University General Course Catalog 2022-2023 
    Feb 09, 2023  
University General Course Catalog 2022-2023
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BIOL 251 - General Microbiology

(4 units)
Morphology, physiology, classification and culture techniques of prokaryotic and eukaryotic microorganisms.

Prerequisite(s): BIOL 190A  with a “C-” or better or BIOL 189A  with a “C-” or better.

Grading Basis: Graded
Units of Lecture: 3
Units of Laboratory/Studio: 1
Offered: Every Fall, Spring, and Summer

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. discuss how microbes maintain equilibrium of gases in the atmosphere and nutrients in the terrestrial and aquatic areas of the earth.
2. determine what differentiates the minority of pathogenic microbes from the majority of nonpathogenic microbes.
3. describe how ongoing progress in technology has allowed a greater understanding of the role of microbes in human health and the ecology of the earth.
4. use diagnostic tests to distinguish and identify an unknown bacteria.
5. discuss why understanding the nature of microbes, their interactions with each other in communities, and their ability to mutate/change/evolve rapidly affects all parts of the natural world.

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