Nov 20, 2019  
2019-2020 Academic Catalogue 
    
2019-2020 Academic Catalogue

BI 245X - Epidemics and Society


Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 3

This course will examine the relationships between devastating disease outbreaks and the evolution of human societies. Classic epidemics such as the "Black Death" of the Middle Ages and the Irish Potato Famine will be analyzed and also compared to modern challenges such as HIV AIDS and Influenza. The course will utilize both text and primary sources to demonstrate the powerful relationship between invisible microbial pathogens and the development of today's political and religious landscape. Prerequisite(s): No prerequisites. Civilizations and Cultures (X).