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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2022-23

HIST 36.02 Epidemics in History

The COVID-19 outbreak has caused a profound disruption of life in the United States and around the world.  For virtually everyone alive today, the epidemic is an unprecedented and unexpected event.  Yet over the last three millennia, epidemics have been one of the foremost drivers of human history.  Infectious diseases have affected the fate of great civilizations and empires, reshaped the economic fundamentals of large societies and influenced art and culture in innumerable profound ways.  This course is an interdisciplinary introduction to some of the most dramatic epidemics in history and the consequences they had on societies around the world.


Not being offered during 2022-23

Cross Listed Courses

GOVT 40.27

Degree Requirement Attributes

Dist:INT or SOC

The Timetable of Class Meetings contains the most up-to-date information about a course. It includes not only the meeting time and instructor, but also its official distributive and/or world culture designation. This information supersedes any information you may see elsewhere, to include what may appear in this ORC/Catalog or on a department/program website. Note that course attributes may change term to term therefore those in effect are those (only) during the term in which you enroll in the course.

Department-Specific Course Categories

Class of 2023 and Before Major Dist: INTER.