Epidemics from the Black Death to AIDS

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-0-0

Explores the demographic, social and cultural changes brought by epidemic disease from the 14th century to the 21st century. Topics include The Black Death, syphilis in society and literature, smallpox and the Aztec conquest, cholera and the industrial cities, investigation of the influenza viruses and the emergence and early history of AIDS.


  • Credit will be granted for only one of HSTR 101C, HSTR 355, HIST 101 (if taken as section A02 in 201309), HIST 264.

Undergraduate course in History offered by the Department of History in the Faculty of Humanities.

Summer 2019 Fall 2019 Spring 2020

Summer timetable available: February 15. Fall and Spring timetables available: May 15.

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