ENVIRON 581K Global Environmental Health Problems
Given that many environmental problems occur on a global scale but may have differential local impacts, both local and global perspectives are important in understanding and addressing the problems. The objective of this course is to engage the students to learn and think about global and local impacts of most important contemporary environmental issues such as climate change, air pollution, water scarcity and pollution, waste disposal, and exposure to chemicals found in consumer products. This online course will include a series of video-taped lectures that students can watch at their own pace within a defined time period. Live sessions will be arranged so the students can interact directly with each other and with the instructor in person and online. Office hours will be arranged for students to ask questions in person or online. Live sessions will be arranged for students to present their term papers.