HHE5145 Health, Environment and Sustainability
The earth is a primary determinant of our health. Healing, while intensely personal, occurs within the context of the physical environment, as well as the community in which individuals live daily. This course considers the ecology of health—the human impact on the environment--and the health of ecology--the impact of the environment on our health. We also focus on sustainability, a principle providing an ethical imperative for maintaining and supporting ourselves, our communities, and the environment. The course offers students an opportunity to consider our relationship with the larger world, coming to an acceptance and inclusion of the diversity of life forms. This class integrates aspects of nature, community and personal healing, balancing global perspectives with local environmental awareness.