BIO 226 Parasitology
A course designed to introduce students to the major groups of animal parasites. Emphasis in lectures and discussion of primary literature is placed on general principles, including diversity, morphology, transmission biology, and the ecology and evolution of the different parasite taxa. The laboratory work includes the detailed consideration of particular parasite species as representatives of larger groups, as well as an independent research project on the parasites of a selected host species. This course is offered alternate years. Next anticipated offerings will be fall semesters of 2010 and 2012.
Prerequisite: Biology 101 or Biology 112 or permission of instructor.