New Course Announcement: Climate Change Adaptation and Global Health, HLTH 332

January 18, 2019

Course Instructor: Steve D. Whittaker

Schedule, Location Monday and Wednesday; 4:00 to 5:15 PM, WLH 202

Course Details: Climate change has the observable potential to increase the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events such as hurricanes, heat waves, droughts, frosts and floods. In response, many concerned citizens, communities, scientific consortia, industries and governments around the world have sought to adapt to climate change for the sake of global well-being. This course examines climate change adaptation as a risk management strategy; how it builds resilience where there was vulnerability. Health protective activities resulting from thoughtful, interdisciplinary approaches that consider political, commercial, and socio-cultural factors will be held as the ideal among all adaptive responses. Scope will include but not be limited to dynamics in the U.S., Latin America, Asia and the Caribbean. Throughout the semester, participants will engage in lectures, discussions, interactive exercises and collaborative presentation. Read the syllabus here.

Environmental Studies majors are encouraged to enroll and should contact the instructor ( with a brief statement of interest.