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Courses

EES students are always allowed to register for any EES course, provided they meet the course prerequisites. However, faculty and students have selected which courses are most relevant to students in each program track. These lists will typically be created at the beginning of registration based on the schedule for the following semester, but may not be current if there have been late changes. If there is any question as to whether and when a course is being offered, please consult Banner.

Please see here for Fall 2015 Course Listings

 


Spring 2016 Courses

*Click linked course titles for detailed course overview


Ph.D. Program in Earth and Environmental Sciences Spring 2016 Course Schedule
 
 
EES 70400 – The Nature of Scientific Research [30487]
GC:          R, 2:00-4:00 p.m., Rm., TBA, 3 credits, Professor Connolly, Course open to EES Students only
 
EES 71000 – Structural Geology [30488]
C:              MW, 3:30-4:20 p.m., F, 2:00-4:30 p.m., Rm. Marshak 107, 4 credits, Professor Kidder, Course open to EES Students only
 
EES 71700 – Earth Systems II [30489]
GC:          W, 5:00-8:00 p.m., Rm., TBA, 3 credits, Profs Salmun and Buonaiuto, Course open to EES Students only
 
EES 74000 – Sedimentology [30830]
C:              TR, 2:00-3:15 p.m., Rm. Marshak 107, 3 credits, Prof. Block, Course open to EES Students only
 
EES 75100 - Intro to Geographic Information Systems [30491]
C:              R, 6:00-8:30 p.m., Rm. Marshak MR044, 3 credits, Prof. Lampousis, Course open to EES Students only
 
EES 75100 – Intro to Geographic Information Systems [30492]
B:              W, 6:00-9:50 p.m., Rm. 4215N, 3 credits, Prof. Boger, Course open to EES Students only
 
EES 75100 – Intro to Geographic Information Systems [30493]
H:             T, 5:35-9:15 p.m., Rm. HN-1090B-2, 3 credits, Prof. Williamson, Course open to EES Students only
 
EES 75100 – Intro to Geographic Information Systems [30494]
H:             Online Asynchronous Course Instructional Method, 3 credits, Prof. Albrecht, Course open to EES Students only
 
EES 76500 – Urban Application of GIS [30495]
H:             M, 5:35-8:15 p.m., Rm. HN-1090B-2, 3 credits, Prof. Gong, Course open to EES Students only
 
EES 77600 – Climate and Climate Change [30496]
C:              MW, 2:00-3:15 p.m., Rm. Marshak MR044, 4 credits, Prof. Luo, Course open to EES Students only
 
EES 79901 – ST: Earth and Environmental Sciences [30497]
C:              R, 2:00-3:00 p.m., Rm. Marshak 1027, 1 credit, Prof. Wang, Course open to EES Students only
 
EES 79901 – Current Issues in EES [30498]
GC:          R, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Rm., TBA, 1 credit, Prof. Katz, Course open to EES Students only
 
EES 79903 – Seminar in Biogeochemistry [30499]
B:              M, 6:30-9:15 p.m., Rm. 3108N, 3 credits, Prof. Groffman., Course open to EES Students only
 
EES 79903 – Intro to Petroleum Geology [30500]
B:              R, 6:00-9:50 p.m., Rm. 3108N, 3 credits, Prof. Cranganu, Course open to EES Students only
 
EES 79903 – Global Tectonics [30501]
B:              T, 6:30-9:15 p.m., Rm. 3108N, 3 credits, Prof. Flores, Course open to EES Students only
 
EES 79903 – Isotope Geology [30535]
B:              T, 2:30-5:00 p.m., Rm., TBA, 3 credits, Prof. Seidemann, Course open to EES Students only
 
EES 79903 – Phase II Environmental Site Assessment [30502]
C:              T, 6:30-9:00 p.m., Rm. Marshak 107, 3 credits, Prof. Lampousis, Course open to EES Students only
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to good commercial and customary practices in the United States of America for conducting Phase II environmental site assessments (ESA). A Phase II ESA is an evaluation process for confirming and quantifying the presence of hazardous substances or petroleum products in environmental media (i.e., soil, rock, groundwater, surface water, air, soil gas, sediment) throughout a contaminated site. A Phase II ESA typically includes a determination through field screening and chemical testing of the geological, hydrogeological, hydrological, and engineered aspects of the site that influence the presence of hazardous substances or petroleum products (e.g., migration pathways, exposure points) and the existence of receptors and mechanisms of exposure. Students are automatically enrolled in the 40-hour OSHA HAZWOPER (Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Standard) certification program which applies to employees who are engaged in clean-up operations that are conducted at uncontrolled hazardous waste sites. Prerequisites: Phase I environmental  site assessments or permission by instructor. Non-matriculated students may register if they hold a current Professional Engineer’s or Professional Geologist’s license and have the equivalent of three (3) years of full-time relevant experience
 
