COVID-19 & Society: Inequality in Global Pandemics
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? Regardless of your academic background, this curated series of expert lectures will help you explore health, climate change, and social justice in the COVID-19 era.
Learn with award-winning 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.
Upcoming start dates
- Self-paced Online
Who should attend?
The COVID-19 lecture series is curated by Dr. Katherine Lyon, who offers a brief introduction to each topic and suggested literature for further reading. Lectures are pre-recorded so you can watch at your own pace.
Lecture 1: COVID-19, Health (In)Equity, and the Opioid Crisis with Dr. Lindsey Richardson
Lecture 2: Aging, Aged, Ageism under COVID-19 with Dr. Anne Martin-Matthews
Lecture 3: Racism Under the Pandemic with Dr. Amanda Cheong
Lecture 4: Climate Change & COVID-19 with Dr. Santa Ono
Lecture 5: Frontline Workers & Pandemic Policies with Dr. Becki Ross
Course delivery details
This course is offered through University of British Columbia, a partner institute of EdX.
1-2 hours per week
Certification / Credits
What you'll learn
This lecture series will challenge you to:
- Connect your local COVID-19 experiences to global trends
- Consider how ageism and racism are exacerbating the coronavirus
- Assess COVID-19 impacts on existing health inequalities
- Identify links between COVID-19 and climate change
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