ENVS 220 is a sort of methods course for Environmental Studies majors and minors, and teaches us valuable tools for analyzing data that covers a variety of scales and topics. Throughout our class, we have learned how to display data spatially via ArcGIS, how to analyze data on Excel using charts and graphs, how to carry out field studies, how to create story maps, and more. We've covered topics such as environmental justice, microclimates, land cover change, sustainable development, and more. One of the other parts of Environmental Analysis is developing an Area of Interest. It helps guide the rest of your ENVS major at Lewis & Clark, and instills a topic that is important to you so it can develop through to senior year.
One important part of ENVS 220 is an area of interest each student defines to focus their training and upcoming coursework related to environmental studies. The page linked above offers information on the area of interest I successfully developed in ENVS 220.
Another important part of ENVS 220 is a situated environmental research project defined and documented in teams. The page linked above offers information on the situated project I helped develop in ENVS 220. Here is further information on our situated research approach.