BIOLOGY 207 - Microbiology
Fall 2020, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: Biology (BIOLOGY)
Department: LSA Biology
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Details

Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
BS, NS
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Cost:
>100
Lab Fee:
25.00
Enforced Prerequisites:
BIOLOGY 171, (172 or 174), & 173; BIOLOGY 192 & 173; or BIOLOGY 195 & 173.
Other Course Info:
Satisfies a Biology laboratory requirement. F and W.
BS:
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:
Instructor:

Description

The lectures describe the basic biology of microbial life, with emphasis on bacteria (Domain Bacteria and Domain Archaea) and information on eukaryotic microbes (protists, fungi, and unicellular algae) of Domain Eukarya.

Lecture material in the course is divided into four approximately equal sections.

  1. The first section examines the historical origins of microbiology as a science; bacterial and eukaryal cell structure and function, and bacterial nutrition, cultivation, and carbon and energy metabolism.
  2. The second section addresses molecular biology of bacteria, including DNA replication, transcription and translation, regulation of gene expression, genomics, and bacterial viruses.
  3. The third section of the course covers microbial evolution, metabolic and ecological diversity, nutrient cycles, and symbiotic interactions.
  4. The final section of the course describes medically related topics, including host-pathogen interactions, epidemiology, immunology, and bacterial, viral, protozoan, and fungal pathogenesis.

Course Requirements:

Grades for the course are based on four exams from lecture material, as well as through various smaller stakes assessments (quizzes, pre-class surveys, and engagement with the textbook through Perusall - we recommend renting or purchasing the book directly through Perusall) together with assessments of laboratory skills (either in person or online) and reports.

Intended Audience:

The course is required for the Microbiology concentration, and it is appropriate for the Biology and the Cell and Molecular Biology concentrations.

Class Format:

This course in microbiology consists of a combinations of social reading platform interactions with the textbook materials, shorter recorded lecture highlights, two synchronous (and recorded) one and a half hour class sessions with more active engagement with the learning materials, and one laboratory session each week, which will be either fully online or taken as a hybrid based on student preference.

The laboratory sessions are designed to guide the development of skill in fundamental aspects of microbiological work.

Schedule

BIOLOGY 207 - Microbiology
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 Online
11663
Open
12
 
-
TBA
Note: LAB SECTIONS BEGIN THE WEEK OF SEPT 7.
002 (LAB)
 Online
11671
Open
1
 
-
Th 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: Labs are closed to adding or swapping after the first week of classes. Students should contact the section instructor to request an override.
003 (LAB)
 Online
11665
Open
1
 
-
Tu 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Note: Labs are closed to adding or swapping after the first week of classes. Students should contact the section instructor to request an override.
004 (LAB)
 Online
11666
Closed
0
 
-
Tu 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: Labs are closed to adding or swapping after the first week of classes. Students should contact the section instructor to request an override.
005 (LAB)
 Online
11667
Open
4
 
-
Tu 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Note: Labs are closed to adding or swapping after the first week of classes. Students should contact the section instructor to request an override.
006 (LAB)
 Online
11668
Open
1
 
-
W 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Note: Labs are closed to adding or swapping after the first week of classes. Students should contact the section instructor to request an override.
007 (LAB)
 Online
11669
Open
3
 
-
W 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: Labs are closed to adding or swapping after the first week of classes. Students should contact the section instructor to request an override.
008 (LAB)
 Online
11670
Closed
0
 
-
Th 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Note: Labs are closed to adding or swapping after the first week of classes. Students should contact the section instructor to request an override.
009 (LAB)
 Online
11664
Closed
0
 
-
M 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: Labs are closed to adding or swapping after the first week of classes. Students should contact the section instructor to request an override.

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