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Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2012-13 
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2012-13 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SOC 917 - Effects of the Environment on Health- Honors


Is the accelerating pace at which humans are changing the environment directly related to many of our major health problems, such as infectious diseases, asthma and many cancers? Using case studies, independent research, and online discussion, this interdisciplinary Honors course will critically analyze information on such topics as the links between radiation, toxic substances and cancer, as well as the probable effects of global warming and bioterrorism on human health and the health of the planet. Knowledge of how the body interacts with environmental contaminants will help us to improve our own well-being and that of our world’s most vulnerable citizens, particularly children and urban residents, through the application of that knowledge in shaping public policy.

Prerequisite(s): At least 12 credits with a GPA of 3.2 and completion of ENG 101. Eligibility for MAT 070.
General Education Elective(s): Behavioral Science; Social Science
Intensive Value(s): Technology/Environment/Health
Note(s): Credit will be granted as either ENV 917 or SOC 917.

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