Nov 13, 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.
 

Art History

   •  ARTH 218 - Art of the 20th Century  3 s.h.
   •  ARTH 219 - Contemporary Art Since 1945  3 s.h.
   •  ARTH 220 - Images of Women in Western Art  3 s.h.
   •  ARTH 221 - History of Photography  3 s.h.
   •  ARTH 222 - Impressionism  3 s.h.
   •  ARTH 294 - Special Topics – Art History  2 s.h. - 3 s.h.
   •  ARTH 299 - Independent Study – Art History  1 s.h. - 6 s.h.
   •  ARTH 394 - Special Topics – Art History  2 s.h. - 3 s.h.
   •  ARTH 395 - Teaching Assistantship – Art History  3 s.h.
   •  ARTH 397 - Internship in Art History  1 s.h. - 15 s.h.
   •  ARTH 399 - Independent Study – Art History  1 s.h. - 6 s.h.

Studio Art

   •  ARTS 130 - Three-Dimensional Design  3 s.h.
   •  ARTS 140 - Two-Dimensional Design  3 s.h.
   •  ARTS 141 - Drawing I  3 s.h.
   •  ARTS 203 - Advanced Studio I  2 s.h. - 3 s.h.
   •  ARTS 210 - Basic Photography I  3 s.h.
   •  ARTS 220 - Traditional Studio Illustration  3 s.h.
   •  ARTS 230 - Sculpture I  3 s.h.
   •  ARTS 232 - Ceramic Sculpture I  3 s.h.
   •  ARTS 237 - Ceramics I  3 s.h.
   •  ARTS 238 - Ceramics II  3 s.h.
   •  ARTS 240 - Design II  3 s.h.
   •  ARTS 241 - Drawing II  3 s.h.
   •  ARTS 242 - Figure Drawing I  3 s.h.
   •  ARTS 243 - Figure Drawing II  3 s.h.
   •  ARTS 250 - Watercolor Painting I  3 s.h.
   •  ARTS 252 - Painting I  3 s.h.
   •  ARTS 260 - Printmaking I  3 s.h.
   •  ARTS 262 - Serigraphy I  3 s.h.
   •  ARTS 280 - Artists Books I  3 s.h.
   •  ARTS 294 - Special Topics – Studio Art  2 s.h. - 3 s.h.
   •  ARTS 299 - Independent Study in Studio Art  1 s.h. - 6 s.h.
   •  ARTS 303 - Advanced Studio II  2 s.h. - 3 s.h.
   •  ARTS 310 - Basic Photography II  3 s.h.
   •  ARTS 320 - Advanced Traditional Studio Illustration  3 s.h.
   •  ARTS 330 - Sculpture II  3 s.h.
   •  ARTS 333 - Ceramic Sculpture II  3 s.h.
   •  ARTS 351 - Watercolor Painting II  3 s.h.
   •  ARTS 353 - Painting II  3 s.h.
   •  ARTS 361 - Printmaking II  3 s.h.
   •  ARTS 363 - Serigraphy II  3 s.h.
   •  ARTS 370 - Collaborative Art Projects  3 s.h.
   •  ARTS 380 - Artists Books II  3 s.h.
   •  ARTS 394 - Special Topics – Studio Art  2 s.h. - 3 s.h.
   •  ARTS 395 - Teaching Assistantship in Studio Art  3 s.h.
   •  ARTS 397 - Internship in Studio Art  1 s.h. - 15 s.h.
   •  ARTS 399 - Independent Study – Studio Art  1 s.h. - 6 s.h.

American Sign Language

   •  ASL 101 - Introduction to American Sign Language I  3 s.h.
   •  ASL 102 - Introduction to American Sign Language II  3 s.h.
   •  ASL 103 - Intermediate American Sign Language: Fingerspelling  3 s.h.

Astronomy

   •  ASTR 108 - Descriptive Astronomy  3 s.h.
   •  ASTR 110 - Introductory Astronomy  3 s.h.
   •  ASTR 112 - Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence  3 s.h.
   •  ASTR 115 - Big Bang: The Creation and Evolution of the Universe  3 s.h.
   •  ASTR 194 - Selected Topics  1 s.h. - 3 s.h.
   •  ASTR 220 - Archeoastronomy  3 s.h.
   •  ASTR 270 - Our Solar System  3 s.h.
   •  ASTR 271 - Stars and Galaxies  3 s.h.
   •  ASTR 294 - Selected Topics  1 s.h. - 3 s.h.
   •  ASTR 299 - Independent Study in Astronomy  1 s.h. - 3 s.h.
   •  ASTR 360 - Observational Methods  3 s.h.
   •  ASTR 376 - Topics in Modern Astronomy  3 s.h.
   •  ASTR 394 - Selected Topics  1 s.h. - 3 s.h.
   •  ASTR 399 - Independent Study in Astronomy  1 s.h. - 3 s.h.

Biology

   •  BIOL 100 - Modern Biology  3 s.h.
   •  BIOL 111 - Biological and Medical Terminology  1 s.h.
   •  BIOL 123 - Introduction to Evolution  3 s.h.
   •  BIOL 180 - Biology I: Cells to Organisms  4 s.h.
   •  BIOL 181 - Biology II: Ecology and Evolution  4 s.h.
   •  BIOL 194 - Special Topics in Biology  1 - 4 s.h.
   •  BIOL 196 - Directed Research I  1 s.h. - 12 s.h.
   •  BIOL 201 - Cell and Molecular Biology  4 s.h.
   •  BIOL 202 - Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology  3 s.h.
   •  BIOL 203 - Elementary Microbiology  3 s.h.
   •  BIOL 205 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I  4 s.h.
   •  BIOL 206 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II  4 s.h.
   •  BIOL 207 - Biology of Cancer  3 s.h.
   •  BIOL 208 - Anatomy and Physiology of Human Health  4 s.h.
   •  BIOL 212 - Genetics  4 s.h.
   •  BIOL 216 - Evolution  3 s.h.
   •  BIOL 217 - Quantitative Biology  4 s.h.
   •  BIOL 220 - Economic Botany  3 s.h.
   •  BIOL 221 - Ethnobotany and Medicinal Plants  3 s.h.
   •  BIOL 236 - Vascular Plant Systematics  4 s.h.
   •  BIOL 238 - Dendrology  4 s.h.
   •  BIOL 244 - Entomology  4 s.h.
   •  BIOL 248 - HISTOLOGY  3 s.h.
   •  BIOL 258 - Underwater Research Methods  4 s.h.
   •  BIOL 259 - Marine Biology  3 s.h.
   •  BIOL 265 - Evolution of Biology  3 s.h.
   •  BIOL 269 - Methods in Population Genetics  4 s.h.
   •  BIOL 271 - Global Studies in Conservation and Sustainability  2 s.h.
   •  BIOL 282 - Ecology  4 s.h.
   •  BIOL 285 - NY Stream Biota: Identification and Ecology  4 s.h.
   •  BIOL 294 - Special Topics  1 s.h. - 4 s.h.
   •  BIOL 295 - Teaching Assistantship  1 s.h.
   •  BIOL 296 - Directed Research II  1 s.h. - 12 s.h.
   •  BIOL 299 - Independent Study in Biology  1 s.h. - 6 s.h.
   •  BIOL 303 - Laboratory Methods in Physiology  2 s.h.
   •  BIOL 311 - Human Genetics  3 s.h.
 

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