University of Mary Washington offers summer course on coronavirus pandemic

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People can learn the history, chemistry, biological, and economic factors of the coronavirus pandemic through a new summer course.

Professors at the University of Mary Washington are sharing their knowledge through “COVID-19 in Context“, an eight-week online summer course starting Monday, June 1, that will be open free of charge to not only UMW students, faculty, alumni and staff, but also the community.

The first class on June 1, will focus on the biological aspect of the virus, according to University of Mary Washington officials.

Participants may attend the 16 class-series on their cell phones, tablets, and computers via Zoom. All participants need Internet access, according to the university.

Each session will look at the coronavirus pandemic from a different angle – the effect on climate change, the history of pandemics, the potential impact on our upcoming presidential election, the chemistry of disinfectants, and even how the coronavirus has influenced performing and fine arts.

Each Monday and Wednesday through July 22, at 4 p.m., faculty from various teaching subjects across the University, will broadcast a 30-minute lecture followed by an interactive Q&A session.

To learn more, please visit for more information.

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