Aquatic and Coastal Sciences Major (B.S.) - Undergraduate (Combined B.S./M.S.) - 2012 University Catalog

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Director: Paul Bologna

Aquatic and Coastal Sciences represent the wide variety of ecosystems that are linked through water. The study of Aquatic and Coastal Sciences encompasses freshwater lakes and streams, estuaries, and coastal marine habitats. These habitats are critical for numerous plants and animals, but they can be compromised by human activities. Students who pursue this major are interested in understanding the relationships among plants, animals and humans and how to protect and restore these valuable ecosystems.

This major is an interdisciplinary program of study emphasizing the four core sciences of biology, geology, chemistry, and physics. This is a combined BS/MS program where students will be engaged in both class work and research, culminating in the development and completion of the Master's Thesis. Students completing this program will be well prepared to enter the work force in research, environmental consulting, education and regulatory agencies (e.g., EPA), as well as in non-profit organizations. Additionally, students will be prepared to undertake further graduate work.

The curriculum was designed for students who have had high school biology, chemistry, and physics, and three years of college preparatory mathematics.

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). 


AQUATIC & COASTAL SCIENCES MJR (BS/MS)

Complete 73 semester hours including the following 4 requirement(s):

  1. MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

    Complete the following 3 requirement(s) for a total of 29 semester hours:

    1. Complete the following 6 courses for 21 semester hours:

      AQUA 351 Aquatic Biological Processes (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 4
      AQUA 490 Senior Seminar (3 hours lecture) 3
      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
      EAES 230 Hydrology (3 hours lecture) 3
      EAES 322 Environmental Geochemistry (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 3
    2. Complete 1 course for 4 semester hours from the following:

      EAES 105 Physical Geology (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 4
      EAES 250 Introduction to Marine Sciences (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 4
    3. Complete 1 course for 4 semester hours from the following:

      AQUA 495 Research in Aquatic and Coastal Sciences 4
      BIOL 418 Biology Independent Research 1-4
      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
      EAES 490 Independent Study in Geography (Independent Study) 1-4
      EAES 494 Independent Study in Geoscience 1-4
  2. MAJOR ELECTIVES

    Complete 1 course 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 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 490 Field Methods in the Marine Sciences (2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab) 4
    BIOL 230 Cell and Molecular Biology (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 4
    BIOL 256 Applied Environmental Microbiology (2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 3
    BIOL 380 Genetics (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 4
    BIOL 418 Biology Independent Research 1-4
    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
    CHEM 231 Organic Chemistry II (3 hours lecture) 3
    CHEM 233 Experimental Organic Chemistry II (4 hours lab) 2
    CHEM 310 Analytical Chemistry (3 hours lecture, 4 hours lab) 5
    CHEM 325 Atmospheric Chemistry (3 hours lecture) 3
    EAES 200 Geomorphology (3 hours lecture) 3
    EAES 220 Mineralogy (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 4
    EAES 302 Structural Geology (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 3
    EAES 310 Geographic Information Systems (GIS) (3 hours lab) 3
    EAES 311 Fundamentals of Remote Sensing of Environment (3 hours lecture) 3
    EAES 320 Igneous & Metamorphic Petrology (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 4
    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 342 Invertebrate Paleobiology (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 4
    EAES 350 Oceanography (3 hours lecture) 3
    EAES 404 Field Geology (4 hours lecture, 6 hours lab) 6
    EAES 441 Stratigraphy (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 4
    EAES 451 Coastal Marine Geology (4 hours lecture) 4
    EAES 454 Human Impact on the Coastal Zone 4
    EAES 458 Marine Science Education (1 hour lecture, 1 hour lab) 2
    EAES 459 Independent Study in the Marine Sciences 1-4
    EAES 494 Independent Study in Geoscience 1-4
    PHMS 490 Field Methods in the Marine Sciences (2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab) 4
  3. COLLATERAL REQUIREMENTS

