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.
 

Africana and Latino Studies

   •  ALS 251 - Cultures of Pan Africanism  3 s.h.
   •  ALS 252 - Latinos: Cultures on the Move  3 s.h.
   •  ALS 255 - Marked Bodies  3 s.h.
   •  ALS 257 - Modern Black Literature  3 s.h.
   •  ALS 258 - Latin American Political Theory  3 s.h.
   •  ALS 259 - Citizenship, Democracy, and Identity  3 s.h.
   •  ALS 260 - Philosophy of Protest  3 s.h.
   •  ALS 262 - Topics in Racism  3 s.h.
   •  ALS 263 - Slavery and Resistance  3 s.h.
   •  ALS 264 - Jim Crow to Black Power  3 s.h.
   •  ALS 265 - African Politics  3 s.h.
   •  ALS 269 - Women of Color in the U.S.  3 s.h.
   •  ALS 270 - Postcolonial Literature and Culture: Africa  3 s.h.
   •  ALS 271 - Colonial Latin America  3 s.h.
   •  ALS 272 - Modern Latin America  3 s.h.
   •  ALS 273 - Race, Gender, Class and Culture  3 s.h.
   •  ALS 274 - Gender and Power in Africa  3 s.h.
   •  ALS 275 - South Africa: Race and Resistance Since 1800  3 s.h.
   •  ALS 276 - History of Slavery  3 s.h.
   •  ALS 278 - African Atlantic: Popular Culture  3 s.h.
   •  ALS 279 - Hip-Hop Culture  3 s.h.
   •  ALS 283 - International Political Economy  3 s.h.
   •  ALS 286 - African-American Women Writers  3 s.h.
   •  ALS 288 - Borderlands: Latinos and Latinas in the U.S.  3 s.h.
   •  ALS 290 - Women, Race, and the Law  3 s.h.
   •  ALS 291 - Gender, Race, and Sexuality in Popular Culture  3 s.h.
   •  ALS 292 - The City in African History  3 s.h.
   •  ALS 294 - Special Topics  1 s.h. - 3 s.h.
   •  ALS 295 - Teaching Assistant  3 s.h.
   •  ALS 299 - Independent Study in Africana-Latino Studies  1 s.h. - 6 s.h.
   •  ALS 320 - Urban Ghana: Past & Present  3 s.h.
   •  ALS 351 - Literature of the Harlem Renaissance  3 s.h.
   •  ALS 353 - Sex & Race in Science & Technology  3 s.h.
   •  ALS 368 - Political Development: Problems of Nation-Building  3 s.h.
   •  ALS 394 - Special Topics  1 s.h. - 3 s.h.
   •  ALS 395 - Senior Seminar in Africana-Latino Studies  3 s.h.
   •  ALS 397 - Africana and Latino Studies Internship  1 s.h. - 15 s.h.

Anthropology

   •  ANTH 100 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology  3 s.h.
   •  ANTH 130 - Introduction to Biological Anthropology  3 s.h.
   •  ANTH 140 - Introduction to Archaeology  3 s.h.
   •  ANTH 145 - Prehistoric World Cultures  3 s.h.
   •  ANTH 201 - North American Indians  3 s.h.
   •  ANTH 209 - Mexican Immigration  3 s.h.
   •  ANTH 210 - Anthropological Folklore  3 s.h.
   •  ANTH 211 - Religion, Magic, and Myth  3 s.h.
   •  ANTH 214 - Psychological Anthropology  3 s.h.
   •  ANTH 217 - Visual Anthropology  3 s.h.
   •  ANTH 219 - Anthropology of Death  3 s.h.
   •  ANTH 220 - Linguistic Anthropology  3 s.h.
   •  ANTH 221 - Anthropology of Sexes and Genders  3 s.h.
   •  ANTH 227 - Cultural Identities  3 s.h.
   •  ANTH 229 - Critique of Civilization  3 s.h.
   •  ANTH 230 - Primate Behavior  3 s.h.
   •  ANTH 232 - Human Biology and Culture Change  3 s.h.
   •  ANTH 233 - Race, Genetics, and Variation  3 s.h.
   •  ANTH 236 - Medical Anthropology  3 s.h.
   •  ANTH 238 - Anthropology of Reproduction  3 s.h.
   •  ANTH 239 - History of Human Evolution  3 s.h.
   •  ANTH 245 - Native American Archaeology  3 s.h.
   •  ANTH 250 - Anthropology of the Southwest  3 s.h.
   •  ANTH 251 - The Aztecs and Their Ancestors  3 s.h.
   •  ANTH 252 - The Incas and Their Ancestors  3 s.h.
   •  ANTH 253 - Women and Gender in Prehistory  3 s.h.
   •  ANTH 254 - Archaeology and Environmental Change  3 s.h.
   •  ANTH 259 - Anthropology of Dying  3 s.h.
   •  ANTH 271 - Anthropology of Food and Nutrition  3 s.h.
   •  ANTH 294 - Special Topics in Anthropology  1 s.h. - 6 s.h.
   •  ANTH 299 - Independent Study in Anthropology  1 s.h. - 3 s.h.
   •  ANTH 312 - Exhibiting Cultures in Museums  3 s.h.
   •  ANTH 313 - Ethnohistory  3 s.h.
   •  ANTH 325 - Applied Anthropology  3 s.h.
   •  ANTH 330 - Paleoanthropology  3 s.h.
   •  ANTH 331 - Human Skeletal Anatomy  3 s.h.
   •  ANTH 332 - Human Population Genetics  3 s.h.
   •  ANTH 333 - Human Biological Variation  3 s.h.
   •  ANTH 336 - Forensic Anthropology  3 s.h.
   •  ANTH 337 - Advanced Skeletal Anatomy  3 s.h.
   •  ANTH 338 - Bioarchaeology  3 s.h.
   •  ANTH 341 - Zooarchaeology  3 s.h.
   •  ANTH 342 - Understanding Stone Tools  3 s.h.
   •  ANTH 343 - Archaeological Laboratory Methods  3 s.h.
   •  ANTH 345 - Field School in Archaeology  6 s.h.
   •  ANTH 349 - Cities and Architecture  3 s.h.
   •  ANTH 355 - Field Methods in Cultural Anthropology  3 s.h.
   •  ANTH 390 - Issues in Anthropology  3 s.h.
   •  ANTH 393 - History of Anthropological Thought  3 s.h.
   •  ANTH 395 - Teaching Assistantship in Anthropology  3 s.h.
   •  ANTH 396 - Research Assistantship in Anthropology  1 s.h. - 3 s.h.
   •  ANTH 397 - Internship in Anthropology  1 s.h. - 15 s.h.

Arabic

   •  ARAB 101 - Introductory Arabic I  3 s.h.

Art History

   •  ARTH 109 - Survey of the Visual Arts I  3 s.h.
   •  ARTH 110 - Survey of the Visual Arts II  3 s.h.
   •  ARTH 200 - The Language of the Visual Arts  3 s.h.
   •  ARTH 209 - History of Greek and Roman Art  3 s.h.
   •  ARTH 212 - History of European Medieval Art  3 s.h.
   •  ARTH 213 - History of Italian Renaissance Art  3 s.h.
   •  ARTH 214 - History of Northern Renaissance Art  3 s.h.
   •  ARTH 215 - Art of 17th Century Europe  3 s.h.
   •  ARTH 216 - History of 19th Century European Painting  3 s.h.
   •  ARTH 217 - History of American Art – Painting  3 s.h.
 

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