ENVS1170-B Environmental Health (Fall 2020)
For additional course information, First Class requirements, syllabus, etc., check the About The Instructor(s) section for a link to a Faculty Website.
Course DetailsSection will be taught totally online with no scheduled class meetings. Students must arrange for daily access to a computer and the Internet prior to the start of classes. Robert Morris labs are to be used only as a backup in special situations and may not be relied upon for extended periods of time. In addition to the Internet link, online classes have a large emphasis on email. All messages from the instructor and other information regarding online classes, including user ids, passwords, and login instructions will be sent to your Robert Morris University email account. Visit http://rmu.blackboard.com/ for more information.
Session, Dates: 4 (10/24/2020 - 12/18/2020)
Seats Available: 2 Seats
This course will concentrate on human populations and the need to control factors that are harmful to human life. Methods of controlling communicable disease, wastewater treatment, solid waste management, insect and rodent control, radiation control, and environmental health hazards are emphasized. The course concludes with a discussion of the human impact on resources and ecosystems, management of pollution, as well as environmental policy and decision making regarding the positive and negative effects of the choices a person makes that affect his or her health. Principles of scientific inquiry are integrated throughout the course.
About the Instructor(s)
Daniel B. Short, Ph.D.
John Jay 215
Associate Professor of Environmental Science
John Jay 215