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Ontario universities offer COVID courses this fall

COVID-19 simulation based course - A look at a brand new Faculty of Social sciences course on politics of pandemics

Aug 26, 2020

Ahmad Firas Khalid discusses a new and engaging simulation-based course on politics of pandemics. POLSCI 3PA3: Politics of Pandemics looks at the political and global implications of pandemics, including COVID-19 as well as historic epidemics and viruses. It considers the impact and influence of global health governance arrangements. It also examines the role of political authority, and different systems of democratic governance, with respect to alternative policy responses and varying health outcomes. To prepare action-oriented leaders for addressing pandemics, students will come to understand the types of decisions that can have an impact on health, the roles of different organizations involved in making these decisions, and the types of influences on these decisions. To accomplish this, students will organize, prepare for, and participate in online-simulations of both provincial and federal cabinet meetings, World Health Assemblies, and a United Nations (UN) General Assembly plenary or high-level meeting focused on pandemics. 

For the full interview read the CBC article: If you aren't sick of the pandemic, Ontario universities offer COVID courses this fall.