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180.611.01 THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT AND PUBLIC HEALTH

Term: 1st term
Credits: 4 credits
Academic Year: 2014 - 2015
Course Instructors:
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 Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Identify a range of global environmental problems and their impact on public health
Identify a range of global environmental problems and their impact on public health
Explain the complexities and inter-relationships of a range of global environmental problems
Develop potential solutions to global environmental problems using the discuss gained in this course
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
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Tuesday 8:30 - 10:20
  • Thursday 8:30 - 10:20
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail