Aquatic and Coastal Sciences Major (B.S.) - Undergraduate (Combined B.S./M.S.) - 2009 University Catalog

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AQUATIC AND COASTAL SCIENCES MAJOR

Complete 67 semester hours-69 semester hours including the following 7 requirement(s):

  1. MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

    Complete the following 3 requirement(s):

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

      AQUA 351 Aquatic Biological Processes 4
      AQUA 490 Senior Seminar 3
      BIOL 113 Principles of Biology II 4
      BIOL 213 Introduction to Ecology 4
      GEOS 252 Hydrology 3
      GEOS 454 Environmental Geochemistry 3
    2. Complete 1 course for 4 semester hours from the following:

      GEOS 112 Physical Geology 4
      PHMS 210 Introduction to Marine Sciences 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 4
      BIOL 485 Research Community II: Ecology 4
      EUGS 426 Independent Study in Geography 1-4
      GEOS 495 Independent Study in Geoscience 1-4
  2. MAJOR ELECTIVES

    Complete 2 courses from the following:

    BIMS 220 Introduction to Marine Biology 4
    BIMS 422 Biology of Marine Plankton 2
    BIMS 431 Marine Invertebrate Zoology 4
    BIMS 433 Seashore Ornithology 2
    BIMS 438 Seashore Entomology 2
    BIMS 450 Marine Botany 4
    BIMS 455 Marsh and Dune Vegetation 2
    BIMS 490 Field Methods in the Marine Sciences 4
    BIOL 230 Cell and Molecular Biology 4
    BIOL 256 Applied Environmental Microbiology 3
    BIOL 380 Genetics 4
    BIOL 418 Biology Independent Research 1-4
    BIOL 460 Biological Oceanography 3
    BIOL 461 Aquatic Ecology 3
    BIOL 467 Biology of the Fishes 4
    CHEM 231 Organic Chemistry II 3
    CHEM 233 Experimental Organic Chemistry II 2
    CHEM 310 Analytical Chemistry 5
    CHEM 325 Atmospheric Chemistry 3
    CHEM 411 Water Analysis and Purification 3
    ENVR 452 Geohydrology 3
    ENVR 456 Hydroclimatology 3
    EUGS 352 Fluvial Geography 3
    EUGS 470 Geographic Information Systems (G.I.S.) 3
    GEOS 254 Geomorphology and Climatology of North America 3
    GEOS 360 Oceanography 3
    GEOS 403 Man's Impact on the Coastal Zone 4
    GEOS 431 Invertebrate Paleobiology 4
    GEOS 434 Stratigraphy 4
    GEOS 443 Mineralogy 4
    GEOS 444 Petrology 4
    GEOS 450 Principles of Soil Science 3
    GEOS 455 Fundamentals of Remote Sensing of Environment 3
    GEOS 472 Structural Geology 3
    GEOS 480 Field Geology 6
    GEOS 492 Laboratory Research in Geoscience 1-4
    GEOS 495 Independent Study in Geoscience 1-4
    PHMS 460 Marine Science Education 2
    PHMS 481 Coastal Marine Geology 4
    PHMS 490 Field Methods in the Marine Sciences 4
    PHMS 498 Independent Study in the Marine Sciences 1-4
  3. CHEMISTRY COLLATERAL

    Complete the following 4 courses:

    CHEM 120 General Chemistry I 4
    CHEM 121 General Chemistry II 4
    CHEM 230 Organic Chemistry I 3
    CHEM 232 Experimental Organic Chemistry I 2
  4. PHYSICS COLLATERAL

    Complete one of the following:

    1. Complete the following 2 courses:

      PHYS 191 University Physics I 4
      PHYS 192 University Physics II 4
    2. Complete the following 2 courses:

      PHYS 193 College Physics I 4
      PHYS 194 College Physics II 4
  5. MATHEMATICS COLLATERAL

    Complete one of the following sequences:

    1. Complete the following 2 courses:

      MATH 111 Applied Precalculus 4
      MATH 116 Calculus A 4
    2. Complete the following 2 courses:

      MATH 122 Calculus I 4
      MATH 221 Calculus II 4
  6. STATISTICS COLLATERAL

    Complete 1 course for 3 semester hours:

    STAT 401 Applied Statistics for the Sciences 3
  7. COMBINED PROGRAM REQUIREMENT

    In order to graduate, the combined portion of the program must be completed. Contact the Departmental Advisor.


Course Descriptions:

AQUA351: Aquatic Biological Processes

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

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 ACSC majors. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: AQUA 351, AQUA 495, GEOS 252, GEOS 454.

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, GEOS 252, GEOS 454.

BIMS220: Introduction to Marine Biology

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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: For incoming freshmen Spring 2007 and before, BIOL 100 or minimum MSUPT composite score of 160 for writing and reading. For incoming freshmen as of Fall 2007 and thereafter, Basic Skills Reading Test of >61 AND Basic Skills Math Test (arithmetic) of >74 OR grade of "C" or better in BIOL 100.

BIOL213: Introduction to Ecology

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 112 or BIOL 113 (or BIOL 120 or BIOL 132 if completed prior to Fall CMPT183

BIOL230: Cell and Molecular Biology

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

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

Prerequisites: CHEM 120.

BIOL380: Genetics

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 BDPT, BIBM, BICM, BIDE, BIED, BIES, BIME, BIOL, BMPA, MBDP, MOBI, SIBC, SICS and SIMB majors. 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

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

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

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

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

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.

CHEM120: General Chemistry I

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. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Natural/Physical Science, Laboratory or Non-Laboratory Science. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: One year of high school chemistry.

CHEM121: General Chemistry II

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.

CHEM230: Organic Chemistry I

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.

