Oct 22, 2020  
2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog

HSC 205 - Principles of Environmental Public Health (3)

Prerequisite: Any one of the following courses--BIO 101 BIO 110 BIO 111 BIO 112 CHM 125 GEO 101 EVS 105 , or PHS 105 , or permission. (Cross-referenced with EVS 205 .) 
An examination of the environmental factors that may adversely impact human health, from contaminated soil, air, and water, to climate change and infectious diseases. Topics include the impact of health disparities and identification of populations that are vulnerable to environmental hazards. Study will also include methods for addressing these issues from risk assessment to emergency response. Classes and field trips will focus on current issues and draw on the expertise of those working in the field. Upon successful completion, students will be able to demonstrate a general knowledge of environmental public health and become familiar with career opportunities in the field.