College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley


December 3, 2012

Spring 2013 | PMB 11: Fungi, History, and Society
Spring 2013 | Big Ideas Courses
Spring 2013 | Other Voices Course

Spring 2013 | PMB 11: Fungi, History, and Society

Interested in Biology and History?

The Department of Plant and Microbial Biology is offering an exciting new lower division course starting in Spring 2013:

PMB 11: Fungi, History, and Society (3 units)

Mondays & Wednesdays, 9-10am, with a lab demonstration Fridays from 10-11 or 11-12 and optional field trips to Pt. Reyes and the Bay Area's famous Cowgirl Creamery. (link class on the UCB online schedule)

Instructors: John Taylor & Tom Bruns

Fungi are everywhere! Fungi are used in the production of foods, medicines, fuels, plant and animal diseases, decay, allergies, and mind-altering drugs. Students in this class will learn about the different types of fungi and learn more about the role that fungi has played in human history and society.

This introductory class is appropriate for all students and no previous experience in Biology is necessary. This is an especially good opportunity for students who are interested in being science majors to take a class with two great Biology instructors. Prof. Bruns and Prof. Taylor are two of PMB's most highly rated and popular professors and both are recipients of the College of Natural Resources Distinguished Teaching Award.

Spring 2013 | Big Ideas Courses

What happens when you bring together two (or more!) outstanding professors, from completely different disciplines, and one BIG IDEA? Add a room full of bright Berkeley undergraduates and let the spirited discussions begin. Big Ideas Courses, an enlightening way to fulfill L&S breadth!

Spring 2013 Courses include:

● Music and Meaning
● Origins in Science and Religion
● Sense and Sensibility and Science
● Societal Risks and Law
● Time

Visit the Big Ideas Courses website for more information.

Spring 2013 | Other Voices Course

A new engaging guest speaker every week!

Mondays (Lecture) & Wednesdays (Discussion)* 12-1 pm
Hearst Field Annex D
2 Units (P/NP) — No prerequisites

* Please note discussion meeting time will not appear on your TeleBEARS schedule.

Freshmen & Sophomores: 28081
Juniors & Seniors: 28336

Explore the diversity of voices in literature through guest lectures and small discussion sections. Develop and express your own voice, and find out more about the research and interests of a variety of professors and departments on campus.

See attached flyer.