2018-19
Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog

Cora P. Maloney College (CPM)

Cora P. Maloney College

255 Capen Hall
North Campus
Ph: 716-645-7301
F: 716-645-6027
W: www.cpmc.buffalo.edu/cpmc/index.php

The Learning Environment

The Cora P. Maloney College (CPMC) was chartered in 1976 and was named in honor of Mrs. Maloney, who was very active in the Buffalo community, was educationally and civically engaged, and is recognized as one of the leading African-American women who tirelessly built strong communities here in Western New York. Originating as a residential college at UB, CPMC continues to be unique in that it provides a dynamic network of services and opportunities that promote access and academic excellence to address the needs and concerns of UB’s students. CPMC’s focus is to provide students with academic experiences from a perspective that is deeply rooted in the community.

CPMC offers credit-bearing courses and support programs designed to enrich the intellectual and personal development of university students. CPMC’s courses consist of three general and interrelated themes:

  • College Success
  • Community Outreach
  • Social Justice

Course Outcomes:

  • Students will demonstrate and utilize success skills
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge and awareness of pressing social needs and concerns, while being empowered to positively impact their communities
  • Students will engage Buffalo and Western New York communities through service and/or outreach

About Our Facilities

CPMC is located in 255 Norton Hall and more information regarding our facilities can be found by visiting the Cora P. Maloney College website.

About Our Faculty

CPMC faculty members have provided leadership in their respective professional, academic, research, and creative areas of focus.

Faculty List Directory

More information on faculty, including a list of all adjunct faculty, teaching faculty and clinical instructors can be found on the Cora P. Maloney College website.

CPM Courses


  • CPM 100LEC Intro African Amer Stds
    Lecture

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • CPM 101SEM Freshman Experience Seminar
    Seminar

    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: 1
    Grading: Pass/Not Pass (PNP)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • CPM 105LEC Special Topics
    Lecture

    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • CPM 110LEC Special Topics
    Lecture

    Credits: 1 - 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • CPM 118LEC Intro African Amer Mus
    Lecture

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • CPM 121LEC English Composition
    Lecture

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Summer
  • CPM 133SEM Minor Studnt in Higher Ed
    Seminar

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Summer
  • CPM 198SEM UB Seminar
    Seminar

    The one credit UB Seminar is focused on a big idea or challenging issue to engage students with questions of significance in a field of study and, ultimately, to connect their studies with issues of consequence in the wider world. Essential to the UB Curriculum, the Seminar helps transition to UB through an early connection to UB faculty and the undergraduate experience at a comprehensive, research university. This course is equivalent to any 198 offered in any subject. This course is a controlled enrollment (impacted) course. Students who have previously attempted the course and received a grade of F or R may not be able to repeat the course during the fall or spring semester.

    Credits: 1
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
    Other Requisites: Students who have already successfully completed the UB seminar course may not repeat this course. If you have any questions regarding enrollment for this course, please contact your academic advisor.
  • CPM 199SEM UB Seminar
    Seminar

    The three credit UB Seminar is focused on a big idea or challenging issue to engage students with questions of significance in a field of study and, ultimately, to connect their studies with issues of consequence in the wider world. Essential to the UB Curriculum, the Seminar helps students with common learning outcomes focused on fundamental expectations for critical thinking, ethical reasoning, and oral communication, and learning at a university, all within topic focused subject matter. The Seminars provide students with an early connection to UB faculty and the undergraduate experience at a comprehensive, research university. This course is equivalent to any 199 offered in any subject. This course is a controlled enrollment (impacted) course. Students who have previously attempted the course and received a grade of F or R may not be able to repeat the course during the fall or spring semester.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
    Other Requisites: Students who have already successfully completed the first year seminar course may not repeat this course. If you have any questions regarding enrollment for this course, please contact your academic advisor.
  • CPM 200LEC Black Roots in Span-Amer
    Lecture

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • CPM 203SEM Academic Success Strategies
    Seminar

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • CPM 205SEM Social Justice
    Seminar

    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
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
  • CPM 225SLB Social Photography I
    Seminar

    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
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • CPM 252LAB Community Resources
    Laboratory

    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
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • CPM 254LEC Blacks in Films 2
    Lecture

    Beginning in the late 1940s a change in films dealing with blacks became evident. The social consciousness of the post World War II generation had an effect on the values and conditions faced by blacks. The film industry began to reflect this awareness by producing films that addressed social issues. Deals with the reflective films of the last half of the 20th century.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • CPM 260LEC Survey African Amer Stds
    Lecture

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • CPM 264SEM The Black Child in America
    Seminar

    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
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • CPM 288LEC Selected Topics
    Lecture

    Course topics vary by semester.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • CPM 288SEM Selected Topics
    Seminar

    Course topics vary by semester.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • CPM 292SEM Work/Employment
    Seminar

    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
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • CPM 294SEM Sex Violence&Racism in US
    Seminar

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • CPM 295LEC Special Topics
    Lecture

    Course topics vary by semester.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • CPM 296LEC Welfare Impact On Inner-City Residents
    Lecture

    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
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Spring
  • CPM 298LEC Religion in the Inner City
    Lecture

    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
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • CPM 305SEM Critical Readings
    Seminar

    Course topics vary by semester.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • CPM 306SEM Community Resources
    Seminar

    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: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • CPM 310LEC Black Writers
    Lecture

    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
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • CPM 313SEM Current Issues in Urban Ed
    Seminar

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • CPM 317SLB Social Photography II
    Seminar

    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
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • CPM 318SEM Black Philosophy
    Seminar

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • CPM 319SEM Black Presnc Lat Am Cult
    Seminar

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • CPM 323SEM Urban Political Attitudes
    Seminar

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • CPM 325SEM Contemp Afro-Carib Relig
    Seminar

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • CPM 334SEM Soc of Black Education
    Seminar

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • CPM 339LEC Public Broadcasting
    Lecture

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • CPM 342LEC Poverty and Health
    Lecture

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • CPM 367LEC Communications and the Law
    Lecture

    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
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • CPM 381LEC African Hist 1877-Present
    Lecture

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • CPM 382SEM Law and Urban Problems
    Seminar

    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
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • CPM 386SEM Black Gender Studies
    Seminar

    Introduction to how gender shapes the experiences of women and men of African descent. Emphasis is placed on Black women's experiences in families, at work, with the media, with sexuality and fertility, and with political activism. Introduction to how gender shapes the experiences of women and men of African descent. Emphasis is placed on Black women's experiences in families, at work, with the media, with sexuality and fertility, and with political activism. This course is the same as AAS 295, and course repeat rules will apply. Students should consult with their major department regarding any restrictions on their degree requirements.

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • CPM 387SEM Black Females in Literature
    Seminar

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

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • CPM 390LEC Islamic Cultural History
    Lecture

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • CPM 392SEM The Black Church
    Seminar

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • CPM 453SEM Mexican Amer Anthology
    Seminar

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
  • CPM 493SEM Research Methods in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM)
    Seminar

    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
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • CPM 495SEM Undergraduate Teaching
    Seminar

    Undergraduate teaching assistant (UTA) positions are available for certain CPM courses to those students who have completed the course or its equivalent with a grade of A, have achieved junior status, and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 overall. Students must apply for UTA positions with the appropriate instructor.

    Credits: 2
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • CPM 496TUT Community Service Internship
    Tutorial

    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
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
  • CPM 498TUT Undergaduate Research and Creative Activity
    Tutorial

    Students collaborate with faculty research mentors on an ongoing faculty research project or conduct independent research under the guidance of a faculty member. This experience provides students with an inquiry-based learning opportunity and engages them as active learners in a research setting.

    Credits: 1 - 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • CPM 499TUT Independent Study
    Tutorial

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

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

Cora P. Maloney College

255 Capen Hall
North Campus
Ph: 716-645-7301
F: 716-645-6027
W: www.cpmc.buffalo.edu/cpmc/index.php
Published: September 20, 2018 09:31:59 AM