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Fall 2017-2018
* FRS 153 (HA)   na, npdf

Epidemics in World History

Adrian Lopez-Denis

This course will use a series of catastrophic encounters between humans and pathogens as starting points for the study of the development of global capitalism since the fourteenth century.

Sample reading list:
Hays, Jo N., The Burdens of Disease: Epidemics and Human Response in West
Alchon, Suzanne Austin, A Pest in the Land: New World Epidemics in a Global Perspect
Owen Whooley, Knowledge in the Time of Cholera: The Struggle Over American
McNeill, John R, Mosquito Empires: Ecology and War in the Greater Caribbean,

Reading/Writing assignments:
Book reports and a final paper due on Deans date

Paper in lieu of Final - 40%
Papers - 20%
Oral Presentation(s) - 20%
Class/Precept Participation - 20%

Other Requirements:
Open to Freshmen Only.


Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
23124 S01 01:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm W   Blair Hall   T3   Enrolled:14 Limit:15