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Course Instructor:  Mathew Mercuri
Second Summer Term:  July 1 – August 31
Day & Time: Monday & Wednesday, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location:  Online Course
Degree Requirement: This is a Humanities Course
Breadth Requirement: Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)

Course Description:
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to significant changes in our daily lives. This course will provide a brief history of pandemics and examine Coronavirus in a historical context. Topics will include pandemic modelling and epidemiology, approaches to community and international public health response (e.g. border closures, protective masks, social distancing, isolation, testing and tracking), and impact on economic, social, and educational activities. Portrayals of the pandemic by media, government, and scientists will also be examined. Readings will be drawn from a variety of academic disciplines and popular sources. Assignments will consist of written reflections on course material and a term paper.

For more information:  https://hps.utoronto.ca/mat-mercuri-to-teach-online-course-on-covid-19/