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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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
Lectures and independent study units designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of microbiology applicable to the health professions.
This course introduces the population ecology and evolution of parasites and disease-causing agents impacting human, animal, and plant health.
An introduction to the techniques and principles of the isolation, cultivation, identification and properties of microorganisms relevant to human health and disease.
Students may undertake independent library or laboratory research study under the supervision of an appropriate faculty member.
This course teaches students the following methods: statistics and the scientific method; observational study versus designed experiment; visualization; introduction to probability; statistical inf
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
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
An introduction to non-linear science with an elementary treatment from the point of view of the physics of chaos and fractal growth.
This course introduces students to the field of evolution and development, with an emphasis on genetics as a unifying force.
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.
Investigational and Experimental Bacteriology --- This course will study bacteriology at multiple levels.
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.
Molecular Ecology is an academic discipline that links research in ecology and evolution through the use of DNA markers.
Viral pathogens are responsible for a significant number of human diseases ranging from the common cold to chicken pox to HIV/AIDS.
This is a lecture course covering the principal aspects of microbial genetics, with emphasis on analyzing original papers.
Basic concepts of probability; expectation, variance, covariance; distribution functions; and bivariate, marginal, and conditional distributions.
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.