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180.610.01 Principles of Environmental Health II

Environmental Health and Engineering
2nd term
4 credits
Academic Year:
2019 - 2020
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • M W,  1:30 - 3:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Megan Latshaw
Course Instructor:

180.609.01 Principles of Environmental Health I


How do we apply our knowledge to address complex environmental health issues? What are ways to use what you’ve learned to work with impacted residents to answer key questions in the community?

Applies concepts and principles of environmental health to a real-world problem impacting a community in our own backyard. Groups investigate the driving forces that underlie complex environmental health issues and explore strategies for assessment and intervention. Integrates the practical experiences of community members and students wherever possible.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Describe the history of Hopkins in East Baltimore
  2. Explain the goal of critical service-learning
  3. Identify multi-disciplinary approaches to solving environmental health problems
  4. Develop ways to translate research into practice
  5. Create strategies to address the multiplicity of factors that often drive seemingly simple environmental health issues
  6. Explain their attitudes about working with community members
  7. Develop awareness of one’s own role in various group situations
  8. Describe the historical context of the issue identified by the community group
  9. Demonstrate soft skills required to work in team settings, such as communication, diplomacy, accepting constructive criticism, active listening, professionalism
  10. List top five pieces of knowledge gained from this class
Methods of Assessment:

10% averaged grades from the four SOURCE service-learning module quizzes
5% quiz on environmental justice and community-based organization lectures
5% for submission of your plan – might include tasks, timeline, deliverables and roles
30% for class discussion (looking at knowledge, communication skills, reflection)
25% final deliverable
15% journal highlighting what you accomplished since the last entry and a reflection on your personal impressions of your community-academic partnership
5% anonymous peer review by your group members
5% service-learning evaluation

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for all students

Consent Note:

Consent required for all students

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