- Matthew Rodriguez
- Course Description
What makes a disease? Diseases are more than biological phenomena. They are also socially and culturally created. How do these aspects communicate to “create” a disease, and how does this conception change how we analyze them? In this course, we will examine several key diseases: leprosy, asthma, and hay fever, and consider what “makes” the disease. We will then apply the same strategies to COVID-19 as a class.