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.
Courses for Fall 2023
Approved Courses in the Health and Environment Pathway
Courses Outside the Liberal Arts
400 Level Courses With No 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.