The course explores important instances where soil/water science and public health intersect; how humans are exposed to environmental contaminants; and how public health threats are addressed. The overarching goal of the course is for students to take an integrative approach to characterizing, evaluating, and managing current public health problems by applying basic concepts from the fields of soil/water science and public health.
Credits: 3 Semesters Offered: Spring General Education Requirement Course: No
Prerequisites: CHEM 2045 and 2046 and BSC 2009 or 2010 – or consent of instructor Textbook: Environmental and Pollution Science, 2nd Edition, Academic Press, by Pepper, Gerba, and Brusseau (Available as an ebook via the UF Library Course Reserve System ARES while a student is registered for the course). Other readings will be assigned and provided in electronic format.