Understanding COVID-19

COLL-X101 — Fall Intensive Seminar End-of-Fall Intensive Session (November 30-December 20)

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.