Biology 440: Mycology
I have been the TA for UW Biology's general mycology for five quarters (taught by Dr. Joe Ammirati).
As TA for Biology 440, I teach students about biology, morphology, and ecology of a phylogenetically wide breadth of fungi, including Chytridiomycota, Mucoromycota, Zoopagomycota, Ascomycota, and Basidiomycota. Students also learn compound light microscopy, compound slide preparation, and pure culture technique. My favorite fungus to teach about is Pilobolus (above, on left), and I am especially interested in the morphology of the Mucorales.
I find that mycology is best taught with visual aids wherever possible. Below is a sample of some white board diagrams I have used in teaching students about structure and function in various groups of fungi.