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UNC 100 MASTERING THE ACADEMIC ENVIRONMENT
Prerequisites: First Year Status. This course supports the academic performance, social development, and persistence of first-year students at Buffalo State. The seminar engages students in meaningful inquiry and activities that develop core cognitive skills such as critical thinking within an academic discipline and develop students’ skills that will increase academic success. Offered each semester.
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 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.
UNC 301 TRANSFER SUCCESS SEMINAR
This course is an in-depth introduction to Buffalo State College to assist transfer students in their adjustment to the college and to learn strategies for academic and personal success while discovering how to navigate their undergraduate experience around their unique academic, career, and personal goals. Offered every semester.