Join faculty from the disciplines of ecology, economics, epidemiology, medicine, political science, and sociology to read and discuss the latest findings about how political institutions impact economic, environmental, and public health outcomes. Topics include economic inequality, economic growth, global warming, air pollution, infectious and chronic diseases, and worker health and safety. Building on this foundation of knowledge, students will work together to investigate the impact of political institutions on problems of their own choosing.
This course can be used toward Environmental Studies, Political Science, Masters in Public Health, and general education requirements. For other uses, students should contact their major or program advisors. Offered Spring 2022, Mondays and Wednesdays 12:45-2:00 pm in-person.