Cora P. Maloney College * : Courses

CPM 101 Freshman Experience Seminar

Credits: 2
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: SEM
Grading: Pass/Fail
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 205 Social Justice

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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 225 Social Photography I

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: SLB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Introductory photography course, explores the use of photography for creative social commentary. Students survey the past work of this genre, and produce a series of photo projects. Photographs will be digitally produced.

CPM 250 USA & the Muslim World

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Students are expected to analyze and present their findings regarding the current state of the Muslim world and its relations with the West, particularly the U.S. Class discussions will focus on historical, cultural and political factors shaping the present and the future of the Muslim world, which includes the Middle East, the greater Middle East such as Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan, Central Asia, Southeast Asia and Muslim minority communities in Asia, Europe and North America. Each student is assigned a Muslim country or a community to represent and report on for the entire semester.

CPM 252 Community Resources

Credits: 1
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
A service-learning course, will include seminar sessions and off-campus dialogues and interactions with individuals and organizations in the Western New York community. Students will gain skills through volunteer work, readings, role-playing, field trips, computer-mediated workshops, and group discussion. Encourages engagement in the students' local living and learning community. Course topic varies by semester.

CPM 264 The Black Child in America

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Course topics vary by semester.

CPM 292 Work/Employment

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Course topics vary by semester.

CPM 296 Welfare Impact on Inner-City Residents

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Course topics vary by semester.

CPM 310 Black Writers

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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 317 Social Photography II

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: SLB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Intermediate/advanced photography course, increases experience with and understanding of social documentary photography. Students will produce a semester long documentary series of their own choosing. Photographs will be digitally produced.

CPM 367 Communications and the Law

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Focuses on literature from African American women writers that explores their themes, images, and roles present in narratives, fiction, poetry, and plays.

CPM 493 Research Methods

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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 mainframe 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 - 12
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: TUT
Grading: Graded (A-F)
The Public Service Internship encourages active citizenship by allowing students to gain direct exposure to and practical work experience from, a wide range of diverse public and private agency assignments. Students develop valuable leadership skills while learning about the workings of, and making meaningful contributions to, the work of the organization.

CPM 499 Independent Study

Credits: 1 - 6
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: TUT
Grading: Graded (A-F)
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: 13 Nov 2012 06:02:30 EST