Geography Major, Environmental Studies Concentration (B.A.) - Undergraduate - 2012 University Catalog

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A minimum of 120 semester hours of coursework is required for the baccalaureate degree with a minimum 2.0 overall GPA, and a minimum 2.0 major GPA. However, more than 120 semester hours may be required depending upon the major field of study. In addition to the major requirement outlined below, all university students must fulfill the set of General Education requirements applicable to their degree (for further information, see General Education Requirements).

ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES CONCENTRATION

Complete 60 semester hours including the following 3 requirement(s):

  1. GEOGRAPHY MAJOR COURSES

    Complete the following 7 courses:

    EAES 101 Planet Earth (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 4
    EAES 170 World Geography (3 hours lecture) 3
    EAES 210 Introduction to GIS and Remote Sensing (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 3
    EAES 281 Introduction to American Urban Studies (3 hours lecture) 3
    EAES 390 Research Methods (3 hours lecture) 3
    EAES 497 Senior Seminar Geography (3 hours seminar) 3
    MATH 109 Statistics (3 hours lecture) 3
  2. CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS

    Complete the following 8 requirement(s):

    1. Complete 1 course from the following:

      EAES 160 The Human Environment (3 hours lecture) 3
      PSYC 109 The Human Environment (3 hours lecture) 3
    2. Complete .

      EAES 230 Hydrology (3 hours lecture) 3
    3. Complete 1 course from the following:

      EAES 370 World Resources and Industries (3 hours lecture) 3
      ECON 300 World Resources and Industries (3 hours lecture) 3
    4. Complete .

      EAES 460 Environmental Law (3 hours lecture) 3
    5. Complete 1 course from the following:

      EAES 341 Principles of Soil Science (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 3
      EAES 385 Urbanization and Environment (3 hours lecture) 3
    6. Complete 1 course from the following:

      EAES 310 Geographic Information Systems (GIS) (3 hours lab) 3
      EAES 311 Fundamentals of Remote Sensing of Environment (3 hours lecture) 3
    7. Complete 1 requirement from the following:

      1. Complete the following 2 courses:

        BIOL 113 Principles of Biology II (3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory) 4
        BIOL 213 Introduction to Ecology (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 4
      2. Complete the following 2 courses:

        CHEM 120 General Chemistry I (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 4
        CHEM 121 General Chemistry II (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 4
    8. Complete 1 requirement from the following:

      1. Complete the following 2 courses:

        LAWS 200 Introduction to Law (3 hours lecture) 3
        LAWS 302 Legal Research (3 hours lecture) 3
      2. Complete the following 2 courses:

        ECON 101 Principles of Economics: Macro (3 hours lecture) 3
        ECON 102 Principles of Economics: Micro (3 hours lecture) 3
  3. MAJOR ELECTIVES

    Complete 6 semester hours from the following:

    1.  

      EAES 200 Geomorphology (3 hours lecture) 3
      EAES 201 Understanding Weather and Climate (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 4
      EAES 250 Introduction to Marine Sciences (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 4
      EAES 263 Noise Pollution: Contemporary Problems and Issues (3 hours lecture) 3
      EAES 272 Land and Life in Latin America (3 hours lecture) 3
      EAES 280 Principles of Land Use (3 hours lecture) 3
      EAES 282 Urban Design and Architecture: American Cityscape (3 hours lecture) 3
      EAES 283 Urban Georgraphy (3 hours lecture) 3
      EAES 303 Field Geography 3
      EAES 310 Geographic Information Systems (GIS) (3 hours lab) 3
      EAES 311 Fundamentals of Remote Sensing of Environment (3 hours lecture) 3
      EAES 322 Environmental Geochemistry (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 3
      EAES 330 Fluvial Geography (3 hours lecture) 3
      EAES 331 Geohydrology (3 hours lecture) 3
      EAES 332 Hydroclimatology (3 hours lecture) 3
      EAES 341 Principles of Soil Science (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 3
      EAES 363 Geopolitics (3 hours lecture) 3
      EAES 372 Geography of South Asia (3 hours lecture) 3
      EAES 376 Geography of New Jersey (3 hours lecture) 3
      EAES 377 Geography of Sub-Sahara Africa (3 hours lecture) 3
      EAES 380 Transportation (3 hours lecture) 3
      EAES 381 Urban Field Studies 3
      EAES 385 Urbanization and Environment (3 hours lecture) 3
      EAES 386 People and Cities: Comparative Urban Studies (3 hours lecture) 3
      EAES 391 Quantitative Methods in Geography and Urban Studies (3 hours lecture) 3
      EAES 401 Geo-Ecology (3 hours lecture) 3
      EAES 403 Meteorology (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 4
      EAES 484 Urban Planning (3 hours lecture) 3
      EAES 490 Independent Study in Geography (Independent Study) 1-4
      EAES 491 Internship 3-12
      EAES 496 Pro-Seminar in Earth and Environmental Studies (Independent Study) 3
    2. One of the following may be used:

