- CORE VALUES
- UPCOMING EVENTS
BHS 107. HEALTH PROFESSIONS: DENTAL (1). W 2019. Discussion of matters relating to a dental career. Includes application procedures, the importance of various requirements, admissions, professional school curricula, financing education and related matters. Speakers are included. Graded P/N. Course Syllabus
BHS 110. BIOHEALTH SCIENCES ORIENTATION (1). F 2018. Introduction of incoming BioHealth Sciences students to college life with an emphasis on faculties, facilities, services, and curricula in BHS. Exposure to career opportunities for students interested in the BioHealth Sciences. Graded P/N. Course Syllabus
BHS 199. SPECIAL TOPICS (1-16). Graded P/N. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.
BHS 255. ALLIED HEALTH MICROBIOLOGY. (4) SP. General properties of cellular microbes and viruses, microbial biochemistry and genetics, pathogenesis and disease, immunity, and microbial infections. Lecture and lab emphasis is on medical microbiology, infectious diseases, and public health. Not intended for biological sciences majors. Lec/Lab. CROSSLISTED as MB 255, MB 255e. Course Syllabus.
BHS 316, BHS 316e. PRINCIPLES OF IMMUNOLOGY (3). W,SP. Interactions of the innate and adaptive immune responses in the context of infectious diseases, autoimmune diseases, immunodeficiencies and immunotherapies. This course is designed for non-microbiology majors. (Prereqs: MB 230 or BI 212 or BI 212H and BI 213 or BI 213H or BI 204 and BI 205.) Course Syllabus.
BHS 323, BHS 323e. MICROBIAL INFLUENCES ON HUMAN HEALTH (3). F,W,SP How microorganisms contribute in beneficial and detrimental ways to human health. Emphasis on microbial contributions to cancer, gut health, chronic infection and autoimmune diseases. This course is part of the Writing Intensive Curriculum for the BioHealth Sciences major. (Writing Intensive Course) (Prereqs: MB 302 or BI 314 or BB 450.) Course Syllabus
BHS 329. MECHANISMS OF DISEASE: INTRODUCTION TO GENERAL PATHOLOGY (3). SP 2019. An introduction to basic principles of disease, focused on structural and functional changes of cells, tissues and organs, and their relationships to clinical disease. The emphasis of the course is at the cellular to organ level, but will cover some on molecular mechanisms as pertinent.
(Prereqs: BI 211 or BI 211H and BI 212 or BI 212H.) Course Syllabus.
BHS 340e. HUMAN VIROLOGY (4). W 2019. Properties of viruses, their biology, pathogenesis and concern to society. Emphasis on viruses causing human disease. CROSSLISTED as MB 340. (Prereqs: BI 204,205,206 or BI 211,212,213.) Course Syllabus.
BHS 415. ONE HEALTH IN PRACTICE (3). W 2019. One health is the concept that human, animal and environmental health are all intertwined. Utilizes current one health issues such as disease outbreaks and antimicrobial resistance to encourage students from diverse fields to develop interdisciplinary collaboration and communication skills. CROSSLISTED as VMB 415. (Prereqs: Junior or Senior.) Course Syllabus.
BHS 499. BIOHEALTH SCIENCES CAPSTONE EXPERIENCE (2). F 2019. Capstone experience will help students synthesize knowledge and learn how to practice professional skills necessary to sustain a successful career in health related professions. Students will explore career opportunities and how to compete for jobs. Students will work in teams to analyze a clinical problem in BioHealth Sciences and communicate this analysis in a presentation. Course Syllabus.
MB 110. ORIENTATION TO MICROBIOLOGY (1 cr, F). Introduction of incoming microbiology students to college life with an emphasis on faculties, facilities, services, and curricula in microbiology. Exposure to career opportunities in microbiology. Course Syllabus
MB 201. LABORATORY SKILLS. (3 cr, Sp, Graded P/N). These credits are designed for students who are doing experiential learning in a research laboratory on campus and performing basic laboratory tasks that are not elevated to the level of an independent research project. Course Syllabus.
