Sep 23, 2020  
Fall 2017 Catalog 
Fall 2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BI 212 - General Microbiology

Credit Hours: 2

This is an advanced course dealing with bacteria and other microorganisms (yeasts and molds), their structure and development. The physiology of bacteria, pathogenic organisms and organisms of economic importance are considered.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • introcductory concepts: Discuss microbiology, including history, microscopy, basic chemistry and cell division;
  • microbial nutrition, growth and metabolism: Describe nutrition, growth and metabolism of prokaryotic cells;
  • microbial diversity: Identify prokaryotes and their relationship to human disease. Compare algae, protozoa,slime molds and water molds;
  • microbial genetics: Detail the chemistry of DNA, the molecular basis of mutation and genetic engineering;
  • control of microorganisms: Define and describe sterilization, disinfection and antibiotics, including antifungals and antivirals;
  • microorganisms in the environment: Describe and compare environmental microorganisms. Explain the carbon cycle, nitrogen cycle, sulfur cycle and their relationship to microorganisms; and
  • microorganisms in industry: Discuss microorganisms and their relationship to food spoilage, production of biochemicals, wastewater treatment and bioremediation.

Concurrent Registration: BI 213
F (C, N, S)