BIOL 348 Microbiology (4)
In this course we will investigate how microbes (prokaryotes, eukaryotes, archaea and viruses) profoundly influence Earth’s organisms, ecosystems, chemistry, and geology. Both a historically important and cutting edge discipline, microbiology endeavors to explain the relationships between microorganism and the world around us. You will also master the basic techniques required to handle, culture, and manipulate microbes. In addition, you will learn how to ask interesting and relevant questions, design and conduct appropriate experiments, collect, analyze and interpret the data, and share your findings with the scientific community. You will also practice your communication and writing skills.