      EAES 373 Historical Geography of the United States (3 hours lecture) 3
      HIST 312 Historical Geography of the United States (3 hours lecture) 3

Course Descriptions:

BIOL113: Principles of Biology II (3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory)

Principles of Biology II will provide an introductory level study of biodiversity and the origins of life, phylogenetic relationships among organisms, genetics, developmental biology, reproduction, the biology of populations and communities, and ecosystem processes. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Interdisciplinary Core, Scientific Issues. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: MATH 100 or a satisfactory score on the Math department's precalculus readiness test.

BIOL213: Introduction to Ecology (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab)

Semester-long field oriented course designed as an introduction to the natural world. Emphasis will be placed on identifying and characterizing the variety of habitats in New Jersey through field observations, group and individual projects and specimen collection. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 113 (or BIOL 120 or BIOL 132 if completed prior to Fall 2002).

CHEM120: General Chemistry I (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab)

Introductory lecture and laboratory course for science majors, prerequisite for all advanced chemistry courses. Introduction to atomic and molecular structure, bonding, stoichiometry, states of matter, solutions, and selected topics in descriptive inorganic chemistry. Laboratory stresses techniques and data treatment and their use in examining chemical systems. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: Satisfactory score on the Mathematics readiness test OR MATH 100 with a grade of C- or better. Satisfactory score on the Chemistry/Biochemistry Department readiness test OR CHEM 113 with a grade of C- or better.

CHEM121: General Chemistry II (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab)

Introductory lecture and laboratory course for science majors, prerequisite for all advanced chemistry courses. Introduction to thermochemistry, kinetics; general acid base, precipitation, redox equilibria, electrochemistry and selected topics in descriptive inorganic chemistry. Laboratory stresses techniques and data treatment and their use in examining chemical systems. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 120 with a grade of C- or better.

EAES101: Planet Earth (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

An introduction to the physical characteristics of planet earth. The focus is on processes and interactions of the four components of the earth system: atmosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere and biosphere. An understanding of the human impact on earth systems is also developed and maintained in perspective. Satellite information, aerial photography, maps, charts and other Geographic Information Systems technologies are used to study planet earth in this course. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Natural/Physical Science Laboratory. Previous course GEOS 107 effective through Spring 2012. 4 sh.

EAES160: The Human Environment (3 hours lecture)

An interdisciplinary course which explains the human impact, as social groups and individuals, on the natural environment. It explores the relationships and interconnectedness between natural processes and social, economic, cultural, technological, and political culture. Critical environmental issues are discussed. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Social Science. Previous course ENVR 109 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

EAES170: World Geography (3 hours lecture)

World geography aims to present essential facts and concepts about the natural and human environment of major regions and countries. The course presents a picture of regions as developed through the interactions of natural, cultural, economic and political forces. Geopolitical, social and economic relationships between and among countries are studied. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Social Science. Previous course EUGS 102 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

EAES200: Geomorphology (3 hours lecture)

Major controls of climate and the landforms of North America are analyzed in order to gain an understanding of how the continent compares and is related to the rest of the world. The basis and distinct characteristics of the subdivisions of North America are examined in order to bring out contrasts and unique features within the continent. Previous course GEOS 254 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 100, EAES 101, EAES 105 or EAES 107.

