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Laurier launches new interdisciplinary pandemic course

The course is meant to appeal to students from all programs
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A new course at Wilfrid Laurier University is taking an interdisciplinary look at the effect of the pandemic.

The course is meant to attract all kinds of students.. who are interested in understanding the effect of the pandemic from a variety of lenses.

Kenneth Maly, the vice-dean of the Faculty of Science, said the course provides various ways to look at the effects of the pandemic beyond the scientific approach.

"[The course will include] the population level effects of the virus, so the epidemiology, and how it spreads within a population, but also the societal impacts -- things like mental health, and how it's perceived in the media. And it will also expose students to different disciplines, not only in science, but in the arts and social sciences as well."

He adds the course is meant to appeal to students from all disciplines.

"It's actually a course that's run through the department of health sciences, so there are many health science students who are going to be taking this, but this is designed to be open to students from across the university. It's not a first year level course, but anyone who is second year and above can take this course."

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