This course focuses on the general principles underlying the life processes of microorganisms. Topics include microbial cell structure, metabolism, genetics, and growth characteristics. Emphasis is given to disease-causing (pathogenic) microorganisms and the various systems of defense employed by the human host.
Note: This course is not open to Biology, Natural Science, Environmental Science or Biochemistry and Molecular Biology majors.
Three hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory each week for one semester. Four credits.