MB 230, MB 230e. INTRODUCTORY MICROBIOLOGY. (4 cr, F,W,Sp,Su). Microbiology as it affects our everyday lives. The impact of microorganisms on health, food/water sanitation, environment, industry, and genetic engineering. Includes laboratory session. Course Syllabus MB 230. Course Syllabus MB 230 Lab
MB 255, MB 255e. ALLIED HEALTH MICROBIOLOGY. (4 cr, Sp). General properties of cellular microbes and viruses, microbial biochemistry and genetics, pathogenesis and disease, immunity, and microbial infections. Lecture and lab emphasis is on medical microbiology, infectious diseases, and public health. Not intended for biological sciences majors. Lec/Lab. CROSSLISTED as BHS 255. Course Syllabus
MB 290. SUCCESS IN MICROBIOLOGY. (1 cr, Sp). Science skills, science literacy, ethics, and professional development to build a successful career in Microbiology. Learn the process of research, access and analyze primary literature, evaluate user-generated science content, practice professional skills, and identify and plan for experience-building opportunities such as jobs, research and internships. Sophomore standing or higher.
MB 302, MB 302e. GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY. (3 cr, F,W,Sp,Su). Emphasis on cytology, physiology, virology, growth and control of microorganisms with coverage of the role of microorganisms in nature, in disease, and as useful tools. Course Syllabus. Course Syllabus ecampus
MB 303. GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY LABORATORY (2 cr, F,W,Sp,Su). Development of laboratory techniques; exercises designed to reinforce concepts covered in MB 302. (Prereqs: MB 302) Course Syllabus
MB 310. BACTERIAL MOLECULAR GENETICS (3 cr, W). Introductory concepts of bacterial molecular genetics. Topics include DNA replication, mutation, DNA repair, DNA recombination, transposons, bacteriophages, genetic manipulation, and gene regulation. (Prereqs: MB 302 and BI 314, 314H or BB 314; and BB 450 or 490; and BB 451* or 491*). Course Syllabus
MB 311. MOLECULAR MICROBIOLOGY LAB: A WRITING INTENSIVE COURSE (3 cr, W,Sp). Scientific writing, laboratory notebook composition, experimental design, and laboratory experiments in bacterial molecular biology. (Prereqs: MB 303 or 303H and MB 310.*) Course Syllabus Please refer to the Scientific Writing for Microbiology Majors.
MB 312. BACTERIAL PHYSIOLOGY AND METABOLISM (3 cr, Sp). Molecular structure and function, macromolecular assembly, energy production and use, and cellular growth. (Prereqs: MB 310 and BB 451.) Course Syllabus
MB 314. AQUATIC MICROBIOLOGY (3 cr, Sp). Microbial processes in freshwater and marine environments shape much of the world around us. Covers the fauna and processes pertinent to aquatic environments and using an ecosystem approach, tracks microbiology from the headwaters to the open ocean. (Prereqs: CH 231, 231H or 12; CH 232, 232H, or 122; CH 233, 233H or 123.) Course Syllabus
MB 330, MB 330e. DISEASE AND SOCIETY (3 cr). Infectious disease has many effects on the development of society, and likewise, human interactions affect the development of disease. The course examines these interactions with a focus on the role of race, class, and economic status in the development of epidemics. (Cascade Campus, F; eCampus, Su). Course Syllabus: Detailed Version. Course Syllabus
MB 340e. HUMAN VIROLOGY (3 cr, W). Properties of viruses, their biology, pathogenesis and concern to society. Emphasis on viruses causing human disease. CROSSLISTED as BHS 340. (Prereqs: BI 204, 205; 206 or BI 211, 212 and 213.) Ecampus. Course Syllabus
MB 385. EMERGING INFECTIOUS DISEASE AND EPIDEMICS: A WRITING INTENSIVE COURSE (3 cr, every other year). Emerging and reemerging infectious disease is a contemporary global issue of great concern. The course covers germ theory, disease history and ecology, microbial pathogenesis and the immune response, historic plagues, and the biological, environmental, population and social changes that contribute to disease emergence. (Prereqs BI 211 or 211H; and BI 212 or 212H; and BI 213 or 213H.) Course Syllabus
MB 416. IMMUNOLOGY (3 cr, F). Basic theory and applications of immunochemistry, immunogenetics, and cellular immunology. Examination of immunologically related diseases. (Prereqs: BB 450 or 490.) Course Syllabus.
