Elizabeth Cook is an amazing professor. Especially during the Fall 2020 Covid remote semester, she was extremely supportive and accommodating. She is a soft-spoken, yet engaging and knowledgable lecturer. This class was structured as a Fall A intensive, so it met for about two hours Monday through Thursday. Half of the class time was dedicated to a lecture and the other half was "lab". During the lab half of class, we were put into break out rooms to complete a coding or mapping activity for the day.
This class was a great introduction to more advanced excel skills, R, and GIS. We also learned some basic statistics. The class content was also interesting and applicable to what we were learning. The labs never felt like busy work and everything was purposeful.
I would highly recommend this class to any budding environmental data scientists!