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SCIĀ 377. Microbiology. 3 Credit Hours.

This course examines life at the microscopic level and is designed to provide an understanding of microbiology and its connectedness to the environment, medicine, agriculture, and industry. Topics will include exploration of the world of bacteria, viruses, protista, and fungi, use of microbes in genetic engineering, food preservation and safety, the role of microbes in biotechnology, industry, and agriculture, antibiotic resistance, viral and bacterial diseases of humans, and the use of microbes or microbial products in bioterrorism. Demonstration exercises will be integrated throughout the course to reinforce lecture topics. This course may be taken with a laboratory to fulfill the laboratory requirement.
Prerequisites: SCI 265 with lab or SCI 251 with lab or permission of instructor
Session Cycle: Spring
Yearly Cycle: Annual.