Sep 22, 2019  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 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
AWR   Advanced Writing Requirement (pending)
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 100 - Modern Biology 3 s.h.
   •  BIOL 111 - Biological and Medical Terminology 1 s.h.
   •  BIOL 123 - Introduction to Evolution 3 s.h.
   •  BIOL 130 - Cellular Perspectives in Biology 3 s.h.
   •  BIOL 131 - Organismal Perspectives in Biology 3 s.h.
   •  BIOL 132 - Ecological and Evolutionary Perspectives in Biology 3 s.h.
   •  BIOL 133 - Investigative Biology Laboratory 1 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 273 - Conservation & Sustainability on Ogasawara Islands 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 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 345 - Biology of Amphibians and Reptiles 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 355 - Animal Nutrition 3 s.h.
   •  BIOL 356 - Animal Behavior 4 s.h.
   •  BIOL 358 - Extended Research Diving 1 s.h.
   •  BIOL 362 - Microbiology 4 s.h.
   •  BIOL 365 - Pathophysiology 3 s.h.
   •  BIOL 367 - Aquatic Pollution 3 s.h.
   •  BIOL 368 - Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experience 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.