Oct 18, 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.
 

Earth Science

   •  ESCI 100 - Introduction to the Earth 3 s.h.
   •  ESCI 200 - Investigations in Earth and Planetary Science 4 s.h.
   •  ESCI 215 - Earth Materials 4 s.h.
   •  ESCI 295 - Teaching Assistantship in Earth Science 1 s.h. - 2 s.h.
   •  ESCI 299 - Independent Study in Earth Science 1 s.h. - 6 s.h.
   •  ESCI 315 - Laboratory Techniques in Earth Science 2 s.h.
   •  ESCI 395 - Teaching Assistantship in Earth Science 1 s.h. - 2 s.h.
   •  ESCI 398 - Senior Thesis in Earth Science 3 s.h.
   •  ESCI 399 - Independent Study in Earth Science 1 s.h. - 6 s.h.