|Environmental Planning 573
Environmental Issues in the United States (3)
Major trends in contemporary environmental concerns. Analysis of environment as a system of interrelated natural and man-made resources, people, and social institutions. Public policies designed to cope with environmental-human needs.
Fundamentals of Environmental Planning (3)
Principles of environmental planning related to the planning process. Special emphasis on natural principles, policy issues, and social concerns impacting land-use outcomes.
Fundamentals of Environmental Geomatics (3)
New technologies to make better use of geospatial data for environmental and natural resource analysis and management. Basic concepts, definitions, and examples of different applications used in an environmental planning and management context.
Fundamentals of Environmental Geomatics Laboratory (1)
An optional laboratory to accompany 11:372:323. Experience in the basics of geographic information systems (GIS) using ArcView.
Honors Seminar (3)
The topic for each semester addresses current issues from the perspectives of the humanities, sciences, and social sciences.
Open only to honors students (SEBS Honors Program, SAS Honors Program, and Honors College) or by permission of instructor.
Land Measurement and Mapping (3)
Principles of surveying and mapping. Measurement of distances, angles, and direction. Use of tripod level, transit, compass, plane table, and personal computer.
Lec./rec. 2 hrs., lab. 3 hrs. Prerequisites: Algebra and trigonometry.
Intermediate Environmental Geomatics (3)
Concepts and techniques for the manipulation and analysis of geospatial data. Emphasis on environmental and natural resource management applications. Instruction in desktop geographic information system software.
Prerequisite: 11:372:232 or by permission.
Analytical Methods for Environmental Geomatics (3)
Statistical concepts and related quantitative techniques for the analysis of problems in environmental and natural resource management, with emphasis on gathering, processing, and analyzing spatial information.
Prerequisites: 01:198:110 or equivalent, 01:960:401 or equivalent, or permission of instructor.
Global Positioning Systems (1.5)
Use of Global Positioning Systems (GPS) to capture and integrate field data into a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) database for environmental analysis.
Prerequisite: 11:372:232 or permission of instructor.
New Jersey Planning Practice (3)
Practice of planning, including land use, environmental,
transportation, and other planning fields; structure of planning for
all levels of government, covering planning history, legislation (with
a focus on the Municipal Land Use Law), intergovernmental
relationships, and the various participants in the planning process. Includes a team-based field project.
Prerequisite: 11:372:231 or equivalent.
Environmental Planning and the Development Process (3)
Comprehensive examination of the relationship of environmental planning
to land development; fundamental principles of environmental planning
and assessment; analysis of environmental considerations critical to
the land-development process using case studies. Includes a team-based field project.
Prerequisites: 11:372:231 and 232, or equivalent.
Open Space Planning and Management (3)
Through lecture, case studies, and hands-on projects, this course will examine the social and economic drivers behind the move to protect land, the planning processes most often used, and the best management practices most often employed.
Spatial Data Visualization and Map Design (3)
While we often work with complex overlay analyses,
geostatistical modeling, and other rich analytical methods, the creation and
interpretation of maps remain as important to understanding spatial information
as it has for thousands of years. This course introduces students to the
fundamental concepts of cartography, the science and art of making maps.
Students will be able to design effective and sophisticated maps and have the
ability to interpret and critically evaluate the many maps.
Prerequisites: 11:573:232 and 233 or permission of instructor.
Applied Principles of Hydrology (3)
Basic hydrologic concepts and processes and related quantitative
techniques appropriate to planning, management, and design
considerations; hydrologic cycle, hydrology as a quantitative science,
probability and statistics, the drainage basin, precipitation,
infiltration, evaporation and evapotranspiration, surface water,
hydrographs, soil moisture, groundwater, and managing water and watersheds.
Prerequisite: 01:640:115 or equivalent. Not open to first-year students.
Watershed Planning and Management: An Interdisciplinary Approach (3)
Problems and challenges of watershed management with respect to particular New Jersey watersheds. Review of current comprehensive watershed management and storm water management policy.
Open only to juniors and seniors.
Ecological Design and Stewardship (3)
The application of environmental principles and research is essential to sustainable planning, design, and management of land. The goal of this course is to teach students, who would like to include land planning, design, or management in their future career, how to be an effective end user of environmental science.
Prerequisite: 01:119:103 or 01:119:115 or equivalent.
Advanced Environmental Geomatics (3)
Advanced and applied analysis of geospatial data. Emphasis on environmental and natural resource management applications. Instruction in state-of-the-art geographical information system software.
Prerequisites: 11:372:362 and 369.
Special Problems in Environmental Planning (BA,BA)
Special problems in environmental resources involving original work.
Prerequisite: Permission of the environmental planning and design curriculum coordinator.