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Special Topics in Global Health (390-0-28)


Global Epidemics


Sokhieng Au

Meeting Info

Harris Hall L04: Mon, Wed, Fri 10:00AM - 10:50AM

Overview of class

From modern pandemics such as Ebola and COVID-19, to ancient scourges such as leprosy and the plague, epidemics have shaped human history. In turn, the response of human societies to infectious disease threats have varied wildly in time and across cultures. We are currently living such an event, and experiencing in dramatic fashion how disease reshapes society. This course will cover several prominent global epidemic episodes, examining the biology of the disease, epidemic pathways, sociopolitical responses and public health measures, and the relationship between the scientific and the cultural consequences of these outbreaks.

Class Materials (Required)

All class materials will be available on Canvas.

Class Attributes

No Freshmen