    Complete 4 requirement(s) for 32 semester hours:

    1. CHEMISTRY COLLATERAL

      Complete the following 4 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
      CHEM 230 Organic Chemistry I (3 hours lecture) 3
      CHEM 232 Experimental Organic Chemistry I (4 hours lab) 2
    2. PHYSICS COLLATERAL

      Complete one of the following:

      1. Complete 2 courses for 8 semester hours:

        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 2 courses for 8 semester hours:

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

      Complete one of the following sequences:

      1. Complete the following 2 courses:

        MATH 111 Applied Precalculus (4 hours lecture) 4
        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
    4. STATISTICS COLLATERAL

      Complete 1 course for 3 semester hours:

      STAT 401 Applied Statistics for the Sciences (3 hours lecture) 3
  4. GRADUATE ELECTIVES

    Complete 3 courses for 9 semester hours from the following list. (These courses will also count toward the MS portion of this program):

    AQUA 551 Advanced Aquatic Biological Processes (3 hours lecture) 3
    BIOL 505 Experimental Cell Culture (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 3
    BIOL 521 Field Studies of Flowering Plants (2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab) 4
    BIOL 553 Microbial Ecology (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 4
    BIOL 570 Ecology (3 hours lecture) 3
    BIOL 572 Wetland Ecology (2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab) 4
    BIOL 573 Shoreline Ecology (2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab) 4
    EAES 505 Environmental Geoscience (3 hours lecture) 3
    EAES 526 Geochemistry (3 hours lecture) 3
    EAES 533 Water Resource Management (3 hours lecture) 3
    EAES 550 Advanced Marine Geology (3 hours lecture) 3
    EAES 551 Coastal Geomorphology (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 4
    EAES 563 Natural Resource Management (3 hours lecture) 3
    PHMS 565 Tidal Marsh Ecology (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 4

Course Descriptions:

AQUA351: Aquatic Biological Processes (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab)

Aquatic Biological Processes is a course that introduces students to the fundamental biological systems associated with marine and fresh water communities and serves as the foundation aquatic biological course for the BS/MS program in Aquatic and Coastal Sciences. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 113, CHEM 120, CHEM 121.

AQUA490: Senior Seminar (3 hours lecture)

This seminar is a required course for the curriculum in the BS/MS Coastal and Aquatic Sciences program and fulfills the Graduation Writing Requirement. Students participate in active discussion regarding current research topics in the field and are required to present the result of their research activities or planned research for their Master's Thesis. Meets the University Writing Requirement for majors in Aquatic and Coastal Sciences. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: AQUA 351, AQUA 495, EAES 230, EAES 322.

AQUA495: Research in Aquatic and Coastal Sciences

This course is designed to provide students in the Aquatic and Coastal Sciences BS/MS program with a research-oriented internship utilizing one of the Montclair State University's off-campus research facilities including the School of Conservation, Passaic River Institute, or the Sandy Hook Marine Science Consortium facility. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: AQUA 351, EAES 230, EAES 322.

AQUA551: Advanced Aquatic Biological Processes (3 hours lecture)

Advanced Aquatic Biological Processes is a graduate course which builds upon the fundamental biological systems associated with marine and fresh water communities and serves as the culminating core aquatic biological course for the BS/MS program in Aquatic and Coastal Sciences. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: AQUA 351, EAES 230, EAES 322 or departmental approval.

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.

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.

BIMS490: 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 NJ Marine Sciences Consortium. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 213.

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.

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.

BIOL380: Genetics (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab)

Lecture and lab. Heredity, gene and chromosomal structure and function, gene regulation, mutation and repair, genes in populations, genetic manipulation, and applied genetics are covered. Lab exercises demonstrate genetic concepts. A semester-long project with research paper is required. Required of all biology majors and minors. Meets the University Writing Requirement for majors in Biology, Molecular Biology and Science Informatics. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 230 with a grade of "C-" or better and CHEM 120.

