Spring 2021

The Pandemic

Listed in: Anthropology and Sociology, as SOCI-328  |  Environmental Studies, as ENST-328

Faculty

Hannah A. Holleman (Section 01)

Description

This course examines the root social and ecological conditions that gave rise to the COVID-19 pandemic and that help explain the significant inequalities we observe in terms of its impact. We study the structure and historical development of the global economy and the state, class and racial formation, the gendered division of society, and global ecological challenges, all of which provide necessary background to understand the pandemic’s emergence, effects, and the range of social response, including state policy. These studies include attention to the persistent consequences of colonialism, settler colonialism, and racial capitalism. We also study the contested nature of these developments, such as how movements and struggles over political power, economic development, racial justice, ecological protection, and public health, shape outcomes.

Limited to 15 students.  Spring semester.  Professors Holleman and Lembo.

If Overenrolled: Priority to Anthropology/Sociology, ENST majors

Keywords

Attention to Issues of Class, Attention to Issues of Gender and Sexuality, Attention to Issues of Race, Attention to Issues of Social Justice, Attention to Research, Attention to Speaking, Attention to Writing

Offerings

2020-21: Offered in Spring 2021