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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ENV 226 - Environmental Health and Pollution: From Toxic Chemicals to Climate Change


This course will cover topics in environmental health on a local and global scale. Key sources of air pollution, water pollution, food contamination, and waste management and their related health impacts will be examined. Students will gain a basic understanding of the toxicity of different chemicals and how scientists are able to determine toxicity. Aspects of energy production, transportation, manufacturing and food production in the context of natural resources, human health, and sustainable practices will be explored. Facts and misconceptions surrounding climate change, and how climate change will impact health and the environment will be discussed. Additionally, this course will introduce domestic environmental policy and related successes and failures, as well as issues of environmental justice. Letter grade with Pass/No Pass option. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits