Seminar Series: Exploring and Understanding the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Monday, April 13, 2020
4:00 pm to 4:50 pm

This one-credit online course will provide a general overview of the COVID-19 pandemic. The seminar series will consist of six sessions, with each session comprised of a 30-minute lecture followed by a 20-minute Q&A session. These sessions will be facilitated by faculty members at the University of Washington who are coronavirus and pandemic preparedness experts.

The six sessions will be on Mondays, starting April 13, and will encompass the following topics:

  • Coronavirus emergence and trajectory. 
  • Pandemic preparedness and response measures. 
  • Diagnostics and testing. 
  • Treatment and vaccine development. 
  • Personal and institutional prevention. 
  • Social and economic impacts.

Are you a UW student interested in taking this course for credit?

Please register for GH 590 B (SLN: 21809): Understanding the COVID-19 Pandemic; Instructor: Jason Beste; Credits: one credit.

Note: This course is available for credit for UW graduate and professional students only. This course meets via Zoom on Mondays, April 13 through May 18, at 4-4:50 p.m. In order to enroll for credit, participants must be able to participate live during the scheduled Zoom sessions. 

Are you a UW student not enrolling for credit, or a member of the general public?

Each seminar will be available by video, which will be posted on this page every Thursday (starting April 16 through May 21). No registration is required to watch the videos.