EES 79903 – Environmental Remote Sensing Image Analysis [30503]
C:              F, 2:00-4:30 p.m., Rm. Marshak MR044, 3 credits, Prof. McDonald, Course open to EES Students only
 
EES 79903 – Environmental Geochemistry [30504]
C:              MW, 12:30-1:45 p.m., Rm. Marshak MR044, 3 credits, Prof. Zhang, Course open to EES Students only
 
EES 79903 – Satellite Meteorology [30505]
C:              MW, 9:30-10:45 a.m., Rm. Marshak MR044, 3 credits, Prof. Luo, Course open to EES Students only
 
EES 79903 – Research Design Geography [30506]
H:             T, 5:35-8:15 p.m., Rm. HN-1006, 3 credits, Prof. Solecki, Course open to EES Students only
 
EES 79903 – African Environment & Development [30507]
H:             MR, 2:45-4:00 p.m., Rm. HN-1022, 3 credits, Prof. Ibrahim, Course open to EES Students only
The goals of the course are: To learn about certain issues of the regional geography of Africa south of the Sahara, its physical environment, population and their activities, and the interrelationship between development and the physical environment, the use of other sources such as the internet to explore, navigate through and use of geographic information to increase students’ knowledge of the continent, and to learn how to make comparisons between Africa and other continents based on mapped and statistical information.
 
EES 79903 – Landscapes of the Other [30508]
H:             R, 5:35-8:15 p.m., Rm. HN-1022, 3 credits, Prof. Miyares, Course open to EES Students only
 
EES 79903 – Intro to Geographic Information Science
H:             T, 5:35-8:15 p.m., Rm. HN-1090B-1, 3 credits, Prof. Kessler, Course open to EES Students only
 
EES 79903 – Remote Sensing of Environment [30510]
H:             T, 12:45-4:15 p.m., Rm. HN-1090B-2, 3 credits, Prof. Ni-Meister, Course open to EES Students only
 
EES 79903 – Advanced GIS [30511]
H:             R, 5:35-8:15 p.m., Rm. HN-1090B-1, 3 credits, Prof. Kessler, Course open to EES Students only
 
EES 79903 – Advanced GIS [30512]
H:             W, 5:35-8:15 p.m., Rm. HN-1090B-2, 3 credits, Prof. Ahearn, Course open to EES Students only
 
EES 79903 – GIS: Modeling & Problem Solving [30513]
H:             T, 5:35-8:15 p.m., Rm. HN-1001D, 3 credits, Prof. Green, Course open to EES Students only
 
EES 79903 – Biogeography [30514]
H:             MW, 4:10-5:25 p.m., Rm. HN-1022, 3 credits, Prof. Marcotullio, Course open to EES Students only
 
EES 79903 – Geology of NYC & Vicinity [30515]
H:             F, 3:45-8:05 p.m., Rm. HN-1021, 3 credits, Prof. Manecan, Course open to EES Students only
 
EES 79903 – Beaches and Coasts [30516]
H:             T, 5:35-8:15 p.m., Rm. HN-1022, 3 credits, Prof. Buonaiuto, Course open to EES Students only
 
EES 79903 – Environmental Hazards [30517]
H:             R, 10:10 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Rm. HN-1028, 3 credits, Prof. Szekielda, Course open to EES Students only
 
EES 79903 – Basic Mapping Science [30518]
L:              T, 6:00-9:30 p.m., Rm. Gillet 311, 3 credits, Prof. Machado, Course open to EES Students only
 
EES 79903 – Spatial Analysis Urban Health [30519] – ONLINE HYBRID, meets once per month
L:              F, 4:00-6:00 p.m., Rm. Gillet 311, 3 credits, Profs Maroko and Maantay, Course open to EES Students only
 
EES 79903 – Geostatistics & Spatial Analysis [30520]
L:              W, 6:00-9:30 p.m., Rm. Gillet 322, 3 credits, Prof. Johnson, Course open to EES Students only
Prerequisite: at least one GISc course or instructor’s permission required.
 
