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BIOL 342 The New Plagues: New and Ancient Infectious Diseases Threatening World Health

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Advisory: ENGRD 312 and ENGWR 101, or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.

Transferable: CSU; UC

This course will cover general biological concepts and the epidemiology and pathology of selected pathogens such as prions, viruses, bacteria, protozoa, and helminthes threatening public health on a global scale. The course explores the influence of human behavior and activities on the emergence of new infectious agents and the re-emergence of ancient plagues.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: Examine the biology, pathogenesis, and transmission of infectious agents threatening global health.