Course Schedule

Please note that course schedules may be amended due to low enrollment, faculty availability, and/or other factors.

Online Sync Sessions are an integral part of the online learning experience. Additional information about learning concepts and assignments may be discussed and sync sessions offer valuable opportunities for students to interact with their faculty and peers during the term. We encourage all students to attend live, but if they are unable to, sync sessions will be recorded and posted within Canvas to allow for an asynchronous model of success as well.

MSGH 460-DL : Planetary Health: Health in the Anthropocene


As an emerging scientific field within and beyond global health, planetary health seeks to unravel the interlinkages between environmental health, human health, and the societal aspects on which these two depend. Beyond just a scientific discipline, planetary health is also a movement that seeks to leverage these new understandings to find solutions that integrate the wellbeing of our biosphere. It does so by taking a transdisciplinary and multisectoral approach to understanding the indivisible bidirectional relationship between the environment and wellbeing.

As an introductory level course to planetary health, the course will focus on the major elements of current planetary health research, policy-action, and practice. A central theme of the course will be the use of a social justice and equity lens to the planetary health challenges we are facing and how this lens can inform more comprehensive solutions. Complexity, movement building, governance, and interconnection within Nature and their relation to planetary health will also be critical themes explored during this course.

Winter 2023
Start/End DatesDay(s)TimeBuildingSection
01/03/23 - 03/18/23Sync Session Days: TBA
Time: TBA 55
InstructorCourse LocationStatusCAESAR Course ID
Faerron Guzman, Carlos
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