4.00 credits

(4,3,0) hrs

15 wks

This course will introduce students to basic principles of microbiology with applications to human health. The main focus of the course is on the biology of bacteria. Major topics include cell structure and function, metabolism, genetics, and involvement in human pathogenesis. Some aspects of virology and the human immune response will also be covered. Laboratory exercises will introduce students to standard microbiological lab techniques.

Prerequisites

BIOL 111 or BIOL 113

Course Notes

BIOL 203 is an approved Science and Technology course for Cap Core requirements. BIOL 203 is an approved Quantitative/Analytical course for baccalaureate degrees.

BIOL 203 is an approved Science course. BIOL 203 is an approved Laboratory Science course.

Course Outlines