Credits: 3

Microbiology is the study of the classification, structure, and function of microbes, with emphasis on disease- causing bacteria, viruses, protozoans and fungi. We will also study the control of microbial growth, study of basic laboratory techniques used in microbiology: use of the microscope for viewing microbes, staining techniques, bacterial morphology and staining patterns, preparation of media culture, and microbial identification techniques. This course is recommended for students in the health fields or students seeking a course with labs for their liberal arts education. This course contains a lab component. (Prerequisites: Successful completion of General Biology 1 or equivalent.) Offered Summer.