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180.611.01 the Global Environment, Climate Change, and Public Health

Environmental Health and Engineering
1st term
4 credits
Academic Year:
2015 - 2016
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Tu Th,  8:30 - 10:20am
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Cindy Parker
Course Instructor s:

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 impact 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 discuss gained in this course
  4. 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