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This introductory course is designed to provide an understanding of the impact building materials can have on human health, demonstrating systematic intricacies that will challenge professionals to keep asking questions while offering suggestions for how they can address these issues in their workplaces. This introduction is situated in the context of design practice, with additional information presented as the cour...
Aug 26 - Dec 16
Online
Fall 2019
How can we situate rising rates of obesity and diabetes within an analysis of the structural contexts that shape food environments? This interdisciplinary course will examine food systems, policies, regulations and how they impact access to nutritional resources and health. Drawing on the ideas and activities of social movements (such as indigenous autonomy, environmental justice, anti-racist and Black Lives Matter, ...
  • Format: On Campus
  • Course Number: CRN 7936 - NFDS 3220 A
  • Galvez, Alyshia
Aug 29 - Dec 12
On Campus
Thursday
4:00 - 5:50 PM
Fall 2019
This course focuses on the chemistry of products and materials through the lens of material health. It introduces the professionals to the fundamentals of chemistry, enabling them to understand why particular outcomes and health impacts are produced. It introduces students to chemicals of concern and alternatives that are being formulated by green chemists. We ask how project health goals can be outlined and informed...
Aug 26 - Dec 16
Online
Fall 2019
This course helps designers navigate industry resources and certifications, find and evaluate product options, and employ resources for maximum impact. We look at methods for targeting specific issues in a project and generalized strategies that can apply more universally, highlighting potential benefits and consequences of employing different approaches. Recommended as the third course in a four-course series.
Aug 26 - Dec 16
Online
Fall 2019
This course deals with the full process of creating healthier buildings, covering challenges encountered throughout design, construction, maintenance, and operation. The course is framed as a collection of lessons learned through professional experience to help professionals become better informed so that they can make decisions with an overall awareness of the protocols for healthier design. Recommended as the fourt...
Aug 26 - Dec 16
Online
Fall 2019
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