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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 14 and older
Average Class Size: 20
Teacher: Christine Axen

What you'll learn in this history lesson:

A survey of the causes of, and cultural and artistic reactions to, the pandemic that struck the world in the 14th century: the Black Death. We'll provide context and comparison for our current experience of COVID-19. The course will showcase art and contemporary documents that help communicate the thoughts and practices of medieval people who endured a disease that they did not comprehend.


About the Instructor:

I am a professor with a PhD in medieval history and a decade of teaching experience.


Materials Needed to Participate Fully:

  • None

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What will be included in my Virtual Class package?

One ticket includes an access link to your live, online class. The class will be delivered via web conferencing software and feature a live, professional instructor who will walk you through a lesson as described above. You will have the opportunity to ask questions as well as participate from home.

How many people is my purchase good for?

Each ticket is good for one "device" (i.e. one computer, phone, tablet, etc. you'll be logging in from). This ensures we don't get more people in the class than the instructor can handle. Though we understand some people live together and will be working/learning together, the intent is that each class still allows for the same attention to attendees as if students purchased separately. Please be respectful of this!

Will I need anything from home to use in the class?

You will need a reliable Internet connection as well as a computer or device with which you can access your virtual class. We recommend you arrive to class 5-10 minutes early to ensure you're able to set up your device and connection. Additionally, if the class is more than just a lecture you will likely want any materials listed in the course description as "Materials Needed to Participate Fully", though you're welcome to purchase a seat and sit in and just watch.

Am I able to ask questions or interact with the class?

Yes, you'll both be able to ask questions using the chat function in the video hosting software as well as at certain intervals during the class via voice/audio. If the class winds up being on the smaller side, more spontaneous interaction/questions will be encouraged.


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While we recommend you do show your video and speak when encouraged to by the instructor, video and audio participation are never mandatory. We find classes have more fun experiences when people are engaging with one another, but understand not everyone will want to do so and that's ok!


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This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

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Reviews of Classes at Christine Axen (64)

(64 Reviews)
Virtual Lecture: The Black Death: 14th Century Pandemic
Reviewed by Jonathan E. on 4/20/2020
Very informative, providing historical insight and context for our current age. (So, no higher praise than that for a history lesson!)
Virtual Lecture: The Black Death: 14th Century Pandemic
Reviewed by Deanne R. on 4/15/2020
Great engaging class and fascinating topic! Loved the responsive Q & A! Thank you!
Virtual Lecture: The Black Death: 14th Century Pandemic
Reviewed by Anonymous on 4/15/2020
Very interesting and timely course. Terrific instructor!
Virtual Lecture: The Black Death: 14th Century Pandemic
Reviewed by Santiago A. on 4/14/2020
Super interesting and well taught. Dr. Axen is knowledgeable and knows how to make the content interesting and relevant.
Virtual Lecture: The Black Death: 14th Century Pandemic
Reviewed by Charlotte C. on 4/11/2020
Dr. Axen was incredibly knowledgable and the lecture was very well delivered. The content was outstanding and the pace was perfect. Dr. Axen was very welcoming with questions. This is the best online class I've ever taken, and if Dr. Axen gives other lectures I will certainly sign up.
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