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Microbiology

Course Number: 
BIO-348
Minimum Credits: 
4
Microbiology introduces the student to the structure and function of prokaryotic life forms and relevant eukaryotic microbes. Topics addressed include diversity in habitat and metabolic capabilities, historical and current impacts (both positive and negative) on humans and human society, and control and evolution of medically relevant forms. Upon completion of this course, students will be competent in handling microorganisms in lab, understand the importance of microbes to the human state, understand how the metabolic diversity of microbes impacts the earth in its current form, understand that evolution is a central concept in biology, a concept that includes biodiversity, adaptability, change, survival, and mutagenesis, and how evolution fits into a study of microbiology.