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180.611.01 THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT AND PUBLIC HEALTH

Department:
Environmental Health Sciences
Term:
1st term
Credits:
4 credits
Academic Year:
2012 - 2013
Location:
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Tu Th,  8:30 - 10:20am
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructors:

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Description:

Explores how global environmental issues such as global warming, urban sprawl, deforestation, mining, environmental refugees, biodiversity loss, and food security may cause increasing human harm. Provides an overview of the science and policy issues related to the changing environment, how environmental problems affect human health, and emphasizes potential solutions and sustainable development methods essential for resolving a myriad of environment-health problems.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Identify a range of global environmental problems and their impacts on public health
  2. Identify a range of global environmental problems and their impacts on public health
  3. Explain the complexities and inter-relationships of a range of global environmental problems
  4. Develop potential solutions to global environmental problems using the discuss gained in this course
  5. Evaluate environment-related stories and claims in the lay press as to accuracy, relevance, and global importance
Methods of Assessment:

15% in-class participation
20% homework assignments
25% midterm exam
40% final paper

Instructor Consent:

No consent required