BIO 539 — Ecology of Zoonotic Diseases

(Same as EVS 539)

Semester hours: 3 (3R)   Offered: I    Instructor: Fassbinder-Orth

Over the past few decades there has been a resurgence of zoonotic diseases such as SARS and Avian Influenza. Why do zoonotic diseases emerge, and what factors lead to epidemics? This course will address these questions, and apply an ecological approach to an understanding of epidemiology in wildlife populations.

Prerequisites: P: BIO 201, 202, 205 & 206, and one of the following: BIO 390, BIO 432, BIO 451, or BIO 481; Contemporary Composition course; Oral Communication course

Satisfies: Certified Writing