Disease and the Social Order from the Black Death to SARS

History UCSF 201A

Fall 2011
3333 California St., S.F. -Room 485
Day & Time: 
Wed 10-12

The course explores the comparative impact of disease upon European and North American societies. It will concentrate on the historical junctures at which diseases occurred; unravel the various levels of meaning which surrounded them in terms of their social, moral, and political interpretations; and analyze the patterns of response to them and discuss their historical consequences.


Fall Term Courses at UCSF begin week of September 22 and end on December 2, 2011, the last day of Exams. For information on these UCSF History courses, contact the Director of Graduate Studies, Professor Elizabeth Watkins, at watkinse@dahsm.ucsf.edu Interested graduate students can receive credit for these UCSF courses by completing an Intercampus Exchange Program Application. Go to http://www.grad.berkeley.edu/programs/exchange.shtml for detailed instructions.