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.
 

Literature

   •  LITR 294 - Special Topics in Literature  3 s.h.
   •  LITR 299 - Independent Study in Literature  1 s.h. - 6 s.h.
   •  LITR 306 - Children’s Literature  3 s.h.
   •  LITR 307 - Madness in Literature  3 s.h.
   •  LITR 308 - Queer Literature  3 s.h.
   •  LITR 345 - Native American Literatures  3 s.h.
   •  LITR 350 - Contemporary Critical Theory  3 s.h.
   •  LITR 355 - Postmodernism  3 s.h.
   •  LITR 360 - Poetics  3 s.h.
   •  LITR 394 - Special Topics in Literature  3 s.h.
   •  LITR 395 - Teaching Assistantship in English  3 s.h.
   •  LITR 399 - Independent Study in Literature  1 s.h. - 6 s.h.

Mathematics

   •  MATH 001 - Basics  0 s.h.
   •  MATH 002 - Algebra I  0 s.h.
   •  MATH 051 - Basics of Quantitative Reasoning  0 s.h.
   •  MATH 101 - Mathematicals for the Liberal Arts  3 s.h.
   •  MATH 104 - College Algebra and Trigonometry  3 s.h.
   •  MATH 105 - Pre-calculus  3 s.h.
   •  MATH 108 - Concepts of Mathematics I  3 s.h.
   •  MATH 109 - Concepts of Mathematics II  3 s.h.
   •  MATH 151 - Quantitative Reasoning  3 s.h.
   •  MATH 205 - Discrete Mathematical Structures  4 s.h.
   •  MATH 208 - Theory of Arithmetic  3 s.h.
   •  MATH 217 - Mathematical Modeling  4 s.h.
   •  MATH 223 - Calculus I  4 s.h.
   •  MATH 224 - Calculus II  4 s.h.
   •  MATH 232 - Introduction to Transformation Geometry  3 s.h.
   •  MATH 276 - Calculus III  4 s.h.
   •  MATH 277 - Ordinary Differential Equations  3 s.h.
   •  MATH 295 - Teaching Assistantship in Mathematics  1 s.h. - 3 s.h.
   •  MATH 299 - Independent Study in Mathematics  1 s.h. - 3 s.h.
   •  MATH 301 - Introduction to the History of Mathematics  3 s.h.
   •  MATH 303 - Ancient Mathematical Astronomy  3 s.h.
   •  MATH 309 - Introduction to the Theory of Numbers  3 s.h.
   •  MATH 321 - Modern Algebra and Theory of Equations I  3 s.h.
   •  MATH 322 - Modern Algebra and Theory of Equations II  3 s.h.
   •  MATH 323 - Linear Algebra and Matrix Theory I  3 s.h.
   •  MATH 324 - Linear Algebra and Matrix Theory II  3 s.h.
   •  MATH 327 - Modern Applied Algebra  3 s.h.
   •  MATH 335 - Modern Geometry I  3 s.h.
   •  MATH 336 - Modern Geometry II  3 s.h.
   •  MATH 351 - Topology  3 s.h.
   •  MATH 377 - Advanced Calculus I  3 s.h.
   •  MATH 378 - Advanced Calculus II  3 s.h.
   •  MATH 384 - Partial Differential Equations  3 s.h.
   •  MATH 387 - Real Analysis  4 s.h.
   •  MATH 388 - Complex Analysis  4 s.h.
   •  MATH 394 - Special Topics in Mathematics  1 s.h. - 6 s.h.
   •  MATH 398 - Seminar in Mathematics  1 s.h. - 3 s.h.
   •  MATH 399 - Independent Study in Mathematics  1 s.h. - 3 s.h.

Mass Communication

   •  MCOM 105 - Media Law and Policy  3 s.h.
   •  MCOM 151 - Understanding Media  3 s.h.
   •  MCOM 152 - Media Writing  3 s.h.
   •  MCOM 186 - Media Inquiry  3 s.h.
   •  MCOM 200 - Journalism  3 s.h.
   •  MCOM 204 - Visual Communication  3 s.h.
   •  MCOM 210 - Writing for the Newspaper  3 s.h.
   •  MCOM 215 - Photojournalism  3 s.h.
   •  MCOM 220 - Digital Storytelling  3 s.h.
   •  MCOM 236 - Psychology of Film  3 s.h.
   •  MCOM 250 - Mass Media and Celebrity  3 s.h.
   •  MCOM 253 - Introduction to Audio Production  3 s.h.
   •  MCOM 256 - Broadcasting  3 s.h.
   •  MCOM 257 - Fundamentals of Broadcasting  3 s.h.
   •  MCOM 259 - Media and Culture  3 s.h.
   •  MCOM 261 - Introduction to Video Production  3 s.h.
   •  MCOM 262 - Reporting  3 s.h.
   •  MCOM 279 - The Documentary Tradition  3 s.h.
   •  MCOM 280 - Basic Motion Picture Production  3 s.h.
   •  MCOM 281 - The Art of the Motion Picture  3 s.h.
   •  MCOM 283 - The Development of Film  3 s.h.
   •  MCOM 284 - Great Films of Great Directors  3 s.h.
   •  MCOM 285 - Film Analysis  3 s.h.
   •  MCOM 294 - Special Topics in Mass Communications  1 s.h. - 6 s.h.
   •  MCOM 295 - Teaching Assistantship in Mass Communication  1 s.h. - 3 s.h.
   •  MCOM 300 - Advanced Journalism  3 s.h.
   •  MCOM 330 - Mass Media Law & Regulations  3 s.h.
   •  MCOM 340 - Participatory Media  3 s.h.
   •  MCOM 350 - Senior Seminar in Media Studies  3 s.h.
   •  MCOM 353 - Advanced Audio Production  3 s.h.
   •  MCOM 358 - New Media Practices  3 s.h.
   •  MCOM 360 - Studio Production  3 s.h.
   •  MCOM 361 - Media Practicum  3 s.h.
   •  MCOM 362 - Documentary Tradition  3 s.h.
   •  MCOM 380 - Advanced Video Production  3 s.h.
   •  MCOM 397 - Mass Communication Internship  1 s.h. - 15 s.h.

Meteorology

   •  METR 110 - Introduction to Meteorology  4 s.h.
   •  METR 111 - Introduction to Climatology  3 s.h.
   •  METR 180 - Lightning and Thunderstorms  3 s.h.
   •  METR 212 - Climate Change and Variability  3 s.h.
   •  METR 240 - Physical Climatology  3 s.h.
   •  METR 290 - Computer and Data Analysis in Meteorology  3 s.h.
   •  METR 299 - Independent Study in Meteorology  1 s.h. - 6 s.h.
   •  METR 340 - Physical Meteorology  3 s.h.
   •  METR 345 - Clouds and Precipitation Processes  3 s.h.
   •  METR 350 - Atmospheric Dynamics  3 s.h.
   •  METR 351 - Research Methods in Dynamics  3 s.h.
   •  METR 360 - Weather Analysis and Forecasting I  4 s.h.
   •  METR 361 - Weather Analysis and Forecasting II  4 s.h.
   •  METR 370 - Micrometeorology  3 s.h.
 

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