History | The Black Death
H213 | 4720 | Carmichael


Above class carries Culture Studies credit
Above class open to undergraduates and Education MA's 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:
Rosemary Horrox, The Black Death;
William Naphy and Andrew Spicer, Plague; and
Dava Sobel, Galileo’s Daughter