History | Epidemics in History
H333 | 2642 | Carmichael

TR 2:30P-3:45P BH244

A portion of the above section reserved for majors

Epidemics in human populations from prehistoric diarrheas to AIDS.  With
many examples drawn from the most spectacular plagues of the past and
present, this course will introduce students to the study of infectious
diseases and the conditions for human health and disease, as well as
examine in some depth the social and behavioral responses of human
societies to disease.  The course will be graded on the basis of
performance on objective quizzes and short essay type examinations.
Assigned readings average 50-100 pages per week.  Background in either
history or life sciences is strongly advised.