Aug 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.
 

Environmental Sciences

   •  ENVS 101 - Introduction to Environmental Science 3 s.h.
   •  ENVS 105 - Research and Careers in Environmental Sustainability 1 s.h.
   •  ENVS 110 - Environmental Sustainability 3 s.h.
   •  ENVS 201 - Environmental Issues 3 s.h.
   •  ENVS 250 - Environmental Monitoring 3 s.h.
   •  ENVS 251 - Food, Society and the Environment 3 s.h.
   •  ENVS 264 - Environmental Inequalities 3 s.h.
   •  ENVS 268 - United States Environmental History 3 s.h.
   •  ENVS 291 - Interdisciplinary Junior Seminar 3 s.h.
   •  ENVS 294 - Special Topics in Environmental Sciences 1 s.h. - 6 s.h.
   •  ENVS 299 - Independent Study in Environmental Sciences 1 s.h. - 6 s.h.
   •  ENVS 385 - Water and the Environment of Guatemala 3 s.h.
   •  ENVS 390 - Environmental Sustainability Seminar 3 s.h.
   •  ENVS 394 - Special Topics in Environmental Sciences 1 s.h. - 6 s.h.
   •  ENVS 395 - Teaching Assistantship in Environmental Sciences 1 s.h. - 3 s.h.
   •  ENVS 397 - Environmental Internship 1 - 15 s.h.
   •  ENVS 399 - Independent Study in Environmental Sciences 1 s.h. - 6 s.h.