BIOL 114 - Understanding Viruses
Designed for non-science majors, this is an introduction to the foundation of modern virology from smallpox to AIDS. The approach will be both historical and experimental, emphasizing the discovery of viruses as a biological form, the role of viruses in disease, and the impact of viruses in the development of modern cell and molecular biology. Various aspects of AIDS as a viral disease will be explored. Assessment Level(s): ENGL 101 /ENGL 101A , READ 120 . Three hours lecture/discussion each week. Formerly BI 104.
3 semester hours
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:
- Describe the contributions of Pasteur and Koch to the Germ Theory of disease.
- Describe Koch’s Postulates and how they are used to determine the etiology of a disease.
- Discuss the global aspects of viral diseases and human welfare.
- Discuss the theories regarding the origin of AIDS and its epidemiology.
- Explore various therapies and vaccines now under investigation to treat AIDS.
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