The Human Health and Environment DeCal aims to provide students of all disciplines an in depth look into the ways human health is impacted by the environment. We will explore these issues through a sociological, historical, biomedical, economic, and legal lens throughout three units in order to have a greater understanding of the interdisciplinary nature, complexity, and embeddedness behind these issues. This course is being tailored to accommodate students of all levels of exposure (including none!) to the complex and interdisciplinary nature of environmental science and health.
Synthesize material from an array of disciplines to for a holistic approach to understanding environmental health.
Explore how theoretical models of various disciplines can be incorporated and applied to everyday life through case studies.
Investigate an environmental health topic of their choosing based off of the various approaches taught in this course.
Develop a newfound personal awareness of the interconnected nature of environmental health in our everyday lives.
Class sections format will vary but mostly include lectures, class discussions on readings, breakout sessions/small group discussions, short videos, and guest speakers. The Human Health and Environment DeCal is a 2 unit course. As the class moves through a lot of content it is imperative that students do the weekly homework assignment and attend every lecture. Make sure you are enrolled in the lecture for two units. There is no 1 unit alternative for this course. We cannot make enrollment changes past the 5th week of classes. It is YOUR responsibility to confirm your enrollment.
Assignments will include weekly light readings and the posting of some follow-up questions. Throughout the semester you will be expected to complete one current events write up and attend a relevant event. The course will wrap-up with a final project in which you will be applying the learned topics to the creation of an educational resource. (more information on assignments in syllabus and will be distributed in class)
|Lecture||Andrew Pastor & Victoria Berdin||30||VLSB 2030||[Tu] 6:00PM-8:00PM||1/24/2017||