EAES201: Understanding Weather and Climate (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

Presents a basic understanding of the dynamic atmosphere and explores the impacts that weather and climate have on humans and the biosphere. Basic physical laws of energy and motion are employed to explain temperature, precipitation, atmospheric circulation, storms, and how climates vary regionally. Connections are made toward management of weather hazards, air pollution, impacts on agriculture and economy, and environmental and social implications of climate change. Lectures are supplemented by current events discussions and hands-on exercises in lab sections. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Natural/Physical Science Laboratory. Previous course GEOS 257 effective through Spring 2012. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: GNED 199, ENWR 105 or HONP 100 may be taken as prerequisite or corequisite.

EAES210: Introduction to GIS and Remote Sensing (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

Introduces the basic principles of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and remote sensing. Focus on digital cartographic science, graphic design, spatial data and image portrayal and inquiry, map overlays, and applications. Previous course EUGS 270 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CMPT 183, EAES 100, EAES 101, EAES 105, EAES 107, EAES 160, EAES 161 or EAES 170.

EAES230: Hydrology (3 hours lecture)

Water, its availability, distribution and usefulness. Hydrologic cycle examined in detail. Interaction with man and his usage. Applications to models and systematic processes. Previous courses ENVR 252 and GEOS 252 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 100, EAES 101, EAES 105 or EAES 107.

EAES250: Introduction to Marine Sciences (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab)

A general study of the marine sciences, including origin and evolution of the oceans, physical and chemical properties of seawater, marine life, oceanic circulation, atmospheric-ocean exchange and other processes that take place in the oceans. This course also deals with marine resources and human interaction with the marine environment. Field trips required. May be taught off-campus at the NJ Marine Sciences Consortium in the summer. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Natural/Physical Science Laboratory. Cross listed with Earth and Environmental Studies, PHMS 250. Previous course PHMS 210 effective through Spring 2012. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: GNED 199, ENWR 105 or HONP 100 may be taken as a prerequisite or corequisite.

EAES263: Noise Pollution: Contemporary Problems and Issues (3 hours lecture)

Noise, noise pollution, the psycho-physical effects of noise, noise control, and hearing conservation is studied. Previous course GEOS 205 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: GNED 199, ENWR 105 or HONP 100 may be taken as prerequisite or corequisite.

EAES272: Land and Life in Latin America (3 hours lecture)

"Land and Life in Latin America" is a regional survey course that explores and explains the physical-human interface and the constantly changing environmental societal needs. The course focuses on the functional processes that mold contemporary states and regional realignments. Emphasis is upon environmental conservation, demographic transitions, the role of culture and politics to foster a viable ecumene. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Social Science. Meets the World Languages and Cultures Requirement - World Cultures. Previous course EUGS 208 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: GNED 199, ENWR 105 or HONP 100 may be taken as prerequisite or corequisite.

EAES280: Principles of Land Use (3 hours lecture)

Geographical analysis of rural and urban land use patterns in the United States. Field work stresses mapping techniques and socio-economic aspects of urban land use in the New York-New Jersey metropolitan area. Previous course EUGS 204 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: GNED 199, ENWR 105 or HONP 100 may be taken as prerequisite or corequisite.

EAES281: Introduction to American Urban Studies (3 hours lecture)

An interdisciplinary introduction to the development of American cities and their suburbs, with an emphasis on current patterns of urbanism and urbanization. The growth and evolution of metropolitan systems, urban-suburban ecology, and planning responses to critical metropolitan issues. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Social Science. Meets the World Languages and Cultures Requirement - World Cultures. Previous course EUGS 206 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: GNED 199, ENWR 105 or HONP 100 may be taken as prerequisite or corequisite.

EAES282: Urban Design and Architecture: American Cityscape (3 hours lecture)

The evolution of American urban form and architecture from the colonial town to the contemporary metropolitan region; city plans and the emergence of professional planning; the architect and the urban environment cultural values and changing urban forms and new town design. Previous course EUGS 209 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: GNED 199, ENWR 105 or HONP 100 may be taken as prerequisite or corequisite.

