Science & Politics of Infectious Diseases

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Natural Sciences & Mathematics

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

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 activities will include role-play, debates, discussions and assigned readings and focus on the complex interactions between host, reservoir, and microbe, the biological processes underlying infection, treatment, and prevention, and the socio- economic/political factors that influence infectious disease incidence, progression and outcomes, such as urbanization, climate change, and cultural practices. Topics include: the study of disease transmission, the human immune system, the rise of drug resistant microbes, vaccine development and hesitancy. Students will research a member of the neglected tropical diseases and develop an informational campaign to promote awareness of the disease.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Natural Sciences & Mathematics (LSTS)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 22

Add/Drop Deadline: February 8, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 13, 2021 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* 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: 12:55am 7/1/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 12:00pm - 1:40pm

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 1/20/2021 - 5/10/2021