IDST 124.001 – Triple-I: Pandemics: Ethics, Literatures, and Cultures*
Instructors: Rebecca Walker (PHIL and Social Medicine), Michele Rivkin-Fish (ANTH), and Jane Thrailkill (CMPL). PHIL TAs: Gabriella Hulsey and Meredith Sheeks. This course meets MWF 8:00 – 8:50 a.m. in HM 100.
The COVID-19 pandemic transformed life dramatically for millions of people. Yet its realities – social distancing, quarantine, protective masks, job loss, education disruption, anxiety, loneliness and death, have been part of life during pandemics and epidemics across time and global space. This course brings three specific lenses and sets of methods to bear on experiences of pandemics – those of literature, anthropology, and philosophy. Themes of care, resource inequalities, stigma, and knowledge production are highlighted.
Corequisite: IDST 124L.001 – Data Literacy Lab