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EHS 250 Foundations of Environmental Health (1)
One hour of lecture/discussion per week. Introduction to environmental health concepts. Course will introduce students to environmental risk, epidemiology, toxicology, policy, and regulation; agents of disease and human health risks including vector-borne pathogens, toxic metals, pesticides, and radiation. Course will also cover applications of environmental health with a focus on water and air quality, food safety, waste management and occupational health. Fall
Prerequisites: One year each of Biology with lab (EFB 101 and 102, EFB 103 and 104), General Chemistry with lab (FCH 150 and 151, FCH 152 and 153) and Calculus (APM 105 and 106).

EHS 320 Disease Prevention (2)
Two 50 minute lectures per week. History of infectious diseases, control measures, new and emerging diseases, prediction and monitoring of known and infectious diseases. Examination of the intersections of public and environmental health, disease control and prevention, and historical and emerging diseases, and tracking and prediction of outbreaks. Spring.
Prerequisites: EHS 250 and EFB 303. Note: Credit will not be granted for both EHS 520 and EHS 320

EHS 350 Environmental Health Management (3)
Three 50 minute lectures per week. Principles of communicable disease and contamination control, food protection, vector control, water supply safety, wastewater and solid and hazardous waste containment and remediation, air pollution control, and control of environmental hazards in specific or specialized environments. Understanding the laws and regulations governing these practices, and current protocols to maintain public and environmental safety. Spring
Prerequisites: EHS 250 and EWP 190 or the equivalent. Note: credit will not be granted for both EHS 350 and EHS 550.

EHS 360 Environmental Sampling Methods (3)
Two 50 minute lectures and one 3 hour lab per week. Overview of different methods used for sampling air and water quality, soils, environmental microbes, and non-chemical environmental stressors (i.e. radiation, temperature, stress, noise) with an emphasis on their impact on human health. Spring
Credit will not be granted for both EHS 360 and EHS 560. Pre-requisites: EHS 250, FCH 150, and 152 or equivalents. Co- or pre-requisite: APM 391.

EHS 420 Professional Internship in Environmental Health (1 - 5)
40 hours of work with the sponsor per credit. Full or part time position as an employee or volunteer in a profession setting with an environmental health focus. Internship will be structured in collaboration between ESF faculty advisor and on-site supervisor. Requires a plan outlining learning goals and objectives, weekly record of activities, supervisors assessment and final report by student. Fall, Spring, Summer

EHS 440 Occupational Health and Safety (3)
Three 50 minute lectures per week. In-depth examination of workplace environmental health issues. Topics include safety issues, ergonomics, fire protection, hazardous materials, and terrorism preparedness. Overview of legislation of these issues, as well as managing in workplace. Spring
Credit will not be granted for both EHS 640 and EHS 440. Pre or co-requisite of EHS 250 and pre or co requisite of EHS 350 or equivalent.

EHS 480 Hazardous Waste Management (3)
Three 50 minute lectures per week. In-depth examination of hazardous wastes from source to disposal and chemical fate; covers medical, nuclear, industrial sources and reduction, prevention, containment, transportation, remediation. History, risk assessment, regulation and safety are included. Fall.
Credit will not be granted for both EHS 680 and EHS 480 Pre and co-requisite(s): Pre or co-requisite of EHS250 and prerequisite of one year of Organic Chemistry (FCH 221/222 and 223/224 or equivalent)

EHS 520 Disease Prevention (3)
Two 50 minute lectures per week plus one hour of recitation. History of infectious diseases, control measures, new and emerging diseases, prediction and monitoring of known and infectious diseases. Examination of the intersections of public and environmental health, disease control and prevention, and historical and emerging diseases, and tracking and prediction of outbreaks. Spring.
Permission of instructor required. Credit will not be granted for both EHS 520 and EHS 320.

EHS 550 Environmental Health Management (4)
Three 50 minute lectures per week plus a one hour recitation. Principles of communicable disease and contamination control, food protection, vector control, water supply safety, wastewater and solid and hazardous waste containment and remediation, air pollution control, and control of environmental hazards in specific or specialized environments. Understanding the laws and regulations governing these practices, and current protocols to maintain public and environmental safety. Be familiar with past and ongoing issues in environmental health, and discuss the efficacy of current regulations in depth through regularly scheduled student presentations. Spring.
Permission of instructor required. Note: Credit will not be granted for both EHS 350 and EHS 550.

EHS 560 Environmental Sampling Methods (4)
Two 50 minute lectures, one 50 min recitation, and one 3 hour lab per week. Overview of different methods used for sampling air and water quality, soils, environmental microbes, and non-chemical environmental stressors (i.e. radiation, temperature, stress, noise) with an emphasis on their impact on human health. Spring.
Credit will not be granted for both EHS 360 and EHS 560

EHS 640 Occupational Health and Safety (4)
Three 50 minute lectures per week plus one hour recitation. In-depth examination of workplace environmental health issues. Topics include safety issues, ergonomics, fire protection, hazardous materials, and terrorism preparedness. Overview of legislation of these issues, as well as managing in workplace. Spring.
Permission of instructor required. Note: Credit will not be granted for both EHS 640 and EHS 440

EHS 680 Hazardous Waste Management (4)
Three 50 minute lectures per week plus a one hour recitation. In-depth examination of hazardous wastes from source to disposal and chemical fate; covers medical, nuclear, industrial sources and reduction, prevention, containment, transportation, remediation. History, risk assessment, regulation and safety are included. Fall
Permission of instructor required. Credit will not be granted for both EHS 680 and EHS 480