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PUBH 3561 - Environmental Health and Environmental Justice (ENV, SOCS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course examines environmental health issues and the complex challenges that occur within our communities that affect human health. Examination of environmental health at a micro level--investigating problems that occur within the Rochester community--to understand macro concepts. Includes community engagement with learning opportunities to assess current and past environmental conditions throughout the Rochester, MN area. Themes for this course include neighborhood-churning, food, water, air, and waste while investigating corresponding environmental justice issues that contribute to negative health outcomes. Incorporates a variety of hands-on engaged community learning in partnership with community stakeholders with in-class activities and field trip experiences. This ?hands-on? learning in our community encourages critical reflection for students to reconcile personal ideals with new knowledge and skills. prereq: 2561