(3)This course covers the study of the structure and life cycles of prokaryotic, plant, animal, and human viruses focusing on the viral protein structures and the host cell’s molecular mechanisms. Emphasis will be placed on virus families related to human pathology including oncogenic viruses. Host immunological responses, development of vaccines and anti-viral medications as well as the socioeconomic and historic impact of sporadic, seasonal, epidemic, and pandemic viral infections will also be covered.
Prerequisite(s): BIOL 144; CHEM 132; or permission of the instructor.
Offered Spring 2018 and alternate Spring semesters.