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Course Equivalency Tool (Montana University System Common Course Changes)

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Microbiology


MB 501     PRINCIPLES & TECHNIQUES OF ANIMAL EXPERIMENTATION

MB 515     ADVANCED MICROBIAL ECOLOGY

MB 520     MICROBIAL PHYSIOLOGY

MB 525     ADVANCED IMMUNOLOGY

MB 528     ADVANCED GENETICS

MB 530     VIROLOGY

MB 535     GENOMIC ANALYSIS

MB 536     EXPLORING MICROBIOLOGY

MB 537     ADVANCES IN MOLECULAR EVOLUTION

MB 538     CELL AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

MB 539     INFECTION AND IMMUNITY

MB 540     APPLIED MICROBIOLOGY

MB 541     MICROBIAL GENETICS

MB 542     MICROBIAL ECOLOGY

MB 544     ADVANCED BIOINFORMATIC

MB 552     ADVANCED SOIL & ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY

MB 575     PROFESSIONAL PAPER

MB 589     GRADUATE CONSULTATION

MB 590     MASTER'S THESIS

MB 591     SPECIAL TOPICS

MB 592     INDEPENDENT STUDY

MB 594     SEMINAR

MB 598     INTERNSHIP

MB 690     DOCTORAL THESIS


Course Equivalency Tool (Montana University System Common Course Changes)

MB 501 PRINCIPLES & TECHNIQUES OF ANIMAL EXPERIMENTATION
F 3 cr. LEC 2 LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: BIOM 360.
-- Ethical, humane, anatomical, physiological, environmental and legal considerations involved in the use of laboratory animals will be discussed and information on non-animal alternatives provided. Bio-methodological procedures, including anesthetic and surgical techniques will be demonstrated and/or practiced in the laboratory.

MB 515 ADVANCED MICROBIAL ECOLOGY
S alternate years, to be offered odd years 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: BIOM 415.
-- Critical review of literature on the distribution and activity of microorganisms in natural microbial communities based on microbial adaptation and physical, chemical and biological features of the microenvironment. A critical discussion of literature and approaches. Cross-listed with LRES 515.

MB 520 MICROBIAL PHYSIOLOGY
F 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: BIOM 360 and BCH 380.
-- An in-depth examination of microbial cell structure and function, bioenergetics, and intermediary metabolism and control. Students will also be expected to consider biochemical function within the context of genomic sequences, and be able to formulate predictions for carbon and energy flow.

MB 525 ADVANCED IMMUNOLOGY
S alternate years, to be offered even years 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: BIOB 410.
-- Recent advances in immunochemistry, immunogenetics, immunopathology, molecular and cellular immunology. Cross-listed with IMID 501.

MB 528 ADVANCED GENETICS
S alternate years, to be offered odd years 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: BIOM 450 or equivalent.
-- Recent advances in microbial genetics with an emphasis on molecular genetics and eukaryotic gene expression.

MB 530 VIROLOGY
F 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: BIOB 425 or BCH 441/442 and graduate status.
-- Fundamentals of virology with emphasis on animal viruses of medical importance. Molecular aspects of structure, replication transmission nand host response to viral infection will be covered.

MB 535 GENOMIC ANALYSIS
F 4 cr. LEC 3 Lab 1
PREREQUISITE: Permission of instructor needed.
-- The quantity of sequence information deposited into databases necessitates that scientists train in both discovery and hypothesis-based research that utilizes these resources. This class will cover experimental design, database searching and management, sequence alignment, molecular pattern recognition, and phylogenetics.

MB 536 EXPLORING MICROBIOLOGY
Su 3 cr. ONLINE 3
PREREQUISITE: BS in Biology or equivalent degree
COREQUISITE: Graduate standing or petition approval from the Vice Provost of Graduate Education.
-- Explore microscopy, prokaryotes. microbial eukaryotes, viruses, acellular agents, microbial evolution, diversity, by focusing on an experimental microcosm. Ideal for middle/high school/lower level college teachers and others in education and outreach roles, e.g. museums, zoos, National Parks, nature preserves, environmental health.

MB 537 ADVANCES IN MOLECULAR EVOLUTION
F 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: BIOM 410 or 450 or 455 or 528 or 538 or BIOL 402 or BCH 380 or BCH 441 or BIOB 475.
-- The educational objectives of this course are to provide graduate students with a basic introduction to molecular evolution. The study of molecular evolution encompasses the origin and evolution of life on earth at the molecular level.

MB 538 CELL AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
Su 2 cr. LAB 2
PREREQUISITE: BIOM 360, BCH 380 or BIOL 402, MB 536, or the equivalent.
COREQUISITE: Graduate standing or petition approval from the Vice Provost of Graduate Education.
-- An inquiry-based laboratory in prokaryotic and eukaryotic C&MB provides training in microbiological techniques: recombinant DNA, phylogenetic analyses, growth, cell cycle regulation, gene expression, protein purification, and immunoassays. Current literature and laboratory discussions cover molecular approaches for investigating complex cellular mechanisms.

