Environmental Studies, Environmental Management Concentration (M.A.) - Graduate - 2012 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 hours lecture) 3
    EAES 565 Environmental Change and Communication (3 hours lecture) 3
    EAES 566 Environmental Problem Solving (3 hours lecture) 3
    EAES 660 Seminar in Environmental Management (3 hours seminar) 3
    EAES 791 Research Methods (3 hours lecture) 3
  2. ELECTIVES

    Complete the following 3 requirements for 18 semester hours:

    1. SCIENTIFIC DATA & CONCEPTS

      Complete 6 semester hours from the following list.

      EAES 505 Environmental Geoscience (3 hours lecture) 3
      EAES 551 Coastal Geomorphology (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 4
      EAES 590 Independent Study in Environmental Studies 1-4
      HLTH 502 Determinants of Environmental Health (3 hours lecture) 3
      PSYC 556 Environmental Psychology (3 hours lecture) 3
    2. POLICY-MAKING, ANALYSIS & MANAGEMENT

      Complete 6 semester hours from the following list.

      EAES 533 Water Resource Management (3 hours lecture) 3
      EAES 562 Waste Management (3 hours lecture) 3
      EAES 563 Natural Resource Management (3 hours lecture) 3
      EAES 567 Human Environment (3 hours lecture) 3
      EAES 569 Air Resource Management (3 hours lecture) 3
      EAES 584 Urban Studies and Policy Analysis (3 hours lecture) 3
      EAES 590 Independent Study in Environmental Studies 1-4
      ECON 501 Economic Analysis (3 hours lecture) 3
      ECON 508 Economics of Public Management (3 hours lecture) 3
      ECON 510 Urban Economics: Problems and Policy (3 hours lecture) 3
      PSYC 553 Urban Psychology (3 hours lecture) 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 (3 hours lecture)

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 sh.

Prerequisites: Botany and zoology.

EAES505: Environmental Geoscience (3 hours lecture)

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. Previous course GEOS 525 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Matriculation in a CSAM graduate program or departmental approval.

EAES533: Water Resource Management (3 hours lecture)

The spatial patterns of the water resource both as surface water and ground-water. Processes affecting availability and techniques of estimation are stressed. Previous course GEOS 509 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Matriculation in a CSAM graduate program or departmental approval.

EAES551: Coastal Geomorphology (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

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. Cross listed with Earth and Environmental Studies, PHMS 551. Previous course PHMS 581 effective through Spring 2012. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: Matriculation in an EAES or MS Biology graduate program and equivalent of EAES 200 or departmental approval.

EAES562: Waste Management (3 hours lecture)

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. Previous course GEOS 513 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Matriculation in a CSAM graduate program or departmental approval.

EAES563: Natural Resource Management (3 hours lecture)

Provide background in natural resource management; wildlife, fisheries, forests, water and related components. Includes field trips. Previous course ENVR 551 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

EAES565: Environmental Change and Communication (3 hours lecture)

Prepare students as professional environmentalists: Communication and journalism strategies, theory of persuasion, and roles as catalyst, solution giver, process helpers, and resource person. Previous course ENVR 509 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

EAES566: Environmental Problem Solving (3 hours lecture)

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 sh.

EAES567: Human Environment (3 hours lecture)

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. Previous course ENVR 505 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

EAES569: Air Resource Management (3 hours lecture)

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. Previous course GEOS 501 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Matriculation in a CSAM graduate program or departmental approval.

EAES584: Urban Studies and Policy Analysis (3 hours lecture)

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. Previous course EUGS 550 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

EAES590: 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. Previous course ENVR 531 effective through Spring 2012. 1 - 4 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval.

EAES660: Seminar in Environmental Management (3 hours seminar)

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. Previous course ENVR 610 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

EAES791: Research Methods (3 hours lecture)

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. Previous course ENVR 721 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

ECON501: Economic Analysis (3 hours lecture)

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 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 (3 hours lecture)

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 sh.

Prerequisites: ECON 501. MBA degree students only.

ECON510: Urban Economics: Problems and Policy (3 hours lecture)

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 sh.

Prerequisites: ECON 501.

HLTH502: Determinants of Environmental Health (3 hours lecture)

Advanced study of health and safety aspects of the environment: air, water, industrial pollution and the impact of expanding population on health problems. 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.

PSYC553: Urban Psychology (3 hours lecture)

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 sh.

PSYC556: Environmental Psychology (3 hours lecture)

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 sh.