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Water Courses at Rutgers University

 

Undergraduate/Graduate Courses
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Continuing Professional Education Courses

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Undergraduate / Graduate Courses
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Related Departments, Institutes and Centers at Rutgers University

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Civil & Environmental Engineering

Biological Sciences (Newark Campus)

 

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Continuing Professional Education Courses

The NJAES Office of Continuing Professional Education provides educational and outreach opportunities throughout the year to New Jersey residents. Listed below are topics in the area of Environmental Management and Compliance.

 

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Water Resources-Related Courses at Rutgers University

 

Social
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*Professors listed may not currently be teaching. Some courses are not offered every year.

01:220:332 Environmental Economics (Economics Department) New Brunswick
 

This course uses economics to analyze public policies for environmental protection. The course discusses the role of environmental policy in a market economy, conventional and incentive-based approaches to environmental policy, and tools for evaluating environmental policies. We will study examples of policies from the U.S. and international environmental policy.

This course requires a background in Economics. Student will have to complete specific prerequisites to enroll. Visit the Economics Dept. website for more information.

taught by:

H. Sigman

11:372:444 Watershed Management New Brunswick
  Problems and challenges of watershed management with respect to particular New Jersey watersheds. Review of current comprehensive watershed management and storm water management policy.

taught by:

J.M. Hartman

11:373:363 Environmental Economics (DAFRE) New Brunswick
 

Course goals include the ability to: plan environmental and natural resource decisions to accomplish objectives that can be stated in economic terms; understand the most common economic causes of environmental and resource policy problems; diagnose potential environmental and resource policy problems and understand the economic policy instruments used to correct these problems in market economies; and more.

taught by:

P. Parks

11:374:279 Politics of Environmental Issues New Brunswick
 

The content and process of policy making concerning air and water quality, toxic wastes, energy, and other environmental issues.

taught by:

K. O'Neill

11:374:308 Human Ecology of Maritime Regions New Brunswick
  The study of sociocultural factors affecting marine resource use, management, and conservation.

taught by:

B. McCay

11:374:314 Natural Resource Policy New Brunswick
  Application of theory and methods of social science, particularly the study of common property theory, to problems in natural resource management. Focus on water use, forestry, rangelands, and fisheries.

taught by:

B. McCay

16:450:510 Water Resource Management New Brunswick
  In light of global water-scarcity problems and given the fact that the flow of water is imbued with social power relations, the question becomes: who is actually facing water scarcity? Is water scarcity a natural or social phenomenon? Or both? Why does water often flow uphill towards power and wealth? What can be done to rectify this situation? This course examines these broad questions.

taught by:

T. Birkenholtz

 

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Biological
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*Professors listed may not currently be teaching.

01:460:204 (Geology)
11:628:204
(Marine Sciences)
The Water Planet New Brunswick
  Characteristics of water: hydrologic cycle; runoff and erosion; river systems; past and present climates. Environmental impact; resources of water; political and economic aspects of water.

taught by:

Y. Rosenthal

11:117:414
Unit Processes in Bioenvironmental Engineering II
New Brunswick
Biological principles and operations, including microbial ecology, stoichiometry and kinetics of organic contaminant degradation and biomass growth, modeling of ideal biochemical reactors, design criteria for several named biochemical operations used for wastewater treatment.

taught by:

D. Fennell

11:117:424 Bioenvironmental Engineering Unit Processes Lab II New Brunswick
 

Demonstration and investigation of biological processes used in the treatment of wastewater, including: natural biological processes in biotreatment ponds; biodegradability and biodegradation kinetics; activated sludge reactors; anaerobic digestion for bioenergy production; use of laboratory methods and analytical equipment to assess biological processes; and introduction to activated sludge simulation software.

co-requisite: 11:127:414 Unit Processes in Bioenvironmental Engineering II

taught by:

D. Fennell

11:370:402 Aquatic Entomology New Brunswick
  Class covers: Classification, Evolution, Morphology, Generic Identification for Genera Important for Conservationists, Taxonomists, and Ecologists, Ecology, Life Cycles, Habitats, Aquatic Adaptations, Rearing Techniques, Identification Labs and Collecting Field Trip Included! Course includes a Saturday fly-fishing trip to Pequest Hatchery. This trip is GREAT for anyone interested in learning how to flyfish and you do not need equipment nor a license.

taught by:

Carle

11:375:101 Introduction to Environmental Science New Brunswick
  This course is intended to serve two audiences: non-science majors who wish to improve their basic scientific literacy while better familiarizing themselves with the science underlying environmental problems, and potential science majors who are considering Environmental Sciences as a major. The course fulfills a science requirement for some non-science majors.

