Microbiology (MB)

MB 110, ORIENTATION TO MICROBIOLOGY, 1 Credit

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.

MB 230, *INTRODUCTORY MICROBIOLOGY, 4 Credits

Microbiology as it affects our everyday lives. The impact of microorganisms on health, food/water sanitation, environment, industry, and genetic engineering.

Attributes: CPBS – Bacc Core, Perspectives, Biological Science

Equivalent to: MB 230H

Available via Ecampus

MB 255, *ALLIED HEALTH MICROBIOLOGY, 4 Credits

General properties of cellular microbes and viruses, microbial biochemistry and genetics, pathogenesis and disease, immunity, and microbial infections. Emphasizes medical microbiology, infectious diseases, and public health. Not intended for biological sciences majors. CROSSLISTED as BHS 255/MB 255.

Attributes: CPBS – Bacc Core, Perspectives, Biological Science

Equivalent to: BHS 255

Available via Ecampus

MB 290, SUCCESS IN MICROBIOLOGY, 1 Credit

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 299, SPECIAL TOPICS, 1-16 Credits

May be repeated for credit when topic varies.

Equivalent to: MB 299H

This course is repeatable for 16 credits.

MB 299H, SPECIAL TOPICS, 1-16 Credits

May be repeated for credit when topic varies.

Attributes: HNRS – Honors Course Designator

Equivalent to: MB 299

This course is repeatable for 16 credits.

MB 302, GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY, 3 Credits

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.

Prerequisite: (CH 332 with C- or better or CH 335 with C- or better) and (( (BI 212 with C- or better or BI 212H with C- or better) and (BI 213 [C-] or BI 213H [C-])) or (BI 204 [C-] and BI 205 [C-] and BI 206 [C-]) or ((BI 221 [C-] or BI 221H [C-]) and (BI 222 [C-] or BI 222H [C-])) )

Available via Ecampus

MB 303, GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY LABORATORY, 2 Credits

Development of laboratory techniques; exercises designed to reinforce concepts covered in MB 302.

Prerequisite: MB 302 (may be taken concurrently) with D- or better

MB 305, LABORATORY AND COMPUTATIONAL SKILLS IN MICROBIOLOGY, 2 Credits

Explores biological, technical, and bioinformatic concepts related to the analysis and preparation of microbiological samples relevant to human health and infection. Applies these concepts during the performance of activities, exercises, and computational analyses of microbial DNA sequence data.

Prerequisite: MB 302 (may be taken concurrently) with C- or better

Equivalent to: BHS 305

MB 310, BACTERIAL MOLECULAR GENETICS, 3 Credits

Introductory concepts of bacterial molecular genetics. Topics include DNA replication, mutation, DNA repair, DNA recombination, transposons, bacteriophages, genetic manipulation, and gene regulation.

Prerequisite: MB 302 with D- or better and (BB 314 [D-] or BB 314H [D-]) and (BB 450 [D-] or BB 490 [D-]) and (BB 451 (may be taken concurrently) [D-] or BB 491 (may be taken concurrently) [D-])

Equivalent to: MB 306

MB 311, ^MOLECULAR MICROBIOLOGY LAB: A WRITING INTENSIVE COURSE, 3 Credits

Scientific writing, laboratory notebook composition, experimental design, and laboratory experiments in bacterial molecular biology. (Writing Intensive Course)

Attributes: CWIC – Bacc Core, Skills, Writing Intensive Course

Prerequisite: (MB 303 with D- or better or MB 303H with D- or better) and MB 310 (may be taken concurrently) [D-]

Equivalent to: MB 307

MB 312, BACTERIAL PHYSIOLOGY AND METABOLISM, 3 Credits

Molecular structure and function, macromolecular assembly, energy production and use, and cellular growth.

Prerequisite: MB 310 with D- or better and BB 451 [D-]

Equivalent to: MB 304

Recommended: BB 450

MB 314, AQUATIC MICROBIOLOGY, 3 Credits

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.

