About the Course:
ENV102 is the interdisciplinary course Humans and the
Environment. Designed to meet a major general education goal of the
University, ENV102 brings together aspects of environmental health, geology,
biology, chemistry, human and physical geography in a comprehensive manner to
help students learn that complex systems do not fit completely within
traditional academic boundaries. The course specifically examines the
sources or causes of pollution, the human health and environmental effects of
pollution, and the technical/behavioral/legal control of these problems.
Particular emphasis is placed on the role of the individual in improved
decision-making for better environmental quality.
All course materials including lecture notes,
assignments, reviews, reading links, images and illustrations are housed
on the University's Blackboard server at http://blackboard.wcupa.edu.
Registered students may access all materials. Others may contact
the instructor to arrange for guest access.
the Environmental Health Program:
The Environmental Health Program at West Chester
University prepares talented students for the technical and professional demands
of careers dedicated to the protection of human health and the environment.
Graduates of the program who earn the Bachelor of Science degree become entry
level Environmental Health Scientists who work to
improve the quality of air, water, soil and food using technology to measure and
control pollutants, indoors and outdoors. The program embraces the broad
environmental ethic of sustainability through human cooperation with nature,
including basic rights to a safe home and workplace; clean water supplies for
human consumption, recreation and wildlife; safe and available food supply;
waste and energy management; and careful resource management for the future.
The Environmental Health curriculum includes