History | Epidemics in History
H333 | 2949 | Carmichael


A portion of the above section reserved for majors
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.