Courses taught at Queens College

Graduate Courses (Jan 2013 - Dec 2017)

GEOL 501. Earth Composition and Earth Processes.

3 lec., 3 lab. hr.; 4 cr. Required feld trip(s).

Geological materials, internal and external structure and dynamics of the Earth, and origin and evolution of the Earth’s present landscapes.

GEOL 701. Advanced Principles of Physical Geology.

3 lec., 3 lab. hr.; 4 cr. Required feld trip(s). Prereq.: Permission of the instructor. Modern concepts of Earth’s composition, processes, physiography, and internal structure.

GEOL 763. Geographic Information Systems and Geologic Mapping

3 hr.; 3 cr. Prereq. or coreq.:

Graduate standing in geology, environmental science, or related discipline. Introduction to the uses of Geographic Information Systems in geologic mapping and environmental fieldwork. Hands-on application of GIS techniques and digital information to prepare base maps, plan field programs, record and analyze data, and prepare professional-quality maps and poster presentations.

Undergraduate Courses (Jan 2013 - Dec 2017)

GEOL 101. Physical Geology.

3 lec., 3 lab. hr.; 4 cr.

A study of the Earth, including the relationship of man to his environment. Required field trip(s). (LPS, SW, SCI) Fall, Spring

GEOL 363. GIS in the Geosciences.

3 hr.; 3 cr. Prereqs.: GEOL 101, GEOL 200.

An introduction to GIS (geographic information system) that includes fundamental components of maps, creating a structured geodatabase; graphical, statistical, and spatial analysis to geoscientific data; and the use of maps and data from web-based resources.

GEOL 383. Special Topics in Geology.

2 lec., 3 lab hr.; 3 cr. Prereq.: Permission of the department.

The topic varies from semester to semester. May be repeated for credit provided the topic is different.

ENSCI 100. Our Planet in the 21st Century: Challenges to Humanity.

3 lec., 3 lab. hr.; 4 cr.

Focuses on two major themes of increasing concern to society: global climate change and environment and human health. Theme I, Global Climate Change introduces students to basic concepts in mathematics and physics and the implications of climate change to society using selected examples from the Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change (IPCC) report. Theme II, Environment and Human Health introduces students to the basic concepts in chemistry and biology used in the study of anthropogenic pollutants and naturally occurring poisons, and to policy changes aimed at reducing human exposure to pollutants in developed and developing countries. (LPS, SW, SCI)