EAES283: Urban Georgraphy (3 hours lecture)

Principles of location, interaction in the socioeconomic spheres, and the increasing importance of sustainable environmental management are dominant themes. Close attention to socio-spatial conditions, especially the housing sector, are addressed, as well as the suburbanization process and the urban sprawl challenge to a viable long-term urban system. Assignments are structured to introduce students to professional presentations, both maps and graphics, and written analysis. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Social Science. Meets the Human and Intercultural Relations Requirement (HIRR). Meets the World Languages and Cultures Requirement - World Cultures. Previous course EUGS 213 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: GNED 199, ENWR 105 or HONP 100 may be taken as prerequisite or corequisite.

EAES303: Field Geography

Geographic analysis of local region. Uses of reconnaissance and survey, interviews, maps and ground and aerial photographs in information gathering. Requires individual area study. Previous course EUGS 303 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 200, EAES 202, EAES 210, EAES 230, EAES 281 or EAES 283.

EAES310: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) (3 hours lab)

This course deals with fundamental principles and applications of GIS. Various ways in which GIS can be used in planning and management analysis and research will be discussed. Students will learn the issues which need to be considered when planning and implementing GIS. One or two widely used software packages will be employed as a tool to study GIS applications. Previous courses GEOS 470 and EUGS 470 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 210.

EAES311: Fundamentals of Remote Sensing of Environment (3 hours lecture)

Systematic study of multiband spectral reconnaissance of the environment; multifrequency radar systems and their uses. Previous courses GEOS 455 and ENVR 455 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 210.

EAES322: Environmental Geochemistry (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

Chemical principles and methods applied to the study of interactions among lithosphere, hydrosphere and atmosphere. Topics such as water pollution, waste disposal and human impact on global geochemical cycles will be discussed. Laboratory will stress the measurement of chemical properties related to water and soil quality as well as computer modeling of chemical transport in porous media. Previous course GEOS 454 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 220 or CHEM 230.

EAES330: Fluvial Geography (3 hours lecture)

Detailed study of streams and rivers emphasizing processes causing variations of size and shape; the morphology of streams and stream channels; processes, quantitative techniques. Previous courses GEOS 352 and EUGS 352 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 200 or EAES 230 or departmental approval.

EAES331: Geohydrology (3 hours lecture)

The study of ground water with particular emphasis given to its mode of migration, chemistry and relation to the geographic environment. Particular attention is given to Darcy's law, soil porosity, soil permeability and the ability to withdraw water for human consumption. Water pollutants and salt water incursions are investigated. Spatial distributions are analyzed and the processes examined. Previous course GEOS 452 and ENVR 452 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 200, EAES 230 or EAES 240.

EAES332: Hydroclimatology (3 hours lecture)

Climatology emphasizing moisture as one of the fundamental factors in climatic analysis; processes and problems of classification and variability. Examines energy and water balance. Previous course ENVR 456 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 201, EAES 230 or EAES 301.

EAES341: Principles of Soil Science (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

Origin, composition, properties and classification of soils. Additional topics include water in soils and human impact on soil resources. Laboratory covers the measurement of soil properties and principles of soil mapping and soil resource assessment. Field trips are required. Previous course GEOS 450 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ANTH 270, ANTH 360, ANTH 370, BIOL 213, CHEM 230, EAES 200, EAES 220, EAES 230 or EAES 240.

EAES363: Geopolitics (3 hours lecture)

Main theories of the field and their application to selected political entities, current problem zones and the spatial interaction of nations. Previous course EUGS 408 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 202, EAES 210, EAES 281, EAES 283 or departmental approval.

EAES370: World Resources and Industries (3 hours lecture)

Distribution, flow and consumption of mineral resources. Political, economic and social implications of the geography of resources. Basic studies in industrial location, agricultural land use, problems of economic development and population-resource ratios. Examines world trend in production controls and market allocations. Previous course EUGS 300 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ECON 207, ECON 208, EAES 202, EAES 210, EAES 281 or EAES 283 or departmental approval.

EAES372: Geography of South Asia (3 hours lecture)

Political, cultural and economic study of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh; interrelationship between cultural and physical aspects of the regional landscape. Previous course EUGS 306 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 202, EAES 210, EAES 281, EAES 283 or departmental approval.

EAES373: Historical Geography of the United States (3 hours lecture)

The slow pace of settlement of the Eastern Seaboard and the development of distinctive culture hearths prior to 1800; the rapid settlement and diffusion of culture traits in the area beyond the Appalachians since 1800. Previous course EUGS 312 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 202, EAES 210, EAES 281, EAES 283 or departmental approval.

