Nov 15, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Course Descriptions


SUNY Oneonta offers students more than 1,400 courses—from Accounting to Zoology—from over 25 separate departments. Requirements for majors and minors and course descriptions are listed under the departments that offer them; and these departments are arranged in alphabetical order. See the “Course Index” for details.

Please note that requirements, courses, and course descriptions are subject to change after publication of this catalog. Contact the appropriate departments for updated information. Also note that some course descriptions have been edited for clarity and consistency. Complete descriptions are available from the instructors or the departments concerned.

Key to Course Descriptions

Abbreviation   Meaning
(PACT)   Activity course in Health & Fitness
(LA)   Liberal Arts (course is a Liberal Arts offering)
SUSF   Sustainability Focused Courses
s.h.   Semester Hour(s)
SoS   Sophomore standing
JrS   Junior standing
SrS   Senior standing

Course Numbering System

001 - 099   No credit; usually developmental in nature.
100 - 199   Lower-division undergraduate-level courses.
200 - 299   Upper-division intermediate undergraduate-level courses.
300 - 499   Upper-division advanced courses.
500 - 699   Graduate-level courses.
 

Geology

   •  GEOL 370 - Geomorphology  4 s.h.
   •  GEOL 374 - Glaciology and Glacial Geology  3 s.h.
   •  GEOL 375 - Fluvial Geomorphology  4 s.h.
   •  GEOL 380 - Environmental Geophysics  3 s.h.
   •  GEOL 384 - Watershed Management  4 s.h.
   •  GEOL 385 - Water and the Environment of Guatemala  3 s.h.
   •  GEOL 386 - The Geochemistry of Natural Waters  4 s.h.
   •  GEOL 388 - Applied Hydrogeology  4 s.h.
   •  GEOL 389 - Groundwater Modeling  4 s.h.
   •  GEOL 390 - Geoscience Research Techniques  3 s.h.
   •  GEOL 394 - Special Topics in Geology  1 s.h. - 3 s.h.
   •  GEOL 397 - Internship in Geology (or Water Resources)  1 s.h. - 15 s.h.
   •  GEOL 398 - Seminar in Undergraduate Research  3 s.h.
   •  GEOL 399 - Independent Study in Geology  1 s.h. - 6 s.h.

German

   •  GERM 101 - Introductory German I  3 s.h.
   •  GERM 102 - Introductory German II  3 s.h.

General History

   •  HIST 100 - Western Civilization I  3 s.h.
   •  HIST 101 - Western Civilization II  3 s.h.
   •  HIST 104 - Introduction to African History  3 s.h.
   •  HIST 120 - The Making of the Modern World  3 s.h.
   •  HIST 144 - U.S. History I  3 s.h.
   •  HIST 145 - U.S. History II  3 s.h.
   •  HIST 194 - Special Topics in History  3 s.h.
   •  HIST 290 - Historiographic Seminar  3 s.h.
   •  HIST 294 - Special Topics in History  1 s.h. - 3 s.h.
   •  HIST 299 - Independent Study  3 s.h.
   •  HIST 300 - Research Seminar  3 s.h.
   •  HIST 390 - Senior Thesis  3 s.h.
   •  HIST 394 - Special Topics in History  3 s.h.
   •  HIST 395 - Teaching Assistant for History  1 s.h. - 3 s.h.
   •  HIST 396 - Research Assistant for History  1 s.h. - 3 s.h.
   •  HIST 397 - Internship in History  1 s.h. - 15 s.h.
   •  HIST 399 - Independent Study in History  1 s.h. - 3 s.h.

Human Ecology

   •  HUEC 200 - Orientation to Human Ecology  1 s.h.
   •  HUEC 210 - Retail Management  3 s.h.
   •  HUEC 211 - Service Industry Supervision  3 s.h.
   •  HUEC 215 - Demonstration and Practical Skills for Human Ecologists  3 s.h.
   •  HUEC 294 - Special Topics in Human Ecology  
   •  HUEC 297 - Internship in Human Ecology:  1 s.h. - 15 s.h.
   •  HUEC 299 - Independent Study in Human Ecology  1 s.h. - 6 s.h.
   •  HUEC 394 - Special Topics in Human Ecology  3 s.h.
   •  HUEC 395 - Teaching Assistantship:  1 s.h. - 3 s.h.
   •  HUEC 397 - Internship in Human Ecology:  1 s.h. - 15 s.h.
   •  HUEC 399 - Independent Study in Human Ecology  1 s.h. - 6 s.h.

