How to Read the Course Listings
The following listing is a basic description of courses currently offered by the college. Courses are listed alphabetically by department and numerically within the department. Descriptions are general in nature and are not intended to include all topics which may be part of the course. Specific course questions should be directed to the responsible academic department.
Explanation of Course Description Items:
Subject Code and Course Number - Each course is assigned a four-letter code identifying the course subject and a three-digit number.
Pre-requisite(s) - Course(s) that must be completed before the student is eligible to schedule the course.
Co-requisite(s) - Course(s) that must be taken during the same term as the course.
Pre- or co- requisite(s) - Course(s) that must be either completed before the student is eligible to schedule the course or taken during the same term as the course.
Lab Fee - Indicates that an additional fee will be required of students registering for the course. Lab fees vary by course from $10 and up.
Terms Offered - The term or terms the course is normally offered during the year.
Offered Distance Learning: Indicates whether the course is offered in a distance learning format. Refer to each term’s course listing for when it is offered as such. PLEASE NOTE: Distance Learning sections, or sections with a distance learning component, may have specific hardware and/or software requirements. Computers that meet these requirements are available for student use on campus.
Liberal Arts and Sciences Designation - Courses designated as Liberal Arts and Sciences electives are identified with the applicable category name:
Social Science (SSC)
SUNY General Education Designation(s) - Courses designated as SUNY General Education electives are identified with the applicable category name(s):
American History (AH)
Basic Communications (BC)
Foreign Language (FL)
Natural Science (NS)
Other World Civilizations (OC)
Social Science (SS)
Western Civilization (WC)
Applied Learning Type - Courses that include a service learning component are identified with the following abbreviations:
OSL - Optional Service Learning
RSL - Required Service Learning
Credits - The number of credits to be awarded to a student who successfully completes the course. If the credits are followed by “ND,” the course is not college-level and therefore not applicable toward a degree, but this number of hours will be included in the student’s tuition charge and course load status.
Contact Hours - Lists the type and number of contact hours per week for the course if taken in a standard term.
Lecture - The number of hours per week, during the standard term, that a particular course meets in a classroom situation.
Lab - The number of hours per week, during the standard term, that a particular course meets in a laboratory situation.
Other - The number of hours per week, during the standard term, that a particular course meets in a setting other than the classroom or laboratory. Field work, small group discussions and shop hours may be included in these hours.