Environment, Geography, and Marine Sciences

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C. Patrick Heidkamp, Chairperson
Jennings 318
Tel: (203) 392-5919 
heidkampc1@SouthernCT.edu

Mary Woodruff, Secretary
Tel: (203) 392-5834
Fax: (203) 392-5833
woodruffm1@southernct.edu 

Cusato, Susan, Professor and Graduate Coordinator 
Axon, Stephen, Assistant Professor
Breslin, Vincent, Professor
Cross, Emma, Assistant Professor
Graves, Scott, Professor
Heidkamp, C. Patrick, Professor
Miller, Matthew, Assistant Professor
Russo Kelly, Miriah, Assistant Professor
Tait, James, Professor
West, Eric, Associate Professor
Zavar, Elyse Marie, Assistant Professor

 

CRM 500 - Research Methods I

An introduction to research methods and research design related to resilience thinking in the coastal zone. Topics addressed include: the formulation of research questions; the development of research projects; the development of a project relevant literature review; qualitative and field-based research approaches, data and data measurement, data reliability and validity.

Prerequisite(s): Open to Matriculated CRM students or departmental permission.

2 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2018

CRM 501 - Coastal Systems I: Biophysical /Environmental Aspects

Examination of the coastal environment in terms of the interacting physical and biological systems that give individual coastal environments their distinctive characteristics and that provide the matrix for sustainability and resilience issues.

Prerequisite(s): Open to Matriculated CRM students or departmental permission.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2018

CRM 502 - Coastal Systems II: Sociocultural Aspects

Exploration of the social and cultural dimensions of coastal systems. Topics addressed include: coastal heritage, tourism, recreation, food, transport and energy systems, resources, economic development, environmental perception, and socio-ecological systems and resilience.

Prerequisite(s): Open to Matriculated CRM students or departmental permission.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2018

CRM 503 - Coastal Hazards and Pollution

Examination of the major coastal hazards and anthropogenic sources of contamination impacting coastal ecosystems and societies. An understanding of these processes will allow for an assessment of regional susceptibilities strategies to minimize impacts on coastal communities.

Prerequisite(s): Open to Matriculated CRM students or departmental permission.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: not yet offered

CRM 504 - Coastal Policy and Planning

Examination of marine and coastal governance; policy and management in the national and international context. Analysis of relevant state, federal and international policy programs with emphasis on current policy issues.

Prerequisite(s): Open to Martriculated CRM students or departmental permission.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: not yet offered

CRM 505 - GIS I

First class in a two class series in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Introduces GIS theory, software, and data management. Focus on geospatial data collection, processing and management.

Prerequisite(s): Open to Matriculated CRM students or departmental permission.

4 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2018

CRM 506 - GIS II

Second class in a two class series in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Introduces spatial analysis, spatial statistics, and advanced data display techniques. Focus on spatial data processing/analysis and data display.

Prerequisite(s): CRM 505

4 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: not yet offered

CRM 510 - Research Methods II

Research methods and research design related to resilience thinking in the coastal zone. Topics addressed include: scientific knowledge production and communication, data representation, analysis and interpretation, research ethics, research proposal development, and research dissemination strategies.

Prerequisite(s): CRM 500 or departmental permission. Open to Matriculated CRM students only.

2 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: not yet offered

CRM 550 - Field Experience

A field course focused on assessing coastal resilience through an examination of: sustainability issues, energy and resource use, waste management, human impacts and natural hazard mitigation/adaption to extreme coastal events and sea level change, and development impacts on coastal habitat.

Prerequisite(s): Open to Matriculated CRM students or departmental permission.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: not yet offered

CRM 590 - Coastal Issues Seminar

An examination of current research and issues related to sustainability, resilience, and development in the coastal zone. Course will be delivered via video feed as appropriate.

Special Information: Course may be repeated for credit 1 time.

Prerequisite(s): Open to Matriculated CRM students or departmental permission.

1.5 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2018

CRM 594 - Thesis Research I

The student will finalize a thesis proposal according to accepted style guidelines and begin thesis research under the supervision of an approved thesis advisor.

Prerequisite(s): Open to Matriculated CRM students.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: not yet offered

CRM 595 - Thesis Research II

Thesis research under the supervision of an approved advisor and completion of the written thesis and oral defense of the thesis research project.

Prerequisite(s): Open to Matriculated CRM students.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: not yet offered

CRM 600 - Independent Study and Research

Working with an approved advisor, students study and undertake research relevant to their program of study and thesis project in CRM program.

Prerequisite(s): Open to Matriculated CRM students.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: not yet offered

CRM 601 - Directed Study I: Biophysical Aspects of Coastal Resilience

Directed study focused on the biophysical aspects of coastal resilience. Regularly scheduled meetings, and examination upon the completion of the course.

