Pandemics: Culture, Science, and Society
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This course introduces students to interdisciplinary perspectives on the implications of pandemics, past and present. Drawing on expertise from across the university, the course is structured around a series of webinar panels and seminar discussions. Topics to be explored include pandemics in history, COVID-19 and ethics, COVID-19 and technology, knowledge, misinformation and discourse around pandemics, and the implications of COVID-19 on institutions, work, food, community, resilience. When applying for this work assignment, please be aware that the course is being delivered in REMOTE format. Candidate will be required to work remotely, primarily via the University’s CourseLink system, during regular University instructional hours (8:30am to 10:00pm EST) as required. This contract will begin on August 24 and end December 24 2020. You will be paid for 140 hours of work over this period, of which between 8 and 15 paid hours will be for additional training to help you prepare for the mode of delivery of the course for which you will be TAing. This additional training will be specified by your supervisor, and may include online training modules as well as online college or departmental orientations. Additional hours will likely be available during the course of this work assignment. Details will be communicated to you by your supervisor.
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