2018-19 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Dec 17, 2018  
2018-19 Undergraduate Catalog

Terminology Guide


Course Information

The number assigned to each course is the key to the level at which it is taught. SUNY Cortland uses the following numbering system to define the course numbers and section numbers.

Course Numbers

  • 100-199 courses generally designed for freshmen but may be appropriate for sophomores, usually an introductory or first course taught in a sequence within a discipline.
     
  • 200-299 courses generally designed for sophomores but may be appropriate for freshmen, usually advancing in a progression as a second course which may require previous knowledge or training.
     
  • 300-399 courses generally designed for juniors and seniors, but may also be appropriate for sophomores. Prerequisites are often required for this course level.
     
  • 400-499 courses generally designed for juniors and seniors advancing well into upper division work with prerequisite knowledge base required.
     
  • 500-599 courses are considered graduate courses but are designed for both graduate and highly motivated undergraduate students. This level of course work is open to juniors and seniors in good academic standing (cumulative grade point average of 2.0). Please note: There are certain 500-level courses that are for graduate students only.
     
  • 600-699 courses are offered exclusively at the graduate level, and are for gradaute students only. 

Section Numbers

The number following the course prefix and course number used to identify a specific day, time, location and instructor for a course. The section number also may be used to identify specific majors or student cohorts eligible to enroll in a specific section of a course.

  • 000-009 section numbers indicate that the course has no restrictions and is open to all students.
  • 400-499 section numbers identify courses that are reserved for the Honors Program.
  • 500-599 section numbers require special permission from the chair of the department offering the course.
  • 600-699 section numbers identify courses that may be reserved for a specific major, group of majors or special student cohort.
  • 700-799 section numbers are reserved for students not in a particular major or discipline.
  • 800-899 section numbers indicate courses that are a part of a "learning community" or special student cohort program.

Prerequisites

Most courses beyond the introductory level require a degree of knowledge or preparation described by the prerequisites for the course. At SUNY Cortland the prerequisites indicate the level of preparation normally required for the course. In appropriate circumstances prerequisites may be waived. An equivalent course or courses taken elsewhere suffice, but questions regarding equivalency should be referred to the department offering the course.

Students who believe that courses they have taken meet the equivalency requirements may seek the consent of the chair of the department to waive the course prerequisites. When the phrase "consent of department" is used, permission from the department chair is required before students may enroll in the course.

Frequency of Course Offerings

Courses described in this catalog are offered according to the frequency code schedule listed below. The identifying code appears in the course description.

State University of New York College at Cortland reserves the right to cancel the offering of a scheduled course when any of these conditions prevail:

  1. Enrollment in the course is fewer than 10 persons. In cases where the cancelled course is a graduation requirement for any of those enrolled in it, SUNY Cortland will afford affected students an alternative method of meeting the requirement.
     
  2. Because of a temporary vacancy no qualified instructor is available to teach the course.
     
  3. The cancellation is early enough to permit students to register in another course.

Courses to be offered in a particular semester are listed on the registrar's home page at www.cortland.edu/registrar on the Web. The schedule of course offerings for the fall semester is available in mid-March, and the schedule of course offerings for the spring semester is available in mid-October.

Frequency Codes

A = Every semester
B = At least once per year
C = At least once every two years
F = Fall
M = Summer
O = Occasionally
S = Spring
W = Winter

