Research Methods in Environmental Studies

This course covers the most current research methods commonly used to study the environment and its connections to societal, economic, and ecological activities and objectives. Depending upon the needs of the student cohort, quantitative, qualitative, and/or mixed methods are presented. Key topics include research questions, literature review, spatial/temporal dimensions, ethnographic approaches, surveys, personal interviews, and ethical research behavior. By the end of the course, students will present a prospectus for a senior thesis.

2-credit course