Sep 27, 2022
HSC 340 - Climate Change, Health, and Equity
Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-UD-D; Social Justice
Students will explore health and social inequities associated with the impacts of climate change on vulnerable populations. Benefits associated with strategies to mitigate and build resilience to climate change, including health policies that address social inequities will also be examined.
Strongly Recommended Preparation: Upper division status (> 60 earned semester units) and completion of lower division Areas D1-D3.
Prerequisites: Requires completion of GE Areas A1, A2, A3, and B4.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground, or Entirely Online, or Hybrid.
Grading: A-F grading only.
Breadth Area(s) Satisfied: GE-UD-D - Upper Division Social Sciences, Overlay - Social Justice
Course Typically Offered: Spring ONLY
Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
- Discuss the key concepts of climate science related to climate change.
- Discuss how health and social inequities are exacerbated by climate change.
- Summarize public health effects of climate change on vulnerable populations.
- Discuss health and social co-benefits associated with mitigation and resiliency strategies
- Develop a written framework (CDC BRACE or CalBRACE) to identify health and social inequities and develop adaptation strategies.
UD-D. Upper-division Social Sciences Learning Outcomes
Social Justice Overlay Learning Outcomes
- analyze how power and social identity affect social outcomes for different cultural and economic groups using methods of social science inquiry and vocabulary appropriate to those methods;
- demonstrate an understanding of and ability to apply accurately disciplinary concepts of the social or behavioral sciences; and
- demonstrate an understanding of and ability to effectively plan or conduct research using an appropriate method of the social or behavioral sciences.
- use a disciplinary perspective to analyze issues of social justice and equity;
- describe the challenges to achieving social justice; and
- identify ways in which individuals and/or groups can contribute to social justice within local communities, nations, or the world.
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