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Reading "The Plague" While Surviving a Plague

Approved Liberal Arts Elective

In the last years of World War II, Albert Camus wrote his novel, "The Plague," as a way to illuminate the deep personal and societal ills around him. The book has again become popular as people struggle to understand the ramifications of the COVID-19 plague. Students and faculty use Camus’s work to explore what humans are experiencing and how they are reacting to this 21st-century plague and its impact on frontline workers, marginalized communities, elections, and universities. Students write an extended review of "The Plague" to add their reflections to the conversation.

Course #
HSED-UE 1035