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Pandemics examines the history, evolution, and future of major diseases that have impacted human populations. The course probes the evolution of Homo sapiens, the nature of infectious disease transmission, and the impact of historical outbreaks of smallpox, cholera, malaria, and others. An exploration of current pandemics, including AIDS, Ebola, and Zika concludes with analyses of as yet unknown future emerging disease causes and sources.

Prerequisite: Biology 1.

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