Seminar course intended to familiarize students with current research in the areas of infectious diseases and immunology. Students attend weekly seminars in the Infectious Diseases and Immunity Colloquium. Students may substitute some seminars in the
series with presentations from the monthly Immunology Research in Progress series. Students are required to enroll during the first two years in the program. Each student will be assigned a session per term to lead class by discussing an assigned
topic relevant to a journal club article. Students will also participate in small group discussions and prepare essays.
Grading will be based on attendance (30%), preparation and discussion leadership (20%), and reflective essays or review essay (50%).
The final course letter grade will be determined using the GSBS grading scale:
- 90-100 = A
- 80-89 = B
- 70-79 = C
- 69 or below = F
*Students are strongly encouraged to complete an overall course evaluation form at the end of the term. The constructive comments and critiques will remain anonymous and will be released to the course directors after all the grades are finalized.
Any appeals for grading changes must be submitted to the instructors responsible for the writing and grading of the question within 5 business days after the student has been notified to pick up the graded assessment. The instructors must report
any grade changes to the course directors.
The GSBS policy states that students taking a full-term graduate course offering are allowed up to three (3) excused absences from any required activity and is determined at the discretion of the course directors. If the course is offered as
an 8-week course, only two (2) absences are permitted. If a student is absent during a session that contributes to the final grade (for example, during a quiz), it will be up to the Course Directors to determine if the student can perform a ‘make-up’
activity, provided that the reason for the absence is a legitimate one. Once a student exceeds and misses more than allowed for the length of the course, the course directors must notify the GSBS Student Affairs Dean, who will then contact the appropriate
As part of your grade, there is a 15% deduction in grade for any assignment turned in late. Professional etiquette should also be practiced. Courtesy should be extended to both the lecturers and students to ensure an optimal learning atmosphere such as
treating others with respect, tardiness, responding to email, in class behavior, etc. Please come to class prepared, ready to participate, and on time.