Microbiology (MICR)

MICR 1513 Inquiry-Based Biology

Description: Directed inquiry and hands-on study of biological principles. Restricted to elementary education majors or related fields as model course to learn and teach science.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 1 Lab: 1

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lab, Lecture, Combined lecture and lab

Department/School: Microbiology & Mol Gen

MICR 2123 Introduction to Microbiology

Prerequisites: BIOL 1114 with a grade of "C" or better. Prerequisite or concurrent enrollment: CHEM 1215 or CHEM 1314.

Description: General principles of the biology of microorganisms, including bacteria, viruses, algae, fungi, protozoa and archaea. Course previously offered as MICR 2125.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Microbiology & Mol Gen

MICR 2132 Introduction to Microbiology Laboratory

Prerequisites: MICR 2123 or concurrent enrollment.

Description: Laboratory safety, aseptic technique, microscopy, staining and culture techniques, collection of microbial samples, isolation and identification of microorganisms, microbial growth and basic principles of metabolism, environmental microbiology, other discipline specific laboratory skills.

Credit hours: 2

Contact hours: Lab:

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lab

Department/School: Microbiology & Mol Gen

MICR 2890 Honors Experience in Microbiology

Prerequisites: Honors Program participation and concurrent enrollment in a designated MICR course.

Description: A supplemental Honors experience in Microbiology to partner concurrently with designated MICR 2123 and/or MICR 2132 course(s). This course adds a different intellectual dimension to the designated course(s).

Credit hours: 1

Contact hours: Lecture: 1

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Microbiology & Mol Gen

General Education and other Course Attributes: Honors Credit

MICR 3033 Cell and Molecular Biology

Prerequisites: MICR 2123 and MICR 2132 with "C" or better or BOT 1404 or ZOOL 1604 and CHEM 1225 or CHEM 1515 or equivalent with a grade of "C" or better.

Description: The cell concept and cell morphology, cell macromolecules, organelles, enzymes, energetics, movement of water and materials across membranes, influence of external environment, cellular synthesis, growth and maintenance, control and integration of function, replication, differentiation, origin, and evolution of cells. Course previously offered as CLML 3014, BIOL 3014, and BISC 3014.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Microbiology & Mol Gen

MICR 3103 Microbes: Friends or Foes (N)

Description: Explores the impact of microorganisms on human life, the environment, and world history. This course is designed for non-science majors.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Microbiology & Mol Gen

General Education and other Course Attributes: Natural Sciences

MICR 3143 Medical Mycology

Prerequisites: MICR 2123 and MICR 2132 with a grade of "C" or better.

Description: Examination of fungi as animal pathogens; laboratory techniques used in the identification of human and animal pathogens, and differentiation from common contaminants.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 1 Lab: 1

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lab, Lecture, Combined lecture and lab

Department/School: Microbiology & Mol Gen

MICR 3154 Food Microbiology

Prerequisites: MICR 2123, MICR 2132 and CHEM 3015 or CHEM 3053.

Description: Relationship of microorganisms to food manufacture and preservation, to food spoilage and microbial food poisoning and to various aspects of primary food production. Same course as FDSC 3154. Course previously offered as ANSI 3154.

Credit hours: 4

Contact hours: Lecture: 2 Lab: 2

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lab, Lecture, Combined lecture and lab

Department/School: Microbiology & Mol Gen

MICR 3223 Advanced Microbiology

Prerequisites: MICR 2123, MICR 2132 with a grade of "C" or better; Co-requisite(s): CHEM 3015 or CHEM 3053.

Description: Subcellular structure and function of microorganisms. Synthesis, translocation, and metabolism of cellular macromolecular constituents. Substrate transport and metabolism. Course previously offered as MICR 3224 and MICR 4224.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Microbiology & Mol Gen

MICR 3253 Immunology

Prerequisites: MICR 2123 and MICR 2132 with a grade of "C" or better.

Description: Vertebrate host’s ability to defend itself against foreign intrusion. Chemistry and biology of the acquired immune response. Course previously offered as MICR 3254 and CLML 3254.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Microbiology & Mol Gen

MICR 3890 Advanced Honors Experience in Microbiology

Prerequisites: Honors Program participation and concurrent enrollment in a designated MICR course.

Description: A supplemental Honors experience in microbiolgy to partner concurrently with designated upper-division MICR course(s). This course adds a different intellectual dimension to the designated course(s).

Credit hours: 1

Contact hours: Lecture: 1

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Microbiology & Mol Gen

General Education and other Course Attributes: Honors Credit

MICR 4000 Honors in Microbiology

Prerequisites: Consent of departmental honors committee.

Description: Supervised study and research in microbiology. Offered for variable credit, 1-4 credit hours, maximum of 4 credit hours.

Credit hours: 1-4

Contact hours: Other: 1

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Independent Study

Department/School: Microbiology & Mol Gen

General Education and other Course Attributes: Honors Credit

MICR 4001 Professional Transitions in Microbiology and Cell and Molecular Biology

Prerequisites: Declared microbiology major with minimum 70 hours earned and consent of instructor.

Description: Understanding major areas and employment activities in microbiology, cell biology and molecular biology fields. Evaluating and understanding scientific and professional literature, and making the transition from undergraduate education to postgraduate education or employment.

Credit hours: 1

Contact hours: Lecture: 1

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Microbiology & Mol Gen

MICR 4003 Brewing Microbiology (N)

Description: Brewing Microbiology is about the science behind beer brewing. Students will learn about the microbiology of yeast (including growth, metabolism, aseptic technique and contamination), biology of grain, biochemistry of malted barley, chemistry of water, preservative nature of hops, and the human physiology of taste and smell. There are no prerequisites for this course, although high school or freshman level biology and chemistry is helpful.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Microbiology & Mol Gen

General Education and other Course Attributes: Natural Sciences

MICR 4012 Molecular Microbiology Laboratory I

Prerequisites: MICR 3223, MICR 4233.

Description: Emphasis on good laboratory practices in microbiology and molecular biology; isolation and enumeration of microorganisms; physiological, biochemical, and molecular characterization of aerobic and anaerobic microorganisms. Must be taken in conjunction with MICR 4112 the following semester. No credit for students with credit in MICR 5012. Course previously offered as CLML 4012.

Credit hours: 2

Contact hours: Lab:

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lab

Department/School: Microbiology & Mol Gen

MICR 4013 Microbial Physiology & Ecology

Prerequisites: MICR 2123 and CHEM 3015 or CHEM 3053. Co-requisite: MICR 3223.

Description: Fundamentals of microbial physiology, ecology and genetics of microbial populations under various redox conditions. Basics of genomics and proteomics. Microbial origin and evolution. Microbial diversity and function. Population interactions, competition and ecosystem stability. Metabolic activities in natural and managed systems. Modern molecular tools in microbe identification and evolutionary phylogeny. May not be used for degree credit with MICR 5013.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Microbiology & Mol Gen

MICR 4052 Pathogenic Microbiology Lab

Prerequisites: MICR 2123 and MICR 2132 with a grade of "C" or better.

Description: Overview of laboratory approaches and techniques for the study, characterization, and identification of bacteria involved in pathogenesis.

Credit hours: 2

Contact hours: Lab:

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lab

Department/School: Microbiology & Mol Gen

MICR 4053 Pathogenic Microbiology

Prerequisites: MICR 2123 and MICR 2132 with a grade of "C" or better.

Description: Survey of pathogenic bacteria and the diseases they cause as they relate to humans and animals. Morphology, physiology, and pathogenic mechanisms of a specific bacterial pathogens. Same course as MICR 5053. May not be used for degree credit with MICR 4134 and MICR 3134.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Microbiology & Mol Gen

MICR 4112 Molecular Microbiology Laboratory II

Prerequisites: MICR 4012 with a grade of "C" or better.

Description: Continuation of MICR 4012. Molecular characterization of prokaryotic and eukaryotic microorganisms utilizing nucleic acids, proteins, cell fractionation, cytology, and antigen-antibody reactions. Same course as MICR 5112.

Credit hours: 2

Contact hours: Lab:

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lab

Department/School: Microbiology & Mol Gen

MICR 4117 Clinical Microbiology

Prerequisites: Concurrent internship in affiliated hospital and all degree requirements for BS in microbiology except 30 hours clinical laboratory science.

Description: The theory and laboratory study of pathogenic bacteria, viruses, rickettsiae, fungi, and parasites. Includes isolation, identification, antimicrobial susceptibility testing, and medical significance. Course previously offered as CLLS 4117 and MTCL 4117.

