Art

Class # 24759

MWF12:00 – 12:50

No prior knowledge of Art History required

While exploring the key themes in Latin American art in this introductory course, we will focus on the intersection of aesthetics, politics, and history. We will look at art spanning from the pre-Colombian era and Mesoamerica, through colonialism and subsequent struggles for independence, art during dictatorships, and end with globalization and contemporary art in Latin American countries. We will have the opportunity to look at critical and aesthetic theories from this region and investigate, with a critical eye, who has written the histories of the region and how they have been constructed. The issues and influence of colonialism, imperialism, capitalism, globalization, race, class, and gender will be at the forefront of our investigations. No previous knowledge of the region or of art history and theory is necessary.

Tuesday
07/11/17

New Chinese Courses Available

Posted by Tim on July 11, 2017 in Academics, General Education Requirements, New Programs, UB Curriculum

CHI191 “Beginning Chinese for Professionals” has been scheduled for the fall. There are two sections open.

http://www.buffalo.edu/class-schedule?switch=showcourses&semester=fall&division=UGRD&dept=CHI

“This is the first semester of the three-semester sequence of introductory Mandarin Chinese course (three credits each semester) and it aims to lay a solid foundation in Chinese for students in professional programs such as business and health. The course also covers basic concepts of Chinese culture related to these fields. Upon course completion, students will have acquired elementary language skills in the language, including basic knowledge of the phonetic Pinyin system and Chinese characters, basic terminology specific to the professional fields, and key concepts of Chinese culture.” This is the first class of the three semester sequence (3 credits each semester), which is equivalent with the traditional CHI101-102 sequence.

There are also two courses newly scheduled for the fall – CHI280 “Survey of Chinese Culture”, and CHI430 Special Topics (exact topic to be determined as soon as we have the faculty to teach the class, and we will update about this later). These courses are open to any student.

Tuesday
07/11/17

COL 233: Literature and Happiness Open Fall 2017

Posted by Tim on July 11, 2017 in Academics, General Education Requirements, UB Curriculum

COL 233: Literature and Happiness, offered fall 2017. It is a new course, just approved by SUNY for Comparative Literature. It fulfills the humanities requirement.

Here is a link to the syllabus along with the registration # if you are interested in enrolling: http://wordpress.caset.buffalo.edu/comparativeliterature/wp-content/uploads/sites/9/2017/06/COL-233-F2017-1.pdf

Monday
06/19/17

Open Dance Classes Fall 2017

Posted by Tim on June 19, 2017 in Academics, General Education Requirements, UB Curriculum

OPEN DANCE CLASSES—FALL 2017

Just added for fall: open registration dance courses for undergraduates in any major outside of the Theatre & Dance department; no prior experience is required. All courses are 3 credits. DAC 116, DAC 118, and DAC 455 are studio courses and involve technique training. DAC 104 is a lecture based class (no movement) in the Spectacular Worlds pathway.

For questions about the classes or registration email Katie Mallinson at kamallin@buffalo.edu.

Studio Courses: 

DAC 116: Ballet Technique 1 (24508)

Tues./Thurs. 8:00am-9:20am

3 credits

No prior experience necessary

 

DAC 118: Jazz Dance Technique 1 (24510)

Tues./Thurs, 8:00am-9:20am

3 credits

No prior experience necessary

 

DAC 455: Special Topics in Survey of African American Dance from West African to Hip Hop (24488)

Tues./Thurs. 3:30pm-4:50pm

3 credits

No prior experience necessary

 

Lecture Course (not studio class):

DAC 104: Appreciating Dance (24509)

Tues/Thurs. 3:30-4:50pm

3 credits

Level 1: Spectacular Worlds Pathway

Thursday
01/19/17

Spring 2017 Art Courses for Non-Majors

Posted by Tim on January 19, 2017 in Academics, General Education Requirements, UB Curriculum

ART 223LAB Figure Drawing 1

Art   TR 9:00-11:30  CFA 208 Joan Linder  3 credit hours  Beginner class

Uncover the transient and internal in a series of sessions that refines memory, facilitates speed, hones powers of perception and expression, all inspired by nothing less than the eternal nude. Gesture, spirit, memory, motion, essence, speed, measure, pace, balance, focus, weight, gravity, rhythm are all filters through which we examine and express human form. Technical experimentation is essential. There may be a class fee assessed to your student account.

