Introduction to Immunology
People and other animals, constantly besieged byydisease-causing microorganisms, are more oftenyhealthy than ill. This course introduces theystudent to the reasons for this relative state ofygood health: a complex array of organs (boneymarrow, thymus, lymph nodes, etc.), cellsy(lymphocytes, macrophages, dendritic cells, etc.),yand chemicals (antibodies, lymphokines, etc.) thatyconstitute the immune system. Upon successfulycompletion of this course students will understandythe structures and functions of the innate andyacquired immune systems, and the implications foryhealth and disease.