What lessons can we learn from COVID-19? How was society organized leading up to the pandemic, and how could it be organized for the future? This course, regardless of your academic background, will teach you core ways of approaching health, climate change, and social justice in the COVID-19 era. This special collection of expert lectures is curated by your instructor, Dr. Katherine Lyon. Join Professor Lyon weekly for sociological insights on the pandemic as well as selected readings and activities to deepen your knowledge. Broaden your perspective on COVID-19’s societal impacts through dialogue with course participants around the world. Learn through the award-winning teaching approaches of faculty members from the University of British Columbia. This course will bring a sociological lens to complex pandemic challenges, and aid in situating COVID-19 as a global issue that requires a collective, collaborative response.
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