A foundation course that introduces students to the concept, history and practice of public health. The course examines the environmental, social, political and behavioral determinants of heath and disease from a population perspective. It also looks at options for intervening to maintain the public’s health through the use of the health care, public health environmental health and safety systems as well as laws and taxation. Prerequisites: ✽ HERS 204 - Personal & Community Health, HERS 288 - Health Perspectives, and ENG 111 - College Reading and Writing. Grade only. Offered annually.