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Fall 2 2009

Dr. R. Goldman
2.5 credits
Interactive lectures in-class, case discussions and option for on-line discussions. Five 2-hour sessions each week.

This course offers a general introduction to environmental health from local to global, addressing fundamental topics and current controversies. The first part of the course covers core topics that prepare students to more fully understand and address environmental health issues: toxicology, exposure assessment, environmental epidemiology, risk assessment/risk management, air pollution, water pollution, and environmental justice. Using the tools from the first part of the course, students then participate in sessions on occupational health, children's health and the environment, injuries, climate change and health, the built environment/urban sprawl, and debates concerning pesticide use.Students can actively engage with the course material through in-class and online, case discussions, debates, and review of environment-related current events. This course provides an excellent introductory foundation in environmental health for all professional master's degree candidates, whether or not specializing in environmental health. The course fulfills the environmental health requirement for all professional master's degree programs.
Activities: Two brief graded written assignments (assigned written case analysis and pesticide debate position); final individual case project, in-class, on-line discussions and exercises.

Course evaluations are an important method for feedback on the quality of course offerings. The submission of a course evaluation is a requirement for this course. Your grade for the course will be made available only after you have submitted responses to at least the first three questions of the on-line evaluation for this course.

Fall 2 2008

Dr. R. Goldman
2.5 credits
Interactive lectures and case discussions. Two 2-hour sessions each week.

This course offers a general introduction to environmental health from local to global, addressing fundamental topics and current controversies. The first half of the course covers core topics that prepare students to more fully understand and address environmental health issues: toxicology, exposure assessment, risk assessment/risk management, air pollution, water pollution, and the built environment/urban sprawl. Using the tools from the first half, students then learn about: occupational health, children's health and the environment, injuries, climate change and health, environmental law and policies, debates concerning pesticide use, and environmental justice. Students actively engage with the course material through in-class, and on-line case discussions, debates, and review of environment-related current events. This course provides an excellent introductory foundation in environmental health for all professional master's degree candidates, whether or not specializing in environmental health. The course fulfills the environmental health requirement for all professional master's degree programs.

Activities: Case disscussions (in class and online options); 3 brief written assignments (case analyses or postion statements); group project and poster presentation.

Course evaluations are an important method for feedback on the quality of course offerings. The submission of a course evaluation is a requirement for this course. Your grade for the course will be made available only after you have submitted responses to at least the first three questions of the on-line evaluation for this course.


Fall 2 2007

Dr. R. Goldman
2.5 credits
Interactive lectures, case discussion and option for on-line discussion groups. Two 2-hour sessions each week.

This course offers a general introduction to environmental health from local to global, addressing fundamental topics and current controversies. The first half of the course covers core topics that prepare students to more fully understand and address environmental health issues: toxicology, exposure assessment, risk assessment/risk management, air pollution, water pollution, and the built environment/urban sprawl. Using the tools from the first half, students then learn about: occupational health, children's health and the environment, injuries, climate change and health, environmental law and policies, debates concerning pesticide use, and environmental justice. Students can actively engage with the course material through in-class, and on-line case discussions, debates, and review of environment-related current events. This course provides an excellent introductory foundation in environmental health for all professional master's degree candidates, whether or not specializing in environmental health. The course fulfills the environmental health requirement for all professional master's degree programs. (10.06)
Activities: Midterm exam; two brief assignments-written case analysis, and pesticide debate position, in lieu of final exam: group project and poster presentation.

Course evaluations are an important method for feedback on the quality of course offerings. The submission of a course evaluation is a requirement for this course. Your grade for the course will be made available only after you have submitted responses to at least the first three questions of the on-line evaluation for this course.


Fall 2006

Dr. R. Goldman, Dr. R. Herrick
2.5 credits
Interactive lectures, case studies, on-line discussion groups. Two 2-hour sessions each week.

This course offers a general introduction to environmental health from local to global, addressing fundamental topics and current controversies. The first half of the course covers core topics that prepare students to more fully understand and address environmental health issues: toxicology, exposure assessment, risk assessment/risk management, air pollution, water pollution, and the built environment/urban sprawl. Using the tools from the first half, students then learn about: occupational health, children's health and the environment, injuries, climate change and health, environmental law and policies, debates concerning pesticide use, and environmental justice. Students will actively engage with the course material through in-class, and on-line case discussions, debates, and review of environment-related current events. This course provides an excellent introductory foundation in environmental health for all professional master's degree candidates, whether or not specializing in environmental health. The course fulfills the environmental health requirement for all professional master's degree programs. (10.06)
Activities: Midterm exam; in lieu of a final exam there are knowledge and skill building assignments--a brief case analysis, current event commentary, and pesticide debate position-uploaded and discussed in small on-line discussion groups; group paper (form of a position report) with poster presentation on a controversial topic.


Course evaluations are an important method for feedback on the quality of course offerings. The submission of a course evaluation is a requirement for this course. Your grade for the course will be made available only after you have submitted responses to at least the first three questions of the on-line evaluation for this course.


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