Course Prefixes

Prefix Title Department or Program Center
AAS African American Studies Africana Studies
AED Adolescence Education Teacher Certification Programs in Related Disciplines
AFS Air Force - ROTC ROTC at Cornell University
ANT Anthropology Sociology-Anthropology
ARA Arabic Modern Languages
ASL American Sign Language Modern Languages
AST Asian/Middle Eastern Studies Interdisciplinary
ATH Art History Art and Art History
ATR Athletic Training Kinesiology
ATS Studio Art Art and Art History
ATT Art Theory Art and Art History
BIO Biology Biological Sciences
BMS Biomedical Sciences Biological Sciences
CAP Computer Applications Computer Applications
CAR Child Abuse Recognition Workshop School of Education
CHE Chemistry Chemistry
CHI Chinese Modern Languages
CIN Cinema Study Cinema Study
COM Communication Studies Communication and Media Studies
CON Conservation Biology Biological Sciences
COR Cortland Experience Advisement and Transition
CPN Composition English/Composition
CPV Cooperative Education Interdisciplinary/Field Studies
CRM Criminology Sociology/Anthropology
DASA Dignity for All Students Act School of Education
DNC Dance Performing Arts
ECE Early Childhood Education Childhood/Early Childhood Education
ECO Economics Economics
EDL Education Leadership Foundation and Social Advocacy
EDU Education Childhood/Early Childhood Education
ENG English English
ENS Environmental Science Environmental Science/Biology
ESL English as a Second Language Modern Languages
EST Environmental Studies Environmental Studies
EXS Exercise Science Kinesiology
FLT Foreign Literature in Translation Modern Languages
FRE French Modern Languages
FSA Foundations and Social Advocacy Foundations and Social Advocacy
GER German Modern Languages
GLY Geology Geology
GRY Geography Geography
HIS History History
HLH Health Health
HUS Human Service Studies Health
ICC International Communications and Culture Modern Languages
INT Interdisciplinary Studies Interdisciplinary Program
IST International Studies International Studies
ITA Italian Modern Languages
JST Jewish Studies Jewish Studies
LIT Literacy Literacy
MAT Mathematics Mathematics
MCS Computer Science Mathematics
MGS Multicultural and Gender Studies Interdisciplinary Program
MGT Management Economics
MLS Military Science - ROTC ROTC at Cornell University
MUS Music Performing Arts
PED Physical Education Physical Education
PHI Philosophy Philosophy
PHY Physics Physics
POL Political Science Political Science
PSY Psychology Psychology
PWR Professional Writing English
REC Recreation Recreation, Parks and Leisure Studies
RLS Religious Studies Interdisciplinary
SAB Study Abroad Study Abroad, International Programs
SAV Violence Prevention Workshop School of Education
SCI Science, General Science, General
SHH Speech Hearing-Handicapped Communication Disorders and Sciences
SOC Sociology Sociology/Anthropology
SPA Spanish Modern Languages
SPE Special Education Foundations and Social Advocacy
SPM Sport Management Sport Management
THT Theatre Performing Arts
WGS Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

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Degrees, Majors, Minors, Concentrations, Programs of Study and HEGIS Codes

Degrees

Degrees offered are Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.), Bachelor of Science (B.S.) and Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.Ed.).
Students pursuing curricula leading to the conferral of multiple degrees must complete all the degree requirements for each program as delineated in the College Catalog. The conferral of multiple baccalaureate degrees is reserved as a means of recognizing that a candidate has competencies in essentially different areas. To establish that competency the student must complete a minimum of 30 credit hours that are unique to each program.

Questions or interpretations regarding this policy will be resolved by the deans of the respective schools and the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Majors

A major is an approved program of study leading to a bachelor of arts (B.A.), bachelor of fine arts (B.F.A.), bachelor of science (B.S.), or bachelor of science in education (B.S.Ed.). Majors require a minimum of 30 credit hours of discipline-specific courses. Majors must have a minimum of 15 credit hours of discipline-specific courses at the 300 level or above.

Minors

A minor is an approved program of study, not leading to a degree, in an area outside the major. A minor comprises a minimum of 15 credit hours; half of these credit hours must be taken at SUNY Cortland. Students cannot minor in the same area as the major or concentration. Likewise, students cannot earn a concentration in the same area as the minor.

Concentrations

A concentration is an approved program of study that provides a particular set of options within a given major or minor.

Concentrations may be embedded as part of the requirements of a major, or added as a separate option to a major. A concentration must have a minimum of 12 hours that are independent and distinct from the major requirements, that is, the credit hours used in the concentration cannot be used to fulfill the requirements in the major core, and likewise those courses used in the major core cannot be used to fulfill the requirements in the concentration. Half of the credit hours in the concentration must be taken at SUNY Cortland.

