Students undertake a course of independent study under the guidance of one or more faculty advisors. Readings from textbooks, handbooks, monographs and the scientific periodical literature are assigned in a specific area of microbiology or immunology that is relevant to the student’s interests. The student’s progress is monitored and evaluated through a series of oral or written examinations, oral presentations by the students to the faculty advisors(s), and one or more written essays or term papers based upon the assigned reading. A letter grade is assigned based upon the student’s performance in these exercises. This course may be taken more than once with concentration upon different topics. Available topics include immunology, virology, bacteriology, and microbial pathogenicity. Independent study.
Prerequisites: Prerequisite: MCRM-1010, 1020 or the equivalent, and permission of the instructor.
Conferences: 2 hours/week. Letter-graded.