MIC 102 Syllabus Spring 2010

MIC 102 Syllabus Spring 2010 - MICROBIOLOGY 102 Spring 2010...

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Unformatted text preview: MICROBIOLOGY 102 Spring 2010 Microbiology 102 serves as a general introduction to fundamental aspects of the microbial world and to the importance of microorganisms in global element cycles and in infectious disease. Instructor: M. Singer 268 Briggs Hall Email: mhsinger@ucdavis.edu Phone: 2‐9005 Office Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays from 10‐12 in 268 Briggs Hall Brief Topical Outline: Below is a tentative lecture schedule and reading list. The text is optional; however, I STRONGLY suggest reading assignments to be done prior to the lecture. This is also to be used in MIC 105 and is an excellent resource. Overview of Topics (Tentative Schedule) Reading in Text 3/30 T Overview of microbial life 1 and 2 4/1 Th Microbial Cell biology 3 T Microbial Cell biology/ Microbial Growth 18, 19, and 20 4/6 4/8 Th Microbial Growth Quiz 1 4 and 5 T Nutrition/metabolism 13 and 14 4/13 4/15 Th metabolism/Review Quiz 2 T Exam 1 4/20 4/22 Th Bacteriophages and Viruses 6 and 11 T An overview to Microbial Diversity Quiz 3 18, 19 and 20 4/27 4/29 Th Bacterial Genetics and Central Dogma 7, 8 and 9 T Bacterial Genetics and Central Dogma Quiz 4 7, 8 and 9 5/4 5/6 Th Microbial Evolution and genomics 17 T Biotechnology and Food Microbiology Quiz 5 16 5/11 Th Biotechnology and Food Microbiology/review 16 5/13 5/18 T Exam 2 Th Human Interaction 23 5/20 5/25 T Immunology 24 Th Epidemiology Quiz 6 28 5/27 6/1 T Microbial pathogenesis 25 Th Microbial pathogenesis Quiz 7 26 6/3 Prerequisites: Bis 1A or 2A, make sure you are familiar with this material it will serve as the bases for this course and most of the information will be assumed. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 GRADING: Tests will be based on the material presented in the lectures. The associated readings are HIGHLY recommended. The reading is designed to further explain topics discussed in class as well as to reinforce the lecture material. There will be two midterms, 7 quizzes and a cumulative final. All Quizzes will be given in the first 10 minutes of class; once the announcement to turn them in is given, all quizzes must be turned in; No make ups and late quizzes. You get to drop your 2 lowest quizzes. The class will be graded on a curve and your final grade will be determined from a total score based on the following: MAKE UP TEST: If you have a sudden illness or family crisis, you must bring a written statement to that effect from the Health Center, Counseling Center or your own physician in order to be eligible for a make‐up test as stated in University policy. Make‐up tests will be either essay style or an oral examination. REGRADES: All requests for regrades must be submitted to me in writing by the beginning of the next class period after the tests have been handed back. Only written requests will be honored. In your request for a regrade, you must identify each item you want reevaluated and explain why you believe your answer was graded improperly. In the case of a regrade, the entire midterm will be reevaluated. Point distribution on a problem is NOT negotiable. 2 Midterms, 100 pts. 5 Quizzes 10 pts 1 Final, 150 pts Total 200 (50.0 %) 50 (12.5%) 150 (37.5 %) 400 pts The only exception to this rule is if there was a math error in assigning your grade. If a math error occurs, please bring it to our attention the day you receive your test back or by the beginning of the next class. LECTURE There are two lectures each week, Tuesday (T) and Thursday (Th) from 2:10 to 4 PM. I will post the slides on smart site to be used for each lecture at least 24 hrs prior to class. I strongly suggest that you not only go over the slides but go over the reading before class. While the text is not required it is extremely useful and will be used in MIC 105. The text is “Microbiology: an evolving science”, by J. Slonczewski and J. Foster. If you are unable to attend lecture, it is YOUR responsibility to to contact a classmate to find out what you missed. ...
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