Credits: 3

Prerequisite: BIOL 1250 General Biology l

Co-Requisite: none

This course presents students with the classification, structure, and function of microbes. Emphasis is on disease-causing bacteria, viruses, protozoa, and fungi, physical and chemical methods of control, microbial genetics, host defenses, and applications in medicine. The lab component focuses on basic microbiology laboratory techniques: use of the microscope for viewing microbes, staining techniques, bacterial morphology and staining patterns, preparation of media culture, and microbial identification techniques.

Transfer Curriculum Goal(s): 2, 3