History | The Black Death
H213 | 6609 | Carmichael


This is a lecture course of the history of plague, concentrating on
the experience and reactions of Europeans, from 1348-1720.  One
segment of the course examines plague in a modern, global setting.
The course is at an introductory level, and focuses on death and
dying, and on changes in human responses to disaster.

Required texts:  Horrox, “The Black Death;” Sobel, “Galileo’s
Daughter;” and a course reader.