COVID-19 & Society invites students to examine COVID-19 as a global public issue, considering how pandemics inform social inequality, interpersonal interaction and societal change locally and internationally. Together we will explore the impact of COVID-19 on institutions such as media, family, work, and healthcare, with attention to implications for marginalized groups.
- COVID-19 & Society is taught asynchronously due to the diversity of time zones and the responsibilities students face at this time. To provide extra support, the instructor may host optional in-person lectures on Wednesdays from 1pm to 2pm PST. Any live lectures will be recorded so students can watch them later if unable to attend the live lectures.
- Students can only register for this course through this website. Course registration will be initially capped at 200 students (50 of which will be set aside for those undergraduate students majoring in Sociology). Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
- The course project will include the creation of public-facing materials, such as infographics, to inform public discourse about COVID-19.
- No prerequisites are required. COVID-19 & Society is suitable for a diversity of undergraduate students across different faculties. Anyone interested in exploring the impact of COVID-19 on Society, both local and international, is welcome to register
- The Sociology Department will send you an email to confirm your registration in the course once completed.