Jan 20, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog
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HIST 2510 - History of Epidemics and Society


(3) Credit Hours

A survey of the history of epidemics in world history, from the ancient world to the present. The course will explore the ways different epidemic diseases reflected social, political, and cultural aspects of human society; how different knowledge, values, and belief systems shaped human responses to epidemic disease; and how epidemic diseases reshaped human society. Topics may include the plague, smallpox, yellow fever, tuberculosis, malaria, cholera, HIV, Zika forest virus, Ebola, and COVID-19. Lecture 3 hours. Pre or Corequisites: ENGL 1010 or ENGL 1011 or ENGL 1020 or HIST 2100 or UHON 1010 or department head approval.



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