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Top MB 110 ORIENTATION TO MICROBIOLOGY (1)  Offered in current or future terms
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. Graded P/N.

Top MB 201 LABORATORY SKILLS (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
These credits are designed for students who are doing experiential learning in a research laboratory on campus, performing basic laboratory tasks that are not elevated to the level of an independent research project. Graded P/N. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top MB 230 INTRODUCTORY MICROBIOLOGY (4)  Offered in current or future terms Baccalaureate Core Course Has Extra Fees
Microbiology as it affects our everyday lives. The impact of microorganisms on health, food/water sanitation, environment, industry, and genetic engineering. Lec/lab. (Bacc Core Course)

Top MB 230H INTRODUCTORY MICROBIOLOGY (4)  Baccalaureate Core Course
Microbiology as it affects our everyday lives. The impact of microorganisms on health, food/water sanitation, environment, industry, and genetic engineering. Lec/lab. (Bacc Core Course) PREREQS: Honors College approval required.

Top MB 299 SPECIAL TOPICS (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
May be repeated for credit when topic varies. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top MB 299H SPECIAL TOPICS (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
May be repeated for credit when topic varies. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Honors College approval required.

Top MB 302 GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Emphasis on cytology, physiology, virology, growth and control of growth with coverage of the role of microorganisms in nature, in disease, and as useful tools. PREREQS: (CH 332 [D-] or CH 335 [D-] ) and (BI 212 [D-] or BI 212H [D-] ) and (BI 213 [D-] or BI 213H [D-] )

Top MB 303 GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY LABORATORY (2)  Offered in current or future terms Has Extra Fees
Development of laboratory techniques; exercises designed to reinforce concepts covered in MB 302. MB 302 is a prereq that may be taken prior to or concurrently with MB 303. Lec/lab. PREREQS: MB 302* [D-] and two terms organic chemistry.

Top MB 310 BACTERIAL MOLECULAR GENETICS (3)  Offered in current or future terms
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 [D-] and (BI 314 [D-] or BI 314H [D-] or BB 314 [D-] ) and (BB 450 [D-] or BB 490 [D-] ) and (BB 451* [D-] or BB 491* [D-] )

Top MB 311 MOLECULAR MICROBIOLOGY LAB: A WRITING INTENSIVE COURSE (3)  Offered in current or future terms WIC Core Course Has Extra Fees
Scientific writing, laboratory notebook composition, experimental design, and laboratory experiments in bacterial molecular biology. (Writing Intensive Course) PREREQS: ( (MB 303 [D-] or MB 303H [D-] ) and MB 310* [D-] )

Top MB 312 BACTERIAL PHYSIOLOGY AND METABOLISM (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Molecular structure and function, macromolecular assembly, energy production and use, and cellular growth. PREREQS: (MB 310 [D-] and BB 451 [D-] ) and BB 450

Top MB 314 AQUATIC MICROBIOLOGY (3)  Offered in current or future terms
A survey of the diversity, ecology, and physiology of microbes in aquatic systems, with emphasis on their roles in food webs, chemical cycling, and human health. Provides the background knowledge and quantitative/analytical skills necessary to interpret and critique current and historical research in the fields of general aquatic microbiology. PREREQS: (CH 231 [D-] or CH 231H [D-] or CH 121 [D-] ) and (CH 232 [D-] or CH 232H [D-] or CH 122 [D-] ) and (CH 233 [D-] or CH 233H [D-] or CH 123 [D-] )

Top MB 330 DISEASE AND SOCIETY (3)  Baccalaureate Core Course
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. (Bacc Core Course)

Top MB 385 EMERGING INFECTIOUS DISEASES AND EPIDEMICS (3)  Offered in current or future terms WIC Core Course
Emerging and reemerging infectious disease is a contemporary global issue of great concern. To understand and evaluate the issue, 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. (Writing Intensive Course) PREREQS: (BI 211 [D-] or BI 211H [D-] ) and (BI 212 [D-] or BI 212H [D-] ) and BI 213 [D-] or (BI 213H [D-] )

Top MB 399 SPECIAL TOPICS (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top MB 399H SPECIAL TOPICS (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Honors College approval required.

