Charles V. Shorten, Ph.D., P.E.
Professor and Director, Environmental Health Program
Department of Health, West Chester University, West Chester, PA 19383
Phone: (610) 436-2360; FAX: (610) 436-2860; Email: cshorten@wcupa.edu

About the Course:
This senior undergraduate/graduate course provides a fundamental overview of major environmental law principles, focusing on a wide range of air, waste, water, hazardous materials, transportation, and occupational regulations. Students learn to locate and obtain information from the Federal Register, Code of Federal Regulations, the US Environmental Protection Agency and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. A special emphasis is placed on using environmental regulatory resources on the Internet. Specific course sections focus on the CWA, CAAA, TSCA, RCRA, OSHA, NEPA, FIFRA, CERCLA, and SARA. The course is presented in a comfortable seminar setting with significant support from a course website, live Internet access and multimedia computer projection capability.

All course content materials can be found online at http://blackboard.wcupa.edu.  Registered students have full access to lecture notes, assignments, sample test materials, review sheets and other resources.  Guests may contact the instructor for limited access.

About 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. Master of Science degree recipients direct multidisciplinary teams of professionals as Environmental Health Managers. At all levels, 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.

Details about the Environmental Health Program and the major can be found at the following links:

About the Instructor:
Dr. Charles V. Shorten, Professor and Director of Environmental Health, has been on the faculty at WCU since 1989.  Dr. Shorten's primary research area is the assessment of the fate and transport of environmental contaminants.  Recent publications in this area have focused on sampling methodologies and artifacts in the measurement of organic gases and lead. In addition to ENV102, Humans and the Environment, Dr. Shorten teaches courses in:

See Dr. Shorten's biographical sketch at this link: http://health-sciences.wcupa.edu/health/shorten.htm