Geoscience Major, Environmental Science/Geoscience Concentration (B.S.) - 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 SCIENCE/GEOSCIENCE CONC

Complete 79 semester hours including the following 5 requirement(s):

  1. GEOSCIENCE REQUIRED COURSES

    Complete the following 2 requirements:

    1. Complete the following 7 courses for 27 semester hours:

      EAES 105 Physical Geology (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 4
      EAES 220 Mineralogy (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 4
      EAES 240 Historical Geology (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 4
      EAES 302 Structural Geology (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 3
      EAES 320 Igneous & Metamorphic Petrology (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 4
      EAES 342 Invertebrate Paleobiology (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 4
      EAES 441 Stratigraphy (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 4
    2. Complete for 6 semester hours

      EAES 404 Field Geology (4 hours lecture, 6 hours lab) 6
  2. MATHEMATICS COLLATERAL

    Complete one of the following sequences:

    1. Complete the following 2 courses:

      MATH 112 Precalculus Mathematics (3 hours lecture) 3
      MATH 116 Calculus A (4 hours lecture) 4
    2. Complete the following 2 courses:

      MATH 122 Calculus I (4 hours lecture) 4
      MATH 221 Calculus II (4 hours lecture) 4
  3. PHYSICS COLLATERAL

    Complete 1 of the following requirements:

    1. Complete the following 2 courses:

      PHYS 191 University Physics I (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 4
      PHYS 192 University Physics II (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 4
    2. Complete the following 2 courses:

      PHYS 193 College Physics I (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 4
      PHYS 194 College Physics II (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 4
  4. CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS

    Complete the following 2 requirement(s):

    1. Complete the following 3 courses:

      BIOL 113 Principles of Biology II (3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory) 4
      CHEM 230 Organic Chemistry I (3 hours lecture) 3
      CHEM 232 Experimental Organic Chemistry I (4 hours lab) 2
    2. Complete the following 4 requirement(s):

      1. Complete 1 course from the following:

        BIOL 213 Introduction to Ecology (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 4
        BIOL 254 Applied Microbiology (2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 3
      2. Complete 2 courses from the following:

        1.  

          EAES 331 Geohydrology (3 hours lecture) 3
          EAES 341 Principles of Soil Science (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 3
        2. One of the following may be taken:

          CHEM 320 Environmental Chemical Analysis (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 3
          EAES 322 Environmental Geochemistry (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 3
      3. Complete 1 course from the following:

        BIOL 490 Senior Seminar in Biology (3 hours seminar) 3
        EAES 498 Seminar in Geoscience (2 hours seminar) 2
      4. Complete one course or a combination of research courses that total 3 semester hours-4 hours from the following:

