Microbiology Courses

 

 

 

 

 

Introductory Level Classes

Credits

Possible Instructors

Catalog Description

BIOL 251 General Microbiology

4 credits

Drs. Bazylinski &

Regner

Survey of general microbiology including microbiological prokaryotic cell structure and function with an emphasis on microorganisms that associate with humans. Three hours lecture three hours lab. Credit not allowed in both Biol 351 & 251.

Prereqs: Biol 189 Chem 110 or 121.

BIOL 351 Microbiology (prerequisite for all upper division Microbiology classes & Immunology)

4 credits

Drs. Wing & Robleto

 

Microbiology provides in-depth coverage of prokaryotic cell structure, function genetics diversity ecology and pathogenesis with an emphasis on microbial metabolism bacterial genetics and molecular mechanism. Three hours lecture three hours lab. Credit not allowed in both Biol 351 & 251.

Prereqs: Biol 189, Biol 196, Biol 197, Chem 121.

Upper Division Classes

BIOL 409 Virology

3 credits

Dr. Strong

Systematic examination of animal plant and bacterial viruses including their structure and genome organization, their reproduction and assembly, and their effects on host organisms. Prereqs: Biol 351

BIOL 418 Microbial Ecology

3 credits

Not taught currently

Study of microbes as individuals, populations and communities in freshwater marine and terrestrial environments. Topics such as nutrient cycling biodegradation and biotechnology discussed from an ecological standpoint. Three hours lecture.

Prereqs: Biol 351 or consent of instructor

BIOL 453 Immunology

3 credits

Drs. Rafferty & Andres

Study of the immune response, cell-mediated and humoral. Topics include the diversity of antibodies and antigen receptor evolution of immunity, cell-cell interactions importance of major histocompatibility complex immune regulation and immunity to microorganisms. Prereqs: Biol 300 & 351

BIOL 460 Microbial Physiology

3 credits

Drs. Bazylinski & Regner

Exploration of the major aspects of microbial physiology, including structure and growth of bacteria generation of ATP and intermediary metabolism, synthesis of macromolecules and cellular components and coordination of intracellular activities. Three hours lecture. Prereqs: BIOL 351, CHEM 241 & 241L

BIOL 464 Bacterial Pathogenesis

3 credits

Dr. Wing

Addresses the molecular mechanisms by which bacterial pathogens cause disease. Basic principles of bacterial pathogenesis will be considered before a survey of bacterial pathogens and their specific virulence factors is conducted. Includes aspects of bacterial genetics, physiology, immunology and cell biology of host-parasite interactions.

Prereqs: BIOL 351

BIOL 492 Undergraduate Research

1-3 credits

Drs. Robleto, Bazylinski, Hedlund, B. Tseng and Wing

Special problems in some field of biological sciences for investigation and report. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 credits.

Prereqs: Two years of biological sciences and consent of the instructor

BIOL 493 Undergraduate Seminar in Microbiology (Lab/Group Meeting)

1 credit

Drs. Robleto, Bazylinski, Hedlund, B. Tseng and Wing

Preparation and presentation of seminars on topics of current interest in biology. Topic changes by semester; see class schedule. May be repeated to a maximum of 3 credits.

Prereqs: Two years of biological sciences and consent of the instructor

BIOL 470 Topics in Applied Microbiology

3 credits

Not taught currently

Applications include bioremediation, food, agriculture, pharmaceuticals, vaccine development, water treatment, or genetic engineering. Presentation & discussion of current literature. Topics published in the class schedule. Maximum of two different topics may be selected for a total of six credits.

Prereqs: Biol 300 & Biol 351

BIOL 485 Microbial Genetics

3 credits

Dr. Robleto

Examines genetics of prokaryotic microorganisms, including induction of mutations and selection of mutants, alternative processes of genetic exchange and gene mapping, and gene organization and regulation. Three hours lecture.

Prereqs: Biol 300 & 351

 

Graduate Level Classes: Graduate credit may be obtained for the following courses designated 600 or above. Credit at the 600 level normally requires additional work. BIOL 351 or equivalent microbiology class

BIO 701 Ethics in Scientific Research

1 credit

(ask in SoLS office)

Examination of ethical problems in scientific research, including the falsification and manipulation of data, public access and peer review, and decisions concerning research problems and support.

Prereq: Graduate standing

BIO 660 Bacterial Physiology

3 credits

Drs. Bazylinski & Regner

Exploration of the major aspects of microbial physiology, including structure and growth of bacteria generation of ATP and intermediary metabolism, synthesis of macromolecules and cellular components and coordination of intracellular activities. Three hours lecture.

