Course Schedule - Spring Semester 2022

     

COLL 155 001 (CRN: 25692)

INTRODUCTION TO EXTREMOPHILES

Long Title: FANTASTIC MICROBES AND WHERE TO FIND THEM (WILL RICE)
Department: College Courses
Instructor: Warkentine, Amilia A.
Meeting: 8:00PM - 8:59PM M RZR 113 (10-JAN-2022 - 22-APR-2022) 
Session: Full Term - No WL Purge
Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
Course Type: Seminar
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Method of Instruction: Face to Face
Credit Hours: 1
Course Syllabus:
Course Materials: Rice Campus Store
 
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
Undergraduate
Section Max Enrollment: 19
Section Enrolled: 3
Waitlisted: 0 (Max 99) 
Current members of the waitlist have priority for available seats.
Enrollment data as of: 29-JAN-2023 3:53AM
 
Additional Fees: None
 
Final Exam: No Final Exam
Final Exam Time:
27-APR-2022  
2:00PM - 5:00PM W TBA TBA
 
Description: Sometimes, truth really is stranger than fiction. From bacteria that survive in scalding waters to viruses mistaken for bacteria, microbes challenge our views of biology. Exceptions abound for seemingly fundamental rules. Although “mitochondria are the powerhouse of the eukaryotic cell,” monocercomonoides do not have them. What can these strange microbes reveal about life and its limits? In this course, we will study a variety of curious creatures and understand the mechanisms behind their existence. We will also delve into the broader evolution of microbes by exploring topics such as antibiotic resistance and the possibility of life on other planets. By discussing current scientific literature and preparing a presentation for an in-class conference, students will discover associations between different organisms and topics. Everyone, regardless of scientific background, is welcome to come and explore the fantastic world of microbes.