Course Descriptions

Browse frequently offered courses related to microbial sciences.

 
ENGR
100
Level: 100 | Credits: 4 | Term(s): Fall
Discipline:
Biotechnology

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UC
163
Level: 100 | Credits: 4 | Term(s): Fall
Discipline:
Biotechnology

The primary purpose of this course is to teach a basic vocabulary in biotechnology and expose students to the breadth of biotechnology and its impact on our daily lives.

EECS
183
Level: 100 | Credits: 4 | Term(s): Fall, Winter
Discipline:
Computer Programming

Fundamental concepts and skills of programming in a high level language.  Flow of control:  selection, iteration, subprograms.  Data structures:  strings, arrays, records, lists, tables.  Algorithm

BIOLOGY
207
Level: 200 | Credits: 4 | Term(s): Fall, Winter
Discipline:
Microbiology

The lectures will trace the history of microbiology, microbial growth and metabolism, microbial diversity, and the importance of microbes in the environment, industry and medicine.  The laboratory

MATH
217
Level: 200 | Credits: 4 | Term(s): Winter
Discipline:
Math and Statistics

Linear Algebra --- Systems of linear equations; matrix algebra; vectors, vector spaces and subspaces; geometry of Rn; linear dependence, bases and dimension; linear transformations; Eigenvalues and

UC
270
Level: 200 | Credits: 3 | Term(s): Winter
Discipline:
Microbiology

This course is intended to house interdisciplinary courses that do not fit into any specific department or courses taught by non-LSA faculty from various units across the university.

MICRBIOL
295
Level: 200 | Credits: 3 | Term(s): Fall, Winter
Discipline:
Microbiology

This course is to prepare undergraduates for independent research in Microbiology and Immunology.  Learning the process of scientific discovery, how to design and execute a research project, and la

MICRBIOL
299
Level: 200 | Credits: 1-8 | Term(s): Fall, Winter
Discipline:
Research

Students will conduct microbiological research in the laboratory of a faculty member. Hands on lab experience will be conducted under the direction of the principal investigator.

MICRBIOL
301
Level: 300 | Credits: 3 | Term(s): Winter
Discipline:
Medicine

Lectures and independent study units designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of microbiology applicable to the health professions.

EEB
315
Level: 300 | Credits: 3 | Term(s): Winter
Discipline:
Medicine

This course introduces the population ecology and evolution of parasites and disease-causing agents impacting human, animal, and plant health.

MICRBIOL
320
Level: 300 | Credits: 4 | Term(s): Fall
Discipline:
Microbiology
MICRBIOL
350
Level: 300 | Credits: 1 | Term(s): Winter
Discipline:
Medicine

An introduction to the techniques and principles of the isolation, cultivation, identification and properties of microorganisms relevant to human health and disease.

MICRBIOL
399
Level: 300 | Credits: 1-8 | Term(s): Winter
Discipline:
Research

Students may undertake independent library or laboratory research study under the supervision of an appropriate faculty member.

STAT
400
Level: 400 | Credits: N/A | Term(s): Fall
Discipline:
Math and Statistics

This course teaches students the following methods: statistics and the scientific method; observational study versus designed experiment; visualization; introduction to probability; statistical inf

EEB
401
Level: 400 | Credits: 3 | Term(s): Fall, Winter
Discipline:
Modeling

This course is designed to acquaint students with a specialized area of Biology that is not a usual part of the Biology Department curriculum.  Topics vary from term to term and are listed in the S

EECS
402
Level: 400 | Credits: 3 | Term(s): Winter
Discipline:
Computer Programming

This course presents concepts and hands-on experience for designing and writing programs using one or more programming languages currently important in solving real-world problems.  Intended for se

MATH
404
Level: 400 | Credits: 3 | Term(s): Fall
Discipline:

An introduction to non-linear science with an elementary treatment from the point of view of the physics of chaos and fractal growth.

EEB
404
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MCDB
404
Level: 400 | Credits: 3 | Term(s): Winter
Discipline:
Ecology

This course introduces students to the field of evolution and development, with an emphasis on genetics as a unifying force.

MICRBIOL
405
Level: 400 | Credits: 3 | Term(s): Fall
Discipline:
Medicine

Intended to introduce biology majors and students interested in the health sciences to the variety of strategies used by bacteria to establish infection in humans.

EEB
408
Level: 400 | Credits: 3 | Term(s): Winter
Discipline:
Modeling
Modeling for Ecology and Evolutionary Biology --- An introductory course in the creation and analysis of mathematical models in ecology and evolutionary biolo
MCDB
411
Level: 400 | Credits: 3 | Term(s): Winter
Discipline:
Biotechnology

This course is a practical hands-on approach to extract information about a protein sequence by using protein sequence analysis tools available on the web.

EEB
412
Level: 400 | Credits: 3 | Term(s): Winter
Discipline:
Ecology

Molecular Ecology is an academic discipline that links research in ecology and evolution through the use of DNA markers.

MICRBIOL
415
Level: 400 | Credits: 3 | Term(s): Winter
Discipline:
Medicine

Viral pathogens are responsible for a significant number of human diseases ranging from the common cold to chicken pox to HIV/AIDS.

MCDB
415
Level: 400 | Credits: 3 | Term(s): Winter
Discipline:
Microbiology

This is a lecture course covering the principal aspects of microbial genetics, with emphasis on analyzing original papers.

STAT
425
Level: 400 | Credits: 3 | Term(s): Fall, Winter
Discipline:
Math and Statistics

Basic concepts of probability; expectation, variance, covariance; distribution functions; and bivariate, marginal, and conditional distributions.

MCDB
427
Level: 400 | Credits: 4 | Term(s): Winter
Discipline:
Microbiology
Molecular Biology --- Lectures and discussions are concerned with the following topics:  the physical methods used in molecular biology; structure and coding
NRE
430
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ENVIRON
430
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EEB
489
Level: 400 | Credits: 3 | Term(s): Fall
Discipline:
Ecology

Soils as central components of terrestrial ecosystems. Major emphasis is placed on physical, chemical, and biological properties and their relationships to plant growth and ecosystem processes.

MICRBIOL
430
Level: 400 | Credits: 3 | Term(s): Winter
Discipline:
Medicine

We live in constant contract with the microbial world.

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