BIO 685 Microbial Genetics

3 credits

Dr. Robleto

Examines genetics of prokaryotic microorganisms, including induction of mutations and selection of mutants, alternative processes of genetic exchange and gene mapping, and gene organization and regulation. Three hours lecture.

 

BIO 609 Virology

3 credits

Dr. Strong

Systematic examination of animal plant and bacterial viruses including their structure and genome organization, their reproduction and assembly, and their effects on host organisms.

BIO 618 Microbial Ecology

3 credits

Not currently taught

Study of microbes as individuals, populations and communities in freshwater marine and terrestrial environments. Topics such as nutrient cycling biodegradation and biotechnology discussed from an ecological standpoint. Three hours lecture.

BIO 664 Bacterial Pathogenesis

3 credits

Dr. Wing

Addresses the molecular mechanisms by which bacterial pathogens cause disease. Basic principles of bacterial pathogenesis will be considered before a survey of bacterial pathogens and their specific virulence factors is conducted. Includes aspects of bacterial genetics, physiology, immunology and cell biology of host-parasite interactions.

BIO 653 Immunology

3 credits

Dr. Andres and Rafferty

Study of the immune response, cell-mediated and humoral. Topics include the diversity of antibodies and antigen receptor evolution of immunity, cell-cell interactions importance of major histocompatibility complex immune regulation and immunity to microorganisms.

BIO 670 Topics in Applied Microbiology

3 credits

Not currently taught

Applications include bioremediation, food, agriculture, pharmaceuticals, vaccine development, water treatment, or genetic engineering. Presentation & discussion of current literature. Topics published in the class schedule. Maximum of two different topics may be selected for a total of six credits.

700 level course

BIO 701 Ethics in Scientific Research

Credits 1

Varies

Examination of ethical problems in scientific research, including the falsification and manipulation of data, public access and peer review, and decisions concerning research problems and support.
Prereqs: Graduate standing.

BIO 789

Independent Graduate Study in Life Sciences

1 - 3 credits
(Max 9)

Advisor

Students use this class to receive research credit related to their thesis or dissertation project prior to registering for BIOL 797 or BIOL 799.

BIO 790A-D

Research Colloquium in Life Sciences

1 - 3 credits
(Max 9)

Advisor

Students use this class to present their individual research results to a section-wide audience. Lettering system reflects focus on topics specific for each Section within Life Sciences (A = Ecology and Evolution, B = Organismal Physiology, C = Cell and Molecular Biology, D = Microbiology).

BIO 791

Research Laboratory Discussions in Life Sciences

(Lab Meeting)

1-2 credits

(Max 10)

Advisor

Students present their research and discuss the work of colleagues during formal laboratory meetings with their mentor`s research group.

BIO 793A-D

Advanced Topics in Life Sciences

 

1 - 2 credits
(Max 6)

Varies

A seminar-style class where presentations are organized around a common theme. Students present and discuss the related primary literature. Lettering system reflects focus on topics specific for each Section within Life Sciences (A = Ecology and Evolution, B = Organismal Physiology, C = Cell and Molecular Biology, D = Microbiology.

BIO 794

Techniques in Molecular Biology

3 credits

Dr. Regner

Introduction to the theory and laboratory methods used in molecular biology research. Topics include the isolation and purification of nucleic acids, restriction digests, cloning. Southern blotting, PCR, DNA sequencing, and electrophoresis. Three to nine laboratory hours per week.
Consent of instructor.

BIO 796 A-D

Graduate Seminar

1 - 2 credits (Max 10)

Drs. Bazylinski, Hedlund, Robleto, B Tseng & Wing

Instructs students on how to prepare and present seminars on topics of current interest in life sciences. Lettering system reflects focus on topics specific for each Section within Life Sciences (A = Ecology and Evolution, B = Organismal Physiology, C = Cell and Molecular Biology, D = Microbiology).

BIO 797 Thesis

(for MS students

3 - 6 credits

(see note)

Advisor

Research analysis and writing toward completion of MS thesis and subsequent defense.
NOTE: May be repeated but only six credits applied to the student`s program. Enrollment by consent of instructor only.

BIO 799 Dissertation

(for PhD students)

3 - 6 credits

(see note)

Advisor

Research analysis and writing toward completion of PhD dissertation and subsequent defense.
NOTE: May be repeated but a maximum of only 18 credits may be applied to the degree program.