STS 4841

STS 4841

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

The term "epidemic" travels widely and wildly in contemporary worlds.  But, what, when and where is "the epidemic"? How and why does epidemic unfold? This senior seminar offers an interdisciplinary exploration of infectious diseases.  Our investigations take us from medieval Europe's "Black Plague," to Tuberculosis in early twentieth century United States and its global resurgence at the turn of the twenty-first, to Ebola and its ongoing, periodic outbreaks today. We consider the consequences epidemics have for how we live and imagine shared ecological futures.  Examining work from the life sciences, social sciences, and arts & humanities, we explore the ways in which life and death, disease and survivability, health and thriving are shaped by infectious microbes, embodied eco-social forces, and contingent regimes of knowledge-power. 

When Offered Fall.

Distribution Category (SBA-AS)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ANTHR 4041BSOC 4841FGSS 4841

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  9044 STS 4841   SEM 101