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B.S. in Actuarial Science

Otterbein University Course Catalogs

2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Sep 19, 2020  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

INST 2417 - Plagues, Pestilence, and Pandemics

Hours: 3
Covers infectious diseases that are historic, current, as well as looming on the horizon. “Forgetting” the scientific perspective of the 21st century in order to understand theories which explained infectious diseases in the past. Following the step-wise key discoveries of science which have led to current understandings in order to learn about scientific inquiry. The general categories of pathogens as well as specific details for each disease are covered. As infectious diseases do not respect geographic and socioeconomic boundaries, a global perspective is needed. Although science is the primary focus, the topics covered are best understood with the aid of other disciplines: history, sociology, economics, geography, etc. Issues are examined from a variety of perspectives.