Microbiology Lec/Lab (MCBC)
Meets General Education requirement. A study of the morphology, physiology, and metabolism of microorganisms; methods of media preparation; culturing and control of selected pathogens and sterlization/disinfection techniques; industrial applications of microbiology; and bacterial genetics. Students will develop knowledge, comprehension, and performance skills applicable to professional growth in: (a) the structure, metabolism, and activities of microbes including viruses, bacteria, protists, animals and fungi, (b) the major issues of microbiology, especially those related to human health and the environment, (c) the techniques of asepsis, staining, test interpretation, and culture, (d) the role and functional importance of the microbial world and its influences on professional and leisure life, and (e) fundamental techniques used in microbiology laboratories. Three hours lecture; three hours lab per week.
This course gives students opportunity to understand the relationship of theory to practice through participation in a service-learning experience. Students are required to complete 20 hours of volunteer work, a service-learning contract, and an oral and written reflection of the experience.
Upper level course in microbiology designed for majors as well as those enrolled in pre-professional programs. This course includes treatment of microorganisms including archaeans, bacteria, viruses, protists, protozoans, and certain fungi. Also includes topics such as history, taxonomy, comparative microbiology, pathological microbiology, microbial physiology and metabolism, microbial genetics, and applied and ecological microbiology.