taught by:

P. Strom
C. Phelps
B. Ravit

11:375:201 Biological Principles of Environmental Science New Burnswick
  This course covers: Hydrologic, carbon, nitrogen, sulfer and phosphorus cycles; environmental contaminants; bioaccumulation and biomagnification; water pollution; wastewater treatment; toxicity testing; effects of pollutants; biotransformation and biodegradation.

taught by:

D. Fennell
P. Strom (course coordinator)

11:375:302 Elements of Water and Wastewater Treatment New Brunswick
  Introduction to unit operations that constitute the state of the art of water and wastewater treatment.

taught by:

D. Fennell

16:375:504 Water and Wastewater Treatment New Brunswick
 

(Graduate section) Chemical, physical, and biological factors affecting development of water supplies; water quality; municipal and industrial water treatment processes consisting of removal of particulate matter, softening, disinfection, corrosion control, iron and manganese removal, aeration, deaeration, and taste and odor removal.

sister course to 11:375:302 Elements of Water and Wastewater Treatment

taught by:

D. Fennell

11:375:312
16:375:512

Environmental Microbiology Laboratory New Brunswick
 

Hands-on introduction to microbiological techniques related to environmental issues. Bacterial growth and nutrition, nutrient cycles, waste treatment, and water quality testing.

16:375:512 Graduate Section

taught by:

C. Phelps

11:375:411
16:375:501
Environmental and Pollution Microbiology New Brunswick
 

Introduction to microbiological techniques related to environmental issues.

16:375:501 Graduate Section

taught by:

L. Young
J. Kukor

11:680:491
16:680:572
Microbial Ecology and Diversity New Brunswick
  The course introduces students to microbial life in natural environments by focusing on the diversity of microbes and their interactions in soils, aquatic systems, the plant and animal body.

taught by:

T. Barkay

Limnology
New Brunswick
Interactions of biological, physical, and chemical factors in lakes and streams. Emphasis is biological.

taught by:

D. Howe

Wetland Ecology
New Brunswick

Ecology, management, and utilization of wetlands. Basic aspects of wetland ecosystems and the nature of major types. Issues and problems of wetlands management and use.

16:375:519 - Graduate section (Environmental Sciences)
16:215:599 - Graduate section (Ecology and Evolution)

 
Biological Waste Treatment New Brunswick
  (Graduate section) Advanced topics in biological waste treatment, particularly activated sludge, focusing on microbial ecosystems.

taught by:

P. Strom

21:120:472 Environmental Assessment Newark
  Lectures, readings, fieldwork, practical demonstration, and evaluations used to study the science of environmental assessment and to explore regulatory frameworks in which the science may be applied to real-world situations (e.g., natural resource inventories, polluted soil and water, and wetlands).

taught by:

J. Crow

 

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Chemical
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*Professors listed may not currently be teaching.

11:117:413 Unit Processes in Bioenvironmental Engineering I New Brunswick
  Physical and chemical processes and operations commonly applied for water and wastewater treatment, including coagulation, flocculation, sedimentation, filtration, adsorption, ion exchange, membrane separation, precipitation, oxidation, and disinfection; principles of chemical reaction kinetics, modeling of ideal and non-ideal batch and flow-through reactors.

taught by:

W. Huang

11:117:423
Bioenvironmental Engineering Unit Processing Laboratory I
New Brunswick

Demonstration of physicochemical operations used in the treatment of municipal and industrial wastewater, including coagulation, flocculation, sedimentation, filtration, carbon adsorption, chemical oxidation, heat transfer, oxygen transfer, and residence time distribution.

co-requisite: 11:127:413 Unit Processes in Bioenvironmental Engineering I

taught by:

W. Huang

11:375:202 Chemical Principles of Environmental Sciences New Brunswick
  Biogeochemical cycles: mass balances within and among environmental reservoirs; importance of water; chemical properties of water and aquatic chemistry.

taught by:

J. Reinfelder

11:375:302 Elements of Water and Wastewater Treatment New Brunswick
  Introduction to unit operations that constitute the state of the art of water and wastewater treatment.

taught by:

D. Fennell

16:375:504 Water and Wastewater Treatment New Brunswick
 

(Graduate section) Chemical, physical, and biological factors affecting development of water supplies; water quality; municipal and industrial water treatment processes consisting of removal of particulate matter, softening, disinfection, corrosion control, iron and manganese removal, aeration, deaeration, and taste and odor removal.

sister course to 11:375:302 Elements of Water and Wastewater Treatment

taught by:

