UC 154 - First-Year Interdisciplinary Seminar
Section: 001 Viruses and Society
Term: WN 2018
Subject: University Courses (UC)
Department: LSA UG: Curriculum Support
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Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
May not be repeated for credit.
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Viruses are all around us. They affect our health, the health of other life on Earth, and the environment in various ways. For example, the 1918 influenza pandemic was responsible for more deaths than World War I, which ended that same year. Today, chronic infections such as HIV and hepatitis B and C present an enormous healthcare burden. In this first-year seminar, we will examine the interactions between viruses and society. Questions that will be addressed include: How do public health authorities deal with surveillance and outbreaks? Do vaccines cause diseases? How do viruses jump species? Will there ever be an HIV vaccine? How do viruses in the oceans affect the planet? Are there experiments with viruses that present unacceptable risks to the public? This seminar may be of particular interest to students thinking about the biomedical sciences, public health, and public policy, as well as any students with a genuine curiosity about viruses.

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UC 154 - First-Year Interdisciplinary Seminar
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (SEM)
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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