        BIMS 220 Introduction to Marine Biology (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 4
        BIMS 422 Biology of Marine Plankton (1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab) 2
        BIMS 426 Marine Energy Systems (2 hours lecture) 2
        BIMS 431 Marine Invertebrate Zoology (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 4
        BIMS 433 Seashore Ornithology (1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab) 2
        BIMS 438 Seashore Entomology (1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab) 2
        BIMS 450 Marine Botany (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 4
        BIMS 455 Marsh and Dune Vegetation (3 hours lab) 2
        BIMS 460 Advanced Marine Biology (2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab) 4
        BIOL 213 Introduction to Ecology (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 4
        BIOL 230 Cell and Molecular Biology (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 4
        BIOL 254 Applied Microbiology (2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 3
        BIOL 256 Applied Environmental Microbiology (2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 3
        BIOL 300 Environmental Biology and Related Controversial Issues (3 hours lecture) 3
        BIOL 330 Introduction to Animal Behavior (3 hours lecture) 3
        BIOL 370 Principles of Ecology (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 3
        BIOL 411 Introduction to Transmission Electron Microscopy (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 4
        BIOL 417 Evolutionary Biology (3 hours lecture) 3
        BIOL 418 Biology Independent Research 1-4
        BIOL 420 Economic Botany (3 hours lecture) 3
        BIOL 425 Elementary Plant Physiology (3 hours lecture) 3
        BIOL 426 New Jersey Flora (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 4
        BIOL 430 Ornithology (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 4
        BIOL 431 Entomology (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 3
        BIOL 436 Phylogenetic Zoology (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 4
        BIOL 460 Biological Oceanography (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 3
        BIOL 461 Aquatic Ecology (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 3
        BIOL 467 Biology of the Fishes (2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab) 4
        BIOL 484 Research Community I: Ecology (2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 4
        BIOL 485 Research Community II: Ecology (2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 4
        BIOL 486 Selected Topics in Biology 3-4
        CHEM 231 Organic Chemistry II (3 hours lecture) 3
        CHEM 233 Experimental Organic Chemistry II (4 hours lab) 2
        CHEM 320 Environmental Chemical Analysis (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 3
        CHEM 325 Atmospheric Chemistry (3 hours lecture) 3
        EAES 200 Geomorphology (3 hours lecture) 3
        EAES 201 Understanding Weather and Climate (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 4
        EAES 204 Geology Field Trip 1
        EAES 210 Introduction to GIS and Remote Sensing (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 3
        EAES 211 Aerial Photograph Interpretation (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 3
        EAES 212 Map Reading and Cartography (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 4
        EAES 230 Hydrology (3 hours lecture) 3
        EAES 250 Introduction to Marine Sciences (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 4
        EAES 301 Climatology (3 hours lecture) 3
        EAES 310 Geographic Information Systems (GIS) (3 hours lab) 3
        EAES 311 Fundamentals of Remote Sensing of Environment (3 hours lecture) 3
        EAES 321 Economic Geology (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 340 Sedimentology (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 4
        EAES 341 Principles of Soil Science (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 3
        EAES 350 Oceanography (3 hours lecture) 3
        EAES 361 Environmental Policy (3 hours lecture) 3
        EAES 403 Meteorology (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 4
        EAES 443 Geology of the Vertebrates (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 4
        EAES 451 Coastal Marine Geology (4 hours lecture) 4
        EAES 452 Dynamic Beach Processes (1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab) 2
        EAES 453 Tidal Marsh Sedimentations (1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab) 2
        EAES 454 Human Impact on the Coastal Zone 4
        EAES 455 Field Methods in Oceanography 2
        EAES 456 Physical Oceanography (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 4
        EAES 459 Independent Study in the Marine Sciences 1-4
        EAES 460 Environmental Law (3 hours lecture) 3
        EAES 470 The Geology of New Jersey (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 3
        EAES 494 Independent Study in Geoscience 1-4
        EAES 498 Seminar in Geoscience (2 hours seminar) 2
        EAES 499 Selected Topics in Earth & Environmental Studies 1-4
        PHMS 490 Field Methods in the Marine Sciences (2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab) 4
        PHYS 280 Astronomy (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 4
  5. CHEMISTRY COLLATERAL

    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

Course Descriptions:

BIMS220: Introduction to Marine Biology (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab)

A field and laboratory oriented course covering the characteristics of marine plants and animals. The course is designed to provide the student with experience in collecting and identifying local marine flora and fauna. 4 sh.

BIMS422: Biology of Marine Plankton (1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab)

A study of the marine phytoplankton and zooplankton, their collection, analysis and interpretation. Their role in the ecosystem will be stressed as will be their distribution, particularly those of the near shore and estaurine environment. Field trips will be made to coastal New Jersey. Offered at the site of the New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium. Cross listed with Earth and Environmental Studies, PHMS 422. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval.

BIMS426: Marine Energy Systems (2 hours lecture)

Principles of production and energy transfer in the marine environment. Spatial and temporal distribution of productivity. Productivity measurement and assessment of the roles of plants, herbivores and carnivores in marine energetics. Offered at New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 213.

BIMS431: Marine Invertebrate Zoology (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab)

A study of the invertebrates living in the marine realm with emphasis on the interrelations of these animals to their particular environment. Field work will include studies of the pelagic and benthonic forms associated with estuaries and the continental shelf. Also offered at the site of the New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 213.

BIMS433: Seashore Ornithology (1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab)

Field identification of birds of the ocean, salt marsh, sand dunes, and adjacent land areas. Includes discussion of habits and ecology. Offered at NJ Marine Sciences Consortium. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: BIMS 213.

BIMS438: Seashore Entomology (1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab)

Ecological studies of the insect fauna found in the unique habitats of the (1) intertidal zone, (2) coastal sand dunes and (3) salt marsh found along the NJ shoreline. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 213.

