This course introduces microorganisms in nature: their cellular and molecular structure
and functions, metabolisms, genetics, gene regulation, and techniques and procedures
used by microbiologists. Emphasis is on microbes that play important roles in human
daily life, especially those that cause disease and impact the environment. Laboratory
emphasizes isolation, cultivation, and identification of bacteria.
Letter Grade Only
- Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
- Lab hours/semester: 48-54
- Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: BIOL 110 or BIOL 130 and BIOL 132 or BIOL 210 or 215 (offered at Skyline College),
or 220 (offered at College of San Mateo) or BIOL 225 or BIOL 230 or BIOL 250 or BIOL
260 and CHEM 192 or CHEM 210 or CHEM 410 or equivalent (any college level biology
course with a lab and any college level chemistry course with a lab).
AA/AS Degree Requirements:Area B2, B3
(CSU GE Area B2, B3), UC (IGETC Area 5B, 5C)