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.

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.

BIOL505: Experimental Cell Culture (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

This graduate course will provide theoretical and practical experience working on living cells. Provides understanding, observation, and hands-on experiences in tissue and organ culture techniques, primary cell culturing, cell differentiation, and techniques in toxicity and mutagenicity assays, plant callus and protopast experimentation. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 380, or similar Genetics course with passing grade and a previous Microbiology course or experience.

BIOL521: Field Studies of Flowering Plants (2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab)

The taxonomy, evolutionary trends and ecological adaptations of the gymnosperms and angiosperms. A variety of habitats will be visited and analyzed. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: Botany and field course in biology.

BIOL553: Microbial Ecology (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab)

Exploration of the essential role of microorganisms in the ecosystem. Lecture, field trips and laboratory will demonstrate the ubiquitous and highly adaptive evolution of microorganisms, their interrelationships and their profound influence on the biosphere. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: Microbiology.

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.

BIOL572: Wetland Ecology (2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab)

Important biotic, chemical and physical parameters of New Jersey's estuaries. Evolution and successional trends of estuarine communities. Ecology of individual communities studied by field trips to Delaware Bay shore and to some Atlantic coast bays, marshes and offshore barrier islands. Also offered at the New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: Botany, and zoology, and field biology.

BIOL573: Shoreline Ecology (2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab)

Community structure, trophic dynamics, species diversity and distribution of bottom dwelling organisms in relationship to their environment; lectures, laboratory work and field investigations of the marine benthos. Also offered at NJ Marine Sciences Consortium. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: Botany, and zoology, and field 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.

CHEM310: Analytical Chemistry (3 hours lecture, 4 hours lab)

Introduction to concepts of classical analytical chemistry including evaluation of data and apparatus, theory and application of volumetric and gravimetric methods and redox equilibrium, and introduction to electrical methods. 5 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 231 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

EAES458: Marine Science Education (1 hour lecture, 1 hour lab)

Selected field experiences and laboratory methods utilized to develop resources from the marine environment to be used in teaching the various disciplines. Offered at the site of the New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium. Cross listed with Earth and Environmental Studies, PHMS 458. Previous course PHMS 460 effective through Spring 2012. 2 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.

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.

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.

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.

EAES526: Geochemistry (3 hours lecture)

Chemical laws and principles applied to the earth, chemical composition of the earth, distribution and relative abundance of the elements. Radioactive materials, atmospheric precipitation of geochemicals, the geochemistry of polluted water (including solid and liquid wastes) study of meteorites. Required field trips. Previous course GEOS 575 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.

EAES550: Advanced Marine Geology (3 hours lecture)

Development and evolution of the ocean basins; marine sedimentation; shoreline development and classification; submarine topography; mineral resources of the sea. Laboratory analysis of marine sediments and fossil assemblages. Required field trips. Previous course GEOS 560 effective through Spring 2012. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Matriculation in a EAES graduate program or department 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.

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.

MATH111: Applied Precalculus (4 hours lecture)

This course covers topics, including trigonometric, exponential, logarithmic, rational, and polynomial functions, that are basic to success in the calculus sequence. Includes applications to Biology, Molecular Biology, and other empirical sciences. Uses graphics calculators extensively. May be substituted for MATH 112 (Precalculus Mathematics). 4 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.

PHMS565: Tidal Marsh Ecology (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab)

Salt marsh development and physiography: community structure, energetics, and interrelationships. The role of salt marshes in estuarine and marine systems. The impact of man on the marsh. Offered at N.J. 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.

STAT401: Applied Statistics for the Sciences (3 hours lecture)

Organizing, displaying, and describing data; designing experiments; methods for drawing conclusions from data; significance testing, confidence intervals, linear regression, analysis of variance, chi-square tests of independence. Examples from disciplines in the natural and physical sciences. Statistical software is used. Not for Mathematics and Computer Science majors. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MATH 111 or Math 112.