Jun 15, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin 
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BIOL 134 - General Microbiology

Semester Hours: 4

Fall, Spring

The study of microbial cell structure, physiology, ecology, genetics, and taxonomic diversity. Laboratory exercises focus on identification, growth, metabolism and genetics of prokaryotes, with special emphasis on bacteria. Course will provide extensive experience in the cultivation of various microorganisms. Consideration is given to interaction of microbes with the environment, including humans.  Students will participate in group-based interactive workshops, in which they will be expected to engage fellow students in collaborative discussions (3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory).

Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
BIO 011 or BIOL 113 ; BIO 012 or BIOL 112 CHEM 003A  and CHEM 004A 003B  and 004B .   Biology, pre-medical majors, or permission of instructor. Fulfills one of the two upper-level lab courses required for a biology major.  Lab fee additional. 

Credit for either BIOL 134 or BIO 025. (Formerly BIO 025.)

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