2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Apr 21, 2021  
2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Terminology Guide



Course Information

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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 designed exclusively at the graduate level for graduate 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.

010, 020, 030, 040 section numbers generally indicate a quarter course. The middle digit represents the quarter.

090 section numbers indicate that the course is a Mohawk Valley graduate course held at SUNY IT.

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

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Prefix

  Title

  Department of 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   International Communications and Culture
ASL   American Sign Language   International Communications and Culture
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
CHE   Chemistry   Chemistry
CHI   Chinese   International Communications and Culture
CIN   Cinema Study   Cinema Study
COM   Communication Studies   Communication Studies
CON   Conservation Biology   Biological Sciences
COR   Cortland Experience   First-Year Experience
CPN   Composition   English/Composition
CPV   Cooperative Education   Interdisciplinary/Field Studies
CRM   Criminology   Sociology/Anthropology
DNC   Dance   Performing Arts
ECE   Early Childhood Education   Childhood/Early Childhood Education
ECO   Economics   Economics
EDA   Education Administration   Educational Leadership
EDL   Education Leadership   Educational Leadership
EDU   Education   Childhood/Early Childhood Education
        Foundations and Social Advocacy
ENG   English   English
ENS   Environmental Science   Environmental Science/Biology
ESL   English as a Second Language   International Communications and Culture
EST   Environmental Studies   Environmental Studies
EXS   Exercise Science   Kinesiology
FLT   Foreign Literature in Translation   International Communications and Culture
FRE   French   International Communications and Culture
FSA   Foundations and Social Advocacy   Foundations and Social Advocacy
GER   German   International Communications and Culture
GLY   Geology   Geology
GRY   Geography   Geography
GRT   Gerontology   Sociology/Anthropology
HIS   History   History
HLH   Health   Health
HUS   Human Service Studies   Health
ICC   International Communications and Culture   International Communications and Culture
INT   Interdisciplinary Studies   Interdisciplinary Program
IST   International Studies   International Studies
ITA   Italian   International Communications and Culture
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
REC   Recreation   Recreation, Parks and Leisure Studies
RLS   Religious Studies   Interdisciplinary
SAB   Study Abroad   Study Abroad, International Programs
SCI   Science, General   Science, General
SHH   Speech Hearing-Handicapped   Speech Pathology and Audiology
SOC   Sociology   Sociology/Anthropology
SPA   Spanish   International Communications and Culture
SPE   Special Education   Foundations and Social Advocacy
SPM   Sport Management   Sport Management
THT   Theatre   Performing Arts
VAL   Values   Philosophy
WRM   Water Resources Management   Interdisciplinary
WST   Women's Studies   Women's Studies

 

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

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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.).

Majors

A major is an approved program of study leading to a bachelor of arts (B.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.

Undergraduate Program Codes

Program and Major

Degree Major Code

HEGIS Code

African American Studies B.A. and minor  

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

 

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

 

Athletic Training B.S ATR

1299.30

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.S BMS

0499

Conservation Biology B.A./B.S CON

0420

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

1905

  concentration: Environmental Science CHE_ENVS

 

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

1905.01

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

1905

Cinema Study minor CIN

1010

Communication 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: International Business and Economics BUSE_IBE

 

  concentration: Human Resource Management BUSE_HRM

 

  concentration: Financial Management BUSE_FMGT

 

  concentration: Environmental Management BUSE_ENMG

 

Education  

 

Childhood Education B.S EDC

0802

Early Childhood and Childhood Education B.S EDD

0823

Early Childhood Education B.S EDE

0823

  One of the following three concentrations may be selected with the major:
  concentration: Environmental Studies EST

 

  concentration: Humanities HUM

 

  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   ART_ARTH  
  second major: Biology   BIO  
  second major: Chemistry   CHE  
  second major: Economics   ECO  
  second major: English   ENG  
  second major: French   FRE  
  second major: Geography   GRY  
  second major: Geology   GLY  
  second major: History   HIS  
  second major: Mathematics   MAT  
  second major: Musical Theatre   MUTH  
  second major: Physics   PHY  
  second major: Political Science   POL  
  second major: Spanish   SPA  
Inclusive Special Education B.S ISE

 

  minor: Psychology of the Exceptional Child
Note: This minor is required for the major.
ISE_PSYX

 

English B.A. and minor ENG

1501

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

 

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: Geographic Information Systems B.S. GRY_GIS

 

  concentration: Tourism Development B.A. and minor TOUR

 

Geographic Information Systems B.S. GIS

2206

  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

 

  concentration: Water Resources GLY_WRES

 

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

1914.01

Health
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

 

