General Microbiology - Micro 20 (4 Units)
This course is a comprehensive study of microorganisms, including their structure, metabolism, methods of multiplying, and classification. The techniques used to control microorganisms and the human body's defenses against microbial attack are emphasized. The laboratory covers the microscopic examination of microorganisms, aseptic techniques, the cultivation of bacteria, the effects of anti-microbial agents, and the influence of the environment on bacterial growth.s
Textbook: Tortora, Funke, Case. Microbiology: an Introduction, 12th ed., Benjamin Cummings Publishing Co.
Lab Manual: Leboffe, Pierce. Microbiology Laboratory Theory & Application, Brief 3rd ed., Morton Publishing Company. Customized for WLAC
Prerequisites: Biology 3A, 3B.
Recommended: Successful completion of English 28.
Student Learning Outcomes:
At the end of the semester, the student will be able to:
- Understand the physiology, molecular composition, identification of microorganisms, and the structure and replication of infectious particles
- Understand and discuss the characteristics of infectious diseases, and the molecular and cellular principles of the human immune response to them.