ENTOM 2100/BSOC 2101: 

Plagues and People. 2-3cr.


The goal of the course is to provide students with an appreciation of the co-evolution of pathogens, parasites and their arthropod vectors; anthropogenic changes in the environment that have facilitated the appearance of plagues; and the impact plagues have had on human suffering and cultures throughout history to the present day. The course can be taken for 2 or 3 credits. Students taking the course for 2 credits will attend 2 lectures each week and will have a midterm and final exam. Students taking the course for three credits will participate in one section of discussion each week and  complete weekly readings, quizzes, and will have a comprehensive final project.

ENTOM 3520: Medical and Veterinary Entomology. 3cr.


(1 cr. labratory component, ENT 3521)

This course offers a contemporary overview of insects and related forms and how they impact human and animal health. Concepts in medicine, entomology, genetics and evolution will be discussed within the context of public health. This is a good course for students interested in vector biology, medical school or careers in veterinary medicine. Undergraduate and graduate students from entomology as well as other disciplines including pre-medical and veterinary students are encouraged to enroll. Introductory biology (BIO G 101-102) or consent from the instructor is a pre-requisite for the course.


NS 210: Introduction to Global Health


This course is offered by lead instructors  Moseley and Stoltzfus and a team of faculty. Harrington teaches the malaria module, which covers malaria parasite and vector biology, epidemiology, clinical disease, social, cultural and political aspects of the disease and bioethics.The other two modules in the course are HIV/AIDS and maternal mortality.This is an excellent introduction for students interested in global health issues and is the main prerequisite for the global health minor.

For more information on the course and the global health minor, contact Jeanne Moseley (jmm298@cornell.edu) in B15 Savage Hall.

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