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Spring Social Work undergraduate electives- open to all undergraduates

Posted by Tim on November 2, 2016 in Academics, Registration and Seminar Information, UB Curriculum

SW 401A Black Masculinities

This course concerns the exploration of Black masculinity and the various policies that shape how Black male identity is viewed in America and how those policies shape the gendered perspectives/behaviors of the Black male. Consistent with an interdisciplinary approach the course will focus on a number of domains that impact Black men such as the prison industrial complex, poverty, violence, education and draw from a number of disciplines such as social work, history and sociology. We start our consideration of this topic with an examination of the institution of slavery in America between the 17th century and the beginning of the 20th century which set the foundation for Black masculinity in America. Theories that aim to explain Black male outcomes will be incorporated throughout the course.

Wednesdays from 9 to 11:50am

319 Filmore

3 Credits

Registration #: 23191

Instructor: Christopher St. Vil

SW 401B Introduction to Black Male-Female Relationships: A Historical and Contemporary Analysis

This course will introduce students to the historical and contemporary issues facing black male-female relationships. Through this course students will use a trauma informed perspective to 1) develop an understanding of the historical and contemporary context of black male-female relationships 2) assess intervention strategies and 3) propose their own solutions for addressing these pressing issues.

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11am to 12:20pm

138 Bell Hall

3 Credits

Registration #: 23331

Instructor: Noelle St. Vil


CL205 “Heroes” Offered Spring 2017

Posted by Tim on November 2, 2016 in Academics, Registration and Seminar Information, UB Curriculum

The Department of Classics will offer three sections of one of its CL (Composition and Literacy) 2 courses in spring 2017.  The course, Classics (also abbreviated CL) 205 “Heroes,” has been a very popular offering historically, and we believe that it will continue to be a course that students will find interesting and rewarding in its new life as a CL2 offering.  The course deals with heroic figures of antiquity and the Middle Ages, such as Achilles, Beowulf, the Arthurian knights, and so on, as presented in traditional literary sources, and also in more contemporary presentations (film, television etc.).

“Heroes” is a study of the heroic figure in ancient and medieval literature, and also in modern popular culture. Readings and writings will focus on heroic figures of the Odyssey and Iliad, the Mahabharata, Beowulf, and the Arthurian Cycle,  but will also incorporate non-Indo-European traditions such as those of Gilgamesh and the Bible. Contemporary portrayals in cinema, television and graphic media will be examined as well. This course is designated a Communication and Literacy 2 course and as such entails intensive student writing. On average, no less than 1/3 of class meetings will be devoted to writing instruction. Such instruction will entail discussion of Classics disciplinary genres, the various audiences and purposes of these genres, and library/research skills, as well as time devoted to in-class peer workshops, and also instruction in disciplinary style and citation practices, evaluation and integration of secondary sources into student writing, and so on.


Winter Social Work Electives Open to Undergraduates

Posted by Tim on October 25, 2016 in Academics, General Education Requirements, Online Courses, Registration and Seminar Information, Research Information and Opportunities, Winter Session

Winter Social Work Electives Open to Undergraduates

We are offering a number of winter Social Work undergraduate electives. Register as normal, but if you have questions, please contact our Registrar, Kathy Dmochowski at or 716-645-1273.

***For questions about whether this course will count towards your university requirements, please speak to your advisor.***

SW 115 Mental Health in Popular Culture and Media

The purpose of this course is to critically examine how individuals with mental health disorders and their families are portrayed in, and often stigmatized by popular culture and diverse forms of media, including broadcast, various film genres, video games, print media, and social media. Students will also explore how media can be used to reduce the stigmatization and marginalization of people with mental health disorders.

Location: Online
Credit Hours: 2
Registration # 10279
Instructor: Rebecca Polmanteer

SW 120 Who Do You Think You Are?

Have you ever wondered why you think the way you do? Have you ever wondered why you immediately connect, or not, with certain people? Have you ever thought about how this will impact your future in regards to both your personal friendships and professional relationships? This class will assist you in beginning the journey of understanding how it is you came to be who you are and how you came to think the way you do by examining the impact that your family has had and continues to have on you.

Course Dates: Saturday 1/7/17 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturday 1/14 & 1/21/17 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: 209 Norton Hall
Credit Hours: 2
Registration # 10188
Instructor: Glenn Frost

SW 401AON Your Brilliant Career: Using Social Media for Career Enhancement

Are you looking for a new tool to help you in your job search? Have you wondered how you may use social media to help you advance your career? This course will provide you with both knowledge and hands-on experience to build a strategic, professional presence via social media that will help you learn about new developments in your area of interest, establish your expertise and build your career.

Location: Online
Credit Hours: 1
Registration # 10281
Instructor: Dorlee Michaeli

SW 401BON Minecraft Play Therapy Intensive

Play therapy in the 21 century has gone both global and digital! Last year, the video game Minecraft had over 100 million registered users, of all ages, races, genders and socioeconomic status. Combining elements of sandbox games, MMOs and First-person shooters, this video game has won over gamers, educators and designers alike. And now social workers can harness the power of this game as a therapeutic tool. But did you know that Minecraft has a lot to teach us about how we pay attention to, get distracted from, and cope with things Embedded in the design and the lore of the game are nuggets of philosophy, neuroscience, and psychology. From work/life balance to physical and mental health to the meaning of life Minecraft has something to teach us. This session will investigate the nature of mind as illustrated by Minecraft, its different versions, and content. Drawing from CBT, DBT, psychodynamic theory and Theory of Mind, we’ll take a look at how this game creates a mediated environment for relationship, examples of affect regulation, and points the way toward deeper mindfulness and well-being.

