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Hagerstown Community College / HCC

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2023-2024 Catalog 
    Jun 19, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog
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ENV 204 - Public Health and the Environment

Prerequisite: ENG 101 ENG 101E , or ENG 101P .  
(3 Credits)
This course explores the interaction between human health and aspects of environmental degradation, including, but not limited to air pollution, water pollution, toxic chemicals, and climate change. This course will incorporate traditional lecture, discussion, and case study analysis as students learn about current key topics in environmental health and how to critique and understand scientific studies. Case studies will include analysis of known environmental health disasters, links between climate change and health, and exploration of the scientific evidence on environmental health. Students will investigate the consequences of environmental degradation on the health of diverse human populations, including ethnic and cultural minorities, communities of low socioeconomic status, and citizens of underdeveloped countries, in order to explain how an unequal pollution burden leads to environmental injustice in practice and in policy. This course does not fulfill a lab/science General Education Requirement. * Diversity Approved General Education Course.  Total of 45 hours of lecture.

Semesters Offered: Spring Only, All Years.

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