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FYSE1056

The Black Death

The Black Death
In this seminar we will examine the great plague of 1348, the Black Death, as an epidemiological, cultural, and historical event. What was the plague? How did it affect European society in the short term, and what were its repercussions? Was the Black Death truly a turning point in European history, or have its effects been overrated? Finally, we will look at the role the plague has played as a metaphor in society and will discuss modern plagues like the hemorrhagic viruses and AIDS using fiction and film as well as the works of modern scholars. 3 hrs. sem.
Subject:
First Year Seminar
Department:
First-Year Seminar Program
Division:
Interdisciplinary
Requirements Fulfilled:
CW EUR HIS

Sections

Fall 2014

FYSE1056A-F14 Seminar (Burnham)

Fall 2011

FYSE1056A-F11 Seminar (Burnham)

Fall 2007

FYSE1056A-F07 Seminar (Burnham)

Spring 2004

FYSE1056A-S04 Lecture (Burnham)