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Sunday
04/05/20

Fall 2020 Course offerings from the School of Social Work

Posted by Tim on April 5, 2020 in Academics, New Programs, Registration and Seminar Information

Below you will find information about a minor in Community Organizing and Development that is an excellent complement for students in their fields of study. Some of these courses apply toward this minor but they can also be taken as electives. The minor is an excellent complement to many majors such as law, public health, sociology, economics,  psychology and others.  

They also offer a Micro-Credential in Child Advocacy Studies (CAST) . Students may be interested in the course on Child Maltreatment and Advocacy being offered (details below). 

They are offering several spring Social Work undergraduate-level electives, open to all majors and non-degree students. Register as normal, but if you have questions about a course, please email us at swinfo@buffalo.edu

Friday
11/22/19

CSEP Counseling Minor New Classes Spring 2020

Posted by Tim on November 22, 2019 in Academics, Registration and Seminar Information

New Course Offerings in the Undergraduate Minor in Counseling. The
Counseling Minor is appropriate for undergraduate students who may be interested in careers in professional psychology (counseling psychology, clinical psychology, or school psychology), counseling (school counseling, rehabilitation counseling, mental health counseling), or related fields such as social work or nursing.
For more information on the Counseling Minor please visit:
gse.buffalo.edu/programs/cminor

This Spring, we are offering several new courses designed to provide a more in depth view into several counseling and psychology fields.

New courses:
CEP 411: Current Issues in School Counseling (Parisi) registration number is 24252
CEP 411: Current Issues in Counseling Psychology (Mack) registration number is 24253
CEP 411: Current Issues in Mental Health Counseling (Guyker) registration number is
22325
CEP 411: Introduction to Mindfulness (Guyker) registrar number is 23537
CEP 440: Introduction to School Psychology (Tulledge) registration number is 22602
In addition, several other courses are also available:
CEP 400: Introduction to Educational Psychology registration number is 24251
CEP 404: Introduction to Rehabilitation and Substance Abuse registration number is
17395
CEP 453: Introduction to Rehabilitation Counseling registration number is 19321

Monday
01/28/19

FR 481 Global Literary Experiments in the Other Arts: A Photrographic Approach Spring 2019 Open Seats

Posted by Tim on January 28, 2019 in General Education Requirements, Honors Experiences, Registration and Seminar Information

The photographic image has undoubtedly been a decisive artifact in the construction of modern life. Today, we take more pictures and see the results faster than ever, given the technology that most people with a cellphone have access to. But why do we love taking pictures? Why is the “selfie” so ubiquitous? What are we after? Has that changed since photography’s beginning, not so long ago, in the mid-19th century?

The word “photography” was invented by resorting to Greek, linking light, “photos,” and writing, “graphein,” suggesting that this practice of recording images on a surface is a way of writing with light. This form of writing has developed a productive dialogue with literature, as a longstanding creative practice of writing that draws on reality and language… and their uncanny underside. Feeding on literature’s special potential to express unacknowledged dreams, psychoanalysis has provided a vocabulary to consider that enigmatic underside, where words and images exceed conscious will and established discourses. This course considers the relations photography maintains with perception, signification, time, history, pleasure, desire, sexuality, and political agency, among other factors. Such an investigation will take us forward: to interrogate the sense and effects of current and future photographic practices, from everyday Instagram smartphone shots to photojournalism, to photography in contemporary art galleries. And it also takes us back: to 19th-century Paris as a starting point, where photography finds important roots with inventors Daguerre and Niépce, and where a certain medical practice that involved photography, namely, Dr. Charcot’s experiments and theories of hysteria, led to the invention of psychoanalysis, a field that gave rise to the concept of the unconscious in ways highly relevant, in turn, to experimental photography and literature. And further back… to fairy tales Charles Perrault introduced to the literary cannon at the end of the 17th century, which still intrigue us today (Blanche Neige/Snow White, for instance). The trajectories of photography, psychoanalysis, and literature are therefore intertwined in rich ways that we explore in this course. How, for instance, does photography transform literary works? And what do literature and psychoanalysis reveal to users of photographic images about themselves, or about the bodies and world they see through photography? Can photographs make visible what remains unacknowledged, unthought, yet shaping our reality? These are questions that certain photographers and writers actively explored, drawing on plastic experiments, psychoanalytic theory, and on the unique knowledge that literary works can give access to. The discussion remains open for you (and your camera) to join. *French majors and minors (or readers of French) are strongly encouraged to read in French whenever possible.