History | The Black Death
H213 | 27283 | Carmichael


Above class carries Culture Studies credit
Above class open to undergraduates only

This is a lecture course on the history of the plague, concentrating
on Europeans experience of and reactions to plague in the late
middle ages and early modern period. A final segment of the course
confronts plague a century ago, in Hawai’i. The course is at an
introductory level, and focuses on cultural issues surrounding death
and dying and human responses to disaster. We also practice reading
images and original sources.

Required texts:
Rosemary Horrox, "The Black Death"
Daniel Defoe, "A Journal of the Plague Year"
James Mohr, "Plague and Fire"