Dec 01, 2023  
2020 Summer Session Catalogue 
2020 Summer Session Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BI 351 - Mycology - Biology of Fungi

Instructor: LTC Emily L. Lilly
Location: Online Semi-Asynchronus See Details Below
Credit Hours: 3

This course explores the biology and importance of fungi, including yeasts, molds,  mushrooms, and fungus-like organisms. Topics span morphology, physiology, life history, ecology, and evolution of fungi, fungal pathogens and diseases, and the use of fungi in global cuisine and industry. Course techniques draw from field collection, classroom observation, experimentation, and literature analysis. Prerequisite(s): BI-111, BI-112 & BI-113 or BI-101 & BI-102

Remote Summer Session I Delivery Method:  Semi-asynchronous 

There will be no mandatory meeting times, but there will be several due dates each week.  PowerPoints, videos, readings and activities will be posted on Canvas.  Assessments will be in the form of discussion fora, quizzes, and projects.  There will virtual “labs”, where students will do background research and learn about methods, and then analyze photographs or data sets of results.  Some projects will be hands-on, but will require only readily available materials. We will be using an open source digital textbook as well as current scientific literature. All readings will be free of cost and provided over Canvas.  No special software will be required. 

Final Exam: June 19th 8 - 11 a.m.