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2012-2013 CSULB University Catalog

Biology

Courses - MICR Upper Division

300. ## Human Immunology: In Self-Defense (3) F

Prerequisites: Completion of GE Foundation requirements, one or more Explorations courses, and upper-division standing; one laboratory course in a life science. Introductory psychology and a laboratory course in a physical science recommended.
Mechanisms and cells responsible for protecting human body from disease. Normal functions of immune system, diseases involving immune system, and psychological, endocrine and age factors affecting immune system included. Impact of immunology or organ transplantation, immunotherapy, and biotechnology discussed.
Not applicable for credit toward the major in Microbiology. (Lecture 3 hrs.)

320. Bacterial Pathogenesis (3) F,S

Prerequisite: MICR 211 with a grade of "C" or better.
Nature of host-pathogen interactions in health and disease. Emphasis upon pathogenic bacteria of humans and animals; topics include bacterial ultrastructure, epidemiology, and mechanisms of pathogenesis, host defense mechanisms, and antibiotic therapy.
Letter grade only (A-F). Course fee may be required. (Lecture 3 hrs.)

320L. Bacterial Pathogenesis Laboratory (2) F,S

Prerequisite or corequisite: MICR 320 with a grade of "C" or better.
Experiments using modern and classical techniques for the isolation, identification, and characterization of pathogenic bacteria. Molecular mechanisms of bacterial virulence are emphasized. Techniques used include PCR, SDS-PAGE, serotyping, and immunofluorescence microscopy.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Laboratory 6 hrs.)

322. Mycology/Parasitology (5) F,S

Prerequisites: BIOL 211, 212; MICR 320, all with a grade of "C" or better.
Second of a two-semester sequence (MICR 320/322) in medical microbiology for majors. Survey of parasitic protozoa, helminthes, and fungi of humans; emphasis on identification of fresh and preserved specimens, pathogenesis, host-parasite interactions, epidemiology, prevention, and control.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture 3 hrs., laboratory 6 hrs.) Course fee may be required.

325. Emerging Infectious Diseases (3)

Prerequisites: MICR 211 with a grade of "C" or better and consent of instructor.
Explores changes in technology, infectious disease organisms and other factors contributing to emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, including immunodeficiency, antibiotic and insecticide abuses, climate change, travel and commerce, human demographic and behavioral changes, land use, and breakdown of public health.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture 3 hrs.)

355. Microbial Ecology (3) S

Prerequisites: MICR 211 or BIOL 211, 212, 213 all with a grade of "C" or better.
Explores relationships of microorganisms to their environment. Emphasis placed on ecological basis for diversity of prokaryotic forms, metabolic functions and community interactions.
Letter grade only (A-F). Same course as BIOL 355. Not open for credit to students with credit in BIOL 355. (Lecture 3 hrs.)

355L. Microbial Ecology Laboratory (1) S

Prerequisite: MICR 355 or BIOL 355 with a grade of "C" or better.
Provides an understanding of microbes in the environment. Sample and analyze microbes from field trips to different habitats. Analytical techniques learned include enrichment culture methods and modern molecular biology methods to study the diversity and community dynamics of microbes.
Letter grade only (A-F). Course fee may be required. Same course as BIOL 355L. Not open for credit to students with credit in BIOL 355L. (Laboratory 3 hrs.)

371. Microbial Genetics (3) F

Prerequisite: MICR 211 with a grade of "C" or better.
Genetic analysis of biological processes in microbes. Includes gene structure, regulation, and function; isolation/analysis of mutations in haploid/diploid organisms; gene function from mutants; genetic exchange; regulation of host-pathogen interactions; bacteriophages; cloned genes; and genomics.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture 3 hrs.)

372. Methods in Microbial Genetics (2) F

Prerequisite: MICR 211 with a grade of "C" or better. Recommended: MICR 371.
Laboratory study of microbial genetics, using classical (non-molecular) and contemporary (molecular) approaches. Includes genetic engineering techniques; microbial genomics.
Not open for credit to students with credit in MICR 451. Letter grade only (A-F). (Laboratory 6 hrs.) Course fee may be required.

415./515. 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 415. Not open for credit to students with credit in BIOL 415. (Lecture 2 hrs., laboratory and field 3 hrs., weekend field trip may be required.)

416./516. 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 416. Not open for credit to students with credit in BIOL 416. (Lecture 3 hrs.)

423./523. 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.) Course fee may be required.

429./529. 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.)

430. Immunology (3) F,S

Prerequisite: BIOL 340 with a grade of "C" or better.
Study of cellular and molecular components of immune system, including how immune system recognizes pathogens, how it functions in various types of immune responses, mechanisms of vaccines, immunodeficiencies, transplantation, allergy, and autoimmunity.
Letter grade only (A-F). Same course as BIOL 430. Not open for credit to students with credit in BIOL 430. (Lecture 3 hrs.)

430L. Immunology Laboratory (2)

Prerequisite: BIOL 340 with a grade of "C" or better. Prerequisite/Corequisite: MICR 430.
Modern and classical techniques in cellular and molecular immunology. Experimental techniques have broader applications to other fields and include mammalian cell culture, antibody purification, SDS-PAGE, western blots, and assays of apoptosis, cell proliferation, cellular activation, and antibody-antigen interactions.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Laboratory 6 hrs.) Course fee may be required.

471./571. Bacterial Physiology (3) S

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.)

473. Food and Industrial Microbiology (3) F

Prerequisites: MICR 200 or 211; CHEM 441A or 448; both with a grade of "C" or better.
Role of microorganisms in food and other industrial processes; emphasis on bacteria, yeasts and molds.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture 2 hrs., laboratory 3 hrs.) Course fee may be required.

477./577. 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). (Lecture 3 hrs., activity 2 hrs.)

490./590. 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.)

495. Instruction in Laboratory Teaching (1-2) F,S

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor, an "A" in the course in which the student elects to do MICR 495 (another course with laboratory may be substituted with consent of instructor), and an overall GPA of at least 3.0.
Individual instruction in organization and techniques of teaching a microbiology laboratory.
May be repeated to a maximum of 2 units in different semesters. Any units beyond the two taken for a letter grade in BIOL 495 or MICR 495 or any combination of the two will be taken credit/no credit. Same course as BIOL 495. Not open for credit to students with credit in BIOL 495. (Conference 1 hr., laboratory 3 hrs. per unit.)

496. Undergraduate Directed Research (1-3) F,S

Prerequisites: BIOL 211, 212; either BIOL 213 or MICR 211 or BIOL 296 or MICR 296; consent of instructor; and consent of appropriate undergraduate advisor.
Research in a specific topic in biological sciences approved and directed by a faculty member in Department of Biological Sciences.
May be repeated for a letter grade and degree credit to a maximum of three units for any single degree or option. Units beyond the three taken for a letter grade in MICR 496 or BIOL 496, or any combination of the two, will be taken credit/no credit. Same course as BIOL 496. Not open for credit to student with credit in BIOL 496. Students may only have a total of 3 units of BIOL 496 and MICR 496 combined. Not availble to graduate students.

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