Course Descriptions

01:447:390 GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY

 

This course is intended for Life Science majors or those with a strong background in the Biological Sciences.

This course may be used to fulfill the elective requirements of the Biological Sciences major.


Offered

Spring

Credits

4 (includes laboratory)

Prerequisites

General Biology 01:119:115-116-117 or 01:119:101-102 and General Chemistry  01:160:161-162-171 (or higher) and

Organic Chemistry 01:160:307.  Credit not give for both this course and 11:680:390.

Course Description

This is an upper level course that focuses on the basic principles of microbiology. The course is an introduction to the physiology, morphology, pathogenicity, and genetics of groups of microorganisms.

Topics include:

* History and Overview of Microbiology
* Cell Structure and function
* Microbial Growth
* Nutrition, culture, and metabolism
* Virology
* Bacterial genetics
* Microbial evolution and systematics
* Bacteria and Archaea
* Nutrient cycles
* Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology
* Waste treatment
* Anaerobic respiration and Nitrogen fixation
* Antibiotics and chemotherapeutic agents
* Normal Flora, Virulence, Toxins
* Epidemiology
* Microbial Diseases

Course Syllabus

Spring 2023 Draft Syllabus

Course URL

A Canvas course website will be available at the beginning of the semester

Course Satisfies Learning Goals

Microorganisms are an essential component of the human environment and are significant not only for the disease they cause, but also for their ecological, agricultural, pharmaceutical, and industrial benefits. This course will introduce students to the physiology, morphology, pathogenicity, and genetics of groups of microorganisms and their applications. The lab component of the course will introduce microscopy and staining techniques, the growth cycle and generation of a standard curve, physiological characteristics of microorganisms, and bacterial transformation.

 Exams, Assignments, and Grading Policy

Lecture: (50%)

                   Two hourly exams and final exam

Laboratory: (50%)

                  Attendance, Quizzes, Lab Practical, Lab reports, Notebook, Homework, and

                  Participation

Course Materials

Lecture:

TBD 

Laboratory:

TBD

Course Closed?

If this course is closed, please use the following link to add your name to the wait list: Wait List Sign Up for Spring 2023 Courses . If you have any questions, please contact the Division of Life Science - Office of Undergraduate Instruction at 848-445-2075 or visit our office at Nelson Labs B112, Busch Campus.

Faculty

Lecture Coordinator:

Dr. Keating

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Office: BLC 123 (Busch Campus)

 

Laboratory Coordinator

Dr. A. Walczak

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Phone: 848-445-9501

Office: Nelson B131

 


** All information is subject to change at the discretion of the course coordinator.