Global Pandemics in an Unequal World: Learning From Covid-19

University Liberal Arts: University Lecture Program

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Graduate Course
Degree Students (with Restrictions)
Global Pandemics
Fall 2022
Taught By: Sakiko Fukuda-Parr
Section: A

CRN: 9315

Credits: 3

Covid-19 is not only a pandemic but its spread and consequences on human lives will be uneven, shaped by social, economic and political contexts of 21st century globalization. The variable experience of the pandemic in different countries has thrown a spotlight on implicit and explicit social contracts, uneven geographies of rights and freedoms, divergent conceptions of individual and collective welfare, as well as asymmetries of resources and power within and between countries. It also underlines the consequences of 21st century capitalism, even as national contexts vary in their economic policies, health systems, and infrastructures. This course will use COVID 19 as a lens through which to understand underlying structures, norms, and values in societies around the world, and to understand the nature of global capitalism in the 21st century. The course will be organized as a series of lectures by faculty from across the New School, and by guest speakers. Some specific themes that will be covered in the course include politics of data, digital cultures, borders and mobility of microbes and migrants, economic inequalities and access to health care, and global flows of technologies and scientific knowledge. Open to undergraduate Juniors and Seniors only by permission of the instructor.

This course counts as an elective course for the Graduate Certificate in Gender and Sexuality Studies.

College: University Liberal Arts (UL)

Department: University Lecture Program (ULIB)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 5

Add/Drop Deadline: September 12, 2022 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: December 18, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few 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: 6:48am EST 2/5/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Wednesday
Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm
Building: Academic Entrance 63 Fifth Ave
Room: 304
Date Range: 8/31/2022 - 12/7/2022