New political science course explores the impact of political institutions on economic, environmental and public health outcomes

aerial view of CWRU campus in the fall

POSC 357 | Economic, Environmental, and Health Challenges–The Impact of Democracy

Join faculty from the disciplines of ecology, economics, epidemiology, medicine, and political science to read and discuss the latest findings about how political institutions impact economic, environmental, and public health outcomes. Topics include economic inequality, economic growth, global warming, air pollution, infectious and chronic diseases, and worker health and safety.

Building on this foundation of knowledge, students will work together to investigate the impact of political institutions on problems of their own choosing.

This course can be used toward Environmental Studies, Political Science, and general education requirements.  For other uses, students should contact their major or program advisors.

POSC 357 will be offered during the spring 2021 semester on Mondays and Wednesdays, from 12:45 to 2 p.m. ET in-person or remote. For course information, contact Kelly McMann at