History | H213 2785 The Black Death 2:30-3:20 MW CH122 Carmichael
H213 | 2785 | Carmichael
Above section carries culture studies credit
Lecture and discussion of the history of plague, primarily in Europe from
the Black Death of 1348 to the last great plague of Marseilles in 1720.
But this course will also follow the European tradition of plague history
into the 20th century. We will examine literary, artistic, public health,
medical, religious, behavioral and social responses to bubonic plague. In
the process this course will introduce students to a broad span of
European and world history, viewed through the macabre and fascinating
lens that great plagues provide. No prerequisites. It is assumed that
students have not had other courses in European history.