Term Paper Guidelines*

1.     Identify a Health, Human or Ecological Topic for Analysis.

 

2.     Describe the topic and how it relates to the Course, Course Concepts and/or principles.

 

3.     Analyze the Decision-Making Process (Human) or the Environmental (Ecological) application that is used for your topic

 

4.     What is the reason for your interest or analysis?

(* You may work with a classmate who has a similar interest.)

 

 

5.     What changes or recommendations should be made?

 

 

6.     Would you try to influence your area of interest?

Why or why not? How?

 

 

Note: The 6-8 page paper must be typed (12-14 point font), with separate reference (scholarly using MLA, APA or Scientific) and title page.

 

Thoughts:

1) Term Paper for Health; Water or Air Quality(Indoor), Asthma, Food Safety, Nutrition , GMO’s vs Organic, Obesity, Drugs and addictions

2) Term Paper for Human Ecology; Poverty, Housing, Wastes, Sanitation, Food Security and, Human Hazards (Radiation, and Pesticides); or School Dropouts, Juvenile delinquency and Crime

3) Natural Hazards (Fire, Flood, Freezing, Earthquakes), and Disease epidemiology (Ebola, malaria etc.)

4) Science information/data/research can be used for advocacy of a special interest group, showing differences of expert s, contrasting positions and taking-sides or showing the trade-offs.

 

How are Impacts or hazards measured or assessed? i.e. cost-benefit analysis, risk assessment, or health/ecological thresholds/indicators.

What are the time frames for decisions? Emergency, Enforcement strategies/procedures, or planning process

Is there an environmental health strategy; Health Education/Promotion, Design with Nature, pollution prevention, or environmental enhancement.