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BISC 2337 : Introductory Microbiology
Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
Biological Sciences (BISC)
Introductory Microbiology
Introductory Microbiology
Spring 2017
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BISC 1115 and 1125; and BISC 1116 and BISC 1126; and CHEM 1111 and CHEM 1112 or permission of the instructor


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BISC 2337 - Introductory Microbiology
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Lecture (2 hours), laboratory (4 hours). Survey of the major groups of microorganisms with emphasis on structure, physiology, ecology, pathogenesis, and biotechnology. Antibiotic resistance and emerging diseases. Includes a significant engagement in writing as a form of critical inquiry and scholarly expression to satisfy the WID requirement. Laboratory fee.
• Students should understand that microbiology is a vibrant discipline and impinges on many of the other biological sciences. • Students will be encouraged to explore, in general terms, the diversity of microbes in each of the three Kingdoms of life. They will know about modern methods of classification, and classification schemes such as Bergey’s Manual. • Students will understand that bacteria are essentially colonial organisms and many undergo both cellular and colonial differentiation during their life cycles. • Students will develop an understanding of the major theories of microbiology, principally monomorphism and the fixity of microbial form and function, the Germ Theory (in its traditional and “molecular” manifestations), and the “pleiomorphic” view of microbes that emphasizes cellular and colonial dynamism in response to environmental stimuli.
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