Introduction to Microbiology
12 credits and Chemistry 121, and Biology 110 and 120 or Biology 110 and 130, and English 099
This course provides an introduction to the fields of bacteriology, virology, mycology, and parasitology. Topics include microbial morphology and classification of important bacteria, fungi, protozoa and viruses, with representative examples of each. Microbial metabolism, growth requirements, genetics, and reproduction will also be discussed, as well as methods of controlling microbial growth. A survey of medically important microbes will also be included in the course.