188.688.01 | AY 2013-2014 - 2nd Term | 1 Credit(s)
Th 12:00:00 PM
  • Contact Information
    Cindy Parker
    Peter Winch
  • Course Learning Objectives

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

    • Describe a working definition of sustainability and what it means for public health.
    • Compare and contrast societal and specifically public health responses to how the coming era of energy scarcity, political obstacles, economic interests, and federal indebtedness influences how we address these global environmental issues.
    • Begin to develop an analytic framework for how we should address these issues to prevent the major health risks they present.
    • Demonstrate the role of public health professionals in helping global society address these issues.
  • Course Description

    The Sustainability Seminar will meet weekly for 1hr 20min at noon on Thursdays during the 2nd term.  The goal is to bring together students and faculty to discuss in more depth the causes, consequences, implications, and especially potential solutions regarding key global environmental challenges that we are facing and that are likely to become more challenging over time.  Specifically, we will discuss how public health professionals can get involved in the solutions to these problems.

  • Intended Audience

    Students interested in the global environmental public health challenges we face and who want to try to figure out what we as public health professionals should be trying to do about it.

  • Methods of Assessment
    Based on attendance and participation.
  • Prerequisites
    Global Environment and Public Health, 180.611.01
  • 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.

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