Choose a topic from the file, and its reference, and tell me. And write an article, the article is 6-8 pages.
HSCI 3051 Booklist-Term Topic Ideas & References
1. The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl –Timothy Egan
2. A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry (India Sterilization-Chapter 2)
3. The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Micheal Pollan (Meat Industry)
4. In Defense of Food by Micheal Pollan (Corn Syrup)
5. The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who’ve Lived the Longest by Dan Buettner
7. Grain Brain by Dr. David Perlmutter
8. Twelve Diseases that Changed the World by Irwin Sherman
9. Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed by Jared Diamond (Civilizations)
10. Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond
11. Brain Rules by John Medina (Healthy Brain)
12. The Shallow: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains by Nicholas Carr
(Internet reworking our brains)
13. Climate Change: The Facts by Alan Moran and etc. (Not man-made)
15. Hungry Planet: What the World Eats by Peter Menzel, Faith D’Aluisio
16. This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate by Naomi Klein
17. The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeannette Walls (Homelessness)
18. The Ghost Map by Steve Johnson (Cholera in London)
19. How Not to Die by Michael Gregor (Nutritional Foods)
20. A Framework for Understanding Poverty by Ruby Payne
21. Silent Spring by Rachael Carson
22. When Breath becomes Air by Paul Kalanthi
23. FactFulNess by Hans Rosling
24. “Leaders Eat Last”, by Simon Sinek
25. Banker for the Poor, by Mohamad Yunas
HSCI 3051 Movie List-Term Paper Ideas and References
1. Temple Grandin (Livestock Industry)
2. City of God (Movie-Brazil Favellas/Shanty Towns)
3. Darwin’s Dilemma (Invasive Species-Lake Victoria)
4. Forks Over Knives (Documentary)
5. Cosmos (Documentary-Episode “The Clean Room”- Lead in Gasoline)
6. Philadelphia (Movie-AIDS stigmanization)
7. The Big Short (Movie-Housing mortgage bust of 2006-07)
8. The Soloist (Movie-Homeless in LA)
9. Climate Hustle (Documentary)
10. What the Health (Documentary)-Links between diet and disease
11. CowSpiracy (Movie-secret of sustainability)
12. What happened to Monday? (Sci-Fi-Pop Control)
13. Soylent Green, (Movie-dilemma to feed people)
14. “Global Waste-Food Waste”-Netflix
15. “A Plastic Ocean” (Documentary)
16. Hardball (Juvenile Delinquency)
17. “SeaSpiracy” (Netflix-Ocean Crimes)
18. Mission Blue (Ocean documentary)
19. Tapped (Bottled vs Tap water)
20. The Pharmacist (Netflix-Addictions)
21. “Andromeda Strain” (Movie-microbe seeding-invasion)
22. Is the World getting better or worse? By Steven Pinker (TedTalk-18:33min.)
23. “Dollar Street” by Anna Rosling- Ronnlund (TedTalk-11:30 min.)
California State University San Bernardino
Department of Natural Science
HSCI 3051: Health and Human Ecology
Summer session 2021
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?
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.
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, Law Enforcement procedures, planning process
Is there an environmental health strategy; Health Education/Promotion, Design with Nature, pollution prevention, or environmental enhancement.