UB Undergraduate Catalog 2006-2007: Cora P. Maloney College<sup>*</sup>

Cora P. Maloney College*

Cora P. Maloney College

255 Capen Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-1603

Phone: 716.645.7301/2234
Fax: 716.645.6027
Web: wings.buffalo.edu/cpmc/

Dr. Letitia Thomas
Director

About the Program

*Not a baccalaureate degree program

Cora P. Maloney College (CPMC), chartered in 1976, is a unique college at the University at Buffalo, designed to provide students with academic experiences from a community perspective. CPMC focuses on a range of educational issues including academic achievement, cultural/social awareness, and scholastic enrichment. The college offers credit-bearing courses designed to enrich the intellectual development of all university students. CPMC�s courses consist of four general and interrelated categories: individuals and their communities, cross-cultural and interdisciplinary studies, dynamics of creative imagery, and college survival and success. Many of CPMC�s course offerings are cross-listed with academic departments and carry general education and/or departmental credit.

The college is named after Cora P. Maloney, the first woman and African American elected to the Buffalo Common Council in 1957. She was a strong advocate of educational equality and excellence, as well as community awareness.

Advisement

Students can obtain academic advisement and/or guidance from the coordinators of the Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP), Daniel Acker Scholars Program (formerly Minority Academic Achievement Program - MAAP), State University of New York Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (SUNY LSAMP), or Public Service Internship Program (PSIP). Program coordinators work to provide academic support services that help students succeed from enrollment to graduation and beyond.

Opportunities for Undergraduate Research and Practical Experience

Cora P. Maloney College offers a system of articulation among students, the community, and the university that provides a source of positive continuity between the student�s academic pursuits and the community. This continuity is necessary for rational, productive functioning in a modern, complex society. Internships are an important part of student development and help connect academic study to career development and community service. Open to all university students, the Public Service Internship Program (PSIP) offers internships each semester to junior- and senior-level students. PSIP provides university students with the opportunity to gain direct exposure to, and practical experience from, a diverse range of public, private, government, and community service agencies and businesses.

Course Descriptions

CPM 101 Freshman Experience Seminar

Credits:  2
Semester:
Prerequisites:  First semester freshmen only
Corequisites:  None
Type:  SEM

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Assists first year students with adjustment to the university and helps them develop a better understanding of themselves, UB, and each other. By the end of the course, students should come to appreciate the goals, methods and values of higher education; strive to become independent, motivated learners; establish a mentor relationship with a faculty or staff member on campus; endeavor to become part of a community of fellow learners; become familiar with campus resources and the services available; enhance their reading, writing, speaking, critical thinking, library, and study skills; evaluate their talents and interests in relation to career planning; examine and clarify their values; and recognize and appreciate the rich cultural diversity of the university.

CPM 125 Social Photography I

Credits:  3
Semester:
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  SEM/LAB

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Introductory photography and darkroom course that explores the use of photography for creative social commentary. Students survey the past work of this genre, and photograph and develop a project of their choice.

CPM 205 Social and Political Organizing

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

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Introduces students to the many concepts of community organizations and how they are formed, structured, and managed. The course is conducted through lectures, readings, and writing assignments; community visits; and guest lectures. Analyzes community organizing as a profession practiced by various individuals and groups.

CPM 214 Social Photography II

Credits:  3
Semester:
Prerequisites:  CPM 125 or permission of instructor
Corequisites:  None
Type:  SEM

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A continuation of CPM 125; explores the use of photography for creative social commentary.

CPM 250 USA & the Muslim World

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

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Analyzes media content and the constructors of images and perceptions with a sample inventory from news and film media. Expects students to investigate the role of the United States in world politics. Treats students as policy experts who form their OWN policies, and encourages open discussions. Students who are interested in current affairs and U.S. media, social and political conflicts of the world, international relations, and media study will find this course engaging and informative.

CPM 264 The Black Child in America

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

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Overview of important topics in understanding the development of African-American children in America. Examines current issues in child development regarding educational and psychological issues in Black child development, the social and economic status of African-American youth in America, and the strengths of Black families. Students also become familiar with cultural variations, and relate such variations within the Black community.

CPM 288 Selected Topics

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

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Course topics vary by semester.

CPM 292 Work/Employment

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

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Assists students in developing and implementing job-hunting strategies. Emphasizes resume writing, interviewing, researching employment opportunities in various industries and finding the right job in today's competitive market. Supplements classroom lectures with guest speakers.

CPM 295 Special Topics

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

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Course topics vary by semester.

CPM 296 Welfare Impact on Inner-City Residents

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

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Addresses two main issues: the way in which the normal functioning of the American economic system and its value structure generate an impoverished class, and how governmental response to this class often serves as an instrument of social control.

CPM 298 Religion in the Inner City

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

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Examines religion in the inner city from a historical, spiritual and in some cases political perspective. Focuses attention on the black church. Explores the differences, if any, between black church and other church theologies.

CPM 305 Critical Readings

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

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Course topics vary by semester.

CPM 310 Black Writers

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

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Examines past and present Black Americans who have made significant contributions to the welfare of this country in politics, economics, religion, education, and the arts. Also discusses where they came from, where they are now, and what their contributions were to American society.

CPM 367 Communications and the Law

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

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Introduces and examines various types of communication within the scope of the U.S. Constitution, the extent and manner of their protection, and governmental regulation of their form and content.

CPM 382 Law and Urban Problems

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

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Examines the American legal system and the ways in which it attempts to resolve a variety of urban problems. Among the issues considered are housing, race, sex, employment discrimination, welfare rights, and restrictions affecting the handicapped. Readings and discussions focus primarily on case and statutory law.

CPM 387 Black Females in Literature

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

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Focuses on literature from African American women writers that explores their themes, images, and roles present in narratives, fiction, poetry, and plays.

CPM 484 Special Topics

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

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Course topics vary by semester.

CPM 493 Research Methods

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

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Designed for upper-level undergraduate students. Covers the essential skills required for conducting research and developing proposal-writing skills. Gives weekly assignments to help familiarize students with research techniques and use of library facilities to conduct literature reviews and collection of relevant documentation/statistics/ Introduces students to the use of computers, both personal and mainframe, with hands-on experience in using the mainfram editor; electronic mail, and accessing news groups. Designed for majors who require statistical knowledge. The course focuses on statistical analysis by discussing theoretical concepts, and by using popular statistical packages such as SPSS.

CPM 496 Community Service Internship

Credits:  1 - 6
Semester:
Prerequisites:  None
Corequisites:  None
Type:  TUT

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Allows students to gain direct exposire to and practical experience in a wide range of skills applicable to diverse public and private fields. Assigns students to internships in a cross-section of public and private agencies.

CPM 499 Independent Study

Credits:  1 - 6
Semester:
Prerequisites:  permission of instructor
Corequisites:  None
Type:  TUT

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The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.

Allows students to initiate, develop, complete, or participate in a supervised project under the guidance of an instructor.

Updated: Apr 12, 2006 11:04:03 AM