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BIOL 404 - 2018 SPRING SYLLABUS

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School:
University of Pennsylvania
Course:
Biol 404 - Immunobiology.

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BIOLOGY 404 Basic Immunobiology SPRING 2018 IMPORTANT DATES FOR THE 2018 SPRING TERM January 10 Spring Term Classes Begin Mon classes on Wed January 15 Martin Luther King Jr Day no class January 29 Course Selection Period Ends February 16 Drop Period Ends March 3 11 Spring Term Break Saturday Sunday March 30 April 25 April 26 April 27 April 30 May 8 May 8 Last day to withdraw from a course Spring Term Classes End Reading Days Thursday Friday Final Examinations Monday Tuesday Spring Term Ends NUMBERS EMAILS Mike Cancro TAs 284 John Morgan 215 898 8067 office 215 898 6668 lab cancro pennmedicine upenn edu Glendon Wu glendon pennmedicine upenn edu Jamie Knox knoxjam pennmedicine upenn edu 2 BIOLOGY 404 BASIC IMMUNOBIOLOGY MONDAYS 6 30 to 9 10 PM COURSE GOALS The goals of this course are several First I hope to introduce you to basic principles and current concepts in the field of immunology Second I would like to stimulate your thinking especially from an experimental standpoint about how these principles and concepts are formed Finally I hope you will leave with a foundation that will enable you to learn more on your own through critical appraisal of the literature COURSE DESCRIPTION The course will begin with a general overview of immunity followed by in depth considerations of the underlying cellular molecular and genetic events Finally later discussions will focus upon more specialized issues in immunology such as disease states involving the immune system as well as particularly interesting problems in modern immunology EXAMS There will be two exams EACH WITH A TAKE HOME AND AN IN CLASS PORTION They will be primarily essay or brief answer questions including data interpretation and readings from the primary literature Take home exams will be distributed two weeks before the in class exams and must be turned in with the in class exam Take home exams will not be accepted late In toto the exams comprise 50 of your final grade SCHOLARLY PAPER Every student must write



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