Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog
2016-17

Cora P. Maloney College * - Courses

CPM 101 Freshman Experience Seminar
Cora P. Maloney College

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.

Credits: 2
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Pass/Not Pass (PNP)


CPM 205 Social Justice
Cora P. Maloney College

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



CPM 225 Social Photography I
Cora P. Maloney College

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)


CPM 250 USA & the Muslim World
Cora P. Maloney College

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



CPM 252 Community Resources
Cora P. Maloney College

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.

Credits: 1
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)


CPM 264 The Black Child in America
Cora P. Maloney College

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



CPM 288 Selected Topics
Cora P. Maloney College

Course topics vary by semester.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)


CPM 292 Work/Employment
Cora P. Maloney College

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



CPM 295 Special Topics
Cora P. Maloney College

Course topics vary by semester.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)


CPM 296 Welfare Impact On Inner-City Residents
Cora P. Maloney College

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



CPM 298 Religion in the Inner City
Cora P. Maloney College

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)


CPM 305 Critical Readings
Cora P. Maloney College

Course topics vary by semester.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



CPM 310 Black Writers
Cora P. Maloney College

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)


CPM 317 Social Photography II
Cora P. Maloney College

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



CPM 367 Communications and the Law
Cora P. Maloney College

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)


CPM 382 Law and Urban Problems
Cora P. Maloney College

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



CPM 387 Black Females in Literature
Cora P. Maloney College

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

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)


CPM 493 Research Methods in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM)
Cora P. Maloney College

Course covers the essential skills required for conducting undergraduate research with special emphasis on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. Students will learn basic research practices: research methods, experimentation, validation, ethics, technical writing, and presentations. Students will conduct theory-based STEM research, develop poster and oral presentations and write conference and journal abstracts. Course will help familiarize students with research techniques and use of library facilities to conduct literature reviews and collection of relevant documentation/statistics.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)



CPM 496 Community Service Internship
Cora P. Maloney College

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.

Credits: 1-12
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)


CPM 499 Independent Study
Cora P. Maloney College

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

Credits: 1-6
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Graded (GRD)




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