 Health Science B.S. HSC

1299

  concentration: Administration and Planning HSC_ADMN

 

  concentration: Allied Health HSC_ALLH

 

  concentration: College Health Promotion and Prevention Services HSC_CHPP

 

  concentration: Community Health Education HSC_COMH  
  concentration: Environmental Health HSC_ENVH

 

  concentration: Health Communication HSC_HCOM

 

  concentration: International Health HSC_INTH

 

  concentration: Wellness/Health Promotion HSC_WELL

 

History B.A. and minor HIS

2205

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

2101

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

4901

International Studies B.A. and minor  

2210

  concentration: Africa IST_AFRI

 

  concentration: Asia IST_ASIA

 

  concentration: Culture and Globalism IST_CGLO

 

  concentration: Europe IST_EURO

 

  concentration: Geography IST_GRY

 

  concentration: Global Economic Systems IST_GES

 

  concentration: Global Political Systems IST_GPS

 

  concentration: Historical Development IST_HDEV

 

  concentration: Individualized Option IST_IDCO

 

  concentration: International Health IST_IHLH

 

  concentration: Latin America IST_LATA

 

  concentration: Women's Studies IST_WST

 

Jewish Studies minor JST

 

Kinesiology B.S.   0835
  concentration: Coaching   KIN_CCH  
  concenration: Exercise Science   KIN_EXSC  
  concentration: Sport Studies   KIN_SPST  
  minor: Exercise Science minor EXSC  
  minor: Sport Studies minor SPST  
Kinesiology: Fitness Development B.S. FIT 0835
Latino/Latin American Studies minor LLAS

 

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

1701

  Adolescence Education: Math (7-12) AEM

1701.01

  Adolescent 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 (K-12) Certification B.S.Ed PEC

0835

  concentration: Adapted Physical Education PEC_ADPE

 

Physics B.A./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 POL_LAJU

 

  concentration: Public Administration and Policy minor POL_PADM

 

  minor: Comparative Politics and International Relations minor POL_CPIR

 

Pre-Major PRE

 

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

2001

  minor: Psychology of the Exceptional Child 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

Social Philosophy B.A. and minor SPHI

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

Speech Pathology and Audiology
Speech and Hearing Science (non-certification) B.S. and minor SHS

1220

Speech and Language Disabilities B.S. SLD

0815

Sport Management B.A./B.S. and minor SPMG

0599

Theatre minor THT

 

Urban Studies minor URB

 

Women's Studies minor WST

 


 

SUNY Cortland Teacher Certification Exam Pass-Rates

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All graduates of teacher preparation programs must pass a New York State teacher certification exam in order to be granted Initial Certification in Teacher Education to teach in New York State. The following table presents the pass rates by 2007 SUNY Cortland graduates on the New York State Teacher Certification Examination (NYSTCE).

Professional Knowledge/Pedagogy is assessed by the NYSTCE Assessment of Teaching Skills-Written (ATS-W).

Content Knowledge is assessed by the NYSTCE Liberal Arts and Sciences Test (LAST).

SUNY Cortland's pass rates for these exams are among the highest in New York State. The exceptional pass rates by Cortland graduates on the state exams demonstrate that the College has maintained the highest standards while attracting large numbers of students to outstanding teacher education programs. In fact, SUNY Cortland has the largest teacher education program on the East Coast and the ninth largest teacher education program in the United States.

The College's traditional programs in childhood and physical education are long standing and highly recognized throughout the nation. Through its conceptual framework and placement of student teachers, SUNY Cortland is committed to preparing teachers to meet statewide demands within urban and rural areas.

Within SUNY, Cortland is the only college or university that provides disabilities education in five distinct areas: therapeutic recreation, special education, speech pathology and audiology, adapted physical education, and psychology of exceptionality (learning disabilities, mental retardation, ABA and behavior disorders). The Institute for Disability Studies provides faculty and students across the three schools with an opportunity to work directly in the community to support children and adults with disabilities. The Institute encourages the work of advocacy in numerous ways on a local, state and national level.

SUNY Cortland supports the fourth largest Migrant Educational Outreach Program in New York, which provides educational, health and social services advocacy and academic support to school-age children of migrant workers and their families in the schools, after school, at their homes and in the migrant labor camps.

 

Test Field/Category

SUNY Cortland

Statewide

 

Number Tested

 

Number Passed

 

Pass Rate

 

Pass Rate

Profesional Knowledge/Pedagogy
ATS-W

833

830

100%*

NA

Other Content Areas
LAST

840

833

99%

NA

These data are presented in compliance with Section 207 of the Higher Education Act Title II. Program completers in this table are defined as undergraduate and graduate students receiving a degree between July 1, 2006 and June 30, 2007 and who have taken the NYSTCE exams. While most of the graduates take one of these exams, it is not a graduation requirement at SUNY Cortland.
* In accordance with reporting guidelines.

 

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