Medical Sciences | Mechanism of Human Disease
M470 | 31299 | Braun


The course will examine the epidemiology, mechanisms of injury and
social impact of selected infectious diseases introduced by
Europeans and Africans into New World Native Populations. We will
consider the genetic diversity of new world native Americans at the
time of European contact and investigate the emergence and evolution
of selected infectious diseases such as measles, smallpox,
influenza, tuberculosis and syphilis. We will investigate selected
New World epidemics using historic documents, archeological and
anthropological sources (offered every Fall semester.) 3 credit