ENV H 305 Environmental Poisons and Public Health

Explore How Toxicology Protects the Health of Communities


What chemical and physical hazards exist in the environment? Where do they come from, where do they go, and how

do we come in contact with them or avoid them? What health effects can they cause, and how can we minimize their

negative impacts? Through an exploration of five case-based modules, this course will help you critically evaluate media

reports about environmental hazards to human health by applying the core principles of toxicology, the science of poisons.



MWF 12:30 – 1:20

HSB T747 | 3 credits, graded

Open to all majors. 






ENV H 465 GIS in Public Health

ENV H 465: GIS in Public Health is an an autumn class which counts toward your selective requirement.  GIS stands for Geographic Information Systems. GIS is a computer system consisting of hardware and software used to store, manipulate, analyze, model, and display spatial and non-spatial data.  It’s a very powerful tool in public health, and it’s a valuable skill to be able to list on your resume.

This class is limited to Environmental Health and Public Health majors in registration period one, but we’ll be opening it up to other students when period 2 starts. So sign up now if you’re interested, and let Janet or I know once you’ve signed up so that we can update your degree audit.


If you’re unfamiliar with GIS and how it’s used in public health, the CDC has a great intro: https://www.cdc.gov/gis/


Autumn Courses: Sexually Transmitted Infections; Maternal & Child Health

EPI 220 – Sexually Transmitted Infections: Causes & Consequences


Who gets STIs and why?  How do you prevent  and treat STIs?  What new STIs have recently emerged?  In this course, you will:


  • Identify populations at risk for STIs
  • Gain familiarity with infectious disease epidemiology
  • Outline risk factors for STI & HIV infection
  • Evaluate STI prevention interventions


No prerequisites.  All majors are encouraged to enroll.  This is a great course for students preparing for careers in a health related field.  A basic understanding of biology is required.  Areas of Knowledge: I&S, NW, & QSR.


SLN: 14683; 5 credits; Lecture meets: T/Th 3:00–4:20 p.m.; Quiz meets: F 9:30–10:20 a.m. or F 12:30-1:20 p.m.; Instructor: Lisa Manhart


Additional details about the course are provided on the attached flyer or can be found here.  Direct questions to epcourse@uw.edu.


EPI 221 – Maternal & Child Health – A Population Health Approach


This course will provide an overview of:


  • Indicators and contemporary issues in maternal and child health
  • Determinants of pregnancy complications and poor child health outcomes
  • Life course approach to maternal and child health


No prerequisites.  All majors are encouraged to enroll.  This is a great course for students preparing for careers in a health related field.  Areas of Knowledge: NW.


SLN: 14686; 5 credits; Lecture meets MW 1:00-2:20 p.m.; Quiz meets F 1:30-2:20 p.m.; Instructor: Daniel Enquobahrie


Additional details about the course are provided on the attached flyer or can be found here.  Direct questions to epcourse@uw.edu.


Apply Now! Grand Challenges Impact Lab: India – WIN19 Study Abroad

Do you want to work on developing solutions that can make a difference, with the real world as your classroom? 

Applications are now being accepted for Grand Challenge Impact Lab (GCIL): India Study Abroad


In Winter Quarter 2019, UW Study Abroad will be offering Grand Challenge Impact Lab (GCIL): Indiaas a 15-credit course.

  • Study global GRAND CHALLENGES
  • Work hands-on to learn IMPACT INNOVATION
  • Design impact VENTURE SOLUTIONS
  • Pitch your idea for SEED FUNDING


Grand Challenges are the big problems facing humanity – things like food security, clean water, and climate change. The Grand Challenge Impact Lab (GCIL): India is a new UW study abroad experience that empowers students to learn about Grand Challenges and propose and test solutions to them. The program offers an active, hands-on learning laboratory and is open to graduate and undergraduate junior and senior students from any department.



Attend an information session to learn more: 

  • Thursday, April 26 at 3:30-4:30pm, in More Hall 110
  • Tuesday, May 1 at 3:30-4:30pm, in Raitt Hall 229
  • Friday, May 4 at 12:30-1:30pm, in More Hall 110
  • Monday, May 7 at 12-1pm, in Anderson Hall 22
  • Wednesday, May 9 at 12:30-1:30, in Paccar Hall 456


Apply now!  Application Deadline is May 15.

Receive updates and event reminder by adding your name to our mailing list.

For more information about GCIL India, visit www.courses.washington.edu/gcil/.


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Autumn 2018 IWP Courses for “C” or “W” Credit

Are you registering for Autumn 2018 coursee?  Please take a look at these Interdisciplinary Writing Program (IWP) roster of courses accessible to students who are at any point in their undergraduate study.

Students interested in learning through writing or in developing their writing abilities are welcomed to enroll in an IWP course (capped at 21 students). As always, every IWP course includes conferencing with the instructor over writing in progress, and every course the IWP offers can be used for “C” or “W” credit, whichever the student needs.


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CAN is Hiring 30 College Coaches

CAN is hiring 30 College Coaches starting in August 2018! Our Coaches provide crucial support to students as they navigate social and academic challenges of high school, while entering into the intimidating college search, application and enrollment processes. We need your help in recruiting for our next team! This position is great for recent graduates who are interested in supporting youth, gaining professional experience in youth mentoring, college coaching, and career counseling. Find out more information about the day to day here.

We are currently hiring Coaches to be placed at the following schools:

  • Nathan Hale High School
  • West Seattle High School
  • Chief Sealth International High School
  • Garfield High School
  • Franklin High School
  • Mt Rainier High School
  • Highline High School
  • Hazen High School
  • Lindbergh High School
  • Todd Beamer High School
  • Decatur High School

Why Serve with CAN? Coaches receive the benefit of a monthly stipend of $1370, an education award of $5,920, an ORCA card, 100% employer paid insurance, professional development and networking opportunities, and weekly trainings. Find out more or apply today at collegeaccessnow.org/careers. Priority application deadline is April 27th.


For more information: 2018-19 CAN AmeriCorps College Coach Position Description