2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin

BIO 211 Microbiology

3 hours 

This course is focused on the fundamental principles of Microbiology. Lecture topics include: microbial cell structure and function, microbial genetics, and host-microbe relationships. Special topics will explore current advances in technology and medical research, such as the human microbiome, synthetic biology, and emerging infectious diseases. Homework assignments will address ethical issues in microbiology such as the role of microbes in genetic engineering, vaccination, and widespread antibiotic usage in medicine and agriculture.




ENG 101, BIO 104, CHE 103 (or CHE 101 + CHE 102)