Science & Politics of Infectious Diseases

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Natural Sciences & Mathematics

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Majors Only

Sci. Pol. Infect. Diseases

Spring 2021

Taught By: Davida Smyth

Section: A

CRN: 8495

Credits: 4

This course investigates the role that infectious diseases play in our changing world. Course discussions and readings review the complex interaction between host and pathogen, the biological processes underlying infection, treatment, and prevention, and the socio- economic/political factors that influence infectious disease progression, such as urbanization, climate change, and cultural practices. Topics include: the human immune system, the rise of drug resistant microbes, and biotechnological advances in diagnostic and vaccine development. Each student is assigned a disease for the semester and presents both the biological and the sociological perspectives of the disease during the last third of the class.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Natural Sciences & Mathematics (LSTS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Sync Type: N/A

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 21

Add/Drop Deadline: February 1, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: May 10, 2021 (Monday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 10:32am 10/27/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 12:00pm - 1:40pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/19/2021 - 5/10/2021