MB 417. IMMUNOLOGY LABORATORY (2 cr, F). Laboratory on the applications of current immunological techniques. (Prereqs: MB 303 or 303H; and MB 416*.) Course Syllabus.
MB 420. MICROBIAL GENOMES, BIOGEOCHEMISTRY, AND DIVERSITY (3 cr, F). A survey of microbial diversity from the earliest lifeforms to the modern role of bacteria and archaea in global biogeochemical cycles. Topics covered include molecular evolution, microbial genomics, biochemical diversity and metabolic pathways that adapt cells to extreme environments. Particular emphasis is placed on marine systems, from photosynthesis in surface water to life in the ocean crust. (Prereq: BB 451.) Course Syllabus
MB 422. AQUATIC MICROBIOLOGY LABORATORY (2 cr, Sp) This field to lab course focuses on the microbial ecology of freshwater and marine systems as a foundation for discovery and learning. (Prereqs: MB 303 and 314.) Course Syllabus.
MB 430. BACTERIAL PATHOGENESIS (3 cr, Sp). Bacteria pathogenic for humans, emphasizing the structural, physiological and genetic mechanisms of pathogenesis. Role of the immune system in pathogenesis and protection. (Prereqs: MB 302 and 310; and BB 451 or 491.) Course Syllabus
MB 434. VIROLOGY (3 cr, W). Properties of viruses, their biology and pathogenesis. Emphasis on viruses causing human disease. (Prereqs: BB 450 or 450H and BB 451 or 451H/or BB 490,491, and 492.) Course Syllabus
MB 435. PATHOGENIC MICROBES LABORATORY (2 cr, Sp). Laboratory experiments to illustrate concepts presented in MB 430 and/or MB 434, focusing on pathogenic microorganisms. (Prereqs: MB 303 or 303H and MB 302; and MB 430* or 434*.) Course Syllabus.
MB 436. THE HUMAN MICROBIOME. (3 cr, Sp). Examines the biodiversity, function and medical importance of the communities of microorganisms that inhabit the human body. A diverse array of topics will be discussed, including how the human microbiome is studied, case studies of specific aspects of the human microbiome, and emerging theories of how the microbiome influences human health. (Prereqs: BI 314, 314H, MB 302.) Course Syllabus
MB 440. FOOD MICROBIOLOGY (3 cr, W). Role of microorganisms in food spoilage, infection, and intoxication; also basic principles in contamination control and germicidal treatment during processing, preparing, and distributing food for consumption. (Prereq: MB 302.) Course Syllabus
MB 441. FOOD MICROBIOLOGY LABORATORY (2 cr, W). Laboratory techniques to accompany MB 440. (Prereqs: MB 303 or 303H and MB 440*.) Course Syllabus
MB 448. MICROBIAL ECOLOGY (3 cr, W). A comparison of soil sediments and freshwater as microbial habitats. Discussion of the role of microorganisms in nutrient cycles, effects of microbial activity on plant and animal life. (MB 302.) Course Syllabus
MB 456. MICROBIAL GENETICS AND BIOTECHNOLOGY (3 cr, W). General biology of natural, genetically engineered, and composite plasmids. Major topics include extrachromosomal DNA replication, plasmid transmission, insertion elements, transposons, gene expression and recombinant DNA vectors. Biotechnological applications and molecular genetic tools are emphasized. Course Syllabus
MB 479. FERMENTATION MICROBIOLOGY (3 cr, Sp). An introduction to industrial microbiology with a focus on the physiology of fermentation and use of microorganisms for the production of food ingredients, fermented foods, and beverages. (Prereqs: BI 212 or 212H and CH 331 and 332; and BB 350 or 450 and MB 302.) Course Syllabus
MB 480, MB 480e. GENERAL PARASITOLOGY (3 cr, Sp; eCampus 2019). Introduction to parasitology. The course emphasizes medical parasitology, but will cover a broad overview of parasitology, covering important groups and host/parasite relationships among all taxa from invertebrates to vertebrates, including mammals. (Prereq: MB 302.) Course Syllabus
MB 490. MICROBIOLOGY CAPSTONE EXPERIENCE (2 cr, F). Capstone experience is for microbiology students to practice professional skills necessary to sustain a career in science. Students will work in teams to analyze research data and communicate this analysis, in addition to exploring career opportunities and learning how to successfully compete for jobs. Course Syllabus.
