Mar 20, 2018  
College Catalog 2012-2013 
College Catalog 2012-2013 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BIOL 357 - Immunology

This course is an introduction to vertebrate immunity. Its evolution, cellular and molecular mechanisms, health and disease functions and therapeutic manipulations are explored through approaches including lectures, clinical case studies, extensive reading of the primary literature, problem-solving and an intensive focus on scientific writing. The course typically includes a civic engagement component where students work with health organizations and schools in the Twin Cities area. The course laboratory uses guided exercises and independent projects to focus on current immunological techniques including flow cytometry, magnetic cell sorting and antibody assays. Three hours of lectures and four to six hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite(s): CHEM 112 - General Chemistry II: Energetics and Reactivity , BIOL 255 - Cell Biology and Genetics Laboratory Methods , BIOL 260 - Genetics , BIOL 265 - Cell Biology , and junior or senior standing. (4 Credits)