Prerequisite(s): Open to Matriculated CRM students only.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: not yet offered

CRM 602 - Directed Study II: Sociocultural Aspects of Coastal Resilience

Directed study focused on the sociocultural aspects of coastal resilience. Regularly scheduled meetings, and examination upon the completion of the course.

Prerequisite(s): Open to Matriculated CRM students only.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: not yet offered

CRM 603 - Directed Study III: Sustainability Transitions

Directed study focused on the sustainability transitions literature. Regularly scheduled meetings, and examination upon the completion of the course.

Prerequisite(s): Open to Matriculated CRM students only.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: not yet offered

EVE 531 - Group Dynamics and Environmental Problem Solving

Individual and group processes and the translation of group process into effective environmental action.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2020

EVE 532 - Ecosystems and Environmental Concerns

Factors operating in the ecosystem, types of ecosystems, problems and possible solutions related to the ecosystems. Field observations. For non-biology majors with a working knowledge of ecology.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2021

EVE 533 - Economics of Environmental Concerns

Nature and causes of the contemporary environmental crises including pollution of air, land, and water. Economic concepts and principles involved in environmental issues. For teachers interested in environmental education.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2018

EVE 534 - Readings and Research in Environmental Concerns

Research problems in environmental education. Literature of the field. Techniques of analyzing and evaluating information.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2019

EVE 535 - Environmental Teaching Methods

Teaching techniques and curriculum development for environmentally-oriented subjects in grades K-12.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2018

EVE 537 - Analytic Techniques and Instrumentation

Laboratory and field techniques useful in studying environmental conditions and analyzing environmental situations.

6 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Summer 2020

EVE 539 - Political and Legal Aspects of Environmental Concerns

Legal and political influences of environmental legislation, the development of relevant legal doctrines, the role in the political process of selected governmental agencies charged with enforcing legislation, and the role of informal citizen groups.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2019

EVE 540 - Environmental Design

Classroom and field study of the relationships and forces underlying the physical environment.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2020

EVE 545 - Curriculum Materials in Environmental Education

Multi-media approaches, individualized instruction, simulation gaming, lecture, field experiences, computer based instruction, and computer managed environmental education instruction.

Prerequisite(s): a course in teaching methods. Corequisite (s): EVE 546.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2017

EVE 546 - Environmental Education Curriculum Writing Workshop

Environmental Education instructional formats in procedures for designing, producing, implanting, and evaluating environmental education materials.

Corequisite(s): EVE 545.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2019

EVE 550 - Environment and Belief: An Interplay of Systems

The relationship between individual/societal systems of belief and the resultant attitudes toward, and effect on, the environment.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2018

EVE 551 - Environmental Action Research

An excursion into the realm of environmental action as demonstrated by individuals and centers devoted to practical solutions and research. Students in this course will come ito contact with alternative approaches and solutions to common environmental problems.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2021

EVE 552 - Long Island Sound: Environmental Perspectives

Examination of the environmental history and use of Long Island Sound with emphasis on natural habitats, economic uses and human impacts.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2020

EVE 559 - Energy Use and Global Climate Change

Examination of the scientific, social, economic and political aspects of global climate change due to energy production using fossil-fuels.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2020

EVE 589 - Thesis Proposal

Thesis proposal development and defense. This course is designed for the preparation of the thesis proposal. Students will work with a thesis advisor for the development of the written proposal. Students will present and defend their thesis proposal.

Special Information: Departmental permission required.

Prerequisite(s): Open to matriculated students in the M.S. in Environmental Education who have completed a minimum of 24 credits.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2020

EVE 590 - Thesis

Thesis Seminar

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2020

EVE 598 - Special Topics

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2020

EVE 599 - Field Studies in Environmental Education

Prerequisite: departmental permission.

Prerequisite(s): departmental permission.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2020

EVE 600 - Directed Independent Study in Environmental Education

Working with an adviser, students pursue projects that have grown from their work in any of the environmental education courses.

Prerequisite(s): departmental permission.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2019

GEO 545 - Geography of Africa

Both physical and human geography of the region south of the Sahara, stressing population distribution as well as cultural, economic and political aspects. (Formerly GEO 543).

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Winter 2020-21

GEO 570 - Field Techniques in Geography

Field study and cartographic representation of physical and cultural elements of the landscape of selected regions.

Prerequisite(s): 12 credits in geography or departmental p ermission.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Summer 2019

IDS 560 - Environmental Issues and Strategies

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Summer 2019

SCE 599 - Field Study in Science Learning

Students create primary experiences in field studies in such venues as museums, laboratories, conservancies and settings appropriate for independent study.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017