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UNC 100 MASTERING THE ACADEMIC ENVIRONMENT
Strategies and skills for academic success at Buffalo State. Overview of the structure and benefits of a liberal arts education. Introduction to critical thinking. Application of critical thinking skills to various dimensions of college life to develop skills and increase likelihood of success.
Equivalent Course: INS 207
UNC 101 LEARNING COMMUNITY INTEGRATED HOUR
Integral aspect of each learning community; provides students the framework to see connections among seemingly disparate courses and to make connections across disciplines. Faculty and students explore the theme of the learning community, integrate course material, and relate both to their lives outside of the classroom.
Equivalent Course: INS 101
UNC 111 CAREER PLANNING IN THEORY AND PRACTICE
Multiple theories of career decision making processes. Includes lecture, discussion, and small-group activities. Students construct long-and short-term goals to assist them in the career-planning process.
UNC 120 ENLISH ESSENTIALS: COLLEGE READING SKILLS
Competency-based course designed to emphasize advanced grammar structures, the development of written fluency, improvement of comprehension and vocabulary building. The course will include developing and improving reading and writing strategies through exercises, journal writing, small and large group activities, and formal and informal presentations. Offered each semester.
Equivalent Course: INS 120
UNC 150 ENGLISH ESSENTIALS ii: THE READING AND WRITING CONNECTION
Introduces students to both descriptive and prescriptive approaches to the grammar of English language and basic writing skills and techniques. Strategies for mastering rules of grammar and practical communication. Offered each semester.
UNC 189 TOPIC COURSE
UNC 201 FOUNDATIONS OF LEADERSHIP
UNC 215 PEER EDUCATION AND LEADERSHIP
Prerequisites: students with 30 credits and above. Explores wellness topics and proactive prevention messages specific to the college population. Provides opportunities for professional development, leadership, communication skill building, and offers optional certification in health-related services: CPR, first aid, QPR, peer education, and Narcan. Offered each semester.