Environmental Studies, Environmental Management Concentration (M.A.) - Graduate - 2011 University Catalog

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ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES w/CONC:EnvMgt

Complete 33 semester hours including the following 3 requirement(s):

  1. REQUIRED COURSES

    Complete 5 courses for 15 semester hours:

    BIOL 570 Ecology 3
    ENVR 508 Environmental Problem Solving 3
    ENVR 509 Environmental Change and Communication 3
    ENVR 610 Seminar in Environmental Management 3
    ENVR 721 Research Methods 3
  2. ELECTIVES

    Complete the following 3 requirements for 18 semester hours:

    1. SCIENTIFIC DATA & CONCEPTS

      Complete 6 semester hours from the following list.

      ENVR 531 Independent Study in Environmental Studies 1-4
      GEOS 525 Environmental Geoscience 3
      HLTH 502 Determinants of Environmental Health 3
      PHMS 581 Coastal Geomorphology 4
      PSYC 556 Environmental Psychology 3
    2. POLICY-MAKING, ANALYSIS & MANAGEMENT

      Complete 6 semester hours from the following list.

      ECON 501 Economic Analysis 3
      ECON 508 Economics of Public Management 3
      ECON 510 Urban Economics: Problems and Policy 3
      ENVR 505 Human Environment 3
      ENVR 531 Independent Study in Environmental Studies 1-4
      ENVR 551 Natural Resource Management 3
      EUGS 550 Urban Studies and Policy Analysis 3
      GEOS 501 Air Resource Management 3
      GEOS 509 Water Resource Management 3
      GEOS 513 Waste Management 3
      PSYC 553 Urban Psychology 3
    3. APPROVED ELECTIVES

      See advisor to select 6 semester hours of electives with written approval.

  3. COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATION

    Successfully complete the Comprehensive Examination.


Course Descriptions:

BIOL570: Ecology

Basic ecological principles and concepts. Habitat approach to field exercises in fresh water and terrestrial ecology. Intra and interspecific relationships with all living members of the ecosystem, problems in plant and animal biology. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Botany and zoology.

ECON501: Economic Analysis

The resource allocation and distribution of income implications of a market-oriented economy operating under various degrees of competition. Also analyzed are the determinants of consumer and market demand and the theoretical cost structure of firms. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: M.B.A. degree students, M.A. Environmental Studies majors with concentration in Environmental Management (ESEM), Doctor of Environmental Management (ENVM) students; or M.B.A. Director approval.

ECON508: Economics of Public Management

Computer-based applications of capital theory to the decision-making process of government. Analysis of alternative approaches to public sector project evaluation. Spreadsheet applications of project analysis in physical and human resource management areas covering water resources, public health, and education. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ECON 501. MBA degree students only.

ECON510: Urban Economics: Problems and Policy

This course studies the location of economic activities, the growth of cities and the origins of some urban problems in a market economy. Also discussed are the problems of location and congestion due to agglomeration and non-market phenomena. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ECON 501.

ENVR505: Human Environment

Discussion of population in relation to the physical environment; objectives and skills of numerous culture groups will be examined to clarify existing regional variations in the man-land relationship. Offered as ENVR 505 through Spring 2012. To become EAES 567 effective Summer 2012. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

ENVR508: Environmental Problem Solving

The purpose of this course is to train students to define environmental problems, develop their skills in solving these problems, as well as commitment to work toward their solution. Each lesson consists of student preparation of reading selected articles, classroom orientation, field trips, and the student-instructor follow-up. Field trip topics include pedestrian/vehicle conflict, school site development, plants as a city resource, urban/rural recreation, sign ordinances, transportation and similar topics. Offered as ENVR 508 through Spring 2012. To become EAES 566 effective Summer 2012. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

ENVR509: Environmental Change and Communication

Prepare students as professional environmentalists: Communication and journalism strategies, theory of persuasion, and roles as catalyst, solution giver, process helpers, and resource person. Offered as ENVR 509 through Spring 2012. To become EAES 565 effective Summer 2012. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

ENVR531: Independent Study in Environmental Studies

Student must develop statement of goals and phasing for completion, prior to consultation with instructor. May be repeated three times for a maximum of 10.0 credits as long as the topic is different. Offered as ENVR 531 through Spring 2012. To become EAES 590 effective Summer 2012. () 1 - 4 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval.

