U=for undergraduate credit only, UG=for undergraduate or graduate credit, G=for graduate credit. R after the credit indicates the course may be repeated for credit to the maximum indicated after the R.
BIOM 250N Microbiology for the Health Sciences (BIOL 106N) 3 cr. Offered spring. Infectious diseases, including concepts of virulence, resistance, prevention, and control of microbial diseases in the individual and in the community. If laboratory experience is desired, the student may enroll concurrently in BIOM 251. Credit not allowed toward a major in microbiology.
BIOM 251 Microbiology for the Health Sciences Laboratory (BIOL 107)1 cr. Offered spring. Prereq. or coreq. BIOM 250N. Observation of live microorganisms, their characteristics and activities. Experience with microbiological techniques. Credit not allowed toward a major in microbiology.
BIOM 360 General Microbiology (MICB 300) 3 cr. Offered autumn and spring. Prereq., CHMY 141N, 143N; prereq. or coreq., CHMY 221, BIOB 260. Microbial structure and function, growth and reproduction, physiology, ecology, genetics, environmental factors, control of microorganisms and sterility, antimicrobial agents, microbial diversity.
BIOM 410 Microbial Genetics (MICB 404) 3 cr. Offered spring. Prereq., BIOM 360 and 361. The molecular genetics of prokaryotic organisms including: structure and replication of the prokaryotic chromosome; gene expression; mutagenesis and DNA repair; plasmids and other tools of genetic engineering; transmission of genetic material and recombination in prokaryotes; regulation of gene expression in prokaryotes; recombinant DNA and biotechnology.
BIOM 415 Microbial Diversity, Ecology, and Evolution (MICB 422) 3 cr. Offered spring. Prereq., BIOB 260 and 272, BIOM 360 and 361 or consent of instr. A broad overview of the physiological, phylogenetic and genomic diversity and ecology of microorganisms within a framework of general ecological principles. Focuses on individual, population and community, including intimate associations with plants and animals. Surveys current methods for studying microbial ecology and diversity in the environment.
BIOM 423 Mycology (BIOL/MICB 418) 3 cr. Offered autumn even-numbered years. Prereq., BIOB 170N-171N, 260, 272 or BIOM 360 or consent of instr. Reviews the definition, evolution, genetics, physiology, and ecology of fungi (including organisms in the Chromista), provides overview of all fungal phyla (Chytridiomycota, Zygomycota, Ascomycota, Basidiomycota, Hyphochytriomycota, Labyrinthulomycota, Oomycota), and highlights the importance of fungi to human affairs (food production, fungal pathogens).
BIOM 427 General Parasitology (MICB 400) 2 cr. Offered autumn. Prereq., BIOB 272. Parasitism as a biological phenomenon, origin of parasitism, adaptations and life cycles, parasite morphology, fine structure, physiology, parasites and their environment.
BIOM 430 Applied and Environmental Microbiology 3 cr. Offered spring odd-numbered years. Prereq., BIOM 360 or consent of instr. Study of microorganisms and their relation to food, water treatment, agricultural, biotechnology/bioremediation and industrial processes. Includes field trips and specialized laboratory exercises.
BIOM 450 Microbial Physiology (MICB 450) 3 cr. Offered autumn. Prereq., BIOM 360, 361. Microbial structure and function, physiological diversity, microbial metabolism, role of microbial activity in the environment.
BCH 110 The Biochemistry of life (BIOC 110) 3 cr. Offered spring. ,Prereq., CHMY 141N or equivalent. Coreq., CHMY 143N and BIOC 111. An introductory course that explores bio-molecules and their roles in life processes. Provides a foundation for Cell and Molecular Biology (BIOB 260), Genetics and Evolution (BIOB 272), Biochemistry Seminar (BCH 294), and many other advanced science courses.
BCH 111 The Biochemistry of life Laboratory (BIOC 111) 1 cr. Offered spring. Prereq., CHMY 141N or equivalent. Coreq., CHMY 143N and BCH 110. Introduction to the experimental techniques used to study bio-molecules and their roles in life processes. Provides a foundation for other advanced level laboratory courses in chemistry and biochemistry.
BCH 380 Biochemistry (BIOC 380) 4 cr. Offered autumn. Prereq., CHMY 223. Fundamental biochemistry; chemistry and metabolism of biomolecules, energy relationships in metabolism; storage, transmission, and expression of genetic information.
BCH 480 Advanced Biochemistry I (BIOC 481) 3 cr. Offered autumn. Prereq., CHMY 223, CHMY 360 or 373 or equiv. Primarily for science majors. The chemistry and metabolism of biomolecules, with emphasis on the structure and function of proteins, carbohydrates, lipids and nucleic acids and the associated bioenergetics. Credit not allowed for both BCH 380 and BCH 480-482.
BCH 482 Advanced Biochemistry II (BIOC 482) 3 cr. Offered spring. Prereq., BCH 480 or equiv. Continuation of BIOC 480. Metabolism, especially macromolecule biosyntheses, the chemistry and regulation of the transfer and expression of genetic information, protein synthesis and molecular physiology. Credit not allowed for both BCH 380 and BCH 480-482.
BCH 486 Biochemistry Research Laboratory (BIOC 486) 3 cr. Offered spring. Prereq., BCH 380 or 480. Applications of biochemical principles to modern molecular biology and biochemical techniques. Includes cloning a gene, making site-directed mutants; then will express, purify, and characterize the protein product.