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2022-2023 Westminster College Catalog 
2022-2023 Westminster College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BIO 113 - Global and American Epidemics

Semester Hours: 4

An introductory course for non-science majors which explores the causes, pathobiology, epidemiology, and treatment of selected worldwide infectious diseases, with a special focus on the United States. The course will emphasize infectious diseases that have impacted American society and shaped our public health infrastructure. It will include an introduction to public health and epidemiology which will be then followed by discussions on selected infectious diseases. During laboratory sessions, students will learn about scientific communication, through reviewing and presenting scientific literature, learn about laboratory methods used to diagnose and study infectious agents, and acquire skills in epidemiological research and outbreak investigations. This course meets the Scientific Discovery Intellectual Perspective requirement (SD).

Intellectual Perspective: SD
Lab Included: LB