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    Muhlenberg College
   
 
  Nov 22, 2017
 
2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
  
2017-2018 Academic Catalog
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BIO 109 - Concepts of Biology: Bubonic Plague to AIDS: The Influence of Infectious Disease on the Human Species & Environment

1 course unit
Infectious disease has and continues to have a profound influence on humans and the environment in which they live.  Bubonic plague, smallpox, syphilis, malaria, and AIDS, as well as other emerging viruses, will be studied as specific examples of infectious disease.  The biology of the microbes involved, their epidemiology, resulting pathology, and control will be discussed.  Emphasis will be placed on the historical, political, and social consequences of infectious disease.
Offered as a course designed for Muhlenberg Scholars.
Prerequisite(s): Students who have taken BIO 150 , BIO 151 , or BIO 152  need permission of the instructor to enroll.
Meets general academic requirement SC.



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