COV-Course: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Understanding the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented public health crisis. In this course, created by provost Andreas Cangellaris and other campus leaders, you will gain a comprehensive, multidisciplinary understanding of the pandemic. The course will guide you through past, present and future perspectives on the pandemic, with weekly topics that range from history, biology and business to data security, racial disparities, mental health and more.

This non-credit course is free of cost and open to all. Classes will be held online from 8:00–9:00 p.m. every Sunday evening during the fall semester. See the course schedule for details about the instructors and topics covered.

12/06 – Social Life: COVID-19 and the CU Community
Introduction: Antoinette Burton (Professor of History and Director, Humanities Research Institute)
Speakers: Julie Pryde (Champaign-Urbana Public Health District), Tracy Dace (DREAAM)
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12/13 – The Future with COVID-19
Introduction: Rachel Switzky (Director, Siebel Center for Design)
Speakers: Eliza Forsythe (Labor & Employment Relations and Economics), Derek Long (Media & Cinema Studies), Benjamin Bross (Architecture)
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*Course schedule is tentative and subject to change.