ENVS 0270

Environ. Chem. & Health

Environmental Chemistry & Health
IIn this course we will investigate the relationship between molecular structure and the behavior of chemical pollutants in natural and built environments, the science underlying health effects of toxic exposures, and environmental justice concerns associated with pollutant exposures. Through readings and active problem solving, we will examine the chemistry governing global transport and partitioning of chemicals among soils/sediments, waters, the atmosphere, and biota (including humans), as well as contaminant remediation strategies. We will study foundational principles of environmental toxicology and take a case study approach to identifying patterns of environmental injustice. In the laboratory, we will apply methods for monitoring pollution, understanding pollutant behavior, and assessing toxicity. 3 hrs. lect., 3 hrs. lab
Environmental Studies
Prog in Environmental Studies
Requirements Fulfilled:
Equivalent Courses:
CHEM 0270 *


Spring 2010

ENVS0270A-S10 Lecture (Larrabee)
ENVS0270Z-S10 Lab (Larrabee)

Spring 2009

ENVS0270A-S09 Lecture (Costanza-Robinson)
ENVS0270Z-S09 Lab (Costanza-Robinson)

Spring 2008

ENVS0270A-S08 Lecture (Costanza-Robinson)
ENVS0270Z-S08 Lab (Costanza-Robinson)

Spring 2007

ENVS0270A-S07 Lecture (Costanza-Robinson)
ENVS0270Z-S07 Lab (Costanza-Robinson)