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BI 302 Evolution and Infectious Disease


This course explores how evolution has enabled and impacted infectious diseases and their causative microbial agents, emphasizing outbreaks over the last 100 years.  Study the basic biology of bacteria and viruses, the genetic and selective processes that drive microbial evolution, and the impact of historic and ongoing technological advances in prevention, treatment, diagnostics, and detection. Four hours of lecture and active learning per week.  Recommended:  Students should have completed a year of general high school biology and be comfortable applying basic knowledge about cells, molecules (DNA, RNA, proteins), and genetics.
Credits: 4
Satisfactory Grading:
Ineligible for the Satisfactory/No Credit grade mode if you are a Biology major.
If you elect S/NC grading the course cannot be used to meet Biology requirements even if a grade of S is earned.
If you are in a major other than Biology you are eligible to choose the Satisfactory/No Credit grading option.
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