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Reading the Plague While Surviving a Plague

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

Course #
HSED-UE 1035
Units
2
Department
Applied Statistics, Social Science, and Humanities