The course is not exhaustive but is meant to cover some basics and leave you

The course is not exhaustive but is meant to cover

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techniques used in environmental science as well as other disciplines. The course is not exhaustive but is meant to cover some basics and leave you more confident and conversant with your peers, professors, and future employers. This is the seventh offering of this course (wow, I have been here a while!). In a way, you are entering an ongoing experiment in teaching and learning. We will deviate from the syllabus, some activities may be dropped or changed as the semester progresses. Please pay attention to all course announcements in class and via email/moodle and check with your team regularly for updates you may have missed. Communication is the most important requirement for success in this course. Your feedback on what works and doesn’t work is extremely important for the future quality of this course and thus the experiences of your peers and the strength of the program. Your opinions matter and I hope you will express them early and often . LEARNING OUTCOMES: On successful completion of this course, students should be able to: 1. Understand how scientific data is used to address environmental problems. 2. Have a basic understanding of the techniques and methodologies necessary for collecting environmental data. 3. Understand some of the problems inherent in data collection, and how this impacts data interpretation. 4. Understand how data collected in the lab and field can be used to critically evaluate ideas. ASSESSMENT: This is a course meant to give you experiences . My goal is to help you become conversant in “what” common methodologies and technologies are employed in environmental science. A secondary objective is gaining an understanding of the “how” certain instruments and methods work, and thirdly, “why” they are commonly used to answer scientific questions. Thus, this course will not utilize traditional assessment
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