ESPM 197/PH 160: Environmental Health and Development; University of California, Berkeley

Upper Division Undergraduate Course examines the health impacts of environmental alterations resulting from development efforts and other human activities in developing and developed countries and regions. The class employs methodological development and case studies to understand and interpret scientific information and to incorporate a global perspective on environmentally mediated diseases in diverse populations. Case studies explore the health implications of water management and treatment; population change; toxics and industrial disasters; energy resource development; indoor and outdoor air pollution; climate change; industrial agriculture and chemical/pesticide use; the global food chain and environmental inequality.

 

PH 202B/ESPM 290: Ethnicity, Race, and Culture in Health Status; University of California, Berkeley

Graduate seminar examines ethnic and cultural differences in health status and behavior among historically marginalized communities in the United States, including African-Americans, Latinos, Asian-Americans, Native Americans as well as sexual minorities and groups from non-Western societies. Materials and lectures draw from the epidemiological, anthropological, and demographic literature as well as relevant social theory (e.g. social class, acculturation, race theory and class theory) to understand the influence of ethnicity, socio-cultural, and class background on concepts of health, illness, and health seeking behaviors among diverse communities. The implications of cultural diversity for public health policy and intervention programs are also explored.