ENVR551: Natural Resource Management

Provide background in natural resource management; wildlife, fisheries, forests, water and related components. Includes field trips. Offered as ENVR 551 through Spring 2012. To become EAES 563 effective Summer 2012. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

ENVR610: Seminar in Environmental Management

This is a methods seminar focusing on the techniques of managing a project with environmental significance. Students will design and plan in detail a project to improve an existing environmental problem or to implement an economically important project that would minimize environmental problems. Offered as ENVR 610 through Spring 2012. To become EAES 660 effective Summer 2012. (3 hours seminar.) 3 sh.

ENVR721: Research Methods

Advanced research techniques, beginning with census reports, government surveys and reports from other agencies. Field research, both cultural and physical; mapping techniques; the design of appropriate scale and data transformation to familiarize the range of possibilities and the need for careful choice of data and maps. Computer applications in geographic problem solving. Offered as ENVR 721 through Spring 2012. To become EAES 791 effective Summer 2012. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

EUGS550: Urban Studies and Policy Analysis

Interdisciplinary study of urbanization, the processes that produce and shape urban agglomerations. From this holistic perspective the interaction of different social, cultural economic, political and planning forces examined for their impact upon the resulting system. Offered as EUGS 550 through Spring 2012. To become EAES 584 effective Summer 2012. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

GEOS501: Air Resource Management

Spatial distribution of energy in the atmosphere treated in terms of natural factors and man's induced changes (atmospheric pollution). Incoming sun energy as modified by man is traced through the atmosphere, vegetation, soil and water. Offered as GEOS 501 through Spring 2012. To become EAES 569 effective Summer 2012. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: For majors in the College of Science and Mathematics.

GEOS509: Water Resource Management

The spatial patterns of the water resource both as surface water and ground-water. Processes affecting availability and techniques of estimation are stressed. Offered as GEOS 509 through Spring 2012. To become EAES 533 effective Summer 2012. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: For majors in the College of Science and Mathematics.

GEOS513: Waste Management

This course examines liquid waste management (sewage, sewerage, septic, and acid mine drainage) and solid waste management (composting, incineration, dumps, sanitary landfills, ocean dumping, and resource recovery). Management of radioactive wastes is included. Offered as GEOS 513 through Spring 2012. To become EAES 562 effective Summer 2012. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: For majors in the College of Science and Mathematics.

GEOS525: Environmental Geoscience

In-depth study of the relationships between man and the physical environment of atmosphere, hydrosphere and lithosphere. Particular attention to problems of mineral resource and fossil-fuel depletion; pollution of air, water and soils and waste disposal and recycling, simple computer modeling of environmental situations. Offered as GEOS 525 through Spring 2012. To become EAES 505 effective Summer 2012. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: For majors in the College of Science and Mathematics.

HLTH502: Determinants of Environmental Health

Advanced study of health and safety aspects of the environment: air, water, industrial pollution and the impact of expanding population on health problems. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Health Education (HLED) MA & CER, Public Health w/conc: Community Health Education (PUBC) MPH, and Environmental Studies w/ conc: Environmental Science (ESES) MA majors only or departmental approval.

PHMS581: Coastal Geomorphology

Coastlines and their evolution; processes and materials of the coastal zone; shore zone hydrodynamics and sedimentation: beach and barrier systems with special emphasis on the New Jersey shoreline. Offered at the site of the New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium. Offered as PHMS 581 through Spring 2012. To become EAES 551 and PHMS 551 effective Summer 2012. (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab.) 4 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval.

PSYC553: Urban Psychology

This course offers a systematic exploration of the modern city and the interaction of physical and social/behavioral systems and their impact on urban life. Among those topics dealt with are major theoretical perspectives on the city, concepts of community in the contemporary city, the social psychology of city life, cognition in the city, and issues related to density, housing and urban planning and design. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

PSYC556: Environmental Psychology

This course surveys the interaction of physical environments and human behavior. Among those topics covered are issues of causality, environmental metaphors, population density and crowding, environmental perception and cognition, the social psychology of place, architecture and behavior, issues in dwelling, competence and educational environments, technology, and people and the natural world. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.