Harvard just announced its latest public health course, “Human Health and Global Environmental Change”:
Harvard School of Public Health’s new online course, “Health in Numbers: Quantitative Methods in Clinical and Public Health Research,” an introduction to biostatistics and epidemiology, has drawn 53,857 students from all over the world. The three-month course, which began in October 2012, was one of the first two courses offered by Harvard through edX, the online education platform launched last May by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Since May, four other institutions—the University of California Berkeley, the University of Texas System, Wellesley College, and Georgetown University—have joined Harvard and MIT in edX. New HarvardX courses being offered in spring 2013 include HSPH’s second public health course, Human Health and Global Environmental Change…
According to the introduction of this free course:
One of the greatest challenges of our time is to address global environmental changes, such as climate change and biodiversity loss, that may harm the health of billions of people worldwide. This class will examine these changes, their causes, as well as their health consequences, and engage students in thinking about their solutions.
In case anyone hasn’t yet noticed, “public health” has morphed into political agendas for the “common good” and advancing “social justice” and it has overtaken top universities and colleges around the country.