BIO 205 - General Microbiology at Southwest Virginia Community College

Course Description

Effective: 2021-08-01

Explores the structure and function of microorganisms and their relationship to the environment and humans. Emphasizes the various groups of microorganisms, their growth and metabolism, roles in the functioning of ecosystems, genetics, their roles in human health, the use of microbes in industrial applications and biotechnology and methods of microbial control.
Lecture 3 hours. Recitation and laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits

General Course Purpose

This course will enable biology majors to build a solid and broad foundation in their understanding of the biology of microorganisms and their roles in ecosystems, human health, and biotechnology applications. The course includes lecture and hands-on laboratory components. Both components will emphasize giving students a firm understanding of the importance of microorganisms and the techniques used to study them.

Course Prerequisites/Corequisites

Prerequisites: ENG 111, BIO 101, BIO 102, and CHM 111 Corequisite: CHM 112

Course Objectives

Major Topics to be Included

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