BIMS450: Marine Botany (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab)

An introduction to the structure, systematics, physiology and ecology of algae and metaphyta of the marine environment. Emphasis will be placed on the flora of the estuary and tidal marsh. Biology of the associated phytoplankton will be studied. Offered at the site of the New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium. Cross listed with Earth and Environmental Studies, PHMS 450. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval.

BIMS455: Marsh and Dune Vegetation (3 hours lab)

A field and laboratory study of the plant communities that inhabit the sand dunes and marshes of the coastal zone of New Jersey. The diversity of the forms of plant life and their adaptations and ecological roles. The collection and identification of individual plant species. Also offered at the site of the New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 213.

BIMS460: Advanced Marine Biology (2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab)

Interrelationships of marine animals and plants. Ecological response to physical and chemical parameters. Principles such as zonation, succession, ecosystem structure, and physiological response will be examined through lectures, field projects and laboratory study. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 112 and BIOL 113 (or BIOL 120 and BIOL 132 if completed prior to Fall 2002) or departmental approval.

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).

BIOL230: Cell and Molecular Biology (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab)

An introduction to the chemistry, structure, and function of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. Topics covered include membrane structure and transport processes, bioenergetics and energy transformations in cells, DNA replication and expression, protein synthesis, and cell movement. 4 sh.

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

BIOL254: Applied Microbiology (2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab)

Microbiological concepts and techniques applicable to food and dairy processing, health and disease, water, waste and other environmental problems. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 130.

BIOL256: Applied Environmental Microbiology (2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab)

Microbiological concepts and techniques applicable to environmental microbiology: water, waste and other environmental problems, health and diseases. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 120.

BIOL300: Environmental Biology and Related Controversial Issues (3 hours lecture)

Analysis of ecological problems of today's population trends and control, food production, environmental deterioration, waste disposal etc. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 213.

BIOL330: Introduction to Animal Behavior (3 hours lecture)

Concepts and theories of the sensory world of animals and behavioral patterns resulting in environmental adaptations. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 213 with a grade of C- or better.

BIOL370: Principles of Ecology (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

To acquaint the biology majors with the general principles of ecology, population dynamics and adaptations of plants and animals to the various habitats. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 213.

BIOL411: Introduction to Transmission Electron Microscopy (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab)

Basic theory and practice of electron microscopy. Specimen preparation, ultramicrotomy, microscopy, photographic preparation of final print, interpretation of results. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 230.

BIOL417: Evolutionary Biology (3 hours lecture)

Mechanisms and processes underlying biological evolution, including natural selection, genetic drift, mutation, quantitative genetics and speciation. The central organizing principle of life science, evolutionary biology investigates the study of molecular biology, organisms, and ecology. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 380.

BIOL418: Biology Independent Research

Under the guidance of a sponsor, students will investigate individual problems of appropriate scope. A written and/or oral report is required. (Offered on demand.) 1 - 4 sh.

Prerequisites: Minimum GPA 3.0 and departmental approval.

BIOL420: Economic Botany (3 hours lecture)

Importance of plants to the world in general and to man in particular. (Not offered every year.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 112 and BIOL 113 (or BIOL 120 if completed prior to Fall 2002.)

BIOL425: Elementary Plant Physiology (3 hours lecture)

Major physiological processes of the flowering plant: growth, metabolism, photosynthesis, respiration, water relations and mineral nutrition. (Not offered every year.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 113 and BIOL 230 and CHEM 230 or permission of instructor.

BIOL426: New Jersey Flora (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab)

Field identification of mosses, liverworts, ferns, and seed plants in a variety of habitats. (Not offered every year.) 4 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 213.

BIOL430: Ornithology (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab)

The biology, identification, and natural history of birds in a variety of habitats. Laboratory includes trips on a varying schedule. 4 sh.

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

BIOL431: Entomology (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

Identification, physiology and ecology of common insect families. (Not offered every year.) 3 sh.

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

BIOL436: Phylogenetic Zoology (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

Phylogenetic Zoology is a comprehensive survey of evolutionary zoology. The focus of the course is on the ecological and evolutionary processes that shape the natural histories of aquatic and terrestrial animals. Integrated lecture and laboratory investigations will explore the anatomy, physiology, diversity, ecology and evolutionary significance of animal clades. This course is designed to fulfill major elective requirements of the biology major. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 213.

BIOL460: Biological Oceanography (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

Biological processes within oceans and estuaries are considered in relation to the physical environment. Field and laboratory work. (Not offered every year.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 213.

BIOL461: Aquatic Ecology (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

Biological and physical processes of rivers and lakes. Field work and laboratory. (Not offered every year.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 112 and BIOL 113 (or BIOL 120 and BIOL 132 if completed prior to Fall 2002) or departmental approval.

BIOL467: Biology of the Fishes (2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab)

Systematics, adaptations, reproduction, evolution, ecology and zoo-geography of major groups of marine fishes. At New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium. (Not offered every year.) 4 sh.

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

BIOL484: Research Community I: Ecology (2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab)

Survey of topics and techniques in contemporary ecology research. Exploration and integration of molecular, cellular, physiological, population and ecological phenomena as they relate to biology at the ecological level. Students will prepare and present a scientific research proposal for peer and faculty review. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 112 and BIOL 113 (or BIOL 120 and BIOL 132 if completed prior to Fall 2002); and BIOL 213, BIOL 230, CHEM 231, and CHEM 232; or departmental approval.

BIOL485: Research Community II: Ecology (2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab)

Team-based student independent research on topics in contemporary ecology. Students will conduct experimental explorations designed in the prerequisite course, BIOL 484. Students will ultimately prepare and present a scientific research paper for peer and faculty review. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 484.

BIOL486: Selected Topics in Biology

This course will acquaint the student with recent developments and specialized content in the biological sciences. Examples of topic areas are: vision science, biological modeling, forensic entomology, disease ecology, pathophysiology, and mitochondrial genomics. This course is designed to fulfill elective requirements of the biology major. This course may be repeated once for a maximum of 8.0 credits. 3 - 4 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 213 and BIOL 230 or permission of instructor.

BIOL490: Senior Seminar in Biology (3 hours seminar)

Course which will allow the advanced undergraduate student to study controversial biological, bioethical, and ecological issues in a seminar format. Students will be required to produce written and verbal presentations utilizing peer-reviewed scientific papers. Presentations will be in both individual and group formats. This course is required for Biology seniors. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Senior status in Department of Biology and Molecular Biology.

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.

CHEM230: Organic Chemistry I (3 hours lecture)

Structure and bonding in organic compounds: nomenclature, reactions, properties, and aromatic compounds: stereochemistry; structure analysis by IR, NMR, UV, and MS; introduction to molecular orbital theory. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 121 with a grade of C- or better.

CHEM231: Organic Chemistry II (3 hours lecture)

Nomenclature, reactions, properties, and synthesis of ethers, epoxides, alcohols, amines, and carbonyl compounds; carbohydrates; amino acids, peptides and proteins; pericyclic reactions; synthetic polymers. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 230 with a grade of C- or better.

CHEM232: Experimental Organic Chemistry I (4 hours lab)

A laboratory course to be taken concurrently with CHEM 230. Basic techniques for the separation, analysis and synthesis of organic compounds: recrystallization, distillation, extraction, GC, HPLC, TLC, GC/MS, IR, H/C13- NMR, chemical safety methods and regulations. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 230 is a prerequisite or corequisite.

CHEM233: Experimental Organic Chemistry II (4 hours lab)

A laboratory course to be taken concurrently with CHEM 231 and after completion of CHEM 232. Basic techniques for organic synthesis, mechanistic studies, separation and analysis, and chemical safety: multistep syntheses, spectral data-base searching, phase-transfer catalysis, anhydrous procedures, analysis of unknowns by wet-chemical and spectral methods. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 231 and 232 with a grade of C- or better. CHEM 231 may be taken as a corequisite.

CHEM320: Environmental Chemical Analysis (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

A study of the sources, reactions, transport, effects, and fates of chemical species in the environment. Lecture and lab will stress the theory, methodology, techniques, and instrumentation for air, water and soil analysis for contaminants. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 230 and CHEM 232 with a grade of C- or better.

CHEM325: Atmospheric Chemistry (3 hours lecture)

Atmospheric chemistry of the major pollutants of concern in today's environment, the emission sources, air/water and air/soil partitioning and exchange, atmospheric transport pathway, transformation processes (biological degradation, hydrolysis, photochemical transformations), deposition processes, pollutant chronic and acute health impacts, prevention and regulation. Course requirements: 2 field trips. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 230 and CHEM 232 with a grade of C- or better.

