SOC 7476 Pandemics, People, & Plagues

Plagues, epidemics, and disease outbreaks have been a constant in human society for thousands of years. The 2020 Corona Virus pandemic reminds us of the complex relationships between disease, environment, and social institutions. This course will explore how epidemics, pandemics and outbreaks have shaped social responses to disease, affected human relationships, and shaped institutions and governance.