MB 491. FISH DISEASES IN CONSERVATION BIOLOGY AND AQUACULTURE (3 cr, Sp). Introduction to diseases of fish including pathogens important to aquaculture and ornamental industries as well as to wild fish populations and conservation programs. Includes a lab session. (Prereq: 9 credits upper division fisheries or biology.) Course Syllabus.
MB 496. FISH DISEASES IN CONSERVATION BIOLOGY AND AQUACULTURE LAB (2 cr, Sp). This laboratory complements lectures in FW/MB 491/591, with students learning basic necropsy techniques; identification of bacterial, viral and metazoan pathogens; and molecular identification methods. CROSSLISTED as FW/496/596. (Prereqs: MB 303 or other upper-division laboratory course.) Course Syllabus
MB 499. ART OF THE MICROBIOME (3 cr, W). This is an interdisciplinary course that employs image and sound-based inquiry to explore microbiomes of humans and environments. The course format will be lectures interspersed with hands on studio time to illustrate the scientific concepts explained uising different artist media. (Prereq: BI 102.) Course Syllabus
MB 499. HOST MICROBIOME INTERACTIONS (2 cr, ). This course aims to provide an overview of host-microbe interactions across a wide variety of biological systems (plant or animal) and deepen the student’s knowledge by diving into several examples with experts in the fields. This course is a hybrid course: one lecture week with mandatory participation, the rest will be done online. Course Syllabus.
VARIABLE CREDIT COURSES
MB 299. SPECIAL TOPICS. (1-16 cr). May be repeated for credit (16) when topic varies.
MB 399. SPECIAL TOPICS. (1-16 cr).
MB 401. RESEARCH (1-16 cr.). Used when conducting a project in a research laboratory. This course may be repeated for a maximum of 16 credits, but no more than 3 credits may be used to satisfy the microbiology major requirement for twenty 400-level MB credits.
MB 403. THESIS (1-16 cr). This course may be repeated for a maximum of 16 credits, but no more than 3 credits may be used to satisfy the microbiology major requirement for twenty 400-level MB credits.
MB 405. READING AND CONFERENCE (1-16). Conference: Instruction in microbiology. This course may be repeated for a maximum of 16 credits, but no more than 3 credits may be used to satisfy the microbiology major requirement for twenty 400-level MB credits.
MB 406. SPECIAL PROJECTS (16 cr). Used when serving as a Teaching Assistant. This course may be repeated for a maximum of 16 credits, but no more than 3 credits may be used to satisfy the microbiology major requirement for twenty 400-level MB credits.
MB 407. SEMINAR (1-16 credits). This course may be repeated for a maximum of 16 credits. Graded P/N.
MB 410. OCCUPATIONAL INTERNSHIP (1-10 cr). Supervised work experience at selected cooperating institutions, agencies, laboratories, clinics or companies. This course may be repeated for a maximum of 10 credits, but no more than 3 credits may be used to satisfy the microbiology major requirement for twenty 400-level MB credits. Maximum of 10 credits allowed but no more than 3 credits may be used to satisfy microbiology major requirement of 36 credits. Graded P/N.
MB 499. SPECIAL TOPICS (1-16 cr). This course may be repeated for a maximum of 16 credits.