[BIOL 215] Emerging Diseases

An exploration of the relationships between microorganisms, environment, and diseases. General principles of genetics and evolution, as well as historical and political factors, are examined in an effort to explain the emergence of new diseases. Laboratory experiences include basic microbiology, data analysis, simulations, and survey research. Small groups of students design, perform, analyze, and report on a research project. Three two-hour lecture-laboratory periods per week.

Course Title

Emerging Diseases

Course Code

BIOL 215



Fulfills Domain/Capstone Requirements



Prerequisite: one college-level biology course.


Offered yearly.

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