EAES105: Physical Geology (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

Materials of the earth; landforms and structures; the processes and agents responsible for their formation and modification. Modern tectonic concepts. Topographic and geologic maps. Required field trips. Not open to students who have had Principles of Geology. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Natural/Physical Science Laboratory. Previous course GEOS 112 effective through Spring 2012. 4 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.

EAES204: Geology Field Trip

A five-day to one-week trip through areas of geologic significance. A geoscience major is expected to participate in at least two of the trips. Field trip report and collection required. Expenses shared by the participants. Previous course GEOS 484 effective through Spring 2012. 1 sh.

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

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.

EAES211: Aerial Photograph Interpretation (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

Principles of photogrammetry and the use of aerial photographs as a significant research method to recognize and evaluate earth environments and resources. Previous course GEOS 251 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

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

EAES212: Map Reading and Cartography (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

This course is designed to acquaint students with the characteristics of map computation, design and construction. Historical development of mapping and map reading will be important areas of emphasis. Remote sensing, computer mapping will provide up-to-date procedures. Each student will work toward a map suitable for commercial publication. Previous course GEOS 250 effective through Spring 2012. 4 sh.

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

EAES220: Mineralogy (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

Crystallography, internal structure, origin, occurrence, and properties of minerals, laboratory study of common minerals. Required field trips. Previous course GEOS 443 effective through Spring 2012. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 101, EAES 105 or EAES 107; and CHEM 120 may be taken as a prerequisite or corequisite.

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.

EAES240: Historical Geology (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

Geological history of the earth; the evolution of North America in terms of the changing geography, climate, and plant and animal life as interpreted from the rock and fossil record. Required field trips. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Natural/Physical Science Laboratory. Previous course GEOS 114 effective through Spring 2012. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 101, EAES 105, EAES 107 or EAES 250.

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.

EAES301: Climatology (3 hours lecture)

Basic climate elements examined in terms of their influence on habitats and various aspects of human activities. The energy flux between atmosphere and biosphere affords a fundamental understanding of limitations in ecosystems development. Knowledge and climatic influences on health, clothing, human comfort, architecture, commerce and industry encourages the student to investigate new ways of living rationally within a climatic environment. Previous course GEOS 201 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 201.

EAES302: Structural Geology (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

Recognition and interpretation of primary and tectonic rock structures laboratory work emphasizes the analysis of faults, joints, folds and foliation. Required field trips. Previous course GEOS 472 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 200, EAES 220 or EAES 240.

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.

EAES320: Igneous & Metamorphic Petrology (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

Description, identification, classification, origin and occurrence of sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rocks. Laboratory study of the common rocks. Required field trips. Meets the University Writing Requirement for majors in Geoscience. Previous course GEOS 444 effective through Spring 2012. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 220.

EAES321: Economic Geology (3 hours lecture)

Geology and geography of non-metallic and metallic mineral resources and fuels. Problems associated with their occurrence and exploitation. Required field trips. (Not given every year.) Previous course GEOS 310 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 220.

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.

EAES340: Sedimentology (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

Geological processes and agents which form, transport, deposit, consolidate and alter sediments. Interpretation of the resultant sedimentary rocks. Laboratory work on the texture, mineralogy and mass properties of sedimentary particles. Required field trips. (Not offered every year.) Previous course GEOS 437 effective through Spring 2012. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 200, EAES 220, EAES 230, EAES 240 and EAES 250.

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.

EAES342: Invertebrate Paleobiology (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

Invertebrate fossils-their classification, morphology, evolution, stratigraphic distribution and paleoecology. Required field trips. Previous course GEOS 431 effective through Spring 2012. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 240, BIOL 213 or BIMS 220.

EAES350: Oceanography (3 hours lecture)

Study of the physical and chemical properties of sea water, oceanic circulation, waves and tides, and estuarine and shoreline processes. May be taught off-campus at the NJ Marine Sciences Consortium in the summer. Cross listed with Earth and Environmental Studies, PHMS 350. Previous course GEOS 360 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 240, EAES 250, PHMS 250 or departmental approval.

EAES361: Environmental Policy (3 hours lecture)

The course studies U.S. environmental policy in air, water, land use, agriculture, energy, and waste disposal and other areas. It examines the major ideas that shape environmental policy, the institutional processes by which these ideas are turned into policy, and how these policies affect both U.S. and global environments. Issues of international environmental policy will also be discussed. Previous course ENVR 313 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES202, EAES281, EAES283, JUST209, LAWS200, JURI210, POLS201 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.

