History | Epidemics in History
H333 | 2730 | Carmichael

Above section open to undergraduates only

This course introduces students to the historical study of infectious
diseases.  We survey the conditions of human health and disease in
the past, and we examine the social and behavioral responses from
human societies with epidemics.  A good background in either history
or the life sciences is necessary, because the readings are not at a
simplified, introductory level.  Student grading is based on
performance and in objective quizzes and essay examinations.