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2022-2023 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
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BIOL 432 - Microbe-Host Interactions

Units: 3
The intimate relationships between a variety of hosts and their symbionts, including symbiont biology and notably, microbial contributions to human evolution, physiology, health and disease.

Prerequisites: BIOL 320.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground.
Grading: A-F grading only.
Course Typically Offered: Fall ONLY

Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
  1. Use examples to explain how symbioses are now used to design modern medical and agricultural therapeutics.
  2. Discuss emergent data on the role of microorganisms on the regulation of human physiology;
  3. Discuss the roles of microorganisms on behavior of self and non-self principles, and further, their roles in animal cognition;
  4. Describe how the human microbiome can be used to understand principles behind human health and disease;
  5. Compare and contrast hypotheses and theories of the origin of the eukaryotic cells and assess the impact of these ideas on contemporary views of evolution;
  6. Discuss how biological novelties arise through symbioses.

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