ENV*394*13 Description


SpTp: Landscapes of Health


From the legacy of accumulated lead in the soils of Rust Belt America to emerging infectious diseases in places of rapid social and ecological change, the environment plays a central role in shaping human health. This course will explore the intersection of public health, environmental change, and the disproportionate risks that influence the health of communities and places. After surveying the tools and concepts by which public health has been measured and understood, the course will center on four core case studies that mirror the physical, chemical, biological, and lifestyle determinants of health. In keeping with the core values identified in the Washington College mission statement, this course aims to help students in Environmental Science and Studies develop habits of analytical thought and clear communication, ethical sensitivity, and civic responsibility in relation to issues of global health, environmental change, and social justice Student must have taken/be taking ENV*101