Location: Online
Credit Hours: 1
Registration # 10282
Instructor: Michael Langlois





New Course Enrollment Control Process for Retaking a Class

Posted by Tim on November 18, 2013 in Academics, Registration and Seminar Information

The registration process for impacted courses under the undergraduate Course Enrollment Control policy will be changing effective with spring 2014 registration.  One week prior to the start of classes, the Course Enrollment Control policy will be lifted in HUB, allowing students who have previously attempted impacted courses to self-register in seats that remain open at that date.  All other restrictions, including prerequisites, Reserve Capacities, and Repeat Policy restrictions that prohibit self-registration after two attempts, will continue to apply. 

The process for repeat registration for impacted courses prior to this date is at the discretion of the cognizant decanal unit.  

While this may not guarantee a seat if the course is otherwise full, it may be helpful to students seeking enrollment.  

Please contact your advisor with questions.


PechaKucha Spring Honors Seminar Showcase Sept. 30th

Posted by Tim on September 23, 2013 in Competitions, Event, Honors Program Announcements, Honors Seminars, Networking, Registration and Seminar Information, Workshops

It’s already time to start thinking about your Spring Honors Seminars! On Monday, September 30th at 6:00 PM, 107 Capen Hall HSC will host an event called PechaKucha. This will be a series of rapid 20 slides, 20 seconds per slide presentation from the upcoming Spring Honors Seminar instructors. This will be a great opportunity to meet the instructors and learn more about their seminars. Those who attend will be given the opportunity to submit their top seminar choices a day ahead of schedule. 


Fall 2013 Open Honors Seminars

Posted by Tim on August 19, 2013 in Academics, General Education Requirements, Honors Experiences, Honors Seminars, Networking, Registration and Seminar Information

Spaces are available in the seminars listed below.  The open seats will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.  If you are interested in one of the seminars, please email Tim Matthews:

APY 410: Cities, Citizenship and Engagement, Dr. Deborah Reed-Danahay
Wednesdays: 9:30-12:10 p.m.
110 Capen Hall

JDS 111: Arguing With God, Dr. Sergey Dologopolski
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 12:30-1:50 p.m.
110 Capen Hall

HON 252: Service Learning in Buffalo Public Schools, Dr. Joseph Gardella (UPPERCLASSMEN ONLY)
Mondays: 3:00-5:50 p.m.
134 C Greiner Hall

POR 402: Brazilian Film, Dr. Justin Read
Tuesdays: 4:30-7:10 p.m.
108 Capen Hall

UGC 112: World Civilizations 2, Instructor TBA
Lecture: Mondays and Wednesdays: 11:00-11:50 a.m.
Recitation: Wednesdays: 2:00-2:50 p.m.
Lecture: 109 Knox Hall
Recitation: 110 Capen Hall



Don’t Wait to Register for the Spring-Late Registration Fees Start Dec. 9th

Posted by Tim on November 19, 2012 in Academics, Registration and Seminar Information

The late registration fee will be assessed to students who register after the deadlines that are set.  The following information is listed on the Office of Student Accounts website under “Spring Billing Dates.”

“Continuing students are required to maintain their enrollment each term. Students who are not registered for at least 1 course for credit on December 9, 2012 will be charged a $40 late registration fee. This is non-negotiable and must be paid.

All new students should be registered by the first day of classes for the term.  A $40 late registration fee will be charged to any student who is not registered on the first day of classes, but who subsequently registers.  This fee will apply to all students including those who receive late admission to the University.

Note: The last day for new UB students to enroll for the Spring 2013 term without a $40 late registration fee is January 13, 2013.”

If a student had registered before the deadline but dropped all of their classes and later registered after the deadline, they will be assessed the late registration fee. Students must be enrolled in at least 1 course for credit by the deadline.


Spaces Still Available in Some Spring Honors Seminars

Posted by Tim on November 8, 2012 in Academics, Honors Experiences, Honors Seminars, Registration and Seminar Information

Spaces are still available in the following Spring Honors Seminars: AMS 278, ENG 375/499, HIS 407, PHC 250, UE 255, BCH 502, UE 252 and UE 256.  Please contact Tim for information and registration: Please do not try to enroll yourself in the class.



Spaces are Available in Select Honors Seminars for the Spring

Posted by Tim on January 9, 2012 in Academics, Honors Seminars, Registration and Seminar Information

Spaces are available in the following Spring Honors Seminars and are open to all Honors Scholars.  Please Contact Tim Matthews at: if you are interested in enrolling in one of the classes below:



Consider adding a Discovery Seminar this spring!

Posted by Tim on January 3, 2012 in Academics, Registration and Seminar Information

UE 141: Discovery Seminars….Explore, Discovery, Engage

Discovery Seminars are 1-credit courses that meet once a week for 50 minutes. Seminars focus on unique topics that allow for students to examine an issue important to their discipline or explore other majors. Seminars vary by semester; a complete course listing can be found here.

If you have any questions about any of the Seminars, please contact the Undergraduate Academies at or 716-645-8177.