Geographies of Death and Disease
Introduction to population geography and medical geography. Historical and contemporary trends and patterns of mortality and morbidity are examined using ideas from demography, medicine, ecology and cultural studies, with examples from different parts of the world.
Two lectures, one lab (one hour); one term Prerequisite(s): One of GEOG 1HA3, 1HB3 Antirequisite(s): HEALTHST 2HI3 Cross-List(s): HLTH AGE 2HI3
Time/Term Offered: Term One Fall 2013-14
Instructor: Dr. John Eyles
Room: General Science Building Rm. 217
Tel:(905) 525.9140 x23152
Teaching Assistant: TBA
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