180.611.01 | AY 2012-2013 - 1st Term | 4 Credit(s)
TTh 8:30:00 AM
  • Contact Information
    Cindy Parker
    Brian Schwartz
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Methods of Assessment
    15% in-class participation 20% homework assignments 25% midterm exam 40% final paper

    Additional Faculty Notes:

    Term 1 2012 Grading will be:

    15%            Participation

    50%            Homework assignments

    35%            Final assignment

  • Course Schedule

    Please see the course Session for a full list of dates and items for this course.

  • Academic Ethics Code

    Students enrolled in the Bloomberg School of Public Health of The Johns Hopkins University assume an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to the University's mission as an institution of higher education. A student is obligated to refrain from acts which he or she knows, or under the circumstances has reason to know, impair the academic integrity of the University. Violations of academic integrity include, but are not limited to: cheating; plagiarism; knowingly furnishing false information to any agent of the University for inclusion in the academic record; violation of the rights and welfare of animal or human subjects in research; and misconduct as a member of either School or University committees or recognized groups or organizations.

  • Disability Support Services
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