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Fall 2019
Nov 30,2020
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ENSC 098 - TRANSFER ELECTIVE

0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Environmental Science Department

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 ofenvironmental issues associated with human population growth, consumption and management of natural resources, global climate change, various forms of pollution, energy, and the preservation ofbiodiversity. Emphasis is placed on the key scientific principles needed to understand, analyze, and respond to these issues. This course is required for the Environmental Science major and minor, the Integrated Science Studies major, and the Environmental Studies major. It fulfills the General Education Science requirement. It does @ have a laboratory component. There is no pre-requisite.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Lecture/Online, Online Course

Environmental Science Department

Course Attributes:
Gen Ed 2018, Gen Ed-Scientific Reasoning, 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 220 - THEORETICAL & APPLIED ECOLOGY LECTURE
An exploration ofthe 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. The co-requisite laboratory introduces students to the ecology and natural history of forest ecosystems in New Jersey, with a focus on the basic skills used by field ecologists to identify organisms and study ecological phenomena. This course is cross listed with BIOL220.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Lecture/Online, Online Course

Environmental Science Department

ENSC 220L - THEOR & APPLD ECOLOGY LAB
An introduction to the ecology and natural history of forest ecosystems in New Jersey, with a focus on the basic skills used by field ecologists to identify organisms and to study ecological phenomena. Students are also provided with direct experience in applying some ofthe ecological methodologies presented in the co-requisite lecture course (ENSC 220 lecture) and in writing scientific reports. This course is cross listed with BIOL220L.
0.000 TO 2.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 2.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lab

Environmental Science Department

ENSC 225 - GIS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
This course applies current trends, software industry standards and applications using Geographic Information Systems (GlS) software. GIS are systems that help us organize, manage, analyze, and present the spatial dimension ofinformation on maps, and across many disciplines. lt is a tool for scientists and for decision making. Components and areas ofinterest that environmental scientists study have geographic characteristics and extent. What, when, how and where we are conducting our studies are all critical in GIS. The purpose ofthis course is to teach students the foundations ofGlS and how it is applied in environmental science, and other related disciplines. We will also discuss the policy and organizational issues involved in GIS, and the institutional framework that supports them, including ethical and legal issues, and standards governing GIS data in New lersey.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Lecture/Online, Online Course

Environmental Science Department

ENSC 230 - SUSTAINABLE NATURAL RESOURCES
This course combines lectures, student presentations. seminar-style discussions and group projects to introduce students to concepts and issues related to the sustainable use and management ofa wide variety ofnatural resources. Specific topics include sustainable agriculture and landscaping, forest resources, fisheries, water, ecological footprints, conservation ecology, restoration ecology and sustainability on college campuses. Best practices are emphasized throughout the course. This course fulfills the Science in a Cultural Perspective portion of the TAS core for the Environmental Science major. Students from other majors are also encouraged to enroll.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Lecture/Online, Online Course

Environmental Science Department

ENSC 290 - 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: Hybrid, Lecture, Online 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 305 - CLIMATE CHANGE SCIENCE
FORMERLY: ENSC-405 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 temperature and precipitation changes, and 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 could 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.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Lecture/Online, Online Course

Environmental Science Department

ENSC 320 - AVIAN ECOLOGY
This course combines lectures, case studies, field activities and a variety of assignments to provide students with deeper understanding and experience about the wild bird populations and avian ecology in our region. Classroom activities, field trips and independent research projects (for which each student conducts field observations, gives a presentation and writes a paper about one species) are closely linked to provide the background and authentic learning experiences that help students better understand avian ecology and work done by wildlife professionals who work with birds. Topics include behavioral ecology, population ecology and management, conservation, feeding ecology, predator/prey interactions, niche, habitat and substrate selection, completion and migration.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

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: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

Environmental Science Department

Course Attributes:
SS-Sch Core-Sustainability

ENSC 343 - ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY LECTURE
This course explores the origins, transport, reactions, effects, fates and analyses of chemical species in air, water and soil. Students learn about the naturally occurring chemical processes in the environment and the impact of man on this environment. Students are prepared for advanced studies in environmental chemistry by learning both theoretical and practical chemistry concepts applicable to such fields like 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: Hybrid, Lecture, Lecture/Online, Online Course

Environmental Science Department

ENSC 343L - ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY LAB
This course explores the origins, transport, reactions, effects, fates and analyses of chemical species in air, water and soil. Students learn about the naturally occurring chemical processes in the environment and the impact of man on this environment Students are prepared for advanced studies in environmental chemistry by learning both theoretical and practical chemistry concepts applicable to such fields like exposure assessment, industrial hygiene and environmental engineering.
0.000 TO 2.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 2.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lab

Environmental Science Department

ENSC 345 - 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/lab biologists. A wide variety of research designs (e.g., completely ramdomized, 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 analysis. Proficiency in preparing and interpreting scientific graphs is also remphasized. This is a required course for the Environmental Science major, and it can be used to fulfill one of the math requirements for the biology major or as an elective for the biology major.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

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. This course combines lectures, case studies, field activities and a variety of assignments to provide students with deeper understanding and experience about a variety of critical topics in the area of field ecology. Classroom activities, field trips and independent research projects (for which each student conducts field observations, gives a presentation and writes a paper about relevant literature) are closely linked to provide the background and authentic learning experiences that help students better understand field ecology. Topics include animal tracks, scatology, restoration ecology, spring migration, and ecological succession.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

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 417 - ECOLOGICAL FIELD RESEARCH LECTURE
ENSC 417 Ecological Field Research Lecture runs concurrently with ENSC 417L Ecological Field Research Lab. The two courses together focus largely on semester-long, independent field Research projects that are designed and implemented by student teams. In addition to designing and implementing field research, in the lecture course students conduct literature searches, participate in joumal article discussions, write research reviews, analyze and interpret their data, and write press releases about their projects.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Lecture/Online, Online Course

Environmental Science Department

Course Attributes:
WRITING INTENSIVE

ENSC 417L - ECOLOGICAL FIELD RESEARCH LAB
ENSC 417L Ecological Field Research Lab runs concurrently with ENSC 417 Ecological Field Research Lecture. The two courses together focus largely on semester-long, independent field research projects that are designed and implemented by student teams. In addition to designing and implementing field research, in this lab course students conduct, analyze and interpret their data, and create research posters about their projects.
0.000 TO 2.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 2.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lab

Environmental Science Department

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: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

Environmental Science Department

ENSC 495 - ADV TOPICS IN ENV SCIENCE
"ENSC 495 ─ Advanced Topics in Env. Science. This course is the capstone course in the Environmental Science program. The topic and instructor varies from semester to semester. In this course we will build on and integrate knowledge from earlier courses in the major to explore a particular issue in the environmental sciences. Students will also enhance skills including writing for diverse audiences, oral presentations, and leading seminar discussions. Students must have senior standing and must have completed the majority of courses in the major. Topic: Human Population Ecology. An exploration of the population ecology of the human species, with emphasis on the size of human populations over time, variables affecting population growth and maintenance, and an assessment of what the global carrying capacity for humans might be."
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Online Course

Environmental Science Department

Course Attributes:
WRITING INTENSIVE

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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