EFB 217: Peoples, Plagues, and Pests.

SPRING 2009

COURSE SYLLABUS

 

Date Lecture # Topic Instructor
1/13/09 T
1
Introduction/  The rise of civilization & crowd diseases
Teale/Castello
1/15/09 Th
2
Brief history of African Civilization 
Castello
1/20/09 T
3
Disease in African history; an overview
Castello
1/22/09 Th
4
Malaria in Africa:‘the ears of the hippopotamus’ 
Castello
1/27/09 Th
5
Malaria in the Americas and the transatlantic slave trade
Teale
1/29/09 Th
6
Yellow fever and the transatlantic slave trade

Teale

2/3/09 T
7
Tsetse fly/sleeping sicknes in Africa
Teale
2/5/09 Th
8
Desert locust in Saharan Africa
Teale
2/10/09 T
9
Disease & colonialization in South Africa 
Castello
2/12/09 Th
10
Disease & colonialization in South Africa (continued)
Castello
2/17/09 T
11
EXAM 1
2/19/09 Th
12
Brief history of new world civilizations   
Castello
2/24/09 T
13
The Great Mayan Collapse
Castello
2/26/09 Th
14
Smallpox in the Americas   
Kimmerer
3/3/09 T
15
Leishmaniasis 
Teale
3/5/09 Th
16
Screw worm and Guinea worm
Teale
3/10/09 T
17
Spring Break
3/12/09 Th
18
Spring Break
3/17/09 T
19
Mycotoxins in tropical nations
Weir
3/19/09 Th
20
Rubber/SALB/Brazilian economy
Castello
3/24/09 T
21
Coffee rust in Sri Lanka
Castello
3/26/09 Th
22
EXAM 2
3/31/09 T
23
History of civilization in S. Asia & Oceania/Measles in Oceania 
Castello
4/2/09 Th
24
Rice blast/Cholera & Great Bengal Famine
Castello
4/7/09 T
25
Brief History of Chinese Civilization 
Teale
4/9/09 Th
26
Leprosy in China
Teale
4/14/09 T
27
Syphilis in China
Teale
4/16/09 Th
28
Epidemic beriberi:Russo/Japan war 1905 
Teale
4/21/09 T
29
Bubonic Plague in Africa/India/China
Teale
4/23/09 Th
30
The future: Reemergent diseases
Teale
4/28/09 T
31
The future:Emergent diseases
Castello