Fall 2011 not offered
|Certificates: Environmental Studies|
WARNING: The government is concerned with your health. This course examines how the law has been used as a tool for promoting good health and preventing harm. We will explore questions such as: Why do governments try to keep citizens healthy? Why do they guide some behaviors and not others? What happens when diseases breach national boundaries, and when public health is at odds with individuals' rights? We will focus on debates surrounding food, the environment, drugs, and disease as we explore how health regulations affect our daily lives at school, work, and home.
||Gen Ed Area Dept:
|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Prerequisites: SOC151 OR SOC152
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ENVS)(SISP)(SISP-ScieDblMjr)(SOC)
Sheila Jasanoff, DESIGNS ON NATURE: SCIENCE AND DEMOCRACY IN EUROPE AND THE UNITED STATES
Plus additional reserve reading.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Two reading responses.
Midterm research essay.
Final case analysis.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Junior and senior majors in SISP can be granted prerequisite overrides upon request.