Biol240-SYLLABUS_s08

Biol240-SYLLABUS_s08 - Biology 240AA/AB: GENERAL...

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1 B B B i i i o o o l l l o o o g g g y y y 2 2 2 4 4 4 0 0 0 A A A A A A / / / A A A B B B : : : G G G E E E N N N E E E R R R A A A L L L M M M I I I C C C R R R O O O B B I I I O O O L L L O O O G G G Y Y Y Syllabus: Lecture & Laboratory, Cañada College, S S S p p p r r r i i i n n n g g g 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 8 8 Lecture: TR, 9:45- 11:00 AM ( Room 22-116 ); Lab AA: TR, 8:10- 9:25 AM ; Lab AB: TR, 11:10-12:25 PM ( Room 20-100 ) Professor: Dr. Nathan Staples Bldg. 5, Room 204F . E-mail: [email protected] . Phone: (650) 306-3251 Office hours : TR 12:30 pm-2 pm (in 20-100), W 10-11AM, 12:30-2pm (in 5-204F). o Office hours also available by appointment ! Please don’t hesitate to ask!! ¾ Course Website: http://www.smccd.edu/accounts/staplesn/biol240/ . Visit often for class news and information, daily lecture slides, biweekly lab quizzes, and informative links. A. Course Information : ± Required Materials: Tortora, Funke & Case. (2007), Microbiology: An Introduction, 9 th ed. OR 8 th ed. Staples, N.C. (2008), General Microbiology Laboratory Manual , Spring 2008 (Edition 3.1) . 4 Orange Scantrons (long, 100 questions on each side, A-E ) ; Sharpened #2 or HB pencils. ± Optional Reference : Leboffe, M.J. & Pierce, B.E. (2004), A Photographic Atlas for the Microbiology Laboratory , 3 rd ed. GOAL : To establish a strong fundamental understanding of microbial biochemistry, cellular structures, metabolism, and genetics, as well as the defense mechanisms our bodies use to fight infectious diseases. In the laboratory, we will practice techniques of microbial isolation, cultivation, identification, and control of microbial growth. We will also explore how these microbes are a part of our daily lives – from the bacteria and fungi that spoil our food, to pathogenic varieties that cause human illness and destroy crops, to beneficial symbiotic bacteria in our digestive tract, and finally to microbes in the soil and trash that are SO important in acquiring and recycling elements and nutrients to provide nourishment for all species . Have fun delving into the mysterious and wonderful world of microscopic life!! ¾ Answer on your notecard: What is your Name, career plan, favorite (G-rated!) hobby? Æ What are your 3 main educational goals for this course?? COURSE LEARNING OBJECTIVES : Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to…… 1. Describe the role of several important discoveries and the renowned scientists who made them during the “Golden Age” of microbiology, and the effects of these discoveries on professional and personal methods and attitudes in human society today. 2. Define the functions that the different types of chemical bonds have in making up biological structures. 3. Recognize the structures, and define the properties and roles of the four major classes of biomolecules in living cells. 4. Recognize and describe the uses of different types of microscopes and staining to study microorganisms.
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This note was uploaded on 08/31/2011 for the course BIOL 240 taught by Professor Staples during the Spring '09 term at Canada College.

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Biol240-SYLLABUS_s08 - Biology 240AA/AB: GENERAL...

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