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