Prerequisite: (CH 231 with D- or better or CH 231H with D- or better or CH 121 with D- or better) and (CH 232 [D-] or CH 232H [D-] or CH 122 [D-]) and (CH 233 [D-] or CH 233H [D-] or CH 123 [D-])

MB 320, HUMAN BACTERIOLOGY, 4 Credits

Properties of bacteria, their biology, pathogenesis and concern to society. Emphasis on the role of bacteria in human health and disease. CROSSLISTED as BHS 320/MB 320.

Prerequisite: (BI 204 with C- or better and BI 205 [C-] and BI 206 [C-]) or ((BI 211 [C-] or BI 211H [C-]) and (BI 212 [C-] or BI 212H [C-]) and (BI 213 [C-] or BI 213H [C-])) or ((BI 221 [C-] or BI 221H [C-]) and (BI 222 [C-] or BI 222H [C-]) and (BI 223 [C-] or BI 223H [C-]))

Equivalent to: BHS 320

Available via Ecampus

MB 330, *DISEASE AND SOCIETY, 3 Credits

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)

Attributes: CPDP – Bacc Core, Perspectives, Difference/Power/Discrimination

Available via Ecampus

MB 340, HUMAN VIROLOGY, 4 Credits

Properties of viruses, their biology, pathogenesis and concern to society. Emphasis on viruses causing human disease. CROSSLISTED as BHS 340/MB 340.

Prerequisite: (BI 204 with C- or better and BI 205 [C-] and BI 206 [C-]) or ((BI 211 [C-] or BI 211H [C-]) and (BI 212 [C-] or BI 212H [C-]) and (BI 213 [C-] or BI 213H [C-])) or ((BI 221 [C-] or BI 221H [C-]) and (BI 222 [C-] or BI 222H [C-]) and (BI 223 [C-] or BI 223H [C-]))

Equivalent to: BHS 340

Available via Ecampus

MB 385, ^EMERGING INFECTIOUS DISEASES AND EPIDEMICS, 3 Credits

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)

Attributes: CWIC – Bacc Core, Skills, Writing Intensive Course

Prerequisite: ((BI 211 with D- or better or BI 211H with D- or better) and (BI 212 [D-] or BI 212H [D-]) and (BI 213 [D-] or BI 213H [D-])) or ((BI 221 [D-] or BI 221H [D-]) and (BI 222 [D-] or BI 222H [D-]) and (BI 223 [D-] or BI 223H [D-]))

Equivalent to: BI 385

MB 399, SPECIAL TOPICS, 1-16 Credits

Equivalent to: MB 399H

This course is repeatable for 16 credits.

MB 399H, SPECIAL TOPICS, 1-16 Credits

Attributes: HNRS – Honors Course Designator

Equivalent to: MB 399

This course is repeatable for 16 credits.

MB 401, RESEARCH, 1-16 Credits

This course is repeatable for 16 credits.

MB 403, THESIS, 1-16 Credits

This course is repeatable for 16 credits.

MB 405, READING AND CONFERENCE, 1-16 Credits

Conference: Instruction in microbiology.

This course is repeatable for 16 credits.

MB 406, SPECIAL PROJECTS, 1-16 Credits

Reading and Conference/Instructor in Microbiology.

This course is repeatable for 16 credits.

MB 407, SEMINAR, 1-16 Credits

This course is repeatable for 16 credits.

MB 410, OCCUPATIONAL INTERNSHIP, 1-10 Credits

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.

This course is repeatable for 10 credits.

MB 416, IMMUNOLOGY, 3 Credits

Explores basic theory and applications of immunochemistry, immunogenetics, and cellular immunology. Examines immunologically related diseases.

Prerequisite: BB 450 (may be taken concurrently) with D- or better or BB 450H (may be taken concurrently) with D- or better or BB 490 (may be taken concurrently) with D- or better

MB 417, IMMUNOLOGY LABORATORY, 2 Credits

Laboratory on the applications of current immunological techniques.

Prerequisite: (MB 303 with D- or better or MB 303H with D- or better) and MB 416 (may be taken concurrently) [D-]

MB 420, MICROBIAL GENOME EVOLUTION AND BIODIVERSITY, 3 Credits

Explores microbial evolution from the earliest lifeforms to the modern roles of microbes in global biogeochemical cycles. Emphasizes fundamental concepts in microbial genomics and metagenomics using the global carbon cycle as a backdrop to understanding the evolution of microbial biodiversity. Covers foundational concepts needed for later coursework in genome bioinformatics.

