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PLCY784 Disease, Disaster and Development
3 Credit(s)

Evaluates development — cultural, agricultural, industrial, social, economic, and political — as a bringer of disease prevention and treatment and as a bringer of disease itself, from acute infections and poisonings to chronic conditions attributable to the "westernization" of diets. Assesses development’s uncertain resilience in disaster and the developed world’s uneven response to disasters of various sorts — political, economic, environmental, geophysical, meteorological, nutritional, epidemic, epizootic, epiphytotic — with particular attention paid to the performance of national agencies, international organizations, non-governmental organizations, institutions, charities, professions, and activists.
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Faculty: R. H. Sprinkle