Dec 12, 2019  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED 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.
 

Physics

   •  PHYS 100 - Introductory Physics 3 s.h.
   •  PHYS 101 - Nano Science and Technology 3 s.h.
   •  PHYS 103 - General Physics I (Non-Calculus) 4 s.h.
   •  PHYS 104 - General Physics II (Non-Calculus) 4 s.h.
   •  PHYS 108 - Energy and Society 3 s.h.
   •  PHYS 109 - Lasers, Rockets, and Spaceships 3 s.h.
   •  PHYS 112 - The Physics of Sports 3 s.h.
   •  PHYS 113 - The Physics of Sound 3 s.h.
   •  PHYS 140 - Light and Color 3 s.h.
   •  PHYS 177 - History of Physics 1 s.h.
   •  PHYS 194 - Selected Topics in Physics 1 s.h. - 3 s.h.
   •  PHYS 203 - General Physics I 4 s.h.
   •  PHYS 204 - General Physics II 4 s.h.
   •  PHYS 205 - General Physics III 3 s.h.
   •  PHYS 206 - Physics Classroom/Laboratory Assistant Training 1 s.h. - 3 s.h.
   •  PHYS 214 - Vibrations and Waves 3 s.h.
   •  PHYS 215 - Introduction to Fluid Mechanics 3 s.h.
   •  PHYS 238 - Introduction to Energy Science and Policy for Sustainability 3 s.h.
   •  PHYS 287 - Intermediate Physics Laboratory 1 s.h.
   •  PHYS 294 - Selected Topics 1 s.h. - 3 s.h.
   •  PHYS 299 - Independent Study 1 s.h. - 3 s.h.
   •  PHYS 301 - Computational Physics 3 s.h.
   •  PHYS 308 - Alternative Energy 3 s.h.
   •  PHYS 310 - Analytical Mechanics/Dynamics 4 s.h.
   •  PHYS 313 - Quantum Physics 3 s.h.
   •  PHYS 315 - Laboratory and Demonstration Apparatus 2 s.h.
   •  PHYS 318 - Intro to Solid State Physics 3 s.h.
   •  PHYS 320 - Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer 4 s.h.
   •  PHYS 333 - Intermediate Electricity and Magnetism I 3 s.h.
   •  PHYS 335 - Electronics/Circuits I 4 s.h.
   •  PHYS 340 - Optics and Lasers 4 s.h.
   •  PHYS 356 - Introduction to Relativity 3 s.h.
   •  PHYS 382 - Advanced Physics Laboratory 3 s.h.
   •  PHYS 386 - Capstone in Physics 3 s.h.
   •  PHYS 394 - Selected Topics 1 s.h. - 3 s.h.
   •  PHYS 397 - Internship in Physics 1 s.h. - 15 s.h.
   •  PHYS 399 - Independent Study in Physics 1 s.h. - 3 s.h.