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BISC 160 - Biological Sciences I (3 hrs). Introductory freshman biology for Biology majors and pre-med/pharm/dental students. Offered to undergraduates in the fall semester. This course is taught by two instructors - I teach the first half of the semester focusing on introductory chemistry, cell biology, and metabolism.
BISC 333 - General Microbiology (4 hrs). A survey of the principles and concepts of microbiology including the biochemistry, cell biology, metabolism, genetics, ecology, evolution, and biodiversity of microorganisms, as well as the impacts of microorganisms on human affairs. Generally offered to undergraduates in either the fall or spring semester, and sometimes in the summer or intersession.
LIBA 102 - Liberal Arts - Pow! Biff! Wham! Comic Books and What They Mean (3 hrs). An English composition course (equivalent to second semester composition - ENGL 102) emphasizing the analysis of comic books and graphic novels. Occasionally offered to freshmen undergraduates in the spring semester.
BISC 542 - Microbial Diversity (4 hrs). An introduction to modern concepts of bacterial diversity, systematics, and the phylogenetic relationships between microorganisms. Emphasis will be on the ecology, physiology, and taxonomy of microorganisms in natural habitats. Laboratory exercises focus on traditional and modern methods to evaluate the diversity of bacteria in environmental samples. Occasionally offered to both undergraduate and graduate students.
BISC 597 - Advanced Topics in Biology - Bacterial Biofilms in Disease and Nature (1 hr). A seminar/discussion style course on the importance of biofilms (attached microbial communities) in pathogenic and natural systems. Occasionally offered to both undergraduate and graduate students in the spring semester.
BISC 597 - Advanced Topics in Biology - Topics in Food Microbiology (1 hr). A seminar/discussion style course on the important pathogens associated with food, and other issues in food microbiology. Occasionally offered to both undergraduate and graduate students in the spring semester.
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