Environmental Microbiology - CE 40350/60350, GH60350  (Fall 2013)

Bacteria are everywhere.  They survive in extreme environments that include the deepest ocean regions, hot springs (like Old Faithful), Antarctica, and Death Valley.  These organisms span the gamut of utility as some bacteria are absolutely required to maintain our own health while other bacteria display pathogenicity where the smallest of doses can kill.  Separate from these extremes, there are other bacteria being utilized everyday in various industries to generate chemicals, antibiotics, food products, and clean water.  This course will address the fundamental processes used by all bacteria, the chemical reactions and molecular interactions mediated by bacteria to function and survive, and the diversity and specific characteristics of several specific bacterial genera and species.

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Water, Disease, and Global Health - CE 40355/60355, BIOS 60610, IDS 40800, GH 60355, STV 40455   (Spring 2013)

The main emphasis of the course will be to study the diseases important to both the developed and developing world.  Basic principles of public health, epidemiology, infectious disease microbiology, immunology, and engineering application will be learned utilizing both local and global examples.  Particular emphasis will be given to diseases transmitted by water.  As a complement to environmental engineering design classes, this class will focus upon the disease agents removed in properly designed municipal water and waste systems.

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