An examination of analytical research methods used to study the environment. Solving environmental problems requires expertise in conducting research and in understanding how research is performed. Students will participate in field- and laboratory-based research of environmental issues within natural science and social science. Fundamental research skills, including hypothesis definition, experimental design, data analysis and presentation, will be explored. Laboratory, one period. Prerequisite: ENVSC*110 and permission of the instructor. Distribution Requirements: CL, SP. This course counts as Natural Science for the purpose of satisfying the College distribution requirement for students who matriculated before Fall 2016.