Interdisciplinary Studies

   •  INTD 100 - First Year Seminar  3 s.h.
   •  INTD 106 - Fundamentals of Word Processing  1 s.h.
   •  INTD 107 - Introduction to Spreadsheet Applications  1 s.h.
   •  INTD 108 - Introduction to Database Applications  1 s.h.
   •  INTD 109 - Financial Literacy for Life Decisions  1 s.h.
   •  INTD 110 - Orientation to Higher Education  1 s.h. - 3 s.h.
   •  INTD 117 - Intro: Peer to Peer Leadership  1 s.h.
   •  INTD 124 - Introduction to Academic Leadership  1 s.h.
   •  INTD 133 - Living-Learning Community Seminar  1 s.h.
   •  INTD 150 - Library and Internet Research  1 s.h.
   •  INTD 160 - Desktop Computing Business Applications  3 s.h.
   •  INTD 194 - Interdisciplinary Studies: Special Topics  1 s.h. - 3 s.h.
   •  INTD 197 - Exploratory Internship  1 s.h. - 2 s.h.
   •  INTD 294 - Special Topics  1 s.h. - 3 s.h.
   •  INTD 299 - Interdisciplinary Independent Study  1 s.h. - 6 s.h.
   •  INTD 394 - Interdisciplinary Studies: Special Topics  3 s.h.
   •  INTD 397 - Interdisciplinary Internship  1 s.h. - 15 s.h.
   •  INTD 399 - Independent Study  3 s.h. - 6 s.h.

International Studies

   •  INTS 294 - Special Topics—International Studies  2 s.h. - 3 s.h.
   •  INTS 394 - Special Topics—International Studies  2 s.h. - 3 s.h.
   •  INTS 397 - Internship in International Studies  1 s.h. - 15 s.h.
   •  INTS 399 - Independent Study in International Studies  1 s.h. - 15 s.h.

Italian

   •  ITAL 101 - Introductory Italian I  3 s.h.
   •  ITAL 102 - Introductory Italian II  3 s.h.
   •  ITAL 112 - Elementary Italian Conversation  3 s.h.
   •  ITAL 299 - Independent Study  1 s.h. - 6 s.h.

Japanese

   •  JAPN 101 - Introductory Japanese I  3 s.h.

Latin

   •  LATN 101 - Introductory Latin I  3 s.h.
   •  LATN 102 - Introductory Latin II  3 s.h.

Law

Note: Prerequisite for all 300-level law courses: Students must have a declared major. Registration in any 300-level law course must not interfere with the student’s ability to complete the major in which he/she is declared or delay graduation.

   •  LAW 222 - Legal Environment of Business  3 s.h.
   •  LAW 326 - Commercial Law  3.s.h.

Linguistics

   •  LING 150 - Introduction to Language and Linguistics  3 s.h.
   •  LING 200 - Linguistics and Literature  3 s.h.
   •  LING 201 - Language and Society  3 s.h.
   •  LING 210 - Traditional Grammar: English  3 s.h.
   •  LING 215 - Introduction to Editing and Publishing  3 s.h.
   •  LING 294 - Special Topics in Linguistics  3 s.h.
   •  LING 320 - History of the English Language  3 s.h.
   •  LING 322 - Varieties of American English  3 s.h.
   •  LING 394 - Special Topics in Linguistics  3 s.h.
   •  LING 399 - Independent Study in Linguistics  1 s.h. - 6 s.h.

Literature

   •  LITR 100 - Themes in Literature  3 s.h.
   •  LITR 150 - Introduction to Literary Studies  3 s.h.
   •  LITR 206 - Children’s Literature in the Classroom  3 s.h.
   •  LITR 215 - Contemporary Novel  3 s.h.
   •  LITR 220 - Short Fiction  3 s.h.
   •  LITR 222 - Science Fiction  3 s.h.
   •  LITR 234 - The Folktale Tradition  3 s.h.
   •  LITR 237 - Fantasy  3 s.h.
   •  LITR 238 - Comedy  3 s.h.
   •  LITR 244 - Contemporary Literature  3 s.h.
   •  LITR 247 - Environmental Humanities  3 s.h.
   •  LITR 250 - Critical Approaches to Literature  3 s.h.
   •  LITR 283 - Women’s Literature  3 s.h.
   •  LITR 284 - Writing the Land: Literature of Place  3 s.h.
   •  LITR 285 - Writing Lives: Gender and Memoir  3 s.h.
 

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