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Spring 2011
Apr 24,2014
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ENSC 100 - INDEPENDENT STUDY: ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
Limited opportunities to enroll for course work on an Independent Study basis are available. A student interested in this option should obtain an Independent Study Registration Form from the Registrar, have it completed by the instructor and school dean involved, and return it to the Registrar's Office. Consult the current Schedule of Classes for policies concerning Independent Study.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

Environmental Science Department

ENSC 103 - INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
This course explores critical environmental issues from a scientific perspective. Basic scientific concepts are introduced and then applied to gain an understanding of environmental issues associated with human population growth, consumption and management of natural resources, global climate change, various forms of pollution, energy, and the preservation of biodiversity. Emphasis is placed on the key scientific principles needed to understand, analyze, and respond to these issues. Experiential learning (e.g., field trips, field research projects, attendance at environmental events) are included. ENSC 103 can be used to fulfill the General Education 100-level science requirement; it is also required of Environmental Science majors.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Environmental Science Department

Course Attributes:
GE-SCIENCE W EXPERIENTIAL

ENSC 110 - FOSSILS TO FORESTS:FIELD STUDIES IN CHANGING LANDSCAPES
This course combines field observations, lectures and research projects to investigate the ecology, paleontology, and physical landscape (geomorphology) or New Jersey and surrounding areas. The principle theme of the course is the dynamic nature of ecological and geological systems. Specific topics include: ecological succession, forest health, dynamics, biodiversity and restoration, history of life, fossil identification, paleo-ecosystem reconstruction, and climate change. There will be field excursions to High Point State Park, NJ (high-elevation bog), Hickory Run State Park, PS (glacial boulder field), Catskill Mountain region (ecological gradients, landforms, and 300 million year old ocean fossils), the Pine Barrens (pigmy pine plains, fire ecology), Barnegat coastline (dune succession and ecology, coastal processes), and fossil sites in Stroudsburg, PA and Montague NJ (390 million year old ocean life), and Sewell, NJ (65 million year ocean life). Field labs at the nearby Ramapo Valley County Reservation give hands-on experience at conducting field research about forest ecology and developing skills that focus on authentic research tasks.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Environmental Science Department

Course Attributes:
GE-SCIENCE W EXPERIENTIAL

ENSC 198 - TRANSFER ELECTIVE
This course designation describes a transfer course from another institution where an equivalency to a Ramapo College course has not been determined. Upon convener evaluation, this course ID may be changed to an equivalent of a Ramapo College course or may fulfill a requirement.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Environmental Science Department

ENSC 199 - TRANSFER ELECTIVE
This course designation is used to describe a transfer course from another institution which has been evaluated by the convener. A course with this course number has no equivalent Ramapo course. It may fulfill a requirement or may count as a free elective.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Environmental Science Department

ENSC 200 - INDEPENDENT STUDY: ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
Limited opportunities to enroll for course work on an Independent Study basis are available. A student interested in this option should obtain an Independent Study Registration Form from the Registrar, have it completed by the instructor and school dean involved, and return it to the Registrar's Office. Consult the current Schedule of Classes for policies concerning Independent Study.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

Environmental Science Department

ENSC 210 - THEORETICAL AND FIELD BIOLOGY
An exploration of the field of ecology, with emphasis on ecosystem function and structure, biodiversity, interrelationships of plant and animal communities, population dynamics, biogeography, and a survey of representative ecosystems. Field laboratories introduce students to the ecology and natural history of forest ecosystems in New Jersey, teach students basic skills used by field ecologists, especially pertaining to independently identifying organisms and observing ecological phenomena, and introduce students to how ecologists design and conduct field research.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lab, Lecture
All Sections for this Course

Environmental Science Department

ENSC 298 - TRANSFER ELECTIVE
This course designation describes a transfer course from another institution where an equivalency to a Ramapo College course has not been determined. Upon convener evaluation, this course ID may be changed to an equivalent of a Ramapo College course or may fulfill a requirement.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Environmental Science Department

ENSC 299 - TRANSFER ELECTIVE
This course designation is used to describe a transfer course from another institution which has been evaluated by the convener. A course with this course number has no equivalent Ramapo course. It may fulfill a requirement or may count as a free elective.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Environmental Science Department

ENSC 300 - INDEPENDENT STUDY: ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
Limited opportunities to enroll for course work on an Independent Study basis are available. A student interested in this option should obtain an Independent Study Registration Form from the Registrar, have it completed by the instructor and school dean involved, and return it to the Registrar's Office. Consult the current Schedule of Classes for policies concerning Independent Study.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

Environmental Science Department

ENSC 317 - TROPICAL ECOSYSTEMS FIELD WORK
(Study Abroad course) Students in the course will live in and study four different tropical ecosystems. The course starts in San Jose, the capital city of Costa Rica from there students travel to the lowland rainforest of LaSelva, the dry tropical forest of Polo Verde National Park. The cloud forest of Mentenevde and the Pacific Costal forest of Manuel Autonia National Park. The course will also visit and explore two active volcanoes. Students will be expected to participate in all field activities and keep a detailed journal
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Environmental Science Department

ENSC 322 - EFFICIENT SOLAR DESIGN
A study of the architectural, environmental and engineering design considerations for planning and building energy efficient solar homes. The course will include state-of-the-art analysis of super-insulation, passive solar, air-to-air heat exchangers, and radon-resistant construction, as well as the basics of heat loss and thermal energy flows, energy conservation techniques, landscaping, and site evaluation. Recommended for students in environmental studies and science, and more generally, for students interested in architecture, design and the environment.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Environmental Science Department

