IST 360 Global Health: Covid-19 in Context

Through an interdisciplinary lens, drawing from the fields of political science, economics, epidemiology, history, sociology, and others, this course engages students with the challenges and responses to the Covid-19 global pandemic. Course themes include comparative assessments of the intervention and function of government in responding to epidemics/pandemics (e.g. autocracies vs. democracies), challenges and successes in domestic and international coordination efforts in addressing Covid-19 and other infectious diseases, the role and impacts of non-state actors during outbreaks, economic and traditional security implications of epidemics/pandemics, and future health challenges facing states and the broader international community.




IST 110 or POL 260.