Biol320 F2019 syllabus 190920.docx - CSUSB CNS/Department of Biology BIOL320 – Biology of Microorganisms Fall 2019 Syllabus – Lecture and Lab

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CSUSB CNS/Department of Biology BIOL320 – Biology of Microorganisms Fall 2019 Syllabus – Lecture and Lab sections General Information: Instructor: Jeremy Dodsworth Office: BI-312 Office Phone: (909) 537-7396 Email: [email protected] Office hours: Tu Th 12-2 pm, or by appointment. Lecture classroom/time: CE-107, M W F 10:40-11:50 am Laboratory classroom/time: BI-213, M W 1:00-3:50 pm Final exam: Friday December 6th, CE-107 10:00-11:50 am Class website (accessed through CSUSB blackboard): Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or higher in BIOL300 is a prerequisite for all upper division courses offered by the Department of Biology. Course Description : This course will cover basic topics in microbiology, including structure, function and metabolism of Bacteria and Archaea, as well as an introduction to virology and eukaryotic microbes. Some topics of particular interest will be (1) bacterial physiology and metabolism, (2) microbial genetics , (3) microbial pathogenesis and human-microbe interactions , (4) virology , (5) environmental microbiology and microbial ecology, and (6) bacterial cell culture techniques. Special emphasis will be placed on developing a broad understanding of the diversity of bacterial species, ecological significance of microbial life, and the interactions of plants, humans, and other animals with microbes. This course includes lecture and laboratory components . Student performance in the lecture section will be evaluated based on homework assignments, student presentations, two exams, and a cumulative final exam. Performance in the laboratory will be assessed in two lab practical exams, two lab reports on unknown culture identification, performance on pop quizzes at the beginning of lab, and notebook quality. Course materials: 1) Textbook: Willey, Sherwood, Woolverton. Prescott’s Microbiology, 10th edition. 2016 Hardcover: ISBN-13: 978-1259281594 2) Lab Manual: Harley. Laboratory Exercises in Microbiology, 10th Edition. 2016 Spiral-bound: ISBN-13: 978-1259657573 Note- there are several available packages (soft and hard cover; textbook and lab manual together; ebook for the textbook). The hard and soft cover versions are the same, any combination that includes a textbook (hard copy or electronic book) and hardcopy lab manual is acceptable. Also, there are earlier versions of the textbook and lab manual available, e.g. the 8 th and 9 th editions. While it is recommended to get the 10 th edition (because this is what your instructor will be using), most of the material is the same; if you choose to get earlier editions, you do so at your own risk and are still responsible for all course material as printed in the 10 th edition. 3) Lab notebook . You will need some sort of lab notebook to record experimental procedures and results in. This can be any type of notebook, e.g. a simple spiral-bound notebook or a binder with loose-leaf pages, or a more formal lab notebook. But it does have to be something that you can turn in; notebooks will be collected for nominal “grading” twice during the quarter.
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