my.newpaltz.edu | Blackboard | Hawkmail | Library | Zimbra

A-Z Index | Contact Us | People-Finder

» Current Students | » Faculty & Staff | » Future Students | » Parents | » Alumni, Donors & Friends | » Athletics | » Employment | » Give Today!

Main Image

Courses

MATHEMATICS and PHYSICS

64241 Introduction to Statistics (3 Cr.)
Descriptive statistics, measure of central tendency and dispersion, population parameters and sample statistics, use of probability distributions for statistical inference, binomial and normal distributions, introduction to hypothesis testing. Designed for non-mathematics majors. Not open to students who have taken 64381 or 64382. Prerequisite: C- in 64152 or MPL4.

64251 Calculus 1 (4 Cr.)
The first of a two-semester sequence introducing the differential and integral calculus of functions of one variable, limits and continuity, differentiation, mean value theorem, extrema, integration, fundamental theorem of the calculus; methods of antidifferentiation, applications. Prerequisite: C- in 64181 or MPL5.

64252 Calculus 2 (4 Cr.)
The second of a two-semester sequence introducing the differential and integral calculus of functions of one variable, limits and continuity, differentiation, mean value theorem, extrema, integration, fundamental theorem of the calculus; methods of antidifferentiation, applications. Prerequisite: C- in 64251 or MPL6.

75201 General Physics 1 (4 Cr.)
Basic principles of mechanics, wave motion, and thermodynamics using vector analysis and calculus. Primarily for students majoring in physics, engineering, mathematics and chemistry; students majoring in biology and geology should consult their advisor if they wish to take this course in preference to 75221. Corequisite: 64252, 75203. Prerequisite: 64251, Calculus 1, or PC.

75202 General Physics 2 (4 Cr.)
Basic principles of electricity, magnetism, and optics using vector analysis and calculus. Primarily for students majoring in physics, engineering, mathematics and chemistry; students majoring in biology and geology should consult their advisor if they wish to take this course in preference to 75222. Corequisite: 75204. Prerequisite: 75201.

BIOLOGY

15210 Introductory Biology (4 Cr.)
A one-semester lecture/laboratory general biology course covering most topics discussed in General Biology I and II and serving the same prerequisite role for electives within the Biology Department. Introductory Biology is designed for part-time and transfer students contemplating a major in biology and for students in other disciplines where a foundation in basic biological principles would be helpful. For prospective biology majors to enroll, they must be part-time or transfer students. This course is not open to students who have completed 15201 or 15202.

15340 Ecology (4 Cr.)
A study of principles and concepts of ecology at the ecosystem, community, population, and organism levels of organization. Laboratory and fieldwork emphasize methods of acquiring, analyzing and interpreting ecological data. Prerequisite: 15201 and 15202, or PI.

CHEMISTRY

22201 General Chemistry 1 (4 Cr.)
Principles governing chemical change in relation to the atomicity of matter, atomic structure and the periodic system of the elements. Laboratory work in diversified typical chemical reactions and manipulations and qualitative chemical analysis. Prerequisite: C- in 64050 or MPL3.

22202 General Chemistry 2 (4 Cr.)
Kinetics, thermodynamics, equilibria and electrochemistry. Laboratory work in inorganic preparation equilibria and quantitative analysis. Prerequisite: 22201

22318 Organic Chemistry 1 (4 Cr.)
Structural theory and its application to the study of the properties of carbon compounds. Laboratory work in basic techniques on a microscale level. Prerequisite: 22202; corequisite 22316.

22303 Introduction to Analytical Chemistry (4 Cr.)
Lecture and laboratory work in gravimetric, volumetric, and elementary instrumental analysis. Application of statistics to analytical chemistry. Prerequisite: 22202. Recommended corequisite: 22321.

22407 Instrumental Techniques (4 Cr.)
Familiarization with the modern instruments and techniques used in chemistry. Prerequisite: 22303 or 22322.

