This course covers basic microbiology and immunology and is a non-science majors course. It provides an introduction to historical concepts of the nature of microorganisms, microbial diversity, the importance of microorganisms in the biosphere, and their roles in human and animal diseases. Emphasis is on medical microbiology, infectious diseases, and public health. The lab covers the basics of culture and identification of bacteria as well as microbial ecology.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of high school biology or BIOL41G.