Therefore, an academic major of 30 credit hours of discipline-specific courses with an "embedded" concentration would include a concentration with 12 credit hours plus at least 18 credit hours in the major. An academic major that provides the option of a concentration that can be "added" separately to a major would include a concentration with 12 distinct hours in addition to the 30 credit-hour major for a total of 42 credit hours.

Students cannot earn a minor in the same area as the major or concentration. Likewise, students cannot earn a concentration in the same area as the minor.

Approved programs of study are those approved by the College's provost and vice president for academic affairs, the College's president, and the New York State Education Department and adopted by SUNY Cortland according to the procedures for curriculum change in effect at the time of approval.

Majors, minors and concentrations are not listed on diplomas but are recorded on official College transcripts.

Students may graduate under any catalog in effect during the period of their enrollment, providing they have not interrupted such enrollment and all requirements listed in the catalog have been met. A change of major, adding a minor or concentration may result in a change of catalog term and additional required course work for the new major and/or the need to meet certain grade point criteria as determined by the new department's published requirements at the time of the change of major.

Note: An official leave of absence is not considered an interruption in enrollment.

Program Codes for Majors and Minors

Major Program Codes PDF  

Minor Program Codes PDF  

Program and Major

Degree Major Code

HEGIS Code

African American Studies B.A. and minor AAS

2211

  concentration: Sociological, Political and Community Development AAS_AASC

 

  concentration: African and African-American History AAS_AASH

 

Anthropology B.A. and minor ANT

2202

  concentration: Applied Anthropology ANT_APPL

 

  concentration: Americas Archaeology ANT_AARC

 

  concentration: World Archaeology ANT_WARC

 

  concentration: Ethnic Studies ANT_ETHS

 

  minor: Archaeology minor ARC

 

Archaeology B.A. ARC

2203

  concentration: Americas Archaeology   ARC_AARC

 

  concentration: World Archaeology   ARC_WARC

 

Art B.A. and minor  

1002

  concentration: Art History ART_ARTH

 

  concentration: Studio Art ART_ARTS

 

Art Studio B.F.A. BFAS  
New Media Design B.A. NMD

1009

Asian/Middle Eastern Studies minor AMES

 

Biology B.A./B.S. and minor BIO

0401

  concentration: Environmental Science BIO_ENVS

 

Adolescence Education: Biology (7-12) B.S ABI

0401.01

Biomedical Sciences B.A./B.S BMS

0499

Conservation Biology B.A./B.S CON

0420

Chemistry B.A./B.S. and minor CHM/CHE

1905

  concentration: Environmental Science CHM_ENVS

 

Adolescence Education: Chemistry (7-12) B.S. ACM

1905.01

Biochemistry B.A./B.S. BCH

1905

Chemistry/Engineering (3+2) B.S. CEN

1905

Childhood Education B.S. EDC

0802

Early Childhood and Childhood Education B.S. EDD/ECD

0823

Early Childhood Education B.S. EDE

0823

  One of the following concentrations may be selected
with the major:
   
  concentration: English Language Arts ELA

 

  concentration: Environmental Studies EST

 

  concentration: Humanities   HUM

 

  concentration: Mathematics   MAT

 

  concentration: Social Sciences   SOS

 

 

An alternative to the 30-credit-hour concentration
is a second major
in one of the following approved
arts and sciences disciplines.

     
  second major: Art and Art History B.A ART-ARTH

 

  second major: Biology B.S BIO

 

  second major: Chemistry B.S CHE

 

  second major: Economics B.A. ECO

 

  second major: English B.A. ENG

 

  second major: French B.A. FRE

 

  second major: Geography B.S GRY

 

  second major: Geology B.S. GLY

 

  second major: History B.A HIS

 

  second major: Mathematics B.S. MAT

 

  second major: Musical Theatre B.A. MUTH

 

  second major: Physics B.S. PHY

 

  second major: Political Science B.A. POL

 

  second major: Spanish B.A. SPS

 

Cinema Study minor CIN

1010

Communication Disorders and Sciences    

 

Speech and Hearing Science (non-certification) B.S. and minor SHS 1220
Speech and Language Disabilities B.S. SLD 0815
Communication and Media Studies B.A. and minor COM

