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Course Descriptions Microbiology (MICR)


Updated for 2014-2015

MICR 130 General Microbiology (3)

This course covers the fundamentals of microbiology and the role of microorganisms in the environment and in human affairs. Viruses, bacteria, algae, protozoa and fungi are described and their economic importance is discussed. Other topics include cell structure and metabolism; microbial genetics; medical, food, water and soil microbiology. Emphasis is given to medical aspects—bacterial and viral diseases, immunology and chemotherapy. Class meets for 3 hours of lecture per week. (DB)

Prerequisite: ENG 21 and 22 with a grade of C or better or equivalent

MICR 140 General Microbiology Laboratory (2)

Experiments involve aseptic technique and manipulation of microorganisms under laboratory conditions to illustrate the basic principles of microbiology. Primarily for students majoring in the health sciences. Class meets for two 2-hour lab sessions per week. (Formerly MICR 130L) (DY)

Prerequisite: Completion of MICR 130 with C or better, or concurrent registration in MICR 130.

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