BIOMI 2900

BIOMI 2900

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2024-2025.

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.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: one semester of introductory biology (or AP biology) and one semester of chemistry, (or AP Chemistry).

Distribution Category (BIO-AS) (OPHLS-AG)

Comments Concurrent enrollment in BIOMI 2911 is highly recommended, but not required. The four-credit option adds one discussion section per week designed to promote active learning and enhance engagement with subjects covered in lecture.

Outcomes
  • Explain the defining characteristics of the major groups of microorganisms and viruses, and their functional roles in human and environmental systems.
  • Explain core concepts relating to microbial cell structure and function, microbial growth and physiology, and microbial evolution and systematics.
  • Explain microbial transformations of energy and matter as they relate to microbial growth and biogeochemical processes.
  • Explain how microbes manage genetic information, its expression, storage, exchange, and evolution.
  • Explain how microbial adaptations facilitate their function in diverse habitats including human hosts.
  • Apply microbiological principles and models in a scientific framework to analyze and solve diverse biological problems that relate to human health and the environment.
  • Critically evaluate information about microbiology from various sources.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: BIOMI 2900

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  1192 BIOMI 2900   LEC 001

    • MWF Morrison Hall 146
    • Aug 26 - Dec 9, 2024
    • Doerr, T

      Hefferon, K

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Prerequisite: one semester of introductory biology (or AP Biology) and one semester of chemistry (or AP Chemistry). Recommended corequisite: BIOMI 2911.

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: BIOMI 2900

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  1193 BIOMI 2900   LEC 002

    • MWF Morrison Hall 146
    • Aug 26 - Dec 9, 2024
    • Doerr, T

      Hefferon, K

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  1194 BIOMI 2900   DIS 201

    • M Stocking Hall 201
    • Aug 26 - Dec 9, 2024
    • Doerr, T

      Hefferon, K

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  2219 BIOMI 2900   DIS 202

    • M Stocking Hall 201
    • Aug 26 - Dec 9, 2024
    • Doerr, T

      Hefferon, K

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  2220 BIOMI 2900   DIS 203

    • T Stocking Hall 201
    • Aug 26 - Dec 9, 2024
    • Doerr, T

      Hefferon, K

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  2221 BIOMI 2900   DIS 204

    • T Stocking Hall 201
    • Aug 26 - Dec 9, 2024
    • Doerr, T

      Hefferon, K

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 20782 BIOMI 2900   DIS 205

  • Instruction Mode: In Person