Dec 12, 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.
 

Geography

   •  GEOG 100 - Introductory Geography 3 s.h.
   •  GEOG 101 - World Regional Geography 3 s.h.
   •  GEOG 120 - American Discovery 3 s.h.
   •  GEOG 194 - Special Topics in Geography 1 - 6 s.h.
   •  GEOG 201 - Physical Geography of the Global Environment 3 s.h.
   •  GEOG 206 - Environmental Issues 3 s.h.
   •  GEOG 210 - Economic Geography and Sustainability 3 s.h.
   •  GEOG 211 - Transportation Planning for Smart Growth 3 s.h.
   •  GEOG 217 - Tourism: Geography and Planning 3 s.h.
   •  GEOG 225 - Population Geography and the Environment 3 s.h.
   •  GEOG 227 - Sustainable Urban Planning 3 s.h.
   •  GEOG 230 - Geography of Culture and Environment 3 s.h.
   •  GEOG 231 - Religion, Spirit, and Environment 3 s.h.
   •  GEOG 232 - Coastal Zone Management 3 s.h.
   •  GEOG 233 - Geography of Urban Environments 3 s.h.
   •  GEOG 236 - Environmental Planning 3 s.h.
   •  GEOG 237 - Environmental Impact Analysis 3 s.h.
   •  GEOG 238 - Sustainable Development 3 s.h.
   •  GEOG 239 - Digital Earth 3 s.h.
   •  GEOG 240 - Cartographic Principles 3 s.h.
   •  GEOG 241 - Geographic Information Systems: Principles and Methods 3 s.h.
   •  GEOG 244 - Environmental Applications of GIS 3 s.h.
   •  GEOG 245 - Remote Sensing: Aerial Photo Interpretation 3 s.h.
   •  GEOG 246 - Airborne Remote Sensing Systems 3 s.h.
   •  GEOG 248 - Remote Sensing of Environments 3 s.h.
   •  GEOG 250 - Historical Geography of the United States 3.s.h.
   •  GEOG 251 - Food, Society and the Environment 3 s.h.
   •  GEOG 260 - Geography of the United States and Canada 3 s.h.
   •  GEOG 262 - Geography of New York State and the Northeast 3 s.h.
   •  GEOG 264 - Environmental Inequalities 3 s.h.
   •  GEOG 268 - United States Environmental History 3 s.h.
   •  GEOG 270 - Geography of Europe 3 s.h.
   •  GEOG 274 - Geography of Asia 3 s.h.
   •  GEOG 277 - Geography of Southeast Asia 3 s.h.
   •  GEOG 279 - Geography of China, Japan, and Korea 3 s.h.
   •  GEOG 294 - Special Topics in Geography 1 s.h. - 6 s.h.
   •  GEOG 299 - Independent Study in Geography 1 s.h. - 6 s.h.
   •  GEOG 303 - Soil Genesis, Terrain Analysis, and Sustainable Practices 3 s.h.
   •  GEOG 304 - Biogeography of a Diverse Planet 3 s.h.
   •  GEOG 305 - Geography and Planning of Water Resources 3 s.h.
   •  GEOG 341 - Geographic Information Systems: Advanced Methods 3 s.h.
   •  GEOG 384A - Disaster Geography Field Component 1 s.h.
   •  GEOG 384B - Disaster Geography 2 s.h.
   •  GEOG 385 - Water and the Environment of Guatemala 3 s.h.
   •  GEOG 394 - Special Topics in Geography 1 s.h. - 6 s.h.
   •  GEOG 395 - Teaching Assistantship in Geography 1 s.h. - 3 s.h.
   •  GEOG 397 - Geography Internship 1 s.h. - 15 s.h.
   •  GEOG 399 - Independent Study in Geography 1 s.h. - 6 s.h.