Prerequisite: MB 302 with C or better or BB 314 with C or better or BB 314H with C or better

MB 422, AQUATIC MICROBIOLOGY LABORATORY, 2 Credits

Examine patterns of microbiological communities and how those patterns relate to environmental factors. Collect and process samples, analyze the resultant data and present those results. Focus on the microbial ecology of freshwater and marine systems as a foundation for discovery and learning using current analytical techniques.

Prerequisite: MB 303 with D- or better

Corequisites: MB 314

MB 430, BACTERIAL PATHOGENESIS, 3 Credits

Bacteria pathogenic for humans, emphasizing the structural, physiological and genetic mechanisms of pathogenesis. Role of the immune system in pathogenesis and protection.

Prerequisite: MB 302 with D- or better and MB 310 [D-] and (BB 451 [D-] or BB 491 [D-])

MB 434, VIROLOGY, 3 Credits

Properties of viruses, their biology and pathogenesis. Emphasis on viruses causing human disease.

Prerequisite: ((BB 450 with D- or better or BB 450H with D- or better) and (BB 451 [D-] or BB 451H [D-])) or (BB 490 [D-] and BB 491 [D-] and BB 492 [D-])

MB 435, PATHOGENIC MICROBES LABORATORY, 2 Credits

Laboratory experiments to illustrate concepts presented in MB 430 and/or MB 434, focusing on pathogenic microorganisms.

Prerequisite: (MB 303 with D- or better or MB 303H with D- or better) and MB 302 [D-] and (MB 430 (may be taken concurrently) [D-] or MB 434 (may be taken concurrently) [D-])

MB 436, THE HUMAN MICROBIOME, 3 Credits

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.

Prerequisite: BI 314 with D- or better or BI 314H with D- or better or BB 314 with D- or better or BB 314H with D- or better or MB 302 with D- or better

MB 440, FOOD MICROBIOLOGY, 3 Credits

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.

Prerequisite: MB 302 with D- or better

MB 441, FOOD MICROBIOLOGY LABORATORY, 2 Credits

Laboratory techniques to accompany MB 440/MB 540.

Prerequisite: (MB 303 with D- or better or MB 303H with D- or better) and MB 440 (may be taken concurrently) [D-]

MB 448, MICROBE-ENVIRONMENT INTERACTIONS, 3 Credits

Explores the interactions of microorganisms with their environment and each other in a variety of natural habitats. Examines the roles and uses of microbes in anthropogenic activities such as pollution and climate change. Investigates microbial adaptations that enable their widespread success in all environments. Illustrates the roles of trophic interactions in maintaining carbon and nitrogen cycles.

Prerequisite: MB 302 with D- or better or BB 314 with D- or better or BB 314H with D- or better

MB 456, MICROBIAL BIOTECHNOLOGY, 3 Credits

Describes and analyzes the use of microorganisms as tools in everyday applications, in genetic engineering, and in medical, industrial, agricultural, and environmental processes. Provides an interdisciplinary introduction to the field, including current topics such as CRISPR, synthetic biology, biofuels and vaccines.

Prerequisite: MB 302 with D- or better or BI 221 with D- or better or BI 221H with D- or better or BB 314 with D- or better or BB 314H with D- or better or BB 331 with D- or better or BB 450 with D- or better or BEE 362 with D- or better

MB 479, FERMENTATION MICROBIOLOGY, 3 Credits

Introduction to fermentation microbiology that emphasizes the evolution of key physiological traits and biochemical pathways within key microbial genera. Explores the microbial ecology of processes used to make alcoholic beverages, food ingredients, and fermented foods. CROSSLISTED as FST 479/MB 479 and FST 579/MB 579.