Credit hours: 7

Contact hours: Lecture: 1 Lab: 1

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lab, Lecture, Combined lecture and lab

Department/School: Microbiology & Mol Gen

MICR 4123 Virology

Prerequisites: MICR 2123, MICR 2132, BIOL 3023, CHEM 3015 or CHEM 3053; Co-requisite(s): MICR 3223.

Description: The properties of macromolecules, from the structure of proteins and nucleic acids to molecular mechanisms of DNA replication and recombination, transcription, protein synthesis, and gene regulation. Gene transfer mechanisms in bacteria and their viruses. Fundamentals of recombinant DNA technology. No credit for students with credit in MICR 5123.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Microbiology & Mol Gen

MICR 4125 Clinical Chemistry I

Prerequisites: Concurrent internship in affiliated hospital and all degree requirements for BS in microbiology except for 30 hours clinical laboratory science.

Description: The theory and laboratory methodology of analytical biochemistry, clinical microscopy, routine and special procedures, and medical significance. Course previously offered as CLLS 4125 and MTCL 4125.

Credit hours: 5

Contact hours: Lecture: 1 Lab: 1

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lab, Lecture, Combined lecture and lab

Department/School: Microbiology & Mol Gen

MICR 4203 Bioinformatics

Prerequisites: MICR 3033 or BIOC 3653 or equivalent.

Description: Fundamental concepts of biological sequence information and inferential techniques to assign structure, function, and evolutionary relationship among genes and proteins. No prior programming necessary, but familiarity with computers assumed. No credit for students with credit in MICR 5203.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Microbiology & Mol Gen

MICR 4233 Advanced Cell and Molecular Biology

Prerequisites: MICR 3033 with a grade of "C" or better.

Description: Advanced topics in cell and molecular biology including regulatory mechanisms of gene expression, protein function, cell structure and organization, cell division, and development. May not be used for degree credit with MICR 5233. Course previously offered as CLML 4113.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Microbiology & Mol Gen

MICR 4236 Clinical Hematology

Prerequisites: Concurrent internship in affiliated hospital and all degree requirements for BS in microbiology except for 30 hours of clinical laboratory science.

Description: Systematized study of diseases, cell maturation and function, principles of hemostasis; methodology used in routine and special hematology studies; and correlation of hematological findings with physiological conditions. Course previously offered as CLLS 4236 and MTCL 4236.

Credit hours: 6

Contact hours: Lab:

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lab

Department/School: Microbiology & Mol Gen

MICR 4246 Clinical Immunology

Prerequisites: Concurrent internship in affiliated hospital and all degree requirements for BS in microbiology except for 30 hours clinical laboratory science.

Description: Immunologic responses and procedures used in serological determinations; immunohematology, fundamentals of antigen-antibody reactions, blood groups and types, compatibility testing, blood components, and the lab methods used as they relate to the medical significance of immunology and infectious diseases. Course previously offered as CLLS 4246 and MTCL 4246.

Credit hours: 6

Contact hours: Lab:

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lab

Department/School: Microbiology & Mol Gen

MICR 4253 Concepts in Medical Genetics

Prerequisites: BIOL 3023.

Description: Application of genetic principles in the study of human diseases, including the inheritance, molecular mechanisms, detection, characterization, and discovery of human genes. No credit for students with credit in MICR 5253. Course previously offered as CLML 4253.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Microbiology & Mol Gen

MICR 4263 Microbial Genetics: from Genes to Genomes

Prerequisites: MICR 3033 with a grade of "C" or better.

Description: Integration of genetics and genomics principles, the basic processes of gene transmission, molecular biology of gene expression and evolutionary genetics by gaining social and historical context in which genetics are developed. Participants are expected to comprehend the dramatic change in our understanding of genetics and the role such information has in our view of disability and disease. May not be used for degree credit with MICR 5263. Course previously offered as CLML 4263 and CLML 4264.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 1 Lab: 1

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lab, Lecture, Combined lecture and lab

Department/School: Microbiology & Mol Gen

MICR 4323 Biological Energy Transduction

Prerequisites: MICR 3033 or BIOC 3653.

Description: An exploration of the principals and mechanisms of energy transduction in plants, animals, and microbial systems. The course emphasizes electron transport and ATP production in both chemotrophic and phototrophic organisms and considers the cellular and molecular bases for these processes. May not be used for degree credit with MICR 5323.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Microbiology & Mol Gen

MICR 4325 Clinical Chemistry II

Prerequisites: Concurrent internship in affiliated hospital and all degree requirements for BS in microbiology except for 30 hours clinical laboratory science.

Description: The theory and laboratory methodology of analytical biochemistry, instrumentation, lab mathematics, routine and special procedures and medical significance. Course previously offered as CLLS 4325 and MTCL 4325.

Credit hours: 5

Contact hours: Lecture: 1 Lab: 1

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lab, Lecture, Combined lecture and lab

Department/School: Microbiology & Mol Gen

MICR 4351 Topics in Clinical Laboratory Science

Prerequisites: Concurrent internship in affiliated hospital and all degree requirements for BS in microbiology except for 30 hours clinical laboratory science.

Description: Principles and practices of the medical laboratory including basic management, quality assurance, education methodology, computer applications, laboratory safety, and special projects in selected areas. Course previously offered as CLLS 4351 and MTCL 4351.

Credit hours: 1

Contact hours: Lecture: 1

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Microbiology & Mol Gen

MICR 4423 Bacterial Cell Walls

Prerequisites: MICR 2123, MICR 2132, and MICR 3223.

Description: Topics will include structure and synthesis of membrane and cell wall components (including lipids, peptidoglycan and membrane proteins), mechanisms of transport across the cell wall, roles components of the cell wall play in the survival of the cell (and in the case of pathogens, the ability to cause disease), and antimicrobial agents that affect the cell wall and the mechanisms used to eliminate these agents from the cell. No credit for students with credit in MICR 5423.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Microbiology & Mol Gen

MICR 4524 Biological Laboratory Instrumentation

Prerequisites: CHEM 1515 and BOT 1404 or MICR 2123 or ZOOL 1604 or equivalents or consent of instructor.

Description: Lecture and laboratory course in biological instrumentation use, theory, experimental design, maintenance, and troubleshooting. Topics include liquid handling systems, pH/ISE meters, electrophoresis, spectrophotometers, centrifuges, chromatography, thermocyclers, and DNA sequencers. No credit for students with credit in MICR 5524. (Same course as BIOL 4524)

Credit hours: 4

Contact hours: Lecture: 2 Lab: 2

Levels: Graduate, Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lab, Lecture, Combined lecture and lab

Department/School: Microbiology & Mol Gen

MICR 4531 Chemical Biology

Prerequisites: CHEM 3053, MICR 3112, MICR 3153.

Description: Chemistry explains many properties of biological macromolecules and also provides research tools to study these molecules. This course will examine how both of these aspects help explain the molecular processes at the basis of life, and will cover (1) basic knowledge of chemistry needed to understand life, (2) chemical reactions as they occur in the cell, (3) chemical methods that are valuable to research in the life sciences.

Credit hours: 1

Contact hours: Lecture: 1

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Microbiology & Mol Gen

MICR 4543 Microbial Genomics and Bioinformatics

Prerequisites: MICR 2123; MICR 3033 or MICR 3223 or equivalents.

Description: Basic approaches and strategies for microbial genome analysis, and hands-on training on the subject. May not be used for degree credit with MICR 5543.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Microbiology & Mol Gen

MICR 4990 Special Problems

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.

Description: Investigations in the field of microbiology. Offered for variable credit, 1-3 credit hours, maximum of 12 credit hours.

Credit hours: 1-3

Contact hours: Other: 1

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Independent Study

Department/School: Microbiology & Mol Gen

MICR 4993 Senior Honors Project

Prerequisites: Departmental invitation, senior standing, Honors Program participation.

Description: A research project under the direction of a faculty member resulting in a written report to be judged by a second faculty member as well. Required for graduation with departmental honors in microbiology.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Other: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Independent Study

Department/School: Microbiology & Mol Gen

General Education and other Course Attributes: Honors Credit

MICR 5000 Thesis

Prerequisites: Consent of major professor.

Description: A student studying for the M.S. degree enrolls in this course for six hours credit. Offered for variable credit, 2-6 credit hours, maximum of 6 credit hours.

