An introduction to the principles and practices of microbiology.  Topics covered include: the nature and behavior of microorganisms; principles of growth and reproduction of microorganisms; identification of microorganisms using staining, pure culture, biochemical and antigenic techniques; and the epidemiology, clinical features, laboratory diagnosis and appropriate control measure for microbial diseases caused by viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoa and helminthes.

Prerequisite:  C or better in BIOL108G or C or better in BIOL110G or permission of Department Chair.

Fall/Spring semesters