180.631.01 ENVIRONMENTAL AND OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH POLICY SEMINAR
- Environmental Health Sciences
- 4th term
- 3 credits
- Academic Year:
- 2012 - 2013
- East Baltimore
- Class Times:
- Thursday, 3:30 - 6:20pm
180.629 or consent of the instructor.
Uses a case-study approach to discuss the political, economic and scientific contexts of environmental and occupational health policy making. Covers the regulation of chemical and pesticide production and use, waste management, occupational health and safety, food safety, and international aspects of policy making. Emphasizes the critical analysis of specific case studies, involving specific decisions and current controversy, including the roles of risk assessment, cost benefit analysis, and the precautionary principle. Also covers the interactions of environmental and occupational health policy with international affairs, specifically trade and development.
- Methods of Assessment:
Students are expected to attend class and to actively participate in class discussion. Students will prepare and orally present a comprehensive case study. Also, students will prepare brief written evaluations of case studies presented by other student.
- Instructor Consent:
Consent required for some students
- Consent Note:
Requires consent if student has not taken 180.629.
- For consent, contact:
- Jointly Offered With: