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BIOM 135N - Hot Spring Micb: Yellowstone
Offered autumn alternate years.  A field and laboratory based exploration of the microbial diversity of the thermal features of our first national park.  Topics to be discussed include how these communities are shaped by the physical and chemical conditions of the environment and how microorganisms can thrive at life's extremes.  Includes a field trip to Yellowstone National Park.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Biological Science Division
Division Biological Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
Natural Science Course

BIOM 227 - Vectors and Parasites
Offered spring.  Prereq., college level general biology class is recommended but not required.  An introduction to the major groups of parasites and arthropod-borne pathogens infecting humans worldwide.  The class will stress the biology, transmission dynamics, prevention and control of these organisms. 
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Biological Science Division
Division Biological Sciences Department

BIOM 250N - Microbiology for Hlth Sciences
Offered spring.   Infectious diseases, including concepts of virulence, resistance, prevention and control of microbial diseases in the individual and in the community. If laboratory experience is desired, the student may enroll concurrently in BIOM 251. Credit not allowed toward a major in microbiology.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Biological Science Division
Division Biological Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
Natural Science Course

BIOM 251 - Microbiology Hlth Sciences Lab
Offered spring.  Prereq. or coreq., BIOM 250N. Observation of live microorganisms, their characteristics and activities. Experience with microbiological techniques. Credit not allowed toward a major in microbiology.
1.000 Credit hours
2.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lab

Biological Science Division
Division Biological Sciences Department

BIOM 291 - Special Topics
(R-6) Experimental offerings of visiting professors, experimental offerings of new courses, or one-time offerings of current topics.
1.000 TO 6.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 6.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Biological Science Division

BIOM 360 - Gen Microbiolgy (equiv to 260)
Prereq., CHMY 123N or 143N; Prereq. or coreq., BIOB 260. Microbial structure and function, growth and reproduction, physiology, ecology, genetics, environmental factors, control of microorganisms and sterility, antimicrobial agents, microbial diversity.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Biological Science Division
Division Biological Sciences Department

BIOM 361 - Gen Microbiolgy Lb (equiv 261)
Offered autumn and spring.  Prereq. or coreq., BIOM 360. Basic microbiology procedures and techniques.
2.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lab

Biological Science Division
Division Biological Sciences Department

BIOM 390 - Undergraduate Research
(R-10) Offered every term. Prereq., consent of instr. Independent research under the direction of a faculty member.  Graded credit/no credit.
1.000 TO 6.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 6.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

Biological Science Division
Division Biological Sciences Department

BIOM 400 - Medical Microbiology
Offered autumn.  Microbial structure and functions, pathogenic microorganisms, virology, immunology. Credit not allowed toward a major in microbiology.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Biological Science Division
Division Biological Sciences Department

BIOM 402 - Medical Bacteriology& Mycology
Offered spring.  Prereq., BIOM 360, 361.  A study of the pathogenic bacteria and fungi and the diseases they produce.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Biological Science Division
Division Biological Sciences Department

BIOM 403 - Medicl Bacteriolgy & Myclgy Lb
Offered spring.  Prereq. or coreq., BIOM 402. Laboratory study of pathogenic bacteria and fungi.
2.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate
Schedule Types: Lab

Biological Science Division
Division Biological Sciences Department

BIOM 407 - Clinical Diagnosis
Offered spring.  Prereq., BIOM 402-403. Principles of blood chemistry, urinalysis, hematology and other clinical parameters of disease and health.
2.000 Credit hours
2.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Biological Science Division
Division Biological Sciences Department

BIOM 408 - Clinical Diagnosis Lab
Offered spring.  Prereq., or coreq., BIOM 407, BIOM 402-403. Clinical diagnostic methods.
1.000 Credit hours
2.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate
Schedule Types: Lab

Biological Science Division
Division Biological Sciences Department

BIOM 410 - Microbial Genetics
Offered spring.  Prereq., BIOM 360 and 361.  The molecular genetics of prokaryotic organisms including: structure and replication of the prokaryotic chromosome; gene expression; mutagenesis and DNA repair; plasmids and other tools of genetic engineering; transmission of genetic material and recombination in prokaryotes; regulation of gene expression in prokaryotes; recombinant DNA and biotechnology.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Biological Science Division
Division Biological Sciences Department

