GU4321: Pandemics of Harlem | R. Young

Africana Studies
Undergraduate Seminar
M Th 4:10PM-5:25PM

This course will be co-taught by three people who worked in Harlem in the 1990s, in the middle of “mad” plagues: AIDS, HIV, crack cocaine addiction, violence, trauma and mental illness related to violence, multi-drug resistant tuberculosis, asthma, obesity and sedentary lifestyles. The course will build on the experiences and published papers of the group, but also bring in contemporary conversations related to underlying issues of serial forced displacement, which created the context for the plagues. Conceived as a collaborative colloquium linking instructors and students across three institutions (Barnard College, the New School, and Borough of Manhattan Community College), the course will be online with a combination of synchronous and asynchronous work. Assignments are structured to promote collaborative learning across institutional boundaries.

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