2021-2022 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Jul 22, 2024  
2021-2022 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CHS 230 - Introduction to Environmental Health

Credits: 3
This course introduces students to the basic tenets of environmental health. These include concepts of environmental influences on health and disease, emerging environmental issues’ impacts on human health, and environmental risk factors and exposure.

Student Learning Outcomes
  1. Summarize the major sources and types of environmental agents affecting human health.
  2. Interpret the mechanisms by which environmental agents cause biological effects in humans.
  3. Distinguish the human health effects caused by exposure to environmental agents.
  4. Analyze vectors that promote the transfer of biological agents in humans.
  5. Review emerging environmental threats to human health and methods of prevention.
  6. Compare and contrast approaches for prevention of environmental health hazards.
  7. Describe the roles of government agencies and laws that protect environmental quality and health.

Prerequisite: BIOL 101  or above or CHEM 103  or above or ENV 101  or above or Instrcutor permission

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