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Biology

Courses - MICR Graduate Level

Students pursuing a major and/or a minor in this department may receive unit credit for courses marked with the symbol '##' as a general elective but may not apply the units toward the specific or elective requirements for any degree or option in this department. Majors in this Department may, however, take, for general education purposes, interdisciplinary courses offered by this department. All other courses in this department are open to majors and minors but by letter grade only.

515./415. Marine Microbiology (3) F, odd years

Prerequisite: MICR 355 or BIOL 355 or BIOL 353 with a grade of "C" or better. (Undergraduates enroll in MICR 415; graduates enroll in MICR 515.)
Designed to familiarize microbiology and marine biology students with the role of microorganisms in the marine environment. Topics will include ecology, physiology, biogeochemistry, and diversity of marine microbes. Laboratory/field component will emphasize examination and cultivation of local marine microbes.
Letter grade only (A-F). Course fee may be required. Same course as BIOL 515.Not open for credit to student with credit in BIOL 515. (Lecture 2 hrs., laboratory and field 3 hrs., weekend field trip may be required.)

516./416. Virology (3) F,S

Prerequisite: MICR 320 or BIOL 340 with a grade of "C" or better. (Undergraduates enroll in MICR 416; graduates enroll in MICR 516.)
Virology at molecular level including viral replication and molecular basis for viral pathogenesis; survey of human, animal, and plant viral diseases. Current trends for prevention and treatment of viral diseases.
Letter grade only (A-F). Same course as BIOL 516. Not open for credit to students with credit in BIOL 516. (Lecture 3 hrs.)

523./423. Hematology (4) F

Prerequisite: BIOL 340 with a grade of "C" or better. (Undergraduates enroll in MICR 423; graduates enroll in MICR 523.)
Study of blood and coagulation system. Normal cell structure and function and physiological and morphological changes in inflammation, leukemias, and anemias discussed. Clinical, diagnostic, and research techniques for observing blood and pathologic case-studies included.
Useful for student interested in medical professions. Required for clinical laboratory science (medical technology) internship. Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture 3 hrs., laboratory 3 hrs.)

529./429. Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases (3)

Prerequisites: BIOL 260; MICR 320, 322; all of a grade of "C" or better. (Undergraduates enroll in MICR 429; graduates enroll in MICR 529.)
Principles of epidemiology and application to health; fundamentals of biomedical statistics; basic factors in classic epidemiological studies and prevention and control of infectious diseases.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture 3 hrs.)

571./471. Bacterial Physiology (3)

Prerequisites: MICR 320, CHEM 441A; both with a grade of "C" or better. (Undergraduates enroll in MICR 471; graduates enroll in MICR 571.)
Cellular physiology at molecular level as related to bacterial growth, reproduction, nutrition, metabolism, and ecology.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture 3 hrs.)

577./477. Biotechnology: Applications of Molecular Techniques and Bioinformatics (4) F

Prerequisite: BIOL 340 or 370 or CHEM 441A,B; all with a grade of "C" or better. (Undergraduates enroll in MICR 477; graduates enroll in MICR 577.)
Theory and techniques for isolating, amplifying, and analyzing genes, genomes, transcripts, and proteins. Data-mining, the use of computers in experimental design and/or functional analysis, use of microarrays, and future of nanotechnology.
Letter grade only (A-F). Same course as BIOL 577. Not open for credit to students with credit in BIOL 577. (Lecture 3 hrs., activity 2 hrs.)

590./490. Selected Topics in Microbiology (1-3)

Prerequisites: MICR 211 with grade of "C" or better, and consent of instructor. (Undergraduates enroll in MICR 490; graduates enroll in MICR 590.)
Topics from selected areas of microbiology.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with different topics. Topics announced in the Schedule of Classes. (Lecture 1-3 hrs.)

661. Seminar in Microbiology (2)

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Critical evaluation of literature in this field, including oral and/or written presentation of critiques.
May be repeated to a maximum of 4 units with different topics. Letter grade only (A-F). (Seminar 2 hours)

697. Directed Research (1-3) F,S

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Research on specific topic approved and directed by faculty member in the biological sciences. Written report required.
May be repeated for a letter grade and degree credit to a maximum of 3 units. Any units beyond the 3 units taken for a letter grade in BIOL 697 or MICR 697 or any combination of the two must be taken credit/no credit.

698. Thesis (1-6) F,S

Prerequisites: Advancement to Candidacy for the Master of Science in Microbiology, consent of the chair of the thesis committee and the departmental graduate advisor.
Planning, preparation, writing, defense, oral presentation, and completion of a research thesis in the biological sciences.
Letter grade only (A-F).

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