Apr 14, 2021  
College Catalog 2020-2021 
College Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BIOL 312 - Microbiology

This course is an introduction to the diverse field of microbiology, including prokaryotes, archaea, viruses, and eukaryotic microorganisms. We will explore the ways microbes interact with their environments, in particular their diverse and complex relationships with humans. The course includes regular discussion of primary literature and an emphasis on written and oral communication. In the laboratory, students will practice fundamental microbiology techniques and data analysis, and lead hypotheses-driven independent investigations. Three lecture hours and one three-hour laboratory each week.  Prerequisite(s): BIOL 170 ,   and  CHEM 211  recommended. Offered most years, fall semester. (4 Credits)