HIST1009Epidemic Disease from the Middle Ages to the Present (O)3 ch (3C) (W)

Explores the changing perceptions of epidemic disease from the 14th Century to the present day. By focusing on infectious illnesses such as plague, smallpox, cholera, influenza, and COVID-19, our examination considers various socio-cultural, medical, and governmental responses to epidemics (and pandemics). Particular attention is given to both change and continuity over time, posing (and seeking answers to) questions such as: how have explanations of and responses to epidemic disease changed over time; how have they remained the same; to what extent, and why?