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COVID-19 Course Resource Guide

We're in This Together: An Interdisciplinary Exploration of the Coronavirus Pandemic

Lesson Materials

May 11th: Global and American Security

​In this session, Dr. Sean Kay will cover the global trend lines that lead to security challenges like a pandemic, assessing the broader implications for the international system and America's place within it. Together, we will consider the big questions now raised relative to China's role, the future of the European Union, and how the international community will be impacted by this challenge. We will also look at how American' foreign policy has been shaped during the crisis and what implications that has for geopolitics and national strategy.

Video Lecture 

Assigned Readings 

May 13th: How are Countries Responding to COVID-19?

Dr. Jim Franklin hosts this session comparing how different countries throughout the world are responding to the COVID-19 crisis. The Coronavirus presents an immense challenge to every government of the world.  Which types of political systems should be best able to mitigate its spread and protect its citizens?  What does the record show so far?  How might the pandemic affect politics?

Video Lecture

Assigned Readings

Additional Resources

Want to learn more? Below are other articles, videos, infographics, etc. that will provide further information on this week's topics.

May 11th: Global and American Security

May 13th: How are Countries Responding to COVID-19?

Recommended Databases

Can't get enough? These databases have up-to-date scientific and academic research that can help you dig much deeper into any topic. Please note that OWU login credentials are required unless the resource is marked as open access. Please check your local public library for more resources.

Search Terms

Knowing what terms to use to search for resources on COVID19 is half the battle. For this week's lectures, we would recommend starting with the following keywords. 

May 11th: Global and American Security

  • Biological Weapon
  • National Security
  • Global Health 
  • Non-traditional Security
  • Intergovernmental Organizations (IGO)

May 13th: How are Countries Responding to COVID-19?

  • Executive Branch
  • Emergency Powers
  • Political Systems
  • Government Response
  • Pandemic Preparedness