PSCI 316W Pandemics, Politics and Policies in the U.S., 1918-2020
- Spring 2023
In this advanced seminar, students will learn about prior epidemics and pandemics primarily in the United States, and asses the policy responses to these events. They will learn about a number of key case studies in the history of pandemic response, and examine the political history of these responses. They will critically examine primary sources to shed light on contemporary understandings of pandemics and the responses to them, and how these responses were negotiated. With this knowledge and analysis, students will learn to think critically about current pandemics and tie them to a longer history of pandemic responses.