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BIOL 479 Advanced Topics in Biology

This course covers advanced biological topics that vary from semester to semester. Because the content of each section of this course is different, students may take this course more than once for credit. Intended for biology majors in their junior and senior years.


Special information

First day attendance is mandatory.
Note: Enrollment limited to Biology majors and Biology Minors with junior or senior standing, except by instructor permission.
1-5 Undergraduate credits

Effective August 14, 2011 to present

Learning outcomes


  • Explain and apply scientific knowledge in the selected topic of biology, both theoretical and experimental, at the upper division level.
  • Read and interpret primary scientific literature in biology.
  • Recall, explain and apply the concepts, knowledge and vocabulary of biology at the level necessary for success in upper division and/or graduate study in this field.

Spring 2024

Section Title Instructor books eservices
01 Advanced Topics in Biology:Immunology Mwakalundwa, Gwantwa Langeni Books for BIOL-479-01 Spring 2024 Course details for BIOL-479-01 Spring 2024

Summer 2024

Section Title Instructor books eservices
50 Advanced Topics in Biology: Emerging Infectious Diseases Miller, Kayla Irene Books for BIOL-479-50 Summer 2024 Course details for BIOL-479-50 Summer 2024