Course Description

This course overviews the origin, definition, classification, life cycle, and structure of viruses. Students will define basic virology terms to prepare to continue their studies in more advanced virology classes. This course will discuss viruses causing pandemics of the 20th and 21st centuries to emphasize the importance of studying and understanding viruses.


This course may apply toward the Biomedical Sciences Curiosity interdisciplinary badge.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define viruses and reflect on theories of their origin.
  • Break down the life cycle of a virus.
  • Link virus groups to selected specifics in the life cycle of various viruses.
  • Associate historically important outbreaks, epidemics, and pandemics with viruses and related pathologies.
  • Discuss the importance of vaccination.

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Section Title
Introduction to Virology
Online Asynchronous
Jan 10, 2022 to Jan 28, 2022
Fee (Includes Tuition and Technology Fee)
Eligible Discounts Can Be Applied at Checkout credit (1 units) $350.00
Potential Discount(s)
Available for Credit
1 units
  • Helena Fabryova
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