Top MB 401 RESEARCH (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top MB 403 THESIS (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top MB 405 READING AND CONFERENCE (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
Conference: Instruction in microbiology. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top MB 406 SPECIAL PROJECTS (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
Reading and Conference/Instructor in Microbiology. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top MB 407 SEMINAR (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
Graded P/N. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top MB 410 OCCUPATIONAL INTERNSHIP (1-10)  Offered in current or future terms
Supervised work experience at selected cooperating institutions, agencies, laboratories, clinics or companies. 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. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 10 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top MB 416 IMMUNOLOGY (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Basic theory and applications of immunochemistry, immunogenetics, and cellular immunology. Examination of immunologically related diseases. PREREQS: (BB 450 [D-] or BB 490 [D-] )

Top MB 417 IMMUNOLOGY LABORATORY (2)  Offered in current or future terms Has Extra Fees
Laboratory on the applications of current immunological techniques. PREREQS: ( (MB 303 [D-] or MB 303H [D-] ) and MB 416* [D-] )

Top MB 420 MICROBIAL GENOMES, BIOGEOCHEMISTRY, AND DIVERSITY (3)  Offered in current or future terms
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 waters to life in the ocean crust. PREREQS: BB 451 [D-]

Top MB 430 BACTERIAL PATHOGENESIS (3)  Offered in current or future terms
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 [D-] and MB 310 [D-] and (BB 451 [D-] or BB 491 [D-] )

Top MB 434 VIROLOGY (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Properties of viruses, their biology and pathogenesis. Emphasis on viruses causing human disease. PREREQS: (BB 451 [D-] and MB 310* [D-] )

Top MB 435 PATHOGENIC MICROBES LABORATORY (2)  Offered in current or future terms Has Extra Fees
Laboratory experiments to illustrate concepts presented in MB 430 and/or MB 434, focusing on pathogenic microorganisms. PREREQS: (MB 303 [D-] or MB 303H [D-] ) and MB 302 [D-] and (MB 430* [D-] or MB 434* [D-] )

Top MB 436 THE HUMAN MICROBIOME (3)  Offered in current or future terms
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 [D-] or BI 314H [D-] or MB 302 [D-]

Top MB 440 FOOD MICROBIOLOGY (3)  Offered in current or future terms
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. PREREQS: MB 302 [D-] and /or equivalent.

Top MB 441 FOOD MICROBIOLOGY LABORATORY (2)  Offered in current or future terms Has Extra Fees
Laboratory techniques to accompany MB 440/MB 540. PREREQS: ( (MB 303 [D-] or MB 303H [D-] ) and MB 440* [D-] ) and MB 302

Top MB 448 MICROBIAL ECOLOGY (3)  Offered in current or future terms
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. PREREQS: MB 302 [D-]

Top MB 456 MICROBIAL GENETICS AND BIOTECHNOLOGY (3)  Offered in current or future terms
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. PREREQS: MB 302 [D-] and (BB 450 [D-] or BB 490 [D-] ) and (BB 451 [D-] or BB 491 [D-] ) and (MB 310 [D-] or BB 492 [D-] )

Top MB 479 FERMENTATION MICROBIOLOGY (3)  Offered in current or future terms
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. FST students need to take BB 350 and MB students need to take BB 450 for their respective majors. CROSSLISTED as FST 479/FST 579. PREREQS: (BI 212 [C-] or BI 212H [C-] ) and CH 331 [C-] and CH 332 [C-] and (BB 350 [D-] or BB 450 [D-] ) and MB 302 [D-]

Top MB 480 GENERAL PARASITOLOGY (3) 
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. PREREQS: BI 314 or BB 450 or equivalent or Z 361 or MB 302 or equivalent.

Top MB 490 MICROBIOLOGY CAPSTONE EXPERIENCE (2)  Offered in current or future terms
Capstone experience 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 explore career opportunities and learn how to successfully compete for jobs. Graded P/N. PREREQS: MB 302 [D-] and junior or senior status.

Top MB 491 FISH DISEASES IN CONSERVATION BIOLOGY AND AQUACULTURE (3) 
Introduction to diseases of fish including pathogens important to aquaculture and ornamental industries as well as to wild fish populations and conservation programs. CROSSLISTED as FW 491/FW 591. PREREQS: 9 credits of upper-division fisheries or biology.

Top MB 496 FISH DISEASES IN CONSERVATION BIOLOGY AND AQUACULTURE LAB (2) 
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/FW 596. PREREQS: MB 303 or other upper-division laboratory course.

Top MB 499 SPECIAL TOPICS (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.



 
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