CHEM231: Organic Chemistry II

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.

CHEM232: Experimental Organic Chemistry I

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

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 are prerequisites. CHEM 231 may be taken as a corequisite.

CHEM310: Analytical Chemistry

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.

CHEM325: Atmospheric Chemistry

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.

CHEM411: Water Analysis and Purification

Modern chemical and biological techniques utilized in analysis and purification of water. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 310 or instructor's permission.

ENVR452: Geohydrology

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 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. Cross listed with Earth and Environmental Studies, GEOS 452. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: GEOS 112 or 252 or ENVR 252.

ENVR456: Hydroclimatology

Climatology emphasizing moisture as one of the fundamental factors in climatic analysis; processes and problems of classification and variability. Examines energy and water balance. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Junior or senior status or permission of the instructor.

EUGS352: Fluvial Geography

Detailed study of streams and rivers emphasizing processes causing variations of size and shape; the morphology of streams and stream channels; processes, quantitative techniques. Cross listed with Earth and Environmental Studies, GEOS 352. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: GEOS 107 or 112 or 125 or EUGS 100.

EUGS426: Independent Study in Geography

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. 1 - 4 sh.

Prerequisites: Junior or senior majors only.

EUGS470: Geographic Information Systems (G.I.S.)

This course deals with fundamental principles and applications of G.I.S. Various ways in which G.I.S. 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 G.I.S. One or two widely used software packages will be employed as a tool to study G.I.S. applications. Cross-listed with Earth and Environmental Studies, GEOS 470. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: GEOS 107 or 112 or 125 or EUGS 100.

GEOS112: Physical Geology

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. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Natural/Physical Science, Laboratory or Non-Laboratory Science. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: Not open to students who have had Principles of Geology.

GEOS252: Hydrology

Water, its availability, distribution and usefulness. Hydrologic cycle examined in detail. Interaction with man and his usage. Applications to models and systematic processes. Cross listed with Earth and Environmental Studies, ENVR 252. 3 sh.

GEOS254: Geomorphology and Climatology of North America

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. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: GEOS 107, or 112, or 125, or EUGS 100.

GEOS360: Oceanography

Study of the physical and chemical properties of sea water, oceanic circulation, waves and tides, and estuarine and shoreline processes. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: GEOS 112 or 162.

GEOS403: Man's 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. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: Geography or Geoscience majors only.

GEOS431: Invertebrate Paleobiology

Invertebrate fossils-their classification, morphology, evolution, stratigraphic distribution and paleoecology. Required field trips. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: GEOS 114.

GEOS434: Stratigraphy

Stratigraphic principles and their application. Case studies of selected regions. Local stratigraphy interpreted through field studies. Meets the University Writing Requirement for GEES, GEOS, and GOED majors. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: GEOS 431.

GEOS443: Mineralogy

Crystallography, internal structure, origin, occurrence, and properties of minerals, laboratory study of common minerals. Required field trips. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: GEOS 112 and CHEM 120.

GEOS444: Petrology

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 GEES, GEOS and GOED majors. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: GEOS 443.

GEOS450: Principles of Soil Science

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. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: GEOS 112 and CHEM 120.

GEOS454: Environmental Geochemistry

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. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: GEOS 112 and CHEM 121.

GEOS455: Fundamentals of Remote Sensing of Environment

Systematic study of multiband spectral reconnaissance of the environment; multifrequency radar systems and their uses. Cross listed with Earth and Environmental Studies, ENVR 455. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: GEOS 107 or 112 or 125 or EUGS 100.

GEOS472: Structural Geology

Recognition and interpretation of primary and tectonic rock structures laboratory work emphasizes the analysis of faults, joints, folds and foliation. Required field trips. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: GEOS 112 and 114, and MATH 122 or 116.

GEOS480: Field Geology

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. 6 sh.

Prerequisites: GEOS 472.

GEOS492: Laboratory Research in Geoscience

Each student conducts individual research on a specific problem in geoscience under the guidance of a sponsoring faculty member. The research may be based on earlier field or literary investigations. The results of the study will be presented in a written research-style report. 1 - 4 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval.

GEOS495: 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. 1 - 4 sh.

Prerequisites: Majors only; departmental approval.

MATH111: Applied Precalculus

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

Differentiation and integration of functions, including trigonometric functions. Applications to biology and geoscience. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Mathematics, Mathematics. 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

Limits, continuity; derivative and differentiation; applications of the derivative, maxima, minima, and extreme considerations; antiderivatives; Riemann integral. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Mathematics, Mathematics. 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

Riemann integral applications, transcendental functions, techniques of integration, improper integrals, L'Hospital's rule, infinite series. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Mathematics, Mathematics. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: MATH 122.

PHMS210: Introduction to Marine Sciences

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. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval. Not open to those who have taken GEOS 162 (General Oceanography).

PHMS460: Marine Science Education

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. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval.

PHMS481: Coastal Marine Geology

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. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval.

PHMS490: Field Methods in the Marine Sciences

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.

PHMS498: 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. 1 - 4 sh.

Prerequisites: Departmental approval.

PHYS191: University Physics I

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. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Natural/Physical Science, Laboratory or Non-Laboratory Science. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: MATH 122 is prerequisite or co-requisite.

PHYS192: University Physics II

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. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Natural/Physical Science, Laboratory or Non-Laboratory Science. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: MATH 221 is prerequisite or corequisite.

PHYS193: College Physics I

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. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Natural/Physical Science, Laboratory or Non-Laboratory Science. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: MATH 100.

PHYS194: College Physics II

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. Meets the 1983 General Education Requirement (GER) - Natural/Physical Science, Laboratory or Non-Laboratory Science. 4 sh.

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

STAT401: Applied Statistics for the Sciences

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.