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ENVS 207 Field & Laboratory Environmental Science • 6 Cr.

Description:

Practices current scientific methods of investigation and analysis of a variety of environmental elements. Format includes approximately equal components of field experience and laboratory exercises. Fulfills laboratory science course requirement at BC.

Outcomes:

After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • • Explain and use the scientific method to design and conduct research in terrestrial and aquatic environments.
  • • Explain the basic principles of environmental science, particularly the science of ecology, environmental chemistry, and biogeochemical cycling.
  • • Make careful observations and conduct environmental field work using multiple sampling methods to collect data on biota, air, soil and water.
  • • Set up and conduct controlled experiments in the lab, to test hypotheses.
  • • Analyze field, laboratory and published data using scientific method, basic statistical analysis, library research and graphing.
  • • Interpret biological, chemical and geologic data, to determine human impacts on the environment.
  • • Critically review and discuss important scientific articles and newly released studies.
  • • Present and effectively communicate collected data and data analysis in a concise written and oral format.

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3000 Landerholm Circle SE Bellevue, WA 98007-6484 U.S.A.
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