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2021 - 2022 University Catalog 
    
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CORE 441 - Disease and Society


Prerequisites: Core seminar, required for graduation CORE 101  through CORE 105  and at least sixth semester standing
Throughout history, disease epidemics have had a profound impact on societies. In this course, students explore how five diseases (bubonic plague, smallpox, tuberculosis, malaria, and HIV) have influenced the art, literature, science, and behavior of cultures through time. We examine how individuals and societies try to regain control and bring order back from the chaos and confusion that disease can leave in its wake.

Readings include, but are not limited to, works by Boccaccio, Defoe, Boorstin, Jenner, Koch, Sontag, Mann, and Shilts; reports issued by the Center for Disease Control; and current scientific articles.

3 credits
Fall, Spring



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