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BIOL& 260 - Microbiology

Credits: 5
Introduces the characteristics and activities of microorganisms with emphasis on the role of microorganisms in medicine, the environment and industry. Topics include microbial classification, growth, metabolism, the role of microorganisms in disease, and immune responses of the host. Laboratory portion includes culture, identification and control of selected microorganisms.

Enrollment Requirement: AP 104 BIOL&212 , or BIOL&242  with a grade of 2.0 or higher; and eligible for ENGL&101 ; or instructor consent.

Satisfies Requirement: Natural Science or Lab Science
Course Fee: $40.00

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Acquire a basic knowledge of the structure and function of diverse microorganisms.
  2. Define and apply basic microbiology terms.
  3. Use sterile and safe handling techniques in the laboratory to growth and characterize microorganisms.
  4. Describe the role of specific microorganisms in human pathologies and describe immune responses of the host. 

Program Outcomes
  1. Recognize and use essential components of effective reasoning to evaluate information and to improve the quality of their own thinking.
  2. Apply relevant criteria and intellectual standards when evaluating their thinking as well as the thinking of others.
  3. Provide reasons for the conclusions they reach or accept and assess the relevance and adequacy of those reasons.   
  4. Demonstrates active listening and close reading skills.
  5. Connect past learning with current topics.

College-wide Outcomes
  • Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.

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