HIST 498 (09) - Explorations of Historical Perspectives

Expl/Podcasting Pandemics

Durham   Liberal Arts :: History
Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2022 - Full Term (01/25/2022 - 05/09/2022)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   20  
CRN: 55731
In-depth exploration of a particular historical question or topic: for example, the French Revolution, Chaucer's England, or the New Deal. Students should consult with the Department of History for a list of topics and instructors. Course meets the History major requirements for Group I, II, or III, depending on the topic.
Section Comments: Topic: Podcasting Pandemics:From the Black Death to Covid-19
Department Approval Required. Contact Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits.
Attributes: Historical Perspectives(Disc)
Instructors: Elizabeth Mellyn

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/25/2022 5/9/2022 TR 2:10pm - 3:30pm HORT 304
Additional Course Details: 

PODCASTING PANDEMICS: From the Black Death to Covid-19
HIST 498 sec. 09

This course examines the complex role infectious disease has played in human history by studying key moments in which people and pathogens have collided. We'll investigate how the world's most fearsome epidemics--the Black Death, Smallpox, Malaria, Yellow Fever, Cholera, Flu, Polio, HIV, Ebola, and of course Covid--shook economies, altered the course of wars, fueled some imperial dreams while dashing others, transformed social relations, seized politics and culture, and of course irrevocably changed medicine and its role in societies.