Summer 2021 - BISC 303 D100

Microbiology (4)

Class Number: 1265

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Aug 13, 2021
    3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    BISC 102 and MBB 231 with a grade of C- or better.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

The biology of micro-organisms and their significance in the understanding of cellular processes. Students are required to come into the lab on average of two hours per week in addition to the four hour scheduled lab each week for project work.

COURSE DETAILS:

Students will be introduced to the unique biology of microorganisms as well as their importance in the environment and in medicine. Lecture topics complement the lab exercises (see below) and will include: Diversity- Structure, function, and taxonomy; Metabolism -  growth and metabolic diversity; bacterial genetics, viruses, symbiosis, pathogenesis, immunology, microbial control and industrial/ environmental applications.

Laboratory Component: The laboratory exercises familiarize students with basic techniques in microbiology. Labs will commence during the first week of classes.  Labs will take place in person, on campus.

Grading

  • Lab Assignments 50%
  • Midterm Exam 15%
  • Final Exam 30%
  • Lecture participation 5%

NOTES:

Lectures will be mostly asynchronous. Any synchronous lecture sessions will be recorded.  
Labs will be in person.

Materials

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

Access to computer and webcam, internet.

REQUIRED READING:

Prescott’s Microbiology  11th Edition (2020) by Willey, Sherwood and Wolverton,  McGraw Hill Higher Education ISBN  9781260597554

Connect (w/ Smartbook ebook) and the hard copy print edition are both acceptable.


Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

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Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html

TEACHING AT SFU IN SUMMER 2021

Teaching at SFU in summer 2021 will be conducted primarily through remote methods, but we will continue to have in-person experiential activities for a selection of courses.  Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112).