Course Descriptions

01:146:474 IMMUNOLOGY


This course may be used to fulfill the elective requirements of the Biological Sciences major.



 Fall 2019 (moving forward the course will only be taught in the Fall semesters)




General Biology 01:119:115-116 or 01:119:101-102

Genetics 01:447:380 or 01:447:384

Recommended: General Microbiology 01:447:390

Course Description 

Fundamental principles of immunology with emphasis on innate and adaptive immune responses, as well as the generation of immunoglobulin and T cell receptor genes and proteins. We will also study the immune response and how it is related to diseases, including hypersensitivity reactions, autoimmunity, bacterial and viral infections (including HIV) and cancer.

Course URL 

The Sakai website will be active during the semester

Course satisfies Learning Goals 

1. Master factual and conceptual knowledge in Immunology that will provide a solid foundation for success in advanced training and professional careers.

2. Develop an ability to summarize, integrate and organize information and relate it to disease outcomes.

3. Use scientific reasoning to evaluate the potential for current research and new discoveries to improve our understanding of immunology and its relevance to human health- in our society as well as globally.

Exams, Assignments, and Grading Policy 

4 exams will be given. Each exam will cover approximately the same amount of material.  There is no comprehensive final. The fourth exam will be given at the scheduled time in the Final Exam Period.  Exams will consist primarily of multiple-choice questions but may have short essay questions as well.  Quizzes, which will be accessed through the Sakai website, may be given at the discretion of the instructor and if given, will constitute up to 5% of the final grade.

Course Materials 

Janeway's Immunobiology. Murphy, 8th Edition

Course Closed? If this course is closed, please use the following link to add your name to the wait list at: Wait List Sign Up for Fall 2022 Courses .  If you have any questions, please contact the Division of Life Sciences - Office of Undergraduate Instruction at 848-445-2075 or visit our office at Nelson Biological Laboratories B112, Busch Campus.


Course Coordinator:

Dr. Peng Jiang 
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Dr. Brian Daniels

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** All information is subject to change at the discretion of the course coordinator.