Credit hours: 2-6

Contact hours: Other: 2

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Independent Study

Department/School: Microbiology & Mol Gen

MICR 5002 Professionalism for the Microbiologist

Prerequisites: Microbiology graduate student or permission of instructor.

Description: Introduces the microbiology graduate student to the standards of the microbiology professional and to basic skills in communication and data retrieval needed by all microbiologists. It is required of all and limited to MS and PhD students in Microbiology & Molecular Genetics. Course previously offered as MICR 5001.

Credit hours: 2

Contact hours: Lecture: 2

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Microbiology & Mol Gen

MICR 5012 Molecular Microbiology Laboratory I

Prerequisites: MICR 3223, MICR 4233.

Description: Emphasis on good laboratory practices in microbiology and molecular biology; isolation and enumeration of microorganisms; physiological, biochemical, and molecular characterization of aerobic and anaerobic microorganisms. Must be taken in conjunction with MICR 5112 the following semester. No credit for students with credit in MICR 4012.

Credit hours: 2

Contact hours: Lab:

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lab

Department/School: Microbiology & Mol Gen

MICR 5013 Microbial Physiology and Ecology

Prerequisites: MICR 2123 and MICR 2132, and CHEM 3015 or CHEM 3053. Co-requisite: MICR 3223.

Description: Fundamentals of microbial physiology, ecology and genetics of microbial populations under various redox conditions. Basics of genomics and proteomics. Microbial origin and evolution. Microbial diversity and function. Population interactions, competition and ecosystem stability. Metabolic activities in natural and managed systems. Modern molecular tools in microbe identification and evolutionary phylogeny. May not be used for degree credit with MICR 4013.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Microbiology & Mol Gen

MICR 5052 Techniques In Molecular Biolog

Prerequisites: Graduate student and permission of instructor.

Description: Provides the basic skills for scientific thinking and analysis in molecular microbiological research.

Credit hours: 2

Contact hours: Lecture: 1 Lab: 1

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lab, Lecture, Combined lecture and lab

Department/School: Microbiology & Mol Gen

MICR 5053 Pathogenic Microbiology

Prerequisites: MICR 2123 and MICR 2132. Co-requisite(s): MICR 3223.

Description: Survey of pathogenic bacteria and the diseases they cause as they relate to humans and animals. Morphology, physiology, and pathogenic mechanisms of specific bacterial pathogens. May not be used for degree credit with MICR 4053. Course previously offered as MICR 5134.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Microbiology & Mol Gen

MICR 5112 Molecular Microbiology Laboratory II

Prerequisites: MICR 5012.

Description: Continuation of MICR 5012. Molecular characterization of prokaryotic and eukaryotic microorganisms utilizing nucleic acids, proteins, cell fractionation, cytology, and antigen-antibody reactions. No credit for students with credit in MICR 4112.

Credit hours: 2

Contact hours: Lab:

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lab

Department/School: Microbiology & Mol Gen

MICR 5113 Advanced Immunology

Prerequisites: MICR 3253.

Description: Advanced studies with emphasis on the regulation of vertebrate immune responses.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Microbiology & Mol Gen

MICR 5123 Virology

Prerequisites: MICR 3033 or BIOC 3653, BIOL 3023. Co-requisite(s): MICR 3223.

Description: Virus-host interactions including structure-function of animal, plant, and bacterial viruses. Discussion of the molecular biology of virus infection and development. No credit for students with credit in MICR 4123.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Microbiology & Mol Gen

MICR 5142 Techniques in Molecular Biology

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.

Description: Comprehensive laboratory course in research techniques involving classical genetics and molecular biology. Course previously offered as MICR 4142.

Credit hours: 2

Contact hours: Lab:

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lab

Department/School: Microbiology & Mol Gen

MICR 5153 Emerging Infectious Agents

Prerequisites: MICR 4123 or MICR 4134 or consent of instructor.

Description: An in-depth discussion of the importance of emerging infectious agents, the molecular basis for their emergence, and the broad spectrum of host-microbe interactions favoring the evolution of new infectious agents.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Microbiology & Mol Gen

MICR 5160 Seminar

Prerequisites: consent of instructor.

Description: Required of and limited to all MS and PhD students majoring in microbiology, cell and molecular biology. Offered for fixed credit, 1 credit hour, maximum of 2 credit hours.

