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Applied Environmental Health Practice

East Baltimore
2nd term
Environmental Health and Engineering
4 credits
Academic Year:
2021 - 2022
Instruction Method:
Hybrid In-person and Synchronous Online
Class Times:
  • M W,  1:30 - 3:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor:
Megan Latshaw

180.609 Principles of Environmental Health or 180.601 Environmental Health


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. Investigates 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:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 15% Quizzes
  • 5% Peer-feedback
  • 30% Discussion
  • 25% Final Project
  • 15% Reflection
  • 5% Service-learning Evaluation
  • 5% Submission of Plan

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for all students

Consent Note:

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Special Comments:

This is the virtual/online section of a class also held onsite. You are responsible for the modality in which you register.