EAES376: Geography of New Jersey (3 hours lecture)

Demographic and economic organization of the State. Spatial contrasts in population density; suburban-central city interactions; the influence of New York and Philadelphia on landscape organization. Philosophical concepts of regionalism and investigation of micro-regionalism in New Jersey. Previous course EUGS 424 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 202, EAES 210, EAES 281, EAES 283 or departmental approval.

EAES377: Geography of Sub-Sahara Africa (3 hours lecture)

Topical and regional study of African soils, vegetation, climate, physiography, mineral resources and other aspects of the physical environment in the light of man's habitation of the continent. Previous course EUGS 412 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 202, EAES 210, EAES 281, EAES 283 or departmental approval.

EAES380: Transportation (3 hours lecture)

Transportation is the study of spatial interaction of economic factors and societal functioning. Transportation flows are analyzed in the context of technological change, degree of accessibility, different transport cost surfaces, and transportation as it relates to land use planning. Previous course EUGS 234 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 202, EAES 210, EAES 281 or EAES 283 or departmental approval.

EAES381: Urban Field Studies

Off-campus study of urban conditions in New York-New Jersey metropolitan area: housing, mass transportation, social pathologies, inner city economics and the role of planning. On-campus discussion sessions alternate with field trips. Meets the World Languages and Cultures Requirement - World Cultures. Previous course EUGS 301 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 281 or EAES 283.

EAES385: Urbanization and Environment (3 hours lecture)

Examines interaction between man and the physical urban environment. Studies dynamic and physical processes as related to air, water and noise pollution, and hydrologic and geologic hazards. Previous course EUGS 331 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 202, EAES 210, EAES 281, EAES 283 or departmental approval.

EAES386: People and Cities: Comparative Urban Studies (3 hours lecture)

Introduction and cross-cultural investigation of the processes of urbanism and urbanization: formation, structure and functioning of cities throughout the world. Previous course EUGS 462 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ANTH 210, EAES 202, EAES 210, EAES 281, EAES 283 or departmental approval.

EAES390: Research Methods (3 hours lecture)

The course introduces a widely used statistical package to analyze data. The application and interpretation of results of frequently used statistical techniques remains the primary focus. Survey research techniques are stressed. All the steps in the completion of a research project are emphasized. Meets the University Writing Requirement for majors in Geography. Previous course EUGS 309 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MATH 109 and EAES 210.

EAES391: Quantitative Methods in Geography and Urban Studies (3 hours lecture)

Treatment of measurements and design in geography; definition of problems, hypotheses formulation and tests of hypotheses by alternative methods of measurement. Geographic applications of computer methods, multi-variate analysis, systems analysis, data bank maintenance and evaluation. Meets the University Writing Requirement for majors in Geography. Previous course EUGS 310 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MATH 109 and EAES 210.

EAES401: Geo-Ecology (3 hours lecture)

Spatial relations of the living environment. A systems approach to functional processes, characteristics and relationships of the ecological elements, i.e. soil, water, air, vegetation, etc. Both natural succession and human-induced changes including pollution, within the ecosystem. Previous course GEOS 404 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 322, EAES 332, EAES 341, BIOL 370 or departmental approval.

EAES403: Meteorology (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

The characteristics of the earth's atmosphere. Meteorological instruments, principles of atmospheric physics, weather patterns and measurements of changes within the atmosphere. Meets the University Writing Requirement for majors in Geoscience. Previous course GEOS 457 effective through Spring 2012. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 301 or departmental approval.

EAES460: Environmental Law (3 hours lecture)

The study of the National Environmental Policy Act; the Environmental Impact Statement; the Clean Air Act; the Clean Water Act; Toxic Substances Control Act; Solid and Hazardous Waste; related environmental laws, i.e. OS&H act; and litigation are analyzed. Aspects of environmental law, within which institutions and corporations must operate, are discussed. Previous courses ENVR 410 and EUGS 410 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ANTH 360, EAES 300, EAES 302, EAES 310, EAES 320, EAES 322, EAES 341, EAES 361, EAES 370, EAES 390, JUST 314, JUST 330, LAWS 302, JURI 300, POLS 365 or departmental approval.