Credit hours: 1

Contact hours: Other: 1

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Independent Study

Department/School: Microbiology & Mol Gen

MICR 5203 Bioinformatics

Prerequisites: MICR 3033 or BIOC 3653 or equivalent.

Description: Fundamental concepts of biological sequence information and inferential techniques to assign structure, function, and evolutionary relationship among genes and proteins. No prior programming necessary, but familiarity with computer desktop assumed. No credit for students with credit in MICR 4203. Course previously offered as CLML 5203.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Microbiology & Mol Gen

MICR 5233 Advanced Cell and Molecular Biology

Prerequisites: MICR 3033.

Description: Advanced topics in cell and molecular biology including regulatory mechanisms of gene expression, protein function, cell structure and organization, cell division, and development. No credit for students with credit in MICR 4233.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Microbiology & Mol Gen

MICR 5253 Concepts in Medical Genetics

Prerequisites: BIOL 3023.

Description: Application of genetic principles in the study of human diseases, including the inheritance, molecular mechanisms, detection, characterization, and discovery of human genes. No credit for students with credit in MICR 4253.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Microbiology & Mol Gen

MICR 5263 Microbial Genetics: from Genes to Genomes

Description: Integration of genetics and genomics principles, the basic processes of gene transmission, molecular biology of gene expression and evolutionary genetics by gaining social and historical context in which genetics are developed. Participants are expected to comprehend the dramatic change in our understanding of genetics and the role such information has in our view of disability and disease. May not be used for degree credit with MICR 4263.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Microbiology & Mol Gen

MICR 5273 Advanced Principles of Microbial Pathogenesis

Description: Advanced study of the pathogenic mechanisms used by microbial pathogens to cause disease. Principles of pathogen and pathogen-host interactions that lead to disease pathology.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Microbiology & Mol Gen

MICR 5323 Biological Energy Transduction

Prerequisites: MICR 3033 or BIOC 3653.

Description: An exploration of the principals and mechanisms of energy transduction in plants, animals, and microbial systems. The course emphasizes electron transport and ATP production in both chemotrophic and phototrophic organisms and considers the cellular and molecular bases for these processes. May not be used for degree credit with MICR 4323.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Microbiology & Mol Gen

MICR 5333 Controversies in Vaccinology

Prerequisites: OSU graduate student status or permission of instructor.

Description: Public misconceptions about science abound, however, these misconceptions have a major impact on perception of research and public policy. Examples of themes in science as portrayed, for example, in film will be explored and critically discussed. Ways to improve communication between the scientist and the general public will be evaluated.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Microbiology & Mol Gen

MICR 5423 Bacterial Cell Walls: Form and Function

Prerequisites: MICR 2123, MICR 2132, and MICR 3223.

Description: Topics will include structure and synthesis of membrane and cell wall components (including lipids, peptidoglycan and membrane proteins), mechanisms of transport across the cell wall and the roles components of the cell wall play in the survival of the cell (and in the case of pathogens, the ability to cause disease). In addition, antimicrobial agents that affect the cell wall and the mechanisms used to eliminate these agents from the cell will also be discussed. No credit for students with credit in MICR 4423.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Microbiology & Mol Gen

MICR 5513 Grant Proposal Preparation

Prerequisites: Admission into Microbiology graduate program. Formats, strategies, and styles of research grant proposal writing.

Description: Activities include hypothesis development and critical evaluation of research proposals.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 2 Other: 1

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Discussion, Combined lecture & discussion, Lecture

Department/School: Microbiology & Mol Gen

MICR 5524 Biological Laboratory Instrumentation

Prerequisites: CHEM 1515 and BOT 1404 or MICR 2123 or ZOOL 1604 or equivalents or consent of instructor.

Description: Lecture and laboratory course in biological instrumentation use, theory, experimental design, maintenance, and troubleshooting. Topics include liquid handling systems, pH/ISE meters, electrophoresis, spectrophotometers, centrifuges, chromatography, thermocyclers, and DNA sequencers. No credit for students with credit in MICR 4524. (Same course as BIOL 5524)

Credit hours: 4

Contact hours: Lecture: 2 Lab: 2

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lab, Lecture, Combined lecture and lab

Department/School: Microbiology & Mol Gen

MICR 5543 Microbial Genomics and Bioinformatics

Prerequisites: MICR 2123; MICR 3033 or MICR 3223 or equivalents.

