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.
 

Biology

   •  BIOL 312 - DNA Laboratory  3 s.h.
   •  BIOL 314 - Animal Embryonic Development  3 s.h.
   •  BIOL 315 - Lab Techniques in Biology  2 s.h.
   •  BIOL 317 - Biological Literacy  3 s.h.
   •  BIOL 320 - Field Botany  3 s.h.
   •  BIOL 321 - Tropical Biology Field Course  3 s.h.
   •  BIOL 322 - Bryology  4 s.h.
   •  BIOL 333 - Field Study of the Rocky Mountain Region  3 s.h.
   •  BIOL 340 - Molecular Biology  4 s.h.
   •  BIOL 342 - Invertebrate Zoology  4 s.h.
   •  BIOL 344 - Field Entomology  4 s.h.
   •  BIOL 346 - Parasitology  4 s.h.
   •  BIOL 349 - Reproductive Physiology  3 s.h.
   •  BIOL 350 - Immunology  3 s.h.
   •  BIOL 351 - Ichthyology  4 s.h.
   •  BIOL 356 - Animal Behavior  4 s.h.
   •  BIOL 362 - Microbiology  4 s.h.
   •  BIOL 365 - Pathophysiology  3 s.h.
   •  BIOL 367 - Aquatic Pollution  3 s.h.
   •  BIOL 370 - Mammalian Physiology I  3 s.h.
   •  BIOL 372 - Mammalian Physiology II  3 s.h.
   •  BIOL 375 - Physiology of Plants  3 s.h.
   •  BIOL 378 - Comparative Anatomy of Vertebrates  4 s.h.
   •  BIOL 380 - Cell Biology  4 s.h.
   •  BIOL 381 - Plant Ecology  3 s.h.
   •  BIOL 383 - Wetland Environments and Delineation  4 s.h.
   •  BIOL 384 - Aquatic Invertebrate Ecology  4 s.h.
   •  BIOL 385 - Limnology  4 s.h.
   •  BIOL 386 - Seminar in Conservation Biology  3 s.h.
   •  BIOL 388 - Stream Ecology  4 s.h.
   •  BIOL 393 - Senior Seminar  1 s.h.
   •  BIOL 394 - Special Topics  1 s.h. - 4 s.h.
   •  BIOL 395 - Teaching Assistantship  1 s.h. - 3 s.h.
   •  BIOL 396 - Directed Research III  1 s.h. - 12 s.h.
   •  BIOL 397 - Internship in Biology  1 s.h. - 15 s.h.
   •  BIOL 399 - Independent Study in Biology  1 s.h. - 6 s.h.

Business

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

   •  BUS 111 - Introduction to Business  3.s.h.
   •  BUS 194 - Special Topics in Business  1 s.h. - 3 s.h.
   •  BUS 197 - Exploratory Internship  1 s.h. - 2 s.h.
   •  BUS 240 - Writing for Business and the Professions  3.s.h.
   •  BUS 294 - Special Topics in Business  1 s.h. - 3 s.h.
   •  BUS 295 - Business Assistantship  1 s.h. - 3 s.h.
   •  BUS 299 - Independent Study in Business  1 s.h. - 6 s.h.
   •  BUS 300 - Case Studies in Business  3.s.h.
   •  BUS 319 - Career Preparation  1 s.h.
   •  BUS 394 - Special Topics in Business  1 s.h. - 3 s.h.
   •  BUS 397 - Business Internship  1 s.h. - 15 s.h.
   •  BUS 399 - Independent Study in Business  1 s.h. - 6 s.h.

Computer Art

   •  CART 101 - Introduction to Computer Art  3 s.h.
   •  CART 204 - 3D Animation  3 s.h.
   •  CART 205 - Digital Video  3 s.h.
   •  CART 206 - Web Design I  3 s.h.
   •  CART 207 - The Digital Print  3 s.h.
   •  CART 208 - Graphic Design  3 s.h.
   •  CART 208 - Graphic Design  3 s.h.
   •  CART 209 - 3D Modeling  3 s.h.
   •  CART 210 - Digital Photography  3 s.h.
   •  CART 211 - Digital Landscape Photography  3 s.h.
   •  CART 212 - Introduction to 2D Animation  3 s.h.
   •  CART 218 - Typography  3 s.h.
   •  CART 220 - Digital Illustration  3 s.h.
   •  CART 252 - Digital Paint  3 s.h.
   •  CART 294 - Special Topics – Computer Art  2 s.h. - 3 s.h.
   •  CART 299 - Independent Study – Computer Art  1 s.h. - 6 s.h.
   •  CART 304 - Advanced 3D Animation & Game Design  3 s.h.
   •  CART 305 - Advanced Digital Video  3 s.h.
   •  CART 306 - Advanced Web Design  3 s.h.
   •  CART 307 - Advanced Digital Print  3 s.h.
   •  CART 308 - Advanced Graphic Design  3 s.h.
   •  CART 309 - Advanced 3D Modeling  3 s.h.
   •  CART 310 - Advanced Digital Photography  3 s.h.
   •  CART 320 - Advanced Digital Illustration  3 s.h.
   •  CART 394 - Special Topics – Computer Art  2 s.h. - 3 s.h.
   •  CART 395 - Teaching Assistantship – Computer Art  3 s.h.
   •  CART 397 - Internship in Computer Art  1 s.h. - 15 s.h.
   •  CART 399 - Independent Study – Computer Art  1 s.h. - 6 s.h.

Chemistry

   •  CHEM 100 - Chemistry in Everyday Life  3 s.h.
   •  CHEM 101 - Introductory Chemistry: Organic  3 s.h.
   •  CHEM 102 - Introductory General Chemistry  3 s.h.
   •  CHEM 103 - The Chemistry of Nature  3 s.h.
   •  CHEM 111 - General Chemistry I  4 s.h.
   •  CHEM 112 - General Chemistry II  4 s.h.
   •  CHEM 194 - Special Topics in Chemistry  1 s.h. - 3 s.h.
   •  CHEM 214 - Environmental Chemistry  3 s.h.
   •  CHEM 221 - Organic Chemistry I  4 s.h.
   •  CHEM 226 - Elementary Organic Chemistry  4 s.h.
   •  CHEM 241 - Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry  3 s.h.
   •  CHEM 242 - Inorganic Chemistry Lab  1 s.h.
   •  CHEM 299 - Independent Study in Chemistry  1 s.h. - 3 s.h.
   •  CHEM 315 - Advanced Environmental Chemistry  3 s.h.
   •  CHEM 322 - Organic Chemistry II  4 s.h.
   •  CHEM 323 - Advanced Organic Chemistry  3 s.h.
   •  CHEM 324 - Physical Organic Chemistry  3 s.h.
   •  CHEM 330 - General Biochemistry  4 s.h.
   •  CHEM 331 - Biochemistry I  4 s.h.
   •  CHEM 332 - Biochemistry II  4 s.h.
   •  CHEM 334 - Biochemistry in Health and Disease  3 s.h.
   •  CHEM 342 - Theories of Inorganic Chemistry  3 s.h.
   •  CHEM 350 - Elementary Physical Chemistry  3.s.h.
   •  CHEM 351 - Physical Chemistry I  3 s.h.
 

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