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Voyage Label: Fall 2013

  • Introduction to Environmental Public Health

    This course examines interdisciplinary approaches to understanding, assessing, and controlling environmental factors that impact public health. Topics include the assessment of environmental factors that potentially affect health. Practical examples are […]

  • Water for the World

    This course will examine complex issues associated with providing potable water to the world’s population. Topics will include the use of surface and ground water as potable water supplies, fundamentals […]

  • Forensic Science and the Criminal Justice System

    As societies developed it was recognized that protection of the individual’s life and property required a system of laws, enforcement, and punishment.  As the methods of defining criminal acts evolved, […]

  • Ralph Allen

    UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA Associate Vice President for Research Professor of Chemistry Professor of Environmental Sciences Professor of Public Health Sciences Director, Office of Environmental Health & Safety   PhD in Chemistry, […]

  • Energy in this World and Elsewhere

    Rising global demand for energy (especially in developing countries), political instability in energy-producing regions like the Middle East, and a growing awareness of the impact of fossil fuel use on […]

  • Stephen Thornton

    Stephen Thornton, Professor of Physics, University of Virginia. He is a nuclear physicist, but has worked in science education for the past 15 years and is Director of the Master […]

  • Environmental Geology

    This course builds on a basic understanding of earth processes to explore what we perceive as natural hazards. We will use case studies from countries visited to consider how we […]

  • Geohazards and Natural Disasters

    This course focuses on understanding natural phenomena that we perceive as hazardous or disastrous. We will consider the science that governs these phenomena using case studies from countries that we […]

  • Sian Davies-Vollum

    Siân Davies-Vollum was born and educated in the UK, with a BA and Ph.D. in Geology from Oxford University, and an M.Sc. in Environmental Technology from Imperial College, London. She […]

  • Human Sexuality

    This course has been designed to present a sampling of critical topics relevant to human sexuality, meant to highlight issues of both theoretical and social significance. Debate is warranted and […]

  • Cross Cultural Psychology (field lab in Rio de Janeiro, day 1)

    This course provides an overview of the field of cross-cultural psychology. It will review contemporary theoretical approaches to the study of culture and psychology, with a particular emphasis on evolutionary […]

  • Mark Huppin

    Mark Huppin is a lecturer in UCLA’s Communication Studies department with expertise in areas of human sexuality; evolutionary, social, and cross-cultural psychology; mass media studies; and constitutional law. He holds […]

  • Geography of Wine

    Analysis of physical and cultural forces which shape the production, consumption and great variety of wine in the world.  This complex commodity will be examined through its economic, social, political and ideological […]

  • World Geography (field lab in Antwerp)

    World Geography is a survey course designed to acquaint undergraduate students with a variety of geographic, historic, environmental, demographic, religious and economic characteristics of various areas of the world. The objectives […]

  • Anthropology of Food

    In this course we will explore the numerous factors that influence what and how we eat.  Topics to be discussed include human food needs in evolutionary perspective, hypothesized ancestral diets, […]


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