Development of research and analytical skills in, environmental studies as preparation for, upper-division work by majors and minors. Emphasis, on formulation, practice, and communication of, research. Skills span full range of allied fields,, including descriptive and inferential statistics,, geographic information systems, survey and, interview techniques, qualitative data analysis,, and bibliographic research. Lectures, individual, and small-group assignments, and course project., Accompanying lab provides opportunity for students, to build analytical skills via real-world, research.