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ENVR 220: Environmental Methods and Measurement

This course serves as an introduction to the analytical tools and metrics of environmental studies, providing students with quantitative and methodological skills germane to environmental problem solving that can be applied in upper division courses and in their own research projects. Topics covered will include basic statistical analysis, environmental footprinting, cost-benefit and other economic metrics, energy auditing, green building standards, greenhouse gas emissions auditing, green certification programs, field- and laboratory-based measurement tools, and other common standards. Students will learn to apply these methods and to critique the use of similar methods by the media, in marketing campaigns, and by other researchers. (2 credits)