University General Course Catalog 2021-2022 
    Jun 28, 2022  
University General Course Catalog 2021-2022
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MICR 276 - Introduction to Microbiology

(3 units)
Survey of the biology of microorganisms. Topics include microbial structure, physiology, genetics, and evolution; virology; and environmental microbiology.

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 121A  and CHEM 121L  or CHEM 201 . Corequisite(s): BIOL 191A .

Grading Basis: Graded
Units of Lecture: 3
Offered: Every Spring

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. demonstrate general knowledge of the various types of microorganisms known to exist and learn their general characteristics including cell morphology and physiology, taxonomy and environmental importance.
2. be able to explain relationships and apply appropriate terminology relating to the structure, metabolism, genetics and ecology of microorganisms and viruses.
3. explain principle of information flow within a cell, regulation of cellular activities and metabolic processes.
4. explain principles of physical and chemical methods used in culturing and controlling growth of microorganisms.
5. explain the mechanisms of inheritance of genetic information in microorganisms: the causes, consequences and uses of mutation; exchange and acquisition of genetic information.
6. explain the interactions and impact of microorganisms in the environment including the principles of adaptation and natural selection; symbiosis; microbial recycling of resources: microbes transforming the environment.

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