Upper-Division

METX 101 Sources and Fates of Pollutants

Presents in-depth important principles of environmental toxicology related to the introduction, transport, and fate of toxicants in aquatic and terrestrial environments, including environmental chemistry and biogeochemical cycles as well as exposure pathways and uptake by organisms. Additional emphasis placed on susceptibility and effects of toxicants across organ systems, toxicokinetic and biomarkers of exposure, and effects at the ecosystem level. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 201.

Credits

5

Instructor

The Staff, Chad Saltikov

METX 102 Cell and Molecular Toxicology

Emphases of biochemical, cellular, and organ system basis of intoxication, including dose-response relationships, biotransformation of toxicants, biochemical mechanisms underlying toxicity, factors influencing toxic action, and biomarkers of exposure. Emphasizes effects of various classes of toxins, including heavy metals and persistent synthetic organics, with a focus on susceptible biochemical/cellular processes of the central nervous, immune, hepatic, and renal target organ systems. Designed for advanced undergraduates. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 202. (Formerly Cellular and Organismal Toxicology.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Donald Smith

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): BIOL 20A and BIOE 20B or equivalent; BIOL 100 and BIOC 110 recommended. Enrollment restricted to juniors and seniors.

Quarter offered

Winter

METX 119 Microbiology

Cell and molecular biology of bacteria and their viruses, including applications in medicine, public health, agriculture, and biotechnology.

Credits

5

Instructor

Karen Ottemann, Victoria Stone

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): BIOC 100A or BIOL 101 or BIOL 100 or CHEM 103.

Quarter offered

Fall, Spring, Summer

METX 119L Microbiology Laboratory

An introduction to the principles and practices of laboratory microbiology, with a substantial presentation of optical microscopy. Students are billed a materials fee.

Credits

5

Instructor

The Staff, Fitnat Yildiz, Karen Ottemann, Chad Saltikov

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): previous or concurrent enrollment in METX 119 and either BIOL 20L, BIOL 101L, or BIOL 102L. Satisfaction of Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment restricted to biological sciences and affiliated majors, proposed majors, and minors. Other majors by permission.

General Education Code

PR-E

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

METX 125 Practicing Safe Science

Introduces research safety principles and practices. Instructors and guest experts discuss research hazards and control measures. Students explore the safe use of research methods and materials via hands-on and outside exercises. Issues include compliance with hazardous waste and other environmental safety regulations.

Credits

2

Quarter offered

Winter

METX 135 Functional Anatomy

A rigorous systems-based course in anatomy. Lectures provide an overview of functional anatomy at all levels from the systems to the tissues. Provides a mechanistic understanding of the structures of the body as a foundation for human-health oriented studies. (Formerly BIOL 135.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Manel Camps

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): courses 20A and Biology: Ecology and Evolutionary 20B. Concurrent enrollment in course 135L is required. Enrollment restricted to biological sciences majors and affiliated majors and biology minors.

Quarter offered

Spring

METX 135C Cadaver Dissection Laboratory

Dissection of a human cadaver under the direction of an anatomy instructor.

Credits

2

Instructor

M. Camps

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): METX 135 and METX 135L, or ANTH 102A.

Repeatable for credit

Yes

METX 135L Functional Anatomy Lab

Complements lecture course 135. Emphasizes nomenclature and recognition; includes the embryology and histology of bones, muscles, and internal organs, and the interactions between the systems of the body. Students are billed a materials fee. (Formerly BIOL 135L.)

Credits

2

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): BIOL 20A and BIOE 20B. Enrollment restricted to biological sciences majors and affiliated majors and biology minors. Concurrent enrollment in METX 135 is required.

Quarter offered

Spring

METX 140 Molecular Biology of Prokaryotes

Focuses on several aspects of prokaryotic molecular biology. Covers transcriptional regulation, translational regulation, DNA replication and segregation, protein secretion, transport of small molecules, control of metabolism, stress response, bacterial differentiation, signal transduction, biofilm formation, and motility. Strong focus on experimental techniques and approaches used in prokaryotic molecular biology. Focus on model bacteria such as Escherichia coli and Bacillus subtilis.Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 240.

Credits

5

Instructor

Karen Ottemann

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): METX 119.

METX 144 Groundwater Contamination

Analyses of contemporary problems in groundwater contamination, based on current scientific understanding of contaminant transport in aquifers. Topics include both theoretical concepts and case studies.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): EART 110B.

METX 145 Medical Geology

An interdisciplinary analysis of natural geochemical processes that impact human health and of anthropogenic processes that exacerbate those impacts.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 1A, CHEM 1B, CHEM 1C, CHEM 1M, and CHEM 1N.

METX 150 Introduction to Research and Experimental Design

Lecture-based course for advanced undergraduates actively engaged in undergraduate research (e.g., independent study or senior thesis). Emphasizes basic lab skills, including laboratory safety and handling of laboratory equipment; experimental design; scientific record keeping; and literature searching, review, and management.

Credits

5

Instructor

Karen Ottemann

METX 151 Scientific Writing and Presentation

For advanced undergraduates who are actively engaged in undergraduate research (e.g., independent study or senior thesis). Emphasizes the collection, reduction, analysis, management, and interpretation of scientific data; the presentation of scientific data in written and oral formats; and further development of critical thinking.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements.

METX 160 Coastal Environmental Toxicology and Policy

Interdisciplinary analysis of the scientific basis and policy development to regulate and manage environmental pollutants in coastal waters. Focuses on case studies involving aspects of environmental toxicology and policy including environmental monitoring and regulatory programs; ecosystem restoration; and regulating the environmental impacts of coastal development.

Credits

3

Instructor

Michael Connor, Gary Griggs

Requirements

Enrollment restricted to sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students.

METX 170 Drug Action and Development

Lectures and case studies explore principles and approaches in drug discovery and development, emphasizing concepts in pharmacology; medicinal chemistry; and genomics- and bioinformatics-based approaches to drug discovery to illustrate pathways from discovery through development for clinical use. Cannot receive credit for this course and course 270. (Formerly Frontiers in Drug Action and Discovery.)

Credits

5

Cross Listed Courses

CHEM 170, BME 170

Instructor

D. Smith

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): BIOL 100 or CHEM 103 or BIOC 100A; BIOL 110, and BIOL 130 and BIOL 130L or BIOL 131 and 131L are recommended. Enrollment restricted to juniors and seniors.

Quarter offered

Spring

METX 195 Senior Thesis

An individually supervised course, with emphasis on independent research culminating in a senior thesis.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

METX 195F Senior Thesis

An individually supervised course with emphasis on independent research culminating in a senior thesis.

Credits

2

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

METX 198 Independent Study

Provides for individual programs of study (a) by means other than the usual supervision in person or (b) when the student is doing all or most of the coursework off campus. With permission of the department, two or three courses may be taken concurrently, or the course repeated for credit.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

METX 198F Independent Study

Provides for individual programs of study (a) by means other than the usual supervision in person or (b) when the student is doing all or most of the coursework off campus. With permission of the department, two or three courses may be taken concurrently, or the course repeated for credit.

Credits

2

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

METX 199 Tutorial

Reading, discussion, written reports, and laboratory research on selected topics.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

METX 199F Tutorial

Reading, discussion, written reports, and laboratory research on selected topics.

Credits

2

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer