About The Course
Welcome Message

Welcome to the CoursePlus Web site for THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT AND PUBLIC HEALTH (180.611.01), a course offered by the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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Course Description

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.

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Course Learning Objectives

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

  • Identify a range of global environmental problems and their impacts on public health
  • Identify a range of global environmental problems and their impacts on public health
  • Explain the complexities and inter-relationships of a range of global environmental problems
  • Develop potential solutions to global environmental problems using the discuss gained in this course
  • Evaluate environment-related stories and claims in the lay press as to accuracy, relevance, and global importance

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Course Time

Tue Thu   8:30 AM to 10:20 AM

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Grading Policy & Grading Restrictions

Grading Policy: 15% in-class participation 20% homework assignments 25% midterm exam 40% final paper

Grading Restrictions: Letter grade

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