|Course Dates||Length||Meeting Times||Status||Format||Instructor(s)||CRN|
|June 28, 2021 - August 11, 20216/28 - 8/11||6 Weeks||Online||Open||Online||Jody Hall||11837|
This course is designed for students who like to understand how things work on the molecular level. There are thousands of molecular tools available to scientists, but all are essentially variations on a few basic themes. The goal of this course is to develop mastery of the principles behind essential molecular techniques in genetics and immunology. Within this paradigm, emphasis will be placed on addressing scientific questions, both pure and practical. Examples include the development of tools derived from harnessing the molecular and cellular processes of microbial, fungal, and viral pathogens themselves. While not limited to this topic, the course will take advantage of the real-time learning opportunities emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic to explore relationships between science and popular culture.
With experimental science at its core, this interdisciplinary course addresses topics in genetic engineering, molecular biology, and immunology through a mentored review of scientific and popular literature, discussions, practical problem sets, and lectures. Expected outcomes of this engagement include students’ ability to:
Supplementary Materials Update:
A basic understanding of the following topics is assumed in this course:
Prerequisites: Introductory Biology