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BIOL 2420 - Microbiology for Non-Science Majors (Lecture + Lab) +

Semester Hours: 4 | Lecture Hours: 3 | Laboratory Hours: 4
This course covers basic microbiology and immunology and is primarily directed at pre-nursing, pre-allied health, and non-science majors. It provides an introduction to historical concepts of the nature of microorganisms, microbial diversity, the importance of microorganisms and acellular agents in the biosphere, and their roles in human and animal diseases. Major topics include bacterial structure as well as growth, physiology, genetics, and biochemistry of microorganisms. Emphasis is on medical microbiology, infectious diseases, and public health. Lab activities cover basics of culture and identification of bacteria and microbial ecology.
Required Prerequisite(s): TSI met in Math, and Reading and Writing.
Recommended Prerequisite(s): MATH 1314  

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