Professor L.S. Rigano


Department of Physical Sciences
Nassau Community College
Garden City, NY 11530

Voice: (516) 572-7282
Fax: (516) 572-0651
Email address: riganol@ncc.edu

Office Hours:

Room D 3090

TUE... 1:00 - 3:15
WED... 11:00 - 3:00
THU... 1:00 - 3:00
FRI... 7:00-9:15


TENTATIVE EXAM & FIELD TRIP DATES:

Hempstead Plains Field Trip

SCI 109 Sec C1.....03/02/07
SCI 109 Sec K1.....TBA
SCI 109 Sec N1.....TBA
MDS 101 Sec R1.....TBA

Muttontown Preserve Field Trip

SCI 109 Sec C1.....TBA
SCI 109 Sec K1.....TBA
SCI 109 Sec N1.....TBA

Jones Beach Field Trip

SCI 109 Sec C1.....TBA
SCI 109 Sec K1.....TBA
SCI 109 Sec N1.....TBA

Oceanside Nature Study Field Trip

SCI 109 Sec C1.....4/27/07
SCI 109 Sec K1.....TBA
SCI 109 Sec N1.....TBA

Laboratory Exam

SCI 109 Sec C1.....05/11/07
SCI 109 Sec K1.....TBA
SCI 109 Sec N1.....TBA


Educational History

  1. University: SUNY at Stony Brook
    Stony Brook, NY
    Degree: Master of Arts
    Dates: 9/93 - 12/97
  2. University: Adelphi University
    Garden City, NY
    Degree: Master of Science
    Dates: 9/86 - 5/88
  3. University: SUNY at Old Westbury
    Old Westbury, NY
    Degree: Bachelor of Science
    Dates: 9/84 - 5/86
  4. University: Nassau Community College
    Garden City, NY
    Degree: Associate of Science
    Dates: 9/82 - 5/84




Class Schedule:

Environmental Science 1

SCI 109 SEC C1
Fridays 9:30-12:15 Room C212

Environmental Science 1

SCI 109 SEC TBA
Tuesdays & Thursdays 1:00-2:15 Room TBA
Wednesdays 9:30-12:15 Room TBA

Environmental Science 1

SCI 109 SEC TBA
Tuesdays & Thursdays 2:30 - 3:15 Room TBA
Wednesdays 12:30 - 3:15 Room TBA

Physical Geology

SCI 103 SEC YA
Sundays TBA

Environmental Issues of Metropolitan New York

SCI 120 SEC TBA
Spring Intersession
8:00am - 6:00pm
Room TBA
{10 Day Lab Science Field Course}

Course Outline

NASSAU COMMUNITY COLLEGE
GARDEN CITY, N.Y. 11530
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICAL SCIENCES


Spring 2007

Course: SCI 109
Instructor: L.S. Rigano
Phone: 572-7278
Fax:572-0651 e-mail: riganol@ncc.edu
Web Page: http://www3.ncc.edu/faculty/sci/riganol/
Office: D3090
Office Hours: TBA
Dept. of Physical Sciences office: D3090
Dept. of Physical Sciences phone: 572-7278/79
Text: "ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE TOWARDS A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE" 9th Ed."
Wright

WEEK #: (ASSIGNMENTS and LECTURE TOPICS)

WK #1: Chap. 1
Introduction
Scientific Method
Metric System

WK #2: Chap. 2
Measurement
The Environment & Us
Ecosystems & Energy Flow
HW #1

WK #3: Chap. 3
Food Chains
Ecosystems & Living Things
Geochemical Cycles
QUIZ #1

WK #4: Chap. 4 & 5
Ecological Succession
Climate & Terrestrial Biomes
HW #2

WK #5: SUPLEMENT Chap. 13 & 18
Aquatic Biomes
The Marine Environment
Quiz #2

WK #6: Chap. 6
Human Population

WK #7: Chap. 11
Major Extinctions and
Endangered Species
MIDTERM

WK #8: Chap. 9
The Rock Cycle
The Hydrologic Cycle
Long Island Geology
Quiz #3

WK #9:
Long Island Hydrogeology
Ground Water Development
Water Management

WK #10:
Public Water Supplies

WK #11: Chap. 18
Sewage Treatment
Water Pollution
Quiz #4

WK #12: Chap. 21
Earth's Atmosphere
Weather
HW #3

WK #13: Chap. 22
Air Pollution

WK #14:
Air-Quality Control
LABORATORY EXAM
Quiz #5

WK #15:
Monitoring The Environment and
Remote Sensing
FINAL EXAM

Quizzes count as one exam. The lowest quiz grade will be dropped. This instructor does not give make up labs or quizzes.

No student shall receive academic credit for this course unless they are properly enrolled. Students will not be signed into this course at a later date. Occasionally a student is allowed to enter the class after the official start date of the semester. That student will be responsible for all work, labs, reports, etc. that the other students were responsible for. Many times the work cannot be made up and it should be understood that late entry might affect the student's final grade.

Be on time, lateness or more than four absences (2 latenesses= 1 absence), without a verified emergency will affect your final grade. DROP THIS CLASS if you will be arriving late to class because of your job or other commitments! A student with poor attendance will not receive any curve on an exam if one is given. If you arrive late to class, it is your responsibility to speak to me after class so the attendance register can be corrected. Personal communication devices are to be turned off during class. The instructor also reserves the right to remove a student for disruptive behavior in class or at a field trip site.

All students enrolled in SCI 109 must purchase a scientific calculator and a pair of safety glasses. All students must bring two #2 pencils to class each week.

Each student is responsible for his/her own transportation to and from all field trip sites. Attendance to all field trips is mandatory. You will be tested on information gathered at the field trip site. Wear comfortable but sturdy shoes. Wear light colored trousers or long calf length white socks to protect against and detect the presence of insects. An insect repellent is strongly suggested. Bring a notebook & pen to all field trip sites.

Excessive lateness and/or absenteeism, class participation, behavior in class, quality of work turned in, work completed on time, and test grades are used for evaluation of the final grade.


Lecture midterm: 20%
Lecture final: 20%
Lecture quizzes: 20%
Homework: 10%
Lab exam: 10%
Field trip quizzes and labs: 20%

LINKS TO LECTURE TOPICS


Beach Geology Notes Notes

Environmental News Network

U.S. Metric Association

Environmental Careers (U.S. & Canada)

Environmental Careers (World)

Scripps Institution of Oceanography Library

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

New York State Department of Health

Cryptozoology On The Internet

Museum of Paleontology

Dinosaur Sounds

Geology & Geography Of The N.Y. Bight

California Aquaculture

Zoological Miscellania

U.S. Geological Survey

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

NOAA's National Environmental Satellite,Data and Info. Service

Suffolk County Water Authority