Course Description

Taking a biocultural anthropology approach, this course reviews the history of pandemics, both the factors contributing to epidemics and pandemics and the consequences of these pandemics (e.g. economic, and medical interventions). Optimizing on the open access research on the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the global, national, and population (age, sex, ethnicity) experiences is explored, as well as variation in implementation and enforcement of measures (e.g. social distancing, masks) and policies and their efficacy in the Canadian and global contexts. As the pandemic unfolds, projections about future hygiene and medical reforms will be made.

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Samples from Photo documentation assignment

Below are some students’ photos showing changes in their lives because of the COVID-19 pandemic

Katalin Illes
Quinn Beblow
Sage Meyers