Environmental Studies 207: Methods of Environmental Analysis

Credits 3

An introduction to analytic methods and tools utilized to address environmental issues and problems. Building on a basic understanding of elementary concepts in statistics (variables, descriptive and inferential statistics, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, effect sizes, etc.), students will learn to read, interpret, and critically evaluate environmental data and literature. Additionally, students will become familiar with environmental analysis procedures and surveys such as environmental assessment (Environmental Impact Statements); environmental risk assessment; land, soil, water, wildlife, agricultural, and mineral surveys. Lastly, given the inherent spatial nature of environmental data, students will utilize Geographic Information Systems software to assess spatial relationships between variables. Two hours of lecture per week plus one three-hour laboratory.

Distribution Area
Students entering Fall 2024 or later: Quantitative Analysis (QA)
Students entering prior to Fall 2024: Quantitative Analysis (QU DIST)

Environmental Studies 120, declared major in Environmental Studies, and consent of instructor.