Aerial view of Washington Square Park at sunset

Pandemic Pedagogy: Teaching and Learning Through COVID-19

Connecting learning to issues and events that directly affect students is a powerful teaching tool. Professors Deer, Jordan and Klass dis­cuss Pandemics and Plagues, a co-taught medical humanities course offered in Spring 2021. They review how students analyzed their personal ex­per­i­ences of COVID-19 in a literary, historical and scientific context by considering various narra­tives about previous plagues and pandemics.