Understanding and Responding to Covid-19, Crisis and Quarantine: An Interdisciplinary Course (PLN2102.01)

Noah Coburn

The unfolding crisis brought on by the spread of Covid-19 is changing our world as we speak. This health crisis that upended the economy, reshaped politics and altered the ways that we socialize cannot be understood simply epidemiologically. Bennington’s interdisciplinary approach to the most pressing issues of our time, uniquely situates us to engage with the many ways this crisis is unfolding.

This two-credit course is composed of a dozen sessions with members of the Bennington community, faculty, alums and community members, based around a series of talks and discussion sessions. It brings together scientists, writers and actors to discuss how they are thinking about and responding to the current crisis. Students will be asked to reflect upon their own response either through a research paper or creative project that they workshop with other members of the course.

This course will be offered over Summer 2020 (June 8 – July 23). Credits earned will count towards the credit requirements for Fall 2020.

Delivery Method: Awaiting Confirmation
Prerequisites: None.
Course Level: 2000-level
Credits: 2
Asynchronously Remote ()
Maximum Enrollment: 30
Course Frequency: One time only

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