Microbiology & Environmental Toxicology Summer Courses


    Aquatic Toxicology (5 credits)

  • METX 80E

    Session 2

    An introduction to the sources, cycling, and impacts of toxicants in aquatic systems, including acid rain, ground water, fresh water rivers and lakes, estuaries, and the ocean. Emphasis is on the properties of toxic chemicals that influence their biogeochemical cycles and factors that influence their toxicity to aquatic organisms and humans. (General Education Code(s): SI.)

    Proposed Instructor: Myra Finkelstein

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  • Microbiology (online) (5 credits)

  • METX 119-01

    Session 1

    Online only class.

    Cell and molecular biology of bacteria and their viruses, including applications in medicine, public health, agriculture, and biotechnology. Prerequisite(s): BIOC 100A or BIOL 101 or BIOL 100 or Chemistry 103. 

    Note: Course includes additional fee for online exam proctoring.

    Visiting Students - prerequisites are lifted in summer. 

    Course video

    Proposed Instructor: Karen Ottemann

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  • Microbiology (5 credits)

  • METX 119-02

    Session 2

    Cell and molecular biology of bacteria and their viruses, including applications in medicine, public health, agriculture, and biotechnology. Prerequisite(s): BIOC 100A or BIOL 101 or BIOL 100 or Chemistry 103. 

    Visiting Students - prerequisites are lifted in summer.

    Proposed Instructor: Jiunn Fong

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  • Microbiology Laboratory (5 credits)

  • METX 119L-01

    Session 2

    An introduction to the principles and practices of laboratory microbiology, with a substantial presentation of optical microscopy. Students are billed a $58 materials fee. Prerequisite(s): previous or concurrent enrollment in 119 and either BIOL 20L, BIOL 101L, or BIOL 102L. Satisfaction of Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Non-majors enroll by permission of the instructor. (General Education Code(s): PR-E.) 

    UCSC non-majors and visiting students - request permission to enroll from the instructor, Todd Hilaker at hillaker@ucsc.edu

    Proposed Instructor: Todd Hillaker

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  • Microbiology Laboratory (5 credits)

  • METX 119L-02

    Session 2

    An introduction to the principles and practices of laboratory microbiology, with a substantial presentation of optical microscopy. Students are billed a $58 materials fee. Prerequisite(s): previous or concurrent enrollment in 119 and either BIOL 20L, BIOL 101L, or BIOL 102L. Satisfaction of Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Non-majors enroll by permission of the instructor. (General Education Code(s): PR-E.) 

    UCSC non-majors and visiting students - request permission to enroll from the instructor, Todd Hilaker at hillaker@ucsc.edu

    Proposed Instructor: Todd Hillaker

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  • Functional Anatomy (5 credits)

  • METX 135

    Session 1

    A rigorous systems-based course in anatomy. Lectures provide an overview of functional anatomy at all levels from the systems to the tissues. Provides a mechanistic understanding of the structures of the body as a foundation for human-health oriented studies. (Formerly BIOL 135.) Prerequisite(s): courses 20A and Biology: Ecology and Evolutionary 20B. Concurrent enrollment in course 135L is required. Enrollment restricted to biological sciences majors and affiliated majors and biology minors. 

    All students - prerequisites and restrictions are lifted in summer.

    Proposed Instructor: Manel Camps

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  • Functional Anatomy Lab (2 credits)

  • METX 135L-01

    Session 1 

    Complements lecture course 135. Emphasizes nomenclature and recognition; includes the embryology and histology of bones, muscles, and internal organs, and the interactions between the systems of the body. Students are billed a $45 materials fee. (Formerly BIOL 135L.) Prerequisite(s): BIOL 20A and BIOE 20B. Enrollment restricted to biological sciences majors and affiliated majors and biology minors. Concurrent enrollment in METX 135 is required. Enrollment limited to 24.

    All students - prerequisites and restrictions are lifted in summer.

    Proposed Instructor: Manel Camps

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  • Functional Anatomy Lab (2 credits)

  • METX 135L-02

    Session 1 

    Complements lecture course 135. Emphasizes nomenclature and recognition; includes the embryology and histology of bones, muscles, and internal organs, and the interactions between the systems of the body. Students are billed a $45 materials fee. (Formerly BIOL 135L.) Prerequisite(s): BIOL 20A and BIOE 20B. Enrollment restricted to biological sciences majors and affiliated majors and biology minors. Concurrent enrollment in METX 135 is required. Enrollment limited to 24.

    All students - prerequisites and restrictions are lifted in summer.

    Proposed Instructor: Manel Camps

    See in Schedule of Classes