D. Fennell

11:375:340 Environmental Applications of Organic Chemistry New Brunswick
 

This course uses concepts from organic chemistry and applies them to environmental systems.  In the first half of the class, the physico-chemical properties of organic compounds will be discussed, with emphasis on Henry’s Law and octanol-water partitioning. The second half of the course will focus on reactions of organic compounds that are important in the environment, including acid-base reactions, nucleophilic substitution reactions (especially hydrolysis), and redox reactions.

taught by:

L. Rodenburg

11:375:360 Soils and Water New Brunswick
  Physical and chemical properties of soils, soil-water interactions, erosion, etc. Soil properties important to environmental planning. Soil survey interpretation and use.

taught by:

D. Gimenez

11:375:423 Environmental Fate & Transport New Brunswick
  The fate and transport of chemicals to determine chemical exposures in aquatic systems and predict future conditions. Emphasis on water quality problems introduced by addition of nutrients, metals, and toxic organic chemicals to water, soil, and air.

taught by:

C. Uchrin

11:375:444 Water Chemistry New Brunswick
  Chemistry of natural and polluted waters; water quality; equilibrium models for several chemical systems in natural waters; stability of organic compounds.

taught by:

N. Yee

16:375:517 Applications of Aquatic Chemistry New Brunswick
  (Graduate section) Chemistry of natural and polluted waters; water quality; equilibrium models for several chemical systems in natural waters; stability of organic compounds.

taught by:

J. Reinfelder

16:375:527 Environmental Process Dynamics New Brunswick
  (Graduate section) This course covers fundamentals of process dynamics analysis and modeling in natural and engineered environmental systems. Major topics include chemical reaction thermodynamics and reaction kinetics, transport processes (advection and dispersion), molecular diffusion process at the particle scale, interphase mass transfer (rate and equilibrium), and reactor design. Reactions in homogeneous and heterogeneous systems, air stripping, gas-liquid absorption, liquid-solid adsorption processes, and particle-particle interactions for water and air quality control are also discussed.

taught by:

W. Huang

 

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Physical
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*Professors listed may not currently be teaching.

11:117:413 Unit Processes in Bioenvironmental Engineering I New Brunswick
  Physical and chemical processes and operations commonly applied for water and wastewater treatment, including coagulation, flocculation, sedimentation, filtration, adsorption, ion exchange, membrane separation, precipitation, oxidation, and disinfection; principles of chemical reaction kinetics, modeling of ideal and non-ideal batch and flow-through reactors.

taught by:

W. Huang

11:117:423
Bioenvironmental Engineering Unit Processing Laboratory I
New Brunswick

Demonstration of physicochemical operations used in the treatment of municipal and industrial wastewater, including coagulation, flocculation, sedimentation, filtration, carbon adsorption, chemical oxidation, heat transfer, oxygen transfer, and residence time distribution.

co-requisite: 11:127:413 Unit Processes in Bioenvironmental Engineering I

taught by:

W. Huang

11:117:494 Land and Water Resources Engineering New Brunswick
 

Engineering aspects of land and water conservation: basic hydrology, soil-water-plant relationships, groundwater, surface and subsurface drainage, irrigation, and flood control.

co-listed with 16:375:509 - Groundwater Pollution

taught by:

C. Uchrin

14:180:382 Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering New Brunswick
  Basic concepts of viscous flows; conservation laws (mass, momentum, and energy); pipe flows and open-channel flows; water distribution systems; hydraulic modeling (stream and marine pollution); air, stream, and marine pollution problems. Computer applications.

taught by:

S. Medlar

14:180:387 14:650:312

Fluid Mechanics New Brunswick
 

14:180:387 Fluid properties, Statics and kinematics; Concepts of system and control volume; mass, momentum, and energy conservation principles; Laminar and turbulent flows in conduits and channels; Boundary layer theory; drag and lift; ideal fluid flow.

14:650:312 Control volume concepts of mass, momentum, and energy transport. Hydrostatics, Euler's equations, potential flow, Navier Stokes equations, turbulence, and boundary layer theory.