Prerequisite: (BB 350 with D- or better or BB 450 with D- or better) and MB 302 [D-]

Equivalent to: FST 479

MB 480, GENERAL PARASITOLOGY, 3 Credits

Covers a broad overview of parasitology with emphasis on medical parasitology. Explores important groups and host/parasite relationships among all taxa from invertebrates to vertebrates, including mammals.

Prerequisite: ((BI 211 with D- or better or BI 211H with D- or better) and (BI 212 [D-] or BI 212H [D-]) and (BI 213 [D-] or BI 213H [D-])) or ((BI 221 [D-] or BI 221H [D-]) and (BI 222 [D-] or BI 222H [D-]) and (BI 223 [D-] or BI 223H [D-])) or (BI 204 [D-] and BI 205 [D-] and BI 206 [D-])

Available via Ecampus

MB 490, MICROBIOLOGY CAPSTONE EXPERIENCE, 2 Credits

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.

Prerequisite: MB 302 with D- or better

MB 491, FISH DISEASES IN CONSERVATION BIOLOGY AND AQUACULTURE, 3 Credits

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/MB 491 and FW 591/MB 591.

Equivalent to: FW 491

Recommended: 9 credits of upper-division fisheries or biology

MB 496, FISH DISEASES IN CONSERVATION BIOLOGY AND AQUACULTURE LAB, 2 Credits

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/MB 496 and FW 596/MB 596.

Equivalent to: FW 496

Recommended: MB 303 or other upper-division laboratory course.

MB 499, SPECIAL TOPICS, 0-16 Credits

This course is repeatable for 16 credits.

Recommended: One term of biology

MB 501, RESEARCH, 1-16 Credits

This course is repeatable for 16 credits.

MB 503, THESIS, 1-16 Credits

This course is repeatable for 999 credits.

MB 505, READING AND CONFERENCE, 1-16 Credits

This course is repeatable for 16 credits.

MB 506, SPECIAL PROJECTS, 1-6 Credits

This course is repeatable for 6 credits.

MB 507, SEMINAR, 1 Credit

This course is repeatable for 99 credits.

MB 510, INTERNSHIP, 1-16 Credits

This course is repeatable for 16 credits.

MB 511, SCIENTIFIC SKILLS, 1 Credit

Foundational skills for success in graduate school. Students will also become familiar with ongoing research programs in three active programs in the Microbiology Program.

MB 512, HIGHLIGHTS OF MICROBIOLOGY, 1 Credit

Designed for students to gain familiarity with the history of microbiology through reading, reviewing and writing about great papers in the field. Students also meet the Microbiology Program faculty and students, and learn about some of the research in the Microbiology Program through attending colloquium.

MB 513, MICROBIAL SYSTEMS, 3 Credits

Presentation of a modern view of microbiology through the lens of microbes' influences on our planet's habitats and inhabitants. Discusses current research and the use of advanced techniques to illustrate how microbiology is contributing to many cross-disciplinary problems that can involve engineering, public health, sociology, ecology, geology, etc.

MB 516, IMMUNOLOGY, 3 Credits

Explores basic theory and applications of immunochemistry, immunogenetics, and cellular immunology. Examines immunologically related diseases.

Recommended: Completion or concurrent enrollment in BB 450 or BB 490

MB 517, IMMUNOLOGY LABORATORY, 2 Credits

Laboratory on the applications of current immunological techniques.

Recommended: MB 303 and completion or concurrent enrollment in MB 516

MB 520, MICROBIAL GENOME EVOLUTION AND BIODIVERSITY, 3 Credits

Explores microbial evolution from the earliest lifeforms to the modern roles of microbes in global biogeochemical cycles. Emphasizes fundamental concepts in microbial genomics and metagenomics using the global carbon cycle as a backdrop to understanding the evolution of microbial biodiversity. Covers foundational concepts needed for later coursework in genome bioinformatics.

Recommended: MB 302 or BB 314

MB 522, AQUATIC MICROBIOLOGY LABORATORY, 2 Credits

Examine patterns of microbiological communities and how those patterns relate to environmental factors. Collect and process samples, analyze the resultant data and present those results. Focus on the microbial ecology of freshwater and marine systems as a foundation for discovery and learning using current analytical techniques.