ART 231LAB Painting Non Major 1

Art  MW 3:15-4:45  CFA 203 Pam Glick 3 credit hours  Beginner class

There is a fee associated with this class. For students not singularly committed to becoming artists. We learn a basic approach to oil painting and experience a variety of visual points of view.

AHI 347LEC African American Art

Art History   MW 2:00-3:20  CFA 146  Ted Triandos  3 credit hours  No AHI experience necessary

Investigates the different forms of African American visual artistic traditions in relation to their historical origins and sociocultural context from the early days of slavery to the present time. Starts with an overview of African art, the experiences of the middle passage, and slavery in relation to African American traditions in the decorative arts, including pottery, architecture, ironwork, quilt-making, and basketry. This is followed by a fine-art survey starting with the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, continuing through early twentieth-century Harlem Renaissance up to the present. Also explores certain issues related to African American arts and creativity, such as improvisation, Black aesthetic, Pan Africanism, and gender. Slides, films, and videos are used extensively to illustrate topics discussed in class.

AHI 364LEC American Realisms

Art History  T 6:00-8:40  CFA 118  Matthew Ballou 3 credit hours  No AHI experience necessary

Begins with an introduction to European realism and a discussion of its adaptation to an American context during the final quarter of the nineteenth century. The course then denaturalizes Realism’s ties with objectivity, explaining the movement as one in a series of subjective strategies for ordering one’s relation to the world. Focusing then on several discrete artistic movements, the course considers the changing cultural functions of “the real”, ranging from the early nineteenth through the late twentieth centuries. Movements to be addressed include romanticism, sentimentality, naturalism, impressionism, urban realism, regionalism, abstract expressionism, neo-realism, and photorealism.

AHI 395LEC Contemporary Art

Art History   MW 11:00-12:20  NSC 216  Jasmina Tumbas  3 credit hours (Pathway courseNo AHI experience necessary

Art of contemporary life; art criticism; art and politics; art in the media; pop and minimal art; conceptual art, earthworks, realism, feminist art, and performance. Requires attendance at events and exhibitions at local galleries.

AHI 404 Modern Arab and Islamic Art

Art History  W 4:00-6:40  Barren Golonu 3 credit hours  No AHI experience necessary

Investigates the different forms of Modern Arab and Islamic art.

Tuesday
11/22/16

LAI 301: Composing in the Human Sciences Spring 2017

Posted by Tim on November 22, 2016 in Academics, General Education Requirements, UB Curriculum

LAI 301: Composing in the Human Sciences
3 Sections available Spring 2017

Also fulfills Communication Literacy 2

CL2 is designed to engage in exploring various composition processes, genres, and modalities that underlie skilled communication practices and consider larger issues of what it means to be communicatively literate in the digital, global world. We will explore a number of ways in which humans communicate in career and workplace literacies. Serves students who are studying and preparing for careers in the Human Sciences and Applied Human Sciences which may include those in academic and professional training in social work, psychology, education, media, law, industry, commerce, computing, management, health services, sociology, anthropology, and teaching. The human sciences emphasize the effects of disciplinary self-conceptions on what counts as knowledge and evidence in inquiries into
human beings and how they function together in social groups.

For more information, please contact Suzanne Miller at smiller@buffalo.edu

Monday
11/14/16

Math 101- Introduction to Contemporary Mathematics

Posted by Tim on November 14, 2016 in Academics, General Education Requirements

Course Description

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This course is intended for students who do not plan to major in mathematics, science or engineering programs, which require calculus courses. The aim of this course is to expose students to the utility and beauty of mathematics, and strengthen their quantitative and analytical skills. The material is organized as a series of independent modules exploring various topics in modern mathematics, its real-world applications, and directions of current research. Topics of the modules are selected at the discretion of the course instructor.

This course fulfills the Math and Quantitative Reasoning requirement of the UB Curriculum.

