HE278 Human Health and Environment
Examines the relationship between the environment and human health. Focuses on issues such as persistent environmental contaminants, environmental toxins, chemical exposures, climate change and accompanying disease outbreaks. Includes a strong emphasis on personal decision making. Recommend: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available. (For detailed information, see the Course Content and Outcome Guide ).
Distance Education: Web Course Information
- From the Instructor:
- Course Description:
This course will examine how food systems influence human and environmental health. Students will explore the connections between sustainable agriculture concepts/practices, food systems, and personal and environmental health. This course will assist students in gaining a personal understanding of how food supply and consumption, agriculture, and the environment are related and influence personal and global health.
Students will gain an understanding of how each persons personal food choices affects and is affected by the world food situation. Upon successful completion of this course, students will have an awareness of the relationships between environmental health, food choice, and personal health.
1. Evaluate how food systems influence global health and economic issues.
2. Analyze personal food choices for their impact on personal, societal, and environmental health.
3. Explore the connections between agriculture practices, food systems, and personal and environmental health.
Course Instructor: Alissa Leavitt, MPH, CHES Phone: 971-722-7767 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Course Specific Requirements:
- Course Textbook, resources, and readings:
1. The Ethics of What we Eat by Peter Singer and Jim Mason: ISBN: 9781594866876
2. Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System by Raj Patel: ISBN: 9781933633497
3. Additional readings accessible online through Desire to Learn (D2L) or distributed in class.
4. OPTIONAL: Food Matters by Mark Bittman; ISBN: 9781416575641
Students are required to have a composition book for in-class journal entries by the second day of class.
Instructors Note: Much of the course grade is comprised of various written assignments. It is recommended that students enrolled in this course have successfully completed WR 115, RD 115, and MTH 20 and/or recognize the significant writing expectations for this course. All assignments will be submitted online through D2L.
- Web Technical Requirements:
- Please be sure to read the Technical Requirements for this delivery mode.
- Students with Disabilities:
- Students with disabilities should notify their instructor if accommodations are needed to take this class. For information about technologies that help people with disabilities in taking Web based distance learning classes please visit the Office for Students with Disabilities website.
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Instructor: Alissa G Leavitt
Tuition: credit Fees: $20.00
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