Interdisciplinary Science Capstone: Planetary Health

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Natural Sciences & Mathematics

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Majors Only

IS Capstone: Plantetary Health

Spring 2021

Taught By: Bhawani Venkataraman

Section: A

CRN: 8496

Credits: 4

This course serves as the capstone experience for Interdisciplinary Science majors. The course integrates learning across the natural sciences and math through a planetary health framework. Planetary health intentionally connects human health and environmental change by emphasizing the need to understand “how humanity manages Earth’s natural systems will be a primary determinant of future global health”. The course readings include primary literature that introduce the concept and significance of a planetary health approach to addressing many of the issues facing society today. Students will apply a planetary health framework in a role-playing dialog on the role of nuclear energy in New York State’s energy portfolio and the ability of NYS meeting targets set in the NYS 2015 Energy Plan for renewable energy and emissions of greenhouse gases and air pollutants.

This is a required course for the Interdisciplinary Science major. Prerequisites: Completion of two 3000 level LSCI courses.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Natural Sciences & Mathematics (LSTS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Sync Type: N/A

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 8

Add/Drop Deadline: February 1, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: May 10, 2021 (Monday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 11:02am 10/27/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 2:00pm - 3:40pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/19/2021 - 5/10/2021