Pandemics and History
This course focuses on the history of pandemics and how diseases have an impact on perceptions and policies. Students will review the history of various pandemics around the globe, including the events surrounding the pandemics and how they affected the world. They will examine countries’ responses to the diseases, how societies dealt with the resulting changes, and how citizens viewed the world during those times. Important points in history include the Plague of Athens (430 B.C.), the Antonine Plague (180 A.D.), the Black Death of the Middle Ages (1347-1351), the Spanish Flu (1918), and Ebola (2014), leading into the current day.
Live Classes: Thursdays, 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time, from January 14th to May 13th
Materials: All reading materials will be available on the internet.