 Course Prerequisites: successful completion of 3 full years of high school mathematics, including algebra.

Wednesday
11/09/16

APY 323 Anthropology and Education Spring 2017

Posted by Tim on November 9, 2016 in Academics, General Education Requirements, UB Curriculum

Spring 2017

APY323 Anthropology and Education

Professor Reed-Danahay

Mondays and Wednesdays 3:30 to 4:50

O’Brian 109

This course takes a global perspective on human teaching and learning in a variety of cultural contexts. We explore ethnographic methods in educational research and anthropological approaches to education in its widest sense, both in and out of schools. Such forms of socialization as apprenticeship and initiation will be placed alongside of the formal educational institutions of North American and European nations. This course will also address the educational issues facing immigrants and minority populations in contemporary societies. Issues of gender, ethnicity, and social class will be discussed. Readings and discussion will emphasize research and practice. We will work with various qualitative methods, including autoethnography, and will also explore depictions of teachers and students in both ethnographic and feature films. There are no prerequisites.

*This course fulfill the Diversity requirement in the UB Curriculum.

Tuesday
10/25/16

Winter Social Work Electives Open to Undergraduates

Posted by Tim on October 25, 2016 in Academics, General Education Requirements, Online Courses, Registration and Seminar Information, Research Information and Opportunities, Winter Session

Winter Social Work Electives Open to Undergraduates

We are offering a number of winter Social Work undergraduate electives. Register as normal, but if you have questions, please contact our Registrar, Kathy Dmochowski at kgd2@buffalo.edu or 716-645-1273.

***For questions about whether this course will count towards your university requirements, please speak to your advisor.***

SW 115 Mental Health in Popular Culture and Media

The purpose of this course is to critically examine how individuals with mental health disorders and their families are portrayed in, and often stigmatized by popular culture and diverse forms of media, including broadcast, various film genres, video games, print media, and social media. Students will also explore how media can be used to reduce the stigmatization and marginalization of people with mental health disorders.

Location: Online
Credit Hours: 2
Registration # 10279
Instructor: Rebecca Polmanteer

SW 120 Who Do You Think You Are?

Have you ever wondered why you think the way you do? Have you ever wondered why you immediately connect, or not, with certain people? Have you ever thought about how this will impact your future in regards to both your personal friendships and professional relationships? This class will assist you in beginning the journey of understanding how it is you came to be who you are and how you came to think the way you do by examining the impact that your family has had and continues to have on you.

Course Dates: Saturday 1/7/17 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturday 1/14 & 1/21/17 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: 209 Norton Hall
Credit Hours: 2
Registration # 10188
Instructor: Glenn Frost

SW 401AON Your Brilliant Career: Using Social Media for Career Enhancement

Are you looking for a new tool to help you in your job search? Have you wondered how you may use social media to help you advance your career? This course will provide you with both knowledge and hands-on experience to build a strategic, professional presence via social media that will help you learn about new developments in your area of interest, establish your expertise and build your career.

Location: Online
Credit Hours: 1
Registration # 10281
Instructor: Dorlee Michaeli

SW 401BON Minecraft Play Therapy Intensive

Play therapy in the 21 century has gone both global and digital! Last year, the video game Minecraft had over 100 million registered users, of all ages, races, genders and socioeconomic status. Combining elements of sandbox games, MMOs and First-person shooters, this video game has won over gamers, educators and designers alike. And now social workers can harness the power of this game as a therapeutic tool. But did you know that Minecraft has a lot to teach us about how we pay attention to, get distracted from, and cope with things Embedded in the design and the lore of the game are nuggets of philosophy, neuroscience, and psychology. From work/life balance to physical and mental health to the meaning of life Minecraft has something to teach us. This session will investigate the nature of mind as illustrated by Minecraft, its different versions, and content. Drawing from CBT, DBT, psychodynamic theory and Theory of Mind, we’ll take a look at how this game creates a mediated environment for relationship, examples of affect regulation, and points the way toward deeper mindfulness and well-being.

Location: Online
Credit Hours: 1
Registration # 10282
Instructor: Michael Langlois