ENV H 205 Environmental Health in Media 2 credits, W 10:30-12:20
open to students in all majors, no prerequisites
Watch popular films that explore environmental health topics, then discuss the ethical, legal,social, and scientific issues they raise.
This class will examine environmental factors that affect human health through the use of popular film and visual media. In an active learning format, we will discuss questions such as: What real-world events prompted the making of the film? What scientific issues are central to the film? What has happened since the film was made? How did the film affect our society’s thinking about environmental health hazards?