Fall 2023 - BISC 303 D100
Class Number: 1839
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Sep 6 – Oct 6, 2023: Tue, Thu, 9:30–10:20 a.m.
Oct 11 – Dec 5, 2023: Tue, Thu, 9:30–10:20 a.m.
Exam Times + Location:
Dec 16, 2023
Sat, 12:00–3:00 p.m.
Office: SSB 6153
Prerequisites:BISC 102, MBB 222, and MBB 231, all with a minimum grade of C-.
A broad introduction to micro-organisms (bacteria, viruses and archaea) with an emphasis on their molecular biology, metabolism, physiology, and interactions with their hosts and environment. Labs introduce students to modern microbial techniques.
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, 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.
- • Lab Assignments 50%
- • Midterm Exam 15%
- • Final Exam 35%
Laboratory Component: The laboratory exercises familiarize students with basic techniques in microbiology. Labs will commence during the first week of classes. Students are required to participate in approximately one hour of open lab time per week (on Wednesdays and/or Fridays) in addition to scheduled lab times.
Prescott’s Microbiology 12th Edition (2023) by Willey, Sherwood and Wolverton, McGraw Hill Higher Education ISBN 9781264088393
Connect (w/ Smartbook ebook) and the hard copy print edition are both acceptable.
REQUIRED READING NOTES:
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