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Health and Environment

This option considers the direct impact of global issues on the life on our planet.  As intercontinental travel makes nearly every epidemic already global today, the more and more the health of individuals is directly connected to the health of the globe.  Growing populations, aging demographics, increasing pollution, and decreasing food resources present new challenges for global human health.  Similarly the global cycles of climate change and crisis force us to reconsider both natural processes and anthropogenic influences, examining the philosophy and history of human's place in nature. Some of the themes on which this Option focuses include: the relationship between local resources and global geopolitics; cultural, economic, and social effects of global climate change; pollution and conservation; environmental movements; and evolution and extinction. 

Boldfaced courses to be offered in Spring 2021.

 

Health and Environment

 

Course Number

  Course Title

ASIA 106

Asian Traditions of Health, Medicine, and the Body

 

AFAM 302

Diversity and Health

 

AFR 105

Environments of Africa: Geology and Climate Change

 

AFR 306

Health and Illness in African and Black Diaspora: Cultural Anthropology

 

ANTH 240N

Livelihoods and Ecosystems: Anthropological Approaches to Human-Environment Interaction

 

ANTH 375Q

Anthropology of Food

 

ANTH 455

Global Processes and Local Systems

 

ANTH 456

Cultural Ecology

 

ANTH 470H

Our Place in Nature

 

CAS 453

Health Communication Theory and Research

 

CED 152

Community Development Concepts and Practice

 

CMLIT 497

Literature, Race, and Disease 

 

EARTH 2

The Earth System and Global Change

 

ECON 415

The Economics of Global Climate Change

 

ECON 428

Environmental Economics

 

ENGL 162N

Communicating Care

 

ENGL 179

Literature of Food

 

ENGL 180

Literature and the Natural World

 

HIST 110

Nature and History

 

HIST 109

Introduction to US Environmental History

 

HIST 111

American Food System: History, Technology, and Culture

 

HIST 453

American Environmental History

 

PHIL 013

Nature and Environment

 

PHIL 118

Environmental Philosophy

 

PHIL 403

Environmental Ethics

 

PLSC 135

The Politics of the Ecological Crisis

 

PLSC 464

Extractive Industries in Africa 

 

PSYCH 419

Psychology in a Sustainable World

 

SOC 023

Population and Policy Issues

 

SOC 211Z

Health Inequality: Understanding the Geographies of Life and Death

 

SOC 422

World Population Diversity

 

SOC 451

Health, Disease & Society

 

SOC 468

Mood-Altering Substances in Society*

 

SOC 497D

The Global Impact of Education*

 

SPAN 100B

Intermediate Grammar and Composition for Students in Medical-Related Fields

 

SPAN 300B 

 

Advanced Grammar and Composition for Students in Medical-related Fields

 

Courses Outside the College of the Liberal Arts

 

BB H 305

Introduction to Global Health Issues

 

BB H 407

Global Health Equity

 

BI SC 003

Environmental Science

BIOET 100 Bioethics
BIOET 110N Health, Illness, and the Human Condition

 

BIOET 401Q

Science, Ethics, Policy, and Law

BIOET 501 Perspectives and Methods in Bioethics
BIOET 502 Macro-Perspectives in Bioethics/Public Health Ethics

 

BIOET 533

Ethical Dimensions of Renewable Energy and Sustainability Systems

 

BMH 490

Bioethics and Medical Humanities Capstone Course

 

CED 450

International Development, Renewable Resources, and the Environment

 

E B F 200

Introduction to Energy and Earth Sciences Economics

 

E B F 301

Global Finance for the Earth, Energy, and Materials Industries

 

EARTH 103

Earth in the Future: Predicting Climate Change and Its Impacts Over the Next Century

 

EARTH 111

Water, Science, and Society

 

EGEE 101

Energy and the Environment

 

EGEE 401

Energy in a Changing World

 

GEOG 030 / 30N

Environment and Society in a Changing World

 

GEOG 310W

Introduction to Global Climatic Systems

 

GEOG 314

Biogeography and Global Ecology

 

 

GEOG 412W

Climatic Change and Variability

 

GEOG 426Y

Gendered Worlds

 

GEOG 430

Human Use of the Environment

 

GEOG 436

Ecology, Economy, and Society

 

GEOG 439

Property and the Global Environment 

 

H P A 401

Comparative Health Systems

 

NUTR 425

Global Nutrition Problems: Health, Science, and Ethics

 ****400 level courses with asterisks do not have prerequisites. ****

 

Majors should select 21 credits in the Option courses. 

-15 credits of these 21 will be in a single Option concentration (no more than 6 credits towards the Option completion are to be from courses in a single department).

-6 credits of these 21 are from other Options.

-At least 12 credits must be taken at the 400 level or higher.