Insects and Human Culture

Importance of insects in man’s environment, emphasizing beneficial insects, disease carriers, and agricultural pests that interfere with man’s food supply. Environmental problems due to insect control agents. Enroll Info: None

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Our Planet, Our Health

An introduction to the multiple determinants of health, global disease burden and disparities, foundational global health principles, and the overlap between ecosystem stability, planetary boundaries, and human health. Explore the core fundamentals of global health scholarship, including but not limited to infectious disease, sanitation, and mental health, and also consider ecological perspectives on these issues through the lens of planetary boundaries. Attention is placed on how human-mediated global change (e.g. climate change, biodiversity loss, land-use patterns, geochemical cycling, agricultural practice) impacts human health and the ecosystem services we depend on. An overview of pertinent issues in sustainability science and planetary health discourse, including the ‘Anthropocene’ and resilience to understand and critically assess global trends. Enroll Info: None

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Students study scaly, slimy, stinging creatures—for the good of the world

See how summer research subjects are buzzing, swimming, and glowing

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