Biol2420 - Microbiology for Non-Majors (Online)Spring 2020Instructor InformationJeff SchrammEmail: [email protected]Phone: 325-574-7922Office: Building 4, Room 132Office Hours: MTWR 9:30-10:30AM, F 8:00-9:00AM, or by appointmentEmail is the preferred method to contact me.I almost always have access and will respondmuch more quickly than I will to a phone call.If you want to talk to me directly and my officehours do not fit in your schedule, contact me.Lab – Mitch BrumbelowEmail: [email protected]Phone: 325-574-7923Office: Building 4, Room 105Course InformationCourse Description:This course covers basic microbiology and immunology and is primarily di-rected at pre-nursing, pre-allied health, and non-science majors.It provides and introduction tohistorical concepts of the nature of microorganisms, microbial diversity, the importance of micro-organisms and acellular agents in the biosphere, and their roles in human and animal diseases.Major topics include bacterial structure as well as growth, physiology, genetics, and biochem-istry of microorganisms.Emphasis is on Medical microbiology, infectious diseases, and publichealth.The required laboratory activities will cover basics of culture and identifications of bacte-ria and microbial ecology.This course is primarily directed at pre-nursing, pre-allied health, andnon-science majors. Emphasis is on Medical microbiology, infectious diseases, and publichealthAttendance Policy:As an online-only course I will not be taking attendance.Assignments havedesignated due dates that you will be aware of well in advance.Turning in assignments ontime will essentially count as your attendance since I will not reopen materials.There willbe one MANDATORY wet lab that will take place in Snyder on Friday, March 20th.Failure to at-tend is an automatic “F” for the course.
Academic Dishonesty:Students are expected to maintain complete honesty and integrity in theacademic experiences both in and out of the classroom. Any student found guilty of dishonestyin any phase of academic work will be subject to disciplinary action. The institution and its offi-cial representatives may initiate disciplinary proceedings against a student accused of any formof academic dishonesty including, but not limited to, cheating on an examination or other aca-demic work which is to be submitted, plagiarism, collusion, or the abuse of resource materials.Ihave a zero-tolerance policy for cheating, copying work, etc.If I discover any kind of aca-demic dishonesty, I will push for the maximum penalty possible.Understanding what consti-tutes academic dishonesty is your responsibility.If you are unsure about something,ask before submitting it.