BIOM 411 - Exprmntl Microbial Genetcs Lab
Offered spring. Prereq. or coreq., BIOM 410. Experiments in microbial genetics: Analysis of genes and genomes.
1.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate
Schedule Types: Lab

Biological Science Division
Division Biological Sciences Department

BIOM 415 - Microbial Dvrsty Eclgy & Evltn
Offered spring. Prereq., BIOB 260, 272, BIOM 360-361 or consent of instr. A broad overview of the physiological, phylogenetic and genomic diversity and ecology of microorganisms within a framework of general ecological principles.  Focuses on microbial interactions with their environment at the level of the individual, population and community, including intimate associations with plants and animals.  Surveys current methods for studying microbial ecology and diversity in the environment.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Biological Science Division

BIOM 427 - General Parasitology
Offered autumn. Prereq., BIOB 272. Parasitism as a biological phenomenon, origin of parasitism, adaptations and life cycles, parasite morphology, fine structure, physiology, parasites and their environment.
2.000 Credit hours
2.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Biological Science Division
Division Biological Sciences Department

BIOM 428 - General Parasitology Lab
Offered autumn. Coreq., BIOM 427. Taxonomy, morphology and identification of parasitic protozoa, helminths and arthropods.
2.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate
Schedule Types: Lab

Biological Science Division
Division Biological Sciences Department

BIOM 435 - Virology
Offered spring. Prereq., BIOB 260, and either BIOM 360 or BIOM 400. The general nature of viruses, with emphasis on the molecular biology of animal and human viruses. Co-convenes with BIOM 535.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Biological Science Division
Division Biological Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
Co-Convened Course

BIOM 450 - Microbial Physiology
Offered autumn. Prereq., BIOM 360-361. Microbial structure and function, physiological diversity, microbial metabolism, role of microbial activity in the environment.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Biological Science Division
Division Biological Sciences Department

BIOM 451 - Microbial Physiology Lab
Offered autumn. Coreq., BIOM 450. Experimental approaches to analysis of microbial structure, composition and metabolism.
1.000 Credit hours
1.500 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate
Schedule Types: Lab

Biological Science Division
Division Biological Sciences Department

BIOM 490 - Adv Undergrad Research
(R-10) Offered every term. Prereq., BIOM 360, junior or senior standing and consent of instr.  Independent research under the direction of a faculty member.  Graded credit/no credit.
1.000 TO 10.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 10.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

Biological Science Division
Division Biological Sciences Department

BIOM 491 - Special Topics
(R-10) Offered intermittently.  Experimental offerings of new courses, experimental offerings of visiting professors, or one-time offerings of current topics.
1.000 TO 10.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 10.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Biological Science Division
Division Biological Sciences Department

BIOM 494 - Seminar
(R-3) Offered autumn and spring.  Prereq., senior standing in natural sciences. Recent topics in microbiology and related subjects.
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

Biological Science Division
Division Biological Sciences Department

BIOM 498 - Internship
(R-6) Offered every term. Prereq., consent of instr. Extended classroom experience which provides practical application of classroom learning during placements off campus.
1.000 TO 6.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 6.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Co-operative Education

Biological Science Division
Division Biological Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
Internship graduation limit 6

BIOM 499 - Undergraduate Thesis
(R-6) Offered every term.  Prereq., senior standing and consent of instr.  Preparation of a thesis or manuscript based on undergraduate research for presentation and/or publication.  Student must give an oral or poster presentation at the Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Symposium or a scientific meeting.  Graded credit/no credit.
3.000 TO 6.000 Credit hours
3.000 TO 6.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

Biological Science Division
Division Biological Sciences Department

BIOM 502 - Advanced Immunology
Offered autumn even-numbered years.  Advanced topics and immunological techniques used in modern immunology.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Biological Science Division
Division Biological Sciences Department

BIOM 509 - Advanced Virology
Offered spring add-numbered years.  Prereq., BIOM 435 (MICB 420).  Students are presented with research papers that have been pivotal to the understanding of important molecular or genetic concepts in virology.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Biological Science Division
Division Biological Sciences Department

BIOM 530 - Grant Writing
Offered spring.  Prereq., graduate standing.  Same as BIOC 530. Required course for biochemistry and microbiology graduate students.  Students become acquainted with the grant writing process by writing grants that have received University approval for submission based on student research projects.
2.000 Credit hours
2.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Biological Science Division
Division Biological Sciences Department

BIOM 535 - Advanced Virology
Coreq., BIOB 596. A “principles-based” discussion of virology, focusing on the molecular processes and events that must be completed by all viruses for successful replication within an individual host, and spread through host populations. The molecular basis of alternative replication strategies, the interactions of viruses with hosts organisms, and how these interactions lead to disease will be presented with examples drawn from a representative set of more well-understood animal viruses. BIOM 535 emphasizes independent, creative, critical thought. Co-convenes with BIOM 435.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Biological Science Division
Division Biological Sciences Department

Course Attributes:
Co-Convened Course

BIOM 540 - Microbial Pathogenesis
Offered fall.  Prereq., graduate standing.  Current concepts in pathogenesis at the molecular and cellular levels. Focus is on microbial (virla, bacterial) and genetic factors leading to disease and the host's involvement in the process.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Biological Science Division
Division Biological Sciences Department

BIOM 545 - Adv Topics in Microb Ecol
(R-4) Offered every term.  Prereq., graduate standing or consent of instr.  Discussion of selected themes of the ecology of microorganisms with a focus on the recent primary literature.
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Biological Science Division
Division Biological Sciences Department

BIOM 546 - Experimental Microb Ecol
Offered every term.  Prereq., graduate standing or consent of instr.  Focus on experimental design, methods, and presentation of experimental results in the area of microbial ecology.
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Biological Science Division
Division Biological Sciences Department

BIOM 570 - Intro to Research
(R-2) Offered autumn and spring.  Prereq., graduate standing.  Required course for biochemistry and microbiology graduate students. Instruction in basic research techniques, research equipment and reading in the relevant scientific literature. Students conduct research projects under faculty mentors of their choosing.
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

Biological Science Division
Division Biological Sciences Department

BIOM 580 - Molecular Biol Sem
(R-2) Offered autumn and spring.  Prereq., graduate standing or consent of instr. Same as BCH 580. A one semester offering required of all new students.
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

Biological Science Division
Division Biological Sciences Department

BIOM 594 - Seminar
(R-4) Offered autumn and spring.  Prereq., graduate standing or consent of instr.  Same as BCH 594. Presentation of current research in biochemistry and molecular biology by senior graduate students, faculty, and invited outside speakers.
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

Biological Science Division
Division Biological Sciences Department

BIOM 595 - Special Topics
(R-6) Offered intermittently.  Prereq., graduate standing. Experimental offerings of visiting professors, experimental offerings of new courses, or one-time offerings of current topics.
1.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Biological Science Division
Division Biological Sciences Department

BIOM 596 - Independent Study

1.000 TO 6.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 6.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

Biological Science Division
Division Biological Sciences Department

BIOM 597 - Research
(R-18) Offered intermittently.  Prereq., graduate standing, one semester residence.
1.000 TO 18.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 18.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

Biological Science Division
Division Biological Sciences Department

BIOM 599 - Thesis
(R-10) Offered intermittently.  Prereq., master's student in microbiology. Laboratory research for and preparation of a master's thesis.
1.000 TO 10.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 10.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

Biological Science Division
Division Biological Sciences Department

BIOM 699 - Dissertation
(R-20) Offered intermittently.  Prereq., doctoral student in microbiology. Laboratory research for and preparation of a doctoral dissertation.
1.000 TO 20.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 20.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

Biological Science Division
Division Biological Sciences Department

BIOM TR0 - Developmental

1.000 TO 99.990 Credit hours
1.000 TO 99.990 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Biological Science Division
Division Biological Sciences Department

BIOM TR1 - Lower-Division Elective

1.000 TO 99.990 Credit hours
1.000 TO 99.990 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Biological Science Division
Division Biological Sciences Department

BIOM TR2 - Lower Division Elective

1.000 TO 99.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 99.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Biological Science Division
Division Biological Sciences Department

BIOM TR3 - Upper-Division Elective

1.000 TO 99.990 Credit hours
1.000 TO 99.990 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Biological Science Division
Division Biological Sciences Department

BIOM TR4 - Upper Division Elective

1.000 TO 99.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 99.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Biological Science Division
Division Biological Sciences Department


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