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Title: HIST 105-01, Disease and Epidemics in History, Spring 2009
Authors: Keller, Tait
Keywords: History, Department of;Syllabus;Curriculum;Academic departments;Text;2009 Spring
Issue Date: 14-Jan-2009
Publisher: Memphis, Tenn. : Rhodes College
Series/Report no.: Syllabi CRN
Abstract: This course analyzes the influence of infectious disease on human history. Epidemics are causative (often caustic) agents in shaping society. Society‟s responses to disease reveal cultural values, social processes, political agendas, and evolving medical practices. Biological invasions of the body politic carry significant consequences on both a local and global scale. We will explore the interactions between humans and parasites, bugs, bacteria and viruses by focusing on a select group of diseases and epidemics. Our case studies will include the bubonic plague, small pox, tropical diseases, cholera, influenza, syphilis, and HIV/AIDS.
Description: This syllabus was submitted to the Office of Academic Affairs by the course instructor
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