Description: Basic approaches and strategies for microbial genome analysis, and hands-on training on the subject. Graduate students enrolled in the class are expected to give a comprehensive presentation on the genomic analysis done throughout the semester. The presentation should be a manuscript format with a brief Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, and Discussion. A comprehensive use of all principals covered in class is expected and will be used for evaluation. Credit will also be given to handling questions and presentation skills. May not be used for degree credit with MICR 4543.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Microbiology & Mol Gen

MICR 5990 Special Problems

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

Description: Investigations in the field of Microbiology. Offered for variable credit, 1-4 credit hours, maximum of 10 credit hours.

Credit hours: 1-4

Contact hours: Other: 1

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Independent Study

Department/School: Microbiology & Mol Gen

MICR 6000 Dissertation

Prerequisites: Consent of major adviser.

Description: Research in microbiology for the PhD degree. Offered for variable credit, 1-15 credit hours, maximum of 45 credit hours.

Credit hours: 1-15

Contact hours: Other: 1

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Independent Study

Department/School: Microbiology & Mol Gen

MICR 6112 Molecular Biology of Bacterial Viruses

Prerequisites: MICR 4123 and MICR 4133.

Description: Advanced study of bacteriaphages. Course previously offered as MICR 6113.

Credit hours: 2

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Microbiology & Mol Gen

MICR 6120 Recent Advances in Microbiology

Prerequisites: One graduate course in biochemistry.

Description: Discussion and evaluation of recent scientific contributions in terms of the living organism. Offered for fixed credit, 1 credit hour, maximum of 6 credit hours.

Credit hours: 1

Contact hours: Other: 1

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Independent Study

Department/School: Microbiology & Mol Gen

MICR 6133 Cellular Microbiology

Prerequisites: A strong undergraduate level background in microbiology, biochemistry or cell biology is expected.

Description: The molecular interactions between intracellular parasites and their host cells will be explored, emphasizing the manipulation of normal cellular processes to the benefit of the parasite. The course will involve critical reading of the current literature and development of an understanding of molecular microbe and cell biology research techniques.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Microbiology & Mol Gen

MICR 6143 Advanced Microbial Physiology

Prerequisites: MICR 3223 or consent of instructor.

Description: Discussion of selected topics in microbial physiology. Critical analysis of research papers.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Microbiology & Mol Gen

MICR 6153 Advanced Molecular Genetics

Prerequisites: MICR 4133.

Description: Structure, function and regulation of nucleic acids. Gene transfer mechanisms, genetic recombination and plasmid biology. Recent developments in recombinant DNA technology. Course previously offered as MICR 5153.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Microbiology & Mol Gen

MICR 6163 Quantum Microbiology

Prerequisites: OSU graduate student or permission of instructor.

Description: This class will provide an in-depth introduction into fundamental principles that apply to any microorganism and will provide an intellectual framework to understand all cells. The fundamentals discussed will be illustrated through a combination of classical and recent scientific breakthroughs. It will provide a solid, deep foundation for a successful academic career in microbiology.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Microbiology & Mol Gen

MICR 6223 Molecular Environmental Microbiology and Ecology

Prerequisites: MICR 3223 or consent of instructor.

Description: This course focuses on fundamental and applied aspects of microbial ecology, physiology and genomics. The course aims to highlight the value of microbes in applied disciplines such as medicine, agriculture, and biotechnology. Recent advances in methodologies and approaches for examining the phylogenetic and metabolic diversity of microorganisms in various ecosystems, as well as tools for understanding microbial community composition and identification of rare members of microbial community will be highlighted.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Microbiology & Mol Gen

MICR 6253 Microbial Evolution

Prerequisites: MICR 2123, MICR 2132, BIOC 3653, BIOL 3023.

Description: The mechanisms and results of microbial evolution in nature and in the laboratory, with emphasis on microbes as model evolutionary systems, molecular evolution, classification and phylogeny, and discussion of protobiology and the probable fate of engineered microbes.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Microbiology & Mol Gen

MICR 6323 Current Topis in Cellular Signaling and Gene Regulation

Prerequisites: A strong undergraduate level background in microbiology, biochemistry, or cell biology is expected.

Description: Discussion of current literature on the mechanisms of prokaryotic and eukaryotic signal transduction and gene regulation.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Microbiology & Mol Gen