Environmental health focuses on the factors external to people that have health implications. In this seminar students develop skills in literature research, critical analysis, and communication exploring the intersection between cell biology, public health, and the environment. Broad topics include regional and global examples investigating air quality, water quality, and exposure to environmental chemicals. In groups, students define sub areas of interest such as home air quality, water purification byproducts, or mercury. Students use research, creativity, and communication skills to compile materials and write case studies that are appropriate for use in undergraduate cell biology courses.
Satisfies depth or breadth course requirement in Natural Science Track of the Environmental Studies major or interdisciplinary minor.
Successful completion of BIO 111/113, BIO 112/114, or ENV 201 is required.