Infectious Disease and Defense is a sophomore/junior level lecture course designed to provide students of microbiology and biology with a basic understanding of the mechanisms by which microorganisms, including bacteria, protozoa, fungi, and viruses, infect animals and plants and cause disease, and the mechanisms of host defense against infectious microbes. Emerging and reemerging infectious diseases and development of resistance to antimicrobial agents will also be discussed. Students who enroll in this course will be expected to possess the discipline and initiative to read, review, listen, discuss and study the subject material that is presented in lectures, the class website and the textbooks. Your understanding of the course material will be assessed through 3 in-class exams, an optional final exam and written assignments.
MICROBIO 310 or MICROBIO 311 with a grade of C or higher for Microbio majors, BIO 285 or BIOCHEM 285 for non-major