This is our catalog of courses. We will occasionally adjust the course listing to reflect the addition of new courses and the retirement of others.
We all know — COVID-19 consumed our world over the past years. Here, you’ll learn all about bacteria and viruses, what it has to do with us and our everyday lives, and how pandemics impact history and our world today.
Learn about some of the great and devastating diseases in history! Find out their molecular features, how they began and spread, and their impact on the world. Please note that this course will include a discussion on HIV/AIDS.
Monday 5/16: Introduction, definitions of disease
Tuesday 5/17: Basic biology of bacteria and viruses, differences
Wednesday 5/18: Bacterial pandemics
Thursday 5/19: Bacterial pandemics
Monday 5/23: Viral pandemics
Tuesday 5/24: Viral pandemics
Wednesday 5/25: Class discussion on impacts
Course materials: note-taking supplies. Everything else is provided free by the instructor.
Homework: Students will prepare a brief (less than 3-minute) summary on which pandemic they believe had the greatest impact and why to present during Thursday’s class.