Fall 2023

Disease Ecology with Lab

Listed in: Biology, as BIOL-201


Michael E. Hood (Sections 01 and 01L)


Advances in organismal biology hinge upon an understanding of natural history and are enhanced by quantitative observation, hypothesis formation, and experimentation with systems that occur in nature. In this course, we will apply these principles specifically to the study of infectious diseases in natural populations. With a combination of lecture, discussion, and field-based activities, the course will focus on deriving important questions and the variety of approaches to address them. While covering the fundamentals of disease ecology, the applicability of the field-based approaches to other areas of organismal biology will be emphasized as a foundation for further studies. Three classroom hours and three laboratory/fieldwork hours per week.

Requisite: BIOL 181. Limited to 16 students. Fall Semester. Professor Hood.

How to handle overenrollment: Preference given to biology majors and by class year.

Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: Independent research, oral presentations, group work, in-class quizzes or exams, quantitative work, lab work, outside research activities


2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2023