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2020-2021 University Catalog 
2020-2021 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HE 743 - Global Sustainability and Health

This course explores the major issues pertaining to the maintenance of a sustainable ecosystem as an essential prerequisite for population growth without compromising the ability of the next generation to meet its needs. Students will discuss the current challenges in global sustainability: climate stabilization, energy security, sustainable development, land use, biodiversity, population, food and water resources, climate change, energy, global public health issues, and forecast for the environment and the human condition for the next several decades.  The course will explore goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, improving global cooperation, and creating and expanding technologies and renewable energies.  The specific role of the public health professional in the development of adaptation and mitigation strategies for climate change and public health preparedness will also be discussed.

Credits: 3