0601

  concentration: Journalism COM_JOUR

 

  concentration: Media Production COM_MEPD

 

  concentration: Public Relations and Advertising COM_PRAD

 

New Communication Media B.A. NCM

0605

Computer Applications minor CAP

2209

Criminology B.A. CRIM

 

Economics B.A. and minor ECO

2204

  concentration: International Political Economy and Public Policy ECO_IPEP

 

  minor: Management minor MGT

 

  minor: Political Economy and Public Policy minor PEPP

 

Business Economics B.A./B.S. BUSE

0517

  concentration: Human Resource Management BUSE_HRM

 

  concentration: Financial Management BUSE_FMGT

 

  concentration: Environmental Management BUSE_ENMG

 

English B.A. and minor ENG

1501

Adolescence Education: English (7-12) B.A. AEN

1501.01

  minor w/ concentration: Literature and Writing minor ENLW

 

  minor w/ concentration: Language and Literature minor ENLL

 

  minor w/ concentration: Literature minor ENL

 

Professional Writing B.A. and minor PWRT

1599

English as a Second Language
  Teaching English as a Second Language (K-12) B.A. ESL_CERT

 

  Teaching English as a Second Language (non-certification) B.A. ESL_NCRT

 

  Teaching English as a Second Language minor ESL 0899
Environmental and Outdoor Education minor EOE

 

  track: Environmental Education Interpretation EOEE

 

  track: Organized Camping EOEC

 

  track: Outdoor Pursuits EOEO

 

Environmental Studies: SUNY Cortland-Biology/Duke B.S. BIO_ENS

0401

French B.A. and minor FRE

1102

  Adolescence Education: French (7-12) AFR

1102.01

  Adolescence Education: French and Spanish (7-12) AFS

1199.01

Geography

B.A./B.S. and minor GRY

2206

  concentration: Tourism Development B.A. and minor TOUR

 

Geographic Information Systems B.S. and minor GIS

2206

  concentration: Advanced Geospatial Applications GIS_AGAP

 

  concentration: Computer Techniques GIS_CTEC  
  concentration: Demographics and Business Geographics GIS_DBG

 

 

concentration: Environmental Science

GIS_ENVS

 

Geology B.A./B.S. and minor GLY

1914

  concentration: Environmental Science GLY_ENVS

 

Adolescence Education: Earth Science (7-12) B.S. AES

1914.01

Health
Community Health B.S. CHEA

1299

  concentration: Administration and Planning CHEA_ADMN

 

  concentration: Allied Health CHEA_ALLH

 

  concentration: College Health Promotion and Prevention Services CHEA_CHPP

 

  concentration: Environmental Health CHEA_ENVH

 

  concentration: Health Communication CHEA_HCOM

 

  concentration: International Health CHEA_INTH

 

  concentration: Wellness/Health Promotion CHEA_WELL

 

Health Education: (K-12) Certification B.S.Ed HEC

0837

  concentration: College Health Promotion and Prevention Services B.S.Ed HEC_CHPP

 

  concentration: Health Communication HEC_HCOM

 

  concentration: International Health HEC_INTH

 

  concentration: Wellness and Health Promotion HEC_WELL

 

History B.A. and minor HIS

2205

Human Service Studies B.A./B.S. HUS

2101

Inclusive Childhood Education (1-6) BS IEC

0802

  concentration: Environmental Studies   IEC_EST

 

  concentration: Humanities   IEC_HUM

 

  concentration: Social Sciences   IEC_SOS

 

Inclusive Special Education B.S. ISE

0808

 

minor: Psychology of Children with Exceptionalities
Note: This minor is required for the major.

