History | Epidemics in History
H333 | 16980 | 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 level. Student grading is based on performance and in
objective quizzes and essay examinations.
Books to order for H333:
1. Elizabeth Fenn, "Pox Americana". Publisher: Hill and
2. Howard Markel, "Quarantine!" Publisher: Johns Hopkins
University Press, 1999.
3. Arien Mack, ed. "In Time of Plague: The History and
Social Consequences of Lethal Epidemic Disease". Publisher: New
York University Press, 1992.
4. Tony Gould, "A Summer Plague". Publisher: Yale
University Press, 1997.