General Microbiology is designed for the student
who plans to continue in a science related field.
If you are interested in a specilization in
this will be the first course that you will take in the discipline.
It is best taken during your sophomore year.
If you are a biology student, a pre-med student, allied health
student, or any other major with an interest in the science of
BSCI223 is the appropriate course.
*BSCI223 is offered every semester.
*Students who do not have a science background and are interested in
Microbiology are encouraged to enroll in "Microbes and Society" - BSCI
Are you curious about...............
IF so.............................. Take
some courses in Microbiology to find your answers!
- The organism Streptococcus pyogenes, that causes
- Why antibiotics work for strep throat, but not for the flu?
- The fact that for every eukaryotic cell on your body, you
have 10 bacterial cells?
- Cells that can survive at the extremes of the earth's
- Creating a product that can digest oil, treat disease, or
- Why we still do not have a cure for AIDS?
- Why yogurt is labelled "contains active cultures"?
- Gene cloning and biotechnology?
- Cleaning up our environment using bioremediation?
- About the re-emergence of Tuberculosis, the emergence of
SARs and the transmission of the flu?
- The basic properties of microbes?
In General Microbiology you will learn about:
Our future is dependent upon understanding and utilizing
the vast potential of microbes!
- The fundamentals of the discipline:
microbial form and function, bacterial physiology, microbial ecology,
virology, bacterial genetics, epidemiology, immunology , and pathogenic
- The applications of microbiological concepts to
the fields of nutrition, biotechnology, medicine, agronomy and
- The diversity within the microbial world,
- The historical significance of the
microbiological discoveries and the people involved.
American Society for
information - Spring
BSCI 223 Course information - Fall
Department of Cell Biology and Molecular
Maintained by A. Smith
January 19, 2004