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  • SUNY Cobleskill Catalog

    2010- 2011

    SUNY Cobleskill

    2010-2011

    College Catalog

  • 2010-2011

    SUNY Cobleskill Catalog

    Table of Contents

    About SUNY Cobleskill .......................................................................................................................................................... 1

    SUNY Board of Trustees General Education Requirements .................................................................................................. 4

    Key to Course Sequencing .................................................................................................................................................... 5

    Degree Programs .................................................................................................................................................................. 6

    School of Agriculture and Natural Resources ......................................................................................................... 7

    School of Business ................................................................................................................................................ 59

    School of Liberal Arts and Sciences ...................................................................................................................... 80

    Course Descriptions .......................................................................................................................................................... 114

    Academic Policies ............................................................................................................................................................. 222

    Academic Requirements for Financial Aid ........................................................................................................................ 246

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    About SUNY Cobleskill

    ABOUT SUNY COBLESKILL

    Mission Statement

    SUNY Cobleskill is a public, residential college offering bachelor, associate, and professional educational programs through

    its Schools of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Business, and Liberal Arts and Sciences. It is located on 782 scenic acres

    just west of the state capital in New York’s tech valley. The College provides a small college experience at an affordable

    price for a diverse student body seeking a high quality, challenging, hands-on education in a nurturing environment.

    The College places emphasis on integrating classroom instruction with strong internships and field experiences. Many

    experiential learning opportunities are available on campus through avenues such as a working farm, fish hatchery,

    equestrian center, outdoor recreational area, histotechnology laboratory, broadcast television studio, restaurant, and

    accredited preschool and child care center. The College has nationally recognized programs and faculty who engage in

    scholarship, often in collaboration with students, which serves to enhance the teaching-learning process.

    SUNY Cobleskill is a significant economic driver, positively impacting the region’s quality of life by creating an educated

    workforce, forming partnerships with corporations and the community, and providing numerous cultural, athletic, and

    regional events.

    The College provides a variety of student-centered activities as well as significant opportunities for leadership development.

    Students may also participate in a full array of intramural and intercollegiate athletics, successfully competing at the NCAA

    Division III level. The campus community is committed to helping students to achieve their personal and professional goals

    and to develop their full potential within a global society.

    Accreditation

    SUNY Cobleskill is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. The education

    department of the State University of New York registers all academic programs. SUNY Cobleskill is approved for awarding

    of the following degrees: Associate in Arts (AA), Associate in Science (AS), Associate in Applied Science (AAS), Associate in

    Occupational Studies (AOS), Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Bachelor of Science (BS), and Bachelor of

    Technology (BT).

    History

    SUNY Cobleskill was chartered by an act of the state legislature in 1911 and opened its doors as the Schoharie State School

    of Agriculture in 1916. It is one of the oldest institutions of its kind in New York State.

    In 1917, a home economics division was added to the existing agriculture program. Programs developed in food service and

    hospitality administration, and in early childhood, to fulfill the rising need for specialized preparation in these fields.

    From 1920 to 1931, SUNY Cobleskill offered a rural teacher training program, which was later transferred to the state's

    teachers colleges. In the early 1950's, the Business division evolved from the Agriculture division. Courses in Liberal Arts and

    Sciences have been offered since the college's founding in 1916.

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    About SUNY Cobleskill

    Many changes have taken place in name, organization, instruction and academic programs as SUNY Cobleskill has evolved

    to meet the needs of an ever changing society and some of the world's most dynamic fields of study. When the State

    University of New York system was organized in 1948, SUNY Cobleskill was one of its original campuses, and, in 1966, was

    designated a State University Agricultural and Technological College. In 1987, we were renamed the State University of New

    York College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill.

    In 1996, SUNY founded the Technology Colleges sector, linking SUNY Cobleskill with the system's other colleges of

    agriculture and technology, as well as several special technology colleges.

    Location

    SUNY Cobleskill is located in New York's Schoharie County-a picturesque and historic area approximately 160 miles

    northwest of New York City and midway between Albany and Oneonta. NYS Route 7 runs through the middle of our 750-

    acre campus at the western edge of the village of Cobleskill, directly off of I-88.

    Schoharie County offers a rare combination of rural life and direct access to the services and activities of a metropolitan

    area-New York's Capital Region. Albany lies only a 40-minute drive northeast of the college. The county is in close proximity

    to such splendors as the Adirondack Park, the Catskill Mountains, the historic Helderberg Mountains, and the Mohawk

    Valley. State and private parks, streams, lakes, mountain trails and ski areas provide an abundance of outdoor activities.

    The village of Cobleskill, with approximately 5,300 residents, is a typical small college town with convenient access to

    shopping, dining, houses of worship, recreational facilities and medical services. With a history that dates to 1711, the

    Cobleskill area is a treasure trove of historic sites and museums.

    Residence Halls

    The college has ten residence halls designed to accommodate between 150 and 231 students each. They house only full-

    time students. All student rooms are wired for cable television and Internet access, as well as voice mail. Based upon cost

    and availability, rooms may be singles, doubles or triples. Residence hall accommodations are the property of the State

    University of New York, and are subject to the rules and regulations of the State University and the college.

    The College Council

    SUNY Cobleskill's College Council, in accordance with provisions of New York State Education Law, consists of ten members-

    nine appointed by the governor and one elected by and from the student body. A member designated by the governor

    serves as the council's chair. Council members are appointed to terms of seven years.

    As established by the State University Trustees, the duties and powers of SUNY Cobleskill's College Council include:

    recommending candidates to the SUNY trustees for appointment as president of the college; reviewing all major plans of

    the president and making relevant recommendations before submission to the trustees; making regulations regarding

    campus faculty; reviewing and recommending institutional budgets; fostering the development of citizen advisory

    committees; naming buildings and grounds; making regulations regarding student conduct; and exercising supervision of

    student housing and safety.

    Current College Council Membership

    http://137.36.32.31/about/collegecouncil.asp

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    About SUNY Cobleskill

    SUNY Cobleskill Foundation

    The SUNY Cobleskill Foundation exists to foster private-sector investment in SUNY Cobleskill's students, programs and

    plant. The foundation seeks and secures gifts, donations, contributions, bequests and other funds, which it invests with the

    goal of providing interest income to be used for the advancement of the college and its students.

    The SUNY Cobleskill Foundation provides financial assistance to students, and funding for faculty development, educational

    program enhancements and library acquisitions. The foundation also provides leadership and direction for capital fund

    drives, including th