MB 539 INFECTION AND IMMUNITY
Su alternate years, to be offered even years 3 cr. IND 3
PREREQUISITE: BIOB 410 or BIOM 435 or BIOM 431.
COREQUISITE: Graduate standing or petition approval from the Vice Provost of Graduate Education.
-- An inquiry-based study of recent advances in understanding the etiology, pathogenesis, chemotherapy and prevention of infectious disease which includes analysis of current literature, case histories, and online sources of information. This course is intended for practicing teachers and those in the MSSE program.

MB 540 APPLIED MICROBIOLOGY
F 3 cr. IND 3
PREREQUISITE: MB 536 and MB 541 or equivalent course.
COREQUISITE: BS in biology or equivalent; Graduate standing or petition approval from the Vice Provost of Graduate Education.
-- Biotechnology, industrial microbiology, antimicrobial chemotherapy, public health, epidemiology, climate change, food water, wastewater, extreme environments, space travel, biodegradation, bioremediation and bioaugmentation. Ideal for middle/high school/college teachers, and others in education/outreach, e.g., museums, zoos, National Parks, nature preserves, environmental health.

MB 541 MICROBIAL GENETICS
Su alternate years, to be offered odd years 3 cr. LEC 3
-- Prokaryotes provide much of the understanding of fundamental genetics for all organisms, especially through in vivo and in vitro genetic tools. Transcription, translation, mutation and recombination are considered, so that science teachers understand of fundamentals of genetics. This course is intended for practicing teachers and those in the MSSE program.

MB 542 MICROBIAL ECOLOGY
S 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: MB 536 or equivalent course or BS in Biology.
COREQUISITE: BS in biology or equivalent; Graduate standing or petition approval from the Vice Provost of Graduate Education.
-- Ecology of microorganisms, their nutrition, growth, control, metabolism, biogeochemical cycling, natural environments, habitats and interactions. Centered on an experiment, this discovery-based course is ideal for middle/high school/lower level college teachers, and others in education/outreach roles, e.g., nature facilities, environmental health.

MB 544 ADVANCED BIOINFORMATIC
S 4 cr. LEC 3 Lab 1
PREREQUISITE: MB 535. This requirement can be waived at instructor's discretion.
-- This course will cover advanced topics in Bioinformatics, including genome assemblies and functional annotations of proteins. This training will enable students to make confident predictions from biological sequences and to develop testable hypotheses that will guide their experimental work.

MB 552 ADVANCED SOIL & ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY
S alternate years, to be offered even years 3 cr. LAB 3
PREREQUISITE: BIOM 452 or consent of instructor.
-- Advanced laboratory course. Microorganisms are targeted for isolation and characterization, emphasizing those not normally encountered in general microbiology laboratory. Biochemical cycling, contaminant biodegradation, extremophiles, and plant-microbe interactions are typical topics is investigated. Students employ classic and novel cultivation approaches, identifying microbes based morphology, physiology, and phylogeny. Cross-listed with LRES 552.

MB 575 PROFESSIONAL PAPER
F,S,Su 1-4 cr. IND Maximum 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing and committee approval.
-- A research or professional paper or project dealing with a topic in the field. The topic must have been mutually agreed upon by the student and his or her major adviser and graduate committee.

MB 589 GRADUATE CONSULTATION
F,S,Su 3 cr. TUT
PREREQUISITE: Master's standing and approval of the Dean of Graduate Studies.
-- This course may be used only by students who have completed all of their coursework (and thesis, if on a thesis plan) but who need additional faculty or staff time or help.

MB 590 MASTER'S THESIS
F,S,Su 1-10 cr. IND Maximum 20 crs.
PREREQUISITE: Master's standing.

MB 591 SPECIAL TOPICS
On Demand 1 - 4 cr. Maximum 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Upper division courses and others as determined for each offering.
-- Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number.

MB 592 INDEPENDENT STUDY
On Demand 1 - 3 cr. IND Maximum 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing, consent of instructor, approval of department head and Dean of Graduate Studies.
-- Directed research and study on an individual basis.

MB 594 SEMINAR
F,S 1 cr. SEM 1 Maximum 4 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing or seniors by petition. Course prerequisites as determined for each offering.
-- Topics offered at the graduate level which are not covered in regular courses. Students participate in preparing and presenting discussion material. There are separate sections for departmental seminar, general/environmental and biomedical microbiology journal clubs and graduate reading; consult the Department of Microbiology Graduate Student Handbook for specific requirements.

MB 598 INTERNSHIP
On Demand 2 - 12 cr. IND Maximum credits unlimited
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing, consent of instructor and approval of department head.
-- An individualized assignment arranged with an agency, business or other organization to provide guided experience in the field.

MB 690 DOCTORAL THESIS
F,S,Su 1-10 cr. IND Maximum 30 crs.
PREREQUISITE: Doctoral standing.

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