Jun 14, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog Archived Catalog

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BIOM 260N - General Microbiology

Credit(s): 3

Prerequisite(s): BIOB 160  or Biology Department’s consent.
A survey of the morphology, physiology, and classification of bacteria and other microorganisms, this course considers the applied aspects of microbiology. (Spring Semester)

Course Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the course, students will be able to
  • Describe the characteristics of the major groups of microorganisms, and discuss their diversity.
  • Describe the concepts of microbial evolution, phylogeny, metabolism, regulation, genetics, and molecular biology.
  • Describe the role of microbes in natural (human and non-human) ecosystems.
  • Discuss the role of pathogenic microbes in infectious diseases, epidemiology, and public health.
  • Discuss the prevention, treatment, and control of infectious diseases, and the immune responses to infectious agents.
  • Apply scientific concepts and methods of inquiry.

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