ENV 898b/EHS 585 (Online) / 2020-2021

Environment and Human Health

Credits: 3
Teaching Mode: Online

Spring 2021: Tu, 1:00-3:50, Online


This course provides an overview of the critical relationships between the environment and human health. The class explores the interaction between health and different parts of the environmental system including weather, air pollution, greenspace, environmental justice, and occupational health. Other topics include environmental ethics, exposure assessment, case studies of environmental health disasters, links between climate change and health, and integration of scientific evidence on environmental health. Students learn about current key topics in environmental health and how to critique and understand scientific studies on the environment and human health. The course incorporates lectures and discussion.