History | The Black Death
H213 | 5470 | 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 the experience and reactions of Europeans, from 1348 to 1722. One
segment of the course also examines plague in a modern,
global setting. The course is at an introductory level, and focuses
on cultural issues surrounding death and dying, and
human responses to disaster.
Required texts: John Aberth, "The Black Death"; Naphy and
Spicer, "Plague"; and Moote & Moote, "The Great Plague."