Baruch College is located in midtown Manhattan with easy access to nearly 600 miles of New York City's coastline. All of my courses include authentic research experiences that take advantage of the estuaries and parks surrounding Manhattan.
ENV/BIO 3020 - Biology of Invertebrates
This course describes the identifying characteristics of major phyla, classes, and orders of invertebrate animals. Laboratory periods are used to study the morphological, physiological, behavioral, and ecological characteristics of selected invertebrates. Examples of the ecological and economic importance of specific organisms are explained throughout the course
ENV 3001 - Introduction to Environmental Science
Students develop an understanding of the science behind the laws that control natural systems and their influence on the environment. Emphasis will be placed on the interaction of humans with the environment. This course will also demonstrate that environmental science is an inter-disciplinary science founded in ecology. Students will gain skills to critically assess current environmental issues.
ENV 1003L/1004 - Fundamentals of Ecology and Ecological Research
Students will be introduced to the interactions among organisms and between organisms and their environment. They will understand the ecological processes that influence the distribution of plants and animals on Earth. The course will explore pertinent ecological issues in New York. Students will use experimental approaches to ecology in the laboratory meetings.
IDC 3002H - Environmental Science and Technology in New York City: Ecosystem Management in New York City
Students will be introduced to the New York City’s natural resources with special emphasis on estuaries. We explore the natural history and current challenges of the Hudson River, Jamaica Bay, and Long Island Sound. We aim to understand the dynamic and complex human/marine environment interaction in New York City. Students will explore “peer-reviewed” literature and understand how this science is used to manage marine resources. Students learn about New York City’s marine resources through field trips and methods of field research. The course has a strong emphasis on improving research, writing, communication, and critical thinking skills.
IDC 3002H - Environmental Science and Technology in New York City: Climate Change - Science, Policy, and Education
Students will be introduced to the science of climate change with special attention to the latest research and scientific data that has emerged on climate change. We will consider the social changes and adaptations that human communities have already made and will likely have to make in the coming years. Students will explore “peer-reviewed” literature and understand how this science can be used to make management and policy decisions. Lastly, we will examine New York City’s efforts to address the challenges of a changing climate.