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UW Courses

Undergraduate and graduate-level courses taught or coordinated by FRI faculty. See the UW–Madison Timetable for current class information.

Relevant food safety-related courses for each faculty member or taught by other departments

  • Microbiology 305: Critical Analyses in Microbiology. I, II; 1 cr (B-I). Train students to become scientific problem-solvers, to critically analyze data, and to comprehend the principles of microbiological research via active discussion of a combination of scholarly papers and contemporary, hot topics in our field. Prereq: Microbio 303 or con reg. Yu.
  • Microbiology/Food Science 325: Food Microbiology. I; 3 cr (B-I). Principles of food preservation, fermentation, spoilage, foodborne infections and poisoning. Prereq: Microbio 101 or 301 or 303 or Med Micro 301 or cons inst. Kaspar.
  • Microbiology/Oncology 545: Topics in Biotechnology. II 1 cr (I). Seminars on current topics in agricultural, medical, and industrial biotechnology such as: microbiological production of food, drink, biopharmaceuticals; production methods, genetic engineering (vectors, recombination cloning), continuous fermentation; bioconversion processes and production of chemicals from biomass; plant biotechnology; transgenic animals. Prereq: Biochem 501 and Genetics 466 or equiv. Johnson.
  • Microbiology/Plant Pathology 622: Plant-Bacterial Interactions. Even yrs I; 2-3 cr (B-A). Physiology, genetics, taxonomy, and ecology of bacterial pathogens, epiphytes, and symbionts of plants. Prereq: A course in advanced bacteriology; Genetics 466 or equiv; Biochem 501 or equiv; or cons inst. Barak.
  • Microbiology/Plant Pathology/Genetics/Botany 655: Biology and Genetics of Filamentous Fungi. Odd yrs II; 3-4 cr (A). Fungal genetics, genomics, and physiology using plant pathogenic fungi and the genetic models Aspergillus nidulans and Neurospora crassa as model systems to explore the current knowledge of fungal genetics and plant/fungal interactions. Prereq: Cons inst; Pl Path 300 & 332 recommended; Genetics 466 or equiv; general microbiol crse. Keller and Yu.
  • Plant Pathology 558: Biology of Plant Pathogens. Odd ys I; 3 cr. Explores biology of plant pathogenic fungi, oomycetes, nematodes, bacteria, and viruses, with emphasis on identifying: 1) key traits of each pathogen class, and 2) common strategies used by these microbes. Inquiry-driven laboratory will investigate diverse interactions between plants and their pathogens. Prereq: Pl Path 300 or equiv or cons inst. Barak.
  • Bacteriology Course Catalog
  • Food Science Course Catalog