3-3: Global Change and Human Health

Importance of this Unit to the Course

Long-term changes in temperature and humidity at a given location as discussed in Block 2 promote changes in populations of insects, rodents, and other ecosystem components that relate to human health. These impacts will provide basic information on which changes in public policy, as described in the unit on legislation, can be made.


Preparation for Discussion (You must complete this section before class.)

  1. Read the summary information. ( Images )
  2. Take the Quiz over the summary information. (see your portfolio)
  3. Review additional reading material (this material is not covered in the quiz, but offers more ideas for online discussion)

Discussion (online / face-to-face) (See your portfolio for due dates and times)

A major component of the course is participation in the online dialog. The following types of comments are required:

The following may be used as discussion starters for the online dialog:

Additional Reading