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 projects. Accompanying lab provides opportunity for students to build analytical skills via real-world research projects. Prospective majors develop concentrations as a central activity in 220.