MICR 1 Principles of Microbiology
Fundamental concepts of microbiology with emphasis on bacteria. Survey of microbial classification, morphology, physiology, and genetics; beneficial and pathological aspects; growth and control of microbes; virology, immunology, and host-microbe interactions. Important infectious diseases of humans are surveyed. Laboratory exercises examine microbial morphology, physiology, and genetics as well as environmental influences of microorganisms. Laboratory techniques include culturing, examining, and identifying microorganisms. Field trips are required.