ENVS 207 Field & Laboratory Environmental Science • 6 Cr.


Practices current scientific methods of investigation and analysis of a variety of environmental elements. Format includes approximately equal components of field experience and laboratory exercises. Fulfills laboratory science course requirement at BC.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Explain and use the scientific method to design and conduct research in terrestrial and aquatic environments.
  • Explain the basic principles of environmental science, particularly the science of ecology, environmental chemistry, and biogeochemical cycling.
  • Make careful observations and conduct environmental field work using multiple sampling methods to collect data on biota, air, soil and water.
  • Set up and conduct controlled experiments in the lab, to test hypotheses.
  • Analyze field, laboratory and published data using scientific method, basic statistical analysis, library research and graphing.
  • Interpret biological, chemical and geologic data, to determine human impacts on the environment.
  • Critically review and discuss important scientific articles and newly released studies.
  • Present and effectively communicate collected data and data analysis in a concise written and oral format.