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MI 198: Directed Reading in Microbiology and Immunology

Fields of study are decided in consultation with sponsoring professor. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum | Units: 1-15 | Repeatable for credit

MI 199: Undergraduate Research

Investigations sponsored by individual faculty members. Possible fields: microbial molecular biology and physiology, microbial pathogenicity, immunology, virology, and molecular parasitology. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum | Units: 1-18 | Repeatable for credit

OSPCPTWN 48: Photographing Cape Town

This class will use the idiom of photography to scrutinize the natural history and culture of Cape Town. We will discuss the rhetoric of photography, as well as photographic composition, syntax, grammar and style. We will use individual pictures as the starting point for scholarly investigations of what makes Cape Town unique both in terms of its nature and its culture. Class assignments will consist of a series of weekly presentations by each student, five presentation write-ups, weekly contributions to the class blog and the class Twitter account, active participation both in-class and online including responses to blog posts, a final exam, a class exhibit, and a complete dossier of each student's work. The presentations write-ups will include photographic and written essays, including scholarly references, on specific topics motivated by what the students have observed. Individual classes will explore specific themes such as Table Mountain, Robben Island, the townships, the history of South Africa, the Cape Floristic Region, South African fauna, local markets, food of South Africa, African penguins, and other birds of South Africa. Enrollment is limited.
Terms: Win | Units: 3

OSPGEN 16: Island Biogeography and Culture of Madagascar

Island biogeography and culture in Madagascar with emphasis on the effects of isolation over long periods time.  Topics include species arrival, adaptive radiation, endemism, island giantism and dwarfism, ecology, energy flow, food webs, and keystone species. Historical perspective to provide a context for contemporary Madagascar.  Comparison with various islands as well as biological versus cultural isolation. Also, effects of perturbing isolation due to natural and anthropogenic effects including invasive micro and macro species, habitat loss, climate change, and pollution. Proposals for habitat preservation and remediation including local and international initiatives. Daily field studies. Location: Madagascar.
Terms: Sum | Units: 2
Instructors: Siegel, R. (PI)
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