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BIOL 047 - Biology of Infectious Diseases and their Global Impact


Semester Offered: First Semester
Full Course
Credits: 4 credits
Attribute: 4NS

Diseases caused by pathogenic microbes have played a monumental role in shaping human societies throughout history and continue to sicken and kill people worldwide. In this course, we will take an inquiry-based approach to explore the underlying biology of diseases caused by pathogenic viruses, bacteria, and protozoan parasites, including HIV/AIDS, plague, smallpox, malaria, syphilis, and influenza, among others. We will also investigate the problematic history of how infectious diseases have been studied and intervened upon by science, medicine, governments, and societies. Assignments will emphasize integration of infectious disease biology with the human experience of disease in written and multimedia projects. Field trip required. Required course for “Pathogens, Plagues, and Society” StudiOC learning community.

Enrollment Limit: 15
Instructor: J. Price


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