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BIOL 1701 Epidemics&Disease:Biological&Social Causes,Consequences,&Responses (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This course investigates the relationship between humans and microbes in the context of historical epidemics. We will cover well‐known epidemics, such as the Black Death during the Middle Ages and the devastating Influenza of 1918, and the role of antibiotics, vaccines, and antivirals in the treatment of key illnesses such as polio, tuberculosis, and AIDS. Students will learn basic concepts of biology including cell structure, genetics, physiology, and immunology. The course will conclude with identifying common behavioral themes as seen in the on‐going AIDS epidemic and in the more recent emerging Ebola epidemic in West Africa.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Kathy Dunn

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: Core Renewal Course:Enduring Questions


Last Updated: 16-Dec-15