HIST 2830 - Disease and Public Health in Global History Course uri icon



  • Examines the global history of health and disease from the Paleolithic to the present. Themes and topics vary by semester but may include the co-evolution of humans, microbes, and vectors; food, famine, and nutrition; mental health; contagions such as plague, smallpox, cholera, yellow fever, influenza, HIV, and coronaviruses; cultural, social, medical, and institutional developments; gender, race, and sexuality; and connections between public health and environment, climate, water supply, colonization, globalization, imperialism, migration, and transportation.