Politics of Pandemics


Exploration of social, cultural, historical, and political facets of epidemic disease and widespread health crises. Key concepts of medical anthropological research and writing; reading ethnographic texts alongside journalistic, literary, and policy accounts of disease experiences and institutional responses. Assess scope, scale, and genre associated with representing pandemics. Analyze global case studies of both infectious and chronic diseases.
Curriculum Codes
  • EI
  • SS
Cross-Listed As
  • GLHLTH 226S
  • GSF 227S
  • ICS 226S
  • SCISOC 226S
Typically Offered
Spring Only