Microbiology – bio340 (3 credits)
This course presents students with the fundamentals and applications of microbiology. Topics will include microbial genetics, microorganisms, diseases, and immunity.
Human Diseases and Immunity
- Differentiate between innate and acquired immune systems.
- Analyze the effect immunology has had on society.
- Explain how diseases are transmitted.
- Define terms related to infectious diseases.
Benefits of Microorganisms
- Identify how microbes affect humans and their environment.
- Analyze the application of genetically engineered products in modern living.
Microbial Growth, Control, and Genetics
- Explain microbial growth and microbial growth control.
- Describe the process of cell division.
- Analyze the role that genetic information plays in biological functions of microorganisms.
Fundamentals of Microbiology and Microorganisms
- Differentiate among types of microorganisms.
- Describe appropriate microscopy and lab techniques.
- Explain historical contributions made by well-known microbiologists.
- Differentiate between the cell structure and functions of eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells.
- Analyze the evolutionary relationships between Eukarya, Archaea, and Bacteria.
- Classify microorganisms by taxonomy.
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