EFB 217: Peoples, Plagues, and Pests

SPRING 2013

COURSE SYLLABUS

Date   Lecture #   Topic                  Instructor

1/15/13 T         1                                  Introduction                                                  Castello

                                                            The rise of civilization & crowd diseases

1/17/13 Th       2                                  Brief history of African Civilization               Castello

1/22/13  T        3                                  Disease in African history: An overview        Castello

1/24/13 Th       4                                  Malaria in Africa:                                          Castello

‘the ears of the hippopotamus’                                                          

1/29/13 T         5                                  Malaria and DDT                                         Castello

                                   

1/31/13 Th       6                                  Yellow fever and the transatlantic slave         Castello

                                                            trade

                                   

2/5/13  T         7                                  Tsetse fly/sleeping sickness in Africa             Castello

2/7/13 Th         8                                  Desert locust in Saharan Africa                     Castello

2/12/13 T         9                                  Disease & colonialization in South Africa      Castello

continued    

2/14/13 Th       10                                Disease & colonialization in South Africa       Castello

2/19/13 T         11                                Exam 1

             

2/21/13 Th       12                                Brief history of new world civilizations         Castello          

2/26/13 T         13                                The Great Mayan Collapse                         Castello

2/28/13 Th       14                                Smallpox in the Americas                           Kimmerer

3/5/13 T           15                                Leishmaniasis                                            Castello

3/7/13 Th         16                                Screw worm, Guinea worm, etc.                Castello

3/12/13T                                              spring break

3/14/13 Th                                           spring break

3/19/13 T         17                                Schistosomiasis                                         Whipps

3/21/13 Th       18                                Rubber/SALB/Brazilian economy               Castello

3/26/13 T         19                                Coffee rust in Sri Lanka                             Castello

3/28/13 Th       20                                Exam 2

4/2/13 T           21                                History of civilization in S. Asia & Oceania   Castello

Measles in Oceania                                        

4/4/13  Th        22                                Rice blast/Cholera & Great Bengal Famine    Castello

4/9/13 T           23                                History of Chinese Civilization I                    Teale

4/11/13 Th       24                                History of Chinese Civilization II                  Teale

4/16/13 T         25                                Leprosy in China                                        Castello

4/18/13 Th       26                                Syphilis in China                                         Castello

4/23/13 T         27                                Bubonic plague                                           Castello

4/25/13 Th       28                                The future:Emergent/ reemergent diseases     Castello

4/30/13 T         29                                Discussion                                                  Castello