MICR 100 - Microbes and Society
(3 units) CO4L
Covers the role of microbes in our daily lives. Includes the role of microbes in the environment, food production, biotechnology and health as well as the positive and negative effects of microbes. Four laboratory experiences required.
Prerequisite(s): MATH 120 or co-requisite. Co-requisite: MATH 126 or higher.
Grading Basis: Graded
Units of Lecture: 3
Offered: Every Fall and Spring
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. identify the structural characteristics of the major groups of microorganisms and outlining the diversity of microbial life.
2. discuss the mechanisms of microbial growth and contrasting the methods used to control the growth of microorganisms.
3. demonstrate how microorganisms are used in genetic engineering and biotechnology.
4. identify foods that owe their existence to microbes and contrasting the role of microorganisms in food production and spoilage.
5. outline how microbes are used in sanitation and waste removal, bioremediation, pollution, and water treatment.
6. state the role of microorganisms in natural cycles and evaluating the role of microorganisms in health and disease.
7. distinguish between specific and nonspecific forms of disease resistance in host organisms.
8. perform basic microbiological laboratory techniques to generate and analyze data.
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