MB 530, BACTERIAL PATHOGENESIS, 3 Credits

Bacteria pathogenic for humans, emphasizing the structural, physiological and genetic mechanisms of pathogenesis. Role of the immune system in pathogenesis and protection.

Recommended: MB 302 and MB 310 and (BB 451 or BB 491)

MB 534, VIROLOGY, 3 Credits

Properties of viruses, their biology and pathogenesis. Emphasis on viruses causing human disease.

Recommended: (BB 450 and BB 451) or (BB 490 and BB 491 and BB 492)

MB 540, FOOD MICROBIOLOGY, 3 Credits

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.

Recommended: MB 302

MB 541, FOOD MICROBIOLOGY LABORATORY, 2 Credits

Laboratory techniques to accompany MB 440/MB 540.

Prerequisite: MB 540 (may be taken concurrently) with C or better

Recommended: MB 302 and MB 303

MB 548, MICROBE-ENVIRONMENT INTERACTIONS, 3 Credits

Explores the interactions of microorganisms with their environment and each other in a variety of natural habitats. Examines the roles and uses of microbes in anthropogenic activities such as pollution and climate change. Investigates microbial adaptations that enable their widespread success in all environments. Illustrates the roles of trophic interactions in maintaining carbon and nitrogen cycles.

Recommended: MB 302 or BB 314

MB 556, MICROBIAL BIOTECHNOLOGY, 3 Credits

Describes and analyzes the use of microorganisms as tools in everyday applications, in genetic engineering, and in medical, industrial, agricultural, and environmental processes. Provides an interdisciplinary introduction to the field, including current topics such as CRISPR, synthetic biology, biofuels and vaccines.

Prerequisite: ENVE 541 (may be taken concurrently) with D- or better

MB 579, FERMENTATION MICROBIOLOGY, 3 Credits

Introduction to fermentation microbiology that emphasizes the evolution of key physiological traits and biochemical pathways within key microbial genera. Explores the microbial ecology of processes used to make alcoholic beverages, food ingredients, and fermented foods. CROSSLISTED as FST 479/MB 479 and FST 579/MB 579.

Equivalent to: FST 579

Recommended: (BB 350 or BB 450) and MB 302

MB 580, GENERAL PARASITOLOGY, 3 Credits

Covers a broad overview of parasitology with emphasis on medical parasitology. Explores important groups and host/parasite relationships among all taxa from invertebrates to vertebrates, including mammals.

Available via Ecampus

MB 591, FISH DISEASES IN CONSERVATION BIOLOGY AND AQUACULTURE, 3 Credits

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/MB 491 and FW 591/MB 591.

Equivalent to: FW 591

Recommended: 9 credits of upper-division fisheries or biology

MB 596, FISH DISEASES IN CONSERVATION BIOLOGY AND AQUACULTURE LAB, 2 Credits

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/MB 496 and FW 596/MB 596.

Equivalent to: FW 596

Recommended: MB 303 or other upper-division laboratory course.

MB 599, SELECTED TOPICS, 0-6 Credits

This course is repeatable for 24 credits.

MB 601, RESEARCH, 1-16 Credits

This course is repeatable for 16 credits.

MB 603, THESIS, 1-16 Credits

This course is repeatable for 999 credits.

MB 605, READING AND CONFERENCE, 1-16 Credits

This course is repeatable for 16 credits.

MB 607, SEMINAR, 1 Credit

This course is repeatable for 99 credits.

MB 610, INTERNSHIP, 1-9 Credits

This course is repeatable for 16 credits.

MB 668, MICROBIAL BIOINFORMATICS AND GENOME EVOLUTION, 4 Credits

Theoretical and practical issues in microbial genome sequencing and annotation, with an emphasis on evolutionary theory and comparative analysis of microbial genome sequences. Metabolic prediction from genomes, with a population genetics perspective on comparative microbial genomics. Exploration of applications of genomics and allied tools to microbial populations, including metagenomics, metaproteomics, and metatranscriptomics.

Equivalent to: MCB 668

MB 699, SPECIAL TOPICS, 0-16 Credits

Lec/lab.

This course is repeatable for 16 credits.