EES 79903 – Programming for GISc (Python) [30521]
L:              T, 6:00-9:30 p.m., Rm. Gillet 322, 3 credits, Prof. TBA, Course open to EES Students only
Prerequisite: at least one GISc course or instructor’s permission required.
 
EES 79903 – Political Geography Prison Expansion [30522]
GC:          W, 4:15-6:15 p.m., Rm., TBA, 3 credits, Prof. Gilmore, Course open to EES Students only or instructor’s permission required.
 
EES 79903 – Environmental Political Economy [30523]
GC:          R, 11:45 a.m.-1:45 p.m., Rm., TBA, 3 credits, Prof. Gould, Course open to EES Students only
Cross-listed with MALS 72700, SOC 82200 and PSYC 80103.
 
EES 79903 – The Politics of Public Space [30524]
GC:          R, 4:15-6:15 p.m., Rm., TBA, 3 credits, Prof. Low, Course open to EES Students only
This course begins with an exploration of what it means for space to be public particularly in the urban environment.  Course readings cover the economic, social, political and cultural ideas of what public and publicness means and the ways that this “publicness” is worked out spatially.  A variety of public spaces—parks, plazas, libraries, streets, sidewalks, and beaches—where publicness is produced and contested are examined, and students will select public spaces to study as part of the learning process. This course also reviews the ways in which political expression and negotiation among constituencies occur in the public space. It considers the concepts of the "right to the city" and social justice as political ideals for public space and current trends such as privatization, surveillance, and securitization as expressions of conflict. The course organization is based on the major concepts and processes evident in public space with a focus on how they have been understood theoretically and ethnographically.  Students will be asked to direct the discussion for the individual weeks and to bring their research questions and findings to class each week for ongoing discussion.
 
 
EES 79903 – Participatory Democracy [30525]
GC:          R, 11:45 a.m.-1:45 p.m., Rm., TBA, 3 credits, Prof. Su, Course open to EES Students only
Cross-listed with PSYC 80103, UED 75200 and WSCP 81000.
 
EES 79903 – Qualitative Methods & Research Design for Geographers [30526]
GC:          F, 11:45 a.m.-1:45 p.m., Rm., TBA, 3 credits, Prof. Low, Course open to EES Students only
 
EES 79903 – Urban Space & Social Power [30527]
GC:          F, 2:00-4:00 p.m., Rm., TBA, 3 credits, Prof. Pavlovskaya, Course open to EES Students only
 
EES 79903 – Earth Materials 1 [30532]
Q:             T, 2:15-4:05 p.m., Rm. E231, 3 credits, Prof. Longpre, Course open to EES Students only
 
EES 79903 – Geology in the Field [30533]
Q:             M, 5:00-7:50 p.m., Rm. E231, 3 credits, Prof. Marsh, Course open to EES Students only
 
EES 79903- Environmental Impact Statement [30534]
Q:             M, 5:00-7:50 p.m., Rm. D245, 3 credits, Prof. Helman, Course open to EES Students only
 
EES 79903 – Marine Conservation Biology [30750]
Q:             T, 6:30-9:20 p.m., Rm., TBA, 3 credits, Prof. Waldman, Course open to EES Students only
Prerequisites: Ecology & Evolution or permission of instructor.
Cross-listed with BIOL 79006.
 
EES 79904 – Remote Sensing [30528]
L:              M, 6:00-10:00 p.m., Rm. Gillet 322, 4 credits, Prof. Machado, Course open to EES Students only
 
EES 79904 – Natural Hazards & Risk Assessment [30529]
L:              R, 6:00-10:00 p.m., Rm. Gillet 322, 4 credits, Prof. Gorokhovich, Course open to EES Students only
 
EES 79904 – Workshop in GISc Research [30530] – Course meets once per month
L:              F, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Rm. Gillet 322, 4 credits, Prof. Maroko, Course open to EES Students only
Prerequisite: at least one GISC course or instructor’s permission.
 
EES 80200 – Proposal Writing Workshop [30531]
GC:          R, 2:00-4:00 p.m., Rm., TBA, 3 credits, Prof. Salmun
 
EES 80500 – Independent Study. 1-3 credits, Faculty
 
EES 81000 – Research for the Doctoral Dissertation, 1-3 credits, Faculty
 
EES 90000 – Dissertation Supervision, 1 credit, Faculty