COVID-19: In This Together

$75* for Continuing Education non-credit course (click here for the credit version of this course)
Offered Online
Registration deadline: Friday, May 22, 2020

This interdisciplinary, non-credit course is available to anyone who is interested in learning more about the causes, effects and far-reaching impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The course features video lectures from 23 Bellarmine professors that can be viewed at your own pace. Participants can also attend optional online discussions with other students. The course opens May 26 and concludes on July 30.

Taking advantage of Bellarmine’s strong liberal-arts foundation, the course brings professors from multiple disciplines together to explore everything from the natural and social sciences, to economics and business, to theology and the arts.

Individual Perspectives

  • Hume: Interdisciplinary Health Foundations
  • Wolf: The Effect of the COVID-19 Virus on Older Adults
  • Dobbins: Microbial Considerations
  • Ulanowski: Effect of COVID-19 on the whole body and role of exercise and activity

Community Perspectives

  • McNulty: Public Health Cartor: COVID-19 and Mental Health
  • Jones: A View from the Frontlines
  • Glasscock: Music and the Arts
  • Sinski: Social Determinants of Health

National Perspectives

  • Gore: The Current and Future Impact of COVID-19 on Higher Education
  • Wiegandt: Something to Cheer for—A Return to Intercollegiate Athletics
  • Scott: What We Owe Each Other & Justice and Fairness in Scarce Resource Allocation
  • Miller: Mathematically Modeling the Spread of COVID-19
  • Apostel: Communication in the time of COVID-19
  • Bell: Environmental Issues Morris: Economics
  • Clayton: Disparities and Inequity

Global Perspectives

  • Tudor: Saying Goodbye: The Good Death During the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Hillis: Interpreting the Pandemic Theologically
  • Hutchins: The Anthropology of Infectious Disease
  • Breslin: Social Justice and Inclusion and Data Visualization in a Global Pandemic
  • Speliotis: A Look at Two Prominent Classical Theories of Ethics: Locke and Mill
  • Doyle: Understanding Threat Posed by Emerging Diseases/Behavioral Ecology of Viruses

How to Register

  1. Click the “Enroll Now” button below
  2. Under “CE Enrichment” on the registration page you will add the course CESP 041 Special Topic – COVID-19: In This Together to your cart.
  3. Complete the Check Out Process by filling out the registration and payment page. Payment can be made by credit/debit card (2.75% fee) or e-Check (no fee).
  4. On May 26, you will receive an email with instructions for accessing your course.


*Discounts available

  • 15% discount for Bellarmine Alumni, YPAL Members, and Veritas Society Members
  • 10% Discount for Seniors age 60+
  • 50% Discount for BU Employees and current students (signed in w/ BU Credentials)