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BIOL 342 - Viruses and Technology

(3 credits)
Prerequisite: BIOL 200 with a minimum grade of “C-” or consent of instructor
Viruses and Technology is an elective writing-intensive in the major course focused on gaining valuable skills in reading primary literature related to viruses and virus-based technology and communicating the relevant content to various specialized audiences and general public in oral and written format. The course will incorporate journal club elements and will use historic approach to explore cause-effect relationships between scientific discoveries and the development of new technology relevant to human health, agriculture and advancement of research. Students will be challenged to integrate knowledge from multiple disciplines while reading primary literature. Special emphasis will be placed on incremental progress in sciences, the rigor of required testing before new technology touches our lives and skills to communicate scientific knowledge to diverse audiences. The course fulfills the Cellular/Molecular distribution area of the biology curriculum. Offered fall semester. (CWRM)