EAES404: Field Geology (4 hours lecture, 6 hours lab)

Application of geologic principles to field mapping and interpretation in the North Central Applachians, Rocky Mountains, and/or regional geology of another designated area. Map production and writing field reports will be emphasized. This is an intensive summer field course. Previous course GEOS 480 effective through Spring 2012. 6 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 302, EAES 320 and EAES 441; or departmental approval.

EAES441: Stratigraphy (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

Stratigraphic principles and their application. Case studies of selected regions. Local stratigraphy interpreted through field studies. Meets the University Writing Requirement for majors in Geoscience. Previous course GEOS 434 effective through Spring 2012. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 302, EAES 340 or EAES 342.

EAES443: Geology of the Vertebrates (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

The origin, development, biogeography, paleoecology, survival or extinction, stratigraphy, and morphology of selected fossil vertebrate groups. Bio-stratigraphic and paleogeographic significance of particular fossil vertebrate faunules. Reguired field trips. Previous course GEOS 435 effective through Spring 2012. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 342.

EAES451: Coastal Marine Geology (4 hours lecture)

A study of the geologic processes concerned with the supra-, inter-, and sub-tidal areas of the near shore environment. Field studies will emphasize the dynamics of erosion and deposition as well as general sedimentation associated with modification of barrier beaches and other land forms of the New Jersey shoreline. Offered at the New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium. Cross listed with Earth and Environmental Studies, PHMS 451. Previous course PHMS 481 effective through Spring 2012. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 340, EAES 350, PHMS 350, AQUA 351, EAES 441 or departmental approval.

EAES452: Dynamic Beach Processes (1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab)

Study of the processes and forces involved in material transport within the beach zone. Offered at the New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium. Cross listed with Earth and Environmental Studies, PHMS 452. Previous course PHMS 483 effective through Spring 2012. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 340, EAES 350, PHMS 350, AQUA 351, EAES 441 or departmental approval.

EAES453: Tidal Marsh Sedimentations (1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab)

Processes involved in sediment transport and deposition within the marsh system. Geologic history of tidal marshes. Offered at the New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium. Cross listed with Earth and Environmental Studies, PHMS 453. Previous course PHMS 484 effective through Spring 2012. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 340, EAES 350, PHMS 350, AQUA 351, EAES 441 or departmental approval.

EAES454: Human Impact on the Coastal Zone

A study of man's economic, political, legal and social impacts on the physical and biological aspects of the coastal zone, primarily a field course with supporting lectures and discussion. Previous course GEOS 403 effective through Spring 2012. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 350, PHMS 350, AQUA 351, EAES 451, EAES 452 or departmental approval.

EAES455: Field Methods in Oceanography

This course is intended to familiarize the student with the applications and techniques of marine samplings. The nature and role of equipment will be stressed. Field experience at the New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium field station. Previous course GEOS 466 effective through Spring 2012. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 350, PHMS 350, AQUA 351, EAES 451, EAES 452 or departmental approval.

EAES456: Physical Oceanography (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab)

A survey of modern oceanography and its methods including characteristics of sea water, theories of ocean currents and, in general, applications of biological, geological, physical, meteorological and engineering sciences to the study of the oceans. Offered at the site of the New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium. Cross listed with Earth and Environmental Studies, PHMS 456. Previous course PHMS 411 effective through Spring 2012. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 350, PHMS 350, AQUA 351 or departmental approval.

EAES459: Independent Study in the Marine Sciences

Individual research projects will be selected under the guidance of a professor associated with the consortium. Open only to those advanced undergraduate students who have indicated a potential for original thinking. Offered at the New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium. May be repeated three times for a maximum of 10.0 credits as long as the topic is different. Cross listed with Earth and Environmental Studies, PHMS 459. Previous course PHMS 498 effective through Spring 2012. 1 - 4 sh.

Prerequisites: 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.

EAES470: The Geology of New Jersey (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

The physical features of New Jersey and their origin, geologic history, stratigraphy, palebiology, mineralogy, structural geology, economic geology. Required field trips. Previous course GEOS 410 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: EAES 302, EAES 320 or EAES 441.