EAES484: Urban Planning (3 hours lecture)

The course focuses on the principles, processes, and practices of urban planning. The formulation of policies and the management roles of the planning agencies are emphasized. Previous course EUGS 460 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 373, EAES 380, EAES 385, EAES 386 or departmental approval.

EAES490: Independent Study in Geography (Independent Study)

Preparation of a research paper or project to be presented to members of the staff. May be repeated three times for a maximum of 10.0 credits as long as the topic is different. Previous course EUGS 490 effective through Spring 2012. 1 - 4 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval.

EAES491: Internship

A full semester internship in an urban or environmental agency. Students will be expected to carry out agency assignments, observe and participate in decision making processes and engage in middle management activities. Previous course EUGS 463 effective through Spring 2012. 3 - 12 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 390 or departmental approval.

EAES496: Pro-Seminar in Earth and Environmental Studies (Independent Study)

Problem-oriented seminar. Specific topics in urban, environmental studies or geography. Content changes according to the needs of the instructor. May be taken three times for a total of nine credits. Previous course EUGS 427 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval.

EAES497: Senior Seminar Geography (3 hours seminar)

The course provides students with the tools and experience to develop and complete a geographic research project from start to finish. Students will be introduced to issues associated with becoming a professional geographer. Students will produce a senior thesis. Previous course EUGS 466 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 390 or departmental approval.

ECON101: Principles of Economics: Macro (3 hours lecture)

A study of the American economy, analytically and institutionally; the achievement of an optimal allocation of resources, price stability, full employment level of national income and long term growth. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Social Science. 3 sh.

ECON102: Principles of Economics: Micro (3 hours lecture)

Organization and operation of the American economy for the production and distribution of goods and services. Pricing of products and factors of production in market situations varying from competition to monopoly. Resource allocation, price determination and behavior of the firm in the determination of quantity of output and the hiring of factors of production. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Social Science. 3 sh.

ECON300: World Resources and Industries (3 hours lecture)

Distribution, flow and consumption of mineral resources. Political, economic and social implications of the geography of resources. Basic studies in industrial location, agricultural land use, problems of economic development and population-resource ratios. Examines world trend in production controls and market allocations. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ECON 101 or EUGS 101 or EUGS 102. Major within School of Business. Starting Summer 2012: ECON 101 or EAES 161 or EAES 170. Major within School of Business.

HIST312: Historical Geography of the United States (3 hours lecture)

The slow pace of settlement of the eastern seaboard and the development of distinctive culture hearths prior to 1800; the rapid settlement and diffusion of culture traits in the area beyond the Appalachians since 1809. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: HIST 100; AND HIST 117 OR HIST 118.

LAWS200: Introduction to Law (3 hours lecture)

An introduction to the meaning and functions of law, the powers and the jurisdiction of the courts. An exploration of traditional and evolving areas of law. A survey of the different professions and career options within the legal field. An assessment of the roles and importance of law in the lives of students and the public. Students may take LAWS 200 or JURI 210 but not both courses. Students in the Jurisprudence major should take JURI 210. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Social Science. 3 sh.

LAWS302: Legal Research (3 hours lecture)

Study of principles and methods of research as applied to law and government. Exploration of the sources of law including case law, legislative process and intent, statutory law and public administration. Contrastive applications of law library research and computer-assisted legal research. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: JURI 210 or LAWS 200 or POLS 101 or departmental approval.

MATH109: Statistics (3 hours lecture)

Introduction to the use of statistics in the real world. Topics include: analysis and presentation of data, variability and uncertainty in data, techniques of statistical inference and decision-making. Computer assisted including lecture, individual and small group tutoring in Mathematics Computer Laboratory. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Mathematics. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MATH 051 or MATH 061 or MATH 071 or placement through the Montclair State University Placement Test (MSUPT). Not for majors in Mathematics (MATH), Mathematics with Applied Math concentration (MAAM) or Mathematics-Teacher Education (MTED).

PSYC109: The Human Environment (3 hours lecture)

An interdisciplinary course which explains the human impact, as social groups and individuals, on the natural environment. It explores the relationships and interconnectedness between natural processes and social, economic, cultural, technological, and political culture. Critical environmental issues are discussed. 3 sh.