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Charles D Treser
ENV H 311
Seattle Campus

Introduction to Environmental Health

Relationship of people to their environment, how it affects their physical well-being and what they can do to influence the quality of the environment and to enhance the protection of their health. Emphasis on environmental factors involved in transmission of communicable diseases and hazards due to exposure to chemical and physical materials in our environment. Offered: ASp.

Class description

This course is a survey course intended to introduce students to Environmental Health -- the study of how environmental factors and conditions impact the health of people and their community, and of the efforts made to prevent or control the negative impacts. The course is designed to acquaint students with the scientific and technical foundations of the field well and the social, economic, legal and political complexities involved with the major issues and problems faced by environmental health practitioners

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

The course is a combination of lectures, presented by the faculty and occassional guest lecturers from the "real world", and group exploration of a topic in some depth.

Recommended preparation

Sophomore standing

Class assignments and grading

Students are expected to read the material in the textbook and the assigned supplementary readings. Course lectures are intended to expand upon, clarify and/or illustrate the principles and practice contained in the course readings.

There will be a mid-term and final examination, as well as the group project. The final grade will the avereage of the two examinations and the student's individual grade from the group project.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
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Last Update by Charles D Treser
Date: 08/22/2005