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180.621.81 SPECIAL STUDIES IN FOOD PRODUCTION, PUBLIC HEALTH AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Description:

Students continue to explore issues presented in the 2nd term online course, “Food Production, Public Health and the Environment”. Students actively participate in the selection of topics explored and work together in small groups to review and discuss scientific journal articles, technical reports and other resources related to a topic and present the results of their research to the class. Interaction on the bulletin board (BBS) and communication within small groups via other DED communication tools is a critical component to this class.

Learning Objective(s):

• Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to: --Critically evaluate scientific journal articles, technical reports and mass media communications related to food systems --Examine issues relating to the food system by considering varying viewpoints and perspectives --Identify key resources for reliable information on food system related issues


Methods of Assessment: Participation in BBS, Livetalks, peer review
Location: Internet
Enrollment Minimum: 5
Enrollment Maximum: 15
Instructor Consent: Consent required for all students

Instructor consent required

For consent, contact: pwalker@jhsph.edu
Prerequisite:

Introduction to Online Learning is required prior to participating in any of the School's Internet-based courses., and 180.620.81 Food Production, Public Health and the Environment

Auditors Allowed: Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail