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Natural Resources: Planetary Health

NR 195 Z1 (CRN: 61867)

3 Credit Hours—Seats Available!

For crosslists see: HLTH 195 Z1

About NR 195 Z1

Special topics in natural resources beyond the scope of existing formal courses.



Dates: May 24 - June 18, 2021; MTWR 5:00 - 7:45 Remote; Cross listed with HLTH 195 Z1

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Section Description

The field of planetary health aims to understand how changes in the Earth’s natural systems—air, water, biodiversity, climate—impact human health, and identify ways to protect the biosphere in order to protect ourselves. The purpose of this course is to engage with the cutting-edge science that helps us understand and effectively respond to the global environmental changes that put human well-being at risk.

Section Expectation

Students will complete all assigned readings and assignments before class, and will participate fully and respectfully in class dialog. Course textbook: Meyers & Frumkin. 2020. Planetary Health: Protecting Nature to Protect Ourselves. Island Press. ISBN: 9781610919661 Available through the publisher ($39.00)


Engagement & Participation 40% Planetary Health in the News 10% Final Project 50%




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