PLSCS 1120

PLSCS 1120

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2021-2022.

We live on a microbial earth. If we happen to consider microbes in our daily lives most people conjure images of disease, but in reality we depend on microbes to sustain our world. This course showcases the vast microbial world that hides in plain sight all around us and use microbial examples to explore both fundamental biological principles and the scientific method. Course modules emphasize basic concepts from evolution, molecular biology and genetics, diversity, and ecology. Learn about the tiny titans and miniature monsters that are the life support system of our planet, how they have shaped human civilizations, and how they reveal the unifying principles of life.

When Offered Fall, Summer.

Distribution Category (BIONLS-AG, OPHLS-AG)

Outcomes
  • Describe the major biogeochemical cycles of the Earth.
  • Recognize and identify the unifying molecular and biochemical characteristics of living organisms.
  • Describe the importance of evolution as a cornerstone of biology.
  • Apply the scientific method, as well as learn how science uses objective observation and empirical measurement to evaluate alternative ideas concerning the underlying principles that govern biological, physical and chemical processes.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one laboratory. Combined with: BIOMI 1120

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  1003PLSCS 1120  LEC 001

    • MWFernow Hall G24
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Buckley, D

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    The first lab meeting will be on September 3.

  •  1004PLSCS 1120  LAB 401

    • FWing Hall 108
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Buckley, D

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 18529PLSCS 1120  LAB 402

    • FWing Hall 114
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Buckley, D

  • Instruction Mode: In Person