ENSC 325 - BIOLOGICAL CONSERVATION
The loss of biodiversity is one of the preeminent environmental issues of the 21st century. This course provides an in-depth survey of a broad range of ecological concepts related to the preservation and conservation of biodiversity. The connection between theory and applications at all ecological scales (individual organisms, populations, species, communities, ecosystems, biomes) is emphasized. Case studies that span a broad array of taxa (primarily plants and animals), ecosystems (terrestrial, aquatic, natural, anthropogenic) and geographic regions are presented throughout the course.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Environmental Science Department

Course Attributes:
SS-Sch Core-Sustainability

ENSC 340 - ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY: LECTURE AND LAB
This course explores the origins, transport, reactions, effects, fates and analyses of chemical species in air, water and soil. Students learn about naturally-occurring chemical processes and human impacts on the environment. Students are prepared for advanced studies in environmental chemistry by learning both theoretical and practical chemistry concepts applicable to such fields as exposure assessment, industrial hygiene and environmental engineering.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lab, Lecture
All Sections for this Course

Environmental Science Department

ENSC 345 - ECOLOGICAL RESEARCH DESIGN & STATISTICS
This course is designed to introduce students to research approaches and statistical methods that are commonly used by environmental scientists and field biologists. A wide variety of research designs (e.g., completely randomized, randomized block, continuous, tabular), descriptive statistics (central tendency, variability, distribution), and parametric and nonparametric hypothesis tests (chi-square, contingency table, paired sample, unpaired sample, multiple sample, correlation, regression) are examined. Real examples from the literature are discussed, and students collect, analyze and interpret their own data for each statistical anslysis. Proficiency in reading and preparing scientific graphs is also emphasied. ENSC 345 Ecological Research Design and Statistics can be used to fulfill one of the math requirements for the biology major, and is a required course for the Environmental Science major.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Environmental Science Department

ENSC 388 - CO-OP/INTERNSHIP ENV SCIENCE
An academic program in which students are placed in work positions relevant to their academic majors and career goals. The program integrates academic work on-campus with supervised off-campus work experience in both the public and private sectors. Students may take up to two Co-ops in their academic career at Ramapo College. Students must be at least a Sophomore and have a 2.0 or better average to be eligible. Transfer students must have completed at least 16 credits at Ramapo.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Co-Op

Environmental Science Department

ENSC 390 - TOPICS:
The descriptions and topics of this course change from semester-to-semester, as well as from instructor-to-instructor. Prerequisite: varies with the topic offered.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Environmental Science Department

ENSC 398 - TRANSFER ELECTIVE
This course designation describes a transfer course from another institution where an equivalency to a Ramapo College course has not been determined. Upon convener evaluation, this course ID may be changed to an equivalent of a Ramapo College course or may fulfill a requirement.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Environmental Science Department

ENSC 399 - TRANSFER ELECTIVE
This course designation is used to describe a transfer course from another institution which has been evaluated by the convener. A course with this course number has no equivalent Ramapo course. It may fulfill a requirement or may count as a free elective.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Environmental Science Department

ENSC 400 - INDEPENDENT STUDY: ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
Limited opportunities to enroll for course work on an Independent Study basis are available. A student interested in this option should obtain an Independent Study Registration Form from the Registrar, have it completed by the instructor and school dean involved, and return it to the Registrar's Office. Consult the current Schedule of Classes for policies concerning Independent Study.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

Environmental Science Department

ENSC 405 - GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE
In this course, we will examine the scientific evidence for global climate change in the modern era, and the natural and human causes of climate change on various timescales. We will examine the probable effects of climate change through the 21st century and beyond, including 'global warming' as well as localized cooling, the effects on terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems and natural resources such as soil and water. We will look at the human dimension of climate change: the effects on settlements and infrastructure, and health. Finally we will explore the scientific and technological options available to us both now and in the near future that will hopefully enable us to begin to decrease the rate of climate change, as well as the policy and economic considerations that will be required in order for us to adapt to our new environment. This course is the interdisciplinary capstone course for the Environmental Science major. We will build on knowledge and skills learned at the upper level in the disciplines of ecology, chemistry, physics and earth science, and conversely examine how climate change affects each of these areas. This course will be taught in a variety of formats, with students facilitating several sessions.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Environmental Science Department

ENSC 416 - ECOLOGICAL FIELD RESEARCH:LEC & LAB
This course focuses largely on semester-long, independent field research projects that are designed and implemented by student teams. Primary objectives are for students to: (a) learn how to creatively design, carry out and present independent lines of field research; (b) broaden their knowledge base in forest ecology field methods, research designs, statistical analyses and theory; (c) improve skills at evaluating, interpreting and writing about scientific articles from refereed journals. ENSC 416 is required for the Environmental Science major, and serves as an elective for the Biology and Environmental Studies majors, and for the Environmental Science minor.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lab, Lecture

Environmental Science Department

Course Attributes:
WRITING INTENSIVE

ENSC 490 - TOPICS:
The descriptions and topics of this course change from semester-to-semester, as well as from instructor-to-instructor. Prerequisite: varies with the topic offered.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Environmental Science Department

ENSC 498 - TRANSFER ELECTIVE
This course designation describes a transfer course from another institution where an equivalency to a Ramapo College course has not been determined. Upon convener evaluation, this course ID may be changed to an equivalent of a Ramapo College course or may fulfill a requirement.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Environmental Science Department

ENSC 499 - TRANSFER ELECTIVE
This course designation is used to describe a transfer course from another institution which has been evaluated by the convener. A course with this course number has no equivalent Ramapo course. It may fulfill a requirement or may count as a free elective.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Environmental Science Department


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