ISE_PSYX  
Individualized Degree Program B.A./B.S. IDP

4901

International Studies B.A. and minor  

2210

  area concentration: Africa IST_AFRI

 

  area concentration: Asia IST_ASIA

 

  disciplinary concentration: Culture and Global Development IST_CGLO

 

  area concentration: Europe IST_EURO

 

  disciplinary concentration: Geography IST_GRY

 

  disciplinary concentration: Global Economic Systems IST_GES

 

  disciplinary concentration: Global Political Systems IST_GPS

 

  disciplinary concentration: Historical Development IST_HDEV

 

  disciplinary concentration: International Health IST_IHLH

 

  area concentration: Latin America IST_LATA

 

Jewish Studies minor JST

 

Kinesiology    

0835

Athletic Training B.S ATR

1299.30

Coaching B.S. CCH

0835

Exercise Science B.S. EXSC

0835

Fitness Development B.S. FIT

0835

Sport Studies B.S. SPST

0835

  minor: Exercise Science minor EXSC

 

  minor: Sport Studies minor SPST

 

Latino/Latin American Studies minor LLAS

 

Mathematics B.A./B.S. and minor MAT

1701

  Adolescence Education: Math (7-12) AEM

1701.01

  Adolescence Education: Physics and Mathematics (7-12) APM

1799

Music minor MUS

 

Musical Theatre B.A. MUTH

1099

  minor: American Musical Theatre minor AMTH

 

Native American Studies minor NAMS

 

Physical Education

Physical Education Major (K-12) Certification B.S.Ed PEM

0835

  concentration: Adapted Physical Education PEM_ADPE

 

  concentration: Outdoor Adventure Education PEM-OAE

 

Physics B.S. and minor PHY

1902

  concentration: Environmental Science PHY_ENVS

 

  concentration: Geophysics PHY_GEOP

 

Adolescence Education: Physics (7-12) APH

1902.01

Adolescence Education: Physics and Mathematics (7-12) APM

1902.01

Physics and Engineering (3+2) B.S. only PEN

1902

Political Science B.A. and minor POL

2207

  concentration: Law and Justice B.A. POL_LAJU

 

  concentration: Public Administration and Public Policy B.A. POL_PADM

 

  minor: Comparative Politics and International Relations minor CPIR

 

  minor: Law and Justice minor LAJU  
Public Administration and Public Policy B.S. PADP

 

  minor: Public Administration and Public Policy minor PADM

 

Pre-Major PRE

 

Psychology B.A./B.S. and minor PSY

2001

  minor: Psychology of Children with Exceptionalities minor PSYX

 

Recreation B.S. REC

2103

  concentration: Leisure/Recreation Program Delivery REC_LRPD

 

Outdoor Recreation B.S. OREC

2103

  concentration: Camp Management OREC_CAMP

 

  concentration: Environmental and Cultural Interpretation OREC_ENV

 

  concentration: Outdoor Leadership OREC_LEAD

 

  concentration: Natural Resource Recreation Management OREC_NRRM

 

Recreation Management B.S. RMGT

2103

Therapeutic Recreation B.S. TR

2199

Selected Studies B.S. SEL

4901

Social Philosophy B.A. and minor SPHI

1509

  Peace and Conflict Studies minor PCS

1509

Social Studies
Adolescence Education: Social Studies (7-12) SST

2201.01

Program requires a second major:

  second major: African American Studies B.A. SST_AAS

 

  second major: Anthropology B.A. SST_ANT

 

  second major: Economics B.A. SST_ECO

 

  second major: Geography B.A. SST_GRY

 

  second major: History B.A. SST_HIS

 

  second major: International Studies B.A. SST_IST

 

  second major: Political Science B.A. SST_POL

 

  second major: Sociology B.A. SST_SOC

 

Sociology B.A. and minor SOC

2208

  concentration: Criminology SOC_CRIM

 

  concentration: Social Gerontology SOC_SGRT

 

  minor: Social Gerontology minor SGRT

 

Spanish B.A. and minor SPA

1105

Adolescence Education: Spanish (7-12) ASP

1105.01

Adolescence Education: French and Spanish (7-12) AFS

1199.01

Sport Management B.S. and minor SPMG

0599

  concentration: International Sport Management   SPMG_ISMC

 

  concentration: Sport Facilities and Event Management   SPMG_SFEM

 

  concentration: Sport Media and Technology   SPMG_SMTC

 

  concentration: Sport Sales and Marketing   SPMG_SSMC

 

  concentration: Sport Videography   SPMG_SVC

 

Theatre minor THT

 

Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies minor WGSS