ENVA 255

Quant Skills for Env Studies

This course introduces students to two types of mathematical tools for environmental problem solving: estimating tools and statistical data analysis tools. Students will learn how to characterize environmental problems with simple mathematical models, find necessary data and make assumptions, and estimate quantitative answers. Fundamental statistical tools such as significance testing, correlation, and regression analysis are employed to understand the relationships between social variables like income and population and environmental variables such as air quality, water quality, and CO2 emissions.