GEOLOGY

50220 Physical Geology (4 Cr.)
Basic concepts of geology. Minerals, rocks, and rock-forming processes. Geologic time and age dating. Erosion, streams, groundwater, glaciers, geologic structures, earthquakes, plate tectonics, geologic and other geologic processes. Laboratory study of minerals, rocks and maps. Field trips. Recommended sequential course is 50301 Historical Geology. Fall/Spring/Annual

50301 Historical Geology (4 Cr.)
Geological and geographic developments of the continents throughout the earth's history, with emphasis on North America. Methods used in calculating the age of our planet, and interpreting the history of its rocks. Evolution of plants and animals through geologic time. In the laboratory, geologic maps and a few common fossils are studied. Local and regional field trips. Prerequisite: 50220. Spring/Annual

50507 Surface and Groundwater Hydrology (4 Cr.)
Hydrologic cycle, occurrence and movement of ground water, aquifer analysis and ground water hydrology. Water quality and pollution measurement and abatement. Nature of water supplies, ground water exploration, and conservation of ground water. Prerequisite: 50220 and 75201 or PI.

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

50370 Introduction to Environmental Science and Engineering (4 Cr.)
A survey course covering the broad scope of environmental science and engineering, including air pollution, water pollution, water quality control, environmental chemistry, global atmospheric change, solid waste management and resource recovery. Case studies and outside speakers. Prerequisites: 22202 General Chemistry 2 and 50301 Historical Geology.

48406 Natural Resources: Utilization and Management (3 Cr.)
Distribution, use, and management of natural resources as they affect economic development in both the historical and present sense.

50346 Conservation and Environmental Impact (3 Cr.)
Study of the ways by which man's impact on nature and the environment is assessed and evaluated. Aspects of Environmental Impact Statements that are of significance to environmental geology, including air quality, meteorology, water quality, hydrogeology, land use, waste management, energy use and conservation. Prerequisite 50205 recommended.

15475, 15476 Biology Research Project 1,2 (6 Cr.)
50475, 50476 Geology Research Project 1,2 (6 Cr.)
22475, 22476 Chemistry Research Project 1,2 (6 Cr.)
Students will undertake a two semester research project, under the guidance of a faculty mentor, focusing on a detailed examination of a real world environmental problem. The project will culminate in both a written document and an oral presentation in the Senior Seminar. Prerequisite: Senior status in the Environmental Science major.

50477 Senior Seminar (1 Cr.) (Spring)
This seminar will consist of a series of lectures on special topics in environmental science. Lectures will be given both by guest scientists and seniors presenting their research projects. Prerequisite: 22475 or 50475.

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE ELECTIVES

15519 Wetlands Ecology (4 Cr.)
An introduction to the ecology of wetland ecosystems. Structure and function of different types of wetlands will be compared. Alternation and protection will be examined as well as methods used to study them. Prerequisite: General Biology 1 and 2 or equivalent.

22321 Physical Chemistry (3 Cr.)
Ideal and real gases, kinetic molecular theory, thermodynamics, phase and chemical equilibrium, surface chemistry. Prerequisite: 22202, 64252, and 75202.

22461 Biochemistry 1 (4 Cr.)
Examination of the chemistry of cellular constituents, especially biopolymers, and metabolic reactions leading to biologically useful energy production. Control of intermediary metabolism at the molecular level. Prerequisite: 22308, 22309, 15201, 15202.

50338 Structural Geology (4 Cr.)
Study of the structure and deformation of the Earth's crust. Includes rock mechanics, faulting, folding, fabric, geometric analysis, diapirism, and tectonics. Laboratories cover geologic map interpretation, use of spherical projections, and field work. Field trips. Prerequisite: 50331 and MPL5.

48382 Remote Sensing (4 Cr.)
Principles, methods, techniques of remote sensing - including air photo interpretation and photogrammetry; their use in identification, analysis and management of physical, cultural, and economic resources, application to geography and related physical and social sciences. Computer applications are included. Prerequisite: 48273 and 48381, or PI.

48383 Introduction to GIS (3 Cr.)
An introductory overview of geographic information systems (GIS), a major technological innovation in the analysis and presentation of spatial data. Topics include theoretical and practical aspects of spatial, data collection, storage, analysis, and display. Computer lab projects providing practical experience with popular GIS hardware and software are an essential part of this course. Prerequisite: PI

50331 Stratigraphy-Sedimentation (4 Cr.)
Stratified rocks, their formation today as clues to the formation of similar rocks in the past, their local descriptions, their correlation in a regional and world-wide framework, and the principles and methods used in interpreting the geologic history they record. Laboratory and field methods in the study of sedimentation, sedimentary rocks and stratigraphic successions found in outcrops. Prerequisite: 50301 or 50305 and MPL5.

50339 Natural Resources and Energy (3 Cr.)
Relation of the production of energy and its environmental impact on the finite nature of our natural resources. Review and critical evaluation of past, present, and future energy technologies.