BI-501 : Environmental Health
Course, prefix, number, & title: BI-501 Environmental Health
Hours (Class, recitation, Laboratory, studio): 3 class hours 3 laboratory hours
Pre-requisites (if any): Students must complete any developmental requirements in English (see Proficiency in Math and English) prior to taking this course.
Course Description in college catalog:
An introduction to our environment and its influence on human health; emphasis on scientific principles needed to understand environmental requirements of life; role of air, water, food, energy; effect of pollutants. Laboratory may involve field trips.
Academic programs for which this course serves as a requirement or an elective:
A.S. Degree in Public Health (elective)
General Education Outcomes: Below is a listing of General Education Outcome(s) that this course supports.
Communicate effectively in various forms
Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions
Reason quantitatively as required in various fields of interest and in everyday life
Course-specific student learning outcomes:
The students will identify the chemical, biological and physical factors in the environment that affect human health.
The students will recognize the hazardous environmental factors that affect human and ecosystem health and the means to manage these hazards.
The students will have Increased awareness and knowledge of environmental issues (pollution, global warming, etc.) that may affect human health.
The students will Develop critical thinking and analytical skills related to the interactions between the environment and humans.
Other program outcomes (if applicable).
Integrate knowledge and skills in the program of study
Make ethical judgments while recognizing multiple perspectives, as appropriate in the program of study
Work collaboratively to accomplish learning objectives
Methods by which student learning will be assessed and evaluated; describe the types of methods to be employed; note whether certain methods are required for all sections:
The course will include 5 lecture exams each with 50 multiple choice questions and 4 laboratory quizzes.
Academic Integrity policy (department or College):
Academic honesty is expected of all students. Any violation of academic integrity is taken extremely seriously. All assignments and projects must be the original work of the student or teammates. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Any questions regarding academic integrity should be brought to the attention of the instructor. The following is the Queensborough Community College Policy on Academic Integrity: "It is the official policy of the College that all acts or attempted acts that are violations of Academic Integrity be reported to the Office of Student Affairs. At the faculty member's discretion and with the concurrence of the student or students involved, some cases though reported to the Office of Student Affairs may be resolved within the confines of the course and department. The instructor has the authority to adjust the offender's grade as deemed appropriate, including assigning an F to the assignment or exercise or, in more serious cases, an F to the student for the entire course." Read the University's policy on Academic Integrity opens in a new window(PDF).
Any student who feels that he or she may need an accommodation based upon the impact of a disability should contact the Office of Accessibility Services in Science Building, Room S-132, 718-631-6257, to coordinate reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities. You can visit the Office of Accessibility Services website.