Climate Change and Global Health
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Level: Undergraduate
Division: Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts
Department: Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Course Number: LSCI 3070
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: Yes
Topics:
  • Sciences
  • Ecology
  • Human Rights
Description:
"This intermediate course will introduce students to the emerging issue of global climate change and human health. Specifically, students will learn about the potential impacts from climate variability, weather extremes and abrupt change in developed and developing countries. Students will also gain skills to design and visualize conceptual models to explain climate-health relationships. Topics will include: climate-sensitive diseases (e.g., diarrheal, malaria, dengue, and lyme); heatwaves; allergies and asthma; “natural” disasters and cities; vulnerability assessment; mapping analysis; and adaptation/resilience building in the public health sector. Students will be evaluated based upon writing assignments, lab exercises (using Microsoft Excel and ArcGIS), and a final project. This course has prerequisites: Introduction to Epidemiology or Climate and Society or Urban Environmental Health or Energy and Sustainability"
Course Open to: Degree Students
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Level

Open to Undergraduate students.