EAES494: Independent Study in Geoscience

An opportunity for the qualified student to do library and/or laboratory investigation in a field of science of his/her choice under the guidance of a faculty member. The course is conducted exclusively by scheduled individual conferences and reports. (Offered on demand.) May be repeated three times for a maximum of 10.0 credits. Previous course GEOS 495 effective through Spring 2012. 1 - 4 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval.

EAES498: Seminar in Geoscience (2 hours seminar)

Student field, laboratory and library investigation of a problem in the area of his/her interest in geoscience; results presented in oral and written form. Class discussion of the individual papers and of other pertinent topics of current interest in geoscience. (Not offered every year.) Previous course GEOS 490 effective through Spring 2012. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval.

EAES499: Selected Topics in Earth & Environmental Studies

An in-depth study of a particular topic in geoscience, the specific subject matter of which is not offered regularly in an existing course. May be repeated three times for a maximum of 10.0 credits as long as the topic is different. Previous course GEOS 494 effective through Spring 2012. 1 - 4 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval.

MATH112: Precalculus Mathematics (3 hours lecture)

Binomial theorem, relations and functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, right triangle trigonometry, circular functions. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MATH 100 or placement through the Montclair State University Placement Test (MSUPT) or a satisfactory score on department's Precalculus Readiness Test. (Students who did not satisfy the course prerequisite at MSU and students who received a grade of D-, D, or D+ in the prerequisite course taken at MSU are required to demonstrate competency on the department's Precalculus Readiness Test.)

MATH116: Calculus A (4 hours lecture)

Differentiation and integration of functions, including trigonometric functions. Applications to biology and geoscience. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: MATH 111 or MATH 112 or placement through the Montclair State University Placement Test (MSUPT) or a satisfactory score on department's Calculus Readiness Test. (Students who did not satisfy the course prerequisite at MSU and students who received a grade of D-, D, or D+ in the prerequisite course taken at MSU are required to demonstrate competency on the department's Calculus Rediness Test.)

MATH122: Calculus I (4 hours lecture)

Limits, continuity; derivative and differentiation; applications of the derivative, maxima, minima, and extreme considerations; antiderivatives; Riemann integral. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: MATH 111 or MATH 112 or placement through the Montclair State University Placement Test (MSUPT) or a satisfactory score on department's Calculus Readiness Test. (Students who did not satisfy the course prerequisite at MSU and students who received a grade of D-, D, or D+ in the prerequisite course taken at MSU are required to demonstrate competency on the department's Calculus Readiness Test.)

MATH221: Calculus II (4 hours lecture)

Riemann integral applications, transcendental functions, techniques of integration, improper integrals, L'Hospital's rule, infinite series. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: MATH 122.

PHMS490: Field Methods in the Marine Sciences (2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab)

The application and techniques of marine sampling, including those of biology, chemistry, geology, meteorology and physics. The nature and role of various pieces of sampling equipment. Field experience at the New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval.

PHYS191: University Physics I (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

This one-semester calculus-based course including laboratory is a study of the principles of physics and some applications to society's problems. Topics covered include mechanics, thermodynamics, fluids, and harmonic motion. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: MATH 122 is prerequisite or co-requisite.

PHYS192: University Physics II (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

Calculus-based course. Study of some principles of physics and some applications to society's problems. Topics include: wave motion, sound and noise pollution, optics, electricity, lasers, nuclear theory, radiation, nuclear reactors, waste disposal. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: MATH 221 is prerequisite or corequisite.

PHYS193: College Physics I (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

This one-semester course including laboratory is a study of the principles and applications of classical physics. Topics covered include mechanics, heat and thermodynamics, wave motion and sound, as well as societal applications of physical principles. Calculus is not used, but familiarity with some algebra and trigonometry is required. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: MATH 100.

PHYS194: College Physics II (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

This one-semester course including laboratory is a study of the principles and applications of classical physics. Topics covered include optics, electricity and magnetism, and an introduction to modern and nuclear physics, as well as societal applications of physical principles. Calculus is not used, but familiarity with some algebra and trigonometry is required. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: PHYS 193 and MATH 100 or MATH 111 or MATH 112.

PHYS280: Astronomy (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

Application of physical laws to the earth as a planet; nature of the other planets; orbital motion and space flight; origin of the solar system; the birth, life and death of a star galactic structure; and cosmology. Meets the University Writing Requirement for majors in Physics. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: PHYS 191, 192 or PHYS 193, 194.