180.611.01 THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT AND PUBLIC HEALTH
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.
This course will prepare you to be able to do the following: 1. Identify a range of global environmental problems and their impacts on public health. 2. Explain the complexities and inter-relationships of a range of global environmental problems. 3. Develop potential solutions to global environmental problems using the knowledge gained in this course. 4. Evaluate environment-related stories and claims in the lay press as to accuracy, relevance, and global importance.
- Tuesday 8:30 - 10:20
- Thursday 8:30 - 10:20