(180:387) taught by:

Q. Guo

14:180:429 Water and Wastewater Engineering New Brunswick
  Design principles for water and wastewater engineering systems, water supply and distribution, wastewater collection and disposal, water treatment, and wastewater treatment.

taught by:

D. Hill

16:180:561 Advanced Water Supply and Sewerage New Brunswick
  (Graduate section) Development of sources of water supplying information analysis; design of collection, transmission, and distribution systems. Hydraulics and design of sewers.

taught by:

S. Medlar

16:180:562 Design of Water and Wastewater Treatment New Brunswick
  (Graduate section) Functional study of plant loadings in relation to degree of treatment desired layout, analysis, and design of treatment process units; mechanical and thermal energy requirements and equipment.

taught by:

S. Medlar

16:180:563 Advanced Hydrology New Brunswick
  (Graduate section) Hydrologic processes and modeling evapotranspiration, infiltration, precipitation and snow melt, overland flow subsurface and surface flow relations, channel and watershed routing hydraulic flood routing, numerical methods; watershed modeling; stochastic processes in hydrology; flood and drought risks, flood plain analysis and management.

taught by:

D. Hill

16:180:566 Sediment Transport New Brunswick
  (Graduate section) Erosion, transport, and deposition of sediment within a watershed and, especially, the fluvial network; flow resistance in natural channels; suspended load, bed load, and total load; noncohesive vs. cohesive sediment; sedimentation; sediment transport as an index of pollutant movement; numerical modeling and field monitoring.

taught by:

Q. Guo

16:180:567 Analysis of Receiving Water Quality New Brunswick
  (Graduate section) Introduction to mathematical modeling of water quality well- versus partially-mixed water bodies; turbulent diffusion, velocity-induced dispersion; reaction kinetics; biological processes, growth kinetics, BOD, dissolved oxygen, photosynthesis; development of water quality models.

taught by:

Q. Guo

16:180:574 Groundwater Engineering New Brunswick
  (Graduate section) Porous media; fundamental equations of groundwater flow; confined flow; unconfined flow; hydraulics of wells; numerical methods; groundwater contamination; investigation; remediation and clean-up; monitoring computer applications.

taught by:

K. Lee

16:180:590 Coastal Engineering New Brunswick
  (Graduate section) Generation and propagation of tides; salinity intrusion, pollutant flushing, and sedimentation in estuaries; circulation in the coastal ocean; coastal water quality modeling; coastal wetlands; gravity waves; coastal erosion; coastal structure design.

taught by:

Q. Guo

11:375:302 Elements of Water and Wastewater Treatment New Brunswick
  Introduction to unit operations that constitute the state of the art of water and wastewater treatment.

taught by:

D. Fennell

16:375:504 Water and Wastewater Treatment New Brunswick
 

(Graduate section) Chemical, physical, and biological factors affecting development of water supplies; water quality; municipal and industrial water treatment processes consisting of removal of particulate matter, softening, disinfection, corrosion control, iron and manganese removal, aeration, deaeration, and taste and odor removal.

sister course to 11:375:302 Elements of Water and Wastewater Treatment

taught by:

D. Fennell

11:375:360 Soils and Water New Brunswick
  Physical and chemical properties of soils, soil-water interactions, erosion, etc. Soil properties important to environmental planning. Soil survey interpretation and use.

taught by:

D. Gimenez

16:375:509 Groundwater Pollution New Brunswick
 

(Graduate section) Engineering aspects of land and water conservation: basic hydrology, soil-water-plant relationships, groundwater, surface and subsurface drainage, irrigation, and flood control.

co-listed with 11:127:494 - Land and Water Resources Engineering

taught by:

C. Uchrin

16:375:527 Environmental Process Dynamics New Brunswick
  (Graduate section) This course covers fundamentals of process dynamics analysis and modeling in natural and engineered environmental systems. Major topics include chemical reaction thermodynamics and reaction kinetics, transport processes (advection and dispersion), molecular diffusion process at the particle scale, interphase mass transfer (rate and equilibrium), and reactor design. Reactions in homogeneous and heterogeneous systems, air stripping, gas-liquid absorption, liquid-solid adsorption processes, and particle-particle interactions for water and air quality control are also discussed.

taught by:

W. Huang

16:375:555 Soil Physics New Brunswick
  (Graduate section) Study of transport processes of energy and matter through soils. Relationships between the movement of water, the transport of heat, gas, and solute, and the physical properties of soils

taught by:

D. Gimenez

11:460:414
11:670:414

Hydrologic Processes New Brunswick
  Introduction to physical principles of water cycling through the Earth’s atmosphere, lithosphere, and biosphere, with emphasis on water storage, flux, and flow pathways among the various reservoirs near the land surface.

taught by:

Y. Reinfelder

01:460:417 Environmental Geochemistry New Brunswick
  Distribution of elements in the sedimentary environment; behavior of trace metals in sediments and waters.

taught by:

N. Yee

01:460:428 (NB)
21:460:427 (Newark)

Hydrogeology

New Brunswick
Newark

  Groundwater flow, Darcy's Law, hydraulic conductivity and permeability, aquifers, storage, recharge, infiltration, and flow nets.

taught by:

Y. Reinfelder (NB)
L. Slater (Newark)

16:460:528 Groundwater Modeling New Brunswick
  (Graduate section) Procedures of setting up a numerical model of groundwater flow and transport using Visual Modflow and GMS Femwater.

taught by:

Y. Reinfelder

21:460:206:01 Environmental Geology Newark
  This course is intended to provide you with a scientific overview of geology as it relates to human activities, termed “Environmental Geology”. In particular, we will investigate (a) the physical constraints imposed on human activities by the near-surface and surface geological processes that are continually shaping the environment that we live in, and (b) the resources that we utilize to sustain our lives on Earth.

taught by:

L. Slater

 

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Coastal
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For Oceanography courses, please visit the IMCS Academics page.
*Professors listed may not currently be teaching.

01:460:110 Sea Change: The rise and fall of sea level and the Jersey Shore New Brunswick
  Students will learn and apply basic concepts of physics, chemistry, geology, oceanography, and atmospheric science to the history of sea-level change.

taught by:

K. Miller

01:460:204 (Geology)
11:628:204
(Marine Sciences)
The Water Planet New Brunswick
  Characteristics of water: hydrologic cycle; runoff and erosion; river systems; past and present climates. Environmental impact; resources of water; political and economic aspects of water.

taught by:

Y. Rosenthal

11:628:221 Human Interactions with the Coastal Ocean New Brunswick
  Study of the processes governing change in the oceans, with emphasis on basic scientific principles. Does not require a strong background in mathematics, chemistry, physics, geology, or biology.

taught by:

K.Nordstrom
G. Taghon

11:628:302 Estuary in Summer RU Marine Field Station
  This one-week course will examine some of the fundamental questions regarding habitat, community structure, and chemistry associated with a local estuary in Tuckerton, NJ.

taught by:

multiple instructors

Aquaculture
New Brunswick
Aquaculture production methods, fish and shellfish growth and reproduction, nutrition, genetics, disease control, economics, environmental consequences, and public policy issues.

taught by:

X.Guo
D. Bushek

Dynamics of Marine Ecosystems
New Brunswick
Fundamental processes in the marine environment, with emphasis on interdisciplinary linkages in the functioning of marine ecosystems: dynamics in the physics, chemistry, and biology of the oceans.
11:628:342 Marine Conservation New Brunswick
  Heterogeneity, complexity, and diversity of coastal ecosystems and their increasingly concentrated human populations.  Conservation issues and tools.  Linkages between science and policy.  Case studies examined and developed.

taught by:

J. Grassle

11:628:401 Science in Shoreline Management New Brunswick
 

Examination of coastal environments based on the use of science in the management of shoreline resources, culminating in a student project evaluating the conversion of shoreline by direct and indirect human action.

cross-listed with 01:450:491

taught by:

K.Nordstrom

Ocean Ecology
New Brunswick

Biological and ecological processes in the ocean, emphasizing interactions with physical and chemical processes. Factors controlling the production and utilization of organic matter. Food web structure, biogeochemical cycles, structure and composition of marine communities.

cross-listed with 16:712:522 Biological Oceanography

taught by:

G. Taghon

 

16:180:590 Coastal Engineering New Brunswick
  (Graduate section) Generation and propagation of tides; salinity intrusion, pollutant flushing, and sedimentation in estuaries; circulation in the coastal ocean; coastal water quality modeling; coastal wetlands; gravity waves; coastal erosion; coastal structure design.

taught by:

Q. Guo

16:712:503 Coastal Ocean Dynamics New Brunswick
  (Graduate section) Observation basis and theoretical foundation of coastal ocean dynamics; tides; rotation; Kelvin and vorticity waves; fronts and plumes; upwelling; estuaries and buoyancy forcing; effects of boundaries and topography; biogeochemical implications.

taught by:

J. Wilkin

16:712:522 Biological Oceanography New Brunswick
 

Interactions among biological, physical, and chemical components of the marine environment, including primary production and secondary production, biogeochemical cycles, food web interactions, and ecosystem analysis of selected marine ecosystems. Habitats considered include the open ocean, coastal waters, kelp beds, coral reefs, estuaries, the deep sea, and hydrothermal vent environments.

cross-listed with 01/11:628:462 - Ocean Ecology

taught by:

L. Kerhof
C. Vetriani
M. Gorbunov

16:712:524 Early Life History of Fish RU Marine Field Station
  The phylogeny, morphology, life history, ecology, and behavior of fish during the egg, larval, and juvenile stages. Detailed treatments of representative estuarine marine and freshwater fish.

taught by:

K. Able

16:712:526 Estuarine Ecology RU Marine Field Station
  This course includes field work. Please see course website for more information.

taught by:

K. Able

 

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