BIOMI 2900

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2017-2018.

Comprehensive overview of the biology of microorganisms, with emphasis on bacteria. Topics include microbial cell structure and function, physiology, metabolism, genetics, diversity, and ecology. Also covers applied aspects of microbiology such as biotechnology, the role of microorganisms in environmental processes, and medical microbiology.

When Offered Fall, spring, summer (six-week session).

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: two semesters majors-level biology and two semesters college-level chemistry, or equivalent. Highly recommended corequisite: BIOMI 2911.

Distribution Category (PBS-AS)

Comments The four-credit option adds one discussion section per week designed to promote active learning and enhance engagement with subjects covered in lecture.

Outcomes
  • Demonstrate an understanding of core concepts of microbiology, including the evolution and diversity of microbes; cell structure and function; metabolism; information flow and the role of microbes in ecosystems.
  • Recognize and identify the unifying molecular and biochemical characteristics of all living organisms.
  • Describe the major biogeochemical cycles of the Earth and the roles of microorganisms that mediate these transformations.
  • Apply the scientific method, as well as use objective observation and empirical measurement to evaluate alternative ideas concerning the underlying principles that govern biological, physical and chemical processes.
  • Explain fundamental concepts of microbiology, both in written and in oral format.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: BIOMI 2900

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  1455BIOMI 2900  LEC 001

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: BIOMI 2900

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  1456BIOMI 2900  LEC 002

  •  1457BIOMI 2900  DIS 201