Sep 18, 2020  
2016 Summer Session Catalogue 
    
2016 Summer Session Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BI 245X - Epidemics and Society


Instructor: Dr. Eileen T. Hinks
Location: Maury-Brooke Hall 202
Date/Time: Monday-Friday 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
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. Note: Civilizations and Cultures Course.