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BIOL 023: Introduction to Infectious Diseases

Course Description

This introductory biology course explores infectious diseases, parasites, and human immunity. The course begins with a survey of infectious disease agents, including emerging pathogens, agents of bio-terrorism, and newer complications seen in ancient diseases. The course continues by examining how the human immune system responds to these infections and helps students interpret epidemiological patterns of disease in human populations.

Units: 3

  • Credit - Degree Applicable
  • Transferable to both UC and CSU

Course Details

  • Grade Options: Letter Grade
  • In-Class Lecture Hours: 48 – 54
  • In-Class Lab Hours: 0

Requisites and Advisories

  • Prerequisites: None
  • Co-Requisites: None
  • Advisory: None

Transfer Details

  • CSU/UC: Transferable to both UC and CSU
  • WVC GE: B. Natural Sciences
  • CSU GE: Area B - Scientific Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning: B2- Life Sciences
  • UC/IGETC GE: Area 5 - Physical and Biological Sciences: 5B- Biological Sciences
Last Updated 7/19/23