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CHS 427 - Toxic Communities and Public Health

(3 units)
Examination of how communities are affected by environmental toxins and how contaminated communities organize and respond to health effects of such environmental processes.

Grading Basis: Graded
Units of Lecture: 3
Offered: Every Fall - Odd Years

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. discuss the origins and distribution of occupational and environmental contaminants.
2. identify and understand key concepts of exposure, dose, and biological effect.
3. describe and categorize major sources of anthropogenic and natural exposure to environmental pollution.
4. enumerate factors that govern differences in environmental heath regulatory structures among governments.
5. evaluate ‘stimuli’ for environmental health policy formation, explaining how episodes of environmental contamination contribute to refinement of regulations.
6. represent and defend opposing positions held by stakeholders in the sphere of environmental health public policy formation.
7. produce an upper-division research paper predicated on scholarly sources which address episodes of environmental contamination and issues relating to environmental health policy.
8. provide verbal and written constructive feedback on a peer’s research or position paper.


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