Posted: October 18, 2023

Plagues through the Ages (ENT 216N) is a general education course that examines the major plagues throughout human history. Both the scientific background and societal implications past, present, and future will be taught and discussed during this course.

This general education course (ENT 216N) examines the major plagues of human history from both a scientific and societal lens. Each week, students will learn the etiology, mode of transmission, and treatment and control measures of a different disease. In parallel, students will also read popular press articles on how these diseases have had cultural, economic, or political impacts. The course will include a mixture of lecture, discussion, and critical thinking exercises. Instead of a final exam, students will submit a final project from a selection of mediums (i.e., report, video, lesson, comic strip).