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The Global Environment, Climate Change, and Public Health


East Baltimore
1st term
Environmental Health and Engineering
4 credits
Academic Year:
2021 - 2022
Instruction Method:
Class Times:
  • Tu Th,  8:30 - 10:20am
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructors:
Jordan Kuiper

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
  5. Explain an ecological perspective on the connections among human health, animal health and ecosystem health (e.g. One Health)
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 10% Participation
  • 50% Homework
  • 40% Final Exam

Instructor Consent:

No consent required