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Microbes Rule the World: Effects of Disease on History

Weber State University via Canvas Network

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Overview

Investigate the ways in which diseases have affected dramatically the course of history. See its influence on religion, war, and migration.

Taught by

Craig J. Oberg and Gene A. Sessions

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4.7 rating, based on 7 Class Central reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    I was incredibly impressed with the amount of information this course contains. Drs. Oberg and Sessions do a phenomenal job of presenting information in a way that's coherent and easy to understand without dumbing-down the material. I looked forward...
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    Luis Ribeiro

    Luis Ribeiro completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.

    Great course to understand the important role played by seldom-noticed factors, e.g., germs and diseases, in history. I learned a lot about world history, my country's history (when doing self-directed research) and the diseases themselves during this mooc. The instructors are knowledgeable and topics are interesting.
  • Valorie Hamachek

    Valorie Hamachek completed this course.

    Absolutely fascinating course on how disease has affected history. It makes you wonder how the world would have been different if we had not been at the mercy of microbes and viruses.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    Very impressive and informative class about how the different microbes changed history.
    This is more history than microbiology but still fascinating.
  • Aana

    Aana completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

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