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BIOL 531 - Parasitology

Class Session: Thursday, January 18, 2018 - Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Credit: 4 semester hours of undergraduate/graduate credit

Prerequisites: 300-level biology course or equivalent

Instructor: Marguerite Frongillo

Note: If you have any difficulty enrolling in this course, such as a closed section, contact Emily Davis (USC Distributed Learning) at 803-777-7211, 800-922-5877, or

Course Description

Parasites of biological, economic, and public health importance. Cross-listed Course: ENHS 661 and EPID 661. Note: Three lecture and three laboratory hours per week.

General Information

This course requires students to view lectures online and attend weekly lab sessions at USC Columbia. Cross-listed with ENHS 661 and EPID 661

On-Campus Sessions/Orientation Information

Students will be required to attend one weekly laboratory session at USC Columbia on Mondays in the Coker Life Science Building room 103. Sections J10 and J50 lab meets 12:00 - 2:45 p.m.; sections J11 and J51 lab meets 3:30 - 6:15 p.m. Some labs require dissection of freshly killed vertebrate animals for living parasites.

Course Delivery Type

A Web course is taught using one or more web delivery platforms such as Blackboard, Streaming Video, Adobe Connect etc. Students must have access to a high-speed Internet connection. More information will be provided by the instructor in the course syllabus.

(One or more synchronous components will REQUIRE meeting face-to-face or Online).

Course Materials

See course syllabus for materials information.

Syllabus Information

Available online in Blackboard.

.Video Streaming Assistance.

Information on technical requirements and getting started with video streaming can be found here.

Information is accurate as of August 19, 2018, 3:18 pm (Subject to change)

Special Fee Notification

Students may be required to be proctored during online test completion. If students are unable to attend test proctoring sessions in person at the Distributed Learning office, additional fees may apply for online test proctoring if the course requires online testing.

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